Wednesday, August 14, 2019

King for a Day, Part 1

Highsec mining corporations are prisons. Luckily for their miner inmates, the New Order organizes prison breaks.

...And they come, typically, in the form of ganks. As we saw in the Tora Tora Tora series, a member of PRAMS Industries was introduced to the Code when he lost his ship.

Yashiro Yamamoto chose to leave his mining corp and join the good guys. But what did his former corpmates think about that?
Ellah Yamamoto > Aiko can explein you the CODE :)
Aiko Danuja > miners need help, so we help them
Moetel Soikutsu > I'm not salty about the CODE, i just hate CODE players that doesn't respect its laws anymore
Aiko Danuja > what laws dont we respect?
Yashiro's alt, Ellah Yamamoto, introduced Agent Aiko Danuja to another PRAMS Industries member.

Moetel Soikutsu was the CEO of the mining corp. She'd heard about what happened, so she went looking for her lost sheep.
Moetel Soikutsu > - If a miner does not wish to purchase a mining indulgence, he may still be granted a one-day reprieve, if he is able to correctly answer the Supreme Protector's Questions Three. Do you ask a miner if he want to buy the said permit before ganking him ? Do you allow sometimes the one-day deprieve? No.
Moetel Soikutsu > Do you bump the miner, like James 315 did when he was still here instead of killing him? No:
Moetel Soikutsu > The CODE is now just an excuse to gank for no reason.
Ellah Yamamoto > Let him explain you :)
Moetel Soikutsu > Yeah, i'm waiting his answer since you're too new to be able to answer yourself :)
Moetel hoped to win Yamamoto back by proving the Code to be a fraud.
Ellah Yamamoto > of course :)
Ellah Yamamoto > he is better
Ellah Yamamoto > and he know better of you the CODE
Moetel Soikutsu > (what a great agent you are, not being able to answer simple questions btw)
Aiko Danuja > yes, i bump miners all the time, just like james 315
...But the Agents of the New Order never back down from a fight.

Moetel unleashed a flurry of attacks against the Code. She had tried something like this before, during the New Order's first encounter with Yamamoto. This time, though, she came prepared: Moetel was cloaked in the guise of a hybrid Space Lawyer Former Fan.

Each time Agent Aiko answered one of Moetel's questions, the carebear simply moved on to the next item on her list of grievances.

Yamamoto watched in awe as the Agent deftly dismantled Moetel's arguments.

As time went on, Aiko began to wonder how long Moetel's question list was. Is this how miners spent their time while AFK?

Like many bot-aspirants, Moetel was fixated on the fact that the New Order refers to permits as "mining" permits. The idea of a mining permit covering activities other than mining completely mystified her. She couldn't get past it. This, of course, is one of the reasons why they're called mining permits.

Without the common sense of the Code, it was only a matter of time before wild conspiracy theories took root in Moetel's mind.

To be continued...


  1. "The idea of a mining permit covering activities other than mining completely mystified her. She couldn't get past it. This, of course, is one of the reasons why they're called mining permits."
    Classic James, Praise be him!

    1. The mining permit is the most beautiful manifestation of The Code that I have seen in my entire gaming career.

    2. Then come out of the anonymous closet.

    3. I like it here. I'm just another player who's EvE experience was improved by The Code. Since I can sample the best parts of the game by reading minerbumping every day, I didn't feel the need to log in for years.

      James! Forgive my sinful, slacking soul for neglecting the miners of your domain!

    4. The metagame is the best part.

  2. Yes, the Code is an incredible document. To a goodthinker the prose flows effortlessly and you learn something new each time you re-read it. To a bot-aspirant it is a harsh and grating document riddled with contradictions and stumbling blocks. They stop reading at the first perceived fault and immediately proceed to broadcast their Goofus status to all who will listen.


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