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October 1, 2011 in World 051 News, World News

YEP IDIOTS IS SPELT WRONG! JUST BACKS UP THE MEANING EH? ;)

Phil:
So, this joint blog, how should we start it?
Aaron:
We need the title :P
Phil:
Whats the title?
:D
Aaron:
Something about procrastination
Phil:
Ahh yeah
Didn’t we think of one?
Aaron:
Yeah, I can’t remember
Phil:
Damn :(
Aaron:
I know :(
Phil:
Did we say it here?
Aaron
I think
Phil:
So how will we start this thing…

Now, here’s a bit of a backstory to this blog issue. Yes it’s a bit outdated, and yes, that’s my fault. I’ve been in weird moods recently and have been having some trouble with some extra curricular stuff at the moment, so yeah, I’m sorry that this part is a few weeks out of date, but a new one will be worked on over the weekend.

Basically, this is a discussion Aaron and I had over skype about the NUKE war, shortly after the Cotton op. It’s quite informal, and I hope some of it entertains you, anyway, the spoiler shows how it all started.

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Phil:
Sooooo Aaron, the recent war with NUKE…
How’s that going for you?

Aaron:
In all honesty I could be happier, but at the moment we’re in great shape. The tribe itself is holding well though NUKE’s recent op was well run. I myself saw some great coordination from some of their players, but definitely not all of them. Mainly I think we’re starting to see that the past doesn’t guarantee the future and we have to fight a new fight every day.

Phil:
I hear that you were having a little difficulty with snipes recently.

Aaron:
Hey now, no need to share secret info here ;) but yeah, a few of the Cotton losses you can throw on my shoulders for missing a last second snipe or three.

Phil:
Oh dear, I thought you were good!
You’ve let me down ;(

Aaron:
What can I say, we can’t all be perfect like the perfect storm :$

Phil:
Or me…

Aaron:
But at least I blog ;)

Phil:
What are we doing now eh? ;)
Weeeelllll anyway, I’m guessing that Cotton was a main focus of the recent op?

Aaron:
Byren Taelm picked up a few thousand fakes as well, but from the number of nukes I saw on Cotton he was definitely the target. Not to mention the trains

Phil:
How many were there? O.o

Aaron:
There were easily 50 as you can see the conquers, from what I hear from the other volunteer sitters there could’ve been as many as 100 or more. Its really a matter of timing, good but not as good as I’d want if I waited 20+ days to run an Op.

Phil:
Now that’s a lot of trains… I would have been far too lazy to actually send 1 off… Which reminds me I should send some out soon…

Aaron:
When looking at the big picture its a good op, but the kind of gains we’ve been getting in 3-4 days of regular nobling and ops from our teams. From the looks of it we’ll be back to the same lead as before the op in a few days max.

Phil:
Well yeah, the op may have used up a lot of resources for clearing nukes, fakes, trains, etc. Whereas regular nobling wont necessarily use up all of those resources as it isn’t all one focussed blow, it’s more of a ‘proceed as you like’ style.

Aaron:
Exactly, it’ll be interesting to see how the conquers continue the next week. Like I said, I imagine Axte will be back over the +400 number in a few days. We know what players in NUKE have good timing and are the biggest threat to us, so expect that information to be put to good use when possible.

Phil:
Well obviously if you want to lessen the threat you will want to force them onto the back foot wont you?
I mean, with them on the back foot, having to defend heavily, it will lessen resources for ops or counters, and the most you can do with timing whilst being defensive is to time retakes, rather than thousands of fakes, nukes and trains
But yeah, hopefully this war wont end like some of the others

*Cough*merge*cough*

Aaron:
While we’ve lost a good number of villages in their op, we’ve gained a strong knowledge of their offensive villages and train villages. One of our players is well known in the tribe for throwing all this information together to optimize our nobling results. I wouldn’t expect anything major, but I dislike losing in the stats on any day.
Don’t worry, I have a feeling the rest of the way W51 will keep things interesting ;)

Phil:
Lets hope so, I mean, I don’t want a boring world, well… A boring world WOULD mean I don’t have to do… ANYTHING

Aaron:
Except blog once every… 3 months? ;)

Phil:
Well, maybe 4, depends on how I’m feeling

Aaron:
At least we’d get 3 a year :)

Phil:
You’re lucky I’m even talking to you with the weird moods I’ve had this week :P

Aaron:
I believe it, but you aren’t working on two blog issues at once either. I feel like a try-hard

Phil:
Ooo get you with your power writing :D
So how do you see the war going in the future?

Aaron:
In the next few days Axte will be back above 400 caps. NUKE will be a little more offensive now that they aren’t storing up for the op. I believe they will also be disheartened in the long run, without much change to show for their long-planned op. In the next few weeks Axte will continue to gain on them daily and eventually DSBAND will start to gain as well. In a few months time, the frontline K’s will have moved further north and the fighting will stalemate a little more, without as much shared territory.
Now you’ve heard enough of me, you’re the blogger, what do you think of this war between Axte and NUKE?

Phil:
Well, from previous wars you would think NUKE could have been on top really quickly, but, they did lose Conspikuous as a leader, which may have put a little bit of slack on NUKEs attacking and op planning. Obviously the individual players there have the skills to survive or defend themselves, but I am wondering if the new leaders can pull the tribe through together like their ops on HATE.
Axte are war proven, you could say, although they havent finished a major war in the way people would expect. They have managed to take the cream of the crop from other tribes, which means they have a solid player base that are experienced. They did have internal trouble a few months ago, but that is all over with and has been sorted out.
Axte clearly have the size advantage, more resources, more villages, more nukes etc etc. They have a much larger backline to send long range nukes and defense to the front. If the backline co-operate with the frontline well enough, they can smash through enemy borders.
Despite NUKEs disadvantage of size, they do have good players. If they were to pull together they may be able to pull of something amazing that will completely shove Axte onto the back foot. But, their lack of resources compared to Axte would mean an operation of this scale would take a long while to build up, whilst maintaining their villages and keeping nukes safe.

BANG
8-)

Aaron:
Considering the 20+ days they had in preperation for this Cotton Mcknight op, and looking at the results, do you think they have what it takes to put something like that together? and to pull it off?

Phil:
With results of a 20 day op being around 50 conquers, well, it may take as much as 200 days to get something of a larger scale. But obviously, now they have the teamwork together it will take a lot less time to get things back together to plan things.
What do you think about their op then?
And what chances do you give of a larger op being formed?

Aaron:
I give them credit for the op plan, but I can’t imagine the same success against say Byren Taelm or the perfect storm. They picked the easiest target and got the success, but was it worth it? I think thats the key. You can plan all you want, but its only worth it if it makes a difference.

Phil:
Well, as long as they can keep the villages, it can be considered a success.
All caps are caps in one way or another, and every village will be useful.
They need every village they can get in this situation to make up for the size difference

Aaron:
While they may gain villages in K57 they may lose just as many in K45. The location of caps will matter.

 

And that’s where it ends now! Obviously we will be talking over the weekend. Sorry if this isn’t what you wanted or expeced but please let me know quickly if there is a different way you think we should be doing this!

Thanks!

Phil