If you receive an EVEmail and the subject reads, "Hey Fuckface!", it might be time for another edition of the Highsec Miner Grab Bag.
Gabriel Starrunner told Agent Snigie Audanie that he would never, never buy a mining permit. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Our wallets are filled with the isk of those who will "never" pay.
...And I'm not joking. Gabriel lasted about a month and a half before he relented. In time, everyone in highsec will obey the Code.
I don't know if I'd call CODE. a "clan", but it's as real as it gets.
I always enjoy seeing the rebels come up with original excuses for things. Here, Trevor Kado came up with an unprecedented motive for opposing the Code. It's not that he's anti-Code, he merely thinks there are enough Agents already and doesn't want any more. He's trying to enforce some kind of quota?
John Sorcerer, too, engaged in a bit of creativity. He reported our Agent to CCP because the CODE. corporations are all in his contacts list. At least, I think that's what he was trying to say. Apparently CCP couldn't make sense of it either, since the petition was denied.
Another benefit of being ganked by the New Order: It serves as a reminder of the existence of the Code. Otherwise they might forget all about it, as FalZeeNNKiLLeR KiLLeR did.
In a previous edition of the Grab Bag, Gavin Keikira promised, "Trust me this is not over." Normally he'd be wrong, since carebears who make that promise typically skitter away into a dark corner and don't show their face again. But now some New Order wardec professionals are seeking out the corps of miners who make such threats.
As a result, Gavin's corp, Tactical Delinquents, is getting a taste of the consequences of harboring an unruly carebear.
I'm sorry, but I don't believe the miners who claim that they were only AFK for a few seconds when they got blown up. Either our Agents have exquisite timing (which they do, but still), or the miners are AFK for longer than they claim. Take DragonStar Kanenald's excuse about going AFK to get a drink of water. How long does that take? Maybe he went across the street to drink from his favorite water fountain. Maybe he went on a trip to the Serengeti to drink from a watering hole. This is why we have a zero tolerance policy for AFK mining. You know these people will abuse any leeway we give them.
Tell the truth, receive bounties.
Highsec is indeed supposed to be a secure sector--secure from bot-aspirancy.
Carebears love to bluff. Even after Agent Guybertini already checked Montgomery Kilstroke's bio, Montgomery continued to insist he had a permit there. He didn't. A nice bluff, but it's kind of pointless to do that after you've already lost your ship.
The comments left on MinerBumping posts are often filled with additional carebear tears. It amazes me that a carebear could immerse himself in New Order content and not learn from it. Though the style of the tears may change, the anguish behind them remains the same from year to year. Still, modern tear-producers could learn a thing or two from the classics.