Previously, on MinerBumping... Maja Papaja finally decided to purchase a mining permit from Agent Alt 00, allowing the Agent to refund Maja's billion isk merc contract fee. But at the last possible moment--just as Alt 00 was reaching into her wallet to give her the isk--Maja self-destructed. Now what?
With her billion isk on the line, Maja panicked, claiming that the Code doesn't get linked enough.
Alt 00 was extremely disappointed in Maja. She had such high hopes for the new permit-owner.
Now Maja feared the worst. Was it time to say goodbye to her isk?
I have no doubt that all of the rebels and skeptics reading this assume that our Agent took the first opportunity to keep the money for herself. But they don't know Alt 00.
In fact, Alt 00 cast about for any possible way to return the isk to Maja. Suddenly, she remembered an obscure provision of the Code.
Far from trying to swindle Maja, our good-hearted Agent was looking for any excuse to give the wayward permit-owner her money back. In an inspired moment, she found one.
To ensure that there could be no possible objection to this procedure--not even from anonymous carebears in the comments--Alt 00 sought agreement from Maja. She consented. What happened next would be unquestionably legitimate.
Alt 00 asked the first of her Questions Three, taking care to phrase the question in such a way that it wouldn't be found in a few seconds with a Google search. This is traditionally done to help miners avoid the temptation to cheat.
Sadly, Maja lacked faith in herself and did not even produce a guess. According to the terms that Maja negotiated, Alt 00 would keep the billion isk.
And with that, the transaction was complete.
One can imagine Mictlantecuhtli, arms folded, staring down a miner who voided her permit by violating the Code.
Disgusted with the fate she'd engineered for herself, Maja defaced the mining permit that she'd purchased and gotten revoked in the same day. Maja's tale should be a lesson to all the carebears of highsec: Let your conduct be always in full compliance with the Code. Anything else belongs to the realm of the Goofus.
Such an easy question.,Alt was too generous.ReplyDelete
The foolee can't be fooled again!ReplyDelete
So, this whole game of charades was just a drawn out extortion waver to rob a player of 1,010,000,000 isk without having to spend any isk in return? I'd say CODE. is getting a little desperate to make some isk here, but there's no denying the success in committing fraud with such flippant behavior, as shown by Alt 00, what with not going through any of the proper procedures, and only reinforcing certain facts as they became relevant. Me thinks some scheming may be in order for future plans.ReplyDelete
What are these 'proper procedures' of which you speak?Delete
Alt00 applied the Code in full & faithfully with nothing but honesty and integrity.
When I say 'proper procedures' I mean checking the bio of the contractor and making sure they have a permit, and are a proper follower of the New Halaima Code of Conduct. And before you say it, yes, Maja Papaja should have known the law before confronting an agent making a Goofus of herself, but that does not mean that Alt 00 should have made a Goofus of herself by not doing the most basic protocol of checking a pilot's bio. That being said, it still turned out favorable for CODE. in the end, but such disregard for basic protocol that one would expect from the guardians of high sec can be used as grounds for potential persecution. I can only hope that Alt 00 takes more precautions in pilot checking next time, so as to avoid another dip in some hot water with other agents, and for a more exciting story that doesn't revolve around leaping through every loophole of the conversation just to pin all of the blame on the contractor, instead of the contractee taking responsibility for a simple slip up or two.Delete
It's almost as though this Anon personally lost one billion ISK by flouting the Code but hopes to bolster her credibility by masquerading as an uninvolved third party. The readers won't be fooled that easily. There are two types of anonymous commenters: first the gutless carebear; second he who would subdue the gutless carebear without besmirching himself by the filth it casts off.Delete
Anonbear 8:15/9:13, that is quite a nice looking wall of tears that I didn't read. Would you like to buy a permit now?Delete
You say that as if I'm a bot-aspirant miner. I'm hurt. So very hurt. Well, I do quite a bit of mining in my spare time, and it's not as if James 315 can harvest all the ore in high sec anyways. I own a few million isk that I earned with my own time and dedication, and I build my own gear and ships from original blueprints that I bought with that isk as well. I don't buy any products from the market if I can build it myself, which is a list that grows larger by the week. I have standards after all, unlike the bot-aspirant miners that get themselves ganged on a daily basis. And besides, how many CODE. members can make the same claim as I? How many have built their own industry from the ground up, with nothing but time and dedication?Delete
Oh, look. Another wall of tears that I didn't read. Calm down, miner. If you want to make tear-filled comments that no one reads, try posting on the hisec militia blog. No one reads that for sure!Delete
"How many have built their own industry from the ground up, with nothing but time and dedication?" Lol, miners fantasize about being the next Carnegie or Rockefeller, but they are really just some hobo in a back alley complaining because the cops are charging them with loitering.ReplyDelete
Well, if your going to be that way about it, you could say the same thing about James 315 himself. He started out as a lowly miner bumper in high sec, what with people making jokes at his expense as he was seen as a wild monkey that just escaped it's circus owners, and eventually built the entirety of CODE. into what is today. Granted, he had some help from shareholders to continue his operations after a while, but that does not change the fact that as far as origins go, I could easily be the next savior of High Sec. Or anyone else who works hard enough for that matter.Delete
Nevar forget 2014-08-21. The day when James realized he wasn't Don King, he was more like Al Haymon. Anyone else planning a "The Day I Left The Code" party? I'm doing up a fischbrötchen-and-kegger, seems to fit the occasion.ReplyDelete
It is pitiable to see what CODE. has devolved into. The agents once ganged miners when they saw they were afk. Now they are all whoring each other for who can get the flashiest kills, and their propaganda just seems to have gotten to the point of delusion where it's just not funny anymore. Just pathetic.Delete
Shame we didn't see you cheerleading the cause back in the good old days, Anon 304! Why did you wait until it was too late to warn us of our folly?Delete
I don't know. I guess I thought CODE. was just better then that. But now I see the light, that you people are just a bunch of sinners like the rest of us...Delete
I got to say, I expected more after eight parts buid-upReplyDelete
Then you are a bigger goofus than Maja...it was clear what would happen after part 1...Have you not read any other stories on here yet?Delete
So you ended up simply scamming the guy over your own failure to uphold your own supposedly sacred code. Honestly, I something interesting after this grandiose 8-part build-up, but this was simply crude.ReplyDelete
You have it wrong. Clearly, Maja was the one doing the scamming.Delete
First, she talked an Agent into a contract without owing a mining permit! Imagine you talk to a guy in a suit, who offers you a contract to take all your savings and invest them for you. And just as you sign the document, it turns out the guy is not affiliated with any banking institution or company, has no certification or other proof of credibility -- would you not feel cheated?
Second, once trust finally has been established between the Agent and the miner, the bot-aspirant openly admits A) to be ignorant of the code, and B) to breaking the code right as they speak!
And despite all this, the Agent gracefully offered to repay the amount! It is only the carebear's fault that her ignorance (not only of core EVE game mechanics, but also of world history) lead to her losing some in-game currency.
That is not your case, however. Your side was the one receiving the money.Delete
In cases like this one, it is responsibility of the agent to identify the person they're dealing with and confirm that they are a valid party for a deal. Which your agent decided not to do prior to receiving the isk, which is, as I understand, a clear violation of your supposedly sacred code.
Even after that, instead of simply voiding the transaction and returning to the status quo as is usual, your agent has opted to crude subterfuge and rigged questions in order to scam Maja. This is not "graceful" or honorable, but a crude and obvious attempt to justify a similarly obvious scam.
Basically, the fact that you cannot follow your own code begs the question: why should others?Delete