Agent Kalorned gently mocked the crazy conspiracy theories that were preoccupying the miners of Gelhan. HoleySheet1, it seemed, had one to blow them all out of the water.
Kalorned was stunned. Was this gentleman saying what it sounded like he was saying?
Unless our Agent was misunderstanding something, it appeared as though HoleySheet1 was accusing CCP of a sinister conspiracy--one on a massive scale. If true, it would make the CCP t20 affair look like a picnic by comparison.
Kalorned didn't want to put words in HoleySheet1's mouth. When you're breaking a story this big, you need your source to speak unambiguously and on the record.
HoleySheet1 was quite willing to spell it all out. He matter-of-factly explained that the New Order, the Code, the Saviour of Highsec, all of it, was actually a conspiracy created and operated by CCP from day one. The whole thing was designed to destroy EVE players' assets and boost CCP's revenues.
Once conjured, however, CCP's monster went out of control. The destruction spread far beyond what CCP imagined. Now they were reaping the bitter fruits.
Obviously this guy knew what he was talking about. He wouldn't have sounded so confident and self-assured otherwise. But did he have a smoking gun?
It was even worse than Kalorned feared. The conspiracy went so deep that it was able to erase every trace of its actions. How else to explain the lack of evidence? HoleySheet1 exited the Gelhan system, leaving behind a shaken, contemplative Kalorned.
Captain BrewSir > Kalorned Eve is a game where there is no dedicated PvE server, but still just like any other MMORPG. Problem with an economy is that people usualy hord their stuff. This means stady inflation of the ingame currency.Some of the Mission Ready Mining members had been in system the whole time, watching events unfold in local chat. One of them, Captain BrewSir, attempted to explain why HoleySheet1's theory made so much sense.
Captain BrewSir > i hope you understand that
Kalorned > I don't know why you felt the need to tell me about basic economics - but thank you
Captain BrewSir > No problem, Code is nothing else but organization who will destroy some of that assets
Kalorned > Code is improving high secCCP had created the Saviour and his Code in order to curb inflation. But what CCP failed to anticipate is that the ganking they inspired would drive so many players from the game.
Kalorned > I'm glad you see that
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > I agree that Code is improving Highsec.
Captain BrewSir > What you are really doing is shortenng player base, whay more then assets
Captain BrewSir > way
Kalorned > I believe we're doing the oppositeAgents Kalorned and TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet were forced to confront the possibility that they'd been working for CCP all along. So far, everything checked out--almost. There were still some holes in the theory. For instance, they knew that ganking improves player retention. CCP's studies proved it. CCP's...? Could that have been a deception, too?
Captain BrewSir > well, look at number of players
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > We improve player retention.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > That's science.
Kalorned > In reality, our actions here and those of our friends are one of the few things stemming the bleeding of players
Captain BrewSir > so then attack only akf playersIronically, Captain BrewSir encouraged our Agents to enforce the Code by doing a bunch of stuff they were already doing.
Captain BrewSir > afk
Sir Moustachio > How do you tell who is AFK?
Captain BrewSir > private convo
Captain BrewSir > local
Captain BrewSir > bump him out
Sir Moustachio > and don't CODE usually ask miners to respond? enough saidIt would take some time for everyone to absorb what they'd just learned. It felt like the world was spinning. Confusion reigned.
Captain BrewSir > but when they respond
Captain BrewSir > you still kill them
Captain BrewSir > if they don't want to buy the permit?
Kalorned > Permits are absolutely required to mine in high sec
Captain BrewSir > so don't hide your bottom feed for content in some nobile moral issue
To be continued...