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W18 Blog

August 15, 2009 in World 018 News

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World News

The center of the world, the village 500|500, was conquered from Korlik (-MM-) By Rashelle (Apoc-D) on 14th August 2009 at 03:43:40. This is a symbolic transition for both the conflict between Apoc and -MM-, as well as the state of W18 as a whole. The 500|500 village has been under control of  -MM- since September 2008, and has long represented -MM-’s dominance over the world. The fact that Apoc now controls this important village shows that they are truly a force to be reckoned with.

There is still a major flame war progressing on the world forums between players on the east and west sides of the world, as well as a lot of general forum activity. Things in W18 are quite double edged and interisting right now, and Im sure a lot of the players left are glad they stayed this long. Our forum moderation is also excellant thanks to our most recent forum mod O Great One. I get the feeling now that someone actually cares about our forums, something that most W18 player’s aren’t used to.

Tribal Progress

The map below (courtasy of bnaujok) shows the Total tribal gains of W18 tribes. The values have been calculated by subtracting the losses from conquers to create a more accurate representation of the tribes power and influence.

Top 20 Tribal Village Gains (Click to Enlarge)

The xGoCx Story

(Content Courtasy of Zephyrus7353)

The tribe “Gods of Chaos (xGoCx) is down to its last player, having once dominated the north eastern continents of the world. Zepyrus explains the process that brought the tribe down.

xGoCx began falling apart about a month ago, people were leaving due to the leadership issues. But our first duke step down and gave leadership to ABNSAPPER, as Dougie321 was also helping with leading the tribe, I guess Dougie321 was getting to bossy and people weren’t liking it. So they started to leave and find other tribes and starting new tribes. That went on for about 2 weeks and finally ABNSAPPER stepped down from leading and Dougie321 sent a message saying xGoCx was being disbanded.

ABNSAPPER on 04.08. at 21:00
Members of xGoCx it is with a SAD heart that I have to step down and leave the tribe I have worked so hard to build the last 16 months. Personal reasons for leaving and the fact that this tribe is deffinately not what it usto be and myself and 2 others can not fix it. Take this to heart xGoCx we were once a tribe that EVERYONE feared in W-18, when we attacked players would QUIT. That is not the case anymore the few carry the many here and it saddens me to see what the few have worked so many hours, days and months to build just fall apart. I would say to any active member wanting to continue to play talk to your new Duke Dougie321 and push for a merger with ~S~ it is the only way you will survive to the end of this world. No one can make it alone here we all need a tribe and tribe members to be sucessful in this game, and I want to thank everyone who made this game fun and sucessful for me!!!

Good luck and may your Pally stay sober and your Axes sharp. Always remember it is not points that win in this game it is TROOPS!!!!

ABNSAPPER <TODD>

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W18 Blog

August 9, 2009 in World 018 News

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World News

Tensions between major world tribes continue to escalate. Many more attacks have been launched between Apoc and -MM-, but there has still been no official decoration of war. To get both sides of the issue, i spoke briefly with a member of -MM-, Dukefan7777777, in an interview that can be seen below.

The tribe known as “Gods of Chaos (xGoCx), ranked #4 only a few months ago, is dissolving after a long hard war against the Balken Alliance…. But thats the problem with me reporting things like this, because I honestly dont know whats going on, nor do I know anyone personally involved. But The fall of a major world power seems important enough, so if anyone else knows more than I do, Id be glad to elaborate.

Interview With Dukefan

Hey, ya know how in most blogs, people like to do interviews so they can take up lots of space and add some color while only actually writing half of the content? I finally got around to making one of those! My first Interveweee is Dukefan7777777, a very popular guy in W18. This interview took place August 6th 2009.

<<<<<<Start of Interview>>>>>
[8/6/2009 12:58:06 PM] Akitar: Hello Dukefan Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed
[8/6/2009 12:58:23 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Anytime, thank you for having me
[8/6/2009 12:59:53 PM] Akitar: So for our first question, What is your take on the status of the conflict between Apoc and -MM-? From where I stand, theres fighting going on, but there has been no offical decloration made yet.
[8/6/2009 1:01:16 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, to be honest, this is a very hard question.  As of now, I think it is more of just a few local skirmishes in some areas as their is so real border which is shared by the two tribes.  However it has the potential to either turn into a massive war, or to quiet down, time will tell.
[8/6/2009 1:02:59 PM] Akitar: You seem to get around W18 quite well, most everyone knows you, or at least knows OF you. Do you have many reliable contacts in tribes that MM is at odds with? and if so, has it created any tension?
[8/6/2009 1:05:39 PM] Akitar: (I got a phone call)
[8/6/2009 1:05:41 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, I know quite a few people, but most are in either -MM-, or Apoc, with a few being in INF and Silence.  For the most part it has caused no tension, and never did.  I consider McCurtain one of my better ingame friends along with Dipank and it had no affect on either of us in the war, in fact, it made it more fun.  And even now with this “war” going on between Apoc and -MM- I just got back to talking with Zain a lot, and he is a great guy.  So from my perspective tension is only created if you want it to be
[8/6/2009 1:05:54 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): *regarding phone call, no worries ill be here*
[8/6/2009 1:07:34 PM] Akitar: (done with phone call, but now I gotta think up another question :P
[8/6/2009 1:08:03 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): lol
[8/6/2009 1:08:20 PM] Akitar: So, as a question that could either be on or off the record:
[8/6/2009 1:08:52 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): hmmm…this sounds interesting ;)
[8/6/2009 1:09:12 PM] Akitar: You used to be have a leadership position in -MM- Correct? do you still hold this position? and do you feel comfortable spaking on the behalf of your tribe?
[8/6/2009 1:09:44 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): On the record:
[8/6/2009 1:11:37 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Yes, when I first joined -MM- from 7L, I held the Duke position along with Mbazar, Keee, and then eventually Super Sweet (who we all miss!).  But through time I left this game 3 different times, with the third time being recently, however I am back now!  So I do not still hold this position, however I am on the HC and doing my best to help my tribe.  And yes I do feel comfortable speaking on behalf of -MM-, just depends on the situation I would say if that makes sense
[8/6/2009 1:14:34 PM] Akitar: Tribes in the Unholy Alliance have been at war with allies of -MM- for quite some time now (legion,~TS~/INF) given this situation, would there have been any chance for cooperation between Apoc and MM, or do you think it was inevitible that this bad blood would lead to a more direct war?
[8/6/2009 1:17:17 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Hmm, well to be honest, I do not think their was ever a chance for us to help Apoc against LEGION or INF as they are or were in Legions case our longest allies (never allies to ~TS~).  But if it would have happened, who knows what would have happened in W18.  Maybe you wouldnt be in Apoc right now :O!
[8/6/2009 1:18:02 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): (*Gives Akitar help for question idea, Go look how small my original account is, where am I now*)
[8/6/2009 1:18:39 PM] Akitar: (ummm, where are you now? :P
[8/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): (elporto)
[8/6/2009 1:19:46 PM] Akitar: (ill get to that in a bit, I dont want to de-rail my train of thought)
[8/6/2009 1:20:56 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): (whoops sorry for that!)
[8/6/2009 1:21:34 PM] Akitar: Touch’e, in fact, many players seem to have very divided opinions as to the W18 situation, (in referance to the flame war) Where do you fit into all the propoganda?
[8/6/2009 1:23:57 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well I used to love the PnP forums at the beginning when all the random topics were out and it was interesting to read about what was happening on W18, but now is seems like almost every thread is dedicated to -MM- and Apoc or somehow mentions it…So nowadays I only post when:
1) I am very bored
2) I try to be funny and probably fail
3) When someone is just asking me to make them look bad or “knock them around with some truth” as MrMacMan once said
[8/6/2009 1:28:29 PM] Akitar: So I noticed, after you pointed it out above, that your origional account seems to be quite inactive, with its last conquer being in May. Would you care to enlighted our readers as to which account you currently occupy?
[8/6/2009 1:31:40 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, around some time in May I walked away from the game, for the third time.  I thought it was the right thing as I had finals for school coming up and summer basketball everyday all summer almost.  But then I just couldn’t leave, I was to addicted…that sounds so sad but its true!  So then I went through a long process of merging my account with Elporto as he is my oldest and most trusted friend in TW, and now that is where I am currently co-playing with him.  And watch out Zain here we come :P (in regards to #1 in W18).
[8/6/2009 1:32:21 PM] Akitar: Great, its nice to see that you stick with your friends, even having left the game for the third time ;)
[8/6/2009 1:32:47 PM] Akitar: (think i should ask anyting else?)
[8/6/2009 1:32:47 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): It is nice to be back and playing again :)
[8/6/2009 1:33:15 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): (Up to you, I think that was a pretty good interview so unless you have another question that will do)
[8/6/2009 1:35:09 PM] Akitar: (im trying to figure something out for my ACT testing atm :P my high school didnt include the results with my transcript, and im screwed if it doesnt make it into my college applications)
[8/6/2009 1:35:31 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): (I know what your going through, ill still be here :) )
[8/6/2009 2:14:38 PM] Akitar: (still going though a very frustrating situation with my school, and waiting for a call back from them. But we should probobly conclude this interview
[8/6/2009 2:15:01 PM] Akitar: (maybe I could pitch you something more open ended)
[8/6/2009 2:15:40 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): (do whatever you like :) )
[8/6/2009 2:16:26 PM] Akitar: So duekfan, anything else you’d like to say during your five minutes of fame? ;)
[8/6/2009 2:17:20 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777) doesnt know what to say :/
[8/6/2009 2:18:11 PM] William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, I would just like to say thanks for the time and thank you for interviewing me, it has been a lot of fun and I hope that we can both keep enjoying this game as much as we do now
[8/6/2009 2:19:25 PM] Akitar: glad to have you dukefan
[8/6/2009 2:19:27 PM] Akitar: <<<<End of Interview>>>>>

<<<<<<Start of Interview>>>>>

Akitar: Hello Dukefan Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Anytime, thank you for having me

Akitar: So for our first question, What is your take on the status of the conflict between Apoc and -MM-? From where I stand, theres fighting going on, but there has been no official decoration made yet.

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, to be honest, this is a very hard question.  As of now, I think it is more of just a few local skirmishes in some areas as their is so real border which is shared by the two tribes.  However it has the potential to either turn into a massive war, or to quiet down, time will tell.

Akitar: You seem to get around W18 quite well, most everyone knows you, or at least knows OF you. Do you have many reliable contacts in tribes that MM is at odds with? and if so, has it created any tension?

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, I know quite a few people, but most are in either -MM-, or Apoc, with a few being in INF and Silence.  For the most part it has caused no tension, and never did.  I consider McCurtain one of my better ingame friends along with Dipank and it had no affect on either of us in the war, in fact, it made it more fun.  And even now with this “war” going on between Apoc and -MM- I just got back to talking with Zain a lot, and he is a great guy.  So from my perspective tension is only created if you want it to be

Akitar: You used to be have a leadership position in -MM- Correct? do you still hold this position? and do you feel comfortable spaking on the behalf of your tribe?

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Yes, when I first joined -MM- from 7L, I held the Duke position along with Mbazar, Keee, and then eventually Super Sweet (who we all miss!).  But through time I left this game 3 different times, with the third time being recently, however I am back now!  So I do not still hold this position, however I am on the HC and doing my best to help my tribe.  And yes I do feel comfortable speaking on behalf of -MM-, just depends on the situation I would say if that makes sense

Akitar: Tribes in the Unholy Alliance have been at war with allies of -MM- for quite some time now (legion,~TS~/INF) given this situation, would there have been any chance for cooperation between Apoc and MM, or do you think it was inevitible that this bad blood would lead to a more direct war?

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Hmm, well to be honest, I do not think their was ever a chance for us to help Apoc against LEGION or INF as they are or were in Legions case our longest allies (never allies to ~TS~).  But if it would have happened, who knows what would have happened in W18.  Maybe you wouldn’t be in Apoc right now :O!

Akitar: Touche, in fact, many players seem to have very divided opinions as to the W18 situation, (in referance to the flame war) Where do you fit into all the propaganda?

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well I used to love the PnP forums at the beginning when all the random topics were out and it was interesting to read about what was happening on W18, but now is seems like almost every thread is dedicated to -MM- and Apoc or somehow mentions it…So nowadays I only post when:

1) I am very bored

2) I try to be funny and probably fail

3) When someone is just asking me to make them look bad or “knock them around with some truth” as MrMacMan once said

Akitar: So I noticed, after you pointed it out above, that your origional account seems to be quite inactive, with its last conquer being in May. Would you care to enlighted our readers as to which account you currently occupy?

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, around some time in May I walked away from the game, for the third time.  I thought it was the right thing as I had finals for school coming up and summer basketball everyday all summer almost.  But then I just couldn’t leave, I was to addicted…that sounds so sad but its true!  So then I went through a long process of merging my account with Elporto as he is my oldest and most trusted friend in TW, and now that is where I am currently co-playing with him.  And watch out Zain here we come :P (in regards to #1 in W18).

Akitar: So duekfan, anything else you’d like to say during your five minutes of fame? ;)

William Wallace Reade (Dukefan7777777): Well, I would just like to say thanks for the time and thank you for interviewing me, it has been a lot of fun and I hope that we can both keep enjoying this game as much as we do now

Akitar: glad to have you dukefan

<<<<End of Interview>>>>>

W18 TW Stats Achievements

Thought it was time again to show some TW stat achievements for players and tribes.

Tribal Ennoblement Winners

From the last 7 days

Rank Tribe Conquered Villages
1 ~S~ 608
2 -MM- 501
3 Apoc-D 492

Player Ennoblement Winners

From the last 7 days

Rank Player Conquered Villages
1 redsioux 56
2 Nicolatorious 55
3 Darkvoyagr 37
4 Jeff4Everr 35
5 tony 683 33
6 Akitar 33

Congrats to this weeks ennoblement winners. Only the top 11 tribes managed to make more than 100 conquers this week. And yeah, I had to extend the player to #6. As far as I’m concerned, I tied with #5 ^_^

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W18 Blog

August 3, 2009 in World 018 News

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A Note on the Blog

So, as most people will see, there’s more than just a few guys doing the blog now. There are now 11 out of 41 worlds represented by a blog author. It was my pleasure to help review the applications for this new group. This is great for me, because now I have a new group of people with new ideas to copy off of. ^_^ But seriously, I think that with a greater talent pool, and the free association of ideas, that everyone’s work will be much more dynamic.

There hasn’t been a lot of talk about W18′s blog or on the W18 blog thread lately. Its hard to tell if people are loosing internist in it, or if im just not that popular of a guy anymore. :P So If anyone has anything they would like to see in the blog, like interviews of important people, or specific maps or statistics, dont be afraid to give me a shout. Then again, if anyone has any content they would like to submit directly, that works great too.

W18 News: Let the Propaganda begin!

Ground Rules: Both sides ready your incendiary devices. Now on my mark, turn 90 degrees and walk 10 paces. Once these paces have been reached, you may make an about face, and proceed to flame your opponent….. Aw screw it, THERE ARE NO GROUND RULES!!!

limited war has begun between the Apoc family, and the Mayhem Makers. (-MM-) As is traditional on world 18, being a year and a half old speed one world, there is as much fighting done through propaganda as there is on the frontlines. After a few weeks in the doldrums, and a short growth race, W18 seems to be back in action!

-MM-/Apoc Conflict Logistics

True, I do not refer to, or consider the conflict between Apoc and -MM- to be a war. First is an official reason, neither side has actually made a public forum decloration. Following precident from past major wars, a forum topic is created specifically for the war, containing the decloration in the first post. Since I havn’t seen one of those yet, I really cant call it a war. Second is because of scale. Apoc is really just launching on the players that they consider to be refugees, so just a few select players, this makes things very easy for -MM- in my opinion, as they now know exactly where to stack all there defenses.

So here’s the logistical breakdown: The Apocolype family, with their family branches and allies, has control over much of the western half of W18. -MM- has all of their players in one large mass starting from the eastern half of the core, and extending outwards towards the rim. Although -MM- is not a family tribe like Apoc, they do have influence over much of the eastern half of the world with the tribes that share Apoc as a common enemy.

But the main thing about all else keeping Apoc and -MM- from total war is the lack of a common boarder. There are just too few places that the tribes actually come into contact. The end of the Legion wars created a huge buffer zone of neutral players in the core that both sides have to work through, recruiting or nobling, to get to the other. If things continue at this pace, we are looking at a glorified boarder skirmish that could take years to resolve.

Another New Forum Mod

Yes, we have another new forum mod. Goes by the name of O Great One. I believe a problem that we have had in the past, is that W18 would be assigned to the newer forum mods, who just didn’t have the experiance to keep up with the posters on the W18 forum.  But OGO has been around since November 2007. For a forum world to convince an old TW vet like him to hand up his spurs and battle axe would be quite a feat indeed.

As the author of W18′s blog, I feel that it is my responsibility to represent our world, with our unique internists, as best I can. This includes talking to our new mod on the terms he moderates our forum with. One of the most popular new threads on the forum, the “Apoc and MM trash talk thread” recently caught the eye of our new mod. OGM was ready to lock the thread unless a good reason was not found to keep it open. It takes a substantial knowlege of W18, our history, and our current situation to understand why a trash talk thread between Apoc and -MM- is necessary right now, so I hasend to take up the argument. Through some mutual understanding between OGM and I, we agreed that the thread should remain open, and I believe that OGM now has a better understanding of just how W18 works. A full record of the conversation can be found on page 8 of the thread linked above.

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W18 Blog

July 25, 2009 in World 018 News

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I would like to make a new blog banner for next week, in the form of a collage of the CoA’s of “W18′s most notable tribes. If your tribe its thinking about a new CoA, please have it updated by Friday.

World News: The Doldrums Continue!

I dont know anything interesting thats happened lately, do you? If anyone wants to put in any content, please hit me up with a forum message here. Otherwise, this works to my advantege, because now I get to post whatever the heck I want. ^_^

The W18 superpowers Apoc and -MM- still seem to be at a standoff, yet from where I sit, it seems that they are edging away from war. The tribes are coming to agreements on territorial boundaries and nobling area. Both sides also seem to have enough enemies to keep them busy for quite awhile without fighting each other. This might just be a facade that one side has put up to lure the other into a false sense of security, but if either side was planning something, someone would have spilled the truth by now.

The Growth Race

Ah, the world breaths easy, everyone gets to grow as much as they can before the next major war starts. I know, boring isn’t it? ;D Here is the spread of the W18 top 10.

Rank Tribe name Points of the best 40 player Total points Members Average points per player Villages Average points per village
1 -MM- 171.980.377 266.407.929 92 2.895.738 26952 9.885
2 Apoc-D 169.061.552 250.821.629 95 2.640.228 25234 9.940
3 Apoc-W 117.251.251 176.808.421 96 1.841.754 17835 9.914
4 -INF- 103.737.279 161.152.346 92 1.751.656 16817 9.583
5 Apoc-C 101.072.367 132.515.977 91 1.456.220 13484 9.828
6 Apoc-F 96.419.921 123.668.498 81 1.526.772 12688 9.747
7 {BA} 94.560.091 122.306.149 86 1.422.165 12395 9.867
8 xGoCx 90.884.231 116.400.413 79 1.473.423 11781 9.880
9 ~S~ 84.006.938 105.287.805 81 1.299.849 10970 9.598
10 [BA] 80.395.746 103.629.607 98 1.057.445 10445 9.921

Weekly Kerfuffle

Oh Boy! I get to make up another crazy and ridiculous story!

Have extra nukes and want some OD? Feel like letting luck decide a players destiny? Want to pick out a random target on the map for really no reason at all? And how do you do all this? Simple, just take out a map of W18, and throw a dart!

*I imagine at this point you have a dart stuck in your computer screen, so allow me to enlighten you. The choice of a random target on the TW map is made easy with a new widget I call “The TW Dart Simulator”, just press the button, and throw a dart!

Here’s how it works, whenever you press the throw button, a random six digit number will be generated, corresponding to a random position on a standard hundred continent TW map. For example, my first throw was 967601, making my coordinate 967|601, which is unfortunately an unoccupied space in K69. But fear not! should you fail to strike a player village, all you need is to throw another dart. Have fun and happy hunting.

This has been another Weekly Kerfuffle brought to you by Akitar.

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W18 Blog

July 18, 2009 in World 018 News

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Ahh, been playing world 40 for the past week. Got up to rank #14 even. Someone should really write a summery of what happened this week on W18, and put it on the internet so that everyone can read it who wants to….

Oh wait, that’s my job. ;D

New Mod

The world 18 section of the tribal wars forum has a new moderator, please give a warm welcome to Scholesy2005. He is our 5th… no 6th… 7th maybe? moderator. We had at least 4-5 before him, but no one seems to be able to keep track. Anyways, its scholesy that will be dishing out the infractions from now on, so some of us *Cough plarinsucks* better get used to the idea.

Our former mod Timdogg appears to have left the game entirely, as his account name is un-registered. R.I.P. Timdogg, he was the coolest mod we’ve had so far. Now we’ll see if Scholesy can live up to him.

Worldly Affairs

Nothing really worth mentioning. (as far as I know) Either nothing interesting has happened the past week, or its just because I was playing another world entirely. So times like this when there’s really nothing interesting to report, I need to get creative to fill the space. I’m going to start a new running gag called the The Weekly Kerfuffle. Basically whatever I feel like writing. I’ll try to keep it relevant to tribal wars and w18, but whatever I write is guaranteed to throw you for a loop.

The Weekly Kerfuffle

Breaking news everyone! The tribal wars game staff recently decided to make W18 one of the premier Test Worlds to see how slow older worlds would respond to a mid game change in settings. Barbarian villages will now be guarded by Killer Rabbits of CaerbannogThat will attempt to decapitate any troops that approach as seen HERE. To cope with this new threat, a new type of unit will be available for training called “Holy Grenadiers”, units that go into battle wielding theHoly Hand Grenade of Antioch“, in an attempt to vanquish the Killer Rabbits so that the village can be farmed. As according to the sacred text in the hand grenades manual, “First, thou shalt remove the holy pin, then shall thou count to three. Then lobbith thy holy hand grenade towards thy foe” As seen HERE.  Should the Holy Grenadiers count to a number other than three, being the third number reached, before lobbing the hand grenade, then collateral damage shall be inflicted upon thy army, rather than the intended target.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my first weekly Kerfuffle, Please see the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail, if you haven’t already 200 times.

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