Previously, on MinerBumping... Unlicensed miner Richard The-Crusader was brought to justice by the mighty CODE. alliance. But Richard claimed total innocence: He blamed all of his unlawful mining activities on his good-for-nothing son!
According to Richard, his son was responsible for every foolish decision that the "Richard The-Crusader" character had made. Richard's only crime was trying to make his son happy.
The rebellious miner further weakened his case for reimbursement by suggesting that our Agents might be pedophiles.
But Richard's objections to his son becoming a ganker revealed another problem: He was so suspicious that he presumably cautioned his son against joining any corporation. As we all know, this sort of thing has a negative impact on retention rates!
Once again, the rebel hinted at the possibility of bringing a fleet of Fraternity. ships into highsec to shut down CODE. Apparently his "main" had a lot of influence on Fraternity.'s foreign policy. When he wasn't AFK mining in a rookie system, that is.
Though it might take Fraternity. some time to fully mobilize for a highsec campaign, Richard had some other weapons in his arsenal.
Of course, the New Order cannot be defeated by isk. In any case, highsec miners tend not to have much of it. And when they do, they prefer not to spend their money on a "cause".
As expected, Richard quickly rescinded his threat to put bounties on our Agents. Another victory!
Agent Xeux picked up the thread that Richard had left dangling when he refused to allow his son to join a ganking corp. Was this miner admitting that he wanted his son to play EVE as a solo game?
Richard quickly clarified that his son was free to join any organization that didn't demand ransoms or protection money. That's how you avoid the creeps and weirdos in EVE.
If this conversation continued for much longer, Richard might run out of Miner Bingo squares. Then what?
Nevertheless, our Agents remained confident that they could persuade the miner to see reason. For the good of his whole family.
...But a miner this stubborn wouldn't embrace the Code so easily.
To be continued...