As another year approaches its end, one can look back and see just how many major events have come to pass in 2010. This week we’ll look back upon the wars and merges, the fall of tribes and the loss of players, that have slowly but surely shaped the world we have today as 2010 comes to a close.
A lot has happened in this past year. All of it points to W16 slowly coming to it’s end after nearly three years in existence.
Back in January, we had 870 players left on W16. Today we are left with a mere 267 players. Compared to the number of players who originally join a world, what we lost in the past year wasn’t that much, yet now we are at the point that each player lost gains much more notice from those that remain.
2010 also saw the end of two of what used to be the main four tribes: BANG! and LSHRV/SF.
Truthfully, BANG! never fully recovered from ORC backing out of their original merge to later join Plight. They attempted to merge with TKR late in 2009, but those members also left in February of this year, later joining C². BANG! then recruited some of Ad Inf, but the tribe had already reached its end. Some members left to join C² or Plight, while others simply quit until the tribe was no more.
LSHRV/SF left more on their own terms. A little over a year after their war with C² began, LSHRV/SF was facing inactivity problems, both amongst its members and the leadership. In an attempt to solve this very dangerous problem, they merged with Plight and *MK* on October 3, combining their members and leadership.
Perhaps the most important event to occur this year was Plight and C² declaring war on each other, beginning the final war to decide who shall win W16. The war officially began on June 25, with both sides making their own formal declaration against the other.
The war began slowly, but over time C² began to pull ahead. Plight began to face the same inactivity problems amongst members and leaders that LSHRV/SF did, prompting them to agree to a merge.
The way things stand today, C² is winning the war by a large margin. 2010 is theirs, yet 2011 is still a mystery. If things continue the way they are, C² will win the world. On the other hand, Plight can still pull off an upset, change the tide of the war and win the world themselves.
Only time will tell how events will play out. It is quite possible that by this time next year, W16 will be over. Some of us may be playing other worlds, others retired from TribalWars altogether, yet we can all still look back upon all the time and hard work put into this world since 2008 that may finally see an end in 2011.
Thank you all again for reading. I wish you all a happy New Year! Enjoy the attack break, and have fun celebrating the beginning of another year. Until next time, your W16 blogger and fellow spreader of carnage,