Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Family Meeting, Part 4

Previously, on MinerBumping... Highsec miner Joden Ka made the fatal mistake of prioritizing his real life family over his highsec family. The result was the destruction of his ship at the hands of Agent Zopiclone. Appealing the matter to the general public of the MinerBumping channel, Joden made his case before a warm but skeptical audience. He then proceeded to alienate everyone with his heresies.
Alt 00 > You quite literally walked away from your responsibilities
Alt 00 > Which were to remain the keyboard
Mr Xofar > I think we already covered the fact that ignorance is no excuse
Alt 00 > And did you offer a 'GF'?
Joden Ka > nope
Joden Ka > i was quite irate
By this point, Joden knew there was no use in concealing or twisting the truth any longer.
Joden Ka > cause i didnt realise i was inviolation of anything
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Ka, I'd like to point out it is in your interests to take this to private - you're not doing a great job of making your case here.
Alt 00 > Even though your bio has written in it " I follow The New Halaima Code of Conduct."
Joden Ka > yeah is is
Zopiclone > Thank you fellow agents for helping me clear this up to this miner
Zopiclone felt absolutely vindicated. TheInternet offered to help the miner in private; most of her best work is done in a more intimate setting. However, Joden ignored her invitation.
Alt 00 > Did it not occur to you to acquaint yourself with said Code of Conduct?
Joden Ka > not really
Alt 00 > Well, I rest my case
Joden Ka > i'm not paying another 10 mill for a contract
Joden Ka > i dont have it
Gentleman Thief > Joden Ka you dont want to go through this again do you?
Joden announced his intention to forego the purchase of a replacement permit. Since his previous mining permit was revoked for AFK mining, he would be totally unprotected.
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > he means enforcement
Joden Ka > dont care what he means i dont have the isk now
Joden Ka > period
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Perhaps somebody can loan you the ISK at interest.
Alt 00 > I feel we should cast a vote - guilty or not guilty. Then he can appeal to Agent Tweeps in a private hearing
It's amazing how many miners don't have 10 million isk. Don't they spend all day grinding isk?
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Guilty.
Alt 00 > Guilty
Joden Ka > i dont care about your verdict
Alt Proxy > Guilty!
Gentleman Thief > Guilty
Joden Ka > you have no right to judge me
The verdict was unanimous. It says a lot when 100% of the experts in a field agree on something. Joden remained defiant. He would've vowed to put the system on trial, but he felt too beaten down. He just wanted it all to end.
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > miner, are you sure you did not have another 5 million somewhere?
Joden Ka > nope spent it on implants
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > "Right" is something your peers have. You are not our peers. What we have is "Title" - over Highsec.
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > and yes, guilty
A late ballot came in, confirming the earlier result.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > This is a New Order territory, friend.
Joden Ka > don't worry i'll move areas
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Lowsec is nice this time of year.
Shub-Niggurath Podienne > as is wormhole space
Joden Ka > nice meeting all of you
Gentleman Thief > he's gone
Mr Xofar > Deffinitely not a Gallant
Zopiclone > I've been away for a bit but the miners havent gotten any nicer.
Joden called it quits and left the channel. Now all that remained was the tying up of a few loose ends.
Zopiclone > o/
Joden Ka > im not mad at you
Joden Ka > but i will not be buying something i cant afford to play a game i pay for
Joden Ka > so if i have to go run missions i will but i will not sit there and be called ignorant or a liar or stupid
Joden Ka > so you and your buddies can laugh all you want just leave me be
Zopiclone > You still need to follow the law of High Sec space. You bought a permit without readint it
There was some unfinished business between the miner and the Agent who ganked him. Zopiclone made one final plea for Joden to embrace the Code.
Joden Ka > sigh and here i thought we were gonna have a normal conversation
Joden Ka > im still not buying a permit to mine......thats extortion
Joden Ka > paying the mob for protection
Joden Ka > it's bs
Zopiclone > Its the law. It has been for the last 4-5 years since James 315 saved Highsec
Joden Ka > he didnt save anything and reguardless of what yur pals say the last time i was here in this game there was no code
What do highsec miners know of "normal conversation", I wonder? Normally, they're silent.
Joden Ka > no savior has a price on their head
Zopiclone > Its a complicated balance. Many people get mad before they see the light
Joden Ka > um no i believe they get mad for a reason
Joden Ka > im a person not a machine
Zopiclone > They get mad at themseleves because they failed to follow a code that they accepted by buying a mining permit
Joden Ka > you killed me without provocation you ganked me in high sec and your code is just an excuse to get away with it and call it justified
Joden Ka > so no i am mad and have a reason to be
Even after all that he'd been through, even after speaking with numerous Agents who all agreed that he was at fault, Joden still didn't see what he had done wrong.
Zopiclone > You bought the permit and failed to follow our law
Joden Ka > your law.....mot mine
Zopiclone > Its everyones law. Its inclusive
Joden Ka > stepping away for a couple minutes in high sec has never been a reason to be ganked in high sec
Joden Ka > so no it's not everyones law
Joden Ka > just cause you think it is
Joden Ka > well this conversation has been enlightening all you are is a mindless drone........ go follow your masters and enjoy your leash
The miner stormed out of his second conversation that day.

Joden took the extreme step of cutting off all communication with the Agents of the New Order. Zopiclone was disappointed. She didn't want things to be left like this. What if she never saw Joden again? Would his last memory of the New Order be the writing of an angry EVEmail?
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > o/
Joden Ka > hi
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Hello
Joden Ka > so let me get things stright
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Sure, I'd be happy to answer any questions you have
Agent TheInternet quietly reached out to Joden in private. TheInternet knew about Joden's EVEmail to Zopiclone. But she wanted one more crack at this miner.

To be continued...


  1. wow antiganking is failing INCREDIBLY hard right now!!!!1

  2. I was getting all disappointed until the end there!

    Surely if Tweeps was able to sell the CODE. alliance for 80 billion he can convince a simple miner to part with 10m ISK for the sake of The Code.

  3. Dun Dun Dun... love it. These conversations with miners are like Christmas.


    1. \o/

      We should make this an official EVE Holiday. Venture ganking to celebrate? ;D

  5. Sick of this shit? Ready to do something about it? Want to get organized?

    Join the High Sec Militia.

    1. I think if someone were sick of this 's***' you'd hardly expect to find them hanging out here, now would you?

      As it happens, they love this enthralling, entertaining and utterly un-put-downable blog so much that they stay in their droves, leaving the bedraggled remnants of another so-called 'blog' to tout for business in the very place they claim to despise.

      Or it's a highly sophisticated troll-post. Either way, as soon as potential 'recruits' see that sucky site, they'll be back here, post-haste!

    2. Awwww, look at the cute little carebear. So tell me, RW, where were y'all last night when I scored my first kill while enforcing The New Order? Not anywhere on my scanners, that's for sure.

      I've been reading EVE Forums and blogs for years. The only thing that I can see that has endured is James 315 and The CODE (may his eternal light guide us). Carebear Corps like yours are a dime a dozen.

      *mic drop*

    3. OMG... I tell ya guys, if you ever have insomnia and want to get some sleep, go read highsecmilitia's blog. The thing reads like a trekkie's wet dream where they have military ranks and everything.... snooooooore...

  6. Want people to read your failblog? Ready to actually get some visitors to your site? Want to get relevant?

    Make sure you post about it in the comments section of this blog because then people will actually read about it.


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