Now that Mike's army was out of the way, it was time for a one-on-one, man-to-man convo between Mike and Bing. If Bing had his way, the miner would embrace the Code and live a lifetime of joy and fulfillment.
Bing Bangboom > Look, you send me 10 million ISK... I send you a permit, you put in your bio pledging allegiance to James 315 and then, off you go mining again....But Mike was a Goofus. He got in the way of his own happiness.
Mike Jinsu > Why dont I put in my bio pledging allegiance to fucking hitler
Bing Bangboom > That would be unpleasant
Mike Jinsu > Not as unpleasant as pledging allegiance to a fucking pothead
Bing Bangboom > James 315 is the Savior of Highsec.The litmus test never fails: At the very mention of my name, Mike could not help but reveal the true ugliness of his character.
Mike Jinsu > Oh blah blah blah
Mike Jinsu > Hitler is the savior of germany
Mike Jinsu > what's next ffs
Bing Bangboom > He's also the Father of the New Order... much better to pledge allegiance to a hero than a villian.Bing could only shake his head. Mike was digging a hole to bury himself in, and the miner wasn't even extracting any highsec ore for his trouble.
Mike Jinsu > That's an opinion
Bing Bangboom > What is?
Mike Jinsu > Thinking hitler is a villain
Bing Bangboom > True. That IS my opinion.
Mike Jinsu > He's done so much more for anyone than James 500
Mike Jinsu > James 600?Just as witches struggle to recite the Lord's Prayer without making a mistake, Mike became utterly flustered by the name of the Saviour of Highsec. He couldn't even speak it.
Bing Bangboom > James 315
Mike Jinsu > Sorry
Bing Bangboom > Its ok. You are new
Bing Bangboom > But that's why I'm trying to help you
Mike Jinsu > I can't say his name without choking
Mike Jinsu > it's pretty funny actually
Bing Bangboom > Miners are often slow to understand what the situation is.Once again, Mike denied that he was a miner. And for whatever reason, he seemed to find his own mining ship lossmail to be completely unpersuasive--and it was a long-form, in-game lossmail at that.
Bing Bangboom > We have to be patient.
Mike Jinsu > I'm not a miner lmao
Bing Bangboom > Kill: Mike Jinsu (Covetor) yes, you are.
Mike Jinsu > Oh ok
Mike Jinsu > Just because I have a mining ship means I'm a miner?"I'm not a miner, I was just experimenting." Who did this guy think he was kidding? There's probably Veldspar dust under his fingernails.
Bing Bangboom > No, mining makes you a miner
Mike Jinsu > Just because I spent 5 minutes mining plag before you ganked me means I'm a miner
Mike Jinsu > Right
Bing Bangboom > yes... now you have it
Mike Jinsu > I'm not sure that's how it worksMike insisted that he wasn't really a miner unless he mined full time. By that definition, I suppose Mike was a part-time miner and a full-time whiner.
Bing Bangboom > sure, why not?
Mike Jinsu > Cuz you have to do it full time
Bing Bangboom > What you aren't is a permit holder... there is where your problem lies
Mike Jinsu > Is that really a problem though?
Mike Jinsu > Spend a minute and move on
Bing Bangboom > It obviously is for you.... Kill: Mike Jinsu (Covetor)
Mike Jinsu > That's my business model for youOur Agent reminded Mike of his promise to engage in a duel. Suddenly, something came up and Mike had to go. What timing.
Mike Jinsu > Not James 215
Mike Jinsu > He's probably a drunk pedophile
Bing Bangboom > Look, you promised me that your friends would come and that you would duel... that's why I came.
Mike Jinsu > I gotta go
Bing Bangboom > I say what I mean... deception isn't part of AgentingIn spite of everything, Bing still cared deeply for the part-time miner. He hoped that Mike would read the Code as soon as he finished taking care of his emergency.
Mike Jinsu > Agenting
Mike Jinsu > Fucking
Mike Jinsu > Peace
Bing Bangboom > Goodbye Carebear
Mike's encounter with Bing changed him. He decided to reinvent himself by buying a pair of glasses and a beret and starting a new corporation. Mike knew he couldn't completely escape his miner status, so his new bio emphasized everything else he did. (Apparently all of his other activities were full-time.)
Now, I know what you're thinking, dear reader. "I bet his 'amazing corp' has only one member." So cynical! And you're wrong: Mike's corp has 5 members, including himself and alts.
Intriguingly, Mike's corp offers a 10 million isk gift* to new players. Could it be that he wants to help them buy mining permits? We may never know. The asterisk doesn't correspond to anything.