The anti-Code crowd accuses the New Order of being a bunch of bullies and griefers. They say we "harass" miners into buying permits. All of these claims are false. As a matter of fact...
...Much of the time, the miners come to us. For various reasons, they seek us out, eager to learn about how to buy a permit. Why, you ask?
In this case, the source of the miner's motivation was being ganked by Agent Hillbilly-2000.
Shiki Akata lost his mining ship. He didn't want to repeat the experience, so he went to Agent Aiko Danuja. She immediately put aside whatever amazing thing she was doing at the time--all to help Shiki. What a gal.
Shiki was clearly in need of information about EVE. No one had ever bothered to provide it to him. And, to be fair, he wasn't particularly interested in it until someone shot him.
The miner revealed that he--like pretty much everyone else in EVE--was aware of the Code. But he had deep, deep concerns about the Code's effect on new players.
Agent Aiko was ready to answer Shiki's questions. Always.
The reality is that our Agents are the #1 way that new players learn about EVE. We even supply them with access to an EVE Online New Player Guide. For free.
Our Agent poured time and energy into helping Shiki. Yet there were signs that this miner might disappoint her.
Shiki, it seems, was not ambitious enough to become a highsec miner.
Try as she might, Aiko was not able to retain his subscription. But at least her conscience was clear. Aiko is not a scammer. She wasn't going to lie to Shiki about EVE just to get him to continue paying subscription fees to CCP. That would probably be against the rules, anyway.
As you've probably guessed, Shiki wasn't the newbie that he'd implied he was. Shiki drifted aimlessly around EVE for a year and a half before Agents Hillbilly-2000 and Aiko found him and taught him the game. They were willing to help, even though Shiki couldn't honestly call himself a new player.
Heroic? You bet. And the members of the mighty CODE. alliance do this every single day.
So the real question is, where's our Community Spotlight?
After all, SOMER Blink got one. And our organization has suffered fewer permabans than his.