James 315 – even in Anoikis space I’ve heard that name. He’s the self-proclaimed savior of high-sec, right? I read somewhere he is even running for a CSM position. Well, it takes all types. My only advice on that is he shouldn’t attend any panels drunk. No one likes a copy cat.
For laughs, I went over to his web site and read The New Halaima Code of Conduct. I figured since I have a personal code of conduct, I may as well have a look at that one. Perhaps there really is something refreshingly emergent there.
I couldn’t even finish it all. What a colossal waste of bad grammar. It was all so “done already” I couldn’t believe anyone except a noob would think it was original.
Still, there are a few things in this Code of Conduct that I’d like to comment on. Fortunately, I have a blog of my own on which to do so. James 315, I hope you read this. I’ve a message for you at the end of it all. So, onto my first comment.
Paying any amount of ISK to you or your cronies would eat into my profit margin unacceptably. I’ll mine where I want; when I want. Come bump me if you like. Suicide gank me if you can. It’s all part of being a miner. I’ve been around long enough to remember when auto-destruct had no countdown. I remember when jerks like you would auto-destruct in belts and blow up dozens of mining barges and drones at one time. Now that’s a real suicide gank. (FYI, suicide by cop isn’t.) I never got caught back then. I doubt you could catch me now.
As for respecting suicide gankers, I only treat with respect those that have earned my respect. Suicide gankers will never do so. I respect capsuleers who do difficult tasks with aplomb. Suicide ganking is neither difficult nor demanding. Aplomb is not possible. Neither is earning my respect.
I also don’t talk with suicide gankers. It’s like correcting other people’s ill behaved children. It’s not my responsibility. I have more important things on which to spend my time. If they want attention, they can run for CSM – though there are a plethora of candidates far more qualified.
There is one concept you especially seem weak on understanding James. To earn respect, one must first be worthy of respect. It is sad but true, the originality-challenged often do not understand respect is not an entitlement. So many people feel they are entitled to things which they simply never will live up to. You should re-size your goals because you’re in for a very long road of self-disappointment otherwise.
And about lists in drawers, I do not need crayon and paper to keep track of jerks. James 315, you are a jerk. I’d like to hunt you down and kill you, but I’m just to damn busy with really important stuff. However, please cross my path some day. I really don’t care that you are hiding in an NPC corporation. I tell you and everyone else right here and now, I will pod you if given the chance – unless I have something more important to do – which is very likely. Nevertheless, I, Mabrick, declare vendetta on James 315 for the offense of banal discourse.
You are the only exception to my personal code of conduct against podding James 315. You can feel all special about that if you like. It only speaks to your level of banality. Nothing irritates me more than wasted words and you have wasted far to many on meaningless blather. Vendetta is your punishment for publishing trite. Now don’t get me wrong. I really won’t spend time hunting you, harassing you, or extorting you. I won’t go out of my way to find you – you’re just not worth it. I’ll just kill you if I see you and then I’ll pod you.
I encourage anyone else reading this who feels the urge to declare vendetta as well. If you see this self-appointed cretin of high-sec, shoot him. It’s not personal, it’s just a natural reaction to imbecilic behavior. Vendetta will allow you to cleanse yourself of it. But by all means, do it only in your spare time. I think we’ve wasted enough time on this already.
PS: If any of these words are too big for you James, try this link.
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