Saturday, April 30, 2016

CODE. Is the Most Relevant Alliance in EVE

You know, we live in a cynical age. Much of the EVE playerbase is disillusioned. They no longer believe in the things they once valued. In years past, EVE players took great pride in green killboards and high kill-to-death ratios. They believed these were the marks of a truly elite alliance. But then came the Goons, who mocked killboard stats as a measure of worthiness. Eventually, players even came to realize that everyone's killboards are green because all kill assists count as kills.

Then came the time when players looked upon the grand sovereignty maps with wonder and admiration. Surely it must be this, having power over large swaths of space, that gave one the true measure of greatness. Who could deny the bold colors of empires painted in broad strokes across nullsec?

Alas, it was not to last. With the rise of coalitions and the renter economy, space had to be meted out to meatshields and pets and renters. Alliances such as Pandemic Legion spurned the holding of sovereignty directly. After the introduction of FozzieSov, some even questioned--to CCP Fozzie's horror--whether sovereignty was worthwhile at all.

And so it was that a new measure of worth took hold in EVE: That of relevance. In a time when worth and power and elite PvP skill could not be quantified, relevance allowed players to judge one another by an unquantifiable, purely subjective standard. Everyone determines for himself whether a leader, corporation, alliance, or coalition is relevant or not. No longer is it necessary to kill a player's ships or drive his alliance from its systems. One need only declare one's enemy "not relevant", and moral victory is assured.

Is CODE. relevant? Those who oppose the New Order would say it is certainly not. Highsec doesn't count. The Code isn't real. Echoes of the old Miner Bingo quote, "Bumping? That won't do anything."

They would say CODE. isn't relevant. Ay, there's the rub. They would say it isn't relevant. But would they believe it? As we've seen, one cannot take a carebear at his word. Look to his actions.

Last week, in the aftermath of the permaban of Agent loyalanon, CODE. changed executor corps. An alliance's executor corp needs a majority of the votes of its member corps. It's a silly mechanic with a sillier solution: The executor packs the alliance with a bunch of alt corps under its control. When the executor changes, new alt corps shuffle in, and the old ones shuffle out. At the same time as this was happening, The Conference Elite, CODE.'s second-largest corp, had to change its CEO. But this was impossible, because loyalanon was the CEO, and he couldn't log in.

Agent Mildron Klinker was to be loyalanon's replacement at the head of TCE. Allegedly, when a corp's CEO is permabanned, the player with the strongest claim will be given control by CCP. As loyalanon's eldest living trueborn son, Mildron had the strongest claim. Yet CCP refused to act. A new CEO can be voted in by a corp's shareholders, but 412nv Yaken, a TCE shareholder, had also been permabanned.

Thus, TCE sat out of CODE. while Mildron sought out other shareholders. One was located, but he wasn't able to play EVE for several days. The corp waited until his return to EVE, which was followed by the transfer of shares, a 24-hour shareholder vote for new CEO, followed by a final transfer of CEO power at downtime, and then the application to return to CODE., which became effective after another 24-hour period.


Pictured above, the CODE. member dotlan graph, reflecting corps' departure and re-entry into the alliance. EVE's cumbersome corp mechanics are not the most riveting subject in the world, I know. It's dry stuff. The absence of a 150-member corp from CODE., lasting for just over a week, is not exactly high drama. Unless one were absolutely fascinated by CODE., such dull, bureaucratic movements would not be considered very--what's the word?--relevant.

Right?


Within hours of the corp reshuffling, Reddit exploded. A post about CODE.'s member corps leaving rocketed to the top of the front page of the EVE subreddit, drawing an impressive 96% upvotes. It was big news.


Conversation about CODE.'s apparent collapse--represented by the loss of a 150-member corp--filtered into all of the other conversations. In a post about Fanfest badges, news of an alliance's collapse were presumed to be about CODE.


Then there were the rumors. Cap Stable podcaster Kuda Timberline seized on the chattering about Imperium losses in the north somehow affecting CODE.'s ability to shoot miners in highsec.


In a post about the latest nerf to freighter ganking, an alternative theory of CODE.'s demise was explored.


Followed by the merging of the theories.


An additional post on the subject was made, with 91% upvotes, helping to catch up anyone who had somehow missed the news.


Of course, the eulogizing followed.


Here, an Anti-Ganker expresses mixed emotions upon hearing the big news. But, ironically, it was among the Anti-Gankers that the optimism was the most cautious:


...For they have been burned by such rumors before.


Of course, no earth-shaking event would be complete without coverage from one of EVE's major news sites. Did the week-long absence of a 150-member corp from CODE. really warrant all of this attention, though? It must've been a slow news week. Nothing else going on in EVE.


Nothing, that is, aside from one of the biggest wars in EVE's history--easily the most significant war in half a decade. While TCE temporarily stepped out of CODE., Goonswarm Federation lost sovereignty in the Deklein region. Goon ownership of Deklein represented possibly the longest-running consecutive period of control anywhere in nullsec, as even CVA's sovereignty in Providence had been interrupted at times. CODE.'s corp reshuffle got more coverage in EVE media than the Deklein blitzkrieg. True, TheMittani.com is pro-Imperium and had less incentive to discuss nullsec events. But even the anti-Imperium site EveNews24.com barely covered the war in more detail.

Again, the event that gripped EVE's attention:


The fact is, no other alliance in EVE could generate so much conversation by the temporary dropping of a 150-member corp. Not Goonswarm, not Pandemic Legion, nobody. They'll deny it, swear up and down that it isn't the case, but their actions say otherwise: Maybe CODE. is somewhat relevant.

This is real talk, so I'll come right out and say it. I am the second-most well-known EVE player today. That might sound like a bold claim--even an outrageous one. Then again, consider the EVE playerbase. Most EVE players live in highsec and never leave. The majority of players don't follow the official forums, or read the news sites, or browse the EVE subreddit. By the first time they come across names like Sion Kumitomo or Grath Telkin or Elo Knight, or older ones like Chribba or SirMolle, they've been spending weeks, months, or even years hearing "Praise James!" Highsec players get virtually no content from anyone other than CODE. and the New Order. That's how the majority of EVE players experience the game.

Then there's the minority, those who venture out into nullsec. A minority of EVE players do read about the game and engage in the community outside of the EVE client; they read news sites and forums and Reddit. Those people? They dropped everything to watch, with rapt attention, as a 150-member corp left CODE. for a week.

So you have a minority who pay a lot of attention to CODE., and a majority who pay attention only to CODE.

You do the math. It's easy. CODE. is the most relevant alliance in EVE.

You know the reason why. It's because the CODE always wins. Always.

55 comments:

  1. Relevance: D A story for the Grand Kids for sure!

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  2. "The CODE Always Wins. Always" Perhaps OP did not really know that CODE lost 50 billion to a Spy. Doesn't sound like winning "Always" to me. Unless losing is winning. Then you are definitely "winning". Confused? Everyone is. Get used to it. It's CODE Logic.

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    1. @anon 648
      A week ago i told you salty hisec bitches not to get excited, that you were being played for fools. Now here you are, desperately grasping at a story about someone stealing pennies from the most relevant alliance in EvE.
      You posting like a spergy retard has in fact guaranteed CODE yet another win.
      Please shut your shithole and stop embarassing the rest of us hisec citizens.

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    2. lol Anon 727 is so mad.

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    3. @Anon 727. Still shows that CODE doesn't Always win. So Please stop crying and show them some respect. Whining about how you didn't get robbed and it didn't matter anyways makes it only more salty.

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    4. The Code ALWAYS Wins!!!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!!!

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    5. Pluheese 51 & 53 are just poorly played veers alts. Get rekt shitbears, you embarass us all. XD

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    6. "The Code ALWAYS Wins!!!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!!!" Scream that lie louder from your basement Loyalanon! A Story for the Grandkids for sure!

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    7. lol CODE logic. F@!L

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    8. The Code always wins.

      After all these years, your kind is still unable to comprehend even this fundamental phrase.
      These aren't just words; it's not just something we claim to do or strive to do.
      Instead, it is a fact, a direct consequence of the Code being what it is.
      The situation you're describing is a good example of this: if someone did in fact steal 50 billion ISK from the New Order of Highsec, it was a victory for the Code.
      If, on the other hand, it is just another baseless rumor, its very existence is a victory for the Code.
      The fact that you arrived here and commented about it is a victory for the Code.

      No matter what you do (or refrain from doing), we will always win.
      Because such is the nature of the New Order of Highsec.

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    9. You cannot win, because we never loose. Even what others consider a loss is a big win for us.

      That is what we did in the Alliance tournament, turned a loss into a win like no other ever could!!


      -Galaxy Pig

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    10. CODE LOGIC :) We always win whatever we do. lol tools.

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    11. True, we are tools.. tools of salvation and James315 wields us masterfully :)


      -Galaxy Pig

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    12. I have yet to see CODE win anything, fail ganks, inability to PVP, it's just a bunch of noobs screaming look at me like the bitches they are seeking to feel that their major failure is meant to be something of pride. In reality the only reason CODE even keeps trying is because they want to feel they have accomplished something when in reality all they have accomplished is being the laughing stock, joke, and most hated group in all of EVE along side The Mittani and the BoB Copy cat Imperium. However if you wish to continue to think that you have succeeded then by all means continue to be a failure and shame yourself to the point when I tell my children of you, it will simply be that of how NOT to play the game. XD

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  3. At least that spy (Zopiclone) did something about "it" unlike the rest of Carebear EVE just sits while getting fat and watches as per usual. Good Job on Zopiclone. Bad Job on rest of EvE's lazy players. Typical.

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    1. Wow, shame on Zopiclone. Still though, 50 bil is nothing for the New Order.

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    2. This just in: "There is nothing left" in the CORP hangars. Just in the CODE treasury and in individual member’s hangars. The Paranoia left behind by Zopiclone is real. Good on you Zopiclone. Had to see it with my own two eyes to believe it. Haters are gonna hate.

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    3. If there is "Nothing left" in the corp hangars, then why are freighters still getting dunked on top of your faces?

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    4. Anti-Paranoia responses from CODE lols! Keep posting those warm and fuzzy feeling messages to keep your feeble minds from feeling hurt over a loss of some ISK. Just a game you CODE trollolololols. Keep your angry kiddos with personality disorders in check. You might be dunking but its with dunkaroos son.

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  4. But I thought it was the end of code XDXD antigankers failed. .... again!!!

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    1. Those fukin ag fags, we all saw it coming. Well everyone but ag, again!

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  5. Pure win. Hail to the Savior!

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  6. Anti-Ganking hell, should be called Anti-Funing. What a bunch of salty PHags!

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  7. fuck you james 315 and fuck your code, your just a wannabe eve online gangster that cant spell and your an isp scammer, scamming people out of their hard earned isk and being a bully on a game which last time I checked any form of bullying is illegal, telling miners when, where, how, and how much they can mine well fuck if I came to your system I would hire an army and empty every asteroid and ice belt in your system region and have my army keep the gates closed then see you tough man your stupid ass around...probably would need an endless supply of kleenex because you wouldnt be able to bump the one miner standing up against a stupid pitiful thug-wannabe but whatever I will LET you play pretend have fun james 315 and and james 315 good luck finding out my characters name you have fun with that but heres a hint my character...its a guy with dreads and currently flying around in my Paladin Marauder so come find me big "boy"

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    1. Possibly the longest run on tear splerg ever. Would read again.

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    2. At least he named himself correctly, for a teary fag.

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  8. Messing with CODE members is so easy. They are so mentally weak its to EZ.

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    1. If by "messing with CODE" you really mean "shitposting spergy tears on minerbumping" then yes, it is easy by design, James made it easy so we can all laugh at your faggy shitposts.
      If it were hard you silly fucks would never post and we would not have you to laugh at.

      Try harder shitbag carebears!
      Another win for CODE!

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    2. Too Easy that angry CODE response! Ha Ha. Too Easy.

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  9. Too funny that Zopiclone stole 50 billion from CODE and then loyalanon and some other non-code guy got banned. Injury to insult.

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    1. A story for the grand kids for sure!

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  10. LOOOL

    I'd go to FanFest just to look at all the butthurt nerds celebrating the alleged demise of the New Order.

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  11. Eh, one day the CODE will fall apart or someone will betray it and they'll lose all their isk or something. It's the nature of the Beast of Eve. There was a time when BoB was unbeatable, and as a military force that was true. Not even the MC came close really. From someone inside betraying them, they fell.

    In the end, everyone falls, no matter how big or bad you are. All is consumed by EvE.

    ~~~~~)\~~~\0/~~~~/(~~~~~

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    1. You know that Q should rely be a G right? You poor uneducated miner.

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    2. It's ok Anon 2:48, BoB and MC are probably before your time. Especially if you think they're miners lol.

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  12. \o/ We are totally space-famous and awesome!

    I've said it before, I'll say it again, Praise James 315!


    -Galaxy Pig

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  13. James, if I do meet you one day... Beer's on me!
    A wonderful read!

    Praise James 315 and the New Order!

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  14. Someone gets pissed, infiltrates CODE and steals billions. All because of content we created. That's a win for CODE. all day long. We ARE the content creators of Hi Sec.

    You're welcome.

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  15. This is another story for the grandchildren!!

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  16. Came on my screen again while reading this, and I don't mean my coke this time :D

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  17. Not really relevant to all in my opinion. I blow my load in low and null where the real eve fun is, but i do have bigh sec alts that do trading/mining/missions etc, and i've even went into the "why am i dead?" Channel and taunted you nerds... i auto pilot my freighter 16+jumps, i AFK mine load after load of ore... i do what i want in high sec... there is no "code" lol. There is only one true savior in eve anyway: ALL HAIL LORD MITTANI, LONG LIVE THE IMPERIUM!

    P.S. i will continue to do what i want in bitchass hisec. You kids keep trying to be "relevant" in the most boring aspect of eve possible ��

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  18. Not really relevant to all in my opinion. I blow my load in low and null where the real eve fun is, but i do have bigh sec alts that do trading/mining/missions etc, and i've even went into the "why am i dead?" Channel and taunted you nerds... i auto pilot my freighter 16+jumps, i AFK mine load after load of ore... i do what i want in high sec... there is no "code" lol. There is only one true savior in eve anyway: ALL HAIL LORD MITTANI, LONG LIVE THE IMPERIUM!

    P.S. i will continue to do what i want in bitchass hisec. You kids keep trying to be "relevant" in the most boring aspect of eve possible ��

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    1. Anon 656 and 700 are trying to hard.


      -Galaxy Pig

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  19. You made a typo in the title at irrelevant

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    1. Nope. I just checked. Relevant is spelled correctly.

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  20. The majority of players don't follow the official forums, or read the news sites, or browse the EVE subreddit.

    trapping yourself with your own words. if the majority have no connection - how can you blame them for asking for nerfs? I guess the carebear Illuminati use telepathy. since you never repost; and seal club will clap all over this - I leave this for those not sucking down the yellow salty kool-aid.

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  21. Praise James 315, Savior of High Sec.

    Long live the New Order, long live CODEdot. \o/

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