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So it continues

Mr. Passive Aggressive (the player formerly known as Mr. ???)  continues to sabotage me. I was trying to explain the reasons to someone and I had to go back and dig around in my saved messages and found this old post — geez louise, it’s been over a year. At least 2 of the players he was complaining attacked him are not longer active. Anyone else would have moved on. Does he even remember why he is doing this? Or is this now some weird wild west feud in his mind and the reasons are now unimportant?

I still remain mystified as to why exactly I have to suffer for this, but anyway. What? I’m supposed to quit my corp (of which I am not an admin) so that I can play in peace? Yeah, so not gonna happen.

So exactly what is Mr. Passive Aggressive doing? Well, like most players who collect ideas, I link to them and reindex. Things have been fine for awhile. Then yesterday I notice that Mr. Passive Aggressive is busy voting other stuff up so that the ideas I am trying to get are no longer in the top 5. Namely in all the blogs I’ve linked to. A girl gets a little paranoid. Then I start poking around in his trans log. Yeah, anything I have added, he votes everything up. Anything I vote, he votes other stuff. And predominantly, it’s just my stuff.
I think in his warped mind, this is what I should do:

  1. Suffer and do nothing (no striking back at him)
  2. Leave my corporation
  3. Stop playing

Those things are not going to happen.

So again. Grow the hell up.

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Why I’m in the corporation I’m in

There’s been another change in how corporate interest is configured. With that comes a flurry of activity and discussion and the usual adjustment of strategy.

I didn’t join the corporation I’m in for the interest rate. And I haven’t stayed or left because it’s gone up or down.

I like:

  • the camaraderie – most of the people in my corp have become my friends
  • the protection – I can depend upon these people for voting help, for help defending my blogs
  • the insight – the corp members have always been willing to share that with each other
  • the fit – this is the right group for me.
  • did I mention the camaraderie? Cause ultimately, that’s why I stay.

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Magical mystical 23!

I have recently started entering some of the contests that various players offer for BlogShares. A fellow player, who goes by the handle of Rantz, has for a reason I cannot possibly explain, an affinity for the number 23. Given that I love the number 42, I really can’t judge the guy. Anyhow, he’s founded the 2,300 Chippies corporation (some corporations are more fun than anything else). The rewards are chips. Since chips equal money and also contribute to one’s rankings, it’s incentive indeed.His most recent contest is interesting. I have a shot with some of its facets, specifically this one. Namely blog about the contest. I’m going to have a go at the logic puzzle (although, Rantz, if you’re reading this, vegemite? and don’t tell me Google is my friend. I looked it up, but it just sounds so darn bizarre. I should be able to complete the voting/modding part. I love doing that. And collecting the Geek ideas is probably something I can accomplish as well. The math one–not a chance in hell.

 

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Teacup Lady

Yeah, I didn’t know what that one meant either. But someone said that I was a teacup lady. A “teacup lady,” as it was explained to me, is a player who doesn’t like the aggressive side of shares playing. It sounds quasi-insulting, but it’s true in my case. I’m not an aggressive player. Also I like to think that I’m a lady and I do like tea. I am, however, more of a mug user than a teacup user…

I really find shares (e.g. stocks) kind of boring. I maintain a certain portfolio size because it helps the corporation to which I belong maintain its interest rate, but it’s not my favorite part of the game. Recently there have been some skirmishes going on between the corporations. Mainly because one corporation in particular, which has a reputation and a habit of being ultra-aggressive got ganged up on by everyone else.  Turnabout being fair play and karma being a bitch.

There are fairly decent mid-range in value blogs out there. Some of them completely untouched. There are also a lot of blogs to be added. So I’ve never really found it necessary to go bananas taking over active player stocks. It’s perfectly legal to do so, of course, but why bother? I don’t really enjoy doing that to other people.  I have a nice little portfolio with a lot of junk and a few interesting or good value blogs. That works for me.

The real money in this game, and in my opinion, the real fun, is in ideas. And in that arena, I am no teacup lady.

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