Wednesday, October 31, 2018
When the Code Comes Knocking
Meet Drugs McFarland. He's an Agent of the New Order and an avid bumper. In the course of his Code enforcement career, Drugs has developed some special skills.
We've all seen them: Blingy drones have infected highsec. Countless miners have become addicted to them. When Agent Drugs detects them on his scanner, he flies into action.
In a flash, our Agent visually confirmed the presence of illegal drones. Thanks to his bumping prowess and some knowledge of EVE game mechanics, Drugs soon separated an unlicensed Orca from the drones.
Confiscating drones can be a rewarding activity--especially since it allows an Agent to punish an Orca pilot without requiring a gank fleet.
And if you do it enough, it can be financially rewarding, as well.
Orca pilot MedusaGalactic oO-V-Oo eventually returned to his keyboard. He was astonished. Drugs McFarland was playing EVE on a level that MedusaGalactic didn't even know existed.
When the miner finally understood the full weight of what happened, how would he react?
A lot of highsec carebears react with anger and blind hatred. Others can't help but admire our Agents.
MedusaGalactic lost his drones, but his eyes had been opened. He knew Drugs was an elite PvP'er. He wished he could be like that.
These days, the supposedly pro-carebear theme parkists are only concerned with ensuring that CCP gets the carebears' money. Who actually teaches the carebears how to play the game? Our Agents do.
Though 250 million isk poorer, our Agent left the miner better than he found him. Player retention rates went up that day, I think.
But not everyone reacts the same way.
Miners, when the Code comes knocking, how will you answer?