Previously, on MinerBumping... Agents Liek DarZ and Plasma Death ganked an untanked Retriever piloted by Qila McClusky. She rejected Liek's advice to buy a mining permit and fly a tanked Procurer. The next day, she was ganked again in Osmon, where she let loose with an hour-long tirade in local. Then Qila revealed a plot twist: She had deliberately allowed herself to be ganked in order to prove that the New Order is filled with sociopaths!
When Qila again declared her intention to quit, some in Osmon suggested EVE wasn't the right game for her. She disagreed. She loved everything about EVE--even suicide ganks!--but couldn't tolerate sociopaths.
To prove her point, Qila cited some mental health statistics. Based on her calculations, CODEdot could account for most of EVE's sociopath population. That's optimistic. Oh, if only 10% of EVE players joined the New Order! We'd have highsec cleaned up in no time.
Osmon residents began to question Qila's reasoning. Earlier, Qila claimed to have an alt who lost "hundreds" of ships by PvP'ing in wormholes. Then why was she so worked up about one measly little Retriever?
Qila explained that she was fine losing ships. She didn't even care about suicide ganks, generally. The only problem was that CODEdot was filled with sociopaths. Nothing to do with ganking at all, she said. Presumably this means Qila would still object to the New Order if its members were miners instead of gankers, if they did their mining in a sociopathic manner.
The miner's master plan was even more elaborate than previously understood. Not only did Qila allow herself to be ganked while mining--the plan to expose sociopaths was the whole reason she went mining in the first place! Agent Liek DarZ had played right into her hands.
Osmon local was treated to further details about Qila's exposé on the New Order: The whole system is designed as a means to harvest tears on an industrial scale. (I suppose saving highsec is just a nice side benefit.)
It was obvious that Qila was upset. Liek DarZ reminded her that she could get better results by piloting a tanked Procurer, but the very idea infuriated her.
In addition, Qila rejected any suggestion of remaining at her keyboard while mining. She quoted from a medical article to prove it posed real-life harm not to be AFK.
Liek Darz tried to show Qila that there were options other than AFK mining in an untanked Retriever. This only made Qila even more angry. She was being kind of stubborn, to be honest.
An hour and a half after the Retriever gank occurred, Osmon local was still in an uproar. If Liek DarZ was going to teach this miner anything, he was going to need to draw upon all of his training as a New Order Agent.
To be continued...