Monday, June 20, 2016

The Extraordinary Compliance Program, Part 1

As we see with each Kills of the Week post, the consequences of bot-aspirancy can be costly. Code violators lose their ships and their cargo and their implants--sometimes everything they own. Can it get any worse? It can. Though carebears are often solitary creatures, many of them enjoy the comfort of being part of a larger corporation or alliance. But not everyone wants to be associated with a rebel.


All the way back in September 2012, we told the story of Hail Heaven, a rebel miner who stirred up trouble during the early days of the New Order.


Hesperaa, one of the New Order's first Agents, was the leader of a small corporation devoted to highsec wardecs. She contacted Hail Heaven's CEO. While Hesperaa was in a private convo with me, she drafted the text of the EVEmail she planned to send.


Diplomacy proved to be a useful tool.


As reported back in that old MinerBumping post, Hail Heaven was expelled from his corporation. He'd been a member of that corp for over a year, and now they wouldn't have anything to do with him. His insults in local didn't result in the destruction of his ships, but he became a pariah. He faded into obscurity.


Fast-forward a few years. Last month, we learned about Adrien Naline, a particularly unappealing fellow. He quickly earned a spot on the Red Pen list. As we told you, when his own CEO found out what he'd done, she removed him from her corp. What we didn't tell you was how she found out.


Agent Alt 00 requested that a message be sent, in the form of a wardec from CODE. itself. The message was received.


CODE. and the New Order in general have made plenty of use of wardecs over the years. What made this wardec a little unusual is that it, like Hesperaa's all those years ago, was directed at a single individual. Adrien's CEO was fully briefed on the situation: If Adrien was no longer in the corp, CODE. would no longer have a problem with them.


Adrien's CEO decided that her corp would be better off without him. The troublemaker couldn't be removed immediately, though. Under EVE's corp mechanics, it takes 24 hours to remove a member's roles; a member with roles cannot be kicked. (In many corporations, almost everyone has roles.)


In due time, the bureaucratic hurdles were cleared. As with Hail Heaven, Adrien didn't lose his ships, but he lost his home.


The stigma of being a Code violator is not easy to overcome. Especially in this case; Adrien Naline was among the worst of the worst.


Compared to Adrien, someone like Sultina Uitoh doesn't look so bad. Still, when Sultinah lost a pod worth less than 100 million isk and was instructed to obey the Code, she couldn't resist the temptation to flaunt her disobedience. She thought she was too good to follow the Code. She was above it all.


Then something unexpected took place. Several weeks later, Sultinah's corporation was wardecced, seemingly out of the blue.


The corporation lived up to its name when a deal was struck to end the war.


When Sultinah was ganked, she only lost implants worth 95 million isk. No big deal. Easily replaced. Now it appeared that an offhand remark she'd made a month earlier was going to cost her a lot more.

Strange things were afoot in highsec.

To be continued...

28 comments:

  1. Is that why code is always ganking people because they are not complying with the code? Some compliance program. Wardec anyone who disagrees with you into the ground.

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    1. I somehow bet you'd complain about getting arrested IRL

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    2. Agents, as the most creative, uh, creators of emergent gameplay use every tool the EULA allows to bring highsec into Code compliance. Complaints about using wardecs to make corporations and alliances do what we want them to completely overlooks the fact that this is what wardecs are intended to do. So, yes. We wardec anyone who disagrees with us into the ground. The cost of non compliance is high and will be paid, one way or the other.

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    3. you BBB were great in the past acting as a single wardec machine, your blog hugely well written and your motives honourable. sad you decided to jump into the pool of mediocracy that is the code.

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    4. Yeah, that was a pretty bad career move for him to associate with the most relevant pvp alliance in EVE.

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    5. relevant for all the wrong reasons...

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    6. Show me on the model where the mean Agent podded you

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    7. what´s a pod?

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    8. To a highsec mining corp, a wardec means the CEO can't promise his miners "safety" anymore, so they jump ship and the corp folds. Since the CEO is often paying his employees less than fair market value for the ore, he has a strong incentive to come to terms.

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    9. I appreciate the sort-of compliment but I think I was pretty clear that the whole wardec thing arose from liberty's decision to throw me out of the alliance for ALREADY BEING AN AGENT. Enforcing the Code is what started the thing. Resisting the Code is what ended U.S.A.T.O . Anon is right about me being all honourable and stuff.

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  2. haha so funny when ppl complain about gankers to James ;)

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  3. CODE is such a bunch of shitters.

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  4. Yet another fine example of what the New Order is doing to Make Eve Great Again.

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  5. The Code - Making Eve Great Again!

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  6. The CODE consistently compels highsec CEOs to kick illegal carebears from their ranks.

    This serves as hard evidence that CODE has absolute sovereignty over highsec, no?

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    1. That's right Dr Jihad Alhariri. The New Order owns highsec because we have a claim, a body of law, and the ability to enforce that law. We have encountered no serious opposition in the four years since James 315 was elected to power. The killboard of the main alliance stands at over 30 trillion ISK confiscated from the rebels.

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    2. Place liver in a nonreactive (ceramic or glass) bowl and pour milk over. Refrigerate, covered, 5 to 6 hours.

      In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. When butter is shimmering, add onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring more frequently until onions are very soft and brown, 30 to 40 minutes more.

      Drain liver and discard milk. Pat liver dry with paper towels.

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      Divide liver among plates and top with onions.

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  7. now if only James would live up to his word when it comes to HONOR. Still waiting on that wardec BTW.

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  8. Lol. CODE is still a bunch of shitters.

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  9. "Miners are required to put aside their prejudices and treat gankers with respect."

    This is an important tenet of the Code. Today's miners often fail to display common courtesy and expect no long-term consequences to stem from their actions. It warms my heart to see this tenet being upheld by Alt 00 with the backing of the alliance.

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    1. Role play harder nerd. Haha

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    2. I just don't think a lot of players know what roleplaying is.

      -Oink

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  10. The new order is just a bunch if people that are too lazy to PVP with people prepared for it...that does not make them elite but rather the opposite of elite...basically they are bottom feeders...

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    1. Yeah they are shitters. Tear collectors and trolly girls.

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    2. The thing about EVE that people seem to forget is that as soon as you undock you've essentially said "yeah, I'm prepared to have someone come blow my shit up"

      Don't like it? There's WoW, then, were you can only PvP in specific zones

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  11. But where oh where is Ming?

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    1. still living rent free in your head, apparently.

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