Alastra Starlaa > and of course you are denying it because it was against codeIn one fell swoop, Aaaarrgg corrected Alastra's misunderstandings about both the Code and what had happened.
Aaaarrgg > and shooting you is definately in the Code :)
Alastra Starlaa > no i'm not a bot or an afk miner
Aaaarrgg > but you are dismissing the Code a serious offence
Aaaarrgg > http://puu.sh/pepOK/956cfb4cb5.png
Aaaarrgg > and you can see i never scrammed you
Alastra Starlaa > there where two of you could have been your altThe miner clung to the possibility that our Agent was a liar and that she hadn't made a mistake. But even she knew that Aaaarrgg was her best source of information about the game. Our Agent took time from his busy schedule to help the miner learn.
Aaaarrgg > Kill: Sir Darkan (Retriever) only 1 shot
Alastra Starlaa > yeah but you had a second ship
Alastra Starlaa > where do i find my log?
Aaaarrgg > neocom menu top left
Aaaarrgg > accesories
Aaaarrgg > log and messages
Alastra Starlaa > tyThe miner finally admitted her mistake, apologizing instead of ranting about Hitler. Maybe she really was new to mining after all.
Alastra Starlaa > ah my apologies, for some reason your warp scramble attempt on sir darkan flashed up on my screen so i thought it was an attempt on me
Alastra Starlaa > i didn't realise scramble attempts on other people would appear on my screen
Aaaarrgg > yeah it shows up for everyone , many a ship has panicked when they see that and shot "back" :)
Alastra Starlaa > well i'm sorry i accused you of doing something you didnt aaarrgThe heartwarming scene was interrupted by the grumblings of a local rebel.
Aaaarrgg > np we learn something every day :)
Aaaarrgg > im always learning new things even after 9 years
Sparkle Sauce > psshh dont apologies to him, its not like he's adding valuable content to the game or of any worth
Aaaarrgg > well "content" read localThe representative of the anti-Code viewpoint expressed his approval of botting--a distressingly common sentiment these days.
Sparkle Sauce > i dont care if bots mine the ore or people mine the ore so long as the pvp engine keeps turning i'm happy
Aaaarrgg > if i wasnt here what would local look like
Sparkle Sauce > look much the same as it does right now m8
Aaaarrgg > usually dead
Sparkle Sauce > your not in low sec, your not putting a ship out there to be shot, you arent adding content
Aaaarrgg > of course im not in low sec. this is Highsec, the Sovereign space of James315 :)The CODE always wins--always--even when rebels try to set the victory conditions. Sparkle challenged Aaaarrgg to find someone who agreed with me that the Code has generated more content than CCP for the past few years. Aaaarrgg easily found one: himself.
Aaaarrgg > and lots of folk shoot my ships
Sparkle Sauce > pshh
Sparkle Sauce > james doesnt log on or contribute to the game he can fuck off too
Aaaarrgg > "Without exaggeration, the Code has brought more content into EVE in the last few years than all of the CCP devs combined." James315
Sparkle Sauce > yeah so he says about himself
Sparkle Sauce > when someoene other than him says that it might mean something
Aaaarrgg > i think he has made more content than anyone else
Sparkle Sauce > band of brothers generated thousands of times more content than himApparently unaware that Band of Brothers hasn't existed for the past several years, Sparkle suggested that the discredited alliance of cheaters generated more content. Aaaarrgg smiled and easily disposed of Sparkle's nonsense about elite lowsec PvP.
Sparkle Sauce > you are just the same old suicide gankers that have always hid in high sec shooting stationary targets because you refuse to risk failing at something
Aaaarrgg > what like sitting on a gate in low sec and popping everything that comes through :)
Aaaarrgg > sounds boring and risk free
Ferdiad Silver > i dont feel any kind of way about code, i mine in a skiff when i am going to mineMeanwhile, Aaaarrgg encouraged a miner by showing him how much he'd already been reshaped by the power of the Code. Our influence is so pervasive than often miners aren't even aware of how much we've caused them to change (that is, improve) their lifestyle.
Aaaarrgg > Code. wins \o/ again
Ferdiad Silver > dont get me wrong i dont have any desire to be code compliant either
Ferdiad Silver > i've just been around long enough to know suicide gankers gonna gank so you mine in a skiff
Ferdiad Silver > infact code make spotting the gankers easier because you can just set the whole alliance to negative standing at once
Aaaarrgg > and if you set us red and dock when we appear you are clearly not afk \o/
Ferdiad Silver > how do you guys keep affording the ships you lose thoughWhen miners start talking to an Agent of the New Order--really talking, not just ranting--it's hard for them to stop. They're shy about admitting it, but they're all possessed of an insatiable curiosity about the New Order. We're highsec's celebrities, after all.
Sparkle Sauce > the alliance pays for them
Sparkle Sauce > they dont work for anything
Aaaarrgg > if you are poor James replaces them
Aaaarrgg > but loot drops pays for my ships
Sparkle Sauce > loot drops from miners there is no way that keeps you in ships
Sparkle Sauce > i dont imagine you pop many t2 mining barges or mining barges with t2 rigsThe elite lowsec PvP'er unintentionally admitted the New Order's supremacy. He was so impressed by Aaaarrgg's killboard stats that he couldn't believe they were real.
Aaaarrgg > true , ive only killed 460 exhumers with Aaaarrgg :(
Aaaarrgg > https://zkillboard.com/character/819004125/kills/
Sparkle Sauce > can you doctor those zkillboards because that doesnt look real
Aaaarrgg > https://zkillboard.com/kill/54380374/ the last oneWhen an Agent of the New Order speaks, people listen. If they listen long enough, they can't help but be persuaded.
Sparkle Sauce > why would anyone fit a ship like that, its just silly
Aaaarrgg > i gave up trying to understand carebears and their fits years ago, often i try to help with their fits
Aaaarrgg > but they rarely listen
Ferdiad Silver > i have to agree with you there
Igua naught > haha why are we still talking about code, i thought that was last yearThe Code inspires harmony, even among people who make their start in EVE from very different places. By contrast, anti-Code players tend to clash with each other, no matter how much they have in common.
Aaaarrgg > Code or the Code was actually started 4 years ago and still going strong
Igua naught > well ciao i'm off to amar, enjoy getting sucked in by the suicide gankers, rember they crave attention, feed the space trolls at your own risk
Sparkle Sauce > dude i'm bored and i'll do what i like, fuck off
Ferdiad Silver > this ones a real charmerAaaarrgg settled comfortably into his seat at the top of the mountain and answered questions from the masses.
Ferdiad Silver > ok aargh i have another real question if you dont mind
Aaaarrgg > sure
Ferdiad Silver > dont you worry about the effect your ganking these ships has on new players that dont really understand, they just know that someone "bad" is in system blowing up other peoples ships and so stay in station and eventually stop subscribing, or maybe even
Ferdiad Silver > never get beyond their trial accounts?
Aaaarrgg > most folk i kill are many years oldAs much as a miner may detest the Code, there's no denying its wisdom.
Ferdiad Silver > we all know it happens and yes there is the argument that this is eve, not for the faint at heart, but if we dont recruit aswell as retain players the game will die
Aaaarrgg > if you cant handle a ship loss you will quit sooner or later
Aaaarrgg > telling folk to stay docked rather than try to stay alive
Aaaarrgg > which is the fun part if you ask me
Ferdiad Silver > yeah
Ferdiad Silver > i agree there
Ferdiad Silver > but i think code could if unchecked cause harm to the gameIf MinerBumping posts were accompanied by sound effects, some kind of *womp womp* would play here.
Ferdiad Silver > there needs to be a balance
Ferdiad Silver > and code needs to police itself
Aaaarrgg > well according to AG we have no affect on the game :)
Ferdiad Silver > sorry who is ag?
Aaaarrgg > Anti Ganking , and lol i will quote you there :)
Ferdiad Silver > i have never heard of them and i've been playing a while
Aaaarrgg > join anti-ganking chat channel then lolThe last bastion of carebearism is the belief that killing a ship in 0.4 is elite PvP but doing the same thing in 0.5 is harassment. It's the belief that a miner or mission runner can't shoot back, but someone who jumps into a gatecamp gets a fair fight. Once the mind has been freed from the shackles of that mindset, all further philosophical resistance to the Code ceases.
Ferdiad Silver > thats obsurd you cant stop ganking
Ferdiad Silver > its over and done in a flash, there is nothing that can be done to prevent it, thats why the pvp players look down on you guys
Aaaarrgg > so killing people isnt PVP
Aaaarrgg > would you rather i got 500 friends and went to null and blobbed something
Aaaarrgg > i dont see any difference from ganking and a null blob or camping a gate in low
Ferdiad Silver > i think thats a philosphical question
Alastra Starlaa > oh good he's goneAgent Aaaarrgg left the Bahromab system better than he'd found it. It continued to show some signs of life, the main evidence being further discussion about who else but Aaaarrgg. It's a familiar pattern. In highsec, there is no life or content but that which the Code provides.
Sparkle Sauce > probably not far but dont let him scare you from playing newbro, him attacking you will be way more exciting for you than it is for him
Alastra Starlaa > :( ok
Alastra Starlaa > but i cant afford to lose loads of ships its tough to make money early on
Ferdiad Silver > its alright the corp will look after you