Previously, on MinerBumping... Things were looking up for Agent Bob the Fourth. After dealing with numerous unruly miners, Bob saw signs of real progress in the Solitude region. Miners started buying permits one after another. Before long, Bob's wallet was filling with righteous isk.
As we all know, a New Order mining permit is not a license to disobey the Code; just the opposite. So Bob knew he needed to come back and check in on the new permit owners.
A few days later, Bob spotted a permit-owning miner sitting AFK in an asteroid belt. She died, of course.
zozopetal Yazria didn't bother crying about reimbursement. She knew the Code, and she knew she'd broken it.
If zozopetal intended to continue mining, she would need to get better at obeying the Code. Until then, however, she recognized the importance of emergent content in keeping EVE alive.
Bob moved on to the next miner, who immediately offered him 10 million isk. He didn't need any convincing. This "Code" thing was catching on.
For a lot of EVE players, 10 million isk doesn't sound like a lot of money--and it isn't. But highsec miners earn isk very slowly, so the ease with which Bob was able to sell permits attracted attention. So many miners were buying permits that Bob's isk/hr ratio became the envy of everyone in Solitude.
Thanks to the Code, Agent Bob was becoming very powerful indeed. He pondered what to do next. While in a state of deep reflection, Bob noticed a repair cost of 315 isk when he prepared to sell a mining upgrade that he'd looted. Funny coincidence.
...Or was it? Bob noticed the number 315 appearing everywhere he went. This was pretty obviously a sign.
Armed with the wisdom that comes with seeing 315 in random places, Bob set his new course.
It began with a trip to the nearest trade hub. Bob had precisely 315 million isk to spend on equipment for his journey. He would need to choose his purchases carefully.
With effort and some clever negotiating, Bob managed to purchase all the gear he needed. Next stop: Adventure.
To be continued...