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World 7 Update & Interview

August 26, 2009 in Special Features, World 007 News, World News

Alright it is now time to give this forum an update on the real events of world 7. Here is a map that basically explains what’s up… it is punctuated by edits and graphics (lines and dashes) from the cherriest of all programs: MS Paint. Solid lines show fronts where the defending tribe is not giving up ground.  Dashed lines are fronts that are experiencing losses. The bursting lines show where -WE- is exploding through the frontlines like a young, eager Mykil into a fresh pair of soft socks that his mother just bought for him. The northwest NOOB region is a conglomerate of random recruits of various tribes left over from the collapse of THE. They are all getting spanked.

There are 2 very important points of interest here, though. 1) The black circle and white dot denote the area of barbs that PTT has successfully stolen from FxF and stacked fairly well. This, along with the merging of PTT-B and PTT-G into one main tribe, is their apparent big plan to change the tides of the war. The orange circle and dot denote the village that Kylan of -WE- nobled deep in PTT territory and has 4 different PTT players supporting him. This village is of the utmost importance to everyone, even if you aren’t in world 7. Also, PTT is bashing 900+ nukes and counting into Carlyle of -WE- in k45/55 (AGAIN!) with no result. They sure do love upping their enemies’ OD scores without nobling things…

Total warstats for the war are something like a net +45 mil pts for -WE- taken from PTT, with the PTT vs FxF war being pretty evenly locked.

So without further delay, here is the map:map2

And now, here it is, our First World 7 Interview! :
Our Victim: Gabros of PTT-B. He goes by Sergiu, and hails from Romania, the finest TW country of all.
The Interviewer: Me (zach), from his nemesis tribe, -WE-

zach says:
How did you first get involved in TribalWars?
Sergiu says:
I started playing Tribal Wars almost three years ago, on the Romanian server. How did I get there? Can’t really remember, I must have seen an ad on the internet or something like that. After 7-8 months of playing, I came to the conclusion that it’s an extremely tough environment, everyone was playing like crazy and you had to be online many hours per day in order to survive. Then I decided to give it a shot on the international server. World 7 was the first world available, so I just entered and here I am, after more than 2 years since I registered on .net.
zach says:
Wow, so the Romanian server has a lot better competition?
Sergiu says:
At least used to have, I joined World 1 there and everyone was addicted, after several months of playing, all the 4 core continents had no barbarians in them and you had to be super active in order to stay alive. As on all older worlds, things slowed down there too.
zach says:
Ah, cool cool. So what is it for you that keeps you coming back for more? What are your favorite things about TW?
Sergiu says:
There are several things which kept my interest alive in this game: at the beginning, it was the desire to grow big, later I got to know several players quite well and we started working like a team. Furthermore, as things developed, I started to enjoy the diplomatic side of the game and I simply loved to debate, to solve diplomatic issues or to create them
Nowadays, the only thing which still keeps me around is that nice group of friends I’ve made. The diplomatic part of the game no longer exists, the borders were set and it’s just war. Like it should be, right? Tribal wars, after all.
Favorite things about TW?
That would be… getting to know people, influencing the course of things in unknown ways for most of the other players. I also enjoy getting information and using it for the benefit of my tribe. If I were to choose a TW unit which would represent me mostly, I’d say I’d be a scout.
zach says:
Haha that’s great. A nice asset you must be to any tribe… which brings me to our next question: You’re an old timer in PTT, and a leader in presence and title, in your tribe. What, in your view, does PTT have that keeps it together that other tribes are missing?
Sergiu says:
I joined PTT in April 2008, coming after a successful spell in VF, the most enjoyable TW experience I ever had. PTT-B is currently made of two strong groups, one being the old PTT-B core centered around players like CCLL, Jason-theKing-Yeh or Macabrius and the other one being the VF crew, having Xafilah and Snowman as main representatives. These two groups blended very well, I’d say.
What really kept us together was the many successes we had together, but losses too contributed to strengthening our ranks. I am happy to be in a tribe which has skilled, fully mature players who above all, have respect for the player they have alongside them or against whom they’re fighting.
Of course, just like every other tribe, we have our players who are probably still adjusting their way of playing and sometimes misbehave, but one thing I know: that in all PTT tribes, since the game began, every player had its chance, all he had to do was to fit in and learn how to play.
zach says:
PTT, like your enemy FxF, has been around for a long time, whereas your other enemy, -WE-, is a somewhat newer creation. What are the pros and cons of longevity as a tribe?
Sergiu says:
Even though PTT as a family of tribes exists since the world started, it suffered many changes. Or should I say it benefited from many changes? Currently, there are few PTT players who are playing since the beginning and I admit that fresh blood from time to time is vital to any tribe. Being such an old family of tribes means that we have a long history and a legacy to defend, to continue the efforts made by those before us. I can’t really find any negative aspects of longevity in this case. As long as we survived so far, then we must have been doing things right, right?
zach says:
Tell me about your favorite war or operation you’ve been part of in world7
Sergiu says:
That is something I cannot speak of right now, I will glady get back to you as soon as I’ve finished my time on World 7. It’s quite an interesting operation and some would be amazed to find out that things were not actually the way they seemed.
zach says:
oh, so its currently under way?
Sergiu says:
Let’s just say that some of the major events in W7 history took place because they were somehow influenced by my activity. About those, I will only speak when I will cease to play. So I guess we should have another interview in a while, if our readers are interested.
zach says:
Fair enough. Could you talk about your least favorite/hardest time in world7 then? Or something that went wrong for you?
Sergiu says:
My biggest disappointment remains the fall of VF, as it was the most enjoyable time I had on W7 and the reasons for which we crumbled were that we simply became too big in a small period of time and the tribe had in it numerous players who were later going to become important figures on the server. I’d mention players like Deborien, Colpo, mast3rpiece – dukes of *I*.
I’d even mention Mordecairule, who is currently playing in -WE- under a different name, but nowadays he is mainly famous for his posts on our external forums and for his aggressive attitude towards PTT.
zach says:
morde sucks
Sergiu says:
haha
zach says:
Ok, Ok… back to business. Who is/was your favorite enemy, and why?
Sergiu says:
My favorite enemy used to be FxF, back then when they were able to bite. I enjoyed playing against them, nowadays I don’t because most of the quality players they had either quit or got replaced by others. What saddens me the most is the childish, immature behavior I see from some of their players who took this game to a whole different level, one which involves insults and lack of sportmanship.
Yes, there were moments when a friendly chat was impossible with some, due to their “dedication” to destroying PTT. Talk about us being old and famous…
Now, if you want to know who is my favorite enemy player, that must be inferno 00, he’s a nice guy with whom you can have a nice chat all the times. Hi Shady! 
zach says:
When do you think FxF will declare on -WE-?
Sergiu says:
I have no intention to disrespect my friends in FxF but I simply can’t see them strong enough to put up a fight. Most of them stated it already: they’re happy with second place on the world. They’re also in a lucky position, with -WE- deciding to pick PTT as their next targets. FxF is no longer what it used to be and if they really want to prove me wrong, I am looking forward to it.
We may be fighting on two fronts, not doing too good against the many players -WE- have, but we are holding on very well against FxF and if it weren’t for the trouble in the west, I am confident that PTT-B could have easily handled FxF.
zach says:
Good response! If you could change one thing about world 7, what would it be? (please say half-priced coins!!! )
Sergiu says:
Half-priced coins! And I’d remove archers, I hate archers. But still, I have archers in my defensive villages, so don’t make any plans. Or I don’t have? Oh well, try it out.
zach says:
I hear a lot of banter between worlds about one world being better than another. How do you think world 7 stacks up?
Sergiu says:
Being the only world I play, I can’t really compare it to other worlds. It’s a pretty decent world, generally speaking. It has everything: skilled players, noobs, traitors, cheaters *waves at tnetz*, Runescape players *hello Colpo & Co.*. All worlds get eroded by boredom at one point and I believe that our world is also on a descending slope.
zach says:
And now, the question everyone wants to know: Who will win world 7, and how long will it take?
Sergiu says:
That is a tough question and I can’t come up with a proper answer. Currently, -WE- are in pole position, everyone knows that. But many things can change in time, FxF and PTT still have what it takes to make a difference. Let’s hope that we get those half-priced coins soon, that will also speed up things a lot.
zach says:
Do you have any other final comments or advice to give to your fellow w7 TWers?
Sergiu says:
It’s been a great run so far, packed with excitement, twists and unexpected turnovers. This world is still far from being over and we can all squeeze some enjoyment out of it. So if you’re in a dull position, not enjoying the game anymore, I dare you to change things around. You’d be amazed to see that even though you’re a small player or a forgotten tribe in a corner of the world, you can play a big role in the outcome of this world.
zach says:
Thank you very much for the excellent responses, Sergiu.
Sergiu says:
It was my pleasure, thank you too, zach.

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(New) World7 Representation!

August 19, 2009 in I'm A New Blogger!, I'm A New Mod!, World 007 News, World News

Greetings, w7 followers. We now have somebody to recount/analyze/predict/spew propaganda about the finest world of the server. That’s the good news… the bad new is that I am the one to do it.

First, a bit about me:
I, giantsfrey/Zach/Frey/whatever you wanna call me, play world 7, and am a member of -WE-.  OK that’s all you need to know about me.  Quit stalking.

So now you all have to bear with me and submit to my expansive knowledge and musings!  Or you can call BS on me and post your own independent thoughts, but this is highly discouraged by me. Anyways, in this post I’ll spare you anything too harsh and just give a brief synopsis of the world’s recent trends and events this year.

1) The tribes THE and TFB are no more. TFB (in center of gameworld), the finest elite tribe in the gameworld and arguably on the server, succumbed to the demon of low membership and activity and merged into -WE- (southwest part of gameworld).  This made -WE- become the bad guy of the gameworld in one fell swoop, and -WE-’s first move was to destroy the 2nd largest tribe in the game, THE (northwest part of gameworld) in 2 weeks’ time.  THE was toppled like a moist origami tower in the wake of an Albertan Chinook and now nearly the entire northwest is under -WE-’s control.

This is a map of the world before that war:
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And this is a map of the world after the THE was shattered:
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Which brings us to the 2nd (and only other) main event of the gameworld now…

2) -WE- then jumped in on the FxF(in northeast of gameworld) vs PTT(southeast of gameworld) war, on the FxF side.  The war began pretty much the same as the THE war, with -WE- taking a net +40 million of PTT’s points in the first 2+ months.  PTT proved slightly more worthy than THE though and still exists, and their leaders maintain that they have “secret plans” for a comeback.

Here is the most current (aug9) map:

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OK now is when everyone else gets to chime in and say stuff, or ask questions. I’ll be happy to share/banter/learn you lessons in the meanwhile, until next week, when I will begin posting more specific, fun stuff.

*Thanks go out to Colpo for the mapping. He’s been serving w7 with his map skills for a long time