People often ask me, "James 315, how can I establish a legacy for myself in EVE? In a positive way, like you have?" It's a good question. I think the most important requirement is courage. Perhaps that's why the Agents of the New Order--the people who have made the biggest impact on EVE over the last four years--are all known to possess an abundance of courage.
On the other hand, the CODE always wins (always), so you might say that taking a stand for the Code is a sure thing: you'll never lose. Is there a contradiction to be found in this, that being for the Code requires courage but also guarantees victory? No, there isn't a contradiction.
The New Order is constantly winning hearts and minds. Interestingly, our Agents aren't a bunch of flatterers who go around trying to make everyone love them. Nor do they put on a false persona to try to win people over. And they certainly don't dilute their message or tell different things to different audiences. Our Agents are authentic. They just do what they do, in honesty and courage, and people respect them for it. There's something to be learned from that, I think.
Speaking of courage: Caco De'mon has gotten into a good habit of steadily buying New Order shares when he can. Caco recently purchased another batch of 150 shares. As fate would have it, this sent us over the 1 trillion 45 billion isk mark and earned him a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™. What a great story.
Ah, another example of the law of unintended consequences.* The ISD's recent bumbling probably inspired few players to take up mining, but it certainly resulted in more players ganking. Super Perforator, already one of our top shareholders, purchased another 2,000 shares and sent us over the 1 trillion 46 billion and 1 trillion 47 billion isk marks. Super earned a Double Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ to add to her collection.
* According to the law of unintended consequences, there's gonna be unintended consequences.