Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Most Dangerous Autopiloter

All roads lead to the New Order.


Mr Vrix and the ST0NER SMURF gang from Vrix Nation originally imagined themselves as an anti-pirate force. But as they spent more time in highsec, they came to realize that the people carebears call "pirates" are actually the good guys. The members of Vrix Nation decided that the best way to serve highsec was to have their entire corporation join the CODE. alliance. You can read about their adventures on the ST0NER SMURF blog.


Vrix Nation's specialty is regulating the use of the "autopilot" feature.


As required under the terms of the Code, everyone who wants to make use of the autopilot feature needs to acquire a New Order permit. If they don't, they run the risk of being suicide ganked.


Vrix Nation is especially concerned about the number of EVE players who autopilot in their pods. Why would someone do this, unless they assumed they were completely invulnerable in highsec? It's the essence of bot-aspirancy.


However, not everyone is happy about the New Order's rules on autopiloting. Carebears actually send EVEmails to our Agents telling them that they won't comply. It's incredible.


It may be hard to believe, but there are plenty of Gabriel Jared Sheppards out there. Only the New Order stands in their way.


Others say that they're not carebears, but don't think it's "legitimate" to suicide gank pods. That's not their call, though. They don't own highsec.


AFK autopiloters have a lot in common with AFK miners. One can picture Leo Okel feeling quite at home in an anti-tanked Hulk.


What you might not guess is that Leo had a secret--a powerful secret. He was about to become Vrix Nation's arch-nemesis.


No longer constrained by the limits of his empty Capsule, Leo Okel revealed his true form: He claimed to be a CCP administrator!


After tens of thousands of ganks, it finally happened. The New Order messed with the wrong guy. If our Agents didn't pay him 100 million isk, they risked a permaban.


As time went on, the exact nature of Leo's threat became a bit muddled.


When all was said and done, Leo's privileged status as an administrator for CCP turned out to be the ability to file a petition with CCP. Quite a downgrade, really. One wonders what the GM thought of the petition. Leo said that if our Agent wasn't permabanned, he would cancel two whole accounts. In the very next sentence, he urged the GM not to accept blackmail. As of the date of this post, no one in Vrix Nation has been permabanned. I guess blackmail doesn't get you very far. My advice? Try the Code instead. Then you'll go places.

33 comments:

  1. Breaking News:

    Tianjin, China
    Two explosions have rocked the port city in Northern China which has left 50
    people dead and hundreds wounded. The explosions were powerful enough to shatter windows and blow doors of the hinges. Witnesses near where the blasts took place stated that two New Order catalyst spacecraft fell from the sky and landed in the port, destroying thousands of shipping containers. CONCORD's D.E.D is currently investigating the apparent suicide gank on world shipping and freight. "These terrorist actions against the economy will not be tolerated." CONCORD chief spokesman That Guy said. "The individuals responsible will face harsh consequences." Another witness who asked not to be named said "It was like an atomic bomb went off." The investigation is ongoing.

    In other news, the duality of Loyalanon's/Wolf Soprano's gender identity has
    landed him in hot water with prison officials. He was found to be in possession of banned reading materials while undergoing gender identification therapy. In addition, he was charged with disrespect for requesting a lawyer. He was also charged with disorderly conduct when it was found that he was in possession of a tube of expired toothpaste and dumped food onto the floor. A closed hearing will be held to determine if he will spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement. Soprano is service a life sentence for conducting suicide ganks on the innocent citizens of New Eden. Once his current clone expires, he will not be transferred into a new clone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello BM, are you even trying anymore? Are you ready to accept Jesus into your life?

      Delete
  2. Haha holy shit, the cognitive dissonance in those replies alone is enough reason to gank. Very entertaining :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yh when they get ganked they'll say anything really. Or nothing. It's about the same.

      Delete
  3. Looking at the Stoner Smurf website. I see a RL threat from Grand Inquizitor. Never forget a name like that. He threatened me with a bullet to the head back in 2013 when I popped his Covetor and 1 billion ISK pod. One of only two times I've sent an email on to CCP. (The other was when a guy threatened to send the Russian Mafia after my family.)

    Oh, I forgot about the guy who threatened to kill himself after losing a Hulk. I sent that one too.

    And people say we aren't saving highsec.

    BIng

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You probably saved the life of the guy who threatened suicide, so kudos to you for that. However, the other two incidents shows that you only saved yourself and your family.

      Delete
  4. Why don't I get mails like this? I have to keep coming here to read weapon grade tears.

    ReplyDelete
  5. (1) Claiming to be CCP Staff
    (2) Publicizing the contents of GM-player correspondence

    Leo Okel should be petitioned and punished accordingly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "Ethics of the game is compromised. I am not an animal."

      Oh, I dunno about that!

      Delete
  6. I quite like the comment agonising over the style guide's recommendation on putting a question mark inside the quotes. It seems almost a pity to observe the rest has been written in the usual broken-down lolcat patois.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Given his poor use of the English language up to that point in the mail, I was quite entertained that he chose to point out that little detail.

      Delete
  7. But... But... why didnt antigankers save these autopiloters?!?!?!?! oh thats right AG failed - again.

    The Code is non-stop winning!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow.....2 whole weeks into the month and only 643 mil in donations?
    I give more then that away on a daily basis.

    -=M=-

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello -=M=-, giving away isk is certainly a noble pursuit. However, I have noticed a tendency among those who oppose CODE to worry a lot about their ISK/Hour ratio. Due to this I find your statement a bit, allow me to say, disingenuous. While charity is a noble effort, lying about charity is certainly the road to hell. I don't want to judge but make sure you are walking with Jesus.

      Delete
  9. [quote]As required under the terms of the Code, everyone who wants to make use of the autopilot feature needs to acquire a New Order permit. [/quote]

    I doubt this. On the one hand the code is completely silent on the issue of autopilting. On the other hand reading the publications on this blog I had the impression that being afk (or autopiloing) invalidates any permit. So even permit-holders could be rightfully ganked.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dywisa, "N"August 14, 2015 at 3:44 PM

      That's the point of the permit : you buy one, then they find whatever reason to void it. And boom, you're dead :)

      Delete
    2. Have you ever seen what happens when Agents find a permitted miner who responds in local within 1 minute of being addressed?

      The answer is: A pleasant conversation, followed by, "Carry on."

      Delete
    3. Dywisa, "N"August 14, 2015 at 5:56 PM

      I've also seen something like : "The general consensus is to let up to 15 seconds to answer. You didn't answer in a timely fashion, therefore you were AFK. Your permit is now void. Please buy another permit".

      Something along those lines. And, of course, with lots a pew pew before.

      Delete
    4. And if you answer like the Code tells you you're supposed to, (because you're not AFK,) then you're perfectly fine.

      Do you think that if you're at your keyboard, and aware of local, (like you always should be) that you'd need 30 seconds or more to respond?

      So many miners complain that they are ganked with no warning. The Permit is the thing that gives you that warning.

      Delete
    5. Look at it this way: if things get to the point where you can get ganked it's evidence you weren't following the code, regardless of what actions an agent may or may not choose to do. There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe, and if you're doing things properly you should be nearly impossible to gank in the first place.

      ~A cuddly carebear

      Delete
    6. Dywisa, "N"August 14, 2015 at 6:42 PM

      And if you're doing things properly to be nearly impossible to gank, then why paying for a permit in the first place ?

      Delete
    7. Indeed; if you're playing the game in a code-compliant way you should have little need for any "protection" it may or may not provide. A permit isn't a tanking module. The code isn't about buying protection, it's about learning how to protect yourself.

      ~A cuddly carebear

      Delete
    8. Dywisa, "N"August 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM

      Funny, and i thought multiple posts on the blog were like "Permits are the best tank ever" ?

      Having my d-scan on and aligning is not being code compliant. At best, it could be considered escaping Code's authority. And since Code really has no authority or legitimity at all, it is only being cautious. :)

      Delete
    9. When you pay attention to D-Scan and Local, and stay aligned, you are doing exactly what James 315 demanded that you do according to the Code. This is called being "Code-Compliant."

      And yes, a Permit is a vital part of the tank of any miner. It costs 10 million isk, and gives you a warning to respond to and an additional 30 seconds to respond before being ganked- and if you meet that response you don't get ganked at all.

      How you can possibly argue that a permit doesn't protect you is absurd.

      Delete
    10. >Funny, and i thought multiple posts on the blog were like "Permits are the best tank ever" ?

      Yes, once you have the code in your heart, you find you'll find you have little use for the piece of paper. Perhaps you have found a small slice of the freedom that was promised to high-sec friend?

      After all what can a permit do?

      Can it scout a route for you? No.
      Can it watch local for you? No.
      Can it press d-scan for you? No.
      Can it equip a tanking module? No.
      Can it pre-align your ship? No.
      Can it escort your freighter? No.
      Can it remind you of the consequences of not doing these things?

      Well, yes, it does that very well. In that way it is invaluable.

      ~A cuddly carebear



      Perhaps we are

      Delete
    11. Dywisa, "N"August 14, 2015 at 9:19 PM

      Ming, you should remember one thing : the one and ONLY content Code feasts upon, is ganking. Whatever words you might choose to blind yourself, this is the plain and simple truth.

      In the light of this, being cautious is not being "code compliant". It's denying content to Code members. That is not the same thing :)

      Delete
    12. Dear Ming Tso,

      I'm sorry but I have to come back to my question which you so eloborately evade. Isn't the author spreading misinformation in claiming "everyone who wants to make use of the autopilot feature needs to acquire a New Order permit."???

      Technically you might argue, anyone in highsec is required to buy a permit regardless of his or her activity. But in the context of the blogpost it appears as if buying apermit would prevent ganking by CODE while autopiloting which is obviously not the case.

      Delete
  10. I don't know what happened to the New Order. I just recently returned from a long break from EVE, and no longer do I see New Order in system doing their roleplay.

    A year and a half ago, they were hilarious. They stirred up every system, giving all the mission runners and miners something to make their dreary existences more tolerable.

    What do we have now? Occasionally, CODE ganks someone. Quietly. No fanfare, no fuss. No interest.

    I recall such champions as Lord Mandelor and Father Julius (sp?). They had the same talk and tone as this website, and were very entertaining. Alas, such days seem gone forever.

    ReplyDelete
  11. CODE won't stop with their systematic attack on new players even when the game's player numbers have dropped below their IQ. Why am I not surprised?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lol i really like that one hahahahahahahahah

      Delete
  12. Believe it or not, autopilot does have a use for adults who have a life to manage while they play. Not that you 14-year-old CODE-talking jackasses would know anything about having a life.

    And may I suggest informing new players of this "Code" and these "permits" before killing people who have never heard of them? Your failure to do so really just betrays your true motives: just killing people for fun and then justifying it later with all this role-play, teenage bafflegab. Grow the fuck up, morons. You're driving people from the game.

    ReplyDelete

Note: If you are unable to post a comment, try enabling the "allow third-party cookies" option on your browser.