Previously, on MinerBumping... Chip Patton publicized his organization in Elite Dangerous by telling everyone he was responsible for completely destroying CODE. in EVE Online. loyalanon wanted more information from Chip about his alliance's alleged destruction, and Chip began sending him a series of increasingly bizarre EVEmails. Despite claiming to have destroyed CODE. and to have permabanned 90% of its members, Chip seemed to support some aspects of the Code, and encouraged loyalanon to work with him.
Failing to get a response from loyalanon, Chip went to the Saviour of Highsec himself! Chip's first task was to persuade me to do away with the idea that I should consider the source. Sure, Chip might have zero credibility, but that didn't mean that what he was about to say now wasn't true. That would be a logical fallacy.
Chip told the story of his organization's two-year history of constantly fighting and defeating New Order Agents. But Chip was a subtle operator; as he said before, he was not one to fight on the battlefield. He was so under-the-radar that no one even knew his victories over the Code were taking place.
Translation: Chip defeated our suicide gankers by allowing them to be CONCORDed post-gank, after which they docked up for their aggression timers. Looks like we've got a new Napoleon on our hands.
According to Chip, his was the first organization that CODE. has ever wardecced. And in highsec, no less!
For an organization that he'd brought to extinction, Chip was surprisingly interested in the idea of tweaking CODE.'s procedures.
It only got more strange: Chip proposed that his organization would pay CODE. to perform Code enforcement. Sadly, the proposal involved too much red tape for us to consider.
Actually, the New Order has always been strongly in favor of freedom of speech. Of course, every reasonable person agrees that free speech requires some limits. For example, one can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater, as it would be reckless and irresponsible--just like criticizing the Code and the New Order.
Sounds like a bunch of utopian, pie-in-the-sky stuff to me. Call me a cynic, but I prefer the cold, hard pragmatism of the Code and the glorious, perfect highsec it promises to create.
Chip had come a long way, from "I destroyed CODE. and permabanned everyone" to "Let's talk about how I can give money to CODE." What can account for such a transformation? Easy: Chip had spent a few minutes talking to loyalanon. That's how good our Agents are at influencing people. The more time you spend with the New Order, the more you'll come around to their way of thinking. Just another example of why loyalanon is one of the most highly regarded diplomats in EVE history.