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  1. WARNING !! **** EXTENDED READ**** Get your smokes and whiskey! or cola for you youngsters!
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  5. To all our Honorable Warriors of House Liao.
  6.  
  7. First and Foremost
  8.  
  9. Communication is Key:
  10.  
  11. It is time we officially meet and time to cover some topics at issue both here at House Liao and with regards to MWO, the game, content, etc, where is House Liao, what are we doing and what is our future.
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  14. First off, as there are many newcomers to House Liao, I would like to take some time to introduce myself and familiarize you all with my history and past where House Liao is concerned. My role, my intentions, and my efforts "ALL REVOLVE AROUND HOUSE LIAO", and its continued success.
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  16. 1998-1999 all dates approximate- I am aging. =)
  17.  
  18. Metro a young ambitious newcomer to online gaming, not too mention Multiplayer formats, stumbled upon EGA Battletech. I sat there night after night, reading the rules, testing my system, and exploring the game. Low and behold, "FINALLY" someone named Green Hornet came into what was then, their open chat room. "GH" said hey newbie, can I help you? what are you looking for, and what do you want out of this game?? I had the ultimate reply waiting in response, uh..........I dunno. He giggled and said ok, type what I type and do what I do, and we were off !!
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  20. From that moment on, it was HOUSE LIAO for me. A convert and believer for life. I met and played with, trained,worked and respawned with some of the most special people you could ever be blessed to have met, much less call them friend or they you.
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  22. I served under many regiment leaders for the next 3-4 years or so. Listening, learning, training, etc. I served under House Liao Chancellors, who to this very day, are unmatched by any other House Leaders in the Innersphere, and trust me I know and have known them all since 1998-1999.
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  24. 2000-2001 EGA shutdown, lo and behold KESMAI/GAMESTORM/AOL came alive and MPBT 3025 was born. We saw a lot of people come and go. Cancer claimed a few, age claimed a few more, and Real Life Wars, claimed others. Yet the community grew and became a lifeline for so many. We enjoyed a promising future together, until (EA) Electronic Arts pulled the plug. We were all devastated. What would we do where would we go, what would we play?
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  26. 2001-2002 Next Generation was born. ISW/InnerSphere Wars was born. Platform/Mechwarrior 4engine. Woot! We were saved. We were all in. Coding, mapping, planning, etc
  27. House Liao grew again by leaps and bounds. A house leader retires, a new one is appointed. A House Leader passes away, and new Leader is appointed. Development continues. 2-3 years in, the lull hits, DEV is at a stand still. 90% of the Innersphere inhabitants disburse to the winds in dismay and defeat. House Liao Chancellor retires, appointing Metro to take the reigns and push for revival. The revival came, but for gamers it was too late. Hence House Liao was idle for almost a decade, enter MWO 2012.
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  29. I took it upon my self to keep at least House Liao alive. I purchased the rights to the domain, all three. .COM, .NET, and . ORG from the original owner. A House liao Website and some form of Teamspeak kept operating and online for almost a decade, waiting for a new DEVELOPER, a new game and new future.............HOPE!
  30.  
  31. Today.
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  33.  
  34. Communication is Key:
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  36.  
  37. MWO.
  38.  
  39. are we happy? I am.
  40.  
  41. Pleased? well, not yet.
  42.  
  43. Can it be, all we want and expect? I say yes, given time and room to work out the kinks.
  44.  
  45. Will it require our undue patience, willingness to conform, change, relearning, redoing, adapting and accepting? Yes.
  46.  
  47. All good things come in time, and compromise is not an evil word.
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  49. From where I stand, both inside and outside of MWO as well as our Own home at House Liao. Growing pains, are never fun. But necessary. We are in one of those unwanted but necessary lulls. People are disgruntled with progress, it is rampant across the forums.
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  51. Given, Community Warfare is a way out, there just isnt that much for any of us to do. Ranks need filling out, direction planned, and framework put in place.
  52.  
  53. Here at House Liao, I prefer we all remain focused and concentrate on training, recruiting,getting to know our newcomers and preparing for a game that will come online, when is the question.
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  55. Details, units, ranks, positions can all be dealt with at the necessary time.
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  58.  
  59. Let there be no mistake nor question, where I personally stand.
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  61. The stability of House Liao is key.
  62.  
  63. The strength of our ranks.
  64.  
  65. The reputation of our ranks.
  66.  
  67. The success of House Liao.
  68.  
  69. from where I stand, you are all the envy of MWO, as it should be.
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  71. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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  73. Perceptions:
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  75. It has come to light that many of you have been left with the impression, have been told or feel that the House Leadership and/or its officers, many of which you drop with or talk to everyday are, unapproachable ,with regards to your concerns about HOUSE LIAO, your position, your status, your opinions etc.
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  77. That could not be further from the truth. If you were told so, feel like, or have that impression, I urge you to move forward and communicate.
  78.  
  79. In an effort to facilitate this open communication, you will all find 2 new threads for your use.
  80.  
  81. Q&A with me
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  83. Q&A with officers. This is for House Officers and Command officers in the field that have warriors for which they are responsible.
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  85.  
  86.  
  87. Communication is key:
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  89. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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  91.  
  92. REAL LIFE:
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  94. Let their be no mistake about this topic.
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  96. Your life, your home, your family, your job, your health, and the list goes on and on. IS PRIORITY.
  97.  
  98. If you need to be away, or want to be away, just let someone know. Someone you can trust to make sure, your return is not met with strife and discord.
  99.  
  100. This game, can and will wait.
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  102.  
  103. Communication is key:
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  105. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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  107.  
  108. PROPNUT & SHEEN
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  110. Again, I will state.
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  112. Their service to HouseLiao and their friends here - was, is and will always be appreciated.
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  114. I have no ill will towards them, their decisions were their own, and they are always welcome to return.
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  116. I thank them for their contributions to our diverse community. I as many of you will miss their input, feedback, and conversation.
  117.  
  118. Propnut and Sheen, did not give myself nor to my knowledge, any of the House Leadership any indication they were leaving.
  119.  
  120. We were all aware of the fact, they were as disgruntled with MWO as are the larger majority of the MWO clientele.
  121.  
  122. Aside from murmurrings, rumors and speculation, I was never approached privately to discuss any matters about disagreements with my decisions.
  123.  
  124. Insinuations that House Liao is operating under the good ole' boy club and/or code of conduct, is completely untrue. Everyone around here, puts their jeans and/or shorts on in the same manner.
  125.  
  126. There was no reason for the two of these fine Liaotians to just up and walk away. Nothing, that communication and discussion could not have solved.
  127.  
  128. Insinuations,rumors and speculation that either one of these two fine Liaotians, being asked to leave, or that they were told to leave, or that their work,input or positions were unappreciated, is without merit.
  129.  
  130. again,
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  132.  
  133. Communication is Key:
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  135. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  136.  
  137. Chancellors Troops:
  138.  
  139. The Red Lancers
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  141. The Prefectorate Guard
  142.  
  143. The Death Commandos
  144.  
  145. The Blood Guard
  146.  
  147. Will only be sanctioned and appointed by House Liao.
  148.  
  149. The commanders and warriors wearing these uniforms, answer directly to myself, will be held to strict regulations, and adherence is mandatory.
  150.  
  151. I and I alone reserve the right to dismiss and ban anyone, commander or member at any given time for insubordination/reproach brought upon House Liao and/or its reputation.
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  153. Any past claim by any entity outside of Houseliao.com are null and void. ** DUE IN PART to non-affiliation with MWO, activity, and committment.**
  154.  
  155.  
  156. Communication is Key:
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  158. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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  160.  
  161. Capellan Hussars / Propnut / Relics etc etc etc
  162.  
  163. Absolutely, undoubtedly, without question a complete and total Mess.
  164.  
  165. ALL DUE to: LACK OF COMMUNICATION.
  166.  
  167. Per my investigation and information I was provided and gathered from over a dozen Liaotians.
  168.  
  169. Per multiple conversations, some facts matching up, others not so much and too much specualtion from all parties offering their viewpoints.
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  172. Here is my account, 100% correct or not, hence my decision:
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  174. Relics went inactive.
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  176. Capellan Hussars ranks asked for help finding a new leader.
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  178. This was talked about at an officer meeting, of which I was told Sheen and Propnut were present.
  179.  
  180. Propnut called for a meeting with the CH, only one person showed.
  181.  
  182. Propnut replaced, Relics with Cale McKenna.
  183.  
  184. all hell breaks loose.
  185.  
  186. Un-necessary name calling,reactions etc etc occured. They went unreported to me and to my knowledge the House XO
  187.  
  188. Unacceptable references and personal attacks were made, yet went unreported to me and to my knowledge the House XO
  189.  
  190. I was called in, given a short list of occurences, moved a lance under my control,
  191.  
  192. House Meeting called.
  193.  
  194. Sheen was not able to be present.
  195.  
  196. Relics shows up for meeting.
  197.  
  198. I talk to him outside of meeting,
  199.  
  200. Relics asks to address the House.
  201.  
  202. I ask House, if they will hear Relics.
  203.  
  204. all present agree to hear him.
  205.  
  206. Relics tells his side.
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  208. Relics leaves.
  209.  
  210. I ask the officers in meeting, if anyone has objections to letting Relics and his Lance remain under my control.
  211.  
  212. No objections.
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  214. Now 10+ days later, I hear I undermined commanders decisions without regard, this supposedly plays apart in two resignations.
  215.  
  216. I am now presented with forum proof and being told of private messages, which I have yet to get a copy of, and behavior on teamspeak of actions unbecoming "OFFICERS" of House Liao, of which I have yet to be presented screen shots.
  217.  
  218. A little too late folks.
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  220. Any decision made by myself or anyone else under these circumstances, could never be the right one.
  221.  
  222. You are all guilty of implicating the one neutral party in the House, which displeases me.
  223.  
  224. and I am not surprised party A or B find themselves behooved to SCREAM to the mountains.
  225.  
  226. These activities sadden me.
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  228. These occurences will never happen again, and if they do, they will be met with the full wrath of the Chancellor of The Mighty Innersphere House of Liao.
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  230.  
  231. Now based on this, some of you will choose to stay. House Liao appreciates your committment to see it through.
  232.  
  233. Some will choose to move on, and I can only wish you all the very best and pray success and fulfillment unfold a path before you.
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  235.  
  236. ***referenced forum thread has been moved to my office for archiving and evidence.*** Hence out of the public eye.
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  238.  
  239.  
  240. again.
  241.  
  242. Communication is Key:
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  244. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  245.  
  246. Capellan Hussars PRESENTLY:
  247.  
  248. Cale McKenna is without a doubt, the "RIGHT" choice to lead this unit.
  249.  
  250. His word and directions should be met with a resounding YES.
  251.  
  252. He has the full support of the HOUSE at his disposal.
  253.  
  254. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  255.  
  256. Use of these forums and Voice comms are your privelege.
  257.  
  258. You are Liaotian.
  259.  
  260. They are provided for your use.
  261.  
  262. Do not abuse these priveleges.
  263.  
  264. No public outcries will be permitted.
  265.  
  266. Do it Correctly.
  267.  
  268. Speak in private to those whom you feel need to hear from you.
  269.  
  270. Public forums are used by many people. Men,women and children of all ages.
  271.  
  272. Respect.
  273.  
  274. Good language.
  275.  
  276. Tact and contributions.
  277.  
  278. Tar and feathering in public, will get you banned.
  279.  
  280. Name and shame in public will get you banned.
  281.  
  282. complain all you want about Game development, we feel your pain.
  283.  
  284. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  285.  
  286. Communication is Key:
  287.  
  288.  
  289.  
  290. Now then,
  291.  
  292. Seeing now, that you all now know a little about me.
  293.  
  294. My only Loyalty is to House Liao.
  295.  
  296. We have seen the return of many spectacular Liaotians from across decades of gaming.
  297.  
  298. We are still working on getting more of the holdouts to return. =)
  299.  
  300. with your assistance in recruiting, and training the best.....
  301.  
  302. MWO will not know what hit them, when the whistle blows.
  303.  
  304.  
  305. and remember.....
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  307.  
  308. at some point and time, it will be necessary for me to pass the torch to someone.
  309.  
  310. Someone to ascend Sian City's beloved throne. Take control of the domains, website, teamspeak.
  311.  
  312. Lead the best of the best.
  313.  
  314. Like none the Innersphere Has ever seen before.
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  316.  
  317.  
  318.  
  319.  
  320. Will it be you??
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  322.  
  323.  
  324.  
  325.  
  326. Hail to House Liao
  327.  
  328.  
  329. >VDB<
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