The Disciple and The Miner

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?

If Just One Resists, It’s All Worth It

I’ll start this post off by saying this; I’m fully aware people are spitting on our name, using chat logs against us, and even threatening us. We’ve received death threats (in game and out), gank threats, war dec threats, been told we are nothing, we are scum, and we are embarrassing. We’ve been threatened with our past, with our corps, friends, you name it.

But you know what? It’s TOTALLY worth it.

Not counting out of game threats (that neither bumpers OR proveldtariats should EVER use), this action against us is what keeps us going. We hope that with our small actions of resisting, of speaking against some elitists about their actions against more casual Eve players, and of providing miners the tools to resist and resurge, we inspire at least one miner to action.

If even one miner resists, the threats, the slander, and the wars are all worth it.

It seems, though, that a lot more than just one miner is resisting the scam of the bumpers!

While Tolle has been hit hard by the bumpers, a corporation of very industrious miners has worked together to utilize nestling tactics to keep themselves safe. The ice asteroid shown above is surrounded by a number of much larger ice asteroids. The miners positioned themselves in such a way that a bumper trying to hit them would, for the most part, bounce of the invisible walls of the roids, and bounce around like a pin ball away from the miners.

Now I’ve said this once, and I’ll say it again; There is no such thing as a 100% safe way to play.

I know some people wish there were, but Eve isn’t that kind of game. But isn’t that why we play? Casual or not, we’re in Eve because it’s unique. Whether you pew or mine, it’s fun, plain and simple. Just because you decide to play one way, does not mean someone else should get to bully you around. That’s why this movement started. That’s why it continues. Just seeing a group of miners like this work together to allow themselves to play is enough to keep us going.

All around New Eden, casual miners and gamers are stowing their mining lasers, if only for a bit, to grab a gun and join the fight. Ganks, war decs, and a plethora or other resistance is spread across Eve working in so many ways to protect themselves. It’s absolutely amazing to see.

If you have a story of resistance you want to share, send it to us! If you’d like to be Anonymous regarding your actions, that’s perfectly fine too. Send us a screenshot of your work, whatever it is, big or small, and we’ll be happy to share it.

Keep up the fight Proveldtariats. Let them shame us, spit on our name, and shove guns in our faces. We’ll keep on plowing through. Fly Safe and Fly True. o7

New Series! The Miner Bar

I was driving home this weekend and thinking about a friend of mine who bar tends for a small Irish pub in my state. He mixes not only liquors and juices in the traditional way, but liquors and beers in a way I didn’t think possible! Another interesting fact is that he happens to play Eve and very much enjoys mining. So, in his spare time while he mines and chats with corp mates and friends online, he experiments with different drink combinations to taste. He said he’d be happy to forward new recipes and, if there’s enough of them, we’ll be adding a page on it!

If you have any drink or food recipes that have an Eve twist, send them to the Proveldtariat email at proveldtariat@gmail.com to get it posted on here! Who says mining’s boring when you have things like this, eh? Drink up fellow Provelds!

ROUGH MORPHITE

Recipe:

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1 pint of Hard Cider

1 shot Blackberry Currant Liquor (Chambord, Blackberry Schanpps, etc)

1/2 shot Vodka

Just mix and shake, NO ICE. It’s an interesting spin on the Black & Cider recipe. I thought the Vodka would end up…making it just odd, but surprisingly it didn’t! A good sharp taste from a bright red drink. Enjoy!

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