Flux (Tag: -~X~-) has overtaken DA in the position of 5th place. Congrats! I’ll focus on Flux a bit more so we can learn who they are and how they came from 20th to 5th in under 3 weeks.
Plague has dropped out of the top 10.
Here are our most recent events and war news
The Noble Map
Recently, we have had some new noble paths.
Who are they? A Closer Look at Flux
Many people saw flux rise. I was one of them. It appeared that the small tribe would never grow or account to much. At 20th place, they were not much to look at. This was all until they started rising. It was steady at first, just a few thousand points, but then they exploded with points. Within a time of two weeks, they had become number five. Their tribe has managed to grow faster than most, so now we get a closer look at this amasing growth and those who made it happen.
Number 5: -~X~- Flux
1. A flowing or flow.
2. The flowing in of the tide.
3. Continuous change, passage, or movement
This is a tribe formed to help our friends, and destroy our enemies.
We believe personal alliances are more powerful than any tribal alliances, and embrace this ideal in the way we play.
Flux is a collaboration of active players who want to keep TW fun and interesting, rather than always talking diplomacy and making long range alliances.
Our diplomacy will be limited, and we will function primarily off our network of personal alliances. You will hardly ever see us declare a full war against an enemy tribe. Rather, we target individual players who have made themselves our enemy.
Every member here has strong alliances in other tribes, and we will not do anything to disrupt them. However, some tribes also have players that our members would like to see destroyed, and we intend to act on those.
Our format is designed to let every member play TW in the way that is most enjoyable for them.
This is also a tribe designed to be free flowing and flexible, or always in a state of Flux. Things continually change in TW, and we want to be able to change with them.
If you have any questions, contact our diplomacy member listed below.
For tribe issues contact the founder member below.
Surprisingly, we’re very friendly and easy to get along with. You just wouldn’t know it by the way we noble.
If you do not write a full application, you will not be considered.
We shall fight on the seas and oceans,
We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
We shall fight on the beaches,
We shall fight on the landing grounds,
We shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
We shall fight in the hills;
We shall never surrender
- Sir Winston Churchill.
Official Coat of Arms Designer
What really shapes flux is its leadership. I had an interview with Bigchiefpowwow, their diplomat and duke.
1. Do you like playing the game?
Very Much so, playing this game with Wrightinator12345 and Stormspirit has taught me valuable life lessons. You see they are both mildly handicapped and it helps me a lot to better understand them. That and I have learned how to deal with jackasses. Pretty much every other player on this world without exception is great, just those two are bad apples.
And the game itself is just great.
2. Are you currently involved in any wars? Which ones?
We actually had a very big war planned against 3 other tribes, but due to the incompetence of Stormspirit and Wrightinator12345, we were unable to go ahead on Schedule. I know have Violett who is a far more skilled player helping me with the plans, and I think with her we are going to be successful.
3. Which tribe in the top 5 do you like best?
Definitely Soft, Flux was actually top 5 for a while, then Soft took the spot back. I think it is a really fun competition we have going. I wish them the best of luck.
4. Is there one thing in this world that you dislike?
Stormspirit and Wrightinator12345. They have terrible personalities.
5. If you could account sit one player for a day and assume their powers, who would it be?
Probably Indelacio, then I could get him into Flux.
He also got a chance to answer some more questions:
6. Any advice small kingdoms about growing and/or tips? I have heard FLUX has grown very quickly.
Cut the inactives fast. Noble them, kick them. Do whatever you have to do. Noble any villages you can get your hands on, at this point you are very small in comparison to other tribes.
If you ae lucky and can get good relations with a bigger tribe, you can take barbs other small players etc while giving them support in exchange for safety.
At this point for a small tribe made of small players having skill is not enough to help you. 250 Million points against 10 is going to win. So you need to think outside of the box and come up with new survival techniques.
7. As a diplomat and a duke, what kind of skills do you look for in players to recive bonus privilages/promotions? Do you use points or skills as a referance point for players (eg would you kick a 1000 pointer who has had 1 year experiance as a diplomat or a 100.000 pointer who just joined and is just lucky)?
You need a combination of the two. And depending on the position needed you have to judge.
Having someone to organize Op’s that is organized, charismatic, and smart is a must. They need to be able to choose targets that are going to put you in a tactical advantage, or are going to be easy to noble. Once that is done they need to be organized enough to get targets to specific players, organize nukes and support and get fakes going. And finally people have o be willing to follow the leader.
For me, personality, intelligence, and skill as a player has to be well rounded. A person that is hard to speak to, and uses terrible written language is going to be hard for members to follow.
8. Who do you think is going to win this era (what tribe, one other than yours please)? Do you have a personal favorite other than your tribe?
Well the obvious contenders are DNS,RAW,SETO, And even DN.
But I don’t think we’ll see one of those tribes come out on top as is. There will be more mergers, tribes dye of inactivity etc. SETO for instance is probably 300 members or more, try keeping that many people active long enough to noble the entire world.
I expect to see one of the major tribes dye eventually due to inactivity or being beaten in a war and eventually get down to 3 massive tribes that control the world. As for winner, it’s still anyone’s game at this point. But I would like to see DNS win.
9. How long have you played on this world? Have you ever had to restart?
Hmmm, I actually started this world Late. October/November of 2007, and I believe it started in August?.
I’ve never had to restart here, but I did get pwned pretty good on another world that I played. I attribute my staying here to the friends I was able to make early in the game. The other world that I got played on I was in a tribe that refused to support me then kicked me so that they could recruit my attacker HAHA. I’ve also played 10ish other worlds, but I always quit when I get to 1-2 villages, and usually play under different names
10. So, would you rather be as strong as you are now and in the same position on three worlds or just this one world?
haha, This amount of villages on three worlds? Three tribes, three separate groups of comrades….I am getting a headache just thinking about it.
To be honest, if I got paid to play this game I’d consider it but not now lol.
Thank you, Bigchiefpowwow.
That’s all I have for now, folks! Remember: questions, nominies for the interview, or new ideas can be submitted in-game to me (Samulis).
-World 9 news blogger Samulis Quintus Augustus