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CODE: What they are not saying

Many of you have heard about the recent rash of permabans targeting CODE.  While they are creating some superb cover-stories you have to ask what they don’t want you to know.

Imagine this story:  A new corporation, a guild fresh out of Elder Scrolls Online arrives at this scene in the story, they begin to white-knight for people being extorted by CODE and starts to hunt the organization one at the time.   CODE quickly takes notice and begins to deploy assets against this new corporation.  Starting with the purchase of a 60,000,000,000.00 ISK pvp character specifically tasked to target and war this new corporation.  When this didn’t work, they employed another organization to war dec this new corporation.  When this didn’t work and once that corporation all but disbanded, the bought character then joins his character to a mercenary corporation to bring in a large alliance to the war.  During this war this alliance looses about 100 plex stored in a POS we have destroyed.  And alas all the sudden the GM’s of the game begin to target individuals of CODE that have violated the TOS by rookie griefing and making IRL threats to miners.

You see, this is the story they don’t want you to hear – a new corporation, Divine Reapers, fells CODE in their own game with smart use of mercenaries, and enforcement of the TOS.

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CODE, The Useless

Oh, Code, Code, Code….

For those of you that aren’t aware, but should have received emails.  Divine Reapers is at war with TWO code corporations.  As the email stated, you don’t want to have to look back at a later date and explain how you missed this because Destiny just came out *cough* @justin.moser.3133, or because of how you had to get your PVP toon leveled up on AD side in ESO *cough* @lillyaustin or how the bottles of alcohol just kept calling your name *cough* @paled.  Trust me when I tell you that when this is over, you will have wanted to be a part of it.

Ok, for those of you that haven’t been keeping track.  Here is a little briefing to get you updated in EVE Politics before we get on with this article.  If you have been following along already, jump here.

Need To Know: EVE

EVE Online is an open-world sandbox based heavily around PVP.  There is no solid mechanic in EVE that ever prevents PVP.  There are relative safe-areas around EVE referred to as HighSec where if someone egresses your ship while out in space, the space police, known as CONCORD, will warp in and blow up the aggressor.  This means that there is no such thing as a “safe area” as your safety is relative to your footprint and ability to refrain from local chat chatter.  This also means that people can kill you in highsec but nearly guaranteed to loose their own ship in the process.  Generally speaking if the value of your ship is greater than the value of what an opponent would loose and they think they can take you, they will most likely attack in HighSec, though it is very rare.

In EVE Online there are several different types of game-play like in most MMO’s.  You have your PVP, PVE, and Tradeskilling/Crafting.  Miners, which is the subject of this article with CODE are your resource gatherers for crafting.

Need To Know: CODE

CODE was a spawn of an EVE era where miner bots were really bad.  They received a very nice start from community support in the opposition of these types of miners.  Most people will agree, as do we, afk anything in any game that requires human intervention is a bad idea and it ruins game-play for everyone playing around them or with them.  This was a great cause, but as afk miners ceased to exist, CODE digressed into something a lot darker and malevolent, masquerading as the same organization with a code of conduct they impose on all players.

Today, CODE makes use of high-sec combat to extort miners.  Allow me to explain that.   Three weeks ago, our corp sees this conversation in local chat (victim names are changed to protect their identity) after a day of hunting in lowsec:

[00:00:00] Kalorned > Are you there Miner?
[00:00:12] Miner > Yeah, what’s up?
(Kalorned’s alts kill Miner)[00:00:28] Kalorned > I am sorry Miner.  That response time was unacceptable and you have been found in violation of the code.  Your permit is revoked until you pay another 10,000,000 ISK to reinstante it.
[00:00:44] Kalorned > Furthermore you must address all CODE enforcers as Sir or Lord.
[00:00:51] Kalorned > (Kill report removed) Everyone must follow (Code gibberish removed)

What got our attention in this matter was the conversation that followed.  This miner pled with Kalorned and stated that he was not AFK and had paid his permits for the EIGHTTH TIME that month, each time an agent citing in some way how he was in violation; he didn’t say ‘sir’, he didn’t greet the code enforcer with, ‘please save me from unbelievers!’, etc.  The dogmatic ideologically of this organization is so thick you could suffocate a cockroach.  But that’s not all.  Code seems to have taken issue with our corporation when we snapped back one day in defense of another extorted miner by stating that they were extorting people and if they would just call it that instead of a “divine gift to highsec” we would go about our business.  They couldn’t call it extortion, in fact they swore up and down that it was anything but extortion.

So, lets visit the trusty Wikipedia for what extortion really is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extortion

Extortion (also called shakedown, outwresting, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion. Refraining from doing harm is sometimes euphemistically called protection. Extortion is commonly practiced by organized crime groups. The actual obtainment of money or property is not required to commit the offense. Making a threat of violence which refers to a requirement of a payment of money or property to halt future violence is sufficient to commit the offense. Exaction refers not only to extortion or the unlawful demanding and obtaining of something through force,[1] but additionally, in its formal definition, means the infliction of something such as pain and suffering or making somebody endure something unpleasant.[2]

To the Main Story

Thankfully there is coffee, as I wake up this morning my attention is brought to this post by CODE.

I always enjoy watching isk pile up in the wallets of the most loving people in highsec. Reimbursement fuel, ahoy!

nemuritoru joined the august ranks of New Order shareholders with a purchase of 1,500 shares, sending us over the 403 and 404 billion isk marks. nemuritoru earns a Double Supreme Protector’s Tip of the Hat™ for this feat.

Want an explanation for this out-of-the-blue purchase? Here you go:

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Lets talk about some of the things that are right here.

White Knighting
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/white+knight

1. One that comes to the rescue; a savior.

Yes, we can be called white knights.  I see that our actions are helping to distract and divert the attentions of CODE on innocent players as the right thing to do and likely rescuing them from more levied extortion.  They couldn’t have more aptly given a label.  The question is, who are we white knighting?  That would be innocent miners and freighters, as I’ll blow up the afk counterparts myself.

Self-Indulged
Well you really have no option when you see the wrongs going on around you and everyone else seems too terrified to step up and do anything.  I’m not terrified — its game and I’m as comfortable with calling a douchebag a douchebag as as having bacon for breakfast.

Atrocities…
Indeed they are. The articles of atrocities enumerated here:

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1) CODE is nothing more than an extortion racket — Atrocity.

2) CODE’s code is not a code at all — Atrocity.

3) The intentional absence at the Alliance Tournament — Major Atrocity.

But lets go back to #1.  The dogma. Lets look at his first quote.

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Oh Lord protector and divine rule of High Sec

What the fuck did I just read?  How could one get any more sniveling, servile, ass-licking than that? How is it possible? Folks, if your sole aspiration in life was to see the lowest ass-licker on the planet, your life is over because I just found him. Not only is this the lowest ass-licker on the planet, but he’s ass-licking the lowest of the low — those that profit from extorting those that have the inability to defend themselves. This is the dogmatic ideology I was talking about.  To spin this any other way than the lowest ass-licking of an extortion racket can’t be anything other than ideological dogmatic bullshit.  This is what CODE is built on.  Lets all see who can put the biggest raspberry on James’s penis is the attitude of everyone in CODE. They don’t serve HighSec.  They don’t serve you.  They serve themselves and James 315.

HOW CODE IS AWESOME

Don’t get me wrong, CODE has some good points to them, like their new found ability for time travel.  This is stuff Einstein couldn’t perfect or achieve and yet they have found a way to master it.

Look back at the quote from CODE’s website:

nemuritoru joined the august ranks of New Order shareholders with a purchase of 1,500 shares, sending us over the 403 and 404 billion isk marks. nemuritoru earns a Double Supreme Protector’s Tip of the Hat™ for this feat.

Now have a look at his forum post here:

#9 Posted: 2014.09.01 16:43

#9 Posted: 2014.09.01 16:43

Mazer Maulerant wrote:

Isk and accountname sent Ingame

Looking forward to receiving him

isk recived

transfer done

O7

Nemuritoru was sold to the code enforcer, Mazer Maulerant on SEPTEMBER 1, 2014. And so, we have time-travel.  You see, how is it possible for this guy to obtain the character in September and yet be a benefactor of CODE in August?  Unless…

Yet it doesn’t end there. You see, a conversation I had with another “CODE supporter” that wardec’ed us just yesterday had this to say.

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Here is all you need to know — she claimed to have access to our EVE Online forums — like super fucking primo spy vs spy. But you see, our forums didn’t exist prior to me joining EVE Online. So again it must be…

 

But I do have a much more likely explanation.  You see, once someone has told enough lies, keeping track of them to keep them believable gets exponentially harder the more you add to the list. Eventually things like time-travel have to become possibilities for your story to be possible.  You see CODE seems to have a habitual lying problem.  I’m glad I could point that out.

And now for the grand finale, the reason I made this post today.  CODE, in all their intellectual splendor, tried to declare war against our corp in efforts to what? Stop us?  Slow us down?  Discredit us?  I’m not particularly sure of their motivations, but I can say this:  Before the war, we had a problem getting miners to believe a new corporation was trustworthy and rightfully so.  You see, before this war started, it was really hard to get a hold of a CODE enforcer’s killright.  Miners thought that we were a trap — one of those corporations setup to find which miner was violating the CODE to kill them again and make them pay more extortion money.  Since this war though, I get about 10 of these per hour.  It is fucking beautiful.

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CODE, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You.

Your salty tears go great with a dash of karma.

Edit: PS.  CODE, while I know you are trying to annoy me with all the offline spam you do in local chat, such as waiting until you know I’m afk and sleeping to do your shit talking in local, do keep in mind that 10 tells per hour giving our corp killrights on your members may be a bit cumbersome when you are requesting discourse in local again.  Trust me, if I’m at the keyboard or looking a local, I’ll respond as I always do just to call you on your bullshit.  In the mean time, please have a look at the latest CODE kill:

https://zkillboard.com/kill/41068653/

War is Declared Against Divine Reapers

As most of you just got an email may know, we have had a war declaration against us by The Charitable Foundation of Hope run by a sole operator Nemuritoru (Killboard) which is a toon that was just bought by Mazer Maulerant (Killboard). This doesn’t mean he will be the sole operator. Because he has gone through extreme lenghts to hide his identity, we believe that he may be bringing a lot more people to the party. We are preparing and counting on that this guy will either join an alliance once the war has set in or will invite a roster full of friends. Not that this is anything unusual in EVE, we will be needing all hands on deck — PVPer’s rejoice! This does mean we will need your help!

If you can help us out, create a free trial account; blast through the tutorial asap and we’ll get you into a pvp ship with pvp gear. You can also view the war report as it is happening from the war report button below.

War Report » War Report 2 » || 21 Free Trial »

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EVE: Unexpected Downtime

The EVE Online launcher is currently offline and it seems to not be accepting connections.  CCP has released that this is the result of a DDOS attack, and not the result of the volcano eruption in Greenland.

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In the mean time, you can still play the game by navigating to your program files, then the CCP folder and then the BIN folder to find exefile.exe and opening that directly. This will open the game and force a login without use of the launcher which will get you in game without use of the patcher which is the service that is down right now.

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CODE Douchebags

I know, you were expecting a rant, but you will get no such thing from me.  This is an issue that keeps coming up in HighSec in EVE.  CODE this, CODE that.  So lets lay this issue to bed once and for all shall we?

Now, I am a firm believer in logic and before we start, no, I do not expect a community playing a MMO such as EVE to use logic, however for any corporation or alliance that runs around touting a CODE, well we have to go and look at this definition.

code
kōd/
noun
  1. 1.
    a system of words, letters, figures, or other symbols substituted for other words, letters, etc., especially for the purposes of secrecy.
    “the Americans cracked their diplomatic code”
    synonyms: cipherkey;

    hieroglyphics;
    “a secret code”
  2. 2.
    COMPUTING
    program instructions.
    “hundreds of lines of code”

Lets examine that first definition a little closer, “a system” — stop, right there.  System.  Which is, “orderliness; method.”  Now we are getting to the meat of this.  A method, such as a Code of Conduct being a construct of logical order.   Now we have established that hidden in the meaning of the corporation itself, identifies CODE as an organization that should be utilizing logic to execute their rules in HighSec.

But this is not what happens.  As most know and what CODE is well known for is miner ganking.  Yes, ganking.  Suffice to say, the big bold descriptions of the ORE faction (the ships miners are in) states very clearly, that they are not equipped for defense, and rely on others to provide that defense for them.  So lets extrapolate what was just said thus far:  CODE ganks helpless miners and claims there is logic behind it.

You are likely asking, “What logic could justify this?”

And this would be an apt question.  So lets also examine this as well.  According to their “CODE” there is no reason for HighSec Miners.  Meaning that there is never any reason for any one to mine in HighSec, period, end of statement.  This has to be the most illogical, and idiotic statement that could be made when examining this with a logical mindset.  Miners whom are just starting out cannot defend themselves in a mining ship, which means they are constrained to HighSec to make a profit, and the actual raw materials required to build ships can only be acquired by MINING.  Most new players won’t even have a source of income other than Mining to build their newest ships.  If you expect a brand new player to shell out 10,000,000 ISK on a new cruiser without mining (solely on grinding Sec 1 and Sec 2 missions), then you’re not using logic.

But lets be fair, lets examine the supply chain of a Low/NullSec corp and how they gain money and their ships to ensure that my statement is absolutely true or false.  Ok, so you have one type of Low/NullSec corp, and those are battle corps — you have to be in order to survive.   This means that your income is generally made largely by your success rate of killing pilots and looting and salvaging them.  So, while this corp did get their ships by salvaging and looting the ships they killed before them, where did the other corp get their ships?  You can circularly argue all day that they too also did the same thing, but we need to get to he originating ships, those 100 ships that provided the salvage and loot to make these corps a profit.  And we go back to miners and the ships created because of them with the raw materials these miners extract from both High and Low/Null Sec.

So, we can conclude, right now, that miners in all security areas are a necessity to the continued success of the game itself.  They are necessary to the success of all corporations.  Without miners we wouldn’t have ships, we wouldn’t have POS’s, we wouldn’t have AMMO to shoot with.  This one item flaws their entire “CODE” to its fundamentals.

But you say, they are only after AFK miners?  Well, I would argue that this isn’t the case, as I have seen miners get blown to bits by CODE simply because they didn’t respond in local fast enough (within 8 seconds).  But for argument’s sake, lets assume this is correct.  Lets assume that they are truly only after the AFK miners, most of us do not appreciate AFK miners either.  Then we also have to assume there is some casualties to this cause.  What CODE is doing is burning a city to the ground because they found a couple of cockroaches in one building.

There is a better method to handling the issue, such as truly ensuring that each miner is afk — such as sending them a private message, bumping them, and waiting to see them target a new asteroid before deciding to blow them out of the sky.  Not every miner will be at their keyboard 100% of the time, meaning that if I’m out mining in my little venture, I may be on the phone, I may have run to take a leak, there are several things I can do between mining cycles to make my life more productive while I play the game.  Am I AFK mining? No.  I was present at the keyboard at the time I told the lasers to fire off, and have all intentions of spending more time at the keyboard than away.  Ensuring that the miner is really afk and not running to the rest-room just after a rat kill ensures that you are targeting the correct AFK miners — the ones that bot and use macros to target while they are truly elsewhere or on another account.

My challenge to CODE is this: Find real afk miners, the ones that have made millions in the market while afk botting the entire time and respect for your organization will rise.  The more you pop miners that simply didn’t respond in a time-frame you think to be reasonable doesn’t mean they were afk or afk-like.  Here is the simple fact of the matter.   If you have to use CLOAK in order to enforce your code, you are obviously targeting and extorting the wrong miners in accordance with your CODE as an at-the-keyboard miner would likely warp off when 20 catalysts show up uncloaked, and CODE knows this to be true, which is why I conclude the following:

1) CODE is nothing more than an extortion racket built upon the dogma of a degenerate.

2) CODE’s code is not a code at all, as it does not follow any logic and does not enforce any rule that is for the best interest of themselves and the person following it.  The only interest served in CODE’s code, is CODE.

3) The intentional absence at the Alliance Tournament is a unforgettable testament to CODE’s integrity and character — telling us that CODE is not capable nor possesses the skill to fight grizzled PVPers which is why they hunt the defenseless miners in highsec where they have the least chance of retaliation.

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EVE: A Sweet Offer To Move Now

We have a lot of members whom are interested in EVE Online.  However, some people don’t like starting over in a brand new game and we get that.  To help bring a little more to EVE Online, we are offering a deal you cannot refuse.   We are giving away FREE ISK (Short for Interstellar Kredits; an in-game EVE currency) to all players whom make the move to EVE Online from ESO.

WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH
Most of us have been grinding wheels in a game where the developers seem not to really care about the PVP aspect of the game; how fair it is, how balanced it is, etc.  We have seen this over and over again in ESO where an exploit comes about and is allowed to boil up, fester, and cause massive player exudoses over and over again.  EVE Online is a bit different.  Let me give you 2 examples: 1) About three weeks ago a drone bug was found; the developers sent out a message telling people that if it was exploited, players would be perma-banned, no questions asked.  Players were permabanned.  2) Just this week, some people in North America were having connection issues, and the developers stated, “Imagine not being able to defend your starbase (like a keep in ESO) while the enemy is lined up to take it so we’re taking the servers offline until this netsplit is resolved”.

It is really hard to explain and imagine that a company actually tries to keep their PVP balanced, fair, and fun.   But the question is, how is the PVP?  Well everything is PVP with the liability in every fight that you WILL loose your ship if you fail.  What this means is, people don’t play stupid — a new one-day character doesn’t run up against a vet in a battleship and open fire — people actually size up their opponents and weight out the risk vs the rewards.  This is something very unique to this game and gives each battle a new, exhilarating feel.

WHAT YOU CAN DO IN EVE
But what can you do in EVE?  Well, there is something for everyone!  You can PVP, you can PVE, you can Mine, you can craft, you can research, you can trade, you can pretty much do what ever in the hell you want to do!  And what is more important is just about everything you can do, you can make it a lucrative endeavor.

THE SWEET DEAL
We have a few members that are willing to help anyone here to get started in EVE.  If you have played with us in ESO in the past, you will be given 10,000,000 ISK (in-game EVE currency to set you for two weeks or more) just to play the trial and 25,000,000 ISK (can purchase your first significant ship to get you started making money) to sub for the game.

So what can you do with 10,000,000 ISK exactly?  Well, your first mining ship costs about 1,200,000 ISK, and that ship can make about 2,000,000 ISK per 30 mins.  So the question becomes, what can’t you do?

SPONSORS
The members helping with this and sponsoring this is:

  • Kilgoresmudge (Kinnslayer)
  • Chip
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Big Splash Made in Eve

While using Eve as a crutch to get away from ESO for some in Divine Reapers, we have made a very big splash in Eve already.  While only in the game for two weeks, there are larger alliances that are absolutely terrified of the nature, secrecy, and unpredictability of our guild.  Now some of you that don’t play may be thinking, “Bejezus, Chip! Why would you want to terrify people?” and I would say to keep in mind the alliance we are referring to here are professional newbie griefers (they seriously earn in-game money on it).

So, the story of Divine Reapers once again keeps going.  We are currently setting ourselves up to immanently be a PVPing mega-corporation in low sec.  We have a few steps we all have to take care of first as a corp (faction grinding for corp faction to get jump clones so we won’t loose implants when we die) and we’ll be diving in head-first.

Some other updates:

As I posted in the forums yesterday, we had a member leave the guild in Eve because another member called me a penis.  At any rate, it was a funny story, and if you missed it, I am terribly sorry 😛