Previously, on MinerBumping... Vrix Nation helped autopiloters see the game from a different point of view by ganking them and deleting their implants. This proved to be an ideal way to break the ice and get them talking about EVE, MMOs, gaming, and--very occasionally--life.
Success! Rantic Selteyr accidentally offered high-fives to everyone in Vrix Nation.
When podded, some autopiloters are excited to reach their destination early, while others complain about having their travel progress reset. The latter is unreasonable, since autopiloting--whether 3 jumps or 30--requires no effort.
One of the methods carebears use to try to demoralize our Agents is to tell them to "get a life". This is an ineffective tactic since our Agents know from reading the Code that enforcing the Code is always a worthwhile activity. By contrast, AFK mining and autopiloting seems a sad way to spend one's days.
Other carebears deny their guilt. A brief examination reveals them to be Goofuses, however. Guilt is a remarkably difficult thing to hide from an experienced Agent.
miizupoeg questioned our Agent's authority to pod him. But here again, our Agent's knowledge of the Code neutralized the carebear's argument.
As I've said many times: You may not care about the Code, but the Code cares about you.
Arathorn II Rivendell conceded that the Code itself might be legitimate, but he doubted whether our Agent truly believed in it. This objection is easily dispensed with; our Agents prove they believe in the Code by obeying it.
Was flattery DRAKOS DRAKOS's strategy? He offered some excuses but tried to soften them by wishing our Agent success and happiness. Little did he know that podding autopiloters brings happiness and represents success in Vrix Nation's business.
We see here the carebear's true philosophy, stripped of all disguise: Anger in a primitive grunt.
We call this an example of the "green shoots" of Code-based civilization. All progress in highsec begins with reading about James 315 stuff.
Carebears, take note: No matter who you are, everyone instinctively has a good feeling about someone who behaves like a Gallant.
To be continued...