Agent Larsulrik felt that Gatss01 was sending mixed signals. Still, most of the signs pointed to an imminent permit purchase.
Success! Gatss01 took a major step toward Code compliance. Still, there was something in the miner's words that suggested less than full faith. That's bad.
The next hurdle was cleared without incident: Gatss01 updated his bio to include evidence of his permit purchase. Yet, again, the ambiguity was there: Gatss01 made additional changes to his bio, highlighting the phrase "secure place" and offering a warning to future gankers that he didn't have expensive implants.
Gatss01 > hello ?Two days later, Gatss01 was visited by yet another Agent of the New Order, D34dly D34dly. The occasion was a friendly check-up for the new permit owner. Gatss01 passed D34dly's test with flying colors, responding quickly to chat and warping out of the asteroid belt when our Agent's ship appeared on grid.
D34dly D34dly > o/
D34dly D34dly > Permit control! You did seem afk
Gatss01 > why ?
Gatss01 > i did see you right away
D34dly D34dly > very well done!
Gatss01 > im mining only when i want calculate stuff for next moveAs you can see, enforcing the Code can require a level of sophistication most EVE players can't imagine. Based on the record thus far, would you have been able to determine whether Gatss01's true character was one of Gallantry or Goofusness?
Gatss01 > you wont have problem with me i think
D34dly D34dly > \o/
Gatss01 > btw
Gatss01 > i did check on you before you came
Gatss01 > i dont see you are in Code alliance
Gatss01 > thats why i jumped away
D34dly D34dly > well, you can enforce the CODE as independent genker tooAs the two continued their friendly chat, the murkiness of Gatss01's motives re-emerged.
Gatss01 > not intrested
D34dly D34dly > anyways, you wouldn't believe how many miners buy a permit and go afk for 15 minutes.
Gatss01 > if i want go afk i would go far enought
D34dly D34dly > allo again?Immediately after their convo ended, D34dly was surprised to get a convo invite from Gatss01. The enigmatic miner had a question but couldn't remember what it was.
Gatss01 > oh hey
Gatss01 > i had a question
Gatss01 > dont quite remember now
D34dly D34dly > heh, just take your time ^^
Gatss01 > oh yeahOur hero must've breathed a sigh of relief. Gatss01 simply wanted to buy more mining permits.
Gatss01 > about other account same person ?
Gatss01 > mining in same time ?
Gatss01 > do i have to pay for eatch account or is it a least autorized ?
D34dly D34dly > every character needs a permit
Gatss01 > so its still okDealing with this miner was like a roller coaster ride--so many ups and downs.
D34dly D34dly > do you have a mining fleet? ^^
Gatss01 > not for now
D34dly D34dly > don't go there (I bet it must be super-boring) xD
Gatss01 > thats kinda the only way to make decend money
D34dly D34dly > what about trading? freighter ganking? xDGatss01 made his first definitively alarming statement: He suggested that if he could end all suicide ganking in EVE by paying someone a billion isk, he'd do it. But was that really what he said? The miner's poor writing ability muddied the waters--but not enough to obscure the red flag frantically shaking its crimson above the waves.
D34dly D34dly > on a more phlosophical note - what do you want with the money ?
Gatss01 > lots of thing
Gatss01 > if i could buy the stop of suicide gank of Eve for one Billion i would do it x)
D34dly D34dly > NOOOOO: what would I do then?! ^^
D34dly D34dly > also thnk of all the bot fleets which would make much more isk than you :P
D34dly D34dly > everybody would mine in Covetors with Transporters parked next to them, and only come back after a day... it would be so sad and bottyThen the miner made a crushing admission: If he knew a bot-mining corporation, he would join them and become a bot himself. He openly aspired to become a bot--the clearest symptom of bot-aspirancy imaginable!
Gatss01 > kinda yeah
Gatss01 > well its not about botting anymore
Gatss01 > witch actualy if i knew there were a coproration doing that ill totaly join them
D34dly D34dly > whut? :O
In the weeks that followed, Gatss01 abandoned the mining permit he'd purchased and declared his intention to become an Anti-Ganker. So far, he has yet to so much as leech on a CONCORD mail, though he lost a destroyer to one of Agent Slutzilla's corpmates. Still, Gatss01 threw in his lot with the rebels. He was a Goofus all along.
More proof that a mining permit, on its own, is not sufficient. Full faith in the Code--all of the Code--is a must.