Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
HEADLINES: DIRECTORY MEMBER ACCEPTS OUT OF POLITENESS. NO OPPOSITION WHEN FACED WITH SNAP DECISION.
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS- Being pressured by social norms to answer the peace offering last week, a Directory Member readily accepted and wrote a thank you letter explaining actual stances and circumstance, particularly about what others thought it would imply, meaning we feared that it would send a message that states money is a way of getting out of problems and as usual, the Eternal Premium has used money or money-based methods to get out of trouble or cheat their way. Telling the others before coming to that decision, nobody really opposed it because “eh, they’re not in MineZ anymore anyway. Who cares, really?”
The Director later apologized for “giving into the peer pressure” before coming to a reasonable conclusion. The Foreign Office however felt it should have handled the whole affair but due to complications of the past, more “famous” Company Members were approached.
EDITORIAL - SIX YEARS IT TAKES TO REALIZE - BANJO WEEK SPEECH
Irishkaiser - I was hoping to save this space for a commentary about tradition after a conversation with another individual as to its importance, but found this instead to be appropriate since the rest of the news are kept as neutral and factual. Editorials are supposed to be more emotional and conversational as it is a place of providing opinions..! Also, because my router just stopped working so I have to make this quick and condense the whole bloody affair into one large post, I guess.
Six years. Six bloody years. A long time playing MineZ continuously as a clan. Perhaps the longest continually active clan in the game. A lot has changed over the years and the wisdom of the ages once again pulls through. Taking a quote from Dr.Albert Schweitzer:
I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a sub-race.
They have neither the intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will destroy all of his work. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you.
There are many of you have felt the pangs of disappointment time and time again from a bunch of psychological unstable man-children. For six years. We have provided decency and I can say without boast the most just service they can get. Teaching them skills and ideas and honing their abilities. But in those six years, it’s been nothing but absolute stupidity.
All the way from the early days of stupid ass control-freak Navarr and his contemporaries: Glitchyy101, Juicy_One, SuburbanSB, Piti101, kensai1111, Zpapz and countless others who tried their hand at the power politics, unafraid of sacrificing the well-being of others just for their own convenience. The early days already showed signs of stubborn selfishness but I could somewhat tolerate it as I thought they would all eventually learn to be better or that maybe if I show them a better way, maybe if they don’t want to listen to me, at least they’ll listen to the results.
Then three years in, things changed. Individuals came and went but the political situation was still the same. Alright, whatever. Maybe if we concentrate on making our place happy, maybe they’ll learn. Oh shittu desu, nope it’s still the same but with new players and even NEWER PROBLEMS. All the way from UTC’s introduction to princessdreya, SkimboardMonkey’s tolerance of a guy who hurts his friends, bloody admins both OLD and NEW meting out favoritism. Hotcock007 was banned but DeadNegroMangler was left alone for like 2 fucking years. Why? Because Hotcock007 was UTC. Yes, it didn’t get better. It got worse. Fast forward to 2017. Some people came and some people went. People you teach and approach of as an authentic, honest friend just wanted your stuff all along.
God I still remember cassmich01. This was in 2013. This set the entire moral and political theme of MineZ. Least she was fucking honest about it.
But then there were those who used you to harm and hurt others and those people whom you protected also harm and hurt others so you really wondered “What was the fucking point?”.
Then with Shotbow’s declining population, power politics became concentrated and then came Marine_PvP who literally made playing and doing favors for cheaters all but acknowledged. The elephant in the room that somehow nobody minds anymore. I mean people seriously defended him after this..
Then there was Cyclone’s group that literally forgot everything we did for him. Defended him and tried to stop him from hurting himself. Now he rolls with hackers and even Soular, a person he hated.
So we stewed and stewed and many underestimated us, lying to themselves. I cannot be specific but let us say that there would have been serious “tangible” consequences. Buoyed by a suicide scare of a MineZ player, we thought ourselves just and righteous to “mete out justice”… But let’s just say the more we learned about them, the more fucking pitiful they turned out to be.
Depressed, self-hating fools who are biologically developed but mentally they are children. And the thing is… THEY KNOW THEY’RE PATHETIC AND MISERABLE AND THEY EITHER COME FROM HORRIBLE FAMILIES OR KNOW THEY’RE HORRIBLE PEOPLE. Like Bilbo encountering Gollum, it is not a pity we didn’t do certain things to them, but rather it was pity that stayed our hand. As Hornblower once said “They’re not worth the powder[cordite]…”
Their very existence itself is enough misery for them. They know they’re nothing and they live with that everyday. To engage with them would be to bring ourselves to their level. Fucking cuckolds and rats.
The most dangerous ones however are ones who are mentally mature but still retain their evil traits. They who think long-term rather than short-term gains. They are rare, but they have existed in Shotbow and I have “danced” with them before. What makes them smart is they knew not to fight and make a ruckus with me and so I had no social or political excuse to call them out and they went on, only being part of my ridicule from time to time in passing, irrelevant jokes.
They do not play and or value in-game items or kills for those ones know they are of no inherent value. The most famous of them however I have learned to dance in conjunction with and consider a current ally to our policies: HighlifeTTU. Those of you know what he does, but many of you don’t know how he does things. Do you ever notice why HighlifeTTU rarely talks and lets useful idiots like Navarr do all the PR shit? Because even though no matter how bad the policies are, even if he was the one who made it… Navarr gets the blame and Navarr gets the stress but HighlifeTTU gets the money.
Then we got the premium ass idiots who spent literally 5000USD on this game. These guys oh my God… How much money have they spent on this? Fuck em. Let them wallow in their own filth.
I am not going to end this speech or editorial on a grim and negative light, for though the heartless or callous are legion, few are.
2018 was the YEAR where we literally made OUR DREAMS COME TRUE. We paid for a two-three weeks to come together internationally. 2018 was the year we paid for each other’s medical expenses and even school tuition for some. True, it is all currently in the Philippines right now as moving money abroad has… “FEES”, but like any great thing… It starts out small.. Who knows, maybe 10-20 years, it would expand into some kind of club where we like-minded people can travel to each other and find accommodation and opportunities with each other. One of the first truly global citizenship in practice.
While those in Shotbow lose money, we gain money. While those in Shotbow stress and force themselves, we now have a policy of making life in the UTC very comfortable and “easy”, especially with the establishment of the Foreign Office to help dictate. Some people spend more than 5000 USD. Our goal is to make more than 5000USD and instead of dealing with problems that aren’t even ours to begin with, we can begin to instead make a fellowship based on Tolkien-like values.
And the best part… We know it HURTS THEM to see us do this.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
1 Iron Armor Set
1 Battle Inventory EXPORT
in value exchange of
1 Diamond Sword
YOU WANT SS? TOO BAD. HERE’S 9 SPLASHES. FUCK YOU.
You know this is much easier to carry now that I have inventory space. Literally transported it while being able to wear some armor.
PvP Drill 143rd Mass PvP Event - NON? NON.
I’ll put it on your tab.
DOMESTIC - FOREIGN OFFICE WARNS CERTAIN COMPANY INDIVIDUALS ABOUT FOREIGNERS
Company Members involved themselves in activities such as “gift-giving” and fraternizing with certain groups. Of the two cases, the first one was deemed “acceptable” considering the status between the “gift-giving” as we are a trading clan after all, but one joined a group of foreigners. Ones that have been known to us before.
Like any tourism board, that certain individual was warned that they, like many PREMYUMS are horrible people who would shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. Basically, not to invite them to the main UTC chat until they’ve gotten a VISA.
FINANCE - LOCAL OLD MAN MISSES BANJO WEEK CELEBRATION. ONLY CAUGHT DUNGEON
Celebrations for Banjo Week were missed out by a local old man soon after he started it by joining a dungeon run with the 93rd Regiment. The very next day after the Holidays started, his router died and so he missed the party. Nobody placed their cakes so like… Fuck…
It was also the time to officially inaugurate a memorial in-game, but since old man Kaiser ain’t there and everyone’s stuck indoors playing Arcade in Jay’s chatroom or whatever, fuck it.
1) It’s the HOLIDAYS. Have FUN.
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