Bumpers have long touted their “invincibility” to anyone who stands against them. First it was their invincibility to being attacked by weapon systems. Yet despite their “invincibility” as the “protectors” of highsec, they still fit tanks (and poor ones at that).
Now the bumpgeois seek to discredit the ability to dodge their bumpers, claiming “barge’s can’t dodge bumper ships! Resistance is futile!” To that end, I have a story to tell you today about a disciple and a miner.
One day, a brave miner couldn’t take the ramblings of evangelical thugs and their extortionist ways. She called them out on their claims of enforcement.
Miner Rami Meto was not having any disgruntled poorly skilled ganker-turned-bumper alt interrupting her free time, and called out bumpgeois scum Disciple of James315 out on their threat. The miner was brave and resisted any further verbal assault. She prepared herself for resistance. As usual, the bumper thug charged Miner Rami Meto. However, Rami REALLY wasn’t having any of the bumpers crap.
Strike one! Rami used Orbiting to ensure the bumper did not meet their target. She continued to mine in peace. But the disciple wasn’t done yet. The thug turned around and charged once more.
Strike Two! Rami dodged the bumper again as they flew harmlessly off into the void, while Rami’s cycle’s remained undisturbed. Would the bumper try a third time in a foolishly vain attempt to thwart this miners yields and interrupt her free time?
Not a chance! Strike three! You’re out of here Disciple! Rami continued to dodge, and dodge, and dodge. On lookers watched as her yields remained undisturbed and her good times continued.
Rami still showed good sportsman ship by offering the thug a bit of condolence and support for their efforts. She continued to mine in peace as the disciple flew (far) away, dejected, seeking another target.
It would seem failure had a greater affect on the disciple, as they broke their own “code” they swore to uphold and flew off far away, AFK, dejected at their failure. What disciple shuns their own teaching at the sight of failure? So much for solidarity, eh?
But the miner stood fast, steeling herself with her values and belief that she has the right to mine as she chooses, without giving into extortionist thugs, and came out victorious. While the Proveldtariat calls for miners to raise weapons high, not all miners do. They resist in their own way. Unlike the totalitarian regime of bumping owned by the lead thug James 315, the Proveldtariat believes unity is key, and resistance in ANY form, is a victory for all miners, PvE’ers, and casual gamers. We do not tell miners how to resist, we give them the tools to do so. With those tools, they reap the reward of victory and ore, while the bumpers simply reap shame and spite from other players in Eve.
The miner’s resolve kept them mining and their yields flowing, while the disciple failed and flew off into obscurity. Let this miner be a great example to all who would resist! The infection-like bumpers are not invincible in any stretch of the word. Any form of resistance proves that. The variety in forms of resistance compared to the single-mindedness of the bumpgeois is already proving to work against their cause across the cluster.
In the end, what’s better to follow to ensure victory? A united group of peers with the same values and ideals that are willing to fight? Or the disciples of a mad man bent on interrupting someone else’s fun?