Posted - 2010.09.02 00:21:00 - [31
So you came back twice to edit and neither time did even putting paragraphs in occur to you? Your English teacher should be put up against a wall and shot. Or you should. Six and two threes to me.
Edited for clarity:
Originally by: Maxcorps
Figure I should add my 2 cents since it is my mail. First and foremost: Miney, you're welcome to stay. Second off, I won't be posting to this, after this, so feel free to spam, curse, insult, grief or whatever you feel like. It's a free country. Well, mine is anyway, so nuts to you if you're in North Korea or such.
First off, it was an actual exec that did it. Not a director. Possible suspect pool in total is actually eight. One of which has not been on for two months, so they're out.
Second, the odd part is they didn't steal everything. Ususally If you have a thief they clear out everthing, not leave most of the good stuff. We probably had an equal amount of stuff in the exec hangers that wasn't taken. Also, wallet's weren't touched. See that's at least smart because you would have a record of who took the isk.
Third, blueprints were only available to the people that build and are execs. So if you hadn't been with the corp for like a year you wouldn't have access to them.
Fourth, Its a game, duh. Point of the email is I was trying to decide whether to keep playing or not. I am, for the moment on limited terms.
Fifth, the wedding. Look up E.M.P Industries (edited cause I'm an idiot). Their forum might still be around. I left for a year, came back to the game. Didn't see what I liked and left. A while later, maybe a year, their main money guy stole everything and sold his account. I'm sorry I don't remember his name or you could look it up. Apparently he was getting married and needed the cash. I think everything sold for 1000+. The story goes he bought his tux with the money. True? Who knows. Friend of a friend of a guy in the corp. You know how it is.
As for that post. Lol, that was funny. We weren't at war for 2 weeks. He infiltrated the corp by putting in an app and having it accepted. Also, gratz for believing what a griefer wrote. Of course the same goes for you if you believe me, so no worries.
Sold the CEO chair; classic. Hey, dipwad. Maybe I should post that I sold my toon too and that was a different guy playing Maxcorps and I'm nothing like him.
Oh and please. Give me the "I belive him, and what he wrote because he's a close personal friend who would never brag and lie about that sort of thing on a mmo where no one knows who you actually are". For all you people know I could be the PM of Australia, or some dude in a hut in Uganda with a wireless modem who's helping people out of the goodness of his heart. Or more likely I'm actually a 15 year old girl having a laugh at all of you.
At any rate im mostly ****ed because now I have to fire every single exec that I have worked with for the last year and a half because some dipstick got clever. Tell me, have you ever had to tell 7 or 8 people "Oh, I can't be your friend any more because one of you stole my paycheck?" Really? Point of the game is to have fun and work with other people to have fun. Hmm.
Note on embezeling. I don't make any ISK from the corp. And I don't do anything outside the corp. So when I do want something I usually will use corp funds. Its usually for a ship or skill. 90% of the skills I bought this way were for corp, such as high level marketing skills and refining skills. Also Orca and Obelisk skills. I'd be amazed if that had even came close to the 1 bil mark, and that's after over a year and a half. Most crap is pretty cheap if you can build it yourself.
Also I'd say I trusted everyone that had access. Not like I made a guy that had been in corp for a few months the keys. Usually only promoted people that did corp work and had been in a year or so. At any rate, just be advised that anything and everything can be a lie. So beware, and fly safe.
Use Of Weapons
Posted - 2010.09.04 17:08:00 - [32
Edited by: JackBlasta on 04/09/2010 17:10:35
Originally by: Oraclistor
Originally by: KaarBaak
Originally by: JackBlasta
lol @ miney, I think you should've delved further into history of your ceo. Dodgy is his middle name, and a very dubious reputation.
Maxcorps Naughty Naughty
I guess all that "Law & Order" wasn't a waste after all.
I feel this corp has been ripping members off royally. We have these things called 50/50 ops where everyone mines and 50% goes for FREE to the corp. It's all anyone ever seems to do. I've never had access to anything in a corp hanger, so I've purposely never joined in these scam ops which were happening almost everyday until this episode.
When wardecced a few times Maxcorps never logged in and his execs all hid in a secret WH that has a POS. The rest of us just left in empire to fend for ourselves with no resources or support given for a defense effort.
Maxcorps and his dodgy execs have had billions in minerals to line their pockets with, and I personally suspect this whole thing is a cover so he could clear out the corp to fund another account with nice capital ships or something.
hmmm thats another damming indictment of the corp from yet another member. tbh It seems to me maxcorps is counting on the ignorance of new players to the game in order to shake them down for what they have in order to fund his scam ops (and possible other accounts).
I'd be willing to bet then this corp has a very large turnover of newbies? I've seen corps run like this before and pulse industries deserves to die imho....
edit : oraclistor, I meant to ask (if you're still reading these forums), are any benefits (ie modules/ships/discounted stuff) provided to general memberbase in return for these "50/50" ops?
Posted - 2010.09.11 21:47:00 - [33
Posted - 2010.09.23 19:07:00 - [34
As a former director of Pulse industries I feel compelled to respond. All has been said that there is to say about the "big heist". I would like to make a few comments about the corp itself.
First off, it is primarily a corp of noob to intermediate players. Many of the structures and decisions were intended to achieve two objectives: grow the corp and grow the members. I find some of the comments above, quite frankly, unfair and "beneath" the caliber of thinker that I have come to expect in the eve universe.
Let's take the discussion about the 50/50 mining ops. Knowledge of the existence of such ops on its own is insufficient to reach the kinds of conclusions I see above. There is as context to the corp that must be taken into consideration.
First, corp benefits (with out betraying and strategic or tactical information) included 50% of manufactured cost of mining vessels for all members who participated in at least 2 50/50 ops. All other ships produced by the corp were sold to members at 90% of production costs.
Ammo was provided to members for free. There was also a large shared hanger which was sort of a swap bin and had a variety of T1 modules of all meta levels. In the early days it was available to all members, after it got emptied once or twice it became available only to members who had completed a two-month trial. (Trial members could request a module if they couldn't afford it and someone else could get it for them.)
Frigs and some cruisers (remember the corp had at that time an open recruiting policy, I was recruited while still on my 2 week trial). Other ships destroyed in duly constituted war fleets were also replaced, but on a more individual basis.
So, back to the 50/50 ops. The original poster forgot to mention that the player's 50% was split evenly among the participants. This was to give the noobs a disproportionate injection of cash to facilitate a speedier growth.
The corp 50% went to growing the corp in usual ways. The acquisition of corp assets such as blueprints, corp level support ship purchases, building a war fleet and funding new initiatives such as T2 production, establishment of WHs and an eventual move to low/null sec.
All in all a fairly routine set of aspirations and a reasonable plan for growth for a corp of that size and nature. We would see some intermediate players leave when the corp was unable to support their individual game aspirations. You can only grow so far and fast.
My experience of Maxcorps was of an individual who expended a tremendous amount of time and energy encouraging and mentoring new players into the eve environment. I was a corp director for about 9 months and can attest that his descriptions above are accurate. The only money I even saw him take out of the corp wallet was for the purchase of corp level support ships (orcas and freighters, for instance) and some of the more expensive skills to support them and other corp activities like extra trading slots.
As a matter of corp policy such expensive skill books were paid for by corp for other members who wished to train up such skills and support corp activities.
In any event, I could ramble on for pages, but suffice it to say that my time in pulse was excellent in contributing to my overall eve development and enjoyment. It satisfied all of my criteria in what to look for in a good corp. It also showed that, much as in life, it is possible to find principled people of good character.
I find the majority of this tread disappointing. One of the joys of eve is that you get to interact with a lot of very smart people. People who will spend hours in eft trying shave that last little bit off their turret tracking or shoe horn in that last module.
In a sandbox environment of such complexity and depth it is really sad to see people reach conclusions on such slim and flimsy information.