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/We begin in the in-game Recruitment channel, where koiso and TheInternet first made contact.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Hi
koiso Phoenix > whats up
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > not much, curious about your corp
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?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!"
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
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > ah what were you doing overseas...Or not. koiso went on vacation without telling her old corp, leading to its demise. Now she was ready to start a new corp.
koiso Phoenix > just seeing the sights
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > and im sorry to hear about your allianceThis time, koiso was prepared. She had a well-thought-out plan for the corp.
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
koiso Phoenix > i see you alrdy in a corp not happy with it... lol ok npAt 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 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
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > yeah kind of looking for a corp that is growingkoiso 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 > 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
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 minersAlmost 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.
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
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > o/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 > 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 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 timeThirty-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?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.
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'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...