Our Agents aren't just warriors--they're scholars, too. Warrior scholars, if you will. They're constantly learning, growing, and evolving.
To gain insight into the condition of the highsec miner, Agent Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri went to Sweden to study the behavior of real-life Orcas and other sea mammals. It paid off, big time.
When he returned to EVE, Salah encountered a group of miners from The Ancient GateKeepers Military Enforcement corp. They were spread out across an asteroid belt, using jetcans instead of their corp's Orca. By contrasting this behavior with that of real-life whales, Salah was instantly able to determine that they were bad miners.
Agent Salah made contact with the Ancient GateKeepers by ganking one of their fail-fit mining ships.
After his brief appointment with the ganked miner, Salah was able to make a tentative diagnosis of bot-aspirancy. He strongly suspected that bot-aspirancy had infected others in the group, too.
The diagnosis was confirmed when Salah returned to the asteroid belt. The rest of the Ancient GateKeepers' mining fleet were still chewing away at the ore, completely oblivious to the recent gank of their Hulk pilot. Still, Salah wanted to be absolutely certain, so he ganked and podded another of their miners.
Salah invited the newly ganked Ghost Bull into a convo. Before chatting with the miner, Salah took a quick break to review his killmails. Ghost Bull lost a Covetor and a pod worth 650 million isk.
As Salah reviewed the killmails, Ghost Bull waited patiently in the lobby.
Carebears can be strange creatures. Ghost Bull declared himself exempt from the Code. He belonged to another world. Yet he was mining in ours.
The emergent content recipient refused to see reason. For his roughly 750 million isk loss, he demanded to be reimbursed 10 million isk. He probably wanted to cheat his way into permit ownership.
When Ghost Bull quieted down, it was time for another stirring speech from Agent Lament von Gankenheim.
After the thrilling peroration of Lament's speech, Ghost Bull issued a challenge: Find me! Ghost Bull himself had lost own mining ship, but his alt's Covetor was still at large. Would our Agents be able to find him before it was too late?
Of course. The CODE always wins--especially when carebears try to hide at a system's star. Salah landed right on top of the Covetor, which was sitting peacefully next to Salah's scout. Would the Ancient GateKeepers finally wake up and smell the Code?
To be continued...
The Code ALWAYS wins!!!! ALWAYS!!!!ReplyDelete
Especially when carebears attempt to fight our agents at the sun- in their mining ships.
Part of me wants to resub JUST to buy shares. I'm a huge fan of this site and it's stories.ReplyDelete
The game itself, less so.
Don't ccp give a free 4 hours, intended for plexing?Delete
These miners only hope, however small, is to join that rebel guy, whats his name, hank the sterns? Put all of these guys from all these stories into one gigantic alliance. i think it would be just as funny, maybe even moreso, to read about here.ReplyDelete
We keep trying to encourage them to donate to and join him, but apparently our encouragement is reverse psychology or something. It's a little discouraging, I think we'd all have a lot more fun if they joined together and fought back.Delete
"that rebel guy, whats his name, hank the sterns?"Delete
It's okay, I am patient and understanding. All of Highsec will know my name in good time. I have a crazy idea I may implement soon that will likely prove to highsec that this is the real deal and send waves of isk in, to fight the New Order.Delete
It makes sense that New Order agents steer angry miners towards the rebel organizations. After a few days of listening to the antiganker channel and trying to save afk miners from themselves, even the least observant individuals can see the advantages of joining the New Order. Truly, rebels are one of the New Order's strongest recruiting tools.Delete
Sometimes, I have heard of groups of carebears who band together and head out to one of the three stations in Great Wildlands. Doing this will change your entire perspective on how you play Eve.Delete
The adventures of Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri always make me smile! Always!ReplyDelete
Haha, since when do we have orcas in Sweden?ReplyDelete
Dived since 1998 and never seen one in our waters.
Does Code really know what they are talking about?
Code lies so often they have a hard time to realize what is true and what is not.Delete
Killer whales are seen off the coast of Sweden, but not in the Baltic or near the West of the strait that divides it from Denmark. Try some other water?Delete
couldn't have said it better myself.Delete
Anonymous March 7, 2015 at 1:24 AMDelete
I repeat we don't have orcas here that's a true fact.
Anonymous March 7, 2015 at 1:24 AMDelete
With your logic we have tiger sharks here in Sweden, they can be seen here too but they don't live here.
Ghost Bull is too smart to be a Veers alt.ReplyDelete
Please tell me where we have real orcas in Sweden, would be nice to see.ReplyDelete
But Code is lying like always and don't know anything about Sweden at all ;-)
The picture was taken in Naturhistoriska riksuseet in Stockholm, 1st floor, exhibition about Arctic and Antarctic animals. Do visit the place next time you visit the city (provided that you don't live there), I can assure you that it's worth your time and money. Bring your kids, too.Delete
Oh, and if you go there, skip the museum cafeteria: it's way too crowded there during lunchtime. Instead, take a short walk to the students' kebab cafe near the tube station, a way more enjoyable and affordable option.
Salah ad-Din, don't live there but we do have "Naturhistoriska" here too.Delete
But next time in Stockholm I will visit that place.
Will use the tips about the cafeteria problem.
If your permits are legit, then why is "mining permits" on the list of scams? Seems this may be one of the reasons as to why a vast majority of miners don't get permits, although the miners may be smart in this aspect, they are still completely dumb if they yield fit and expect to be "safe" in high sec or anywhere in eve. Tank your ships you idiots, I got a t2 fit tanked mack that survived 4 cats in 0.5 sec, no super expensive modules (except the t2 rigs, you can still have decent tank with t1 rigs and/or meta 4/t1 modules ), all you got to do is put 2 t2 adaptives and 1 of each t2 thermal and kinetic hardeners on the mids, one t2 damage control and 2 t2 power diagnostics on the lows (power diagnostics add a bit of shield hp and shield recharge rate), and 2 t2 sheild rigs (the ones that add shield hp), you may need a cheap cpu implant, but it works, also alternatively you could put a t2 higs anchor on one of the rigs if bumping is an issue, also orbiting the roid makes bumping and ganking 10x harder. One last bit of advice, don't afk mine, really that should be common sense. And to all of you CODE guys that will no doubt say "if you tank and aren't afk we still win because you are kinda following the code" well you are wrong, seeing as they did't pay into your scam and don't have a permit, they are still code violators, you just can't do anything to them because they got some common sense.
also please note that I did have to overload the adaptives and the hardeners are passive not active, you might need a cheap powergrid implant as well if you want to ice mine in it.Delete
CODE isn't trying to eek out 10M ISK a year from a miner. Its aim is to change the behavior of carebears in hisec, or to get people to venture into areas outside empire space, and to balance the game by introducing risk to reap the unjustifiably good rewards available in hisec.Delete
When people alter their tactics to cope with them, they 'win'. That doesn't mean, though, that those people 'lose'. They're better prepared to venture into more areas of New Eden, and have learned something of how to protect themselves. This isn't a zero sum game. Nobody has to come out of this a loser.
The Code is indeed a "win-win" proposition! As is stated in the Code, its purpose is to create a Highsec full of "better rounded individuals of higher caliber. Eliminating maximum yield anti-tanked mining barges is an absolutely acceptable goal of the Code. Although I can safely say that a Permit serves as an extra layer of protection that doesn't cost more than a typical high-quality tanking module- and if you have that permit along with your tank, and you talk to us in local when we come around, you will be 100% safe.Delete
That term "better" was, at the time it was written, referring to one persons vision of better. Your're rules are being dictatorialy being applied to people that do not agree with them...code is nothing but a gang trying to control people. You will never succeed because there are too many people that cherish their freedom to bow to the likes of you clowns...Delete
+1 vote on code being renamed to clownsDelete
also note that after some research and some youtube, the higgs anchor does not actually help prevent bumping, but it does make you have near instawarp apparently, so It could be a good choice if your aren't afk (like if you see a scout on top of you or cats on dscan).ReplyDelete
Nice post!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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