Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Crazy Like a Foxbolt, Part 6

Previously, on MinerBumping... The secret origin story of Admiral Foxbolt, an (allegedly) CCP-approved player retention specialist, was revealed. The first CEO of The Wis, Foxbolt had been outraged by watching the video of a memorable presentation at Fanfest. Foxbolt vowed to put a stop to the cyber-bullying that takes place in EVE.

Foxbolt had been mocked in a previously closed thread on EVE-O. But Foxbolt continued to take the fight to the enemy in his own thread. His connection to The Wis wasn't the only thing that made him distinct from the rest of the Ganking Is Bullying crowd: He also boasted an endorsement from CCP.

(A fine attitude, if the "good cause" he referred to was enforcement of the Code.)

As Foxbolt reached the conclusion of his speech, he sent forth a call to action. Foxbolt knew he couldn't succeed in his quest alone. He needed help from the other people who still read EVE-O.

One more word of appreciation to his colleagues at CCP, and Foxbolt was ready for the reaction from the EVE community, come what may.

The community reaction was decidedly hostile. Last time, the mockery had taken place in a thread he hadn't discovered until it was already locked. Now Foxbolt was in a position to reply to each and every post that criticized him. He flaunted his CCP-approved status.

"Lions don't run."

...Yet even lions can't post in a locked thread. Reacting swiftly--more swiftly, perhaps, than usual--the ISD closed Foxbolt's thread. Notably, ISD Buldath cited nine separate grounds for the lock. (That must approach, if not claim, the record.) After quoting the nine different types of rule violations, Buldath wrote, simply, "No."

One of the rules cited did not bode well for the new sheriff. Annoyed by the closure of his thread, Foxbolt dashed off a petition to CCP:
"Dear CCP,
I caught into the following tread being put out in the open to discredit my efforts to help CCP Games.... https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6134390

I wrote the following tread to further show my company's support for CCP... and you will continue to have our support through every storm.... https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=453257

We hope to encourage the crowd that actually cares about the work and effort that CCP's staff commit to in order to keep EVE fully active."
Foxbolt pointed to the thread devoted to mocking him, and his own thread. (Both have since been deleted from EVE-O, hence the links are dead.) It didn't escape Foxbolt's notice that the anti-Foxbolt thread had been left open nearly ten times as long as his own thread. Now Foxbolt began to lose patience with CCP's lack of support for its player retention specialist:
Dear CCP & "Senior GM Cid",
The following email was sent to "ISD Buldath" for "Restricting Freedom of Speech". ISD Buldath abused his power by closing a tread when it wasn't even open for 15mins. The following letter was sent to him....

I noticed how you guys allowed a negative post regarding myself, and how you allowed it to remain up for at least 2 pages...However as soon as I post a tread exposing the light on some things that needed to be said.... you seem to think it's ok to restrict a person's freedom of speech..... all of your reasons can be countered..... but I'm not going to waste my time probing and making and example out of you at this time from a legal stand point.

Your not going to suppress the truth..... if you think you truly have power, and you attempt to silence me again, I will make a legal and moral example out of you.

You think about that while your being a prick behind the keyboard the next time you think it's a good idea to step on me.

Admiral. Foxbolt"
Less than two days had passed since Foxbolt's client's Hulk had been ganked by the New Order. In that time, Foxbolt was making more enemies than he ever could have imagined. He wouldn't be deterred, not even if the ISD stood in his way. Lions don't run. But why would Foxbolt's supposed allies at CCP be turning against him?

To be continued...


  1. ... and there is... so much more... left to tell.

    This is going to be a 13 part series, i'ma just let you know

  2. But why did Anti-Ganking Save his thread? (I love how he never once correctly spelled the word 'Thread' Correctly. Tread indeed.)

    1. Yes, I am amazed that this "Former federal officer" can't even spell correctly.

  3. The suspense is KILLING me!! I remember seeing some evemails and chats floating around about this guy, but I never saw the conclusion. This is pretty juicy stuff though.

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    1. I'm in AG and I've never met this guy. This is a really boring story. Why is this even a story? And how did AG fail in this case? Is there really nothing else to write about?

    2. @Anon 7:52

      When has Antiganking ever succeeded?

      And the answer is: Never.

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    4. 'And how did AG fail in this case?' AG always fails in EVERY case. Its the default setting of eve. Just like the UI being set to 100% or the Intro video playing the first time you launch the game.

  5. There's bat-shit insane, and there's this guy.

    Oh, and the number of dumb-asses that don't know what the First Amendment is about leaves me worried for the future.

    1. ^^ this.

      Plus, ima gonna go & get me a truckload of popcorn & get real comfy for this one .....

  6. "Your not going to suppress the truth..... if you think you truly have power, and you attempt to silence me again, I will make a legal and moral example out of you.

    You think about that while your being a prick behind the keyboard the next time you think it's a good idea to step on me."


    *deep breath*


    1. On a more serious note: any qualified space psychologists want to speculate on whether this individual suffers from mental illness?

    2. I.Q. of what, like 80 maybe?
      80 on his best day.
      The EvE-O meltdown was funny.

  7. Foxbolt so desperately wants to be viewed as important by others. And the way he tried to wield his imagined authority against that ISD.
    I have seen a video of him spouting some nonsense about ganking is bullying and such.
    He seems to be somewhat simple-minded, or suffering from some sort of brain damage.
    If he really was a DoJ officer, even just a prison guard, that would fit into his fantasy of being important and having authority over others.
    He needs to be segregated from the general population for our protection.
    And pray that he is not breeding and raising a brood of little Ted Bundy's.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3uCdqQiOW0&list=PL_baSJpcqpUrNbDIlupZmFO3j5vBotAHF&index=1

      Hilarity starts at 00:20.

    2. I'm an excellent driver!

  8. Of course I've heard of the phrase "delusions of grandeur". I invented it.

  9. I reckon foxbolt has been telling porkie pies

  10. the saddest thing here today is that both foxbolt and james 315 are right.

    james wants a better highsec and chooses the asshole way to do it, its his way and by his own saying is successful at it.

    Foxbolt wants to create a more thriving community in the game where its not just about pixels but actually playing together.

    both have the same ideals in the basics, 1 chooses to do it like an asshole and the other is doing it the hello kitty island adventure way.

    in matter of execution of their plans james and foxbolt should talk .... maybe together they are stronger.

    1. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      You made me lol there. There is no room for the likes of fukbolt in EvE

    2. Dear anon 5:33.

      Than by your own account there is no room for code in eve either, this is a ying-yang situation.

      So perhaps said you do no not belong in EvE, if you feel this way

    3. just because somebody made a mistake at one point doesn't say his view of the game is bad.

      there are allot of people who did RMT and worse still do.

      now go hide in a hole anon

  11. Seriously this story is running a little thin now. Started off funny but not so much now.come on stop milking this and move on.

    1. still amusing for me, looking forward to the next installment.


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