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08-01-2011, 03:05 PM
=== Ponzi Scheme ===

A fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization, but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The perpetuation of the returns that a Ponzi scheme advertises and pays requires an ever-increasing flow of money from investors to keep the scheme going.

QUESTION: What does this sound like? Anything familiar?

--- MATH ---

Fradulent Investment Operation = Take a guess!!
Pay = Won Turns for 15% of players & a single jackpot for 1 person
Investors = Supporters
Unusually Consistent Returns = Mundane Ranking System of the same players
Organization Profit = Supporters' money
Subsequent Investors = Non Level 4 players excluding free players (10% of Players)
Short Term Returns = Won Turns





=== How The Ponzi Scheme Ends ===

(1) The promoter will vanish! Taking all the remaining investment money (minus payouts to investors already made).

(2) Since the scheme requires a continual stream of investments to fund higher returns, once investment slows down, the scheme will begin to collapse under its own weight as the promoter starts having problems paying the promised returns (the higher the returns, the greater the risk of the Ponzi scheme collapsing). Such liquidity crises often trigger panics, as more people start asking for their money, similar to a bank run.

(3) External market forces, such as a sharp decline in the economy (e.g. Madoff and the market downturn of 2008), cause many investors to withdraw part or all of their funds; not necessarily due to loss of confidence in the investment, but simply due to underlying market fundamentals. In the case of Madoff, the fund could no longer appear normal after investors tried to withdraw $7 billion from the firm in late 2008 as part of the major worldwide market downturn affecting all investments.

--- Math ---

Continual stream of investments = Supporters' money
Real Higher return = Jackpot
Fake Higher return = Subscription/Credit packages & All Prizes minus the Jackpot





=== ME TALKING SHIT ===

Now what's funny is that most of you BIG SUPPORTERS!!
Don't even understand what your perpetuating or supporting!
A flawed gimmick that is profit driven & not entertainment based!

I see some people ask ...
Where did everybody go? What happened to the good old days!
Can we have the old rules back? Blah .. blah ... blah ...

TMB has been exposed to what it really is!

Lol ... even if it was an MMORPG ... how come there are only 3 roles?
LOOTER .. KILLER ... COLLECTOR?

How come everybody can be a BOSS before a SOLDIER?
Does that make sense to anybody? What's the point of the FAMILY TIER SYSTEM?
Anything after BRUGLIONE doesn't matter!!

What's the point of having BOSS, CONSIGLIERE and so forth ...
If you can only play as a ... LOOTER ... KILLER ... COLLECTOR ...

REALLY??!?!

Oh ... there used to be BANKS ... lol ...
But the lack of competition put the game on the brink and exposed the ponzi scheme!

So to you VETS that have played for 3+ years??
Have you been doing the same three things over that entire time?

For what ... some turns? Medals? ... lol ... YOU'RE PATHETIC!

Anyone over the age of 21!
Can go to a POKER GAMBLING SITE and get MORE MONEY and MORE RESPECT!

Have you won any money playing here?
Do you think you have respect somehow ... with all those medals ... lol ...
Those medals and badges are just to keep you in place!
So you keep spending that money!

SIDENOTE: Even if you love supporting TMB, where's the return on your investment?
Some credits and turns that expire? Some medals/badges?
Do you show people who don't play TMB your medals/badges?
Do you think you NON-TMB FRIENDS would care?

750 people with 2 multiple accounts ... are you serious?

WAKE UP!! WAKE UP!!

THERE'S MORE EXCITEMENT ON THE THREAD BOARDS AND BLOGS!!
THEN IN THE ACTUAL GAME ITSELF!!

IT'S A FUCKING SHAME!!