Let's get down to business, shall we?
Lahnius is the man of the hour. With 1,000 shares of New Order stock to his name, Lahnius joined the billionaire's club. We have now advanced beyond the 1,586 billion isk mark. The inevitable consequence is a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ to the new shareholder.
The Agents of the New Order score numerous notable kills each week, though only a precious few can be highlighted in a Kills of the Week post. Since we've got a little extra time today, let's take a look at this Ishtar gank that didn't make the cut.
Agent Bob the Fourth was the Agent on duty that day. It was his job to help Talman Drak discover what EVE is all about.
If you've ever wanted to increase your popularity, try ganking bot-aspirant carebears. Even if it doesn't work, you've still killed bot-aspirant carebears.
Talman eventually returned to his keyboard to offer Bob the most halfhearted congratulations he could muster--coupled with a suggestion that Bob should cut ties with the New Order.
The carebear insisted that he wasn't bothered by the gank. But for some reason, it really seemed to rankle him that the ganker was a Code enforcer. He would've lost his ship regardless, so what was the problem?
Talman couldn't let it go. He belonged to the class of rebel described as a "Manipulator" in Part 9 of the classic (and informative) Why They Hate the Code series. One can easily imagine Talman speaking the Manipulator's quote from that MinerBumping post:
"I don't mind that they gank people, but they really need to cut out all of that 'Code' stuff."
Bob was amazed by how chatty the formerly silent Talman had become. All it took was one reference to a mining permit and Talman was buzzing with energy--all of it focused on getting Bob to stop enforcing the Code.
Deprived of his (doubtless "already replaced") Ishtar, Talman prepared to log off for the evening. But he couldn't leave without urging Bob one more time to distance himself from the New Order.
How does one know which path to take in EVE? A good rule of thumb: Do the opposite of whatever the bot-aspirants want.