Mining permits are a hot-ticket item these days. Highsec is swarming with New Order Agents on the constant lookout for Code violations. Who wouldn't want to buy safety for their mining equipment--especially at such low, low prices?
A fellow named Doctor Schutz was mining away in the Leremblompes system with a fail-fit Venture. Agent Mildron Klinker is a pillar of the Leremblompes community, so he took it upon himself to put a stop the dastardly deed.
Our Agents see everything. In fact, Mildron had already been keeping a close watch on Doctor Schutz. Two days earlier, the good Doctor purchased a Covetor--from none other than Mildron Klinker. So after the Venture was destroyed, Mildron knew there was still an unlicensed Covetor unaccounted for. He swore he'd find it.
Several days later, he did. Doctor Schutz's fail-fit Covetor was brought to justice.
The Code is an acquired taste. Some miners become interested in the Code after they lose one mining ship. Other miners need multiple lessons. Having lost two mining vessels to the same Agent, Doctor Schutz was ready to talk.
It's like I always say: If you want to strike up a conversation with a silent carebear, suicide ganks are a great ice-breaker.
Unable to deny the importance of a mining permit, Doctor Schutz sent in the 10 million isk he owed.
At last, the miner was on the winning team. Mildron couldn't have been happier for him.
In no time at all, the newly compliant miner was reaping the benefits of New Order citizenship.
The Doctor's alt repaid Mildron's kindness by purchasing a mining permit. Excellent! Nevertheless, the Code isn't some scam that extorts 10 million isk from the miners; it demands so much more. To ensure that Doctor Schutz was fully committed to his new path, Mildron decided to make a surprise visit to Leremblompes.
The visit was supposed to be a fun little reunion, but it turned into a nightmare. Everything was as Mildron feared: Doctor Schutz and his alt were both mining AFK. As the minutes ticked by, Mildron hoped against hope that Doctor Schutz would respond in local. But he didn't.
Nearly 10 minutes after he was greeted in local, the silent pilot of a fail-fit Retriever was ganked.
Doctor Schutz finally returned to his keyboard, explaining away his absence by saying he'd been in corp chat. Then he sent Mildron a dreadful EVEmail. Was this an aberration, or a sign of things to come?
It was like Doctor Schutz was a completely different person. All traces of the permit owner Mildron once knew were gone. The spirit of compliance no longer flickered in the Doctor's eyes. In its place: Bot-aspirancy.
To be continued...
Looks like someone bought a permit but didn't read the Code.ReplyDelete
You can't TL;DR these things.
Compliance brings lifeReplyDelete
Lack thereof brings shooty death
It's not that hard, guys
Compliance makes you one of the SHEEPLE, maria. I prefer the alternative, shooting you pirates on site...Delete
Carebears must think rules are only for others....ReplyDelete
Your "rules" are only for weak individuals that are willing to give up thief freedom...that is why I don't follow your rules, highsec belongs to the Empires, not the buffoon...ReplyDelete
Dont forget that a majority of the weak individuals are agents of the new order themselves. To bad they dont police their own actions, would be nice to see some of them gank the alts of agents while they are mining.Delete
If I were to discover that an agent had an AFK mining alt, I would gank it without hesitation.Delete
The Code clearly states that it is a living, breathing document.ReplyDelete
Which means it can be killed.
The answer is so easy, yet carebears constantly blind themselves. It's as if they are feeding the New Order content themselves, and demanding that CCP take away the spoon they themselves are using.
That the code is a living breathing document means, I think, that it can be changed. It's an admission that the document may not be perfect in its current incarnation, and that there may be more to learn, or better ways to do things. As EvE changes, so too must the people who live there evolve.Delete
CODE argues that miners are not learning, listening, adapting, or changing. That's where the bot-aspirant accusation comes from. When faced with a challenge that forces them to adapt, they react with anger, and petition the developers to make the world a more boring and static place. The argument continues that if you make hisec boring, new players will find EvE boring, and quit before experiencing anything fun, and that's bad for long term revenue, but I digress.
You can fight CODE, but I don't think it's feasible to kill the Code. It would just evolve to cope instead.
code is nothing more, or less than the Blood Raiders, Sansha, or Gurista pirates are, the only thing that really separates code from those other pirate groups is that code is more fun to kill, trying to make out like they are the law or that they really matter...Delete
More fun in hisec isn't a bad thing, though, right?Delete
You're right that they're pretending to be the legitimate law or authority of high security space in New Eden, but then again, so are we all pretending to be infinitely cloneable space cowboys loaded with space bucks for the duration of our stay there. If they want to roleplay I can't think of a reason to stop them.
The way this miner just turn back away from the code lead me to believe he was highjacked by none other then Veers. Yes that's right i predict in part #2 we will find out how the evil lawyer and man lover Veers found a way to jack this miner and despoil the whole area around lemonblopes.ReplyDelete
Doctor Schultz's bedside manner, as seen in those mails to Mildron Klinker, suggest that he must not have graduated from one of the better space medical schools. That said, I wish him the best of luck in getting himself up to full Code compliance. The ethics of space medicine demand nothing less.ReplyDelete
And in other news today that actually matters, Leonard Nimoy passed today at the age of 83.ReplyDelete
As Spock would say, "Live long and prosper."
Fare thee well Mr. Nimoy. I wish you well on your journey.
Leonard Nimoy will be remembered a hundred years from now easy.ReplyDelete
James 315 however, will be forgotten probaly before eve shuts down.
Won't mourn Leonard Nimoy like
We mourned Vile Rat.
Who is vile rat? Oh yea, like 2 whole short news stories on him. *yawn*Delete
Leonard Nimoy has already had a few dozzen news stories in less then 24 hours.
Vile rat did what again?....oh yea, a low level assistant to a low level diplomat in a back water country. *yawns again*
Leonard Nimoy did what? Actor in dozzens of movies, was reconised everywhere he went, still has a fan club in the millions. Director of several of the trek movies.
Yea i guess your right that we wont mourn him like you did with vile rat, since there is more trek fans and nimoy fans who will and are mourning him far far more then you lot did for vile rat.
"Leonard Nimoy will be remembered a hundred years from now easy.Delete
James 315 however, will be forgotten probaly before eve shuts down.
Veers Bevlar was forgotten by his mom and raised by bears from the hit cartoon series "Carebears". Oopsy bear took on the lead role as father figure while Wish bear breast fed and taught Veers all he knows about AFK incursions.
R.I.P. mr nimoy, you have your own asteroid named after you now :)
Side note @ ming, Something real for a real important person, unlike your vile rat/sean smith. Not that sean smith wasent important, just not as important.
Vile Rat was someone who actually put his life on the line, and put himself in harm's way, and was actually killed in the line of duty protecting his embassy.Delete
Leonard Nimoy was just an actor who played a "character," and who died peacefully in a bed.
We have a saying in Eve: "Real life is more important than games."
It's too bad that Star Trek Online players don't have the same sensibilities.
Actully ming, your wrong again. While mr nimoy didnt die in the service of his country, he was also a service man in the united states army, achieving the rank of sergent. He had done more by the age of 20 then sean smith did his entire life, and continued to be active all his life. Before you talk, maybe look up info on mr nimoy first? Here is his facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leonard-Nimoy/106158489415923#Delete
Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy
Be a bit more informed before you talk ming, it wont make you look quite as stupid.
How am I wrong? Isn't someone that actually made the commitment, served in a foreign country, and died in the line of duty to enemy fire better than someone who just played that role on a TV show that lasted what? Three whole seasons?Delete
I'll bet you also think George Clooney is about as important as Leonard Nimoy, especially since he played a soldier in all those movies.
And again ming shows how stupid he is.Delete
Keep it up ming, im starting to doubt your iq is even in the double digits lately.
How is the treasury dwindling? I see ridiculous killmails in Uedema and Niarja.ReplyDelete
Sometimes you must give the carebear hope so that you can later put a large chunk of isk in the wallet later to crush its dreams later. Think of it like a bank that works in both directions.Delete
*and the vultures descend*Delete
Vultures, that describes code to a T. They both are at the bottom of the list of predators, going after dead and nearly dead animals...Delete
Interesting that, as a new player, I would have this much impact on Mildron Klinker's life to post a new blog series on the main page of minerbumpers. Honestly, I'm honored, after only knowing Mildron maybe two weeks? This is a very nice surprise. After all, I am a Doctor, and apparently impact lives more than I imagined... I will do Mildron the favor of finishing part two of this series - I was diagnosed with stage three prostate cancer IRL. Being a new player, I blocked Mildron just for a day thinking it would appear to him as if i was offline - as I just wanted to be alone and stare at the blank space of this game. Today, I unblocked him, and yet he continues to ignore me while logged in. I've apologized and explained myself. He's my friend, and I truly do want to be part of the Order. I just want to have fun...but I suppose I've truly hurt Mildron's feelings for him to go through such lengths so quickly in our relationship...ReplyDelete
Do you know how many people with "Stage 3 Cancer" spend their last final days in this life mining in EVE? Are you aware of exactly how often people use that excuse to try to get out of accountability for illegal mining? We hear this excuse like twice every week.
Know how we know you're lying? Because people who "really" have Stage 3 cancer that play Eve are too busy ganking the fire out of everything around them to care about the slow accumulation of wealth that they'll just lose anyway. To "real" cancer patients, EVE is a way of living.
Also, you know how many miners have successfully gotten out of a Minerbumping post once it's started? Zero.
I'm afraid you're in this for all three-to-five episodes. And not even lying about having cancer will save you from becoming our entertainment.
Lowest of the low. @Ming Tso.Delete
Dont mind ming, he just repeats the crap that he is spoon fed by james and the new order. Really sad thing is that he thinks if he puts down others (or tries to), that it will make him look better. The only way he could improve is leaving new order and becoming honest, but i think his iq is to low to ever do anything that requires thinking.Delete
How sad a person you must be, ming, to seek entertainment like this...ReplyDelete
what a sad person you must be to point out the shortcomings of others in order to make yourself feel better. Hope it feels great.Delete
The only sad person around here is Veers. That guy would lie about his own mother just to troll another threadDelete
It is amazing the transference you sheeple use, I was just starring an observation earlier, it had nothing to do with how I feel, but you attempt to transfer you feelings, seems to make you think you have some moral high ground, this is interesting to watch...ReplyDelete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iroudUFGFM EVE suksReplyDelete
Mr Bot-Aspirant, what have you done with Dr Compliant!?ReplyDelete
Compliance is a code myth...ReplyDelete