Previously, on MinerBumping... When Agent Bob the Fourth went to work cleaning up the Solitude region, his compassion was on full display. He gave unlicensed miner Collie Dogz repeated warnings about the need to buy a permit. Collie wouldn't listen. But when the inevitable occurred, Collie blamed Bob.
Instead of blaming himself, Collie cursed the Code and all who enforced it. A highsec miner who didn't know how to take personal responsibility. What a shock!
Collie considered himself completely defenseless. Actually, he'd been armed with at least 10 million isk, so he definitely had the power to prevent the attack.
Agent Bob name-dropped the Saviour of Highsec. Collie was triggered by it. Bob took careful note of this development--it was an important clue.
The miner felt he was entitled to reimbursement isk for his dead Retriever. If this was Collie's way of trying to ask for a handout, he was as bad at panhandling as he was at mining.
Collie's parting words left little hope for a diplomatic agreement between the two. Yet Bob was still confident that the story would have a happy ending.
Though the miner had already excused himself from the conversation, he couldn't resist winding himself up with another anti-Code tirade.
Maybe expelling a little extra venom would help the miner sleep better when he finally did log off for the evening.
Collie quit without buying a permit, but Bob was right about the happy ending: He never saw Collie mining in Solitude again.
Bob's Code enforcement operations continued. Eventually, he came across a nest of rebels mining in an ice anomaly. They used a group of heavily tanked Mackinaws and an Orca. Bob didn't have the firepower to defeat them. Or did he?
Bob started bumping them from the ice anomaly. First the Mackinaws, and then the Orca, piloted by Yanul Damar.
They may have been tanked against antimatter, but they certainly weren't tanked against the almighty bump. Our Agent gleefully sent the arrogant mining gang soaring into deep space. How would they react--when they finally stopped being AFK, that is?
To be continued...