Zopiclone > Miner I have invited you to a channel to plea your case.Zopiclone recused herself and referred the matter to the most impartial, objective group of people she could think of.
Joden Ka > it said it needed a password
Joden Ka > which i dont have
Zopiclone > 315 is the password
Zopiclone > Kill: Joden Ka (Retriever) even had a permit.... Kill: Joden Ka (Capsule)Before inviting Joden Ka to the channel, Zopiclone briefed everyone on the matter. She took care not to skew her account one way or the other.
Zopiclone > But must have been AFK
Lament von Gankenheim > shame
Alt 00 > Buying a permit and going AFK is effectively a breach of contract - a miner trying to scam us
Fiddly Pop > yes
Starshade > There's always some flimsy excuse for the inexcusableThe channel in question was MinerBumping, the ultra-cool headquarters of the New Order. Everyone active in the channel at the time was an Agent. They were scandalized by the Joden Ka story.
Alt 00 > 3 minutes - an admission of total guilt
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > they really think we are an extortion ring or something
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > as opposed to a philantropic organization that aims to improve the behhavior and awareness of miners
Jeyne Farrow > I know. We are so reasonable with them too
Gentleman Thief > Idle hands and all thatGreat minds think alike, which is why all of our Agents think alike. Alt 00 suggested Zopiclone bring the miner into the channel.
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > it means he did not read the Code
Alt 00 > In other words, he was running a scam
Alt 00 > Amazing how the miners like to twist everything
Alt 00 > Perhaps you should invite him here, for a fair trial
Gentleman Thief > Zopiclone invite him here. We'll hear his pleaThe miner was eager for a sympathetic ear--and even more eager for reimbursement isk. He didn't hesitate to join the channel.
Gentleman Thief > as a fair and unbiased jury of his peers, we can judge if his actions were reasonable
Zopiclone > Joden Ka welcome
Joden Ka > yes
Zopiclone > So this is a safe place. Please let our higher ups know what happened
Alt 00 > Good evening, friendJoden wasted no time in confessing his guilt. A previously undisclosed detail emerged: At least part of his three-minute absence had been spent getting a drink.
Gentleman Thief > Joden Ka welcome. We'd just like to hear what happened?
Joden Ka > well i was mining and was called by my family and i stepped away for 3 min to get a drink and talk and i come back to find myself under attack and killed
Starshade > Joden Ka There it is.
Alt 00 > I see, so you admit to not being at the keyboard during that time?The miner was alarmed to see the tide turn against him so quickly. He was already on the defensive.
Joden Ka > yep i had an issue to deal with
Starshade > You were AFK. I understand there are situations where you need to leave, but there are always stations you can dock in.
Joden Ka > i didnt realise i would be justifiably killed for discussing things with my family
Alt 00 > I meant to ask - did you speak with Agent Zopiclone about this issue first?Another damning admission soon followed. Our Agents, who were so open-minded and receptive to the miner's point of view, couldn't help but feel Joden's potential reimbursement isk was slipping away from him.
Joden Ka > yep
Joden Ka > i just came back to the game
Alt 00 > And were you granted permission to go AFK?
Joden Ka > i didnt talk to her beforehand
Alt 00 > Why not before?A dangerous utterance escaped Joden's lips. He seemed to be nostalgic for the pre-Code era. Decent people know highsec was a nightmare in those days. Was Joden secretly a counter-revolutionary of some kind?
Joden Ka > cause she came in system while i was talking to my family
Joden Ka > i didnt realize it would be a violation
Alt 00 > Agents of the New Order will allow you to go AFK for a moment if it is a real-life emergency. All you need do is to ask
Joden Ka > last time i was in this game it was ok to mine and do stuff
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > it still is OK to mine and do stuffOur Agents reminded the miner--if he ever knew it to begin with--that obedience to the Code is no more restrictive than wisdom itself.
Joden Ka > evidently not
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > but if you want to do it in highsec, you have to follow the Code
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > would you ever leave your keyboard if you were mining in a wormhole?
Alt 00 > Or leave your car seat whilst driving?
Joden Ka > i wasn't in a wormholeThe miner urged the court to consider his troubled state. He was destitute.
Joden Ka > now your assuming that im stupid?
Jeyne Farrow > Joden Ka i think this case is clear. You have not read the Code properly, and understood the requirements of miners everywhere. I am sorry, but it appears the actions of the agent in this case were justifiable
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > I think a fresh start is called for
Joden Ka > i'm still out a ship and implants
Mr Xofar > A mining permit is only as good as the code you followThe decision of the tribunal was unanimous. To be honest, it was an easy case.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > This way we know you're serious about compliance.
Alt 00 > Breach of contract on the other hand, is not acceptable
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Do you see how we speak with one voice?
Jeyne Farrow > If that is not consent of the people, and a fair jury of your peers, I do not know what is
Zopiclone > Praise James
Jeyne Farrow > Joden Ka would you like me to forward a new permit then?Joden's mind harbored some dark thoughts, it seemed. Would he get right with the Code--or would he get himself into even more trouble?
Joden Ka > high sec used to be free when i last played....and this code didn't exist
To be continued...