Saturday, January 20, 2018
Highsec Miner Grab Bag #149
Her freighter died two minutes later. But then, carebears never were good at predicting the future of their ships. Welcome to another edition of the Highsec Miner Grab Bag!
You can tell the New Order's grip on highsec is tightening when players get ganked the very first time they try to mine. (Maybe they can get advice from one of those anonymous commenters who claim to have mined for years without ever seeing an Agent?)
This exchange followed the destruction of Great Zeus's 328 million isk Mackinaw. Zeus wasn't done yet:
Zeus should've taken the hint, paid his money, and turned away from bot-aspirancy. He didn't. In fact, he was busy getting another exhumer ready.
The miner didn't even bother changing systems. Zeus lost a 343 million isk Hulk and a 2.2 billion isk pod. His alt/corpmate, bigdaddad, remained in the system to lose a 388 million isk Mackinaw and a 3.4 billion isk pod shortly thereafter. Tears are getting expensive these days!
A shocking EVEmail: Some guy named branrex came out of nowhere and casually suggested that I make "modifications" to our sacred Code, the most transformative document in EVE's history. His first request revealed his ignorance: Only a few months ago, I wrote a deep-dive post all about the "appearance of botting" clause. Does branrex not read MinerBumping? And it only gets worse:
Some people would have me change the Code to meet branrex's demands. "We need to broaden the tent," they say. Luckily, none of these so-called "moderates" are the Saviour of Highsec--I am. And I say, hold fast to the Code. Never let it go. Never compromise, for to compromise when it comes to the truth of the Code is to lie.
As for the tent, burn it down. Sleep under the stars, basking in the glory of creation. We can reach 100% by eradicating everyone who disagrees with us. Victory is in sight.
I believe that answers your questions, branrex.
This is why you need to be careful when you seek intel from the in-game hauler channel.
...And this is why you need to be careful when taking a jump freighter through highsec. The destruction is accelerating: The mighty CODE. alliance has terminated a few dozen jump freighters in just the past month.
More fake news from the hauler channel. Our Agents treat freighters from every alliance exactly the same: No permit, no ship. We've proven time and time again that we'll gank our allies if they disobey the Code.
If you really want to "get" me, read the Code and all the MinerBumping posts.
In case you were wondering, those are hard line breaks. It's rare to receive an EVEmail written by someone who doesn't use word-wrap. Dimenieve Maulerant continues,
I'm sorry, Dimenieve, I really want to care about your concerns, but I can't get past the formatting issue. Please fix and resubmit. Thanks.
If Vexalia Nalaar had read the Code, he'd know that a mining permit costs 10 million isk. It's true what they say: You can't cheat an honest miner.
Hey, no problem. I'm always happy to make someone's life better.