Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Rise of the Space Neocons, Part 1

Trust is a distinctly human element of EVE; it only exists where there is the possibility of deceit and betrayal. That's why bot-aspirants have no use for it. The bot-aspirant wants every transaction in EVE to be purely mechanical and scripted, like buying skillbooks from an NPC. They want to remove the human element: The building of relationships, the establishment of reputations, and so on.

The heartless bot-aspirancy of the carebears was put on full display when they begged CCP to remove awoxing from the game. They don't want to do background checks and connect with their fellow players, taking their measure on a human level. As bot-aspirants, they want to follow a predictable routine: Push button, get result. No need for trust.

The New Order and its Code stand opposed to bot-aspirancy in all its forms. The antidote to this particular strain of bot-aspirancy is, in a word, scamming. It ensures that good, human players are rewarded, while bad, bot-aspirant players have their assets confiscated in the name of the Code.

Enter the "Space Neocons". They're an elite unit of New Order Agents who want to keep trust a factor in the game. The Space Neocons consist of TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet, a modern-day Johnny Appleseed who roams highsec, teaching PvE corps to set up an ore buyback program; Gerry Rin, not to be confused with Code martyr and September 10th permaban recipient Jerry Rin; and Kalorned, the quintessential highsec Renaissance man--bumper, ganker, videographer, Code scholar, and social media mogul.

Last month, MinerBumping readers heard the story of koiso Phoenix and her corp, PwnySquad. The corp was not governed according to the Code, and so it was completely destroyed.

We know how the story must end. But how did it begin? How did the Space Neocons seize control, and what was the full extent of the damage? Today, for the first time, the Space Neocons have granted authorization to declassify the full, true account of this story.
koiso Phoenix > o/
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Hi
koiso Phoenix > whats up
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > not much, curious about your corp
We begin in the in-game Recruitment channel, where koiso and TheInternet first made contact.

TheInternet is a famous New Order Agent. There have been plenty of MinerBumping articles about his operations. koiso, however, was not a MinerBumping reader. Why would anyone in highsec need to read the New Order's website? No important information gets posted there, surely.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > the CEO is your alt, right?
koiso Phoenix > yea
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > kk, thought so
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > so you're just getting started
koiso Phoenix > yea im finally back from over sea and my old allience died on me
I know what you're thinking, all you rebels and skeptics. "There the New Order goes again, preying upon the brave men and women who serve their country overseas. How dare they, the sociopaths!"
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > ah what were you doing overseas
koiso Phoenix > just seeing the sights
...Or not. koiso went on vacation without telling her old corp, leading to its demise. Now she was ready to start a new corp.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > and im sorry to hear about your alliance
koiso Phoenix > it happens
koiso Phoenix > im trying the indust route this time
koiso Phoenix > try something new so im LF new and fun thing to try out... and new or expert ppl to help me along the way
This time, koiso was prepared. She had a well-thought-out plan for the corp.
koiso Phoenix > i see you alrdy in a corp not happy with it... lol ok np
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > yeah it kind of fell apart though
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > there was a big blowup at the top and our CEO and the main director left
koiso Phoenix > im sry i know how that feels
At this stage in the recruitment process, koiso performed a background check on TheInternet. This consisted of noticing that he was already in another corp. The corp in question, and TheInternet's dismantling of it, was the subject of a five-part MinerBumping series. TheInternet handwaved all that stuff in a few sentences.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > yeah kind of looking for a corp that is growing
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > I had an ore buyback system that we had actually started running when the big drama happened
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > id like to get that up and running in a growing corp if possible
koiso Phoenix > well i like to supply my leaders with the equipement and backing they need
koiso had a plan for the corp, and TheInternet had one of his own: An ore buyback program. Things hadn't worked out in the past, but he still believed in his dream. Always follow your dreams, kids.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > ive got basically what I need to get started, but if you want to help fund ore buyback once it gets up and running it might help prevent any possible temporary shortfalls if we get very eager miners
koiso Phoenix > well i can start you out as a director give you an orca if you dont alrdy have one and i have a bowhead in waiting... we deffently need miners cuase im still working on mineing skills
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > alright, that sounds great
Almost exactly ten minutes after meeting TheInternet, koiso floated the idea of making him a director. TheInternet hadn't even joined the corp yet. Suddenly invested in the corp's future, TheInternet put in an application to join.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > o/
koiso Phoenix > that dark guy seems sketchy to you or is that just me
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > theres nothing he can really do as long as you dont give him access to anything
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > ill keep an eye on him though
koiso Phoenix > your awesome
koiso continued to recruit new members to the corp. She asked her new confidant if "that dark guy" was suspicious. This kind of profiling was the full extent of PwnySquad's internal security.
koiso Phoenix > i have given you director status ill put alittle money in the corp wallet but i have to get to bed i have to be up for work in the morning :) i'll see you tomarrow i should be back on by 4pm central time
Thirty-six minutes after meeting TheInternet, koiso made him a director. Some would rob whatever corp assets existed, take over the corp, and be done with it. But this journey was far from over.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > hey did you say you had a bowhead too?
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > I've got a bunch of retrievers I need to move as well, mostly fitted
koiso Phoenix > yea im not worried about loosing money or ships right now but once we get going then i will tighten down on the money and ship giving
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > hey can I borrow your bowhead? i need to move a whole crap load of retrievers a ton of jumps
koiso had said earlier that she liked to give her corp's leaders all of the equipment and support they needed. TheInternet intended to put that promise to the test.

koiso's CEO alt contracted over the 1.3 billion isk ship without hesitation. In doing so, and in making TheInternet a director, koiso had shown faith. But the New Order has never been interested in a little faith, or even a moderate amount of faith. We want it all. Full faith. Nothing less.

To be continued...


  1. "koiso had a plan for the corp, and TheInternet had one of his own: An ore buyback program. Things hadn't worked out in the past, but he still believed in his dream. Always follow your dreams, kids."

    lool. I wonder if I will ever get that Ore Buyback going? :/

  2. Another failure from Anti-ganking being unable to save anyone XD

    1. I wonder why they don't just save the poor miners and freighters :(

  3. The irony is that when james did this post he was talking about the lack of trust that code members have with each other, but obviously code members are to slow to read between the lines and realize that.

    And now cue the butt hurt code members saying that its not true.

    1. ^^^ first of many that cant read between the lines.

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    3. Anonbear 9:54 and 10:07,

      You are mistaken. All of us here at the New Order fully trust TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet with anything. He is an honorable leader and would be trusted with director roles in any of our Corporations.

      We fully trust TheInternet to enforce the Code in any situation.

      You sound like you might not have a mining permit.

      Would you like to buy a mining permit?

    4. That's nice my good chap, but I'm sure you noticed, chap, that none of these chaps who you insist are CODEdot chaps actually are. You see, chap, they're New Order chaps.

  4. Looking forward to the rest of this series!!!

  5. Hi! I'm from Nigeria, can you send me ISK?

    1. You're not doing that right. Hi, I'm from Nigeria, and I want to send you ISK, but first you have to make me director of your corporation so that I can be certain I'm not accidentally giving ISK to someone else.

  6. I found God while station spinning

    1. Are you ready to accept James 315 into your heart?

  7. Who in their right mind would accept a lying despot with delusions of grandeur and adequacy for anything?

    1. If you are speaking of James 315.. Then you have already accepted that he holds absolute power over Hisec by claiming that he is a "despot". You need only to take one more step and accept that he was freely elected and that the Code will save Hisec.

      Would you like to buy a mining permit?



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