Saturday, July 14, 2007

Story Post: Lawsuit:  Assault and Scammery

Multiplier:  $200M

Everybody knows what the Victim, Chronos Phaenon, pulled on me last week.  A CfJ and a Proposal have failed to get me a refund—fair enough.  I was the clear leader and nobody had a problem with seeing me taken down a peg.  But now Chronos is in the lead, and I’ve taken my recourse from the criminal courts to the civil circuit.

Put simply:  vote for me, and I’ll give you $10M of my Cash as a token of good faith.  When the Lawsuit is over, I’ll split any profit equally between myself and all the FOR voters (that’s potentially $200M each), and destroy the remainder.  PLUS, if I win, I’ll give each of my voters the Naming Rights to the Daemon of their choice (except Summoning Cost 5 Souls, of course).  And if I fail to live up to that—which I won’t—well, you can probably make a lot of money by suing me in turn…

Remember, the first 24 hours are not technically the voting period, so feel free to discuss but don’t start voting until 23:45 on Sunday.  By my reading of the Ruleset, votes made before then won’t count.

Comments

Zephyr:

07-15-2007 00:14:22 UTC

Oooooh a juicy deal. If the others dont find any loopholes I MIGHT vote for you.

Bucky:

07-15-2007 00:47:49 UTC

And by my reading of the ruleset, this isn’t a valid lawsuit unless you give me $200M (instead of destroying it.)

Clucky:

07-15-2007 01:14:34 UTC

Sounds like a pretty fair deal to me. What is your counter offer, Chronos?

Brendan:

07-15-2007 05:49:18 UTC

Gahhh, forgot to finish that, Bucky.  Done now.

ChronosPhaenon:

07-15-2007 14:49:45 UTC

My counter-Offer:
- $30M and 3 souls for voting against.

- When the Lawsuit is over, I’ll split any profit equally between all the AGAINST voters (myself not included).

Night:

07-15-2007 17:12:19 UTC

Ah, lawsuits.  Gotta love them.  Should I vote in favor of justice, or lucre?  A tough decision indeed.

Brendan:

07-15-2007 17:54:17 UTC

Pssht, surely Naming Rights are worth more than a paltry $20M/3 Souls.  That means voting for justice and lucre are the same!

Hix:

07-15-2007 19:56:22 UTC

There’s a problem with your “good faith” offer, Brendan.  You can’t afford to give $10M to all of us—you’d go bankrupt.

Oh, well, I guess I’ll just have to be one of the first 6 to take you up on it!  Please put the $10M in escrow, contingent upon my final vote, and with expiration criteria which at least include this lawsuit’s having reached a settlement after 48 hours.

Brendan:

07-15-2007 21:30:10 UTC

Bucky may well Advance Time before I need to pay anyone.  But if not, I’ll Escrow the first six people, and pay out the rest when I can.  (Anyway, if I get more than six votes, I’ll have enough to pay immediately when the suit concludes.)

Your money is escrowed, anyway.

Hix:

07-16-2007 03:13:09 UTC

for

Kevan:

07-16-2007 11:55:31 UTC

for

Night:

07-16-2007 14:57:18 UTC

for

Chivalrybean:

07-16-2007 15:12:17 UTC

for

Clucky:

07-16-2007 15:33:54 UTC

Honestly CP, I support you in this issue, but cant afford allowing everyone else to gain 200 cash while I only get 30M and 3 souls.

for

Chivalrybean:

07-16-2007 16:37:28 UTC

I think CP used a loophole to his advantage (kudos) and Brendan is using the lawsuit rule as a counter to that to his advantage (kudos as well) and I get money from it (lots of kudos to all!)

ChronosPhaenon:

07-16-2007 23:07:06 UTC

Hey, you all:

- When the Lawsuit is over, I’ll split any profit equally between all the AGAINST voters (myself not included). It’s more than 200…

ChronosPhaenon:

07-16-2007 23:15:29 UTC

against BTW

Brendan:

07-16-2007 23:16:36 UTC

for

ChronosPhaenon:

07-16-2007 23:23:04 UTC

And don’t forget the 2 extra against against from Astaroth

Icarus:

07-19-2007 18:56:42 UTC

Tough choice, I must say. Although I still don’t get what Chronos Phaenon actually did, it sounds like a pretty neat trick. However, I think I’ll just observe interestedly for this one.

Brendan:

07-19-2007 21:17:08 UTC

Good thing, as it ended on Monday.