Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Bellatrix Invicta ganked Wayndre Anzari, who claimed to be a new player. A quick check of Wayndre's employment history revealed that he had over six years in the game. When challenged on this, Wayndre declared that the Code was invalid because the Saviour of Highsec was permabanned from EVE.
Our Agents typically shrug off claims that I'm banned from the game; carebears have been proclaiming my ban since the earliest days of the New Order. But this time was different: Wayndre had 14 different sources all reporting that I was banned. CCP developers themselves had also gone on the record confirming the ban.
Clearly, if 14 different sources all agree on something, there must be some truth to it. Bellatrix remained skeptical, however. After all, there's rarely any truth to what highsec miners say.
Wayndre produced his first source, an article from The Eve Onion--a satirical fake news site authored by Agent Tubrug1. Wayndre was off to a rocky start.
The miner's next source was from a Reddit post, which linked to an article I wrote for TheMittani.com. At the beginning of the article, I mentioned that I'd been wrongfully permabanned back in 2006, that I'd petitioned it, and that CCP lifted the ban after a week. The EVE subreddit inadvertently trolled itself by linking the article with an announcement that I'd been permabanned.
By now, Wayndre was getting desperate. His next "article" came from the EVE forums:
The EVE-O post was actually just a miner's rant that made no mention of any bans.
Upon inspection, Wayndre's fourteen sources turned out to be just three, none of which survived any scrutiny. Wayndre made a strategic withdrawal.
Earlier, Wayndre said that CCP made a public declaration of my ban and the reasons for it. That post never materialized. The miner wasn't interested in talking about the ban rumors anymore.
Faced with a non-banned organization led by a non-banned leader, Wayndre had no choice but to plead for mercy.
Bellatrix tried to reason with the miner and give him a way out. Unfortunately, the carebear only incriminated himself further.
Enough with the resistance nonsense. It was time for Wayndre to get right with the Code.
Bellatrix was baffled. Hadn't this miner just been talking about my alleged ban? In fact, Wayndre was being honest for the first time: He didn't know me at all. If he did, he would obey my Code.
Wayndre felt helpless. Agents of the New Order are too good at elite PvP. They're unbeatable.
Bellatrix offered Wayndre one final olive branch, but the miner turned up his nose and terminated the convo. In his last words, Wayndre threatened to report Bellatrix to CCP. Will she be banned? I guess we'l find out.