Previously, on MinerBumping... Rusell's fall from grace was quite a sight to behold. But he wouldn't stay down for long. Rusell clawed his way back up to the top of the Anti-Ganking hierarchy and used the channel to broadcast long, boring speeches about himself.
To Rusell's frustration, he no longer found his ideas going unopposed. He had to deal with critics.
As Rusell feared, when a single person spoke against him, it emboldened others to speak up, too. Before long, the Anti-Ganking channel would be filled with pro-PvP, pro-content players. If Rusell didn't put a stop to it, that is.
Rusell spoke movingly about the plight of freighter owners who PLEXed or grinded their way to spacebucks, only to have all of their stuff destroyed by gankers.
...Hypothetically speaking, of course.
And it wasn't just that the gankers were engaging in spaceship combat in a spaceship combat game. It was worse than that. The gankers were breaking the rules by taking advantage of exploits.
In the past, accusing the New Order of breaking the EULA would inspire the acquiescent silence of Rusell's fellow carebears. Things had changed. The rebels demanded to know about specific exploits being used by the gankers.
Rusell respectfully disagreed with the notion that doing something he doesn't like isn't the same as exploiting.
Rusell repeatedly used the word "exploit", hoping to numb his valued colleagues into submission. But then the conversation took an unexpected turn--one that Rusell wasn't prepared for.
Several Anti-Gankers encouraged Rusell to move out to Provi Bloc territory in nullsec. Once there, Rusell could indulge in PvE without having to worry about the mighty CODE. alliance. Rusell balked. They wanted him to leave highsec?
Rusell demurred. One by one, Rusell's polite excuses for not leaving highsec were shot down by the other Anti-Gankers.
To put it mildly, Rusell was reluctant to go to Providence. But the Anti-Gankers grew increasingly enthusiastic about their idea. If Rusell went to nullsec, maybe they wouldn't need to hear any more of his speeches.
Even Sarah Flynt gently nudged Rusell out the door, sending him a link to a Provi Bloc FAQ.
The "Rusell should leave highsec" chorus grew ever louder. Anti-Ganking's would-be patriarch was now thoroughly embarrassed.
Rusell has been playing EVE since 2007. Despite his nearly 10 years in the game, he still had much to learn before he was ready to go to nullsec. After all, highsec is where newbies stay while they learn the game.
Rusell finally put an end to all of the Provi Bloc chatter. Dismissing the idea, Rusell artfully changed the subject by accusing Thrasher gankers of using exploits. There would be no early retirement for Rusell, no exiling him to a cushy job in nullsec. Rusell would remain exactly where he wanted to be: Highsec. And he would stay there, as a leader of the Anti-Ganking movement, for as long as it took. One day he would see the total annihilation of the New Order and its Code. One day.