Previously, on MinerBumping... Osmon miner gslayer bought a permit but soon found himself on the receiving end of a gank from Liek DarZ, the very Agent who'd sold him the permit. Liek patiently lectured gslayer about the miner's Code violations. Though gslayer was satisfied by the explanation and bought another permit, the residents of Osmon showed signs of not understanding the Code.
Highsec carebears usually have trouble absorbing the Code's lessons--even though they're crystal clear.
Most likely the carebears' confusion represents a lack of willingness to understand, rather than a lack of ability. They don't want to accept the implications of having rules to follow.
And yet, the benefits of the Code are so obvious that only a hardened Anti-Ganker can miss them. Some carebears seek comfort in an attitude of ambiguity.
Dave Maulerant couldn't believe that people would subscribe to EVE simply to build a civilization and enjoy creating emergent content. From his perspective, the only good reason to spend a PLEX on EVE is to be able to grind isk to buy another PLEX.
Agent Liek knew that a proper civilization cannot be built in a single gaming session, even one packed with elite PvP. He visited Osmon again and again, planting the seeds of progress.
The destruction of Hobbes Rotinque's Retriever was one more seed. Hobbes was disturbed by the experience. Change--real change--is never easy.
For whatever reason, Hobbes was biased against the Code. Perhaps he instinctively felt the call to give up his life of bot-aspirancy, and it scared him.
In almost every case where a miner embraces the Code, he is calm. And in every case where a miner compounds his Code violations with tearmaking, he is not calm. You can see why our Agents make calmness such a high priority.
Hobbes sent mixed messages about his anatomy, but there was no mistaking his state of mind: He was a Goofus.
Except in situations where our Agents show off their elite PvP prowess with simultaneous ganks, miners can only be ganked one at a time. By contrast, multiple miners can be cultivated at once. Our Agents don't need to fully rescue one miner before moving on to the next. After all, an unruly miner can be given follow-up visits later, if needed.
Liek DarZ deleted Ivam Pirogof's Retriever from Osmon only to discover that a Goofus had been at the helm.
The more time our Agent spent in Osmon, the more he found a need for a new equivalent to "miner calm down". There was definitely some perversion going on here. Could Agent Liek clear away the mess and make Osmon beautiful?
To be continued...