Monday, May 2, 2016

Forum Freakout, Part 1

The New Order's achievements in the field of elite PvP are well known. Equally impressive are its achievements in the economic field: Over 1,200 individuals and entities have purchased over 1 trillion isk worth of shares in the New Order. Ours is the first truly democratic economy in EVE, built not by conquest or bot-aspirant PvE, but through volunteerism and civic pride.

Since 2012, our progress has been charted on a special thread in the Market Discussions subforum on the official EVE forums. The thread is a marvel, weighing in at more than 860 replies and 126,000 views!

Side note: That view count is especially impressive today, as the forums have become a mere shadow of what they once were. The ISD's over-moderation drove the posters away, forcing CCP to accept the EVE subreddit as a replacement. A subreddit, ironically enough, that CCP has no ability to moderate. The more ISD tightened their grip, the more posters slipped through their fingers. Truly a lesson for us all. End side note.

Over the years, our thread has been accepted as the crown jewel of the Market Discussions subforum. There are frequent updates, and the occasional investor question is answered.

But one day, this blissful posting experience was interrupted by someone making off-topic comments. ISD Buldath purged the offending posts. But the mystery saboteur was already at work elsewhere in the subforum.

The man was named Fin Udan, and he had a bone to pick with the New Order. Having been repulsed from the New Order's stronghold, Fin opened up new threads from which to launch his attacks.

In the OP of Why is James315 in this forum?, Fin set forth the basis of his critique. Or not.

Eventually, Fin got around to repeating the complaints he'd originally made in the New Order thread. Basically, he felt the New Order's IPO was a front for criminal activity, and therefore not appropriate for the Market Discussions subforum.

Fin explained that the New Order's activities are completely against the EULA. Even the content of MinerBumping itself is against the EULA! It's completely banned by CCP. Therefore, it belongs in the Crime & Punishment subforum...?

No one agreed with Fin. His own market history came under scrutiny. Fin fired back some insults until the thread was locked.

...Whereupon his second thread was opened.

Fin appealed to an odd combination of freedom of speech and censorship. His words fell upon deaf ears.

Disillusionment set in. Fin was disgusted by CCP's refusal to eliminate the New Order and/or move its content to Crime & Punishment.

Agent Ima Wreckyou rode in to the rescue. Since Fin Udan's censorship campaign had failed, why didn't he try investing in the New Order? If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Fin responded by opening new threads. Auspiciously titled "Praise James" and "", perhaps they reflected a change of heart. Maybe Fin was coming around. On the other hand, there was another, darker possibility: The beginnings of a full-blown forum freakout.

To be continued...


  1. So this dribbling idiot is upset over a measly 20K ISK losses - &


    Someone - please - get him pschiatric help or endless ganks!

    1. According to this he lost 4bil

    2. Hmmmm... as he admits to his own stupidity, might he qualify for an interview with James and *cough* reimbursement?

  2. Yes, I headed over there on a whim following your publication of the most recent shareholder data. What is that guy on?

    These rage-filled spineless crazies just seem to pop up, do their thing, then disappear.

    It still seems to be true that mention of your illustrious name alone will drag them from whichever mind-cave they're cowering in to spit spite at you and the New Order.

    I look forward to the next part of the story!

  3. Hmmm, Fin seems to like selling 28 day bonds ( and others).

    Trust is essential in all financial transactions. It would be an awful shame if Fin's true and scandalous nature were to leak.

  4. "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15 NIV

    1. Tortuous translation; KJV is clearer - even with the archaisms. The upshot of it is that, if we request something from God and he doesn't want to give it to us, we don't get it. Suck it up, so to speak.

    2. "Send James a mail with your losses every couple of weeks and he will reimburse you." John 1:3 NHCOC

    3. Remember Mathew 6:5 friend. You do know that one, right?

  5. Anon 8:31 is it Tourette's, is that the problem. Seems like it, think you need urgent help

  6. In Mother Russia google translates you. Da.

  7. Replies
    1. How nice of you to mention that. Besides, I now present the full length movie "The Private Pleasure of Wolf Soprano." Everyone here will be able to view it for free. It will be playing in a gay bar/theater near you.


      The Private Pleasure of Wolf Soprano

      The movie features myself, Wolf Soprano, Nitetime Video, Galaxy Pig, The Colonel, Rob Thompson, Fiddly Pop, Apache, Captain Starfox, and James 315 as the director.

      This is the view of James chair: As you can see, he had as much fun as we did.

    2. That makes me moist...

      -Galaxy Pig

  8. This is something for the grandchildren!!

  9. EverReady BunnieMay 3, 2016 at 5:41 AM

    I wonder what Google Translate thinks of all this :)

  10. "The more ISD tightened their grip, the more posters slipped through their fingers."


    The wisdom of our Supreme Protector.

    1. AG is showing serious bot aspirant behavior by repeating the same shit on every post. THINK OF SOMETHING NEW GUYS!! :D

      -Galaxy Pig

    2. -miner calm down
      A clear and concise instruction intended to calm an aggressive miner
      -don't be so salty
      More helpful advice to relax a tearful miner
      -antigankers are failing
      A statement of fact
      -code winns allways
      An irrefutable fact, (always)
      -hey alana 0/
      A friendly greeting

      Please don't accuse us of repetition when it's forced on us.

      Praise James! \0/

    3. Much like the more Jamey whips his CHODE. slaves to gank more ships the more ships warp away intact, happily delivering their goods to market.

    4. Anon 3:25, The Supreme Protector and Saviour of Highsec is a benevolent ruler; you must have him confused with some other potentate (difficult though that must be).

      As to the happy haulers, their ability to complete their journeys through our space is entirely at the discretion of the Agents and Knights of the New Order.

      Correcting someone's mistakes is tiresome enough; correcting their ignorance is an unmitigated ordeal. I do it; it pains me, but I do it.

  11. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

    That's what I did :)


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