Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
HEADLINES: SHOTBOW’S COVID-19 RESPONSE PROMPTS XP SCRAMBLE BY MEMBERS
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - Shotbow’s doubling of the relative multiplier has led to a scramble for XP by members. From basic healing that was like 90 or some shit to killing giants that may give out 300.
Recent and or returning members have been on the hunt to fill their XPs in order to purchase stuff they haven’t had the chance to use before. The XP will understandably remain for the duration of global quarantine and not necessarily for the control and containment of the virus itself.
Think of it as a world event both in-game and real life.
EDITORIAL - Why I don’t necessarily trust the World Health Organization
Irishkaiser - I know, right? What clickbait title have I written to get you to read. The answer is simple: the Chinese are why I do not trust the World Health Organization.
But Irish, you support the Chinese. Well yes, I do, but I have mentioned the reality of geopolitical maneuvers. I have also I know criticized their handling of things before, even going so far as to state that “there is no one China”, particularly with the Republic of China(Taiwan) and Hong Kong whom I sympathize with.
I recognize and acknowledge the political reality that underlines all of this and the fact of the matter is, the United Nations is the accepted forum for all international hatred. It is not an organization above the machinations of great powers. The politics are still there and China has found itself in one of the worst scenarios you could find for politicking - faking it until you can make it.
People must remember that the Chinese from the People’s Republic value one thing above all else: social stability. It was the Chinese Communist Party that attempted to cover up the virus in the first place because they feared it would stoke fears which would lead to unrest and eventual rebellion or civil war. It came at a crucial time during the Trade War between them and the US.
This is politics. The Chinese have been found to be willing to fake and cover up in the past, which already puts their integrity and credibility into question regarding this. Why would I not trust the WHO though which is a separate entity comprising of many nations? Well, for one - all of their sources came from the Chinese central government. Did I mention that China locked up foreign journalists in “quarantine”? Therefore, everything we hear is colored by Chinese bias and or makes them prone to Chinese interests alone.
In addition, they have refused to let Taiwan into the committee, a country that has handled the outbreak so well in spite of having close cultural and social ties with the mainland Chinese have a say or take part in the process. Have you noticed the news says little or nothing about them at all?
The Chinese Communist Party has stumbled itself on a field of play. No, I am not disregarding all health advice from the World Health Organization. I am simply skeptical of their praises to the People’s Republic of China.
No friends. No enemies. Just interests.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
2 Chain Sets
1 Iron Armor Set
3 Iron Swords
1 Infinity Bow
1 Iron Chestplate
1 Smite III KB I Sword
1 Golden Carrot
in value exchange for
16 Health Potions
A very nice well-delivered trade run with many supplies and many customers. Maybe next time it’ll be the same, though I predict the Universe will punish us. But it was really nice.
One Regimental, 2nd Battalion of the Westerlands regiment quipped that the people they sold to are still online while many have left. He states that they stayed much longer because they found the Company to be an enjoyable experience.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
Iron Armor Pieces
Want some stuff?
TRADE - MineZ EU Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered.
28 Splash IIs
7 Golden Apples
in exchange for
The UNEDUCATED Irishkaiser had offered too high of a payment for one gatestone, initially not knowing what it was worth. When they immediately accepted, Irishkaiser dun knew that he dun fucked up.
Still, as a man of his word and honor, he successfully delivered the supplies within a day and accepted that he got ripped off.
At least good relations were built.
PvP Drill 176th Mass PvP Event - ONE BEE WON
Two new recruits were given 1v1s to assess their combat capability. One’s alright, another needs a lot more work.
DOMESTIC - OLD MAN TOURS END IN DEATH
Local Old Man toured returning and new players across MineZ, teaching them the basics. He was well-prepared and even had a plan when being attacked he would sacrifice himself using his well-known username to bait the enemy into killing a poor inventory(with the exception of full iron armor).
After guiding them through giants, the old man encountered two premiums who promptly simoon song’d him, ignored him and proceeded to ravage the other two people in his tour group, which rendered the battle plan ultimately useless kek.
DOMESTIC - CASH CROP FOR OTHER GOODS?
The UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company has recently began re-opening its trade ties with premium groups and has discovered that they want one major thing from the Clan. The Company is considering concentrating on growing one valuable export category to just gather everything else from the premiums.
The problems lies in another rebalance which may inflate or deflate the product the clan produces exponentially or reshuffle the economy. Relying on one source now though may prove to be lucrative until the next balancing.
DOMESTIC - Two veteran MineZ players regain contact with the Company
Two regimentals made contact with the Company this week, rejoining the community and expressed interests in rejoining their events. They were put up to speed on the game and were introduced to the concept of a “LEISURE WEEK”.
Maybe that would be our leisure week.
FINANCE - ANALYSIS OF CHINA INDEX INDICATES NO IMMEDIATE RECOVERY
Even if it was good news tomorrow, there has been too much that has happened. We recession nao boys.
1) LEISURE WEEK NEXT WEEK
THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH