This thread is posted in oCZ, Forsaken, and Zychion Citizens forums. http://www.ocz-forum.com http://www.zychion-citizens.org http://www.theforsaken.se This thread is also intended for members of â??Natural Born Killersâ? society â?¦ may they join us in our endeavor. It is my deepest hope that this document is well received by all. Introduction First I wanted to say thanks to Itto and Burgerman of forsaken society for their invitation to join their forum. This was a kind and generous offer indeed. I would also like to thank Matt and Vedder of Zychion Citizens for maintaining my membership in theirs. I also wanted to apologize for not posting our invitation for everyone to join our forum sooner, but I was a little busy working out some details. Of course, you are all welcome to come to our humble site and participate: we encourage it, and thanks =) Second I wanted to share with you the reasons why I am here and what my true intentions are. Bunny wrote in her welcome thread in the Forsaken forum, â??â?¦We hope you enjoy our web forum and will contribute to it.â? I do want to contribute, but I want to contribute to more than your forum. I want to contribute to your way of life on Calypso. I want to contribute more than just words and pictures. I want to contribute agreements that will fuel avatars and industries in Project Entropia, and will eventually form alliances of societies that walk under one united banner, exalting all of Calypso with its embrace. What I propose we do is help to give meaning and significance to the â??Society Relationsâ? portion of the Soc Terminal: very deep meaning and significance. Letâ??s make a setting of â??Friendlyâ? actually mean friendly on many levels. Letâ??s work together to help our fellow societies as we help our fellow mates. Letâ??s work aside one another to foster caring and kinship in Project Entropia, and letâ??s stand together to thwart those that seek to bring chaos and disorder to our way of life on Calypso. â??Friendlyâ? Relations When one finds a kind and generous avatar to join a society itâ??s a celebration of the senses. There is nothing more rewarding than to know that such people are out there in PE, and that they choose to ally with the soc. What of the discovery of whole societies comprised of such wonderful individuals? How much of a celebration is that, indeed? Should we not develop methods to incorporate ourselves for the better of all? I believe that communications though our forums, political unity, and a decent trade agreement are enough to spur growth in crafting and trading industries, enough to fuel growth within individual societies, and enough to help broaden our decent and wholesome lifestyles here in PE. Such contributing efforts that help traders and crafters achieve more with their individual PEDâ??s helps to get hunters and miners the items that they need at greatly reduced rates also, which in turn helps fuel greater production and further growth. Such trade agreements and communications efforts are a good place to start, and I hope this idea sits well with everyone. I believe that it will open-up the possibility for Events, Crafting Fairs, Collaborative Field Work, Support Missions, etc. Anyone interested in pursuing these ideas are invited to reply here, or start a thread at our forum @ http://www.ocz-forum.com Any help we can get with this effort is greatly appreciated. â??Hostileâ? Relations Itâ??s a shame, but not every person or society on Calypso shares our views of this virtual world or our methods of operation. While most casually stroll by, there are others who make their disdain for society loudly known to all, through scamming or PKâ??ing or disrespectful behavior. Should horrendous offenses occur these societies are usually placed in a â??Hostileâ? position on our society relations tab, or individual names published in our forums, to help keep our members informed of whom to avoid during their travels with us. While we at oCZ know that your society is filled to the brim with good and decent people, would we stand with you and fight for your causes? Would you for us? Should one of your society mates be scammed, would we reciprocate your setting of hostility toward the offender? Would we come to your aid should you call upon us? Could we call on you in our time of need? Could large scale alliances prove useful in developing laws, and would it have the population needed to enforce those laws? There are some foes that are just too tough: Should we allow these individuals to walk all over us and behave as they please, or should we come together to form that which is stronger together than we are alone? Could such alliances prove useful to the overall sociology of Project Entropia? Such are the questions that I would like to see answered through our communications efforts together in our forums. I believe that such alliances could be formed, and would be useful, but only time will tell and such ideas are out of reach just yet. Itâ??s only food for thought. For more information on ideas associated with Hostile relations, please see this thread: http://www.ocz-forum.com/showthread.php?t=251 The Union Freelancers walk this planet of ours taking care of no one but themselves. While we are all stemmed from Freelancer roots, the freelancersâ?? life is not for us, and we have all come to know something better and far more rewarding than looking-out for ourselves. We have joined societies that have shown us a new way to live on Calypso. We have, all of us, become a part of something special on a great many levels. We have come to know what real friendship and camaraderie is, and have grown to defend it with tooth and claw, if necessary. Should a soc-mate need our help, or need our advice, or should fall in battle and need our assistance, we have come to be counted on in any of those situations. We are mates among mates, and are treated as such. Why canâ??t we together not expand that meaning and importance to friendships as we have done with our soc-mates? Why can we not come to agreements with respect to trade and relations that benefit ALL and not a few? Why can we not profit from MA and not from friends, the kindest of avatars known on this humble planet of ours? Why can we not stand together and fight against that which we feel is wrong, be it a wrong to me or a wrong to you? I believe we can. I believe that we must unite in order to fight the forces that are to strong for a mere few, yet will cower before the might of the many. I believe that, as friends, we can do for PE sociology what no one else has done before. I believe so strongly in these things that I have fought for them for nearly a year now, and continue to fight to this day for the â??consummation devoutly to be wished.â? Should we start with trade? Should we start with coming to the aid of each other, when in need? Should we do both, at the same time, together unconditionally? I am not sure how such things should proceed, but I know that Iâ??m not crazy. I know that Iâ??m not wrong to think that we, together, can be something more than we are now alone. I know that, given the right circumstances and conditions we can work together for years to come. Please feel free to post in this thread, or any other forum that bears this thread. I and mine will be watching this post with great enthusiasm and are looking forward to your responses. Should you desire to proceed with such treatise please PM me here, or in our forum, or meet me in-game at any time. I and mine are always open to discussion on this matter. Also, should you see a Chanâ?? Zen member in-game do not hesitate to approach them. No man is an island, and I am nothing without them. They are charged with the future of our society, and I trust that they will bring us into the future with decency, self-respect, and a sense of kindness and virtue unlike any ever seen on this planet of ours. â?¦ I trust you will do the same! Thanks for your consideration, ToolMan.