Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Australian Excellence entered a highsec system and gave everyone a casual reminder about the need to buy a mining permit. Suddenly, an unruly carebear named Nexeroff Severasse went on a tirade about CODE.
People in highsec tend to define themselves based on their support for or opposition to the Code. Just as Agents and Gallant miners write about the Code in their bios, Goofuses fill their bios with anti-Code messages.
Australian Excellence was new to CODE., so Nexeroff felt it was important to warn him about the alliance's reputation.
Australian was worried about Nexeroff's anger issues. Nexeroff was worried about Australian's entire life; he could only imagine the horrors that would inspire someone to join CODE. Nexeroff was so busy typing out his reply that he didn't respond to Australian's point about James 315. But the mention of my name rarely goes without answer, and Nexeroff soon had something to say about the Saviour of Highsec:
The carebear leveled a scurrilous accusation against me. He had nothing to say about the "bigotry" of miners who stay in highsec while telling gankers to go to low/null.
Nexeroff's anti-Code speech finally reached its dramatic conclusion.
...Or had it?
Though he'd just finished venting a greater than average amount of carebear anger, Nexeroff still felt motivated enough to continue ranting.
Australian tried to steer the carebear toward a better understanding of CODE.'s role in highsec.
But Nexeroff was convinced--against all evidence--that the New Order is responsible for the last few years' dramatic decline in EVE subscribers.
Nexeroff kept local chat scrolling. Fueled by his hatred for CODE., he showed no sign of slowing down. He was willing to accept gankers in EVE, but not if they flew under the banner of CODE. and sold mining permits.
According to Nexeroff, all the world's problems could be traced back to the kind of people who would join the CODE. alliance--and Australian Excellence was one of them! That, in Nexeroff's eyes, was the ultimate crime.
Like the people who say "CODE. is worse than Goons," Nexeroff pointed out the other "villains" of the game and contrasted them favorably to the hated New Order. But what was the basis for Nexeroff's opinion, and what qualified him to make such an assessment?
Next time, on MinerBumping:
Secrets will be revealed...