Monday, May 8, 2017
Decade of Darkness
Boy, was there ever.
Agent Fidrelyn Fireleaf successfully terminated Lyoki's typically fail-fit Hulk. He was almost certainly AFK at the time; his pod was also destroyed.
The attack on his Hulk stunned Lyoki. He had no idea that he could be killed in highsec. Also troubling: He didn't seem to know about me.
The miner was now destitute, or so he led our Agent to believe. But the knowledge Lyoki gained from the encounter was worth far more than a Hulk and a cheap pod.
Lyoki hit the jackpot again when Agent Fidrelyn linked him the Code.
Despite being helped up the learning cliff, Lyoki had a bad attitude toward our Agent. It was as if he would've preferred continuing to dwell in the darkness of his ignorance.
By this point, the rebels and skeptics undoubtedly scowled at another clueless "newbro" being ganked by the mean ol' Code folks. In fact, Lyoki joined EVE in early 2008. He'd spent nearly a decade in darkness. Until Fidrelyn Fireleaf came along to light the way.
Our Agent decided Lyoki was ready to advance to the next stage in his development. But the miner was still in disbelief about losing a ship in highsec.
In a few minutes, Lyoki learned more about EVE game mechanics from our Agent than he'd learned in almost 10 years from all other sources. Now it was time to learn about the Code (which is basically an EVE game mechanic at this point).
Apparently, Lyoki started to remember that he had heard of ganking during the pre-Code era. He knew ganking was possible, but only if players got a warning.
Fidrelyn questioned the miner further and judged that Lyoki needed to pay a Red Pen fee before he could purchase a permit--a conclusion that was confirmed by the miner's reaction to the news.
The miner didn't wish to join the New Order because of some "moral" issue. Which is crazy, since we have morals like you wouldn't believe.
Lyoki bitterly cursed the Code and quit the private convo he'd started. A few minutes later...
I'm sorry, "Homes", but you did get a chance to know about the Code--years filled with chances, even. But here's the good news: A miner who learns about the Code by being ganked is a miner who will never forget it.