Posted - 2011.07.30 00:50:00 - [1
I would like to introduce to you an idea for a corporation for concepts. I cannot name my backer and any look into my background won’t reveal very much, so let me introduce myself.
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You will know me as Meiko Seng. I am pretty fresh to being a capsuleer, as my employer just paid for the process. I was chosen for this because of my ideas for designs. My design caught the eye of the corporation and I was scouted down and offered a chance to become a capsuleer to test some of my concepts. I wasn’t without reticence, but I accepted after having the options spelled out to me. I have had a bit of fun, but now I need to get to work.
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I was given three dozen staff and a small budget. The budget is just to pay for the basic essentials, water, food, lights, air, golden-goo, and so on. Part of my job is to find the money to actually do the research, design, and prototyping for my previous concepts and any new ones that I think up. Even though I have been raised to such a high life-form as an info-morph, I feel as though I have been demoted to worse than a beggar.
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Previous to becoming a capsuleer I worked in a middling ground and air-vehicle design studio attached to one of the larger corporations on a Caldari planet, and have always aspired to design space ships. The current ones all across the cluster did, at one point, inspire me, but now I find them inflexible and a bit boring. I plan to help change that.
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Now to the begging part. I need isk for materials, computers, prototypers and all the associated costs. I plan to start small and work up to larger projects, but this first project needs about 200 million after initial costs of 625 million. I would love this to be all in donations but I have talked enough to other capsuleers that I know you, we, are a sticky lot. I cannot promise returns and any investments should be made with that in mind, however, I will keep track of them and if the day comes I will surely share the dividends. Please let me know if it is a pure donation or a very long term investment.
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My first project consists of redesigning the pod. I will not be messing with the technology but rather adding functionality to it. I witnessed one of my fellow recruits die when his slightly modified capsule went haywire after his trainer ship had been blown up. When they finally recovered the bits of pod they told us that he had made a slight modification. In light of that I will not be modifying any of the equipment that allows us to fly our ships. I do plan on adding capabilities such as armor hardening, atmosphere entry, and restructure to fit on, or in, ships differently.
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I am sorry that I could not give explicit information at this time. It is for my employer to decide when to reveal the inner workings and build the designs. Meanwhile I am able to provide pictures of my facility and updates on specific future projects. I would not mind suggestions or constructive criticism.
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Please ignore the static, a bad connection on my receiver I suppose.