Saturday, May 20, 2017
So Many Chances
Protip: Miners, don't play dumb. You're ignorant enough already.
Highsec miner Slayerofasz Breau claimed to be totally unaware of the Code. In her confusion, she refused Agent Snigie Audanie's command to turn off her mining lasers. And although she probably spends her days clicking on all sorts of links, she developed a sudden allergy to MinerBumping.
Agent Snigie was losing his patience with Slayerofasz's nonsense. Yet, in an act of extreme mercy, he politely repeated his order for her to cease mining.
Our Agents are constantly treated to lectures from miners who moan, "Why didn't you warn me? I would've paid if you'd asked, rather than ganking me without saying anything." Snigie gave Slayerofasz multiple warnings. The miner thanked our Agent by threatening him with a petition and--you guessed it--playing the "newbro" card.
Highsec miners have a limitless capacity for hypocrisy. They claim to be clueless newbies, yet they also tell our Agents how to do their jobs. If they're "newbros", why don't they yield to our Agents' superior knowledge and experience?
Slayerofasz had so much difficulty shutting off her mining lasers that Snigie had to do it for her--by terminating her vessel. After the Retriever exploded, its lasers were deactivated.
The infuriated miner took her first step toward becoming a space lawyer. It didn't occur to her to thank Snigie for sparing her pod.
Until now, the residents of the Scheenins system merely watched these events unfold. Now they would weigh in with their opinions. The miner and the Agent made their cases to the public:
Slayerofasz insisted that she'd been offered absolutely no explanation prior to the gank. She was a pure, innocent newbie, and the attack came completely out of the blue. Snigie didn't need to come up with some elaborate cover story. When you're an Agent of the New Order, the truth is good enough.
To the objective observer, Snigie was clearly in the right. Even new players have a responsibility to exercise some common sense.
Agent Snigie showed tremendous mercy to the "newbro". Though his kindness went unreciprocated, he got the benefit of making Slayerofasz show her true colors for all to see. And the incident has damning implications for all the rest of the "You didn't warn me!" crowd. Even if given multiple warnings, they'd all react just like Slayerofasz did. They deserve their ganks.