Saturday, September 9, 2017

Remembrance and Victory 2017

In recent years, September 10th has become known as A Day of Remembrance, A Day of Victory. For it is at this time of year when we remember all those Agents of the New Order who have been unjustly permabanned from EVE.


And boy, do we remember them. The Permabanned Heroes of the Code shareholder account, created in their honour, is credited with the purchase of 206,425 shares. That's over 200 billion isk dedicated for use in the destruction of bot-aspirants. This account was the largest New Order shareholder until the recent (and staggering) purchase of 315 billion isk worth of shares by I'm quitting Eve PV Rock I want to talk with you--itself made in part to honour the fallen.


Although September 10th, 2014 is the most notorious day in the history of permabans, CCP has, on occasion, continued to err on the side of the banhammer. Last autumn, a number of Agents were given a 30-day ban which resulted in a Reddit thread by none other than Globby himself, the inventor of the hyperdunk and hypersuperhyperdunk.


On that occasion, a standard jump freighter kill somehow led to CCP mistakenly giving a temporary ban to every ganker listed on the kill.


Despite the overwhelmingly pro-carebear, anti-Code sentiment of the EVE subreddit, Globby's thread was upvoted to the top. Since the kill obviously did not involve any kind of exploit, the community demanded an explanation. CCP Falcon was forced to make a statement. This was quite a rare event, since ordinarily no one at CCP will comment publicly on bans.


Falcon claimed that he ensured everything was on the up-and-up by personally speaking with the GMs responsible for the bans (who apparently operate out of a basement). He did not, however, see fit to explain the reason for the ban, leading intelligent observers to conclude that the bans were made in error but that CCP was too stubborn to reverse them--especially since the bans were temporary anyway.

After a month, the gankers returned.


Nevertheless, CCP's habit of accidentally permabanning people who didn't break the rules reasserted itself. This time, the target was the Kusion family, all of whom were permabanned three months ago.


Jason Kusion and his merry band of ganker alts, who spent most of their time in The Conference Elite and ended their career in KUSION SPECIAL TEAM, are among the deadliest and most famous gankers in EVE history. Jason Kusion is credited with over 10 trillion isk in kills. This doesn't count the innumerable kills scored by other Kusions when Jason Kusion wasn't on the killmail. Impressively, a very large percentage of the 10 trillion isk consists of kills performed entirely by the Kusions.


One of the reasons the Kusion clan became so widely known and respected is that Jason streamed many of his ganks on Twitch, so that everyone could see he was a master of multitasking and not controlling his alts with input broadcasting software (e.g., ISBoxer).


The Kusions are best known for the unthinkable carnage they wrought. However, Jason Kusion also had a lighter side. He enjoyed practical jokes, such as the Ruse Kruise, which swept up most of the Reddit and Anti-Ganking communities.

Nevertheless, the Kusion ganking spree could not last forever. I received the following message after the banhammer fell:

"Jason Kusion and all alts has received a permanent ban on all accounts. No email given. The reason given was 'Eula Violation.' He hasn't even played for at least a fortnight."

And a month later:

"Jason Kusion has received a permanent ban with the only reason being 'Eula Violation.' He didn't even receive an email in regards to it - and CCP is not responding to petitions."

Many have witnessed the cowardice and carelessness with which CCP sometimes bans EVE's best players. I've experienced it myself. As many of you know, a few months after I started playing EVE in 2006, I was accidentally permabanned by CCP. After I petitioned the ban, it was lifted. If CCP's customer service had been as deficient back then as it is now, the entire history of EVE would have taken a much different, much darker path.

Nevertheless, those Agents of the New Order who remain in EVE are the very people who keep the game going. And we are deeply inspired by the Martyrs of the Code. Their bravery runs through our veins. And for that reason, the bot-aspirants of highsec still tremble at the mention of their names.

63 comments:

  1. This is just getting ridiculous at this point. Can CCP please just decide once and for all whether or not ganking carebears is bannable? Either say that it's no longer allowed and disable shooting in Highsec, or stop banning people for being too awesome at ganking and tear-mining.

    Regardless, cheers to every martyr and every active agent out there. With firm, strong hand, you have made Highsec a better place!

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    1. Bla bla bla and your bitching about CCP continues

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    2. Bla bla bla and John Pirtle is still a worthless pedobear.
      *backhands Pirtle into a vat of acid and cheerfully listens to the screams*

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    3. Nice words coming from a known pedophile like yourself

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    4. John pirtly if im not mistaken it was an antiganking moderator who murdered his infant child and then killed himself because he was so upset over a video game.

      Never forget Kalynn Shardani

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    5. The only kill wolf ever got, and wolf was so bad at it that the guy killed himself for wolf.

      Fail.

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  2. It seems CCP itself has slipped ever closer to being a carebear haven as a business. gm's that are too frightened of their own failures to allow any transparency. That's a sure sign of sneaky carebears.

    Fuck you ccp. We will save EvE from becoming another carebear cesspool, despite your best efforts.

    The only way you can stop us it to shut it down and admit you failed.

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    1. Shutting it down means you failed to save it.

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    2. So any thoughts on the upcoming expansion bringing "Resource Wars" into high sec as a means to bring new life to high sec mining?

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  3. And a great fuck you to anon 735 for his giant misunderstanding of CCP

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    1. And a great fuck you to John Pirtle, CCP shill and fucktard.
      If EVE dies it will be because CCP kills it.
      I remember when CCP made ads saying 'Be The Villian.'
      Now CCP needs to make ads saying 'Be Space Cows And Pay Us Money'.

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    2. Fuck you Apache, CCP has never made such an ad and you are a ridiculous asshole

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    3. Such triggering, I WIN!!!

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    4. John Pirtle is a pedo IRL, needs to be locked up.

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  4. All this time I thought the Kusion family was on vacation. Welp. I remember the joy Jason took in finding innovative ways to crash CCP's server nodes. If he was permabanned he probably knew it was coming and was ready to go. He will be remembered for his distaste of ag and for making Uedama a whale graveyard.

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    1. This is news to me also. I intend to slaughter a miner immediately, in Jason’s memory.

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    2. No i'm a person lol

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    3. Alt 00 So triggered she became violent and made threats like a miner.

      Try harder code miner.

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    4. 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.

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  5. So so funny. Half the time you post comments from CCP that support ganking and go, "See? CCP intends Eve to be PvP!" and the other half of the time your tears make the Dead Sea seem fresh "Now CCP needs to make ads saying 'Be Space Cows And Pay Us Money'."

    You just pick whatever quote(s) supports your position at any given time. You make a pendulum look stable and motionless.

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    1. What are you whining about again?

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    2. Hi Anon 839. I think the conflict you point up is more indicative of CCP's dishonesty than James' selectivity.

      Crowd Control Productions, in its efforts to control the crowds, has never found it possible successfully to balance the two rather obvious extremes of carebearism and PvP.

      This is what has lead to the inconsistencies you mention, with the company vacillating so wildly in its 'violation' decisions.

      It has been said that the reason they don't come out with hard and fast rules is the likelihood of scallywags dancing around the 'line-which-mustn't-be-crossed' and trying to get away with stuff. That's a silly argument. As a parent, I didn't abandon making strict rules on the basis that my little angel might (read 'would') find a way around them.

      No. The reason is that CCP has always trumpeted EVE as a 'full-on' PvP game, with PvE elements, whilst at the same time bolstering the ability of PvE players to avoid that very same crowd of assailants and assassins.

      The reason is obvious; they want to keep both sets of (paying) players, hold them in some kind of tenuous stasis so that the game can continue to be played by the maximum possible number of players and the business can continue to provide entertainment for the masses and wages for the workers.

      As in many real-life situations, if someone is deliberately vague about something, suspect either ignorance or dishonesty..

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  6. Space lawyering. Excellent. Had fun reading, tears are amusing, thank you.

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  7. Lil johnny piddle crying again. Who is he supposed to be, another one of kalynns killer karebears?

    Quit killing your kids you slimey carebears! That's not ok! Seek professional help if you become enraged over failing at a video game.

    Help is out there. I hear there's an in-game channel for weaklings who think it's ok to commit RL violence over in-game failures.

    Think of your kids johnny!

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    1. Guilty as accused

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    2. Fuck you, you loose stooled motherfucking son of a bitch!!

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    3. Yeah get it all out anon 1014 ,you filthy insect 🐜

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    4. John pirtle are you really that toxic/salty over a video game? You know its just a game right? 😂😂😂

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    5. Jonny piddle, quit piddling your kids!

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    6. Try to lay out as much salt as possible to measure the trigger point. I don't play the game.

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    7. Lol sure you don't, you just know exactly how to act so everyone thinks you're a butthurt miner?

      Poor little piddle...

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    8. I don't even know you and we are not even friends

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    9. That's right you filthy cockroach

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    10. You're not the boss of me now.

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  8. The best part is how the Code always wins!

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    1. You're doing it again.

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    2. Yes and the code states anyone hiding in high sec are carebears and losers.

      You fail and have lost to the mighty Code of Eve.

      Remember the CODE always wins.

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  9. CCP and The MIGHTY CONCORD win again!!! ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!!

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    1. Remember me once in a while

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  10. yeah ccp has turned into a carebear heaven.

    IF this concord exploitation thing they harp on about was true - why has there been no patch to fix said - concord exploitation? oh yeah it doesnt exist.

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  11. The only way you can stop us is to shut it down and admit you failed

    Too bad Hilmar's dream was lost by the current ccp devs. It was a good idea and a hell of a run, but Eve is just not hard anymore. It has been nerfed into submission and made so easy, but even then the carebears whine for more safety and easier afk play, in Eve of all places.

    The only thing left to do is punish the slimey carebears, kill them until they all rage quit. If I'm to be banned for trying to save Eve, I'm going out on my terms, slaughtering carebears and enjoying the tears! ((:

    Whoz with me?

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    1. That's not true. You something, and you know nothing. Therefore, you know more than you know.

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  12. I like to think that this is real for if it where an imagination, I would not imagine certain parts of my life to be as they are.

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  13. If you ask me based on everything I have heard on these ganks that resulted in suspensions There probably was a delay, but it was inadvertent.

    Its clear based on the killmail that they had plenty of DSP to take down the target, so an intentional delay was not necessary.

    In this case I believe that something bugged out and the FC of these fleets failed to recognize it. Had the FC recognized that something was off disengaged the target and put in a ticket, there would be no issue. Since the FC never did recognize the bug the gank was continued and target destroyed.

    When the player who got ganked complained the GM's would pull the logs and see that concord was infact delayed. Since anyone could say it was inadvertent to protect their accounts the banhammer swung.

    TLDR: Blame the FC's for not paying attention like they were supposed to.

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    1. You said that computers don't need air, you don't know who Mr. DamnLol is, and that you don't need to know who I am. Those answers don't answer my most recent question

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  14. "On this day we praise the fallen!" I think VNV-Nation wrote this song to honour all parmabanned heroes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brWdlQfkha4
    /Minx

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  15. All of this help from CCP and the anti-gankers are still failing. They don't even fleet up anymore.

    Jock Yitch hides in the back allys of High Sec trying to pretend he was never a part of the group.

    CVA and other 'anti-priate' alliance comms are like ghost towns.

    Many active anti-gankers have retired to Null or joined Code.

    When will you?

    High Sec IS worth fighting for.

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    1. I'll let you know when I find it.

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    2. I'll let you know when I find it.

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  16. RIP Kusion family, you will be missed.

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  17. Another victory for the Rebels!

    PS: The more of these CODE. morons gets banned the better.

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  18. Interesting that Jamey doesn't mention his ultimate shame, that of several of his slaves engaging in unethical RL bonus room shenanigans. Why are these CODE. slaves not "enshrined" as heroes?

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    1. I am, baby. 100% Hero of High Sec. I am legend!

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  19. Long live James 315! Long live the New Order!

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