Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kills of the Week

Some games are games of perfect information, like chess: Both players see every piece on the game board. Other games, like poker, have imperfect information: You see some of the cards but not all of them. EVE Online, of course, is a game of imperfect information. In EVE, only one thing is absolutely certain--the Code. And so an EVE player who doesn't make full use of the Code is truly a Goofus. Like these Goofuses from the week of September 23rd @ 00:00 EVEtime through September 29th @ 23:59 EVEtime:

fallen6 was undoubtedly having a bad day, but that was no excuse for him to do what he did. He was properly punished by Agents Mongochicken, iZaEaRl, and Spazmongloid, who shot him down in a 1.0 security system using Tornadoes. Want to know how fallen6 managed to lose 9.3 billion isk? Take a look:

There's a reason why it's against the law to carry around skill injectors.

Ah, the myth of the ungankable Skiff. Gaslin Yazria fell prey to it--and to his greed. Gaslin got his myth and his Skiff busted by Agents Max August Zorn, Ernst Steinitz, Niels Henrik Abel, and Augustus De Morgan.

"Nightmare" is such an interesting name for a battleship. If, like Kharza, you disobey the Code, then the Uedama system truly is a nightmare. But if you follow it, like Agents Justin Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Johnathan Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Joel Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Jake Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Jason Kusion, Jacob Kusion, Jeffery Kusion, Jeremy Kusion, Jonas Kusion, Josh Kusion, Jimmy Kusion, Josia Kusion, Jessie Kusion, Jack Kusion, and HSM Rear Admiral, then a visit to Uedama is like a pleasant dream.

Speaking of Uedama nightmares, can you believe Mercado Fenicio corporation actually put up a refinery in Uedama? After weeks of our mighty wardeccers smashing refineries into bits? Agents Discofitta, Delicate Feminine Flower, Blazing Pancake, Kissemurra, Love Humps, Ice is Nice, zykerx, arkon trader, Sorgia, commercial time, Eve Undergr0und, comet chaser, Jathrine, Rainbow Cake, Chocolate Rainbow Cake, Sigrid Tystnad, Dominated, HANDY ST0NER SMURF, Celeru, Kermakakku, Jason Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Justin Kusion, Jake Kusion, William Tancos, Theodor Tancos, Luisa Tancos, Tarkk Navin, Lisa Tancos, Jacob Tancos, Laura Tancos, Joel Kusion, and Jayden Kusion brought a terrifying fleet into battle and cleared Uedama of 22.2 billion isk worth of filth.

Gonna need a permit for that. Also this week, the appropriately named AWOLGamers corp got wardecced and lost a 19.8 billion isk refinery. Carebears, don't bother with refineries. They'll only bring you pain.

General Nicolai Carpathia knew to avoid Uedama at all costs. So he went to Niarja instead. When will people learn that all of highsec belongs to the Code? Until they do, they must die and lose all of their stuff. General Nicolai lost 27.2 billion isk when he blundered into a massive gank armada comprised of Agents Daniel Chanline, tumblr ptsd, patyooki, Shy Elf Trap, James BIG BONED, erobb, Serious Web Developer, oink piggu, PogChampion, Jason Kusion, Justin Kusion, isBread Mackminer, Joel Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Rebecca Rackner, Yan Rackner, Jemma Rackner, Joseph Kusion, Jake Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Jacob Kusion, Johnathan Kusion, Tiffgrl Donier, Josh Kusion, Jack Kusion, BANELING, Jeffery Kusion, Angered Miner, Emily Rackner, Jessie Kusion, Jani Rackner, Kirra Rackner, Calm Miner, Saltier Miner, Celestia Rackner, Jimmy Kusion, Disconcerted Miner, Vindictive Miner, Jonas Kusion, Jeremy Kusion, 2ndClass Slave Dax, Josiah Kusion, and brainlet.

Gonna need a permit for all of that, too. You know what? Just get a permit.

Kueyen was AFK mining in a Mackinaw. I don't know why, but for some reason she assumed she was completely safe in highsec. Agent Ima Wreckyou deleted her ship and her implants. I wonder if that left an impression on the miner?

Kueyen lost 3.8 billion isk worth of implants. And though it wasn't the most expensive one, I'll bet the loss of her ORE Mining Director Mindlink stings the most.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Highsec Miner Grab Bag #167

Because of people like us, EVE is dying... for more Code. Welcome to the latest edition of the Highsec Miner Grab Bag!

I think katreana Mabebu is asking us not to demand mining permits until her corp grows a bit more. However, without permits, her mining corp is surely doomed.

This guy will buy a permit eventually.

Of the three people we see chatting in local, guess which one is the Agent?

You can always tell the difference between an Agent and a miner by their manners.

Any nullsec alliances out there want to claim this "TomHorn" dude?

I believe the Agent. What possible motive would an Agent have to lie? Anyway, slowboating to a gate in your pod--something you would only do under the assumption that you're totally safe in highsec--is a definite sign of bot-aspirancy.

Looks like someone forgot about the "respect" clause in the Code. Compliant miners don't spit at people.

I've noticed a pattern: Miners who claim their innocence have a tendency to accidentally confess their guilt instead.

Sixer70 seems to think "monkey" is an insult. I would trust a monkey over a carebear any day of the week.

Ah, the new returning player excuse. When a miner calls himself a "player trying out EVE again," that translates to "I'm not a new player, but I want to be given special protections like one." Instant Code violation.

tl;dr "gank me"

After watching the mighty CODE. alliance assemble a war fleet, shady1986 industries requested to be allowed to surrender. I was informed by an officer of our wardeccing corp that the matter was settled to his satisfaction. And people say the wardec system is broken?

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Career Agent, Part 4

Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Ernst Steinitz confiscated billions of isk worth of blingy drones from illegal miner Mick O'niel. When he realized that his reimbursement claim was likely to fail, the guilty miner attempted to put the Code itself on trial.
Mick O'niel > what do u actually think ur doing Lewak ?
Mick O'niel > ur turing new players away from the game
Ernst Steinitz > Mick O'niel you steal their ore so they cannot keep up in their Ventures.
Ernst Steinitz > Actually we protect new players in Rookie Systems from illegal Miners like you.
Mick had hoped that mining in a "rookie system" would protect him, despite the fact that his character had been created in 2013.
Mick O'niel > i will steal all i can from those whom assert that all is theres its a logical truth
Lewak > we are increasing player retention not driving them away, ccp proved that
Mick O'niel > show me ur evidance?
Lewak >
Carebears, never ask an Agent of the New Order for evidence unless you actually want to see it. Our Agents are always armed with evidence.
Mick O'niel > how many are ucode nutters ?
Crom Cimmeria > Praise James!
Subotai Hyrkanian > Praise James!!!!
Aiko Danuja > James is great!
Manic Mondays > James is our Saviour!!!
Lewak > Praise The Saviour of Highsec!
Aiko Danuja > Blessings upon all in the name of James.
Augustus De Morgan > Praise James!
Max August Zorn > Praise James!
Niels Henrik Abel > Praise James!
Assuming popular opinion was on his side, Mick took his case to the public. He discovered, to his horror, that highsec is filled with pro-Code sentiment these days.
Mick O'niel > so many but none willignto face me
Ernst Steinitz > You see we have many friends and supporters.
Mick O'niel > Ernst Steinitz its you im after
Ernst Steinitz > How should we fight you if you are 380km away from the belt?
Mick O'niel > what belt?
Ernst Steinitz > Mick O'niel What do you mean with "what belt?" ?
With all rhetorical options fully exhausted, Mick put his back-up plan into action.

...And promptly lost his battlecruiser.
Ernst Steinitz > It seems you are bad at PvP
Mick O'niel > i hesitated on ur scout
Mick O'niel > didnt want to shoot a civilian
Mick O'niel > u got me
The miner was chastened, but not yet out of excuses.
Mick O'niel > how did you organise so quick
Mick O'niel > i know i was in the system a long time but u found me so fast
Mick O'niel > i was going every where to throw u
Mick O'niel > but u found me
Ernst Steinitz > I was already undocked with weapons overheated and just needed to warp to your position
Mick was stunned by our Agents' elite PvP skills. This is a common reaction among miners who spend all day shooting at asteroids that can't shoot back.
Mick O'niel > so if i give y 10m ull leave me to my belt then yeah ?
Ernst Steinitz > for 10M ISK you can purchase a Mining Permit that is valid for a whole year of Mining in HighSec.
Mick O'niel > i dont trust you ....
Mick O'niel > how can i
Mick O'niel > ull likly come and gank me for a laugh
Mick O'niel > whats to say another code doche wont drop in and do me as im not on his spread shet lol
Mick understood that a New Order mining permit was his only option. Still, he couldn't bring himself to open his wallet.
Ernst Steinitz > If you stop using illegal modules in Rookie Systems you are also much less likely to be ganked. Combined with a Permit you are as safe as you can be.
Mick O'niel > so even if i give u 10 mill ull still do me in if im in rookie space
Ernst Steinitz > No, The New Halaima Code of Conduct containts no rule specifically about Rookie Systems, but miners in Rookie Systems not in Ventures are not that common and therefore worth to be ship scanned. If you have a Mining Permit you'll probably be left in peace except you use Harvester Mining Drones again.
Mick O'niel > whats up with them ? there value ?
Ernst Steinitz > Yes, their value is the reason why they are illegal.
Mick O'niel > ridiculous
Being told he couldn't use blingy mining drones was a deal-breaker for Mick. He logged off in sorrow.

A few days later, our heroes returned to Akiainavas, the "career agent system" that Mick felt belonged to rookies. This time, he was alert and at his keyboard.

Mick played the Anti-Ganker for a moment, attempting to warn his fellow miners. It was in vain, of course: An AFK miner was destroyed. Once again, Mick was astonished by our Agents' efficiency.

The power of the Code is an awesome thing to behold. Even to the most hardheaded of bot-aspirants.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Career Agent, Part 3

Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Ernst Steinitz brought Mick O'niel to justice and relieved him of his blingy drones. When Ernst next encountered the miner, Mick still refused to purchase a mining permit. In fact, he demanded reimbursement of his lost ship and drones--and questioned the very legitimacy of the Code itself.
Mick O'niel > my ship was a pecable mineing vessel
Mick O'niel > how do you think your ships come to be ?
Mick O'niel > if u destroy the miniers they wont be able to produce ships for you to cut about in thinking ur hot af
Ernst Steinitz > We are not against Mining, only against illegal HighSec Mining.
Mick tried to play the martyr, behaving as though all the highsec miners were doing us a favor--as if it's from the benevolence of the bot or the bot-aspirant that we all get our ore.
Mick O'niel > why is hihg sec mining so offensive to you
Ernst Steinitz > Because all of HighSec is owned by James 315. He was the first to stand up against HighSec Mining bots and bot-aspirants.
Mick O'niel > what even are you talking about ... what is a bot ?
Mick O'niel > am i a bot ?
Mick O'niel > im a miner yes am i a bot ????
Even for a highsec miner, Mick was woefully ignorant about the game he played. Who in 2018 plays EVE without knowing what a bot-aspirant is?
Mick O'niel > i have no such software i adhear to ccp EULA
Mick O'niel > if i did that id get kicked off by ccp not you
Ernst Steinitz > No, you are a bot-aspirant. You are no bot, but you behave like one. You mine in Rookie Systems, using illegal modules and show no respect to the New Order.
Mick O'niel > what id the defining criteria for a bot asperant ???? ur making things up im sure ...
Mick continued to question Ernst about the Code. He wasn't satisfied by the answers, but he couldn't really argue with them, either. So he asked more questions.
Mick O'niel > self reinforcing delusional
Ernst Steinitz > The New Halaima Code of Conduct
Mick O'niel > i read it
Mick O'niel > thats ho ive concluded you hypacrits
Lewak > Mick O'niel you aspire to be a bot, if ccp allowed you would gladly bot then
Mick O'niel > mining is good i find it fun. who are you to tell me i shouldnt ?
Tellingly, Mick chose not to deny that he would bot if CCP allowed it.
Ernst Steinitz > We did not tell you you should not mine, you should only avoid Mining without a Permit in JAmes' territory.
Mick O'niel > what harm do i casue you we have already established im no bot
Mick O'niel > james teritory ?
Lewak > yes
Mick O'niel > what is that ?
Mick O'niel > where
Mick O'niel > all hig sec ?
Slowly but surely, Agents of the New Order filtered into the Isanamo system to join the conversation. Mick was surrounded. No one in local dared speak a word in his defense.
Ernst Steinitz > yes
Mick O'niel > impossile task to complete
Ernst Steinitz > Task was already completed
Ernst Steinitz >
Mick O'niel > nagative u targeted a miner simple as that
Ernst Steinitz > I target miners everyday
Mick O'niel > i highly doubt you have the means or intelegance to cordinate the way you say you can
Over the years, one fact of life in highsec has held constant: Everyone who has doubted the means or intelligence of the mighty CODE. alliance has ended up on the scrap heap.
Ernst Steinitz > You could not even coordinate your two Covetors, who are you to judge?
Mick O'niel > and who are you to judge me
Minx Mattel > We are Agents of the New Order, your social superiors.
Mick O'niel > deluded bunch of idiots
Ernst Steinitz > Mick O'niel You are rude.
Mick O'niel > and shoting down a guys undefended ships isnt ?
Ernst Steinitz > No, we just defended our space after you desecrated New Order territory with your illegal Covetors.
Mick O'niel > nonsence
The miner grew increasingly frustrated and angry. This was the result of the conflict in his own mind: Part of him knew that he needed to buy a permit.
Mick O'niel > ok ok ok
Mick O'niel > right u said some bull about my bio what were u talkn about ?
Ernst Steinitz > Your bio has no Mining Permit.
Mick O'niel > and how do i put one in there its my bio ....
Mick O'niel > a text block only i can use
Ernst Steinitz > You put one in there by purchasing a Mining Permit from a New Order agent. In theory, everyone can copy and paste a text block, but we use only spreadsheets for verification.
At last, Mick expressed a curiosity about the game mechanics associated with mining permits. Purchase imminent?
Mick O'niel > .... wait wait wait .....
Mick O'niel > ur telling me
Mick O'niel > that u checked a spread sheet befor u shot me down .....
Mick O'niel > .....
Ernst Steinitz > No, we only check the Spreadsheet if there is a Permit.
The miner was mired in doubt and disbelief. He still didn't "get" the whole permit thing.
Mick O'niel > ur full of it there is no way ud spead sheet that
Mick O'niel > and whats in it for a agent ?
Mick O'niel > ur extosionists ud offer no protection either
Colonel Catpetter > a permit acoompanied with the proper mindset grants you protection
Mick O'niel > from who you ?
Ernst Steinitz > Mick O'niel What other threats are there you need protection against? NPCs?
Mick O'niel > bull if i get ganked by a randomer what u gona do .... nothing
Mick had already lost billions of isk to CODE., yet he showed more concern about the threat posed by all of those other alliances with tens of trillions of isk worth of highsec miner ganks on their killboard.
Colonel Catpetter > also if you are prepared to avoid code ganks you should be able to avoid random gankers with ease
Mick O'niel > sure they are hahahah coz you the be all and end all of ganking hey u made it up ur the creators of the term ganking
Ernst Steinitz > Mick O'niel What is your problem? I see you apparently do not like that your Mining equipment got confiscated because you were illegal Mining, but I see no point in your random accusions.
Mick O'niel > i dont like bullies. real world i fight them every day.
Lewak > we are not bullies, we are police
Colonel Catpetter, one of several additional Agents to enter the Isanamo system, made a solid point about Code-compliance: If you can avoid being killed by the most elite group of gankers in EVE, you don't need to worry about anyone else.
Colonel Catpetter > do you like thieves?
Mick O'niel > nope but i sympathies with them thievery has a a real world cause and usually its the system at fault the police just eforce blindly (in most cases)
Mick O'niel > what do u actually think ur doing Lewak ?
Mick O'niel > ur turing new players away from the game
Things only got worse when Mick revealed himself to be a thief-aspirant. (He didn't find common cause with the people who took his blingy drones, of course.) As time went on, the miner only spouted more carebear talking points. Would Mick ever come to his senses?

To be continued...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Career Agent, Part 2

Previously, on MinerBumping... Unlicensed miner Mick O'niel was caught helping himself to the asteroids of Akiainavas, a "career agent" system. Luckily, Agent Ernst Steinitz was there, and he put a stop to it--while helping himself to Mick's billions worth of illegal drones. Later, Ernst saw Mick in the Isanamo system. Our Agent was given a chilly reception.
Ernst Steinitz > How are you currently making ISK then?
Mick O'niel > im not fuck piece!
Mick O'niel > im here hunting cock roaches
Ernst Steinitz > Any success yet?
Mick O'niel > coward
Ernst genuinely wanted to see the miner improve at EVE and life. But neither would happen as long as Mick still held a grudge against him.
Mick O'niel > ok suggestions for making isk from a care bear go on lets hear it
Ernst Steinitz > You could gank other bears and sell them Mining Permits.
Mick O'niel > pathetic .... next ?
Ernst Steinitz > You could mine in any Mining vessel in any HighSec system with a Mining Permit as long as you are not afk and have an adequate tank for your vessel.
Mick needed to turn his life around. He needed solutions--the last thing he was in the mood to hear.
Mick O'niel > i buy a warrent it means fuck all ull still gank me and you offer no protection. stupid
Mick O'niel > i see uve got ur girl friend well trained havent heard a word off Max August Zorn
Ernst Steinitz > I feel more comfortable chatting only with one client.
Mick O'niel > Max August Zorn have you got bigger nuts that this chode
Incredibly, Mick still saw Ernst as his enemy. It was as if he couldn't get over the fact that Ernst had taken his blingy drones away and ganked his mining ship.
Ernst Steinitz > See you in a few minutes, I found another unpermitted miner who requires my attention.
Mick O'niel > nice try dip shit
Mick O'niel > face me hear
Ernst Steinitz > gf miner
Mick O'niel > pussy
Crom Cimmeria > Mick O'niel Calm down miner
Though not a major trade hub, Isanamo is a relatively busy system. Mick's outburst drew attention.
Mick O'niel > give me back whats mine
Mick O'niel > im gona spam you for the rest of time
Mick O'niel > you such a bitch
Mick O'niel > got no balls have ya
Mick O'niel > come face me in you rbest piece of crap
Mick O'niel > i will destroy you
The miner demanded to be reimbursed for his lost equipment. Yet he couldn't think of a valid basis for making a reimbursement request. Our Agent was unable to assist him.
Mick O'niel > ganking suck bag
Crom Cimmeria > Miner, I told you to calm down...
Mick O'niel > dont know who or what ur doing talking to me but my prob is with Ernst Steinitz and Max August Zorn
Mick O'niel > but the both to pussy to show themselfs
Mick O'niel > absolute cowards
When an angry miner creates a disturbance in local, nearby Agents are sometimes called in to help restore peace to the system.
Mick O'niel > shooting up miners
Mick O'niel > in rookie space
Crom Cimmeria > Well I checked your BIO and knowing them i do not see a mining permit.. I guess that is why they did it
Crom Cimmeria > and you are NOT in rookie space
Mick O'niel > i was when i got ganked by them !!!!
Mick finally came up with an excuse: He shouldn't have been ganked because the Akiainavas system's status as a career agent system made it "rookie space".
Crom Cimmeria > If i would guess you were mining illegally in James 315 Space
Mick O'niel > bolloks
Crom Cimmeria > No the truth, James 315 is the Saviour of HighSec
Minx Mattel > Mick O'niel but you are not a newbie? Were you hiding in a rookie system? Using our newbies as meat shields?
Mick O'niel > fuck off with ur shit banter Minx Mattel
Unfortunately for the miner, additional Agents entered the system and they examined his claims very closely. Mick's "rookie" excuse blew up in his face--much like his Covetor.
Minx Mattel > Mick O'niel you know what? Your presence there could have cost the life of a few newbies. You should be happy Ernst is a professional.
Mick O'niel > what ????
Mick O'niel > ur so full of shit !
Crom Cimmeria > You violated The Code
Mick O'niel > bull shit
Miners often wrap themselves in the flag of "protecting newbros". But their concerns are insincere and used as cover for their own isk-grubbing. Only the New Order truly helps new players.
Mick O'niel > Ernst Steinitz Minx Mattel both broke ther own code by ganking me
Mick O'niel > i was no AFK
Mick O'niel > no attempt made to establish coms in local to assertain my wehabouts
Mick O'niel > i was attacked unprovoced
Crom Cimmeria > Mick O'niel mining without a minng permit is a severe provocation
Mick O'niel > agreed but who is to tell me that if im just set upon !!!!
Alas, Mick had no choice but to confess that he had been engaged in unlicensed mining. That admission made it much less likely that Mick would get a sympathetic audience.
Mick O'niel > even at war i should know the name of my enemy
Crom Cimmeria > When an agent enters a system, he will always check if your have your mining permit displayed proudly in your BIO
Crom Cimmeria > This is known you all miners for 5 years
Mick O'niel > if ur system for improving game play for the masses
Mick O'niel > is based on rules then you should adhear to them
Mick knew he was on shaky footing, but he had little choice but to press onward. Billions were at stake.
Ernst Steinitz > Sorry, I was afk Mick O'niel. Have you already purchased a Mining Permit?
Mick O'niel > FOR WHAT ull gank me without checking any how shit stick
Mick O'niel > like u did last time
Mick O'niel > u didnt adhear to ur own laws
Mick O'niel > i wasnt afk
Mick O'niel > you should be repromanded by you seniors
I don't know why, but a lot of miners think that it's impossible to violate the Code unless you're AFK. If that were true, the Code would be a whole lot shorter. I mean, it wouldn't even be a Code. It would just be one rule.
Crom Cimmeria > Mick O'niel Miner, you were scouted out. checked if you had a permit. once it was confirmed you did not have a permit you were bested in Elite PVP
Ernst Steinitz > Even if you were not afk, that does not matter. You were using a bunch of illegal Mining modules in a Rookie system, stealing the ore of James 315 and of new players.
Mick O'niel > elite pvp ... an un armed ship???
Mick O'niel > is your head broken ?
Crom Cimmeria > Mick O'niel it seems your ship is broken... :-)
Crom Cimmeria > and your drones gone. Praise James!
Mick was utterly defeated in verbal PvP. Everyone he spoke to in Isanamo local agreed that he had violated the Code and was properly ganked. (They were all Agents, but still.) Reimbursement was out of the question. However, Mick had a plan B. He was prepared to get his money back by force.

To be continued...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tapestry of Tears, Part 21

Previously, on MinerBumping... Anti-Code rebel Lahnius fell on hard times. He had vowed to destroy the mighty CODE. alliance, but all of his plans backfired. Reflecting upon his career of failure, Lahnius made yet another bizarre speech in Nakugard local.

Moments earlier, Lahnius had threatened to reveal a deep, dark secret hidden at the highest levels of the CODE. alliance. Then he abruptly changed the subject.

Lahnius cast his eyes upon the list of players in Nakugard local. Now he would judge them.

First, Lahnius attempted to blackmail Alt 0, whom he accused of secretly running a fleet of miner bots.

Lahnius wasn't afraid to go on tangents. He suddenly remembered that he had meant to get his refineries destroyed all along. It was worth it for the intel.

Like an angry drunk, Lahnius started confronting random locals and picking fights with them.

The anti-Code leader was barking mad. Peaceful citizens of Nakugard could only observe the spectacle in disgust.

Staggering through his speech in random directions, Lahnius came up with a new theme--one which he would spend quite some time developing.

Lahnius was briefly interrupted by Leia Jadesol, who invited him to engage in some spaceship combat. Needless to say, the rebel leader had other plans.

Another round of strange accusations followed. No one in Nakugard was exempt.

Lahnius returned to the theme he referenced earlier. He was no longer the loyal CODE. ganker, the Anti-Ganking captain, the super-spy, or the "Hardcore AG" founder. Lahnius reinvented himself as an agent of chaos.

In other words, Lahnius was just a guy who did random stuff for no particular reason. It was his most convincing role yet.

As another night of rage and confusion went on, Lahnius grew more incoherent. Would sanity ever be restored to Nakugard?

To be continued...

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tapestry of Tears, Part 20

Previously, on MinerBumping... Lahnius suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of Failed Diplomacy, which wardecced him based on the mistaken assumption that he was an undercover Code enforcer. First Lahnius lost one of his precious refineries in Nakugard. Then his alts' Navy Scorpions were killed.

No longer comfortable filling local chat with conversations between himself and his newly de-shipped alts, Lahnius returned to his favorite subject.

Lahnius explained that his original intention was not to destroy the mighty CODE. alliance, but to learn about it. What he discovered shocked and appalled him. The alliance was filled with griefers--not people who had fun blowing up spaceships.

Only one thing kept Lahnius going now: The pair of Nakugard refineries that hadn't been destroyed yet. So far, Failed Diplomacy hadn't touched them.

The rebel abandoned his plans to create "Hardcore AG". Even Lahnius could see that the Anti-Gankers were hopeless.

As Lahnius' monologue in Nakugard local chat went on, he grew more confused. Apparently he escaped from Circle-Of-Two?

Lahnius was perfectly happy to keep talking, even if there was no sign that anyone was listening. When Nakugard residents and random passersby did chime in, it guaranteed at least another hour of chatter.

Then Lahnius treated Nakugard to one of his favorite things: The unveiling of yet another long-held secret.

Though Lahnius wasn't an expert on IP addresses or internet-based espionage, he was sure of one thing: The super-spy had been able to visit MinerBumping repeatedly without being caught.

In truth, MinerBumping is EVE's favorite blog. Does anyone not read MinerBumping?

Liberated at last, Lahnius was free to accuse MinerBumping of propaganda. MinerBumping didn't report the truth about highsec; it buried any story about Lahnius' victories and accomplishments.

Lahnius took another victory lap. It's unclear what he was celebrating this time, but it must have been amazing.

Then, out of nowhere, another bombshell revelation.

To be continued...