The “Invincible” Order

It’s interesting to see the Order continue to taut its invincibility due to the word and “righteousness” of their cause. It seems that because of their divine mission, they are impervious and need fear none. Also, according to them, they need not fear, as miners will never fight back, gank back, or act against them because of the assumed above stated reasons.

If that’s the case, I guess these tanks are just for aesthetics, right?

Bumper thug Guybert, despite the bravado of himself and his ilk, seem to hold less faith in the notion of their “good work” and the “fact” that miners would never react to them by ganking, and more faith in walking a walk very different from their talk. Do Shield Extenders and Shield Rigs really have a need on a bumping ship if there is “no risk” of miner retaliation?

New bumper thug Simon Lindsay seems to also have caught onto the bumpgeois’ unspoken rule. Despite not having Tech 2 shield systems, he ended up equipping something. To cover it up his lack of Tech 2 shield systems, the “brave” bumper even placed a cloaking device on his Stabber! Better safe than sorry right?…But…wait? What’s there to be sorry about if miners would never retaliate?

Pilot Zak Fey was another bumper pontificating about his invincibility to all anti-bumping forces…but, when asked a certain question, he seemed to…buckle.

As the saying goes; Welp.

Even Pro-Bumper Miner turned Bumper Audrik Villalona seems to have more faith in tanking against his betrayed comrades’ wrath rather than assume they would simply do nothing. I guess if I not only paid the “order,” but then began bumping my fellow miners, I’d be a bit frightened of retaliation as well. Hell hath no fury like a hundred miners’ scorn.

On can’t help but wonder what other equipment the “order” is packing. You know. Just in case the miners decide to rise against them. Which, you know, they said could never happen….

Fly Safe Comrades o7

Publicity Galore!

The Forums are alive with banter and discussion of the Proveldtariat! Love it or hate it, the movement is in the public eye and opinions are all over the place! Twenty-one pages of discussion and more than 4,000 views. Talk about publicity…

Players came into support the movement and its work. Not everyone is in the fight, but opinion is not just pro-bumper. Many players are happy to see miners taking the initiative and fighting back to protect their game play and their free time!

Even our foes commended the action of the miners and their work! Granted, the credit they displayed was, of course, for themselves. But we all know who’s really to credit for it. That’s right, I’m looking at you. Yes you! With the Skiff!

Brainstorming was evident throughout the thread. sackofdung Sasen provided interesting commentary that warranted further testing for the benefit of all miners affected by the bumper infection. While perhaps a bit of effort to execute, the potential of the idea to work far and its inherent benefit is far from something to be ignored!

Pilot Lin-Young Borovskova popped in to deliver a taste of the bumpers own medicine with an interesting musing. Why do the bumpers assume all miners are botters, or are bot-aspirants? Who are they to assume and pass judgement? Clearly, they have no credibility to do so. But of course they’ll rant, rave, scream, and denounce any speaking out against them as individuals “protecting botters.” I’m sorry, I didn’t know my game play style would hurt your feelings so bad…

Bumpers turned hostile when I attempted to discuss the theoretical actions CCP could implement to curb bumping. He seems to have missed the entire theoretical part of the discussion, as he lashed out. I believe I may have hit a nerve, and for that I’m sorry.  Sad to see such outcry at simple discussion. But what can also be seen are further assumptions as noted before hand.

The bumpers assume that all miners not speaking in local are bots or “bot-aspirants.” They must have forgotten voice comms, private chat, corp chat, alliance chat, player channels, Developer channels, etc, etc…One can’t help but wonder if the bumpers just want someone to talk to them. Maybe they’re lonely? Maybe that’s why all this started?

I suppose that’s a question for another day. Either way, the word is out and the people are talking! Impatient bunch as they are, they demand action now! I say, patience is a virtue, and good things come to those who wait. Keep up the good work miners, casual gamers, PvE’ers, PvP’ers and others supporting the Proveldtariat. We have an audience now! Let’s not disappoint  shall we?

We Will Not Be Intimidated by Criminal Threats

It’s sad to see the community of Eve be so polarized as to openly hate and attack anyone who does not coincide with their gameplay. It truly is disheartening. When I started in 2007, the hostility was nowhere near this level. People trolled here and there, but nothing was malicious.

Now we have a vocal group in the forums screaming against those who would play “the wrong way” in a sandbox game where there is no “wrong way” to truly play. We continue to see beratement  against the Proveldtariat of “leave the game,” “you’re not worth it,” “gb2 WoW,” “stfu carebear,” and the ever popular Hello Kitty Online references. These sentiments have grown into the game, assaulting the very people of High Sec during their time of leisure and joy. They call and execute a Highsecution never seen before.

Charming, aren’t they?

But I tell you this, and it is what you already know. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PLAY YOUR WAY. Outside of the game we have jobs, lives, family, better halfs, siblings, social lives…yet here we are being told by the game’s “elite” that we are NOT allowed to play our own way, the way that suits us and relaxes us and lets us have fun, as they don’t believe it is “Eve-like.”

Who are they to define what is Eve-like? What is this delusion of grandeur these people are so enveloped in?

These bumpers claim emergent game play is the basis for their…style. Tell me, what sort of “play” involves ruining an individuals free time? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not any kind of play, but malicious intent.

That is why the Proveldtariat exists. As the united proletariat of Eve, we must resist these extortionist highway robbers imposing a faux code of conduct on a solar system that is not their’s.

No brave Proveldtariat, the system belongs to YOU. YOU work hard, you mine, you take the minerals, you provide us all affordable ships, you give new players a chance at grabbing those pleasant and shiny cruisers and battlecruisers as they play through Eve.

And now the Bumpgeois would take that from you! From us all! Claiming it to be to the “benefit” of the miners, saying they’re “letting miners make more money.” But are they?

No. They are not. They extort YOU of your hard earned isk for THEIR own coffers under the guise of influencing the market when in fact, there is no influence save for that which they IMPOSE and FORCE on your game time! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

We will rise miners. We will fight them, industrialists. We will resist them, missioners. We will endure them, PvPers. We will persevere, explorer. And we most certainly will thrive, dear wormholer. For we are Eve’s lifeblood, we are the heart and blood of this game enabling it to function. WE are the proletariat workers who feed and provide to ALL through the sweat of our brow. HOW we do that is irrelevant, but we do it! AFK OR NOT!

LET NO  PROVELDTARIAT ever FEAR how they play, for you do not deserve that fear. You do NOT deserve retribution in a game for YOUR FREE TIME. You should not and DO NOT have to leave because “Eve is not for you.” Eve IS for you. Eve IS you. Remember that brave and dear Proveldtariat. You are this game, and you will rise and throw off these shackles.

Remember my comrades, we will fight this, we will endure. Spread the word to ALL miners, missioners, ALL of the Proveldtariat. We are here. We are unified. And we will win.

For Freedom

For Liberty

For the Proveldtariat

RESIST COMRADE! o7