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Negotiations with MIA

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

  1. killercane

    killercane Deity

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    Under the terms of our treaty, we need to get KISS's consent to trade Invention for Theology.
     
  2. Kuningas

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    I checked save on CivAssist MIA have not Theology.
     
  3. killercane

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    Had a talk with General W, its long so i will give a summary: They are most likely going to give us the screenshots for TNT capital and Mezza, so we can plan accordingly, and we have agreed to the treaty:

    Josh says:
    sounds good. I hope the business with the silks town didn't upset too many people on your team. It was cause for a lot of debate on our side... and we had this lovely note to warn you ahead of time... just didn't get sent in time with the turns flying by
    casey j says:
    i am not too happy about that, but i really wouldnt care if you would investigate TNT's silk town. Why will you not do that?
    Josh says:
    bah - I'm not sure (to be perfectly honest) - if it's a big enough deal to you, we may be able to work something out. Our team takes our honor very very seriously. We don't have any specific agreements preventing us from spying on TNT... but some percieve it as dishonorable. ... but we may be able to be pursuaded.
    casey j says:
    that is how i interpreted it. Given a "Swiss stance" as your diplomat put it, even the Swiss gave a lot of intelligence to both sides in the war.
    Josh says:
    (hey - the good news is that you know we won't be double crossing you at least! )
    casey j says:
    IMO, not team opinion, you have settled our silks, plan to settle our gunpowder, refused an alliance earlier in the game etc, etc. But cest la vie. When do you want to attack KISS or is that even been considered? We dont like THEM on our land either
    Josh says:
    Right - there's mixed feelings on MIA about the whole war you're having against TNT - we were hoping TNT's units would be able to focus on KISS... but that's water under the bridge now. But we understand that this is essentiall "your land" - and we want to be good "guests"
    casey j says:
    how are your relations with KISS?
    Josh says:
    lol - been rockey. Not a lot of love lost. but we have a pretty solid peace treaty - for the time being.
    casey j says:
    they act too big for their britches to us
    casey j says:
    pretty cocky so we are rocky too
    Josh says:
    (oh man - cocky describes them perfectly! ) hey - let's try to nail something down on this investigation of Mezzonite Keep - then we can move on to the treaty proper.
    casey j says:
    sure i can send you gold this turn and wont ***** about anything any more. promise
    Josh says:
    LOL - so you're offering us gold for the embassy and gold for the investigation
    Josh says:
    ?
    casey j says:
    oh you dont have an embassy yet?
    casey j says:
    ok yeah i will give you gold for both
    casey j says:
    79 gold for investiagion, how much for embassy
    casey j says:
    you can give me both screenshots
    Josh says:
    yeah - that's part of our issue. uh... let me check....
    Josh says:
    64 gold for the embassy
    casey j says:
    so i will give you 150 gold for both
    Josh says:
    hey - I'm looking through our threads... it looks like we have pretty good intel on what TNT has moved into that town - would you be interested in just knowing what we know.... no gold cost at all?
    casey j says:
    sure but i would still like the capital and mezza screenshots, to avoid surprises
    Josh says:
    ok - just making sure we don't have an other option.
    casey j says:
    what do they have in their town according to your latest info?
    casey j says:
    they are mostly out of attack units it seems
    Josh says:
    well - I think we were going to look at some kind of an intel swap for that info.
    Josh says:
    (sorry - I'm really just the domestic minister for our team... so I can't promise a whole lot)
    casey j says:
    what do you want to know about KISS?

    Josh says:
    (I'm trying to make sure we're all clear - then I'll go fight for whatever you and I decide in MIA's forums)
    casey j says:
    i can investigate their city+capital too
    casey j says:
    i mean a city of theirs + capital
    Josh says:
    yeah - I appreciate that. But we've got an embassy with them as well - so no need for a 2nd party. Untill war breaks out, of course.
    casey j says:
    what kind of intel do you propose then?
    Josh says:
    (I think I miscommunicated there. I was offering the info we've just observed, for info you've just observed. No spying. But it sound like that's not really what you're after?)
    Josh says:
    ie - that wouldn't be a good substitute for the embassy and spying?
    casey j says:
    no thats fine, i didnt know what you wanted. No not a complete substitute, but what do you want to know in exchange for what you have observed?
    Josh says:
    If we're going to sell you the screenshots - then it will be a moot point. If we DON'T sell you the sceenshots - then we'll probably just tell you what we know - as a show of good will and trying not to be too difficult.
    Josh says:
    I'm sorry - I'm really trying to be clear and helpful - it's just hard since I'm not sure what the team will say to selling the screenshots....
    casey j says:
    Well with no express MIA/TNT contract disallowing said screens, I dont understand why you wouldnt, as that would be ideal for forging a new friendship into the Industrial Age.
    Josh says:
    yeah - personally, I agree.
    Josh says:
    so - let's get a final offer for me to take to the team.
    casey j says:
    Plus the gems and incense we can send you
    Josh says:
    so 150 gold for the shots - do you want to offer anything else to grease the wheels? (not trying to extort you)
    casey j says:
    I give you 150 gold for screens of capital and mezza. I can throw in gems in a few turns when we get them connected
    Josh says:
    ok - that sounds plenty generous to me. I'll take that to the team. I think there's a good chance we can make that happen.
    casey j says:
    good
    casey j says:
    now the treaty
    Josh says:
    yes.
    casey j says:
    article 1.2 states nonaggression for 35 turns
    casey j says:
    35 turns from what point?
    casey j says:
    turn 140?
    casey j says:
    or turn 142 or 143
    Josh says:
    from the signing of the treaty.
    casey j says:
    that is when we started trading
    Josh says:
    was our understanding
    casey j says:
    so now, turn 143
    Josh says:
    right - if we can get this thing signed.
    casey j says:
    alright
    casey j says:
    how close are you to chemistry?
    casey j says:
    i ask because we will need 2000+ gold to pay you for chem +banking+embassy stuff
    Josh says:
    we'll have it next turn, I believe.
    casey j says:
    alright
    Josh says:
    (it's actually turn 144 right now, actually)
    Josh says:
    (acutally!)
    Josh says:

    casey j says:
    turn 144 hasnt started
    casey j says:
    it will on our next turn
    casey j says:
    but i see your point
    casey j says:
    so the treaty ends at turn 179, hopefully to be continued at that point with a new plan for Industrial
    casey j says:
    ?
    casey j says:
    It seems we will be into industrial at that time
    casey j says:
    what to do about your free tech +TNTs?
    casey j says:
    not to get off topic
    Josh says:
    yeah - sorry. work stuff... uh - yeah, I think our whole team is eager to extend the deal once we hit the IA. KISS is our obvious enemy
    Josh says:
    but since we won't ever break our word, we like to have shorter deals that can be renewed... if that makes sense.
    casey j says:
    sure it does
    casey j says:
    do you have an agreement in place to get TNT's free tech?
    casey j says:
    as in tech for tech?

    casey j says:
    if not we will put pressure on them to get that freebie
    Josh says:
    originally we did - but I don't think they'll live to see that day.
    casey j says:
    ha they might, or might not. better to have a plan in place should they somehow survive
    casey j says:
    what would we be able to provide to get your free tech?
    casey j says:
    just somethig to think about
    casey j says:
    i know you are the domestic minister
    Josh says:
    probably lots of options - but yeah, lets try to get this deal done first!
    casey j says:
    and we would be interested
    casey j says:
    alright
    Josh says:
    I'll be posting this chat- so I'm sure it will get talked about.
    casey j says:
    sure
    Josh says:
    So - we're all good on article 1?
    casey j says:
    sure its fine
    casey j says:
    i cant remember, did you send astro or banking to us?
    Josh says:
    Astro
    casey j says:
    it was astro wasnt it, i know ive paid you the 100 gold +guns
    Josh says:
    yeah - we're all square on that
    casey j says:
    alright article 2 is fine
    Josh says:
    the whole thing? no negotiations?
    Josh says:
    (not that that's a problem! LOL )
    casey j says:
    no its fine, 1400 gold seems a lot for banking, but we can make that work for friends
    Josh says:
    yeah - that's the number that was suggested by RobiD - so we were going with it.
    Josh says:
    so - you think you'd go with the 1400 gold over the Military Tradition Trade?
    casey j says:
    yep
    casey j says:
    its a dead end tech
    casey j says:
    nice but still dead end
    Josh says:
    yeah - we're eager to have the Cavalry against KISS.
    casey j says:
    if you draw nationalism and get leos you could go to war soon
    Josh says:
    So - are you the president or the keeper of the saacred batter recipe or whatever for your team now?
    casey j says:
    yes
    Josh says:
    cool - congrats.
    Josh says:
    you guys are staging quite the come-back. very impressive
    casey j says:
    thanks, our forums are pretty dead, so its mainly kuningas, myself and robi running the show
    Josh says:
    decision making is easier that way at least!
    Josh says:
    well - we're glad to see you back on your feet as a team. We want to have friends when the KISS idiots come knocking at our door.
    Josh says:
    (which we expcet to happen shortly after TNT is finished off... or sooner)
    casey j says:
    i dont know, you too have a long nonaggression pact dont you
    Josh says:
    it ends here soonish. turn 166
    Josh says:
    hopefully that's not a state secret
    casey j says:
    not a big one if it is
    Josh says:
    so yeah - we expect to fight our first war right around then.
    casey j says:
    so treaty is signed and delivered?
    Josh says:
    Sounds good to me! I know our team already approved of the draft we sent - so if you agree - it's a done deal
    casey j says:
    alright we agree
    Josh says:
    awesome. My first diplomacy success
    casey j says:
    i will send you that gold this turn for the screens, so i hope you get that taken care of asap
    Josh says:
    ok - I think that can happen. I don't want to promise - but I can promise to fight for it in our threads.
    casey j says:
    alright, i will just send the gold, and hopefully by your turn you can have that worked out
    Josh says:
    will you be sending back a copy of the treaty with your seal? or do you want us to do taht for you? I believe we still have a copy of your seal from an old treaty.
    Josh says:
    with Homer running away from a Nuke plant... very funny
    casey j says:
    you can do that for us, thats fine
    casey j says:
    yeah i dont know where the doughnuts name came from but it is comical at least
    Josh says:
    lol - gives you a great theme for your towns. We're always ammused when we see a new one. Ok - well it's been a pleasure talking. should get back to work.
    Josh says:
    feel free to IM me anytime you have a question for the team
    Josh says:
    I stay pretty informed - so I should be helpful at least.
    casey j says:
    alright good talking, and meeting you. dont work too hard
    casey j says:
    alright, same goes for you.
    Josh says:
    Take it easy good sir.
     

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