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  1. For myself, I was always a fan of Sci Fi space opera cum battels, Star Control, Imperimium Galactica, Homeworld, Freespace, Starlancer, Wing Commander, X-Wing,...you name it I have played it, unfortunately all those mentioned above always disappointed me either with their implementation or the scope of play. The only ones that's really, really impressed me were Elite and BC2000ad. That's why I'm here.

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    Fendi posted on 09-29-2001

    The reason for my semi joke post was because of the many failures in my life. I had a chance to be a civil engineer but I blew it on gambling (and the fact that '97 economy crash didn't help much either). Had a chance to be a pilot (both military and commercial) and I basically blew it as my mother and my wife thought that carreer path would get me nowhere. Hell I was even accepted but had to back down. Now that I'm almost 24 there is basically NOOO chance for me to be a professional pilot.

    Look at me now. I'm basically a nobody who had to start his education from scratch while my contemperaries have their own succesful businesses and carreers... constantly rubbing it in my face.

    "Look it's Fendi, the former child prodigy....how the mighty has fallen"

    "What a failure, he brings shame to his over-achieving parents"

    "With all the money given to hin by his parents he cant even get a single degree"

    Those are the kind of quotes that I get behind my back everyday of my life. The sad thing is I actually agree with them. Thats why I am always cracking up jokes at basically everything....never serious for a single minute.

    First off, why do you even care what others say about you, I know, I know, being a Malaysian which has a serious problem of cultural backstabbing and gossiping it is inevitable that someone who is someone who knows the your family will talk behind your family's backs, and the Malaysian pride is a very, very serious affair. So what? What you have done in the past is just the that, the past, there's nothing stopping you from reinventing yourself or your life!!!

    BTW yes, I'm a graduate, and no the lamblasted piece of paper is not really important in fact its practically useless nowadays except for interviews which even then are changing their outlook. What they want now is experience, personality, desire and character not just A DEGREE.

    I believe what you have done in past, whatever it might be, is a conscious decision made on your part, and I believe that once you have made a decision and done it, there's no point in regret. Put it aside and move on. We're human and we make mistakes.

    Look a nobody started Micosoft, look where he is now (with the exception of the Federal Case against of Microsoft ) and there are many other RL examples which a very good one is the SC himself. He did it, was cheated, was tricked, was backstabbed, put it behind him and moved on and now what do we have BCM, GCO, EFC...that what!!!!

    So stop putting yourself down and do something about it!!!!

    EDIT: Damn typos

    [ 09-29-2001: Message edited by: Cmdr Jeffery Eu ]

  3. While waiting for Tacops answer to RigaÔÇÖs mail of the Corporation charter, IÔÇÖll try to answer some questions that I have ignored during my long stretch of absence.


    jstuart posted on 08-14-2001

    Sounds like quite an interesting undertaking!

    A Corporation where contracts/jobs/services and or other things FOR A PRICEare provided! Those who are in the corp get a better prices for there services, those who are not, still can find work but for not the best price.

    A logo, a website and home base of operations, sounds great!

    A charter for the Corp to follow; don't make it to technical, we are Independents, we answer to know one, that's why we didn't join a fleet.

    For the whole part, a division of castes or soughts is ok, but too much organization makes us more like a fleet. But the diversity in races will keep us apart.

    For example: If I have a contract (all hypotheticcl), and I am returning to say home base, and I see a couple of Gammulan ships beating up a Galcom Terran trader vessel, because I am a Terran, by choice, and yet the Galcom is in the Corporation, who is to say, I can't open fire on the Gammulan vessels and save the Terran Galcom vessels in order to make a buck, because I am a Mercenary? And Interesting point? Does that then get me in trouble with the Corp and possibly a bounty on my head?

    No weÔÇÖre not the police, and this is not a regime, where every member has to report all they intend to do, but do remember the Corporation will not guarantee to provide any kind of support for contracts made outside the purview of the Corporation. After all any contracts agreed outside the Corporation means no money for the Corporation and more money to the indie, so why should the Corporation waste valuable time and resources to help the indie (unless a certain fee was being paid like 50% of income earned on the said contract, upon successful pursue of action ) if he or she has been cheated, tricked, bamboozeled, by their employer.


    Rico posted on 08-28-2001

    Hold on, what are you trying to set up here? A business to make money by networking, or a union/association/organization that protects it's members rights in 'legal matters' (like you intended at first I beleive, I mean, what else does a union/organization do). Those two things usually work against eachother. And those three words you use to describe a background don't make sense to me, please clarify.

    With regards to your first question, I guess the confusion was caused by my first post, which was, well, to say the least, not very well thought out. Right after the first post I decided to change my intention of setting up just a guild as guilds are overrated and too specialized, meaning devoted to just one caste, which in my understanding there wonÔÇÖt be really necessary even with BCM MP and GCO up as the franchise seems a niche game, so I donÔÇÖt foresee that there will be large following like for example Starcraft or Diablo clans(I might be wrong, for which I will be very glad).

    However the answer to your question, no they donÔÇÖt necessarily work against each other. A revamped guild, in this case, being the Division in Intercorp Unlimited would protect the right of its members while still being able to earn enough for the Corporation on the whole which is the reason for the levy of 4% on the income of the Division.

    Logical, feasible and viable meaning that a background that every member of the Corporation would agree upon that sustainable in both BCM MP & GCO and have enough openings for further expansion in case any other caste are added. Thats is my reasoning for building up such a big conglomerate despite the lack of members. Better to have a established background to start from, then to start the arses end with no idea how the universe works. Like example my foray into RPlook at RPG thread Evolution.No idea where to jump in, no idea what to do..that was my problem!!!


    Rico posted on 08-28-2001

    The italic part; If I read the BCM MP-faq and GCO FAQ correctly (been awhile)... then you don't have the opportunity to buy a station. BCM wil have indies come together in a chatroom (at the very best designated ones) OR have them in their ships coasting along in a convoy in a region OR stand around on a planet like on a cattle market. With their informal businesses on the move. That's as far as I know BCM will let indies go set up shop. GCO, I beleive one could buy a lot on a planet/moon with the ability to build stuff on it. And so make a shop or factory or service building or whatever. And the moving business way ofcourse. But let's please focus on BCM first. GCO is still quite far away. Compared to BCM anyway. And we still don't even know how that will work. Let's not jump the gun ... or the job-market.

    Please look at my answer on my 2nd last post.


    Rico posted on 08-28-2001

    Which brings me to the question of membership. If I wanted to use your company's services I know why I would want to be a member. Cheap rates. But why does the corporation need members. It would have a better profitmargin on non-members. .... And perhaps this is also what triggered my "keep the freedom" response. Why link people to you when there is no appearant reason. People will come to you when they need a job/service, or have spare time to waste. Or am I missing something obvious?

    Not necessarily as you can see from previous post that the Corporation will gain something for everything done whether directly or indirectly. Hey, this is a business so no one can expect freebies even members.


    Rico posted on 08-28-2001

    Don't really see how that applies, or even wrong motive for going indie-style. Ship movements?, ok, like the moving businesses above. But battles? You'll be sorry, as the business is likely to be the victim having no firepower. Nor would it seem it would risk becomming a victim. Battlestar Gallactica was about a group of exploring/colonising/ ships that searched for Earth to settle on, while being obstructed by a former member (Balthazar I beleive) of that civilisation with his Scilon(??) robots. (for whatever reason that was). Don't see how that fits either. It's been said before. Better join a fleet.

    Well, you might think that now, but as time goes our membership will grow and with our diverse caste structure, we are more able to handle different types of scenarios. Yes the Battlestar Galactica example was a wrong one to use, but youÔÇÖre looking at it from a different point of view.

    The Corporation and its various elements could be hired to do something of that scale. Please see my previous post.

    My motive of being an indie is simple I might not get time to join in with the fleetsdue to RL demands and that being the only commander currently active and based in an Asian country it would very hard for me to coordinate online time with the established fleets which are mostly US based.


    Rico posted on 08-28-2001

    True, just linked a big organisation with slow and stiff operations.

    Not true, in fact the Corporation might be a bit unwieldy but the Division elements are more versatile as you can see from RigaÔÇÖs and my proposed charterÔÇÖs thereÔÇÖs no bureaucracy involve during gameplay. Any member can do what they want with the exception of Office bearers and if they are on Corporation bases.

    Sorry for the delay in answering. The other questions have been answered far more eloquently than I will ever do so IÔÇÖll leave it as it is.

    [ 09-29-2001: Message edited by: Cmdr Jeffery Eu ]

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    Fendi posted on 09-28-2001

    You're dreaming aren't you Jeffery? I don't think Astro has ever screened any Star Trek series before (movies yes). I think the only time I've seen the series in Malaysia was the first season of TNG back in the early 90's (on TV3). I guess there's just not enough of an interest in that show back in that region.

    When was the last time you were back in Malaysia? Astro is into the Third Season of ST:TNG...That's what I said in 3-4 years time!!!

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    Nova posted on 09-28-2001

    *cough* *mumble* ...other than me...

    See that police logo? Who made it, sent it to Tacops, re-did it according to Tacops, sent it again, re-did it again, lathered, rinsed, repeated?

    ROFLMAO, I assumed that you have read my post, more specifically..


    I believe that as you and
    are the original instigators of my current proposal, you should in fact try to get your ideas up and running as soon as possible.


    Nova posted on 09-28-2001

    What still strikes me as odd, though, is that when I was around, trying to organize something in the Indies, it was really quiet and nothing would play though, but just a handful of days after I went Orion, they already started building an organization.........)

    Well, unfortunately or should I say fortunately, I was having problems with getting hooked up a new ISP which caused me to delay my plans to start the organization. Anyway, whatÔÇÖs your worry youÔÇÖre welcomed back anytime.

    We are the indies!!! We are the indies!!! We are the indies!!! (To the chorus of We are the Champions)

  6. Cool, you what they say about great minds....

    It's great that you resent the charter, as I was just thinking of doing the same thing, I think it would be wiser to let them approve the Corporation's charter first, before we send in Commodities Inc. and Guns For Hire Inc.'s charters, so that they can get the shoock of it in piecemeal.

  7. $iLk's right, you should be named the Head of your Police Force.

    I believe that as you and Nova are the original instigators of my current proposal, you should in fact try to get your ideas up and running as soon as possible.

    Your members will be coming as soon as BCM is on the shelves and the MP portion is released.

    Power to the indies!!!!

    [ 09-28-2001: Message edited by: Cmdr Jeffery Eu ]

  8. First off, thanks for the condolences.


    Rico posted on 09-25-2001

    You make it sound like you're setting up a business that has it's core business in starting and winning wars by itself. Brilliant idea. I don't think anybody ever came up with that. But who will be your customers? Fleets are capable of doing it themselves.

    Now I see what youÔÇÖre getting at. Well, Rico this is BCM after all, Guns For Hire Inc is a mercenary outfit, which means we have the assets and the personnel to start wars. However, we might not start wars by ourselves but some independent planet, corporation or fleet might.

    Now, yes the fleets will be able to handle most things themselves, but theyÔÇÖre mostly for straight fights, and it would be pretty hard to go clandestine for as far as I know we still canÔÇÖt fudge or change our IFF codes in the BC universe and most of the fleets commanders and assets are listed and known to each side, of course I might be wrong.

    If the above holds true then, the mercs will come in handy as a initial thrust into a contested sector as we are by nature non-aligned to any one fleet whereby itÔÇÖs pretty hard to know whose side weÔÇÖre on unless of course the fleets decide to blast all mercs to smithereens just as a cautionary procedure.

    Then in that case, we as in the Corporation would just be redirect our corporate attentions to governments that do not own fleets to provide our source of income or independent non-violent caste like for example

    1) Traders that are not members of the Corporation as bodyguards;

    2) Escort for the scientist or explorer caste into unknown territory or hostile territory;

    Again, the possibilities are endless, provided that there are enough players, of course.


    Rico posted on 09-25-2001

    On second thought (regarding my previous post), I would wait with setting discounts on goods and services for higherups. Just mention that people can expect them some time in the future. I would wait until the company has a solid cashflow based on MP. From what I know, people that start a business of themselves (reallife) need to give in during the first months/years to make sure their company keeps running. Don't make yourself a heavy load for it.

    Well, its a fact that all RL starting businesses expected not to see profit in the first two to three years upon startup of the business, due to heavy capital investment into the business, and overheads. So why should we be any different? Saying that, I dont feel that there is any need to delay the proposed discounts as the members of the Corporation are the actual bread-winners of the Corporation, as we get taxed for every contract we take on vide the Corporation. Secondly, in RL all overheads especially wages have to be paid even if the business is taking losses, and in Intercorp Unlimiteds case, the discounts are in fact, the wages of the members and officers. I think you can see where Im going.


    Rico posted on 09-25-2001

    Do I read here that Directors and 'vice-directors' get 30% discount on the stuff that has to be acquired for the company's sake? Doesn't make sense. Unless if Guns For Hire Inc. gets a 30% discount when dealing with other parts of Intercorp. But that shouldn't be listed under the director or vice-director part. It should be in Intercorp's rules and regulations for it and it's subsidaries.

    Yes, you read it right, that as you can see very clearly is part of the responsibility of the Legatus. The reasoning behind it is pretty simple, to prevent office bearers to misuse their powers and the Divisions funds for his or her own gains or benefits. As you can see that part of the perks of the Legatus is the ability to purchase assets and holdings on behalf of the Division.

    Now, whoÔÇÖs to say that any Legatus wonÔÇÖt just purchase a super carrier to replace his heavy cruiser. I saw the loophole and decided the cover it first before any persons can take advantage of it to the detriment of the other members.

    Point of fact, when first suggesting the incorporation of Intercorp Unlimited, I envisioned that the Corporation owns many assets that may be loaned to its members for a fee for a specific contract after which the asset must be returned to the Corporation. Whether this will be allowed and implemented is still up in the air


    Rico posted on 09-25-2001

    This persons character wil have to make the long journey. His character can't magically disappear from Jupiter station (where he was stationed last time he played) and magically appear out of thin air on Commodities Inc. base and launch from there. Unless there is that new cross-universe transporterpad thingy the SC came up with. But I believe that was firstperson planetbased only. So I don't think it can.

    I read somewhere that Guns For Hire Inc. or any other of Intercorps subsidairies would charge a launch fee if a person were to launch from say Jupiter station. Do they really have any right to make that charge? Isn't that up to the station commander? For example with Wraith, that's up to Tac (or whoever is in charge of the station) if there is any money to be charged. If the station commander decides it's neccessary, then ofcourse any company is allowed to pass on that fee to the individual person. But that is just my impression of jurisdiction. Also, wouldn't you be hiring office space on Wraith instead of buying it?

    Assuredly, thatÔÇÖs true, notice I did not mention that it will happen all in a day of by the games reckoning. Of course if the said commander decide to launch from another base he or she would have to dock on his divisionÔÇÖs base and ask for permission to be freighted to an allied base where he or she wants to launch. So a service fee would be charged for the freighting and transfer to the allied base and of course after a appropriate amount of time, wahla, launch from the allied base. This need not apply just to members, any fleet or independent commander may use the same mode of transportation, of course for a higher fee.

    Secondly, yes, upon initial startup Intercorp Unlimited might just be renting or hiring office space on a fleet base. But as the Corporation gains more moola, whoÔÇÖs to say that we can't built our own base around the same orbit, or establishing land bases on the planet being orbited. So you can see that my vision for the Corporation in limitless hence the corporation name Intercorp Unlimited.


    Rico posted on 09-25-2001

    I think one should focus on BCM economics for the time being. GCO is still quite far away. And since we do not even know how BCM is going to play like (atleast not for the comming month/weeks), I see absolutely no reason to go another step into the unkown. Whenever GCO comes out of beta it's not going to be seriously difficult to changes one's company policy or financial situation. Keep it 'down to earth'.

    Well, I say why limit ourselves, there is no reason that we can not plan for the future, as I know for certain that the BC universe will be a long and great one. So weÔÇÖre here for the long haul, and I want Intercorp Unlimited to be there every step of the way from the moment of its incorporation.

    [ 09-28-2001: Message edited by: Cmdr Jeffery Eu ]

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    Cmdr Nova posted on 09-24-2001

    Oohhhh!!!! BCM is GOLD as of TODAY!!!! Tomorrow is the official Press Release from EB, but SC has said that it's gold as of TODAY!

    You all know what that means.....

    No...what But seriously I'm really, Really, REally, REAlly, REALly, REALLy, REALLY, REALLY estatic that the game has gone gold, waiting for BMT to email about me, about my pre order. Please BMT make it fast!!!!!!!


    Riga posted on 09-24-2001

    Let's see what our newest members want first, but recruitment would be a nice job. They might also help out in the HR division.

    Slaps himself on the foreheadI dang near forgot about the HR Division....NOT


    Riga posted on 09-24-2001

    Don't let certain posts in another forum keep you out of your sleep

    Huh? What? Where? Which forum are you talking about? I'm on a couple of others you know

    BTW in another weeks time I'll start putting up the Guns For Hire Inc. charter, table of organisation and what not, so I would really appreciate any other feedback...

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    Riga posted on 09-23-2001

    Different ISP's. office has direct T1 to the university backbone, at home I've got a modem connection.

    Well, there's your answer!!!


    Riga posted in 09-23-2001

    Hail Ceasar! They have a nice sound to it.

    Just that I think the former 'Admiral' rank should be called ... Ceasar

    Nah!! I think I want to keep the ranks to somewhat military lines as the mercs are of a somewhat militarislistic nature.


    Tac posted on 09-23-2001

    Ever thought of using the MEDICI or the HANSA ranks? Its more bussiness-related

    Haven't had the time to look it up yet So we'll see.


    Riga posted on 09-23-2001

    I think it is great. Dunno about Malleus, but if he joins as well, then there are 5 of us, not bad for a month's work...

    I hope that they want to contribute in structuring the corporation, but if they just want to be members than that's ok with me as well.

    I hope Malleus joins up as well, and I hoping that they will contribute as well.

    Not necessarily to the structuring, as there are many things to do as well, like for example RECRUITING


    Riga posted on 09-23-2001

    BTW: You're on icq?

    Nope, why?

    [ 09-24-2001: Message edited by: Cmdr Jeffery Eu ]

  11. At home do you use the same ISP as what they use in your office?

    Anyway don't worry about it, we all understand that the Net is not all that it's touted to be, in fact I get the same problem as you do.

    Anyway what do you think about the new rank names I have proposed?

    Well as you can see from the posts Jigoku and Outlaw are willing to join up, hooray Here's to hoping that they can help us make this Corporation a reality.

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