The anti-griefing movement is organizing an event for the Ides of March. Interesting. Let us now turn to another Elite Dangerous-related matter. To begin with, recall the MinerBumping post about the Elite Dangerous CODE Conspiracy. A fellow named Chip Patton, who plays both games, attempted to rally the ED community against an organization called CODE. He burnished his credentials by claiming that he'd already defeated CODE. in EVE:
It was quite a victory, according to Chip Patton. For those who belong to CODE. in EVE, an important question remained: Who the heck was Chip Patton?
He looks like any other anti-Code resistance leader. Despite his claims of grandeur, he lacks the notoriety of, say, a JTClone Ares or an Admiral Foxbolt.
His corporation, Divine Reapers, is similarly unknown. How could this be?
The only evidence of Chip's victory over the CODE. is a medal that was awarded to him. Could it be true? Did Chip and the Divine Reapers really destroy CODE., and nobody knew about it? Agent loyalanon, the CEO and executor of CODE., became concerned about the fate of his alliance. If it was indeed destroyed, he figured he'd better find out. So he arranged a sit-down with Chip himself.
loyalanon > o/loyalanon wasted no time. This was a matter of the utmost importance.
loyalanon > just a quick question looking at your decorations
loyalanon > did you self award them?
Chip Patton > No
loyalanon > then how did you destroy code when we are still going?
Chip Patton > I only became CEO after the fight Nemeratu/IKR/CODE war-decced us.Chip didn't deny that he'd destroyed CODE. But from the very beginning, he showed a tendency to toss around references to unrelated people and organizations for some reason.
loyalanon > how did you get the decoration then if we are still around?
Chip Patton > "Awarded by Kilgoresmudge"
loyalanon > so you didnt actually do anything?
loyalanon > what does becoming a destroyer of code involve? XD
Chip Patton > No, I infiltrated IKR which was hired by you guys, gave the Goonswarm trading POS to Marumites and had it blown up :)Chip's theory of destroying CODE. was a lot more complicated than one might think. It involved IKR, Goonswarm, Marumites (The Marmite Collective?) and a mysterious gentleman named Nemeratu.
loyalanon > so you had to infiltrate an entirely different corp/alliance to code to become a destroyer of code?
loyalanon > how does that work
Chip Patton > Nemeratu did, and on minerbumpers it seems he was pretty high up there.
loyalanon > whos nemeratu
Chip Patton > lol
Chip Patton > He was banned in one of those sweeping CCP bans last year when it went down.The allegedly permabanned Nemeratu was shrouded in such mystery that he couldn't be Googled. Either that, or Chip misspelled the name of the character. Regardless, loyalanon found it frustrating to speak with Chip. Like a conspiracy theorist, Chip continually went on tangents about someone who was connected to someone else.
loyalanon > google returns nothing
Chip Patton > Need me to do an archive search on waybackmachine?
loyalanon > sure
Chip Patton > Hang tight...
Chip Patton > nemuritoru still getting linksChip clarified that the man of mystery was Nemuritoru. Despite having an extensive employment history dating back to 2006, Nemuritoru wasn't ever a member of CODE. Furthermore, loyalanon was able to prove that Nemuritoru wasn't permabanned. But Chip took this as evidence of CODE.'s defeat.
loyalanon > he left a corp 2 months ago
loyalanon > he wasnt in the banwave
Chip Patton > So CODE surrendered then?
loyalanon > to what?
Chip Patton > I figured you would have been more prone to admit he was banned than surrendered :S
loyalanon > you said he got bannedThough Nemuritoru is apparently able to log in and change corporations at will, Chip wasn't convinced that he wasn't banned. According to Chip, if a CEO is banned, his corp surrenders all wardecs. If true, it would be an interesting game mechanic--especially if your corp belongs to an alliance.
loyalanon > which ive just proven that you lied
Chip Patton > He wardecced us and then... surrendered...
Chip Patton > Yeah kinda what happens when you're the CEO and start a war and get banned (no seriously)
loyalanon > its cute how you dont have any proof to back up your claimsloyalanon began to suspect that maybe Chip didn't earn that "DESTROYER OF CODE" medal after all. More and more it was looking like a case of stolen valor.
Chip Patton > Except the hate mail from Nem...
loyalanon > he was never in code
loyalanon > and ive never heard of him
loyalanon > and he also wasnt banned
loyalanon > so this brings me back to my original question
loyalanon > code is still around and you have a decoration saying you are a destroyer of code
loyalanon > how did that work if you didnt destroy us?
Chip Patton > No he was banned, I got hate mail from his alt.Chip wasn't backing down. From his perspective, Nemuritoru and CODE. were practically joined at the hip. For example, they both called him liars. Maybe there was something to this after all. Had Chip Patton succeeded where all of the other rebels failed?
loyalanon > some random non-code person gets banned, how does that affect us?
Chip Patton > You can try that if you want, but all the sudden he's talking mad shit on behalf of code (oh and calling me a liar and everything else like you are) and then up and surrenders and doesn't log back in for nearly a year later...
To be continued...