Zazz quickly learned that although EVE and Elite Dangerous are different in many ways, there are also a number of similarities between the two gaming communities.
For example, there are areas of Elite Dangerous in which players do not expect to encounter PvP. Those areas have become populated with bot-aspirants.
Indeed, when dealing with some PvE'ers, one must wonder if Elite Dangerous received an influx of traffic from EVE. Those subscribers had to go somewhere.
Since Elite Dangerous is fairly new, everyone is a "new player". But the players have learned much from the EVE experience. They're already whining about player retention. It took EVE nearly a decade for that to become popular!
In Elite Dangerous as in EVE, there are a lot of misconceptions about the rules of the game. Carebears seem to be operating under the assumption that elite PvP is forbidden. My goodness, the game has "Elite" right there in the title!
Controversy soon erupted when Elite Dangerous became plagued by an organization calling itself CODE. They patrol the supposedly "safe" areas of the game, enforcing a "Code of Conduct" which discourages certain forms of gameplay. They even have the gall to lay claim to free, unclaimable territory--and charge a travel permit for anyone who passes through!
It didn't take long for the EVE refugees in the Elite Dangerous community to connect the dots. CODE must be CODE.!
But there's a plot twist: CODE's leaders have publicly stated that all similarities between CODE and CODE. are purely coincidental. Though CODE contains many EVE players, few if any are active Agents of CODE. However, these reassurances have only angered CODE's enemies. CODE collects a large volume of tears by saying it isn't CODE.
Former EVE players have lashed out against CODE, and have attempted to organize resistance movements to prevent CODE from taking over Elite Dangerous the way CODE. has taken over highsec. One group of rebels is called "Divine Reapers".
"While we have packed a huge punch and dealt devastating blows to CODE. in EVE Online, our numbers have always been very few. Our group is small, very cohesive, and deadly efficient and that is the way we prefer to keep it."Divine Reapers' leader, Chip Patton, claims he can defeat CODE just like his group defeated CODE. in EVE. Oh, wait, you haven't heard of Divine Reapers? You didn't know they destroyed the New Order? Allow Chip to enlighten you further:
It's an amazing tale. The story of how the Divine Reapers and its 200 allies won the war against CODE. is an epic one. (You won't hear that story on MinerBumping, biased as it is!)
The Divine Reapers aren't alone in fighting CODE. A player named Beckstation organized a resistance movement of his own. Here's his call to action, before it was deleted:
"As we know the CODE are a group of players who do really random stuff like blockades or hunting [half the time I don't think they know what they want to do]Unfortunately, sometimes the similarities between Elite Dangerous and EVE can be too much...
Me and my group [a very low and quiet bunch] plan to go for a full out attack and destroy what has become the CODE. Even though they are normally causing lots of issues, the CODE are still something that Me and others want gone, I have encountered they before and they mainly use FDL and Pythons and maybe a vulture or two.
I am looking for scouts, fighters and support for an attack. For any that want to help post below your ship and what you could help with. When it comes to fighting we want big ships, and people would can lead a wing. This will be a full scale attack and many will die, so have insurance.
We have around 5-7 people atm, but as you know, more are needed. If you know anything or want to join, contact me on this thread or look for me in game - CMDR Beckstation
See you in the black commanders.
Update - We have been using scouts to find out locations and info about the codes activities and plans for the future, its all going fairly well at the moment. If people are still wanting to join, give me a friend request in game and ill get back to you. I am mainly after UK players as that's where most of us are based."
...It looks like the CODE always wins there, too. And the Anti-CODE crowd is nonstop failing daily.