Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Mine Teck Negotiations, Part 5

Previously, on MinerBumping... Doomsday appeared certain as Mine Teck put a hard deadline on a proposed shareholder vote on his fate. The deadline was not met, and Mine Teck blocked me. It seemed all hope was lost.


Soon after I was set to "block" status, I received EVEmails from Mine Teck. We had unfinished business.


But he was only willing to open very narrow windows of opportunity. Sadly, I was not online at the time.


After a few days passed, Mine Teck was dying of suspense. The "stonewall" negotiating strategy that he had perfected began to show signs of crumbling.


I graced EVE with my presence, but only at my leisure. I spent some time chatting with friends, when suddenly...


It was an urgent communication from Mine Teck. The tables had turned; playing hard to get really works!


It was the first chance to speak with me that Mine Teck had gotten in several days. At last, he would learn the results of the vote!


At a later date, that is.


I insisted on some small talk before we got down to business. Mine Teck tried not to show it, but he was trembling with anticipation.


As I informed Mine Teck, the gears of the New Order machinery were inexorably turning.


Despite the lightning-quick speed of the appellate process, the shareholder vote was not yet ready. It had been postponed due to unexpected delays, and sloth.


When people start playing a video game, it's not as if they're naturally predisposed to call some random dude "the Saviour of Highsec". So when people call me that, you know I've really earned it. Once I set my mind to something, I don't quit until I accomplish it. The shareholder vote was guaranteed to happen.


It was only a matter of time--substantially less than 365 days of time.


James 315 and Mine Teck, two giants of highsec, in the same convo. I decided to make the most of it, so I asked him about the effect of the infamous TeamSpeak recording on his EVE career. What he revealed was shocking. Or was it?

To be continued...

42 comments:

  1. Five bucks says it wasn't shocking at all.

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    1. 10 quatloos says if it isn't shocking, it will still be funny.

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    2. 600 Icelandic Krona says that half of the humor will come from the pidgin English it'll no doubt be written in

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    3. FIVE HUNDRED GALLEONS AND A NEW OLIVANDER WAND SAYS I EAGERLY ANTICIPATE THE NEXT EPISODE!

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  2. Mine Teck. Yawn.

    This is all starting to feel like a really bad soap opera where the plot is recycled over and over again.

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    1. That explains your presence in the comments, then.

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    2. It explains my lack of presence in future comment sections, dumb ass.

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    3. lol@anon 8:33
      because reading something and finding out it's the same old boring stuff means one must never post comments about ones experience? How different things must be in your own special little world that you've created for yourself.

      Anon 8:11 has a point. It is getting rather tedious and predictable. The "hilarious non-native English speaker" joke is now old as is the pretend "suspense" that gets added at the end of James' stuff now. I think James has lost his mojo since he backed out of the CSM. Maybe it affected him more than we realise.

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    4. "because reading something and finding out it's the same old boring stuff means one must never post comments about ones experience?"

      If one doesn't want to be a hypocrite, then one can't go around posting about how things are boringly repetitive, yes. This basic logical fact may be over your head, but it remains true.

      "How different things must be in your own special little world that you've created for yourself."

      As different from yours as I can make it, yes.

      "Anon 8:11 has a point. It is getting rather tedious and predictable."

      How quickly you've moved away from your earlier position. So, to recap, no one should object to people posting about their own experience, unless it's James posting about his experience, in which case everyone should pile on saying the exact same criticism, robotically parroting about how they value variety.

      Well done, you couldn't possibly be more hypocritical than that.

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    5. Oh dear. I suggest you invest in a dictionary and try to learn what hypocrisy really means for you clearly don't have a clue. Not even a glimmer of a clue. Also, straw man much?

      /replyingtoeducationallystuntedreprobate

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    6. ... I continue to find it amusing. Almost as much for the comments as anything else.

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    7. ". I continue to find it amusing. Almost as much for the comments as anything else."

      I'm with this guy, never get tired of the butthurt carebear fagtards crying here

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    8. It would be fine if people found this boring and never bothered to visit the blog again, however they keep coming and commenting "oh it's boring and predictable" on EVERY Mine Teck post, thus always coming back to read it.

      They do it just because they dislike James and they want to be negative, not because they really find the story boring: in that case they wouldn't bother to read it again for the fifth time.

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    9. You know what was really boring? The Walking Dead season 3 finale.

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    10. "Oh dear. I suggest you invest in a dictionary and try to learn what hypocrisy really means for you clearly don't have a clue. Not even a glimmer of a clue. Also, straw man much?"

      Actually, your argument there could be better described as ad hominem than straw man.

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    11. At a stretch it could be construed as an ad hom. But that doesn't detract from its factual accuracy given the evidence you provided in your post.

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    12. It is impossible to detract from "accuracy" that was never accurate at all, so technically you've made a true statement.

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  3. I just can't stop singing Strawberry Fields Forever.

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  4. I'm not even enjoying this anymore, someone get CCP to hire psychologists and get this kid some fucking therapy, holy shit, he's mental

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    1. I think he's growing very fond of the New Order, but he needs to drop the 'hard-to-get' mentality if he wants commitment and exclusivity from us!

      Speaking of space psychologists...

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  5. This is feeling very tired - like New Order.

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    1. Why don't you try to attack and vanquish the New Order? You could spice things up. Can't wait!

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    2. Why would he? I you look at the killboard of CODE. it's just some random ganks here and there. Nothing to bother about and hardly anyone does.

      The few gankers that are left don't even care anymore what James proclaimes as the main area of operation. There is no concerted effort anymore at all (the last Orca gank was in march). Furthermore you hardly see any real bumpers these days.

      So, what's left to fight?

      I guess it's mostly about repetitive blog posts and desperate attention whoring forum posts now.

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    3. You talk about march like it was an age ago...march comes right before april you know? And april just started :/

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    4. "There is no concerted effort anymore at all (the last Orca gank was in march). "

      Easier to gank orcas by awoxing, which doesn't show up on the CODE KB. By ignoring obvious facts like this, you manage to interpret MORE orca ganks as LESS orca ganks.

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    5. "Anonymous April 9, 2013 at 4:43 PM", Orca kill published right after your post...priceless!

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    6. I was talking about a "concerted effort" which some one man awox certainly is not. Any random fool can pull that of.

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    7. You're a fan of working harder, not smarter, I see.

      Following this principle, I will no longer pay any heed to your posts, which any random fool can pull off solo. Only messages delivered by 20+ people forming letters on a football field, with a concerted effort, will be given any heed, if said messages come from you. Since you post anonymously, all messages on this topic taking your side will be considered to have come from you.

      Have a nice day.

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    8. What's the difference? An opera played by an orchestra and a guitar solo are still music. The strength of the New Order is that it goes beyond the boundaries of corporations and alliances. Anyone who shares the idea can be an agent. Never underestimate good ideas! Orca kills in name of the NO are orca kills for the NO.

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  6. You have to consider tho, at best, suicide ganking costs about 100m a month to the ones who actually bother to ask for reimbursing the game's cheapest ganking ship, where does the other 60billion go to?

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    1. Prabably in the New Order bank? If people donate a lot more than what the New Order needs it's because they like what the New Order does. The more money the New Order accumulates, the more bold and grand operations will be possibile in the future.

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    2. I hope James315 spends the extra ISK filling hotel rooms in Bangkok with donuts and whores.

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    3. I suppose Currin Trading could invest a portion into conducting a new ponzi scheme, if he had the time or inclination.

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    4. I think as Galaxy Pig suggests the funds are running out rather more quickly. If you assume an average cost per Cat of 10m ISK and 2 used per kill. (It’s never below 1 and sometimes as much as 12 - 9 highest so far this month. Plus there are a fair few failed ganks and gankers that get caught on gates etc. With New Order showing c3,900 kills that rough estimate would suggest 78bn spent.
      Alternatively if you look at isk lost from Eve-kill which is showing 35bn isk lost. Which, again will not be the whole picture – as only those where players had active modules on the gankers will show at all (e.g. 4 Cats hitting a Mack without drones out may well record as no loss at all). Also that’s just losses from gankers that are members of CODE. quite a number are or have been in npc corps. If one crudely doubled the figure it would be 70bn isk.
      Both estimates are extremely rough and potentially against that you have a certain amount of recycling of modules if the gankers manage to loot their own wrecks, and loot from the victims. Not sure where that goes. I suspect the gankers keep it.
      There are also the claimed 600 permits that would be 6bn isk but that is kept by the agents.
      Let’s have a little fun. If we accept these figures and assume that gankers make half the cost back by recycling that gives them profit of 38bn and then there are the permits of 6bn. Now there are not that many gankers indeed most are done by a core of about 10, but if I assume this is shared by 20. I get a profit each of 2.2bn. Spread across 4 months. That is a pretty poor income.
      So what do we conclude:
      1) They have probably pretty much used the majority of the shareholder funds (may even have topped it up with undisclosed donations)
      2) Gankers are not making much money
      3) They are not having much effect on the real economy ice is still at historical lows
      4) They have made a farce of CSM
      5) Eve-kill shows the number of ganks is declining
      6) They have given a few laughs but the website is now looking tired

      Recommendation: follow the example of former top ganker Nardieu Nardieu and biomass yourselves

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  7. booze and whores.
    dont act like you arent paid well for your... "services"

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  8. "You have to consider tho, at best, suicide ganking costs about 100m a month to the ones who actually bother to ask for reimbursing the game's cheapest ganking ship, where does the other 60billion go to?"

    PFFFFFFFFF LOL! 100 million?!??!?!???? That number smells like shit, and you should probably put it back in your ass.

    Let's try using our brains and a little bit of (oh god) MATH to determine exactly how ignorant you are.

    If you look at the Savior's reimbursement policy, you'll see that he offers three flavors of reimbursement, t1 (3 mil), meta (5 mil), and t2 (15 mil). Like many of my chivalrous brothers, I've moved up to t2, and, considering how much ganking we do, one can imagine how 15 mil per ship can add up rather quickly.

    For example, my most recent reimbursement was for a modest 38 t2 catalysts. That's 15 mil x 38, carry the Y, = 570 mil. And that's just for me, a little over a week of what I'd call casual ganking. But 100 mil?!? Seriously how did you come up with that? It wouldn't even cover the hulls!

    Anyway, my heart goes out to the great philanthropists that make up our shareholders, and of couse, our Supreme Protector, they keep us doing what we do, they saved what had been murdered by nerf after nerf, and without them my play-style would no longer be possible. Sincerely, I thank you.


    -Galaxy Pig

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  9. I have to agree these Mine Teck posts are getting boring. I prefer the grab bags of random psychotic rage.

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  10. I would assume there are still mine teck posts because he simply continues to give somewhat post worthy material all the time. If you haven't noticed this dude is pretty crazy and it's still pretty funny to watch the Supreme Protector and Saviour of Hisec mess with him in ways he doesn't even understand.

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