Monday, May 18, 2015

The Grace of the Code, Part 4

Previously, on MinerBumping... Luiz Zirud seemed like a hopeless bot-aspirant. Agent Tisiphone Dira ganked Luiz while he was hauling two PLEX in a shuttle. But when Luiz was hauled into a court presided over by Lament von Gankenheim, the miner seemed to want to turn over a new leaf. Judge Gankenheim commanded the miner to pause his training of Mining V.


Within a few minutes, the miner found himself in a fleet channel with the very Agent who had ganked him.


Courtesy of the New Order, Luiz was provided with a fitted gank Catalyst, free of charge. Tisiphone walked Luiz through the basics.


Tisiphone's scout alt quietly approached an unlicensed Venture pilot. Tension mounted. Luiz prepared to take a bold step toward his new future.


BLAMMO! Luiz successfully ganked the Venture and popped its empty pod, all on his first try. Another victory for the New Order!


The tables had turned completely. Luiz, the autopiloting PLEX shuttler, had enforced the Code.


Luiz tabbed over to the courtroom channel and reveled in the glory of the Code. It was the first time he'd scored a kill in EVE.


Tisiphone invited Nanoni Evotori, the Venture pilot, into the channel. Luiz Zirud had climbed a mountain that day. He'd made it through ordeals and come out a changed man. Now, in looking upon his own gank victim, Luiz came face to face with the shadow of his past, dark self.


Over in the fleet channel:


Now Luiz saw EVE for what it was. All it took was a radical change in prospective--one only made possible by the grace of the Code.


Only a few hours earlier, Luiz might have found common cause with that carebear, that wicked bot-aspirant. He was rescued by Tisiphone Dira and her fellow Agents. Luiz's outlook on EVE would never be the same again.


And so the transformative power of the Code shone brightly once again. Each day, highsec is changing. Before the New Order, no one could ever have imagined such a thing. Now they can't escape it.

67 comments:

  1. I just love happy endings. This one almost brought tears to my eyes.

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  2. And just like that, the miner was reformed. And the light from that reformation shown.

    This, now former, miner was finally having fun at EVE.

    This is what we are talking about when we talk about the Code's power to change Highsec for the better.

    God I love it when the Code wins like this.

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  3. Another carebear rescued! I do believe that the Code has won, yet again!

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    1. Oh he is not a nazi yet Aldo Raine, not yet. I worry if he hangs around with the likes of code that he will turn out that way thou. Quite sad.

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    2. Oh he is not a nazi yet Aldo Raine, not yet. I worry if he hangs around with the likes of AG and carebears that he will turn out that way thou. Quite sad.

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  4. James' words reformed us
    "I'll redeem you, my children.
    Go, and sin no more!"

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  5. Oh man, that was awesome. I had a tear in my eye (OK, I'm blubbing like when ET went home), at the wonderful conclusion.

    Welcome home Luiz Zirud.

    The Code always wins!! \o/

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  6. The Code is blessed

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  7. the code is full of shit

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  8. This series was like being there to see a miner experience his own personal Road to Damascus moment. It was beautiful.

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  9. This is yet another article that should yield a lot of carebear tears. Bring them on, my tear glass is almost empty!

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    1. Hang around ming for a while, his tears over his killboard should fill your glass several times a day easy.

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    2. Which despite a lack of any recent activity over the past several months, is probably a vast improvement over yours. Right?

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    3. Noooo, I'm sure this anon is a member of a nullsec coalition, pvps all the time, isn't a miner, has never lost a barge to us, and doesn't play eve anyway.

      Also he has a girlfriend, who is totally hot and completely real, but she lives in Canada so we can't meet her.

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    4. sounds like a code member to me maria .

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    5. despite a lack of any recent activity over the past several months,
      a true comedic understatement LOL

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  10. Stories like these really warm my heart. Good job New Order!

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  11. And he enjoyed it so much, that he never did it again.

    The End.

    http://eve-kill.net/?a=pilot_detail&plt_id=1716745

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  12. Luiz Zirud has chosen to go down the path of a socialpath. He'll begin to create content and teach new players fun game play. I'm not down with that and I'll continue to remain bored and socially isolated.

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  13. To be a carebear
    If that is really the way
    Why have no Code switched?

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    1. Come, go AFK
      Shoot some asteroids with us
      Call agents Nazis

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    2. Make jokes about rape
      Also terrible Haikus
      Veers for CSM

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    3. no interest, sorry. You might even say interest free.

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  14. You wouldnt get these happy endings in Anti-ganking because they constantly fail!!!!!

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    1. We have happy endings everyday we make isk.

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    2. And what do you do with it? I mean I can say I have 10 trillion isk, but if I never use it on anything, what good is it?

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  15. meh seems made up

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    of 100% win!!!

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  16. Code had more grace than Jackie O

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  17. Cool :)

    Drammie Askold

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  18. meh definitely made up

    ...

    of !00% garbage

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    1. Comments making light of real-life sexual abuse, or advocating real-life sexual abuse are not allowed. If you want to consider it some kind of a victory that you were so vile that your screed was removed, feel free. Perhaps next time, show some respect to the real victims of real rapes when trying to troll your opponents in a video game? Might make it easier to play the victim afterward.

      Repulsive, and vile
      The carebear cries: "Censorship!"
      Take that shit elsewhere

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    2. ....oh lord, have you really sunk so low as to remove your own posts now, to try to pretend you're being oppressed? That's pretty sad, BM.

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  20. Plus, the mentioned "screed" was not removed by the Saviour, thus preserving the Promise of James 315 to never moderate His site. Thus, the Saviour hasn't violated His pledge, and His Word stands Intact.

    The Code ALWAYS wins!!!! ALWAYS!!!!

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    1. Proof?

      -=M=-

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    2. While I'm inclined to believe that giving someone the keys to the liquor cabinet is pretty much the same as handing a person a bottle of whiskey, I don't think it matters much. The moderated comments are repulsive to every reasonable person.

      I haven't seen CODE moderate anything that was on topic. People had to throw down the rape/child molestation/physical abuse cards multiple times before any moderation occurred.

      Frankly, I think the situation had to be pretty dire for us to come to this, and I am inclined to think that this was the whole point. To be so vile and nasty that James HAD to break that promise, then try to call him out for it. It took a lot of BS to bring us here.

      People aren't attacking CODE, they're attacking other people. Making people feel bad as individuals and lavishing any vulgarity that comes to mind without so much as a thought to what they're trying to accomplish. It's disgusting, and it had to go. James thought we were better than this, and you proved him wrong. Way to go.

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    3. That final 'you' is not you, personally. I mean it as in 'you guys who are crapping up the comments by being vulgar'. I don't mean to be accusatory.

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    4. why are people suprised?
      this entire blog is a very negative place so when people stoop to such levels i do not understand why everyone gets their panties in a bunch about it.
      if you make a place for people to come and crow about things they do that others don't agree with, this is what you get.
      you can't encourage negativity then recoil in horror when you get it .

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    5. There is a vast difference between the usual trolling and tears we see, and some of the vile trolling we have seen the past month.

      Please cry some more AnonMcChickenShit!

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    6. I think you've got the reaction backwards. People are not surprised or horrified because of the vulgarity, but the people practicing it are crying about being moderated for it after going so far to provoke it.

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    7. you call for negativity then cry about it.
      then accuse me of crying, you bring it upon yourselves,
      and calling me childish names proves my point .
      grow up.

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    8. Please point on the toy mining barge where the evil New Order catalyst touched you.

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    9. I don't think you've noticed that the crux of the issue here is the moderation. You're moving the goal posts to something else. I explicitly disclaimed calling out any particular person as 'you' in my first post, and I used the ambiguous 'people' in my second, yet you again move the goal posts by asserting that I have.

      The point, to me, is that the moderation is more than justified with respect to the material being moderated. Be adults, and moderation would stop.

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    10. you may be right.
      i'm just saying that on a blog like this one (which lets face it, is hardly a warm caring place is it?) people cannot be suprised when they get those kinds of responses from people when what they do creates at the least a little animosity.
      however vile the responses may be you cannot be suprised by them when what you do is as antagonistic as what code does, and then you post the results here to add insult to injury.
      i too find some of the things people write here every bit as repulsive as you do i am not however suprised by them.

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    11. you see ミ★

      Asia LeighMay 19, 2015 at 11:58 PM

      Please point on the toy mining barge where the evil New Order catalyst touched you.

      antagonistic just as i said .

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    12. Anon@12:02, you say you are not surprised by this behavior, because we are "antagonistic". Do you think the responsibility for posting these comments lies with the people posting them for having posted them, with us for being "antagonistic", or with both?

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    13. Sill waiting on Mingle to post this proof he has that it wasn't James who deleted the post (I know he has none, but still)

      -=M=-

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    14. you cannot deny that you are antagonistic surely?
      but the blame for those posts lies squarely with the poster there is no doubt about that.
      i am simply saying that you do tend to bring the worst out in some people by what you do to them in game, then posting it here for giggles,and so i find it quite strange sometimes that you are suprised by their reactions to your "interactions " with them (i never said i thought or think they are right to react that way because i don't) but again is it really that suprising to you ?

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    15. Yes, actually. The reasonable response to getting shot in a spaceship-shooting game is to shoot back. To escalate straight from "you beat me at this game!" to "I'm going to detail horrific rape and murder fantasies about you and your family!" is insane. Before I started reading minerbumping, I'd have bet that nobody could be that unbalanced. Now I know better...but the depths of human depravity to which some people will so eagerly sink never cease shocking me.

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    16. thats the thing you see ....some of these people are not reasonable,i guess i have been around long enough to not be suprised by much anymore.
      but i still view code as very antagonistic so on this we will have to agree to disagree i guess

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    17. It surprises me when one carebear says something completely off the wall and I can't think it could possibly get any worse, then some other carebear takes that as a challenge and actually one ups the vileness of the previous carebear.

      Just read the comments section from about april 1st to now for proof of this (Assuming it hasn't been moderated yet.) In my opinion no in game interaction justifies some of those comments that were being made.

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    18. code has it's moments too i think .( not quite as vile as some but not the best either) and i'm not going to re hash any of them either.

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    19. I guess you are referring to the "subhuman" incident aren't you? Please keep taking that out of context. He wasn't referring to an actual human being, but the in-game pilot being largely controlled by the computer and not the IRL human.

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    20. that and others yes.
      and your context argument holds no water with me as i have made clear so i'll leave it there if you don't mind.
      i am clearly of a different generation to you.

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    21. Sounds like people getting offended and scared by text online need to take some advice by Tyler the Creator.

      http://i.imgur.com/qJFr0qe.jpg

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    22. @anon 5.38 am

      crawl back under your stone, moron.

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    23. Only if you do it first.

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    24. @ 12:32

      WOW... What an original and well thought out come back there. Can you teach me to be as good as you. I want to learn from the best >.>

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  21. I'm not particularly a fan of the code, but it's always nice to see someone realize how much fun PvP is.

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  22. I am someone who has lost a ship to your Code agents. I knew about the Code, but I still like to mine *gasp*. Anyways, I love your blog and the Code thing. It brings more flavour to the game.
    Whenever I lose a ship (it doesn't happen often) I search the mistake first in whatever I did wrong in the moment. I learn. I don't jump AFK, I don't mine AFK, I don't do missions AFK --> I then dared to step further into EVE into Low and Null. I get some more lessons to learn. But that is the fun in this game. Very nice conclusion to the story. I hope everybody had and still has fun. That's the point!

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