The mighty CODE. alliance has fascinated and mystified outsiders for the entirety of its existence. No other alliance in EVE is as relevant--or as interesting. So what happens when someone tries to join CODE.? Today, we'll take a sneak peek at the inner workings of EVE's most influential organization.
Todd Weasley submitted an application to New Order Logistics, a CODE. member corp.
Agent Super Perforator processed the application. These days, a lot of corporations--including many in powerful or semi-powerful nullsec alliances--accept all applications. By that standard, CODE. is fairly exclusive.
It was Todd's very first day in the game. EVE is known for its "skill cliff". Was Todd ready for what awaited him? It was Agent Super's job to find out.
According to Todd, he'd discovered New Order Logistics by using the in-game recruitment tool. If true, then it's working as intended.
Super tested the potential recruit to see whether he was truly a new player, as he claimed. Todd did not appear to be familiar with me or my many great deeds, which means that he must have been incredibly new to EVE.
Todd was a blank slate. There was no telling how he'd end up. So Super wanted to give him everything he'd need to be successful at EVE.
MinerBumping's "good bits" include all 2,700+ posts. (Yes, including all of the shareholder posts.) Reading six years of posts doesn't take as long as you might think. Normally I don't advise surfing the web while at work, but if it's for the sake of catching up on MinerBumping, your employer shouldn't have a problem with it.
MinerBumping is full of excellent resources for new and veteran EVE players alike. On his first day, Todd was already way ahead of the game.
Some critics accuse CODE. of running a cult. Nothing could be further from the truth. In order to ensure that Todd was making an educated decision, Super began discussing the various challenges and limitations to using a -10 security character.
Every single Agent who joins CODE. is fully informed about what they're getting into. Only those with a strong will and a sharp mind make it through the recruitment process.
By contrast, those with a weaker character are weeded out immediately. Unlike some alliances, CODE. isn't desperate for new recruits or greedy for new taxpayers.
Our Agent sent Todd off to discover what he was made of.
Although he mastered the art of updating his bio, it would seem that Todd just wasn't cut out for EVE. Judging by his empty killboard and employment history, he quit the game soon after his conversation with Agent Super. Or maybe he's slowly working his way through the MinerBumping posts. Whatever happened to Todd, we can be confident in saying that we did our best to give him the finest new player experience possible.