Monday, July 24, 2017

Code Ready Gelhan, Part 5

Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Kalorned single-handedly shut down Mission Ready Mining's mining operations in the Gelhan system. Though MRM had over 2,400 members, they lacked discipline and the Code. Fortunately, however, they appeared to have a number of friends in various PvP alliances. One of these allies, Isabella Finn, coached the miners in MRM's private intel channel.


One of Kalorned's gank alts still had access to the MRM channel, despite having been outed as a spy the day before. Kalorned watched more news reports about himself.


The many watchful eyes of MRM and the experienced counsel of Isabella were no match for Kalorned, who continued to have free rein in Gelhan. His gank alts terminated one of MRM's more disgraceful Mackinaws.


Isabella was disgusted by the poor quality of the miners under her command. Maybe there was no helping these MRM carebears.


The death of the unfit Mackinaw sparked a lively debate in the MRM channel. Maybe empty mids and lows was the right strategy?


Isabella urged the miners to, in effect, obey the Code. Her advice was laughed off by the "no modules" advocate.


Defeatism set in. If an organization with more than two thousand members--plus allies--couldn't stop a single New Order Agent, perhaps the Code was indeed invincible after all.


Kalorned's gank alt with the intel channel invite, Keraina Talie-Kuo, chimed in with some friendly advice.
Van Fanalis > so many ships.....
Relna Vargach > not the best time to be hanging in space Van
Van Fanalis > lol. I came to watch
Archia Delante > best to do so at a distance
Relna Vargach > yeah..... not the best time for that. Gankers in system and all that
Most of the MRM members were in a state of extreme frustration. Others showed curiosity: Kalorned was the first interesting thing they'd seen in EVE.


After cautioning other MRM members to stay away, Relna Vargach decided to try a little PvP. He attacked Kalorned's suspect Orthrus and was killed instantly. Seeing the death of their champion, Mission Ready Mining had all but given up. Then another contender stepped into the ring:
Pheonix Jr > Kalorned do you do any actual pvp
Kalorned > Never
Pheonix Jr > with your kb i'm inclined to believe you're probably not talking shit when you say never
Pheonix Jr was not a member of MRM. He belonged to Vendetta Mercenary Group. This confirmed Kalorned's earlier suspicions that MRM was affiliated with a bunch of highsec mercenary outfits.
Pheonix Jr > you wont' even fight my sluggish brawling loki, In a kite boat
Pheonix Jr > what a fuckin vagina
Kalorned > Once you have proven your honor I will be happy to duel you anytime, anywhere, in any ship of your choosing
Pheonix Jr > That seems like a convenient excuse to always say no
Unable to defend themselves, MRM had called in the big guns. Pheonix urged Kalorned to engage in an honourable duel.
Kalorned > I must follow The Code friend
Kalorned > And The Code is very firm on the matter
Pheonix Jr > "when you join code and your ass starts to hurt from all the gay sex" - Kalorned 2017
Pheonix Jr > sound about right?
Like most highsec mercenaries, Pheonix felt that camping Jita entitled him to a certain level respect and admiration from other players. For some reason, Kalorned didn't seem very intimidated by him. Our Agent's commitment to the Code conflicted with Pheonix's own brand of e-bushido. Pheonix grew irritated.
Pheonix Jr > You want to be the cliche code RP tool
Pheonix Jr > like there isn't 5 dozen of you already, You're a dozen a penny
Kalorned > and here I thought I was special
Pheonix Jr > you're a prime example of why parent's shouldn't tell children they're special
Pheonix Jr > so kalorned, whats the largest dildo you can stick in your anus to date?
MRM's powerful friends had finally shown up. But would the Vendetta Mercenary Group warrior manage to defeat Kalorned, or would he simply cry about our Agent in local?

To be continued...

74 comments:

  1. Test of Valour. Prove you are not afraid to die by Coding a valuable ship, and do so in a manner that demonstrates integrity and honesty.

    Test of Wisdom. Correctly answer the almighty Ehnea's questions three. Each question must be answered within 20 seconds. The Questions Three will be different for each code monkey each day.

    Test of Fortitude. Walk a mile in the almighty Ehnea's shoes by becoming a miner. You must continue to mine for an indefinite period of time.

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    1. Your tests are shit, we burn ourselves everyday and destroy our ships everyday to kill you all. James Akbar!

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    2. I will not take your test, for it is incomplete.

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    3. Then you cannot win.

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  2. Pheonix Jr types like a goofus

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    1. He must die. James Akbar!

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  3. Kalorned sounds like a bitch

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    1. Anonymous sounds upset

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    2. James sounds insecure

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    3. Your a bitch and you will die we will cut the heads off of you and your miner family. James Akbar!

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    4. Well look here, they done got ISIS to join em. Sounds fitting they are in fact suicide bombers.

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  4. Isabelle Finn: first rate POCO basher, fourth rate PVPer.

    Is this really the best a 2000 alt mining corp can get?

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    1. Of course that is why they will never see the paradise that will be our kingdom they will forever burn. James Akbar!

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  5. "if ppl just gonna pop the ship why waste isk on mids and lows anyway?" --Medallion Solette, Goofus

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    1. Yeah why risk expensive ships and equipment if your just gonna blow it up? Just use catalysts they are cheap.

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    2. to my knowledge... procurer has 60k ehp and about 100 dps while being quite cheap (25M is cheap)... throw 50 of them at battleship and I doubt he can survive this (compromise on tank for scramblers and webifiers, throw in frigates to let procs catch up to him...) but miners can only whine, no actual battle can be done by them

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    3. If he's worried about getting ganked but still wants to AFK mine, why not just fly Retrievers? Not tanking a Mack is dumb.

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    4. I never pvp mine only, never been killed by anyone

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    5. Oh yes the glory of beating the guy who never throws a punch.

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    6. "No actual battle can be done by them."

      Still calls it elite PVP when ganking them.

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  6. All of these miners will face the wrath of our almighty James, blessings be upon him. We will kill them all and create our paradise without miners. James Akbar!

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    1. (Hit it)

      Oooh, baby, baby
      Baby, baby
      Oooh, baby, baby
      Baby, baby

      Get up on this!

      Ah, push it
      Ah, push it
      Ah, push it (ow, get up on this)
      Ah, push it (get up on this)

      Ow baby
      Salt and Pepa's here
      Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt and Pepa's here
      Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt and Pepa's here
      Salt and, Salt and, Salt and Pepa's here
      Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt and Pepa's here


      (Now wait a minute, y'all; This dance ain't for everybody
      Only the sexy people
      So all you fly mothers, get on out there and dance
      Dance, I said!)



      Salt and Pepa's here, and we're in effect
      Want you to push it, babe
      Coolin' by day then at night working up a sweat
      C'mon girls, let's go show the guys that we know
      How to become number one in a hot party show
      Now push it

      Ah, push it - push it good
      Ah, push it - push it real good
      Ah, push it - push it good
      Ah, push it - p-push it real good

      Hey! Ow!
      Push it good!

      Oooh, baby, baby
      Baby, baby
      Oooh, baby, baby
      Ba-baby, baby

      Push it good
      Push it real good
      Ah, push it
      Ah, push it

      Yo, yo, yo, yo, baby-pop
      Yeah, you come here, give me a kiss
      Better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed
      Can't you hear the music's pumpin' hard like I wish you would?
      Now push it



      Push it good
      Push it real good
      Push it good
      P-push it real good

      Ah, push it
      Get up on this!
      Ah, get up on this!
      Ah ah, get up on this!
      Ow, get up on this! (hid it)
      Boy you really got me going
      You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
      Ah, push it
      Ah, push it
      Boy you really got me going
      You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
      Ah, push it
      Ah, push it

      Ah
      Ah, push it
      Push it push push it push it
      Push it, push push push it, push it
      Push it, push it, push it push it push it
      Push it, push it, push it push it push it

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  7. Why are miners so vulgar? It is just a game.

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    1. Exactly its a game where one can express themselves in any way they desire, if vulgarity is what they wish to do, let em, I know theres a particular anon on this blog who loves to spam the word "shitter" but if it makes him happy and prevents him from losing his mind let him play the game his way.

      Now back to the meta gaming mindset.

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    2. Aeonaa:
      The miners are bots. They have strict routines and break down entirely when they encounter anything unexpected, such as player interaction. Then, like malfunctioning machines, they spew random garbage and reset.

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    3. All those that follow the CODE are bots, BECAUSE they follow it without question. CODE is the definition of bot

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    4. True agents due the same repetitive tasks over and over again. They never break from routine.

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    5. As Planetary Resources CEO Chris Lewicki asserts, "Whether it’s the air we breathe, the water we drink, the materials that we build things with, or ultimately, of course, the food that we eat…all of these things are available to us on this planet, but when we head into space, we have to bring all of it with us. That of course, isn’t very scalable."

      NASA states that, in the 21st century, space exploration will be reliant upon what we can mine in the cosmos: "The metals and minerals found on asteroids will provide the raw materials for space structures, and comets will become the watering holes and gas stations for interplanetary spacecraft."

      A host of governments and private companies are already working on asteroid mining projects.

      Luxembourg recently established a €220 million fund for space mining projects; the United States signed the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act into law (which recognizes the right of US citizens to own asteroid resources); and private companies like Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries have a number of technologies in production to help humanity mine the cosmos.

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    6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9cLLNpo2f8

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    7. Contemporary spaceflight is impractical by virtue of being unsustainable; it's a pursuit for governmental agencies and rich visionaries. Now an industry with its roots in prehistory is changing that tune, summoning up a modern set of incentives for people to get more intimate with outer space. "Space mining" presents itself as a killer technology for interstellar travel and exploration — the miners are due to inherit the stars as we set their sights beyond our planet to harvest geological resources from the universe itself.

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    8. The minerals we pull out of the the ground — whether they're worth money or are useful for some process — have the same composition as the minerals that comprise planets and asteroids. So what good are those minerals doing us out there? A website called Asterank charts the economic feasibility of mining some 600,000 different asteroids for their resources — one 90-foot-wide platinum asteroid is worth a respectable $50 billion on Earth. The incentive is undeniable.

      More than turning asteroids into money, however, today's space mining entrepreneurs are intent on turning asteroids into figurative gas stations. The ubiquitous space rocks are commonly home to water ice — or hydrogen and oxygen, the building blocks of rocket fuel.

      Deltion Innovations is a Canadian company developing hardcore robotic drills and excavation systems to sell to others for use in outer space. Once a mining operation has successfully harvested ice, CEO Dale Boucher says, "We can break that water ice into its hydrogen and oxygen components by putting a DC voltage into it. This breaks the bonds of water apart, with the hydrogen going to one electrode and the oxygen going to another. This is called electrolysis, and we can use it in space to make fuel."

      In its perfect, refined form to come, space mining stands to radically normalize the notion of interstellar travel. With an easily refilled gas tank, future spacecraft will be free of the usual time and planning restrictions. Suddenly the whole galaxy is the scenic route.

      Nations are of course paying attention at the political level. The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 asserts that no country can claim ownership over an asteroid, planet or other heavenly body. But President Barack Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act in November 2015 specifically to make it legal for American space mining companies to pursue their goals (the Act protects these companies and others from regulatory oversight until October 1, 2023 — the tone is perhaps, "Do what you have to do to make this work, then we'll worry about making it safe").

      Space mining is the new Wild West — the resources hidden in asteroids are there for whoever can get there to gather them first, and one of the least-likely countries is leading the way.

      Luxembourg is a European country smaller than Rhode Island, but don't let its size suggest a shortage of vision. Its government launched a $227 million fund earlier this year to invest in space mining companies that set up operations within the country's borders, sending a strong message that the country intends to play a meaningful role in the changing nature of space travel. The incentive has already attracted American space mining companies Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries.

      "If we want to keep building communities and raising families, at some point we outgrow the earth," says Planetary Resources president and CEO Chris Lewicki, who previously worked on Mars rovers for NASA. "We've left the planet before — it's something we know how to do, something the government has spent money on. The challenge for companies operating in this space is how to do it more cost-effectively, and how to do it for commerce instead of science."

      Lewicki says space miners will face all the same problems that terrestrial miners know all too well. Where's the best place to drill? How much material is there? The fundamental skills and knowledge are largely unchanged, but the environment will be unlike anything humans have ever mined before. "We've previously crossed oceans and flown through the air, and today we have the technology to explore space. Asteroids are like rocks on the ocean shore of a new continent."

      As coal miners lose jobs by the tens of thousands, it's clear that the nature of mining (and even the nature of work itself) is changing dramatically. The mining that humans do on Earth today will be done in space by robots tomorrow, and humanity will be better for it.

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    9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-3DjxhGaUg

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    10. The Near Earth Asteroids offer both threat and promise. They present the threat of planetary impact with regional or global disaster. And they also offer the promise of resources to support humanity's long-term prosperity on Earth, and our movement into space and the solar system.

      The technologies needed to return asteroidal resources to Earth Orbit (and thus catalyze our colonization of space) will also enable the deflection of at least some of the impact-threat objects.


      We should develop these technologies, with all due speed!
































































































































      Development and operation of future in-orbit infrastructure (for example, orbital hotels, satellite solar power stations, earth-moon transport node satellites, zero-g manufacturing facilities) will require large masses of materials for construction, shielding, and ballast; and also large quantities of propellant for station-keeping and orbit-change maneuvers, and for fuelling craft departing for lunar or interplanetary destinations.

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    11. Spectroscopic studies suggest, and 'ground-truth' chemical assays of meteorites confirm, that a wide range of resources are present in asteroids and comets, including nickel-iron metal, silicate minerals, semiconductor and platinum group metals, water, bituminous hydrocarbons, and trapped or frozen gases including carbon dioxide and ammonia.


      As one startling pointer to the unexpected riches in asteroids, many stony and stony-iron meteorites contain Platinum Group Metals at grades of up to 100 ppm (or 100 grams per ton). Operating open pit platinum and gold mines in South Africa and elsewhere mine ores of grade 5 to 10 ppm, so grades of 10 to 20 times higher would be regarded as spectacular if available in quantity, on Earth.

      Water is an obvious first, and key, potential product from asteroid mines, as it could be used for return trip propulsion via steam rocket.

      About 10% of Near-Earth Asteroids are energetically more accessible (easier to get to) than the Moon (i.e. under 6 km/s from LEO), and a substantial minority of these have return-to-Earth transfer orbit injection delta-v's of only 1 to 2 km/s.

      Return of resources from some of these NEAs to low or high earth orbit may therefore be competitive versus earth-sourced supplies.

      Our knowledge of asteroids and comets has expanded dramatically in the last ten years, with images and spectra of asteroids and comets from flybys, rendezvous, and impacts (for example asteroids Gaspra, Ida, Mathilde, the vast image collection from Eros, Itokawa, and others; comets Halley, Borrelly, Tempel-1, and Wild-2. And radar images of asteroids Toutatis, Castalia, Geographos, Kleopatra, Golevka and other... These images show extraordinary variations in structure, strength, porosity, surface features.

      The total number of identified NEAs has increased from about 300 to more than 3,000 in the period 1995 to 2005.

      The most accessible group of NEAs for resource recovery is a subset of the Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs). These are bodies (about 770 now discovered) which approach to within 7.5 million km of earth orbit. The smaller subset of those with orbits which are earth-orbit-grazing give intermittently very low delta-v return opportunities (that is it is easy velocity wise to return to Earth).

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    12. These are also the bodies which humanity should want to learn about in terms of surface properties and strength so as to plan deflection missions, in case we should ever find one on a collision course with us.

      Professor John Lewis has pointed out (in Mining the Sky) that the resources of the solar system (the most accessible of which being those in the NEAs) can permanently support in first-world comfort some quadrillion people. In other words, the resources of the solar system are essentially infinite... And they are there for us to use, to invest consciousness into the universe, no less. It's time for humankind to come out of its shell, and begin to grow!!

      So both for species protection and for the expansion of humanity into the solar system, we need to characterize these objects and learn how to mine and manage them.

      Once we learn how to work on, handle, and modify the orbits of small near-earth objects, we will have achieved, as a species, both the capability to access the vast resources of the asteroids, and also the capability to protect our planet from identified collision threats.

      Since the competing source of raw materials is "delivery by launch from Earth," which imposes a launch cost per kilogram presently above $10,000 per kg, this same figure represents the upper bound of what recovered asteroidal material would be presently worth in low earth orbit.

      Future large scale economic activity in orbit is unlikely to develop however until launch cost drops to something in the range $500 to $1,000 per kilogram to LEO. At that point, any demand for material in orbit which can be satisfied at equal or lower cost by resources recovered from asteroids, will confer on these asteroidal resources an equivalent value as ore in true mining engineering terms, i.e., that which can be mined, have valuable product recovered from it, to be sold for a profit. Now, $500,000 per ton product is extraordinarily valuable, and is certainly worth chasing!

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    13. Note that the asteroidal materials we are talking about are, simply, water, nickel-iron metal, hydrocarbons, and silicate rock. Purified, and made available in low earth orbit, they will be worth something like $500,000 per ton, by virtue of having avoided terrestrial gravity's "launch cost levy."

      These are values up there with optical glass, doped semiconductors, specialty isotopes for research or medicine, diamonds, some pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs. On the mining scene, the only metal which has ever been so valuable was radium, which in the 1920's reached the fabulous value of $200,000 per gram!

      Platinum Group Metals (which are present in metallic and silicate asteroids, as proved by the "ground truth" of meteorite finds) have a value presently in the order of $1,000 per ounce or $30 per gram. Vastly expanded use in catalysts and for fuel cells will enhance their value, and PGM recovery from asteroid impact sites on the Moon is the basis of Dennis Wingo's book, "Moonrush."

      When will we see asteroid mining start? Well, it will only become viable once the human-presence commercial in-orbit economy takes off. Only then will there be a market. And that can only happen after NASA ceases acting as a near-monopolist launch provider and thwarter of competition, and reverts to being a customer instead.

      A developing in-space economy will build the technical capability to access NEAs, almost automatically. And regardless of the legal arguments about mineral claims in outer space, once the first resource recovery mission is successful, what's the bets on a surge in interest similar to the dotcom-boom and biotech-boom?

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    14. The first successful venturers will develop immense proprietary knowledge, and make a mint. And some as-yet unidentified (but almost certainly already discovered) NEAs will be the company-making mines of the 21st century.

      Mark Sonter is an independent scientific consultant working in the Australian mining and metallurgical industries, providing advice on radiation protection, industrial hygiene, safety, and remediation of radioactively contaminated sites. His career includes 2 years as a high school science teacher, 6 years as a University Physics lecturer in Papua New Guinea, postgraduate studies in medical physics, and 28 years in uranium mining radiation safety management, including 5 years as Corporate Safety Manager for a major mining corporation. Mark was a visiting scholar at U of Arizona in 1995, and during 1995-97 wrote a research thesis on the Technical and Economic Feasibility of Mining the Near-Earth Asteroids. He was granted funding by the Foundation for International Non-governmental Development of Space (FINDS) to develop concepts for mining the near-Earth asteroids. He can be reached at sontermj@tpg.com.au.

      NOTE: The views of this article are the author's and do not reflect the policies of the National Space Society.

      Visit SPACE.com/Ad Astra Online for more news, views and scientific inquiry from the National Space Society.

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    15. "Waaaaah!" the anons are cry hard today! XD

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    16. All those that follow the CODE are bots, BECAUSE they follow it without question. CODE is the definition of bot.
      Professor you sound just like a James 315 model bot. :)

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    17. Wow you took a scientific article as crying. You are stupid.

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    18. WE ARE NOT YOUR NEGROS PROFESSOR

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    19. WE ARE NOT YOUR JEWS LAWTON!

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  8. It's Kalorned.... but it is still funny!!!!

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    1. It is not funny it is glorious, you should die to make way for our saviors perfect New Eden. James Akbar!

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    2. I will be writing a report to savior James about Kalorned touching my vaginal and breast areas

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    3. Don't bother, they don't know what either of those are.

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  9. I'm a little late posting this but it took me a couple looks to recognize the name...

    https://zkillboard.com/kill/63537483/

    Fleeing the Kalorned Tyranny, he fled 27 jumps to... Kino. And found the New Order waiting for him.

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    1. When code works one system then jumps to another, is that considered fleeing?

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    2. Of course not. When we move we are advancing on the enemy...

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    3. With that reasoning in mind, a miner is just moving to another systems asteroid belt?. Not fleeing, just moving.

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    4. Don't bother with the code the rules state that they cannot win unless they complete the three tasks.

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    5. The three tasks to become a bot

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    6. Three task to become free. Only Code acts as bots conformed to the Nazi rule of law.

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    7. There is a difference in going looking for someone and trying to avoid someone. Yes, he was fleeing. Making 27 jumps isn't just a change in scenery.

      You can at least be honest with yourself even if you have to uphold stupidity as dignity here in public.

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    8. I will continue to disagree with you on this fleeing business. I have jumped many gates for a change in scenery, is that considered fleeing? Stupid? I will leave that word with you.

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    9. You don't know for a fact that he was "fleeing"

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  10. woah antigankers are failing hard.

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    1. Jeremy shut up already. No one gives a flying fuck about your cheating wife, your 3 kids and your STD infected ass. Except for your gay lover and your plunger.

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    2. Wolf SopranoJuly 24, 2017 at 8:54 PM
      woah antigankers are failing hard.
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    3. Whoa! Anon 9:31 is mad!

      Show us on the doll where loyal touched you...


      -Oink

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    4. Anon 136 - Jeremy loves his plunger in his ass.
      So Maybe all of the above is true.
      Just saying Anon 931 seems to know what's up

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    5. Wolf is going to jail for beating her kids anyways.

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    6. All hail Wolf Soprano, king for 1,000 years under the glorious holy guidance and divine light of James 315.

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  11. i left eve (not because of code) its simply becoming more and more boring especially 0sec. Highsec is also worse, if i started a corp/alliance i always got wardecced by mercenary(s) without any reason. I also was a code member for limited time, its boring....always the same, no stories, no intersting wars just boredom, shooting a miner some smacktalk in local blabla, shooting an orca or freighter some more smacktalk, THNANKS TO CCP , i amm not willing to pay a subscription for boredom, (and of course ganking for plex , the main reason) is also becoming boring after a while.................good bye

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    1. A real boring person you must be. Or something else is on your horizon

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    2. Got tired of the daily grind with code

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  12. Ah look at the 1% cry, they truly are seeking attention.

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  13. Oh god! We went up against "Pheonix Jr" several years ago. It was obvious he had just bought that account along with "lil Pheonix". I think it was about four or five years ago now. I can't believe he hasn't grown up and still types like he's 12. I'm assuming he's actually a developmentally-challenged adult.

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