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MilesTeg
Posted - 2005.05.25 01:39:00 - [1]
 

My agent wants me to free 90 slaves but how do I go about doing it? They don't show up in the market so how do I find them? What's the risk involved in freeing slaves for a noob?

Ishtari
Posted - 2005.05.25 04:27:00 - [2]
 

Read the complete description in your journal.

Slaves are in some missions as loot or you can pay them in escrow. The only problem is getting them past customs which is the reason not to try to transport them through jumpgates.

Leonaidas Tandai
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2005.05.25 13:55:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Leonaidas Tandai on 25/05/2005 13:54:54
This is an easy one. Simply blow up an Amarrian vessel, pick up the loot. With any luck the loot will be free slaves.


P.S. - You missed a colon in the topic line of this post. Using proper English it would be "How to: Free Slaves" Cheers!

Gericault m0id
Gallente Mercantile Exchange
Posted - 2005.05.25 21:47:00 - [4]
 

Don't run around with slaves in your cargo however, since they are considered illegal by Minmatar, Gallente and (I think) Caldari. You can only transport slaves in Amarr space.


Guardian Alpha
Doomheim
Posted - 2005.05.25 22:49:00 - [5]
 

Quote:
P.S. - You missed a colon in the topic line of this post. Using proper English it would be "How to: Free Slaves" Cheers!
Incorrect.

The end clause of 'Free Slaves' can not stand on it's own for a plethora of reasons. Mainly because it is an incomplete clause combined with the initial meaning being changed from a question to statement. And since there is not a list of items being asked a colon would once again be out of line with proper English. It is also not being used to expand upon the origonal titles explanation of "How to", since it is referring to a singular subject.

Here are two examples of colon usage:

Improper usage - Every repairman must have: a screw driver, a hammer, and a saw.

The initial clause is an incomplete thought, and thus is not a viable sentance to use with a colon.

Proper usage - There are three things every repairman must have: a screwdriver, a hammer, and a saw.

The initial clause is a complete though/sentance and could be ended with a period normally while still retaining it's origonal meaning. This would justify a colon.


The initial posters topic is well within the use of proper english, so don't be a grammatical jerk about it.

Sveldt
Posted - 2005.05.25 22:58:00 - [6]
 

lol, shut down.

Gericault m0id
Gallente Mercantile Exchange
Posted - 2005.05.25 23:16:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Gericault m0id on 25/05/2005 23:17:42
Originally by: Guardian Alpha
Quote:
P.S. - You missed a colon in the topic line of this post. Using proper English it would be "How to: Free Slaves" Cheers!
Incorrect.

The end clause of 'Free Slaves' can not stand on it's own for a plethora of reasons. Mainly because it is an incomplete clause combined with the initial meaning being changed from a question to statement. And since there is not a list of items being asked a colon would once again be out of line with proper English. It is also not being used to expand upon the origonal titles explanation of "How to", since it is referring to a singular subject.

Here are two examples of colon usage:

Improper usage - Every repairman must have: a screw driver, a hammer, and a saw.

The initial clause is an incomplete thought, and thus is not a viable sentance to use with a colon.

Proper usage - There are three things every repairman must have: a screwdriver, a hammer, and a saw.

The initial clause is a complete though/sentance and could be ended with a period normally while still retaining it's origonal meaning. This would justify a colon.


The initial posters topic is well within the use of proper english, so don't be a grammatical jerk about it.


I think you're being a bit anal. But yes, his colon is in the wrong place. Wink


Guardian Alpha
Doomheim
Posted - 2005.05.25 23:21:00 - [8]
 

Quote:
I think you're being a bit anal. But yes, his colon is in the wrong place.
The point I was making was simply irony of his trying to correct grammatical mistakes, but ending up being incorrect himself :) If I came off anal, oh well. The person I quoted threw off the topic by adding a PS about the persons topic grammar on an online-game-web forum. First off, who cares? Secondly, don't knock someone's grammar unless you actually know grammar. If he can't take what he dishes out, then oh well Smile

And the colon isn't in the wrong place, since putting a colon there would turn the parent topic into improper english. Wink


Leonaidas Tandai
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2005.05.26 01:33:00 - [9]
 

Ladies, ladies, ladies. It was a JOKE (although not a funny one, evidently). His topic was "How to free slaves" with the word "free" used as a verb meaning to set slaves free. I was attempting to use it as an adjective meaning slaves at no cost to me. Hence the recommendation to blow an Amarrian ship up and take its loot. To get the pause in there, I used a colon and pretended I misunderstood his intent due to his poor grammar. My bad.

Although I have already been chastised today for making comments about someone else’s colon, might I suggest that you two are perhaps clenching yours a little too tightly?

Leonaidas Tandai
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2005.05.26 02:07:00 - [10]
 

Just to head the inevitable off at the pass:

Yes, yes. I know that what you two are clenching is not technically a colon. It is properly a rectum or anus. But we were talking about colons before, see? It's another joke. Smile

Gericault m0id
Gallente Mercantile Exchange
Posted - 2005.05.26 08:31:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Leonaidas Tandai
Just to head the inevitable off at the pass:

Yes, yes. I know that what you two are clenching is not technically a colon. It is properly a rectum or anus. But we were talking about colons before, see? It's another joke. Smile



I got the first joke. Obviously, nobody got my joke. It's wordplay. I think we may be clenching our rectal
rings.

ImmortaL ZoorZ
Cruoris Seraphim
Exalted.
Posted - 2005.05.26 08:59:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: ImmortaL ZoorZ on 26/05/2005 09:00:14
Watch out


 

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