Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Aaaarrgg's faith in the Code made him an unstoppable force wherever he went in highsec. Aaaarrgg's elite PvP prowess was undeniable, but some were jealous of him.
Agent Aaaarrgg traveled from system to system and had one good fight after another. Unfortunately, one of the PvP'ers he beat had to spoil the mood.
Vlad Hawler suffered from an acute case of cognitive dissonance. On one level, he knew that he'd been ganked. But on another level, he still felt somehow superior to the player who had ganked him.
Vlad entertained fantasies of becoming the pilot of a powerful spaceship and using it to destroy his enemies. Hey, he should check out EVE Online one of these days. He might like it.
Instead of rallying to the miner's defense, the other residents of Bahromab advised him, in effect, to calm down.
Shedding more tears, Vlad sought the pity of other carebears in the system. He not-so-subtly suggested he wouldn't be opposed to accepting a handout.
Much has changed since the early days of the New Order. Vlad didn't get any sympathy or isk from the onlookers. On the other hand, he did get some very good advice from our Agent, who offered to sell him a mining permit. The miner had no interest in productive solutions, so Aaaarrgg moved on.
Agents of the New Order have many talents. One of Aaaarrgg's skills is the ability to get miners to ask him about the Code.
Getting a miner to understand the Code is much more challenging, however. Ruro DeepThunder glanced at the 2,000+ words of the Code and summarized it as "no reason".
Ruro considered himself someone who couldn't fight back. A lot of miners feel this way. Is that in the tutorial now? Are EVE players being taught that they're powerless?
The miner had no respect for himself, so he had none to give the Code, either. (I've noticed that there's a very strong correlation between one's self-respect and one's respect for the Code. Interesting.)
Aaaarrgg wasn't just making a bunch of claims with nothing to back them up. He pointed to the kill statistics of the mighty CODE. alliance. We have over 200,000 kills to our name. Or, as Ruro would put it, "some kills".
Ruro seemed too lazy to learn anything. No wonder he was a highsec miner. Could Aaaarrgg break through Ruro's uncaring exterior and teach him to love the Code?
To be continued...