Monday, June 5, 2017
Looking for Code, Part 1
Agent Aaaarrgg is among the deadliest, most elite PvP'ers in EVE. Ranked by zKillboard as the 84th best PvP'er of all time, Aaaarrgg has over 5 trillion isk of damage to his name. He has destroyed over 19,000 Code violators over the years--including some 10,000 pods.
A consummate professional, Aaaarrgg entered the Jerma system, ganked a Code violator, and offered a polite "gf" in local. Almost immediately upon the termination of his Global Criminal Countdown timer, he did the same again. By this time he was attracting the attention of bot-aspirant ice miners, who were beginning to wake from their long slumber.
As the miners raged, fellow miner Trash Stealthed scolded them. The ice anomaly was at risk. They needed intel, not tears. Where was Aaaarrgg?
Our Agent engaged the miners in a spirited debate--which he won as quickly as he'd won his elite PvP battles with them.
Rebel miner Sarah Dantai saw the way things were going. She took the low road, spreading malicious gossip about the mighty CODE. alliance.
Aaaarrgg dismissed the fake news. There's absolutely no evidence that the New Order engaged in systematic rookie harassment when CCP started its free-to-play initiative. There's plenty of blame to go around for the alpha program's failure to permanently increase EVE's playerbase. However, the New Order does not share in the blame. We're one of the few groups in EVE that still gets people interested in the game.
Sarah insisted that there was a forum thread somewhere announcing the mass-permaban of CODE. members for rookie harassment. Alas, the elusive thread was nowhere to be found.
Aaaarrgg cleaned out the Jerma ice anomaly and moved on. During his travels, he spread facts and wisdom to counteract the carebear lies and rumors.
Our Agent proudly announced that CODE. won Alliance Tournament XII, which is 100% true. It's the only thing anyone remembers about Alliance Tournament XII.
Having won the day yet again, Aaaarrgg continued his patrol of highsec.
After ganking some random carebear, Aaaarrgg was invited to a private convo. The carebear confessed his guilt in less than 60 seconds. Our Agents are so darned efficient.
Then the carebear tried to backpedal in an unusually ineffective manner. "Half AFK" indeed! It was too late, though. Aaaarrgg had already closed the case and moved on.
Thus far, our Agent had encountered almost no resistance. But he was about to receive a visit from his most dangerous opponent yet.
To be continued...