There's a pretty decent chance you saw the EVE Online Review by Mandalore Gaming posted on YouTube few months ago. Well-produced and weighing in at 30 minutes, it covers a surprisingly broad scope of EVE topics--an impressive feat.
Saying the EVE review was a hit on Reddit would be an understatement. It was massively upvoted and gifted two Reddit golds.
The comment section was full of praise. Carebears and genuine EVE players alike were mightily impressed. There wasn't any obvious reason to downvote-brigade or bury the video. There was nothing objectionable about the video or its producer, Lord Mandelor.
...Nothing that the carebears on Reddit knew of, anyway.
Faithful readers of MinerBumping knew what others didn't--that Lord Mandelor is actually Agent Lord Mandelor, one of the very first to join the New Order. True to his beliefs, Lord Mandelor filled the video with positive, Code-affirming messages. For example, it offered good advice on how best to mine in highsec:
And the very most important aspects of the EVE community were touched upon:
The video was a smashing success, accumulating nearly 60,000 hits so far. The viewers, not realizing the New Order connection, lowered their defenses and took it all in.
Nevertheless, the anti-bot-aspirant sentiments expressed in the video couldn't escape notice forever.
Commenters expressed some qualms about the anti-miner tone.
And some carebears showed their true colors.
Before long, the outrageous (and debunked) claims of self-important miners began to fill the YouTube comments.
Miners have never been afraid to pat themselves on the back. Nor have they ever shied away from shedding tears outside the EVE client.
The miners, however, only represent a fraction of our fair galaxy. Their baffling and self-important perspective was challenged by those with a more enlightened attitude.
Lord Mandelor brought hundreds of new players into the game and educated tens of thousands more. Another classic example of the CODE always winning, always!