Previously, on MinerBumping... The Anti-Ganking channel erupted in turmoil when Alexander Kaan made the shocking claim that it's pointless to do less than 100% damage to a ganker before CONCORD arrives and insta-jams the ganker. Rebels who had spent months or even years proudly getting on CONCORD killmails were faced with the possibility that they had been wasting their time all along.
Sparticus Spasticus Mongol and Noctis Locus scoffed at Alexander. Surely doing partial damage to a ganker before CONCORD arrives is a worthy endeavor?
Despite the hostility, Alexander stuck to his guns: To make any difference, an Anti-Ganker must either jam or completely destroy a ganker before CONCORD's arrival.
Pro-ECM rebels eventually gained the courage to openly support Alexander's heretical doctrine. Still, the theory had disturbing implications: Were all those countless Anti-Gankers really making no impact?
Anti-Ganking patriarch Rusell cautiously waded into the discussion. He, too, was of the pro-ECM faction--a position doubtless informed by bitter experience.
Nevertheless, the Anti-Gankers put up fierce resistance to learning the most basic game mechanics of their chosen profession.
On rare occasions, a carebear will show up in the comments to defend himself, claiming the presentation of the chatlog is biased. Unfortunately for the carebears, they are undone by the facts themselves--facts as immovable and pitiless as CONCORD's math. As I've said, my job is easy: Tell the truth.
The awful reality began to sink in. Sparticus threw up his hands.
Noctis pivoted. He urged greater education of haulers and industrial pilots; he should've added Anti-Gankers to that list.
Rather than learning from his mistakes and adapting, Noctis dug in his heels. He began to descend into the mire of nihilism that grips so many rebels over time.
The pro-DPS faction wasn't ready to give up just yet. Some continued to push the tactic of applying damage to the gankers.
Rusell urged his fellow rebels to abandon DPS in favor of ECM. He confessed that virtually all of his previous efforts had been useless.
After such an uncomfortable and dispiriting conversation, the rebels eventually comforted themselves with thoughts of their own moral superiority. As if failing continuously nonstop daily all the time is a righteous thing!