According to a highsec miner, the dumbest thing you could possibly do is gank him.
Omerta Asanari invited Agent Aaaarrgg to a private conversation. Omerta's objective was to convince our Agent that he'd made a terribly foolish mistake.
Aaaarrgg was not so easily persuaded. He knew that ganking Omerta's autopiloting Manticore was a good idea. And it had been fun.
Then Omerta realized that he was speaking to a Code enforcer. There was no persuading those guys.
At that moment, the miner had the bot-aspirant's equivalent of a system crash.
Seen here, the "blue screen of death" in chat form. This is not unusual, actually. We've been seeing this sort of thing since the beginning.
Despite the miner's obvious failings, our Agent still hoped to sell him a permit. There was little that Aaaarrgg could do but sit back and wait for the miner's brain to reboot.
In fact, Omerta's entire demeanor did undergo a sudden and dramatic reset. Only time would tell whether it was a change for the better, though.
Omerta didn't want to be viewed as a victimized miner; he wanted to be seen as a victor. To hear him tell it, Omerta had gotten himself ganked on purpose!
The miner declared himself invulnerable. The mighty CODE. alliance could not affect him--or anyone else--in any way. "Why the tears, then?" one might ask. To which the newly rebooted Omerta would reply: "What tears?"
Veteran Code enforcers are accustomed to dealing with all sorts of tricks. A greedy miner will say just about anything to avoid paying for a 10 million isk permit. Aaaarrgg chose to ignore the nonsense and focus on what was important.
But Omerta was still bouncing off the walls. His latest strategy to avoid Code-compliance was to spam Discord links.
Aaaarrgg tuned out all of the noise. But then Omerta let slip something that caught our Agent's attention.
Omerta made intriguing references to a lawsuit--a mysterious lawsuit that had been covered up by members of CODE. It soon became clear that this miner possessed secrets that could change everything.
To be continued...