Friday, August 18, 2017

Code Ready Gelhan, Part 12

Previously, on MinerBumping... The miners of Mission Ready Mining were forced to dock up in Gelhan. They watched helplessly as Agent Georgia B Dixie continually bumped their miners out of the ice anomaly and asteroid belts. As the hours went by, MRM miners were baffled by the corp's inability to deal with even a single Agent of the New Order. But tensions were rising.

The once-bustling ice anomaly of Gelhan was devoid of mining activity. It appeared as if MRM had no choice but to surrender and obey the Code.

The miners proved to be stubborn. Rather than spend 10 million isk per year on mining permits, they preferred to wait around for Georgia to leave--even if it took hours or days.

Carebears occasionally sent scouts into the ice anomaly to see if Georgia was still there. Unfortunately for them, Georgia's Machariel was equipped with a cloaking device. The miners didn't want to risk the embarrassment of being bumped again, so they kept their distance as long as Georgia was still in local.

Since they were unable to mine, the only thing MRM could do in Gelhan was make use of the local channel to chat. An uninvited guest dropped by and joined the conversation.

Controversial Agent TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet encouraged MRM to see the benefits of the Code.

Despite TheInternet's notoriety, the MRM miners were unfamiliar with her history. It didn't occur to them to keep their guard up when speaking with her.

The next day, TheInternet returned to Gelhan. This time, she did more than speak in local. She, too, had taken up miner bumping.

Yanamota Acami was furious at being bumped. The day before, she'd threatened to gank Georgia's Machariel--but lost her nerve.

Members of MRM began cheering on Yanamota, hoping to goad her into ganking TheInternet.

But other MRM miners still had faith in the efficacy of the silent treatment. If only everyone could just stick to the plan.

Yanamota wasn't interested in doing anything quietly. She wanted noise. A gank fleet's worth of noise, to be precise.

Yanamota doubled down. By the end of the day, either Yanamota or TheInternet would emerge victorious in Gelhan.

There was no turning back now.

To be continued...


  1. As an agent, I've only done ganking so far. However, stories like these make me think I am missing out somewhat - as others have noted, it brings out an entirely different set of responses compared to ganking - and not how you might expect!
    Part of the issue I imagine, is that even difficult to gank ships can be bumped into oblivion, leaving them with precious few straws to grasp at.

    "Permit tank is the best tank" is true in more ways than one!

    1. The practice of bumping was hugely controversial when the Saviour pioneered it. The carebears were livid that the bumper could benefit from the same CONCORD response that enabled their own bot-aspirancy, and made a huge outcry on the forums. CCP were prepared to classify the practice as griefing until He came up with the brilliant idea of doing it for profit in the form of permit sales. The rest is history.

    2. So Professor, to you this is elite PvP. This is also roleplaying. So that means that you role play a character that is ok with killing unarmed people, now think about that.

      You can accept and play as a person who is actually perfectly fine and happy to promote killing unarmed people.

      A sandbox game allows players to express who they are deep down inside but do not do so in a public setting for fear of reprisal.

      That means you are in fact an actual person who is ok with killing unarmed people.

    3. Yeah, but this is a game.

  2. i always enjoy reading stories about enforcers of the code that are outside of the code.

    antigankers failing hard as usual XD XD

    1. The Dead Sea isn't as salty as you are.

    2. You still have those STDs?


    on a side note. 3 concord whoremails in 7 days. hahahhahahahaa antigankers failing hard just like shardani

    1. Wolf Soprano You need to refrain from involving real life events into the meta-gaming environment. By making such comments you are in fact acting as a miner and carebear. Remember as an agent you must remain professional at all times, you must hold yourself to the highest standards, you must not act like a carebear/miner.

      If you cannot uphold the standards of James 315 then you are no better than the miners you claim to instruct.

  4. Yes still doing very good, glad the code is finally following a set of rules. If this keeps up I may not have to monitor this blog everyday. Good job James I expect you will continue to follow the rules and remain compliant.


  5. Georgia and Tweeps are simply helping MRM's line members to learn to play Eve, and yet their leadership can only tell their members to dock up and cry.

    These CEO carebears that interfere with line members' gameplay are clearly violating the EULA.

  6. Hahaha, I fucking love it when Tweeps suddenly shows up halfway through a story, she's my favourite agent. MRM are somehow going to end up signing over all their mining ships as well as billions of isk before this series is over, I just know it.

    1. I can't agree more! Tweeps is the crowd-favorite, invoking spontaneous cheers wherever he threads. I almost felt sad for MRM for a moment, before realizing how valuable educations they are receiving.

      Keep up the good work agents, and praise James!

  7. "Lord Al'Akir > Do you need directions to the nearest medical canter tweep? for that sick burn?"

    The cringe is real.


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