Tuesday, October 24, 2017

No One Can Force You to Cry

Whenever anything happens in highsec, our Agents probably caused it and definitely know about it.


Melissa Mardain reported the loss of an extraordinarily expensive jump freighter. What channel was this? You might guess Anti-Ganking or Gank Intel--but you'd be wrong. This was actually the corp chat for Center for Advanced Studies, one of the NPC corps.


Melissa's jump freighter was indeed a whale. It was highlighted in the most recent Kills of the Week post. The gank was executed by a large fleet from the Gate Tax Collection Agency, a member of the mighty CODE. alliance. More than a dozen Tornadoes were used to score the kill.


Not everyone in an NPC corp is a newbie; people use the unwardeccable NPC corps for all sorts of reasons. And not all NPC corp members are carebears, either. Bounty Bumper was obviously an Agent of the New Order.


The jump freighter gank sparked a productive conversation. Other players wanted to know how such a loss could be avoided. And rather than cursing CODE., Melissa expressed grudging admiration.


Several hours had passed since the gank took place. If Melissa had been enraged by the gank, she'd had plenty of time to cool off. Strangely, it seemed that others in the chat were more bitter about CODE. than Melissa was.


...Which raises an interesting question. How could Melissa, who'd lost over 23 billion isk, have a better attitude than these other carebears?


One of the principal beliefs of the rebels is that our Agents "force" carebears to shed tears. It's not the miners' fault they make inappropriate or EULA-violating comments; they're driven to it by the gankers. Anyone would act that way, they claim.


Agent Bounty knew better. A carebear's attitude is entirely dependent upon the carebear. If someone loses a 23.5 billion isk jump freighter, he can say "good fight"; someone who loses a Venture can scream death threats.


Bounty recognized that Melissa understood EVE far better than the bitter miners in the channel. Granted, Melissa had failed to obey the Code--and it cost her dearly. But in another way, she was far better off than her peers.


After the brief conversation in CAS chat, Melissa decided to write an EVEmail to her gankers:


The rebels scoff, "Do you really expect someone who lost a ship to congratulate their ganker?" Yeah, we do. We have every right to expect it.


As it happened, Bounty and Melissa's main character were in the same system, where Gate Tax Collection Agency member Australian Excellence was active.


The story of the epic gank spread. Melissa realized that although she'd lost a lot of isk, she gained more in content. The storm of Tornadoes was the most exciting thing she'd seen in EVE in a long time.


This incident should be a powerful example to those who lose a ship in the future. Carebears, if you're impolite to our Agents after you lose less than 23.5 billion isk, what's your excuse?

30 comments:

  1. It's a pleasure to see some good sportsmanship from a miner. He put his uninvolved corp mates to shame. How hilarious that the NPC corp members would pat themselves on the back for being in a corp that newbs, quitters, and rejects default to. That's the generation that was raised with pink ribbons for participation right there.

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    1. Calm down trumpster.

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    2. Well now it makes sense as to why these guys are so hateful and oppressive, they are trumptards.

      You fucking racists make me sick.

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    3. When somebody calls you a biggot it means you won an argument with a left wing liberal. Keep going just for the lols.

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    4. Try again racist, or you gonna bring up somebodies death because you like it so much, or will you tell more people to commit suicide. The new thing for you fascists is to pull out your guns, which you mistake for your penis, and shoot people because you love genocide.

      Fucking racist.

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    5. Calm down dude, they talk like conservatives but they act just like liberals who need a participation trophy. Did you not read the one about how they cant lose.

      If they fail to gank the miner they consider the fight ongoing until they actually gank the player. Its the same as a child saying "you cant win until I win those are the rules."

      The code is the biggest alt left group you can find in a gaming community, their rules are childish and they act like antifa. So just calm down and let them have their space game, it keeps them from killing real children.

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    6. Lay off the peyote.

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    7. Lay off the murder code pedo.

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    8. Lol at all the triggered phags.

      The Code always wins. Always!

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    9. Those are your triggered agents murder lover and homophobe, get rekt'd you bigot.

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  2. Melissa / Gain is an excellent sport. It takes a decent person, one capable of separating a game from RL, to act as he did.

    What a welcome contrast to the blubbers whiners and man children who infest HS.

    * passes a well earned free permit *

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    1. Nope. Just checked zkill. It happened.

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    2. Calm down murder lovers and homophobes.

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  4. wow antigankers are truly salty people.

    never forget shardani

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    1. Can you give us an update on antigankers' current status? I was wondering if they were failing or not? If so, how often? Is there a certain interval at which they are currently failing? Does it ever stop?

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    2. They are praying to their shardani again, they may be out and about looking for children to molest and kill, be on the look out and call the authorities whenever you spot these terrorists and pedophiles.

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  5. When life brings you lemons, make lemonade (and buy a mining permit)!

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    1. Calm down murder lover.

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  6. A gank well ganked. I'll survive .. until next time. :-)

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    1. Not without a permit you won't.

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    2. Calm down murder lover.

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  7. Saviour, as CCP are releasing the new Mining Ledger feature, with its new API endpoint, can we look forward to the Code embracing it?

    "Miners must greet Agents as they arrive in local. They must also publicly provide permits and corporate API keys* on demand".

    * Alliance as well, if CCP get around to it. No time limit, all details. Or else.

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    1. How about no, murder lover.

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  8. The question is..did Melissa buy a permit?

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    1. Yes! 10 years of permits infact

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    2. I don't trust anonymous

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    3. No one trusts terrorists and murder lovers from code.

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