Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Maqari Kinraysuwa launched an investigation of Caldari Mining and Logistics Academy, a highsec mining corp. With the aid of fellow Agent Lord Mandelor, he awoxed the corp and destroyed their two Orcas. XxMinerxX X, one of the corp's Orca pilots and the founder of the alliance to which the corp belonged, was outraged. He threatened to declare war.
Maqari's awox alt, Blute Shoes, reminded the carebear that a ransom had been offered. Rather than pay it, the miners antagonized the New Order. It was a fatal mistake, but not one that XxMinerxX was willing to admit.
Those of you who play in nullsec may be familiar with mandatory fleet ops, or at least the idea of PvP participation requirements. Highsec industrial corps have something similar. And by similar, I mean the opposite: Carebear corps demand that all of their members dock up and avoid engaging in PvP.
With corp chat compromised by the awoxers, XxMinerxX went to fleet chat to organize his counter-offensive against the New Order.
Meanwhile, XxMinerxX secretly opened negotiations with New Order Agents. Once again, he trotted out the "I would've paid but now I won't" nonsense. That line wants to be a Miner Bingo quote so badly.
Immediately after vowing never to pay, XxMinerxX offered to pay, as long as the first two billion isk in dues were free. The first two billion? He probably had no idea that mining permits only cost 10 million isk.
Since the carebear was getting nowhere on the "create a war strategy against the New Order" front, he began arguing with more Agents. It was a step in the right direction; he was trying to work within the system.
However, the miner's volatile attitude ensured that whenever he started to make progress, another mood swing would come along and derail the peace process.
Once every alternative was exhausted, war broke out.
Our Agents informed the carebear that he had no chance of defeating us, but he remained defiant. XxMinerxX was absolutely committed to leading Caldari Mining and Logistics Academy to victory.
As time wore on, the New Order's invincibility became harder to deny.
The "Academy" was unable to inflict any damage against the New Order. The war became a one-sided affair.
More than half of the corp's members immediately withdrew their membership. In addition, the alliance that the Academy belonged to was dissolved.
As for XxMinerxX X himself, he found war leadership to be more difficult than expected. He abandoned his beloved corp in favor of solitary isk-grinding in highsec.
The New Order always reveals the truth in an EVE player's heart. Some miners surround themselves with fellow carebears, imagining that if they are in a large corp, they're not like bots. In the end, though, their bot-aspirancy shines through.