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Old 10-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Fammaden Fammaden is offline
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Its marketing.

In DaP the use of words like "tips" or "donations" are discouraged. Its a paid service. But the optics are bad if you force minimums or fee schedules on people. So by saying "corpse runs always free" you imply that normal non CR ports are NOT free. Its a nice way of saying, "your ass has money you aren't naked and dead, pay up".
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:42 AM
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good ole "lucky larry" upped his insurance policy massively a few months before the attack occured
You’ve got to be lucky to make $4 Billion killing on a 6-month investment of $124 Million

Larry Silverstein is the New York property tycoon who purchased the entire WTC complex just 6 months prior to the 9/11 attacks. That was the first time in its 33-year history the complex had EVER changed ownership.

Mr. Silverstein’s first order of business as the new owner was to change the company responsible for the security of the complex. The new security company he hired was Securacom (now Stratasec). George W. Bush's brother, Marvin Bush, was on its board of directors, and Marvin’s cousin, Wirt Walker III, was its CEO. According to public records, not only did Securacom provide electronic security for the World Trade Center, it also covered Dulles International Airport and United Airlines — two key players in the 9/11 attacks.

The company was backed by an investment firm, the Kuwait-American Corp., also linked for many years to the Bush family. KuwAm has been linked to the Bush family financially since the Gulf War. One of its principals and a member of the Kuwaiti royal family, Mishal Yousef Saud al Sabah, served on the board of Stratesec.

Now, consider: The members of a small cabal owned the WTC complex, controlled its electronic security, and also controlled the security not only for one of the airlines whose aircraft were hijacked on 9/11, but the airport from which they originated.

Another little “coincidence” -- Mr. Silversten, who made a down-payment of $124 million on this $3.2 billion complex, promptly insured it for $7 Billion. Not only that, he covered the complex against “terrorist attacks”.

Following the attacks, Silverstein filed TWO insurance claims for the maximum amount of the policy ($7B), based on the two -- in Silverstein's view -- separate attacks. The insurance company, Swiss Re, paid Mr. Silverstein $4.6 Billion — a princely return on a relatively paltry investment of $124 million.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:52 AM
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You’ve got to be lucky to make $4 Billion killing on a 6-month investment of $124 Million

Larry Silverstein is the New York property tycoon who purchased the entire WTC complex just 6 months prior to the 9/11 attacks. That was the first time in its 33-year history the complex had EVER changed ownership.

Mr. Silverstein’s first order of business as the new owner was to change the company responsible for the security of the complex. The new security company he hired was Securacom (now Stratasec). George W. Bush's brother, Marvin Bush, was on its board of directors, and Marvin’s cousin, Wirt Walker III, was its CEO. According to public records, not only did Securacom provide electronic security for the World Trade Center, it also covered Dulles International Airport and United Airlines — two key players in the 9/11 attacks.

The company was backed by an investment firm, the Kuwait-American Corp., also linked for many years to the Bush family. KuwAm has been linked to the Bush family financially since the Gulf War. One of its principals and a member of the Kuwaiti royal family, Mishal Yousef Saud al Sabah, served on the board of Stratesec.

Now, consider: The members of a small cabal owned the WTC complex, controlled its electronic security, and also controlled the security not only for one of the airlines whose aircraft were hijacked on 9/11, but the airport from which they originated.

Another little “coincidence” -- Mr. Silversten, who made a down-payment of $124 million on this $3.2 billion complex, promptly insured it for $7 Billion. Not only that, he covered the complex against “terrorist attacks”.

Following the attacks, Silverstein filed TWO insurance claims for the maximum amount of the policy ($7B), based on the two -- in Silverstein's view -- separate attacks. The insurance company, Swiss Re, paid Mr. Silverstein $4.6 Billion — a princely return on a relatively paltry investment of $124 million.
Now thats lucky!
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:53 AM
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Except for all the dieing and stuff.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:13 AM
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But back on topic, it costs circa 900 mana to port to you, you to your destination and then for the porter to go back to where they were. Medding at 2 mana per second that represents almost 8 minutes of medding. Porting you is not a simple inconvenience of clicking a button. And for dedicated porters we are ignoring the time it takes to even get to the porting levels.

I'm not a dap stooge trying to increase my own worth. I'm an idiot who dies a lot, but attempts to compensate those who are inconcenienced by my mistake.

Why is there an expectation to bail out the mistakes of bad players?

If you left your wallet on your corpse get off the bus. Bind near bank (or somewhere where you can farm a couple of plat naked) and make some effort. Maybe if you bothered to make effort you wouldn't have died to begin with?
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:17 AM
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triple post mad
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:19 AM
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I’m sure Lucky Larry cares about those peasants with his 4.7 billion.

He’s even more lucky than you think. He skipped his usual brunch at the top of one of the towers on 9/11 because of a doctors appointment. His son and daughter who also has worked in the towers were running late and missed the attacks too.

Geez what kind of horseshoe does Lucky Larry have? I want it.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:22 AM
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I’m sure Lucky Larry cares about those peasants with his 4.7 billion.

He’s even more lucky than you think. He skipped his usual brunch at the top of one of the towers on 9/11 because of a doctors appointment. His son and daughter who also has worked in the towers were running late and missed the attacks too.

Geez what kind of horseshoe does Lucky Larry have? I want it.
Hmmm... I wonder if he likes Family guy.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:24 AM
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8 minutes for 50ish plat. How long does it take a druid of such level to kill a Hill Giant with the hopes it drops more than 300 copper.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:53 AM
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People accumulate all that plat - it's crazy there's no interest on it. I'm never liquid. If I have plat in the bank it makes me nervous, like why isn't that money working for me? Why hasn't it turned into an item yet that makes my character better?

Then I need a port and I'm like ahhhh so that's going to be half my money?

I need to strike a balance here.
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