It truly was, as Foxbolt said, a clash of the titans. The convo crackled with power. It was as if the world might split open at any moment.
The stakes were nothing less than the future of all highsec. loyalanon offered to sell Foxbolt a mining permit one last time before the convo came to an abrupt conclusion. Foxbolt readied himself for war. But his next challenge would come from unexpected quarters...
Thanks to EveSkunk, news of Foxbolt's threats against CODEdot were made public the very next day. The Crime & Punishment subforum on EVE-O became host to a thread about Foxbolt. The author went to Foxbolt's corp's official website to learn about the man's agenda. According to Foxbolt's website:
"A lifetime pc gamer who got tired of the cruel and inhumane treatment of good and moral players getting harassed and becoming victims of cyber-bullying, he took a stand and created his own company driven in building a team of experts in human relations to help players as human beings in building healthy and sustainable social and emotional relations among the gaming community. Before going into his own full-time business, he worked for the Department of Justice as a Federal Law-Enforcement Officer. After 12-years of law enforcement experience, he turned in his badge to pursue his passion for helping the gaming community. His passion and love for this product is what lead to the creation of "Battlestar Gaming, LLC". He is driven in helping CCP's monthly retention-levels by simply treating and caring for the players as human-beings."Foxbolt wasn't kidding around. His corp really was devoted to player retention, not mining or mission-running.
Thermal Damage spoke for most observers.
The thread was closed, so Foxbolt struck back with a thread of his own.
"I must admit in all my years of playing EVE that I've learned something very important about the personalty profiles of people. We all have a "Physical Reality Profile" and we all have a "Virtual Reality Profile". It is my belief at this time that our " "Virtual Reality Profile" is our true profile even in the physical reality. For the most part, if your a vindictive ******* in the virtual, that's honestly who you are in physical reality..... however you wear a mask and obey society's laws (while law abiding people are watching) in order to not get locked up.... and most of these "true assholes" keep their physical mouths shut because they don't want to get their teeth knocked out.Foxbolt took center stage, roundly condemning the previous thread and speaking with passion about his mission to improve player retention. What motivated him so? Now Foxbolt revealed the secrets of his past, the origin story of this unlikely hero.
I read the entire tread... I saw nothing positive, yet people who simply desire to be negative and striving to tear down something that truly aims to help humanity. I forgive you......."
Admiral Foxbolt has been biomassed a number of times. His corp, BATTLESTAR FEDERATION, had also been dissolved and reopened on numerous occasions.
Through its many iterations, Battlestar Federation has evaded many a wardec. Only its values remained constant.
Joseph Grafton was Admiral Foxbolt's alt. One look at his employment history tells the tale.
Over and over again, Battlestar Federation has been shut down, only to be reborn. It's hard to imagine that anyone would bother joining such a corporation, other than Foxbolt and his alts. And yet there was. One EVE player joined Battlestar Federation as his first corp.
Who was it, and what kind of a man would that experience make? WARNING: Plot twist incoming!
No... Not you...
It can't be...
To be continued...