Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Return of the Mad King, Part 1

Ah, the Market Discussions subforum on EVE-O. Normally home to scams and failed businesses, it is also the place where the most successful legitimate enterprise in EVE history was announced.


I speak, of course, of the New Order's shares program. More than a trillion isk worth of reimbursements has been paid out, dwarfing all other public programs we've ever seen. (By way of comparison, the famous Hulkageddon Infinity paid out around 50 billion isk.) With nearly a thousand replies and 150,000 views, the New Order thread is the subforum's crown jewel.


One fine day, a fellow named Rogue Halo started up an exciting thread in which he offered to give away his entire personal fortune of 65 billion isk. Would the post be taken seriously?


Serious money calls for serious forum posting, and the enterprising Market Discussions community quickly went to work.


Naturally, there were doubters. With a few notable exceptions like the aforementioned New Order shares program, business ventures on EVE-O tend to be scams. However, Rogue Halo wasn't asking people to give him money. Things seemed promising.


Encouraged by the subforum's general enthusiasm, Rogue Halo dismissed the skeptics and began giving away some money. Or so he claimed.


Fifteen billion isk was distributed--no strings attached. Better still, fifty billion more was promised. Rogue Halo's thread was functioning as a model of aboveboard generosity. It was a Market Discussions sensation, a cause for great celebration and optimism.

But in EVE, such a thing is not meant to last.


The 65 billion isk giveaway came to a sudden and unexpected end--coinciding with the arrival of an ominous figure.


You know his name, even if you can't quite place it yet. Fin Udan. Who is this man?


Yes, Fin Udan, the notorious Market Discussions poster who was the subject of the Forum Freakout series back in May. He gained his notoriety by repeatedly and aggressively demanding that the New Order shares thread be closed. He directed profanity at the ISD members who got in his way, and he even accused them of being on the New Order payroll.


But Fin was no ordinary forum troll. Despite his continual violations of the EVE-O rules, some of which warranted an immediate permaban, Fin was mysteriously untouched by the forum moderators.


At one point, Fin Udan was driven mad by his own sense of invincibility. He threatened to use his unholy powers to destroy the forum.


Whatever had been the source of Fin's luck or power, it eventually ran out. Fin Udan was banned from the forum and biomassed. In a final bout of anger, he promised revenge. And then, quiet. For seven months, nothing more was heard from him--until now. Had Fin Udan truly returned, or was it a pretender using his name?


A few days before offering his 65 billion isk giveaway, Rogue Halo posted some replies in the New Order shares thread. The style and substance of his complaints were eerily similar to those of Fin Udan. Rogue Halo and both the old and new Fins were indeed all the same person. And he was about to make good on his promise to get revenge.

To be continued...

26 comments:

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    1. What??? He's no anti-ganker. Show me a killmail with him ECM'ing a ganker or it never happened.

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    2. What, Anon 7:55??? Show me some ID or you don't exist.

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    3. "Calm down agent."

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    4. I agree with Anon 9:22. You need to take a deep breath and calm down.

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    5. Fucking Fin is the worst of the antigankers.
      And a big reason why ag fails daily.

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  2. Well color me surprised!
    I was expecting the next part of the previous series!

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  3. Wonder where Mr Halo fits in James' list of scallywags? Crazies, I guess.

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  4. Bonus Rounds were the best content ever created in eve-online's history.

    Never forget

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    1. Sohkar recording is immortal and probably the funniest dummy spit i have heard to date lol.

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    2. What incredibly horrible people you all are.

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    3. Anyone have a link to Sohkar? would like to hear again!

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    4. I know, I know. Laughing at that guy for freaking out over a videogame makes I monsters.


      -Oink

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    5. Do you speak English pig-man?

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    6. Look at all the anonymous people getting offended. You do realise nothing happens to you when you get offended right ? Its not like you explode in game and wake up the next day with the AIDS virus. By the way miners you can not catch it twice so all good.

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    7. So anyone got a link to Sohkar?

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    8. Not offended. At least I'm not. This is a place where the most vile of players go to get their kicks. I'm just here to comment on how utterly horrible yall are. Truly the worst of the worst. Not a shred of kindness or decency in any of you. It is a little unnerving but makes sense when you consider the state of the world. I may troll a bit here, but you troll all the time everywhere, always. It's sad, I think the best word for it is: sad.

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    9. ive got the recordings on an old computer.

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  5. I remember rippard teg being as fat as 8 kegs

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  6. Anon 617 are you the cyber pope now ? " Super SJW to the rescue " how dare the CODE monsters type words on a screen and force you to come back day in day out to read them. Where is the humanity what about the suffering.

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    1. You are a monster indeed, and very sad troll. Either you're a bully, or you are a bitter-vet. Most bitter-vets quit code after 6 months (or less) when they realize they are surrounded by assholes. How long have you been with Code?

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    2. You have my name in the post , look it up yourself. Can you actually do something for yourself or would you like me to prepare a tutorial for you whiny anonymous miner.

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  7. More anonymous crap from an anonymous failure.

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  8. I don't see what all the fuss about trolls is. If disney can make a movie about them , how scary can they be ?

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  9. It is a very informative post. It really helps us a lot.

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