Previously, on MinerBumping...
We've faced a lot of anti-Code resistance movements over the years.
They usually started with a lot of promise, or at least with a lot of promises.
Most of the rebellions relied on the carebears to organize and defend themselves. For some reason, this idea never worked.
Other resistance movements went the cloak and dagger route.
Still others depended on CCP to nerf the New Order to death.
But no matter how tiresome or bizarre each new anti-Code organization was, they all shared one thing in common: They were all complete failures. It seemed to most people that nothing would ever be able to stop our Agents from saving highsec.
...But those people never met Alex Kevall. Appearing as if from nowhere, Alex rose up out of obscurity and declared that the total destruction of the Code was at hand.
Alex hadn't been ganked by Agent Liek DarZ, but someone put the rebel leader in touch with him.
It had only been a short time since Alex lost his Retriever and swore an oath to eliminate the Code--but Alex had been busy. In no time at all, he'd already transformed himself into the resistance's major arms supplier, and he'd infiltrated the mighty CODE. alliance at the highest levels.
Oh, and in his spare time, Alex identified the members of the New Order's secret financial team and had them slated for destruction, too.
True, many others had promised to defeat the New Order. But Alex wasn't like those guys at all. Not remotely.
Alex had all of the strengths of the previous rebel leaders, but none of their weaknesses. A lesser spymaster might've given out the names of his spies right then and there. Alex carefully sidestepped that pitfall by not disclosing their names. That way, he could continue to use those same spies, rather than having to start all over again and recruit new ones. This guy knew what he was doing.
The rebel mastermind reveled in his own brilliance, savoring in his mind the victory he knew he'd achieve.
Though Alex claimed industry and manufacturing as his area of expertise, he placed a lot of confidence in his intel network.
True, Alex didn't know everything about the New Order. There were a few gaps left to be filled in. I mean, he'd only just recently discovered the Code.
Alex was focused on his primary objective: Getting revenge against the two gankers who'd killed his Retriever. Destroying the CODE. alliance was merely icing on the cake.
In fact, Alex was so good at the intel game, he'd tricked Agent Liek into revealing the existence of "killboards", which contained detailed records about CODE.'s kills and losses.
Okay, maybe this miner had some work to do before he could surpass the rebel leaders of the past. But even though he may someday grow up to become our archnemesis, there's a silver lining here:
Another player successfully retained by the New Order. CCP, you're welcome.