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Negotiations with MIA

Discussion in 'Team Doughnut' started by killercane, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    I just got this message.

    I sent a brief reply thanking them for the invitation, and saying I would pass it on to the team.

    It seems more people got the same message. Maybe we should inform MIA of our preferred method of communication. We can just copy theirs :D.
     
  2. killercane

    killercane Deity

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    I got the same message. Figure they know we met somebody hence the delay?
     
  3. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    This was received in our gmail.
    Date: 21-Sep-2005 16:13

     
  4. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    Perhaps our ambassador can draft a reply?
     
  5. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    We have received another PM from MIA:

     
  6. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    Once again I would like to call on all our citizens to volunteer to be ambassador, and in a feeble attempt to encourage takers :D I will nominate soon-to-be-ex-turnplayer DaveShack, citizen-currently-without-a-job killercane, and ambassador-to-TNT-who-may-not-have-a-lot-to-do-for-the-moment Robi D.

    In the meantime, here is a draft letter to MIA, please comment.

    Dear friends,

    Our apologies for not replying sooner to your invitations. Thank you for your concerns about our safety, we are all quite well, and hope the same is true for you.

    We are interested in strengthening the trade relations with Team MIA, and we can offer to teach you the beautiful art of writing. In return, our sages would like to learn about archery, wheeled carts, and your ways of burying the dead with proper rituals.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Best wishes,

    Team Doughnut


    Should we offer some explanation for not replying sooner?
    Should we say "strengthening trade relations" or "continuing the strong trade relations"?
    Should we ask for WC+WHeel+CB for writing, or just the first two? In the first case we might get more, but it will take longer to reach an agreement. In the second case they'll probably accept very soon.
     
  7. Robi D

    Robi D Minister of (Dis)Order

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    yes, thats good enough to send, except isn't it pomp and ceremony?
     
  8. magnusmarcus

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    Im a little disenchanted with the latest turn of events but if dave doesn't want the job I nominate myself for the ambassadorship.
     
  9. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    I've sent the letter as stated above. Slightly changed compared to the first draft, nothing essential.
     
  10. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    I'm not a good choice to be ambassador because I'm too optimistic and there would be too much risk of giving away information needlessly, or accepting less than we should be able to get.
     
  11. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    The following was received via PM from Kentharu.

     
  12. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    Draft reply, will send this off in a few hours if nobody objects. Please comment.

    Hi kentharu,

    Congratulations with your appointment! We hope that you like the ambassador's hut in Springfield. And in exchange for monthly beer supplies from MIA, we'll consider upgrading you to the deluxe ambassador hut, the one without poisionous spiders :) :beer:.

    Unfortunately Doughnutia currently has no ambasador for MIA, but we'll see what we can do. Could you please let us know what you would like to chat about? It would help our team in its preparations for this chat. Also we would like to know whether you have considered our trade proposal.

    On behalf of Doughnutia,

    zyxy
    a Doughnut
     
  13. vikingruler

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    i like the letter. we might want to push for monthly beer supplies from MIA, in exchange for Kentharu being upgraded to the deluxe ambassador hut, the one without poisionous spiders.:beer:
     
  14. zyxy

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    Couldn't resist to add that :lol:. Letter sent.
     
  15. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    Reply from Kentharu:

    Who wants to do a chat?
     
  16. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    And another, from fe3333au:

     
  17. Robi D

    Robi D Minister of (Dis)Order

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    I have drafted this letter to send to MIA asap


     
  18. zyxy

    zyxy Warmongering Fool

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    we already have BW.
     
  19. vikingruler

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    I like the trade deal, it's pretty fair. However, writing for 3 techs might be too much to ask for. writing is very valuable but 3 techs. like zyxy said we have bw the other two techs is possible. i'm behind the trade 100%. I would also like to volunteer to be our representative at the summit. I have an AIM address so I could talk that way. however, it would be my first time doing something like this, so i would need so more intel on what to say.
     
  20. Robi D

    Robi D Minister of (Dis)Order

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    oops, i meant warrior code :)
     

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