Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Mine Teck Negotiations, Part 4

Previously, on MinerBumping... In a desperate gambit to find a solution for Mine Teck's woes, I offered to hold a shareholder vote on his fate. Mine Teck gave me only 48 hours.


Unfortunately, I was not able to even initiate the shareholder vote. I still had a backlog of blog posts to get through, including posts related to the very convos I was having with Mine Teck.


Though the 48 hours had expired, Mine Teck convoed me, demanding a response to a new piece of evidence he had uncovered:


According to Mine Teck, this was proof that he had purchased mining permits for all his characters from ZZEZ 'Murika. But it didn't add up. Mine Teck's original story was that he had paid 90 thousand isk for nine accounts, not that a previously unknown alt had paid 70 million isk. And there was still the matter of the missing loyalty pledge in his bio.


With such incomplete and conflicting evidence, the matter would need to be decided by the shareholders of the New Order.


Shareholder votes take time. The shareholders need to be given background information before the vote is opened. Voting is usually open for two or three days. Mine Teck wasn't prepared to wait that long.


I negotiated frantically, but Mine Teck stonewalled. Time was up, and all hope of a solution was lost forever.


Still, Mine Teck was open to hearing more.


Time was up, but only sort of. I still had one last chance to offer an immediate solution. The stakes were raised even higher now: If I didn't come up with an answer, I would be put on Mine Teck's block list. It was the nuclear option. Without the ability to communicate, peace would be impossible.


You could cut the tension in the convo with a knife. With just four, five, or six minutes left to doomsday, the tecking of the clock was drowned out by the sound of my racing heartbeat. Do I cut the blueberry wire, or the strawberry one? If this were a TV show or a movie, I would naturally find the answer at the last second. But there are no guarantees here--this is real life.


Teck... tock... teck... tock... The world may have already seen its last sunrise in the days of peace.


Teck... tock.. teck... tock... "We must either love each other, or we must die..."


A mushroom cloud filled the sky. There would be no more talking, no more peace. Even if I had an answer, I could not deliver it to Mine Teck.


Mine Teck sent me an EVEmail confirming the worst. He would join the resistance and offer them a free TeamSpeak server, forum, and killboard. It was a disaster of epic proportions. We would never speak again.


...Or would we? Four minutes later, Mine Teck changed his mind and opened the possibility of another talk. The mushroom cloud began folding itself back up.


Yes, and a free netradio.

To be continued...

31 comments:

  1. Well, these have gotten exponentially more ridiculous, I'm clawing at my face for the ending!

    -Oink

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  2. Arghhh not another cliffhanger :(

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  3. James! Get us a vote dammit!

    - everybody

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  4. This is epic . Hope this Never ends




    Rollo tomasi.

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  5. for your info mine teck is james 0.315 alt. all convos are made up

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    1. If that is true he should write comedy sketches.

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    2. Here's the problem with your brand of tinfoil-hattery.

      I have heard the voice of James on his Counting Zebras interview. I have heard the voice of Mr. Teck on his teamspeak chat. They are nothing alike. So either James has a close friend that has a (Dutch?) accent and deserves an Oscar, or you're wrong.

      While I agree that it is entirely possible the text chats are fabricated (James has previously showcased his ability to write with distinct styles during his Currin Trading forum antics), I seriously doubt he would've been able to find so skilled a voice actor as Mr. Teck as shown on TS.

      I find it far more likely that Mr. Teck is just an enormous sperglord. If it looks like a duck...

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    3. for your info, there is no such person as james 0.315

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    4. What in the HELL are you saying?

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  6. People still read this rubbish?

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    1. You do apparently?

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    2. Hells yeah, this shit if funny. Even if it was a made up convo between a weird dude and his alt it would still be funny.

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  7. can the free netradio icon be a strawberry?

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    1. I would certainly want to listen to Mine Teck's netradio station while I was ganking.

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  8. Every morning I start with this site at work.

    Always a good start.

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  9. obviously made up conversations
    mine teck makes mistakes in "dayes agou" and other simple words
    AND Then uses "either" "or" advanced grammar construct? wtf
    then he makes deliberate mistake in joind" and befor" , and at the same time uses "subjunctive mood", and "unfortunately" correctly.

    person who does not know how to write "days", will never use complex grammar

    stop treating your readers as idiots, this mineteck bullshit is getting boring, just like "is this the end of new order" phrase every second sentence.

    entertain us better or close down already if only thing left is your bullshit minetek made up story

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    1. Actually the kind of mistakes that Mine Teck makes are strong indicators of relying on some tool, like google translator, to translate single words or smaller parts of a sentence, and filling the gaps with the english he "knows". So he probably knows words like "ago" or "days", but spells them much like he's hearing them. This way you end up with lots of complex words spelled entirely correct which sometimes end up in weird places, and a lot of below-elementary-school-grade of gibberish.

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    2. "obviously made up conversations person who does not know how to write "days", will never use complex grammar"

      person who does not know how to capitalize or use punctuation properly, will never be trusted as a source for evaluation of others grammar also you misspelled minetek your post is obviously made up

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    3. proves my point exactly - minetek is made up. anon posts further reinforce this public view
      also punctuation and capital letters is expensive to use it for plebs like you and james .0315

      meet me in highsec and prove your worth pleb

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    4. i agree my point is proved completely - minetek is made up of danish split pea soup. anon posts further reinforce this public view. also punctuation and capital letters is expensive to use it for spacepoor plebs like you and jester4269

      meet me in mcdonalds and prove your worth pleb

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    5. The new order is illegitimate because it discriminates against non-english speakers.

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    6. Never discriminate Logitech speakers!

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  10. Just another ridiculous blog on behalf of the lord of all sheep and lapdogs.Picking fun at the expense of others just smacks of desperation.
    I am going to have a greater laugh than James when he gets bored and absconds with all that isk.In the meantime keep undocking so I can pad my killboard some more..

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    1. Is CONCORD whoring the best you can do?

      That's OK, we support your efforts to get away from mining and improve yourself.

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    2. OP, look at your name...the New Order is giving meaning to you as a player. You should be thankful. Also say thanks to CONCORD, they let you in their killboards to make you happy.

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  11. All the tears and rage of miners in these comments are an indicator that the New Order is going very strong

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  12. This saga is now officially as full of awesome sauce as the Joe Phyoenix saga.

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  13. Looks like i may need to put another 3-5b bounty on this fellow.

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