Bull of Doom didn't know it, but he was about to engage in a thrilling round of PvP. Bull was a highsec miner. Judging by the sentiments expressed in his bio, he was not fully prepared for life in modern highsec, which is all about good government.
Bull's opponent was Agent Ilithyia Borgia, an accomplished and elite PvP'er. Who won? If you guessed that the CODE always wins, you are correct. Ilithyia's succeed-fit Catalyst defeated Bull's fail-fit Retriever easily.
Our Agent was a champion, and she reasonably assumed that the miner might like to meet her. Rather than invite the miner to a convo, however, Ilithyia allowed Bridget Bishop to make the introduction. This impressed our Agent's importance upon the carebear.
Bridget Bishop > Greeting minerCelebrity meet-and-greets don't always go well. Bull was mistaken about Ilithyia's affiliations. Actually, there was a New Order corp called Literally ISIS, but it is currently closed.
Bridget Bishop > may I introduce you to Agent Ilithyia Borgia
Ilithyia Borgia > Hello
Ilithyia Borgia > Do you know why I decomissioned your mining barge?
Bull of Doom > because you harvest tears
Bull of Doom > you are literally isis
Literally ISIS was not literally ISIS, however. You can still read the corp description, which is available on EveWho.
Ilithyia Borgia > Actually ISIS cuts off real people's headsExtended periods of highsec mining are as bad for one's mental health as they are for one's spirit. Our Agents are often tasked with the job of getting miners back to their senses once they have been removed from an asteroid belt.
Ilithyia Borgia > This is a video game
Ilithyia Borgia > so your analogy is not just incorrect
Ilithyia Borgia > but displays a gross misunderstanding of what human suffering is
Bull of Doom > no, i'd say it's accurate
Bull of Doom > You must be an A-rab
Ilithyia Borgia > I am actuallyBull was even less grounded than most carebears.
Ilithyia Borgia > My father is Syrian
Ilithyia Borgia > and my mother is Jordanian
Bull of Doom > are you with ISIS?
Bull of Doom > or Assad??
Ilithyia Borgia > back to the unreality of EVEFocus is important. A carebear's thoughts tend to go in every direction but the right one. They may reject the Code, but they need its guidance more than anyone else in highsec.
Bull of Doom > back to the reality of terrorism
Ilithyia Borgia > you want to mine in James 315's teritory (highsec)
Ilithyia Borgia > you must pay 10 mil for a mining permit
Ilithyia Borgia > and follw the New Halaima Code of Conduct
Ilithyia Borgia > You can send the money directly to me
Bull of Doom > CODE's permits are a scam, as you gank regaurdless of permit statusMisinformation filled the young miner's head. He obviously hadn't been reading MinerBumping. Of all the carebears whose ships are destroyed, how many own permits?
Bull of Doom > which is basically what ISIS does
Bull of Doom > so you are ISIS
Ilithyia Borgia > That is incorrect
Bull of Doom > debatable
Bull of Doom > you may not gank terrorist sympathisers (sorry, "permit holders") but others in CODE willAdolf Hitler's reputation as a mining license provider continues to grow.
Bull of Doom > which is why this is a scam
Bull of Doom > and you are literally hitler
Ilithyia Borgia > You need a reality check miner
Bull of Doom > You are the one who needs to face reality
Bull of Doom > Terrorism is commonly defined as violent acts (or the threat of violent acts) intended to create fear (terror), perpetrated for an economic, religious, political, or ideological goal, and which deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combaWhen a miner reaches for a definition of "terrorism" or "extortion", it's safe to say he's lost the argument. Highsec miners lose arguments almost as often as they lose ships.
Ilithyia Borgia > how has your safety been threatened?
Bull of Doom > you literally tried to kill me
Ilithyia Borgia > no
Ilithyia Borgia > I destroyed an imaginary spaceship
Bull of Doom > yes
Ilithyia Borgia > in an imaginary world
Bull of Doom > no
Bull of Doom > you create fear or terror for economic gainsAccording to a Miner Bingo square, "Without miners, you'd have no ships!" Miners claim to be altruistic. But they never stop thinking about money--and RMT.
Bull of Doom > which is terrorism
Ilithyia Borgia > what economic gain do I get out of this?
Bull of Doom > isk
Bull of Doom > which, if you compile about 900 million, is worth about 20 USD
Ilithyia Borgia > incorrectA new possibility emerges from the sandbox: What if EVE players merely "roleplayed" as RMT'ers? That excuse probably wouldn't go very far. SOMER Blink only got away with it for a couple years.
Ilithyia Borgia > you cannot sell isk
Ilithyia Borgia > rmt is violation of the eula and tos
Ilithyia Borgia > in short - isk has no real world value
Bull of Doom > it's done regaurdless
Bull of Doom > it's illegal to be a terrorist too, but you're still doing it
Ilithyia Borgia > but it is not possible for me to "literally" harm you in any wayOf course, plenty of misguided individuals claim to be the legitimate government of a particular territory. We don't need to worry about that in highsec. The New Order's legitimacy has been established beyond any reasonable doubt or criticism. The Code reflects the will of the people. Key word: People. The daffy bot-aspirants complain about this even as they aspire to become something that cannot vote!
Bull of Doom > fear and terror
Ilithyia Borgia > of what exactly?
Bull of Doom > the fear of losing my ship
Bull of Doom > the villagers are just trying to make a living, but ISIS offers "protection"
Bull of Doom > the villagers refuse to support ISIS, for obvious reasons, and ISIS kills them
Bull of Doom > You are ISIS