We've all watched miners getting themselves ganked for violating the Code. They often make grandiose threats about getting revenge. Sometimes they remain in highsec, only to foolishly lose their ships again. Other times, they seem to disappear from existence. What happens to those miners? Where do they go?
Eichi Fox was given the chance to prove himself in PvP. He didn't perform well--despite plenty of opportunities to practice the craft:
Since joining EVE in 2008, Eichi did nothing but mine in highsec. He was ganked a few times; in 2012, his drones managed to get on the CONCORD mail of the Catalyst who killed him.
When Agent Australian Excellence encountered the miner, Eichi was no better at the game than he'd been 8 years earlier. What a waste.
Our Agent introduced Eichi to the Code. Though Eichi had been ganked before, this was something completely new.
Fellow rebel Joseph Ongrard didn't do the miner any favors. He stuck his nose where it didn't belong--only to accidentally admit that the New Order controls highsec.
Rebels and skeptics say that there's nothing special about the Code. They would argue, "Eichi Fox was bullied into losing his mining ships on multiple occasions. So what if Australian Excellence did it in the name of the Code? What's the difference?" How misguided they are.
To be sure, Eichi behaved like a miner who was incapable of learning. There were no outward signs that he had absorbed any of the Code's wisdom.
Our Agent didn't give up, though. He spoke truth. That's what Agents do after they kill people.
Eichi concluded the conversation by making a bunch of silly threats and vaguely hinting at having powerful friends in nullsec. But then something interesting happened.
After 8 years of highsec mining, Eichi Fox decided to go to nullsec. Several days after his encounter with Agent Australian, Eichi closed his one-man corp and joined Brave Collective. For the first time, he tried mining in a Skiff instead of a Mackinaw or Retriever. The next day, he lost his ship. I mean, he wasn't suddenly good at the game or anything. Yet he'd grown more in the week since he met a Code enforcer than he had in nearly a decade of doing anything else.
After the Skiff loss, Eichi dropped off the radar. He was booted from the Brave Collective corp for inactivity several months later. It seems that Eichi unsubscribed from the game; nullsec was unable to retain his interest--and he could never see highsec the same way again.
What lessons can we draw from the story of Eichi? Many. One must wonder, what if Eichi had been given the Code sooner? Maybe he'd be running supercapital fleets in nullsec today. He'd undoubtedly be better off. The solution: EVE needs more Code.
Having multiple monitors is nice! I'm able to mine on one monitor while playing CS:GO in another.ReplyDelete
Don't you worry, Chodeanon, we are organizing a search and rescue mission even as I type this.Delete
We will find you.
Or in your case, refresh minerbumping.comDelete
Great work Agent Excellence!ReplyDelete
Praise James for you and for the Code!
How wonderful to see a highsec miner lifted out of his soporific rut. Thanks to Agent Excellence, the miner was able to move on with his life and presumably become a better person.ReplyDelete
"I'll do what I want, when I went"— a typo turned prophecy.
Another grogan gets flushed down the s bend of new eden.ReplyDelete
Australia is planning to pay it's citizens 10c bounty for killing a cane toad, the same price as what you get for recycling an aluminium can or plastic bottle.
CCP should pay 1000 000 isk on top of any player bounty claim for killing miners.
They are a plague. Kill them all for the sake of the game.
I bet no cane toad ever bought a mining permit. They can only blame themselves!Delete
Gankers are good peoples.ReplyDelete
New Order gankers however, are the best!
CODE really does take itself too seriously. I killed one of you last night. It was was a good feeling. I plan to kill many more of you. This site is a very handy for collecting the names of future targets. I'm especially keen to kill some agents. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Humble carebear miner
Ag are keen to stop a gank as well.Delete
...................................still waiting...........................they still failing............................................................
I sure hope failanon doesn't learn our schedules, we'll be doomed!Delete
wow just wow antiganking is failing so hard right nowReplyDelete
Why does CODE care so much about how other people play the game? It sounds very insecure. Surely you don't want people to get better at stopping your piracy!Delete
For my part I'm playing the game as a CODE killer. Any time, any place I see a member of CODE I'm going to try to kill them.
Humble carebear miner
If you actively try to fight people you may soon overcome your humble carebear impairment. Good luck!Delete
Pirates gank for the isk or the lols. The New Order ganks because we care about the game and the other players in it.
I'm glad we brought content and purpose to your game. "CODE killer".
When you realize that we always win, and that the Code is the unstoppable truth, you will either join us, move to null sec, or quit.
We always win.
If you aren't pirates then why keep the loot?Delete
I don't have to win against you. Killing CODE characters is a nice way to do hisec combat.
Humble carebear miner