Thursday, May 28, 2015

Diamond in the Rough, Part 2

Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Tisiphone Dira made the journey to Hek in search of EVE players of a high enough caliber to join the New Order. Witnessing Code violators, Tisiphone struck them down and interviewed them to take their measure.


JN Alister claimed that he'd been AFK to take a "birthday phone call". It was time for Tisiphone to give JN Alister a birthday present, courtesy of the New Order.


It seemed JN's birthday had triggered some kind of mid-life crisis.


The gank recipient cursed the Code and again expressed his disdain for "rollplay".


Tisiphone judged the birthday boy to be unfit for service in the Order. Maybe next year.


Continuing her quest to find a diamond in the rough, Tisiphone met up with Elrond Peredhil, who was amazed to discover the existence of emergent gameplay. It was a close call: If Tisiphone hadn't ganked him, maybe Elrond never would've heard of the sandbox.


After a very, very cursory reading of the Code, Elrond decided he didn't like the sandbox. In his haste to teach Tisiphone about the Code, Elrond missed the part about not using profanity.


Elrond insisted he was too swaggy a motherfucker to be terminated. Yet he had indeed been terminated already. Tisiphone began to suspect that Elrond might not be cut out for the New Order.


Something was off--Hek wasn't producing high-quality players. Tisiphone soldiered on.


The next potential recruit was lined up and podded. Could this be the diamond of Hek?


Not likely. Hommer StoneHead wasn't even good at confessing his crimes.


In the end, Tisiphone didn't find any suitable EVE players during this trip to Hek. She was greeted by some fellow Agents, but the carebears she podded were all of low quality.


You might be thinking, "But the post is called 'Diamond in the Rough'. Where's the diamond, then?" Ah, dear, reader, that is bot-aspirancy. The bot-aspirant thinks that he can put in a set amount of effort and be guaranteed a predetermined reward. That's not how player-generated content works. To find a diamond in the rough, one must be prepared not to find one, because there's no guarantee of a diamond. Otherwise, it wouldn't be called a rough; it would be called a "place with a diamond in it". Everyone would go there. People would crowd into the roughs.

Tisiphone set out to find a diamond, enforcing the Code as she went, knowing she might find only bot-aspirants. That, in itself, is an extraordinary triumph of the human spirit.

20 comments:

  1. Plenty of diamonds in the systems of Panorad.

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  2. plenty in null sec too

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  3. Selling cans of ROLEPLAY AWAY in jita 4-4 50mil each.
    Get yours today and you to can be safe from the taint of roleplayers.

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  4. And thus endeth the tale of four six-month-old pod-kills. Yawn.

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  5. "a place with diamonds in it." muhhahaha!
    Excellent commentary.

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  6. "You might be thinking, "But the post is called 'Diamond in the Rough'. Where's the diamond, then?" Ah, dear, reader, that is bot-aspirancy. The bot-aspirant thinks that he can put in a set amount of effort and be guaranteed a predetermined reward. That's not how player-generated content works. To find a diamond in the rough, one must be prepared not to find one, because there's no guarantee of a diamond. Otherwise, it wouldn't be called a rough; it would be called a "place with a diamond in it". Everyone would go there. People would crowd into the roughs."

    LOL

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  7. another day of spectacular failure from AG

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  8. As a rich lawyer I eat diamonds for breakfast, as a teaparty activist I help make the world a shitty place full of gun toting homophobes. I don't play Eve anymore as I got bored and socially isolated once i started to "fix" highsec with my forum trolls.

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    1. lol... why take up veers name when he's clearly left the game?

      2/10

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    2. You mean a vocal anti ganker did nothing and gave up? say it ain't so!

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  9. Few are found worthy
    of Highsec's greatest honors
    That's as it should be

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  10. All this long long boring post showcases is that code fails on so many levels all the time. At least no one was brainwashed this time by the code criminals.
    Code always loses! Always!

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  11. 2 part article for nothing....
    Code gets lower and lower.

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    1. cries about the post
      creates no content himself
      delicious tears spill

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    2. @Anonymous McChickenshit (5:48 PM)

      You and I must have been reading entirely different articles, then.

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    3. arrogance is their speech
      intolerance is their way
      code is their name


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    4. Hi!!
      admiral dumbnuts
      and maria malukker-sucker
      why so angry?
      butthurt?
      XD

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  12. How does Chocolate Mooses measure the performance of gas chambers?
    Killajews per second.

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