Monday, December 19, 2016

Why They Hate the Code, Part 1

Over the last four years, the love of the Code has spread all throughout highsec and beyond. The Code, like the One who wrote it, is a sort of litmus test: The best and brightest tend to react to the Code with joy; those with flawed hearts tend to react with anger and disbelief. Yet we know that even EVE players with bad instincts can be reformed--as many a former enemy can attest. As with racism and other social ills, hatred of the Code can be corrected through education and exposure.

Despite all the progress we've seen, there remain many who hate the Code. I invite the reader to reflect on this question: What sort of person hates the Code? Adjectives no doubt leap to the mind--stupid, ignorant, evil. What are the enemy's motives for hating the Code? Again, the easy answers--he was ganked in the past, he's bump-hurt, he's a bot-aspirant.

We see our enemies and their hatred in many places. In local chat, in EVEmails, on the official EVE forums (to the extent anyone still posts there), on Twitter and Facebook, in the comment section of various websites. And we find it on Reddit, where the more absurd the expression of hatred, the more the rascals upvote it!

Obviously no one has any good reason to hate or oppose the Code. At least, not "good" in the sense of being valid. The Code tells us so. Yet there are very many bad reasons for hating the Code, and there is a surprising variety to our enemies. Not all have been ganked, and not all are even carebears; there are some EVE players dedicated entirely to nullsec PvP who nevertheless harbor a deep hatred of the Code.

In a series of posts beginning today, I am going to explore the various kinds of enemies we face. We will study them, begin to learn something of their essential character, and gain a greater understanding of why they hate the Code.

That's right, it's going to be one of those kinds of posts.



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Ah, right on schedule. Well done.

Why Understand Our Enemies?

The Code has proven that our enemies are wrong to oppose us and our Code. They don't have an argument. They don't even have any ideas! This leads us to the question of why we should bother examining their motives at all. The New Order is comprised of reasonable men and women who never do anything without a good reason, so let's think about it.

First there are the practical reasons. Understanding what makes our enemies tick (and get ticked off) makes it easier for us to educate them, to win their hearts and minds. It enables us to build relationships with them and reach out to them when they're ready to put aside their childish resistance to the Code. And, of course, because so many of our enemies live within highsec, the more we know of them, the better we can rule them.

Then there is the nature of the Code itself to consider. We accumulate knowledge--and build wisdom--for its own sake. The Code represents the enlightenment of highsec, so it's only natural that we would examine and analyze these enemies--these creatures--who dwell in highsec and beyond.

Finally, and perhaps most of all, we understand our enemies to better pity them. All of our Agents know what I'm talking about. We don't merely pity our enemies; we are elite pitiers.

So let us delve into the troubled minds of those who hate the Code. Let us do it without any reservations. Enthusiastically, even! And once we have drunk deep of the darkness of their character, we will have the Code to embrace, its light washing away the bitter aftertaste. Sounds like a reasonable plan, no?

Caution

Before we begin our review of the monsters, a few words of caution.

There may be a temptation to rank the severity of our enemies' offenses and defects of character, like a Dante's Inferno beginning from the core of bots and bot-aspirants and winding its way outward toward those who are less culpable and more receptive to the Code.

However, with the powerful exception of the Red Pen list, our judgment on the carebears is binary. One complies with the Code, or one does not. Our ultimate goal is ultimate Code-compliance, not a mere amelioration of the evils of carebearism. We see this in the New Order battle cries: "comply or die", "no permit, no ship", etc.

Instead, let us think of the catalog of enemies as something more like a visit to the zoo. It's a fine video game tradition.


Finally, let us not be too rigid in our classifications. There will often be, for example, some overlap between different types, and carebears who could be described by more than one. For our enemies are basically people, and people do not always fall neatly into pre-made categories. Though you might be surprised by how often they do.

We're ready to begin. But rather than taking an unsatisfyingly small first bite, we'll pause here for the moment. Next time we'll jump right in. For there are many enemies of the Code to cover. Though they don't know what they're doing, we have a plan for each of them.

To be continued...

39 comments:

  1. Loyal needs to go back to NOL for retraining. Oh wait she was band. Nevermind.

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    1. Banned. Not band. XD

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    2. And then banned again! BOOM!

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    3. why are you so obsessed with me? XD XD

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    4. Stop trying relive your glory days.

      Accept that Kusion took your place and they do a superior job compared to you.

      You are a has been.

      Next!

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  2. I bet the "Space lawyer" will be detailed in this series.

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  3. Where oh where is our H.O.M.O PhaG agent with his daily request for salt?

    Something you want to tell us? Are you ready to come out of your closet?

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    1. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

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  4. There is a bot fleet near Uedama. The player that runs the ships got in trouble when CCP thought he was cheating. But he is back and is still botting. I guess that is what you call bot-aspirant.

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    1. Don't just sit here pointing fingers - you are an immortal superbeing, a pilot of any of dozens of interstellar spacecraft, you have all the tools to write your own story, to make the difference, to play the game!

      Get in touch with your local agent in game and offer to assist them in gank. Better yet, contact your friends in your corp, hop into some cheap frigates and try something new! Maybe it wont work. Maybe concord will stop you before you pop the bot. Maybe you will need another pilot, a little bit more dps, another level of a skill. But the next time, the next time you will know it will be different. You will fail but you will learn. And above all - you will enjoy yourself. You will enjoy the thrill, the adrenalin, the heat of the fight.

      And when all is said and done you can return to the boring mining again. But you wont be another disposable, inconsequential highsec resident. You will be able to say - I made a difference. Fly safe!

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  5. This is a great article praise james315 and all of code

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  6. I think it's James jaw line that sets them off.

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  7. wow antigankers are truly failing right now XD

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    1. like your eve career

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    2. Haha he stepped into that one.

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    3. Who is this wolf again? Did he do something important?

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    4. how much for some one to read this thing on soundcloud?

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  8. Really Jimmie? Really? You really don't understand why people would oppose your mafia group? While I found other engagements subsequent to collapsing your cabal, let's just review some key reasons for standing bravely against the Code thugs.

    1. Founded by admitted scammer Currin Trading.
    2. Founded with the intent to deny highsec players the right to practice their preferred playstyle.
    3. Inception from the worst villainy and scum of the Eve universe.
    4. Comical self-aggrandizement by James 315.
    5. Gradual transformation into a staging ground for real life harassers like the notorious scammer Erotica1.
    6. Subsequently becoming the pet organization of real life harasser DJEntropy Overt.
    7. Refusing to take action against gangsters like D400 and Jerry Rin.
    8. Finally turning into the sad toy of Loyalanon - a disgusting creature characterized by uncontrolled anger, incessant lying, empty propaganda, a crushing forfeit loss in the alliance tournament, mockery of real life murder of a minor by a vulnerable AG mod, repeated cheating and real life harassment, and finally a lifetime ban.

    Do we really need reasons to hate fundamentally evil people and organizations?

    Do yourself a favor Jimmie, retire from Eve (if not already banned), shut down this terrible website, and spend the rest of your day atoning for your legion of sins.

    Veers the Magnificent.



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    1. Playing the game wonderfully there, Veers; very tongue in cheek ;-)


      Edit: Mucked up the 'reply' buttons..

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    2. "Finally turning into the sad toy of Loyalanon - a disgusting creature characterized by uncontrolled anger, incessant lying, empty propaganda, a crushing forfeit loss in the alliance tournament, mockery of real life murder of a minor by a vulnerable AG mod, repeated cheating and real life harassment, and finally a lifetime ban." - oh so well written and on the ball. It's like you knew him and robbed him of 40 billion ISK because he was a turd.

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    3. Can't tell if real me or fake me

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    4. I don't suppose it really matters, Veers.

      Although I did note the absence of "Veers' Sneers" in the writing (usually a tell-tale sign of authenticity).

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    5. Getting real tired of your shit fake veers

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    6. Wow! Veers nailed it.

      Anyone who would align themselves with such a wicked organization for any other purpose than to help destroy it, I would have to question their morals in RL. It would seem that the main characters that play a major role in the New Order lack the self-awareness that is required to realize the fact that they are surrounded by assholes, or they themselves are the assholes.

      Most new agents try ganking for about a month before they are disgusted by what they see and then move on to more honorable pirate organizations. That's why you have 500 members in your alliance and only 40 people in your MB channel. Some move to low or null, some are bitter vets and quit eve for good, while others are inspired by the fight on the other side, have a change of heart, and start over to become an elite anti-ganker: Eve Online's Expert Level PVP™.

      In either case, whether they be the asshole, or the naive follower that is blinded by the assholes, Code is just full of assholes. It is one thing to be a villain, another to be an asshole.

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    7. Veers, every forum post you make just reinforces how much of a donkey you are. Why not try and say nothing and let players think you might know something. As usual tldr

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  10. But where oh where is Ming?

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    1. Hanging out with Loyal and the gang.

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  11. how much for some one to read this thing on soundcloud?

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  12. Another anonymous failure spruking the disenchantment of real life and video game personas.All i read are lazy weak people to inept to learn how to play eve. So cry a river long enough and maybe ccp will dumb down the game so much that your mining barge can withstand 100 catalysts. Knowledge is power start to learn rather than expect the game to change for you.

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  13. Tenla loves James \o/

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  14. LOL......I've been ganked a couple of times. I've killed more gankers than have killed me. I get the game dynamic. I get the game. Been playing since 2006, lotsa skill points etc etc, lots of PVP., Not alien to mining.... but seriously I think most people don't like code cos they are bunch a pricks. They cant do real PVP just gotta grief newbs in industrial ships. Maybe one day they will man up and run a real fleet or engage in real PVP with the real guys who know how to fight. Unfortunately we know that wont happen because of the peculiar personality traits of CODE members. 1. They are cowards. 2. They love to be hated not loved (only attention they get is in game, not in RL where mostly they are ridiculed and pushed away in disgust for their peculiar tendency to pull the legs off spiders and kill rats and cats and other small helpless creatures makes them shunned - the hate attention feels like love, whatever else its just attention they don't get from mummy and daddy). 3. Just because they really are the lowest denominator in the game..a bit like Hemorrhoids with herpes and warts thrown in and really don't know how to interact with other human beings with grown up and developed social skills...only those with similar social disorders and functional interaction disabilities . Anyway guys.......I seriously and really don't hate you. I actually don't even dislike you. I kinda like you. Like Children that have not yet grown up. I have hope for you because you have formed a social group with a bond and within that group you may have found friendship and even love that has escaped you in the real world. I live in hope for the social good of Eve. It has inadvertently created a forum to spend your social frustrations in a more healthy way. For every care-bear tear the life of some poor insect, dog, cat, maybe even hapless and helpless child in the real world has been spared some outrageous indignity or even their life. As such Eve Online and Code are a form of evolution for you. I hail you and your hopeful climb to compassionate humanity with healthy relationships and maybe one day self respect and somewhere along the line self love. On that note I will say i love you and I bless your climb to humanity, compassion and understanding. Even if that is for yourself. Merry Christmas Code and all your broken tortured members. May you come to peace and love in Eve and the Real World.

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    1. and yes I posted as anonymous as I'd rather not have a bunch of sociopaths feeling they have to prove themselves against my toon. Of course please feel free to protest against my cowardice for posting anonymously. You may inspire me to go and kill a week old toon in a venture, or even a 2 month old toon in a retriever. Your comments will inspire my bravery to such noble heights. Maybe I will even get 10 of my socially retarded friends to go and blow up one of the big boys.....a mackinaw or if we have some decent skils a skiff to prove I have a penis and can exert control over some aspect of my life ...wow headrush.

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    2. Holy shit batman... Paragraphs? What the hell did they ever do to you?

      TLDR

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