Previously, on MinerBumping... The Anti-Gankers were up to their usual nonsense, crying in their channel about the invincibility of the New Order. AG "leader" Thomas en Chasteaux tried to act as a cheerleader, only to find the few vocal AG members at each other's throats.
The typical anti-Code rebel doesn't choose to oppose ganking as a way to have fun and seek content. In fact, most often, the rebels want ganking to be removed from the game. They view it as illegitimate, and they oppose ganking on "moral" grounds.
However, Nick Croft suggested that ganking was a legitimate mechanic. This raised the hackles of his fellow Anti-Gankers.
Nick's philosophy was more like an ordinary player's; he didn't see anything immoral about ganking. For reasons we're about to explore, Nick's commonplace belief seriously triggered the other people in the channel.
For those who don't wallow in the Anti-Ganking channel, it may be surprising to learn that the anti-Code crowd genuinely believes it's immoral to shoot a spaceship in 0.5+ security space. They do believe it, though, and we're about to see why.
Anti-Gankers are possessed of a desperate need to believe that the New Order is filled with bad people. In fact, they're compelled to personally condemn all Goons, gankers, and anyone who drives highsec content.
Anti-Gankers like Thomas judge themselves, by contrast, to be outstanding members of society in real life and in EVE. Incredibly, Anti-Gankers think that they're morally superior because they spend all day failing to stop ganks.
Why do anti-Code rebels believe that being bad at EVE and crying in their channel is such a morally righteous way of life? Because it's all they have. They've spent years being constantly defeated and humiliated in-game, so they console and justify themselves by claiming moral superiority.
Unsurprisingly, the Anti-Gankers are not a welcoming bunch. If someone offers the opinion that ganking is just another way to play the game, the Anti-Gankers must be rid of him. Otherwise, they're forced to confront the possibility that they're not superior in any way--that they're simply bad at EVE.
The philosophical debate was interrupted by backflipMUSE Isu's announcement that he'd been outsmarted and outplayed.
As usual, the Anti-Ganker had completely failed. Now he sought advice from his fellow rebels.
Sadly, the Anti-Gankers were all out of advice. But they had plenty of tears on tap. Anti-Ganking is a toxic cesspool of tears. The only way out is the Code.