Fate wove together the destinies of the most talked-about isk doubler in Jita and her fiercest critic. After repeatedly calling Erotica 1 a scammer, sohkar decided to give her some isk to double. Pleasantly surprised by the results, sohkar went in for a third round of doubling and was escorted into the Bonus Room.
Channel Name > Erotica 1's Glory HoleFates and destinies are fine things, but so is free will. Like all of Erotica's customers, sohkar voluntarily took it upon himself to give her money and to participate in the bonus round.
Erotica 1 > sohkar welcome
Erotica 1 > and congratulations
Erotica 1 > you are the 100th client today
Erotica 1 > you won a bonus round, nice job!
sohkar > ok
Erotica 1 > to get started, all we need is a full account api (all characters, all categories checked, no espiration)sohkar understood that he risked losing his money in the bonus round. However, he was confident that he could demonstrate total faith in Erotica. That way, he could win lots of isk and not spend another five years running missions in highsec.
sohkar > so wait is there a chance i lose my money
Erotica 1 > not if you show me full faith
Scorpion Venom1 > sohkar not if you show full faith
sohkar > why couldnt i just my 3bil and be on my way
Erotica 1 > if you were 98th or 99th you would
Erotica 1 > but you were 100th so you won a bonus round
Erotica 1 > this is good
Erotica 1 > trust me
Erotica 1 > please join us in teamspeakAs with all bonus rounds, Erotica invited the player to join her on a TeamSpeak channel hosted by the Belligerent Undesirables community. This was all new to sohkar, but he dove in headfirst.
sohkar > i will have to download it
Erotica 1 > that is fine, ensure it is ts3
Erotica 1 > quick download and install
Erotica 1 > sohkar how are things coming along?
Erotica 1 > sohkar did you faint from excitement?
sohkar > trying to figure out how to put the sound in my headset
Erotica 1 > plug it in
Erotica 1 > it comes out the ear pieces
[ 06:34:39 ] Tear Jar > Do you have Contracts 1?Over the course of the following hours, most of the action took place on TeamSpeak, rather than in the group chat. Because bonus rounds tend to be quite lengthy, documenting them requires a hero willing to record (and usually edit) hours of audio.
[ 06:47:25 ] Bao Xi > http://www.minerbumping.com/p/the-code.html
[ 07:10:07 ] Erotica 1 > in ts
[ 07:10:10 ] Erotica 1 > reading code
[ 07:36:14 ] Bao Xi > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_of_Kiev
[ 08:09:27 ] RlgorMortls > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1uU3Hk9nXw
[ 08:09:57 ] sohkar > hit the wrong button when i was looking it up and got exited out
Luckily, such a hero was on hand. Agent Kalorned recorded the bonus round and uploaded it to SoundCloud. The recording comes out to more than two hours of audio. Kalorned did the EVE community an additional favor by adding a series of timestamped comments on the SoundCloud page so it's much easier to follow along:
Sohkar's Bonus Round on SoundCloud
And here's the comments page, which can be opened in a separate tab so you can refer to the timestamps and use them as a guide.
The bonus round went according to the usual procedures. sohkar became acquainted with Erotica and her assistants, was made aware of the recording, and gave his permission for the audio to be hosted on an EVE fansite. Then sohkar began the process of transferring all of his in-game assets to Erotica 1's escrow agents by contracts. Afterward, sohkar was instructed to read the full text of the Code aloud. (It always amazes me how long that takes; it looks like such a quick read in text.)
As is customary, sohkar also read the Wikipedia page of Olga of Kiev--a timely request indeed! sohkar's faith in Erotica showed signs of giving way, especially when he was told to sing some songs, even though everyone who's listened to a bonus round knows of the musical component. Things started to get a little ugly. Despite reading the Code and its strict rules about the use of profanity, sohkar was tempted beyond his ability to resist.
In my experience, once someone decides to excuse himself from his responsibilities under the Code, the situation rapidly deteriorates. This was certainly true of sohkar's bonus round. Much to the chagrin of Erotica and her assistants--who, it must be said, remained professional throughout--sohkar doubled-down on his Code-violating use of profanity.
Another lesson that can be taken away from this particular bonus round is the importance of choosing one's spouse wisely. The best matches are those in which the partners' strengths and weaknesses complement one other. Unfortunately, judging by the recording, sohkar's wife tended to bring out the worst in sohkar. Rather than being a moderating influence and calming him down, she added her own threats and insults into an already toxic mix. sohkar abruptly left TeamSpeak.
sohkar > fuck you thanks for fucking scamming me you piece of fucking shitsErotica had invested a lot of time and energy into the bonus round, and she wasn't keen on seeing it end on such a negative note. She took the almost unprecedented step of offering to forgive sohkar's Code violations in exchange for 15 minutes worth of singing:
Scorpion Venom1 > i would like to stress that i put my full faith in erotica 1, and i never had written rules
Erotica 1 > sohkar ts please
sohkar > fuck you
Erotica 1 > calm down
Erotica 1 > join us in ts
sohkar > thanks for scamming me out of my money u really are the scum of fucking eve
Erotica 1 > calm down and you can still win
Erotica 1 > dont let yourself lose
sohkar > i dont have time for 10 songs i have to go to bed in 15mins
Erotica 1 > ok lets see what we can do in 15 minsJust 15 minutes away from victory, sohkar chose to quit the bonus round. Having rejoined TeamSpeak, sohkar was asked to sing the song "Queer" by "Garbage". He adamantly refused to sing any "gay stuff".
Erotica 1 > I trust you can focus for 15 mins
sohkar > i want an agreement in 15mins i get my money
sohkar > i want it in writtening that in 15mins i get my money
Erotica 1 > sohkar wait
Erotica 1 > that was a misunderstanding
Erotica 1 > come on back, calm down
sohkar > no i done fuck it i am not sing shit
sohkar > i dont wnat the money
Nicotine Patch > common guys let it be some ok songs
Erotica 1 > we will pick some masculine songs
sohkar > i going to bed soon and i am not singing ur damn songs
Erotica 1 > cmon relax
Erotica 1 > have some fun
sohkar > no
Erotica 1 > stop being a babyThe recording was over. sohkar insisted he needed to get at least some sleep before he went to work directing air traffic. All hope seemed lost. But Erotica 1 was determined to see this man get his isk doubled.
sohkar > yeah being a baby ur right i was upset and said things i didnt mean but ur scum and taking my shit
sohkar > because u guys are scum and do not have my premission to use a recording of my voice in anything and if u do i will sue u for using shit without my premission
Erotica 1 > lets calm down
sohkar > fuck your calm down
Erotica 1 > we have your permission
Erotica 1 > many times
Erotica 1 > right now you are too emotional
Erotica 1 > we have you calming agreeing
sohkar > no i am not doing ru shit
To be continued...