Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Code Is the Most Interesting Thing Happening in EVE Right Now

Once upon a time, gamers everywhere were fascinated by stories of titanic nullsec empires locked in ruthless, unthinkably huge wars. The stakes: Life and death, power and extinction. The jockeying for position in nullsec continues, but it takes place in the form of shifting, opaque coalitions trading renters. Conflict is no longer so romantic or painted in colors so vibrant.

If you're a writer for a major video game journalism website, where in EVE can you find something worth talking about? Easy!


Steven Messner of Rock, Paper, Shotgun published a feature on the New Order. I would suggest you read this piece.

A little backstory. Steven has been researching the New Order for some time now. As we are a transparent, welcoming community, we gave him full access: He interviewed some prominent Agents, participated in freighter-ganking fleets, and even took it upon himself to enforce the Code and sell mining permits. Now that's journalism--embedded reporters in wartime don't normally get to fire upon the enemy! You might have seen Steven's character hanging out in the MinerBumping channel.


A spirited debate has already unfolded in the comments section of the article.


The carebear clich├ęs came fast and furious, though I believe this is the first time we have ever been compared to the Thuggee.


There are still so many players who fail to grasp the concept of governing territory in highsec. They can understand claiming areas of lowsec, NPC null, or wormholes, none of which allow players to own sovereignty. But they find the idea of claiming highsec... a bit unintuitive.

The fact is the carebears are wrong to feel entitled to 100% safety in highsec. They're objectively, empirically, demonstrably incorrect about the rules of the game. The New Order has it right. Identifying the good guys and bad guys requires you to form an opinion. It's subjective. In general, though, the good guys are the ones who are right about things.

If you spend a lot of time with the New Order, you can't help but love us. Carebears were probably not happy to see video game media report on the New Order in such glowing terms. They'd prefer to pretend that we don't exist, that we don't matter, that we don't affect the game. Instead, the world of video game news has spoken: We are the most ~relevant~ group of EVE players there is.

Everyone in the New Order should take a victory lap today.

59 comments:

  1. Bellatrix InvictaJune 16, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    I would take a victory lap today, Savior, but since the CODE. always wins, I'm always taking victory laps.

    I will take two today!

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  2. The New Order and its philosophies will spread, to every corner of the video gaming landscape. My god, what a wonderful day that will be.

    The Holy Day when James 315 sets His Foot on foreign shores and spreads the Wisdom of The Code to other games... and "Farmers" and "PVE Abusers" will have nowhere to hide!

    I almost shudder thinking about it.

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    1. The New Order and its pedaphiles will spread, to every corner of the video gaming landscape. My god, what a horrible day that will be.
      The Horrible Day when James 315 sets His Foot on foreign shores and spreads the lack of Wisdom of The Code to other games... and "Code Carebears" and "Code Abusers" will have nowhere to hide!

      I shudder thinking about it.

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    2. "The New Order and its philosophies will spread, to every corner of the video gaming landscape. My god, what a wonderful day that will be. "

      never going to happen your kind of griefing woulde not be tolerated anywhere else except eve.

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  3. wow 130 comments on the article and counting. Code really know how to start a topic

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  4. Congrats, CODE. :D

    And, to please James a bit more. TNO has changed my playstyle. A month ago I got ganked when being on Alt-Tab and writing some stuff. I got back to the game, when I noticed some sounds, which did not come from the Strip Miners. Well, my armor was already down to 20% and at least I did not get podded.

    Right today I was in an asteroid belt paying attention. Suddenly a Catalyst appeared. Pilot with -0.7 security. And the vessel slowly approached. Turned around and escaped, when the Catalyst was still 20+ km away and trying to lock me.

    Another successful story written by the New Code of Halaima. :)

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    1. @MiningDrone6:37

      "Right today I was in an asteroid belt paying attention."

      Code-Compliant behavior brings so many benefits. You rightfully kept your ship, because you deserved to keep your ship.

      Imagine if all miners were as wise as you! Highsec would be amazing!

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    2. Just goes to show that code and fail go together. Code agents fail at ganks more often then not, yet they are to slow to catch on and find better things to do.
      Oh well, when you cant learn new tricks, might as well be bot like and keep doing the same things over and over, right code?

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    3. @Anon6:52
      We will continue to enforce upon all non-compliant miners.
      But even you admit that New Order policy is having an effect upon the miners of highsec. People are docking up before they go to the bathroom. People are keeping eyes on local. And people are correctly blaming themselves instead of James 315 when they are caught with their pants down.

      The New Order, proving a little bit more every day, that James 315 is right.

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    4. No, ming, jamie is an arrogant liar...

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    5. @Anon8:39
      No, James 315 has only told the truth, straight to your face. It is you that cannot accept that He is Right, has been Right all along, and that you have been wrong, every single time you have refused to accept the Code as the legitimate Law of Highsec, and paid it the respect it so greatly deserves.

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    6. @ 8:39

      What did James lie about? Please provide proof.

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    7. You are delusional, his statement that he and the new order control Highsec because he was democratically elected is a lie, he is an usurper and a dictator, the new order is the rebellion trying to take control, not the other way around...The code is not the law of Highsec and it deserves no respect, it came about from a single person that has done nothing but lie about their power...if there really had been an election, an honest election where people like myself could have had a say in the outcome and that outcome led to what you believe to be fact things would be different, but there was no honest election where the real people could have their say...that is why you will never have 100% compliance, your group can barley control 1% of Highsec...

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    8. the law in high sec is concord, ccp says so.
      the criminals in high sec get detroyed by law enforcement ...er concord.
      if you get destroyed by concord then you must have commited a criminal act.
      code gets destroyed every single day by guess who ? ....yep it's concord.
      that must make you criminals in the eyes of concord (who are the only law enforcement that really matters ). you can try to twist it as much as you like you own nothing in high sec, you make very little difference in high sec, and you are viewed as criminals by law enforcement (concord) to boot.

      so please stop the gum flapping "mouthpiece" :)

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    9. @Anon11:29
      Ah, but that is where you are wrong again, miner.

      There was an election. I know you don't believe that there was, but there was. Whether or not you chose to listen to the fact that it was held is your problem; if you were too busy mining and being antisocial and smug towards people, then I guess it is possible that you might have not been told, which might explain your perplexing stance that claims "If I don't hear about something that means it doesn't exist! IF I DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT IT IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!!"

      Simply being ignorant of the facts doesn't keep you from being involved in them. There was an election, you voted for James 315, unless you showed up to vote otherwise. And now he is Saviour of Highsec, thanks to you.

      If you don't like it, then I'm sure you could attempt to run for the position the next time it becomes vacant. Although since James 315 isn't term limited I don't see that happening for a very long time.

      Love,
      Ming

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    10. And there is the fallacy again, no one was told of the election by design, so he could tell all these lies and place the blame for the consequences on those he wishes to rule, but none of it is legitimate...the new order is still a criminal organization and jamie is still a usurping dictator....

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    11. I knew about it, and I chose to vote for James. He told people weeks in advance. What about my vote?

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    12. "There was an election. I know you don't believe that there was, but there was."

      now how about that for a bare face lie. :)

      and citation needed i'm afraid

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    13. @anon 11.59am

      citation needed

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    14. It right there in the Code! Seriously, do some leg work before making a fool of yourselves.

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    15. yep that's a page that does not exist....why would i expect anything else from you people :)

      citation my ass !!

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    16. Just because jamie wrote it down does not make it the truth...the whole code is a bunch of lies...any reference to it offered as proof is a fallacy....

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    17. @Anon10:52
      How ironic is it that you, the miner, who is the lowest on the food chain, is telling us, your predators, (and betters,) that we should have to supply proof to you about anything, really, while you think your statements are exempt from any sort of proving, just because you say they are.

      Our statements are true, because if we come to blows about it, we win. That's the way that EVE, and the world, works. And if all you do is sit there and cry and scream about it with balled fists like some defeated nerd on a playground, then you get is the "justice" equivalent to that of the International Criminal Court. (aka "none.)

      You would be better off trying to negotiate with the New Order, like the UN does. But first, before we can even begin to listen to your concerns, we need you to understand that you did cast a vote in the election for Supreme Protector. It's just your problem that you didn't know that you could write-in a candidate.

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    18. it never happened .

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  5. Ah, so that's why I logged into to messages asking me to get on teamspeak recently lol. I tell you what guys. Carebears, I'll make an interesting offer. Get the shares up to a trillion isk worth by end of this month and I'll spare highsec from the latest greatest scam and give a gf in eve-o gd ;o)

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  6. Bad publicity or good publicity which ever side your on is still publicity. Well done!

    Regards Rhalina Sedai!

    Panorad Press Office!

    FSOP

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  7. Knock, knock...

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  8. Another Code Victory!!!!!

    #ALWAYSWINNING

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  9. So many tears being posted in the comments section of the RPS article. Christmas came early this year!

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  10. What I think most carebears do not understand is that EVE is a wargame first and a MMO second. In war, supply and logistic targets are valid targets at any time. The only difference between high sec and other parts of space is that there are npcs coming out to try and save you when attacked. Something that you would rely on friends or a corporation to do in the other parts of space.
    CODE is actually nicer than they could be because they sell permits and tell you what to do to avoid being attacked. I am a carebear and a miner at times. I love the fact that CODE is out there hunting for me. Makes the game worth playing. PvP does not just mean shooting. It also takes skill to learn to escape and evade when hunted.
    Keep up the good work guys.

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  11. No the most interesting thing is the Code's Balance Sheet that doesn't Balance. Soz no that is the most dumbest thing in Eve

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    1. Still shedding tears over that audit? Excellent!

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    2. No, spreading the truth, the auditor actually stated that the new order owns no assets. Any Highsec system is an asset. Since you own none, per your auditor, you do not own Highsec...so quit lying about it asia....

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    3. Only a bot-aspirant who thinks in terms of ISK would consider a star system an "asset". A system is full of people. People are not assets. People deserve to have a great elected ruler like James 315 to ensure order in Hisec.
      Hisec space is owned by the New Order, but it is not an "asset".

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    4. Actully, assets would include land, and mineral rights (asteroids).
      Look up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asset

      The specific lines your looking for is as follows:
      "This group includes as an asset, land, buildings, machinery, furniture, tools, IT equipment, e.g., laptops, and certain wasting resources e.g., timberland and minerals."
      If nothing else the asteroid belts in a system would be considered assets as they can turn a profit and are considered a mineral resource.
      Code does claim to control and own the systems and the asteroid belts, thus systems (or at the very least the asteroid belts), should be listed as code assets.
      An arguement could be made that the planets are assets as well, as they can be made to turn a profit through PI.

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    5. I, too, have heard that everything on Wikipedia is true and it also carries over to video games.

      Once again, anonbear; you are thinking with your wallet and not your heart. Meditate on the Code and you will find the answers you seek.

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    6. And you are being closed minded to keep your delusion alive, but the truth is, new order control over Highsec is just a delusion supported by lies...

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  12. Knock, knock...

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    1. Please go away. We already have a Saviour. His name is James 315.

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    2. Perhaps an idiot savant named james 315, i see no saviour thou.

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    3. You need only to meditate on the Code to open your eyes.

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    4. I have better things to do than to waste my time meditating on that piece of crap...

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  13. Ah ha! James made a typo!
    This should have been called "The code is the most useless and un-interesting thing happening in high sec."

    Please feel free to ensue with tears about how james made a mistake.

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    1. And yet this blog overfloweth with miner tearz

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  14. Another successful pubbie tear fest courtesy of the Code!!!!!

    The Code ALWAYS Wins!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!!

    Anti-Ganking was non-stop failing daily today, the tears were very delicious!!!!!

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  15. Knock knock jokes? Really?

    Well, I present to you the National Anthem of CODEdot Wankers.

    (sung to row row your boat)
    Fuck, fuck, fuck Loyalamoron
    Screw a kangaroo.
    69 a porcupine.
    Orgy at the zoo.

    Fuck, fuck, fuck Nitetime Video
    Screw a kangaroo.
    Finger an orangutang.
    Orgy at the zoo.

    Fuck, fuck, fuck Alana Charen-Teng
    Screw a kangaroo.
    Eat a grape,
    then rape an ape.
    Orgy at the zoo.

    Fuck, fuck, fuck a Ming Tso.
    Screw a kangaroo.
    Masturbate with a snake
    Sunning at the zoo.

    Fuck, fuck, fuck Asia Leigh
    Gently in the ass
    Roll around on the ground
    Until you cum at last!

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    1. The meter is a bit off. Have you considered taking classes?

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    2. he couldn't even pass wind let alone a class

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    3. @Butthurt Miner
      Honestly, this is a pretty shit low-effort post.
      I expect better from you.

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    4. 2 fake ming 2:51
      We expect better from you as well, alas we are always disappointed in your results.

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  16. Great article!

    The New Order - one of only a few group of players living CCP's dream.

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  17. Knock, knock...

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    1. knocking over freighters is what the code do

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  18. Just got back from my victory lap.

    The Code always wins!

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  19. Knock, knock...

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  20. read the article. I would not call it positive...but I would not call it negative either, though in my opinion it leans in that direction.

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