Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
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HEADLINES: WORK HOURS REDUCED, DIRECTORY DECLARES
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - Total work-hours in-game have been reduced in a move to make sense of productivity as it has been recognized by an increasing number of members that filling up alts take absolutely little effort for the amount we export.
In realizing the situation, the total work hours have been reduced. This brings little change if any to both the 1st Regiment and the 93rd. The former being that it is a missions-based regiment and that activity is based on if anything NEEDS to be done so it didn’t really mean anything in the first place, while the 93rd reasoned it needs constant practice in dungeons to be “effective”.
This basically means that clan-wide activities have been reduced to two-three a month, depending on mood.
In order to help counter-balance the resource input, in addition to having only at least two days of Trade Run in a month , the free weeks have been given to allow the establishments of resource-intensive clubs that will generate their own fun activities of leisure and in effect, artificially generate demand and allow for the consumption of items that is in balance with the resource input and even generate activity such as “Hey, this club needs a legendary”, ya’ll want.
At least now I understand why China seeks the Belt and Road. Well, I did but you know… At least I know how it feels in practice.
EDITORIAL - Is Freedom Worth It?
Irishkaiser - As I grow older, I’ve begun to realize that the descendants and heirs of the very people who championed individual rights and liberty that thought so great of their way of life that they’ve spread it around the globe with a righteous vindication began to despise it without openly saying it, only using it as a “politically correct” tool to further their agenda before conveniently dropping it when it no longer serves their interests, to the point of pretending it does not exist.
Bit by bit, I’ve seen people not openly reject it, but rather seem to despise what it takes to support it. They no longer have the fires that their ancestors have been so depicted in the history books where it was so important that people have literally died for it with such religious fanaticism that have been grimly marked in a strange mix of humor and seriousness
People risked life, property, dignity or even ostracization by counter-ostracizing for this, such as John Adams who once said
“If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We desire not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget you were our countrymen.
From the private companies that run internet platforms with clear biases, the acceptance of Article 10 and Article 13 in a supposedly “free” Western parliament, to the lack of a visible fight or outrage over the Net Neutrality issue.
The descendants of the people who once espoused such values seem to forget the work, toil and blood it takes to support it and even DESPISE IT. They hate being free because freedom requires work. Freedom requires effort. Freedom requires responsibility. And these people just want to live for the next paycheck and hope nothing bothers them or offends them as they go through everyday so they can just play vidya gaymen and get their daily dose of dopamine.
The truth is, before freedom and equality. Could we have bread and meat? There are very few people nowadays who can take the suffering and pain it takes to win their rights and liberties through, against shot and shell… And even in the past, many of those who could take it were only because their lives were so much shit that, what is death compared to a life of slavery?
But now, what if the people do want slavery? They don’t want freedom. What they want is a kind master that feeds them and takes care of them, in exchange for speaking for them and doing with them as they see fit.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
1 Iron Armor Set
1 Chain Set
in exchange for
I was right to expect little. Maybe Sundays will be trade run days instead.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
Food for the journey from trading
THANK YOU FOR THE MILK, JESUS. I WAS AIDS-RIDDEN FOR A DAY.
PvP Drill 153rd Mass PvP Event - Nuffen Yet
Hail, Corkmaster the Master of the Cork.
DOMESTIC - IRISHKAISER STARTS COUNTRY CLUB
A new “country club” has been established in the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company by Irishkaiser called the Order of Brothers of the Regular House of Saint Veracity in Aspermont. The club has started two chapters so far among both Commonwealth Members the UTC.
The order seeks to show itself as only open to the “aristocratic” members of our community, but in practice it is a conglomeration of like-minded chivalric individuals who are at least “aristocrats of the soul”, defined by Julius Evola as a culture group that must be and act better than others, realizing that character has lower vulgar classes and higher more refined sense of morality and conduct. Basically noblesse oblige
The move is seen in part to artificially generate demand and therefore increase exports or at least balance the incredible productive power of the UTC that only takes like 1 day to fill up entirely and like five days to sell it all and like ten days in practice because nobody would buy them.
DOMESTIC - EXPORT IMPORT BY RANK
Ok, so far.
Our greatest exports have been
This is based on frequency. I’m sure we’ve received Diamond Swords, Infinity Bows and Legendaries but yeah, these are the most frequent between trades.
DOMESTIC - SUNDAY TRADE RUNS?
I’ve been doing some explorin, Lauren. Though it seems lag starts at 3:40PM EST on Sundays. Whoo-wee, everything’s getting to shit earlier and earlier.
FINANCE - Americans go back and forth. Market uncertainty.
For fuck’s sake, make up your minds.
1) FIGURE OUT OUR IMPORT EXPORT BALANCE.
^(THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH)