The loss of StarterrorPrime's Rifter left him feeling pessimistic about his future in Hek. And without his business, the economy of the entire Metropolis region would be ruined.
Alt 00 asked StarterrorPrime to review the past few days and reconsider the way he conducted business. The aspiring tycoon simply couldn't see what he'd done wrong.
StarterrorPrime had hoped to apply the principles of Ayn Rand capitalism in highsec. He would've been far better served to read the Code a few times.
Some rebels like to say that the New Order's activities have no impact on highsec. Others claim that we have a catastrophic effect on the entire game. The difference between the two groups: The latter usually make their claim during a period of anger and frustration, which acts as a sort of truth serum.
Our Agent offered the profitless capitalist some friendly advice. StarterrorPrime responded like a Goofus.
The carebear longed for the pre-Code days. He was blinded by nostalgia. Admittedly, the New Order has completely reshaped highsec. Only for the better, though.
StarterrorPrime concluded the conversation by expressing his opinion that CODE.'s total domination of the Metropolis region made things less interesting. He obviously forgot the dreadful silence and bot-aspirant culture of the pre-Code years.
After about a day of war, StarterrorPrime closed his corporation. Finding it too difficult to build an organization of his own, the carebear decided to join up with Pandemic Horde Inc. and seek his fortune in nullsec.
Not long afterward, he became disillusioned with the group and posted a lengthy complaint on EVE-O.
StarterrorPrime returned to highsec and rebooted his corp, this time with a vague anti-Code theme. He sought investors in the Market Discussions subforum, posting a thread called "Black Rose Fleet Systems Fundraising". He tried to make the case that he was a good investment:
My organization's origins begin after my return to EVE where I came back to a vastly different game kicking my old stomping grounds of Heimatar where I found myself short on cash with no one to help, so I did a little fundraising with the help of some donations and the help of an experienced partner. We established a presence within Metropolis despite my lack of knowledge regarding CODE's idiocy and presence, we made our headquarters in Nakugard.He then asked everyone for money. However, the Market Discussions community was less than enthusiastic after reviewing his track record.
After my partner left thanks to a small War declaration from one of CODE's weak minded Vassals, I decided to consolidate assets and pack everything up before sulking off, and ultimately depressing every alliamce member i met on the way, into the Cloud Ring on a whim hoping to find some sort of treasure in Nullsec. Of course likey anyone needing a little hope, I got roped into an Alliance and ended up losing my ass on that since there wasn't any money to be made applying my trade in said alliance, proving to be a Giant isk sink in itself so I got out of that steaming mess.
Believe it or not, I lost 80 million ISK from joining said alliance when I could've used that to join a more likeminded group, and only had ten mil left to my name after leaving that fiasco, forcing me back into empire space, mind you within a week's time no less....
StarTerrorPrime never lost his fondness for Hek. In reply to another player's thread entitled "Number of players dropped to less than half in Hek", the carebear wrote:
As a Bucaneer, I have discovered the absence of the population that Hek used to have has affected trade to some extent but moreover trade has moved to Rens for reasons I believe involving Faction Warfare and Safety. In my return, I unfortunately had the displeasure of meeting the Carebears known as CODE who were causing problems for business in terms of mining and manufacturing but even they have left metropolis for more lucrative waters. My intel suggests the current buy prices for ores and minerals in Hek are deterrant for miners as the current rate makes jita appear more profitable, since I work with a collective of minmatar industrialists....StarterrorPrime was right about one thing: Highsec can be better. There's plenty of room for improvement in empire space. But the answer isn't Ayn Rand or capitalism or anti-Code resistance. The only road to happiness in highsec is and always will be the Code.