Monday, September 21, 2015

The Indecent Proposal, Part 7

Previously, on MinerBumping... JTClone Ares struck a deal with loyalanon to disband CODEdot for 20 billion isk. JTClone admitted that he lacked the money, and there was a disagreement over how they would ensure payment of the funds. JTClone left the stage, only to be replaced by No Honor Bounds, who claimed to be JTClone's older brother. Typically, people aren't easily impressed by their younger siblings. But JTClone's alleged brother was full of praise for JTClone.


The stench of RMT appeared. I've never loved the idea of people using real money to PLEX their way to in-game wealth, but it is legal.


The rebel leader's alt/brother explained that although JTClone intended to purchase more spacebucks, he wasn't going to spend his entire paycheck on it. This is a good philosophy, just like "Don't fly what you can't afford to lose." Only spend a percentage of your paycheck on PLEX.


No Honor Bounds claimed to be a long-time EVE player who knew all the major players in nullsec. Previously, he'd spoken well of loyalanon's proposed Pandemic Legion escrow agent. Apparently he'd changed his mind since then. JTClone's brother offered to serve as the escrow agent himself--a neutral third party.


A milestone was reached: No Honor Bounds' character portrait finally showed up. He was a bit more than an hour old.


Once again, JTClone's faithful brother sang his praises. Nothing new was offered, though. Anyone who reads MinerBumping could tell you how smart JTClone is, and how good he is at knowing when to trust someone. As JTClone's brother, as someone who has known the prominent Anti-Ganker his entire life, it was time for No Honor Bounds to give us some real insight, with inside information...


The neutral third party began to tell a personal story about JTClone. At the same time, loyalanon chose to go AFK for a while. From this point forward, JTClone's brother would deliver an uninterrupted monologue about JTClone until he ran out of things to say.


Most people don't know about the highsec mining specialist's equally impressive football record. He deftly maneuvered his way past opponents weighing 200+ pounds more than himself. No doubt his extensive familiarity with Sun Tzu's teachings helped with that.


The noble JTClone wasn't in it for personal glory, though. It was all for love of the game. Just like his accomplishments in EVE.


If you weren't impressed by his legendary efforts on the football field, consider this: JTClone once built three(!) capital ships.


No Honor Bounds' paean to JTClone had a central theme: The man was trustworthy. He could be trusted to deliver the 20 billion isk after loyalanon disbanded CODEdot. There was no need for a PL member to serve as escrow agent.


I don't think No Honor Bounds knows how poker is played. I'm sure he'd be the first to tell you that. Then he would mention how awesome JTClone is at it.


JTClone's brother finally wrapped up his lecture on his favorite topic. Unfortunately, loyalanon was still AFK.


...And so No Honor Bounds kept on talking, interjecting an appropriate quote from the very quotable JTClone. When loyalanon eventually returned to his keyboard, would he be persuaded? Or would he find some way to turn the tables on JTClone?

To be continued...

32 comments:

  1. JTClone's tears can cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.

    There is no such thing as evolution, just a list of creatures JTClone has allowed to live.

    JTClone once had a one night stand in Arizona. That place is now known as the Grand Canyon.

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  2. I'm on the edge of my chair. Don't leave us hanging like that!

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  3. "Anyone who reads MinerBumping could tell you how smart JTClone is, and how good he is at knowing when to trust someone."

    The Saviour of Highsec never fails to achieve comedy domination in His posts.

    Praise James!

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    1. So says the #1 clown in all of eve.

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    2. Ming, whatever you have done to make so many anonymous miners so angry, I do not know, but keep it up. You have your own little fan group of salty miners!

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  4. Aaaarrgg! I can't take it! The suspense!
    If you don't conclude this in the next post, I am going to quit the New Order and join AG!

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    1. I mean it! One more "To be continued" and I'm going to start failing non-stop daily with Russell and rhamnousia (sp?)

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    2. I wonder if JT has ever stopped to listen to himself.
      He sounds like a proper idiot.
      That must be his appeal to the AG crowd.

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    3. CODE freighters appeal to the AG crowd. So do your tears.

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  5. JTClone irl has never left his mother's basement.

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    1. Sounds like most of the code members.

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    2. Oh snap now there's a comeback!

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    3. We have photographic evidence to back our claims:

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LV3DlHOanBs/VB6hGfvRIpI/AAAAAAAAAsU/h_O4lY9XLXE/s1600/neckbeard%2Bmaster%2Bflat.jpg

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  6. If this story is going the way I think it's going, then JTClone should wind up topping the chart of supporters!

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  7. Poker tip for the day: A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.

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  8. As a poker player, if my best friend in the universe had the stone cold nuts and didn't raise me, I'd be madder than a wet cat for him trying to cheat the game of poker. That's collusion and will get you 86'd in any have in the world.

    Amanda Rekenwhith

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    1. There are certain times in a poker game (for example, you have the best possible hand, are up against one other person, and the other person bets) when there is only one logical choice to make (raise) if you do not, people will assume you are colluding with the opposing player.

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    2. Okay taking this way too seriously for a moment because I kinda played professionally... this only strictly applies when you are closing the action on the last street, otherwise a play other than betting and raising can be best with the immortal nuts depending on the situation.

      That said I have had opponents flat call me or even check back with the nuts on the river. They weren't colluding, they just assumed they were splitting the pot based on an incorrect read and left money on the table because of it.

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  9. Oh I should say that that's from a ring game perspective. In tournaments temporary unspoken soft play is actually rational, normal and allowed. If the short stack is all in and you have the option of making a bet or raise which you believe would be marginally +EV in chips but the short stack might win or split the main pot if your opponent(s) in the side pot fold, it can be -EV in prize money to do so (for both you and your opponent(s) in the side pot, but you decide not to do it because it's -EV in prize money for you).

    In fact not soft playing in such a situation would be collusion with the short stack in effect regardless of your intent.

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    1. Well balls, posted that in the wrong thread.

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    2. ...and yeah I'm pretty sure JTClone doesn't know much about poker.

      ...sorry I mean his less dashing older brother of course.

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  10. I know when to trust someone from code, the question is when will code ever trust me.

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  11. For some strange reason, I think that No Honor Bounds and JTClone Ares are the same person.

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  12. please please just end this torture... put a bullet in this.

    JTClone get scammed... and his "brother."
    CODE. doesn't disband
    JTClone proves he is THE MOST GUILIBLE motherfucker on the server.

    Tears are shed, and collected.

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  13. You guys need a boring permit to continue this story any further.

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  14. CODE clowns are horrible at pvp and proceed to talk everyone to death. :)

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    1. Thomas have you reached 10 signatures on your highsec declaration thing yet or are you still getting laughed at about it in AG. XD XD XD

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    2. How'd ATXIII go for you guys this year? :P

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