Mission Ready Mining corp's alliance, Fly Fearless, had declared war against Kalorned's gank alt corp. In just a few short hours, the wardec would go live, and MRM would show what they were made of.
Kibbera > Kill: Alec Arareb (Retriever) Mining without a Mining Permit is not permittedAs the hours ticked by, Kalorned continued bumping and ganking miners without any opposition. If MRM had a war plan, they weren't showing any of their cards just yet.
baks exwower > nice bump
baks exwower > dude piss off
Kalorned > You need a mining permit
baks exwower > no im good
baks exwower > lots of bog roll here
Krominal > Kill: Mizuken Kaguison (Venture) nice venture m8
With the wardec just minutes away, Kalorned's gankers ran out of MRM miners to kill, so they destroyed an unaffiliated Mackinaw instead.
So far, business as usual in Gelhan.
Georgia B Dixie > What is going on here?A passerby wandered into Gelhan and began asking questions. Georgia B Dixie was amazed to see a small group of failed counter-bumpers and counter-gankers following Kalorned's bumping ship.
Georgia B Dixie > Why is there an Orthurus with a small gaggle of ducklings following it in this belt
Kalorned > Georgia B Dixie just my fan club, pay no mind
Georgia B Dixie > None of my business, just found the sight curious
Georgia B Dixie > Is this some sort of armed conflict over rights to this belt?In fact, Georgia was secretly a New Order spy. Her questions were aimed at getting intel from the MRM forces.
baks exwower > lol no
Liallian Skir > Kalorned is a ganker, he will kill you just for bing in a mining ship....
baks exwower > they like killing miners
Kalorned > Liallian Skir Unless you have a permit, that is
Menomine Hekki > Kalorned is a mining bumper for codeThe docked-up MRM miners spoke freely with the stranger. Menomine Hekki claimed that they intended to fight back against our Agent, but there was no evidence of it.
Menomine Hekki > so they can gank the mining ships
Menomine Hekki > Kalorned just ganks high sec because he doesnt know what pvp is
Menomine Hekki > code ganking miners, we fighting back
Kalorned > I find it funny you war decced a corp full of gankersKalorned finally broke the news: MRM's wardec was pointless, because the targeted corporation only contained characters with -10 security status.
Kalorned > You know you can shoot them anytime regardless, right?
Lilliana Tanaka > Only once they're criminal, yeah?
Kalorned > No, before then
Kalorned > literally, anytime
Lilliana Tanaka > Are their security status really that low?
Kalorned > You never bothered to look?Kalorned took pity on the carebears. There was so much ignorance displayed by young and old EVE pilots in MRM. They were totally reliant on our Agent to explain EVE's game mechanics to them. Some carebears bristle at this sort of "Codesplaining", but our Agents know better than them, so they've just got to learn to deal with it--or else they won't ever learn anything.
baks exwower > they would still get a kill right
Kalorned > See, I can teach you so much more than you would otherwise learn shooting rocks
Kalorned > You should be thanking me
Lilliana Tanaka > Sucks that your generosity is wasted on a bunch like us
Menomine Hekki > see now though, with war, no kill rightsOne of the MRM pilots, Lilliana Tanaka, had several years in the game and was the de facto fleet commander for the Gelhan resistance. She unveiled the MRM strategy for the war:
Menomine Hekki > we can kill freely
Kalorned > Gankers dont get kill rights silly
Kalorned > You should really stop propogating misinformation
Georgia B Dixie > Kalorned How much of their stuff have you killed?
Lilliana Tanaka > Lots lol
Lilliana Tanaka > we'll afk this war tooOur Agent could only shake his head in disappointment. If our enemies really cared about new player retention rates, these are the groups they'd be complaining about.
Lilliana Tanaka > watch
Kalorned > Oh excellent
Kalorned > That's a great way to retain new players who you seek to help
Kalorned > Tell them to go AFK
Lilliana Tanaka > well they're usually afk mining for you, right?Lilliana frankly told Kalorned that she foresaw MRM pilots simply giving up and staying docked--though technically speaking, they were the aggressor in this war.
Lilliana Tanaka > So it won't be much different for them
Kalorned > Just flat out suggesting they go AFK is rather odd though
Kalorned > "Come play EVE Online by not doing anything and going AFK"
Lilliana Tanaka > Shit yeah
Lilliana Tanaka > EvE Online: The original Idle Clicker
Georgia B Dixie > so you have new players who you are telling to stay in corp during the wardec and AFK rather than drop corp?Despite her own questionable knowledge of the game mechanics, Lilliana saw herself as a source of wisdom for all the new players under her command.
Lilliana Tanaka > Meh, I don't tell them to leave OR stay
Lilliana Tanaka > I don't "Control" players
Lilliana Tanaka > I just offer them content, and knowledge.
Kalorned > You do set the tone thoughThe 2,400-member corp was seemingly unable to cope with a single Agent of the New Order. Could they find a way to defeat the Code enforcer--or were they doomed to an extended period of misery?
Lilliana Tanaka > Sure I do. I lead by example.
Kalorned > "follow me! lets stay docked!"
Lilliana Tanaka > But... alas. Not everyone follows my example
Lilliana Tanaka > Some of them are genuinely afraid of you.
To be continued...