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Azeroth Trade Consortium

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This is more of an interest check. I'm not ACTUALLY planning on getting this off the ground but if anyone insists, then okay. I'll probably expand the post later on.




The Azeroth Trade Consortium

ATC, for short


The Consortium is... more of an underground organization and its existence is not widely acknowledged. Only recently it's begun to expand its borders with the motive to establish itself as a 'proper' trade alliance, as its name suggests. It is essentially a group that governs the businesses owned by its members and thus is of no importance to other unaffiliated corporations. Yet. Though these men are really only concerned about the profitability of their own businesses, typically anyone with a good financial status will be targeted as a potential 'deal' by Azeroth's consortium.


The people that take part in the Azerothian consortium are not very kind at all, it being composed of mostly greed-ridden psychopaths. Not many are inclined to personally do business with the partaking individuals, thus the the consortium exists as a kind of 'medium' for them to bargain.


Rules of Acquisition


While a closed society, the consortium employs a strict set of guidelines that one must abide by in order to ensure the profitability of one's business and 'deals'. While there is no complete record of the Rules of Acquisition, here are basic examples.



1. Once you have their money, you never give it back.

2. The best deal is the one that brings the most profit.

3. Never pay/spend more for an acquisition than you have to.

5. If you can't break a contract, bend it.

6. Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.

7. Keep your ears open.

8. Small print leads to large risk.

9. Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.

10. Greed is eternal.

11. Gold isn't the only thing that shines.

12. Anything worth selling is worth selling twice.

13. Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.

14. Anything stolen is pure profit.

15. Acting stupid is often smart.

16. A deal is a deal...until a better one comes along.

19. Satisfaction is not guaranteed.

20. When the customer is sweating, turn up the heat.

21. Never place friendship above profit.

22. A wise man can hear profit in the wind.

23. Nothing is more important than your health, except for your money.

24. Gold can't buy happiness, but you can sure have a blast renting it.

25. You can't make a deal if you're dead.

27. There's nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman.

33. It never hurts to suck up to the boss.

34. War is good for business.

35. Peace is good for business.

40. She can touch your lobes, but never your gold.

41. Profit is its own reward.

44. Never confuse wisdom with luck.

47. Never trust a man wearing a better suit than your own.

48. The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.

52. Never ask when you can take.

57. Good customers are as rare as gold—treasure them.

58. There is no substitute for success.

59. Free advice is seldom cheap.

60. Keep your lies consistent.

62. The riskier the road, the greater the profit.

69. When she discusses money for "favors", charge her what she'll pay.

74. Knowledge equals profit.

76. Every once in a while, declare confuses the hell out of your enemies.

77. If you break it, I'll charge you for it.

82. The flimsier the product, the higher the price.

85. Never let the competition know what you're thinking.

89. Ask not what your profits can do for you, but what you can do for your profits.

94. Females and finances don't mix. ( though this was striked out later on )

97. never enough.

98. Every man has his price.

99. Trust is the biggest liability of all.

102. Nature decays, but gold is/lasts forever.

103. Sleep can interfere with opportunity.

104. Faith moves mountains...of inventory.

106. There is no honor in poverty.

109. Dignity and an empty worth the sack.

111. Treat people in your debt like family...exploit them.

112. Never have sex with the boss's sister.

113. Always have sex with the boss.

121. Everything is for sale, even friendship.

123. Even a blind man can recognize the glow of gold.

125. You can't make a deal if you're dead.

139. Wives serve, brothers inherit.

141. Only fools pay retail.

144. There's nothing wrong with long as it winds up in your pocket.

162. Even in the worst of times, someone makes a profit.

168. Whisper your way to success.

172. A man is only worth the sum of his possessions.

177. Know your enemies...but do business with them always.

181. Not even dishonesty can tarnish the shine of profit.

189. Let others keep their keep their gold.

190. Hear all, trust nothing.

194. It's always good business to know your customers before they walk in the door.

202. The justification for profit is profit.

208. Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer.

211. Employees are the rungs on the ladder of success. Don't hesitate to step on them.

214. Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach.

217. You can't free a fish from water.

218. Always know what you're buying.

229. Gold lasts longer than lust.

236. You can't buy fate.

239. Never be afraid to mislabel a product.

242. More is good...all is better.

255. A wife is a luxury...a smart accountant a necessity.

261. A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.

263. Never allow doubt to tarnish your lust for gold.

266. When in doubt, lie.

285. No good deed ever goes unpunished.

299. Whenever you exploit someone, it never hurts to thank them. That way, it's easier to exploit them the next time.



( credits to Ira Steven Behr for providing all this )

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Sounds interesting enough for me. But it also sounds (or maybe it's just me) sort of difficult to pull off. I'm sure it would be quite intriguing to see this actually come up and develop. It certainly has potential!

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