Previously, on MinerBumping... A chance encounter with a bot-aspirant Hulk led to a legal crisis in highsec. The Hulk belonged to a "paying client" of Admiral Foxbolt, who had returned to EVE to provide player-retention services. After unsuccessful negotiations with our Agents, Foxbolt warned of the imminent banning of everyone in CODEdot. He claimed he had the full support of CCP.
Immediately afterward, Foxbolt drafted his recommendations to CCP on how to handle the Hulk incident. The considerate player-retention specialist forwarded a copy to key members of CODEdot--as well as his client. That way the Hulk pilot would know what he was paying for.
Foxbolt believed in a contradiction: That ganking is legitimate and allowed, but still constitutes harassment. You've heard of the "Ganking Is Bullying" movement, but you might be surprised how common the "ganking is harassment" belief is. For example, consider noted EVE blogger The Nosy Gamer, who typifies the "ganking should be allowed, but it's harassment [and therefore shouldn't be allowed]" sentiment.
For all his faults, Foxbolt managed to at least concede one of the other contradictions of the theme park crowd: Highsec PvP'ers have accounts, too.
Since Agent loyalanon wouldn't reimburse the Hulk, Foxbolt needed to get the money for his client from somewhere else. CCP has the power to print unlimited isk, so Foxbolt hoped they would step in.
Foxbolt concluded his petition to CCP. If there was any doubt that he directly equated ganking to harassment, it was dispelled by his final two paragraphs. In addition to requesting isk from CCP, Foxbolt casually suggested that they remove ganking from "zones" in highsec.
loyalanon offered some negative feedback, but Foxbolt dismissed it.
Nevertheless, Foxbolt was intrigued by his nemesis. He agreed to a casual convo to discuss matters while CCP's top men reviewed his proposal.
The main disagreement between the two sides came down to the Code. Our Agent held to his conviction that the best way for Foxbolt's organization to protect miners was to buy permits in bulk.
loyalanon offered to sell Foxbolt a permit for 10 million isk. He knew a tough customer when he saw one, but it was worth a try.
Interestingly, Foxbolt did make an attempt to untangle the "ganking is legitimate gameplay but illegitimate harassment" knot that goes unquestioned by so many carebears. According to Foxbolt, ganking should be allowed, but only if the target of the gank is an "asshole". Even if this position were to be adopted by CCP, I'm not sure it would have much of an impact on our operations.
With Foxbolt's proposal being run up the chain of command even as they spoke, the New Order's days were numbered.
loyalanon didn't have the heart to tell Foxbolt that CCP's own study demonstrated that ganking improves player retention. For now, it was more important that Foxbolt buy a permit.
War was on the horizon. Highsec would never be the same.
To be continued...
So when Foxbolt goes around telling miners how to fit for defense, giving them advice on how to live longer in high sec does he know he's acting as an agent of the New Order, and helping miners follow The CODE ?ReplyDelete
I thought for one moment he would agree to the permits, and start selling them to the miners. That would have been soo glorious :)
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This series of stories has inspired me. I'm activating an alt to enforce the CODE. I plan to begin operations this weekend.ReplyDelete
Not CODE.'s high profile targets!!! Will the CODE. nightmare that is Admiral Foxbolt ever end!? Can't wait for the ending!ReplyDelete
Praise be to James that he did not get ahold of The Schedule.. that would have been disastrous.Delete
I propose CCP give you the option to login as a PVE or PVP player. If you log on as a PVE player, others cannot engage you unless you go suspect or criminal. :pReplyDelete
If you login as a pve player, it will automatically move you to Singularity where you can mine to your heart's content without impacting the player economy on Tranquility.Delete
go suspect or criminal or undock.Delete
I could accept that with the small addition above.
...With the condition that 0ISK is the reward, and anything above a venture is 1million ISK. Including tank modules.Delete
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THIS. WILL. BE. EPIC.!!1ReplyDelete
"According to Foxbolt, ganking should be allowed, but only if the target of the gank is an "asshole". Even if this position were to be adopted by CCP, I'm not sure it would have much of an impact on our operations."ReplyDelete
Best. line. ever.
Also, glad I'm not one of our high profile targets. I wouldn't want to get ganked or anything.
Yepps. that part pest partDelete
I too loved that line.Delete
'According to Foxbolt, ganking should be allowed, but only if the target of the gank is an "asshole"'ReplyDelete
That cuts out 0.00001% of targets then.
Lol its Nathan all dolled up as the miner rights activist.Delete
Skirt and all.
Why didnt antiganking save himReplyDelete
Uh, dude, seriously. Actually read the post to determine whether it's relevant to post that.Delete
Or maybe, you know, come up with something else to say?
Loyal harvesting tears. Classic.Delete
anon 831 is kinda slow huh? Thick even. DullardDelete
No I'm quite in favor of code. But he's looking a lot like the "Meh, seems made up" guy when that's the only thing he posts.Delete
I love the rest of you guys but frankly he seems a bit of an embarrassment.
But why didn't anti-ganking stop him?Delete
That's like asking why AG couldn't stop you from being born. Your parents are too ugly to be stopped.
Hah! Joke's on you! Mr. Video isn't even my real name! You're spouting your childish insults at a internet video game character.Delete
AG fails.... wait for it..... AGAIN!!!!Delete
Them's fightin' words!Delete
I want to know more about this person who supposedly is a "client" of Foxbolt's....like, WTF were they thinking, how long did it take them to realize Foxbolt is insane, and how much did he pay? Did he pay in cash or ISK?ReplyDelete
Good question. On past form, quite possibly RL cash was asked for. He's running a LLC for chrissakes. If so what was the contract? What services were promised? What services rendered? How much? Does the IRS know? And why in the name of James did this "client" not make a background check on this mong?Delete
I think Foxbat is awesome! That's a special kind of crazy that demands popcorn and a good chair to sit back on and watch!ReplyDelete
I think Foxbat is a pretty cool guy. Eh space laywers and doesnt afraid of anything.Delete
There is a difference between 'doesnt afraid of nothin' and 'too stupid to know the difference'
Isn't this the idiot a couple weeks back that publicly called out CCP Falcon both on his personal website and EVE-O about some 'deal' he made with a senior GM and got himself perma'd?ReplyDelete
If so, good riddance... EVE does not need this kind of cancer polluting the player base...
I believe it's the same guy!Delete
Come join my new corp, only 4.99 USD.
Tell us again how EvE saved your life irl.
LOL U R BANNED!
Bullshit, Join mine for $4.75 a month :PDelete
All trolling aside, I think I speak for all of EvE - Carebear and Ganker alike - That we don't need this type of cancer in EvE. This is now the 2nd time he has tried to scam people out of RL money now. At what point does this moron learn that RMT and RL scamming is not cool.
Posting CCP correspondence - Check
Calling out and posting personal information on CCP staff - Check
Threats and attempted extortion of an ISD - Check
Spamming the forum and peoples inboxes with mad gibberish - Check
RMT - Check
Impersonating/mis-representation of CCP's involvment with this fool - Check
Is there any rule this dumb-ass didn't break? Then he rages on EVE-O when he gets banned like he was suprised this was going to be the outcome...
Funny thing is I don't think Foxbolt does this out of any malicious intent to scam. I think he believes all the silly things he says about helping CCP and its player retention. The most dangerous (or most hilarious) are the ones who truly believe their own bullturd.Delete
Remember, you are talking about somebody so stupid and incompetent that he basically got fired from a Federal job. As a prison guard.Delete
Do you know how hard it is to get fired from a gravy train job with the Fed?
Here's a hint: Very.
@Hairy Anon 4:58Delete
Are you fucking kidding. You first try to undercut my fair price of 4.99 USD by 24 cents. Then you have the hide to call it RMT. My space lawyer who is someone that has infiltrated a top level position in the CODE. agency informs my that RMT is trading ISK for real life currency. The real life currency came from direct payment, not from the ISK in game itself. Get your facts straight you crooked toothed wombat.
Yes, Nathan is still here you shitheads, ill just give myself a pat on the way oot.ReplyDelete
Oot oot damned spoot!Delete
*points finger at dimwitted retard*Delete
*wipes tears from eyes*
Saturday is likely Miner Grab Bag, and Sunday is KotW...are we going to have to wait until Monday for part 5?!? OH THE HUMANITY!!ReplyDelete
Try to keep your balls in your pants please.Delete
There already are "gank free zones" the rookie starter systems and the captains quarters. Go PvE there all you like.ReplyDelete
If "rookie starter systems" are "gank free", then why does CODE. continue to try and bring their butthole cases of AIDS to or near the starter system?
They don't. Then again, you are permabanned, so why do you care, shitbag? Have fun playing Hello Kitty Online, you incompetent failure as a human being.Delete
Check the list of rookie starter systems on the EveUni wiki and cross reference that with zkillboard. I doubt you'll find any CODE kills on there.Delete
Near rookie systems isn't in rookie systems. Hell, Jita is only two jumps from one. Should PvP be banned there as well?
Lol, it's going to be sad when this idiot realizes that the GM's do not give a single shit about anything he says and he fades into obscurity like all our other great enemies.ReplyDelete
He'll most likely biomass again... tragic.
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