-SOL- ‘s Seven Armies

March 27, 2012 in World 050 News, World News, Worlds 41-50 News

-Sol-, Underdog or not?? Some would say they don’t have a chance of lasting but some would of said they didn’t have what it takes to make it as far as they did. Is this tribe just waiting to be someone’s next meal or do they have real staying power?

-SOL- seemed like just another n00b tribe when I first noticed them. I first took notice of them when war was declared on them by TOL and several other tribes. Seemed like it was just going to be a feeding frenzy with -SOL- being the main dish. Boy was I surprised when -SOL- was the last tribe standing out of that war! So can these guys really dance their way to the end or is it just another safety dance??

Sean aka Alarichus is no stranger to world 50, playing under several different accounts since the start of the world but his road wasn’t an easy one by any means, perhaps due to his own mistakes. I think you will find when reading this interview that he has come along way from his mouthy old ways and has learned many things along the way but is it enough to stay in the game or will bigmouth strike again?? 

Jen :

Lol well lets start at the beginning. How did -SOL- start? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

Well, when HUG disbanded NUTZ was formed. I didnt like the leader so I never joined. Same with Purmer. A month rolled by and ODA declared on them, the player southernz quit and left his account with Veronika, he said me, purmer and her can eat his account. Me and purmer had never said hello before this time. V made a mail explaining the sitution with the account and we got on with it. After about 2 weeks, purmer had the idea to make a tribe and only invite the active players left in south west of w50. So Purmer made the tribe and I joined. It’s been my home ever since!

Jen :

There was a war with TOL I believe??

Sean F – Alarichus:

SOL had been around a month or so, minding our own business and nobling smaller players. At this time we had 5 members, 25 mill points and didnt want to p*ss anyone off. One day in december, The leaders of LOL, TOL, FS,TNT and NE decided to declare on us for a ‘early christmas present’. The total village all them tribes had was 20,000 and we prepared for heavy losses. But, the leaders were lazy along with the memebers and never worked as a team. We took the upper hand in January and recruit two of there main members, that was the war over in my eyes..

Jen :

Didn’t you recruit the duke of LOL? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

M3tz, yes we did..

Jen :

Why?

Sean F – Alarichus:

He was the only player in LOL that had the balls to attack us, others would only fake. He had 50+ caps on us. The war for them was over and he asked for an invite. We voted and let him in..

Jen :

The other recruit from the war was ellz666, why did you invite him?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Few reasons, one hell of an attacker. If he nukes you, you know about it. I can back that up! Very active, 50+ caps on us and genrally and great guy..

Jen :

Were there just the two? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

Yes, just m3tz and ellz..

Jen :

Can you give me a brief descrpition of each member, there is only 8 of you correct? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

Yes, just 8 of us. Purmer, Tribe duke and the one we look up too for advice. Lukie Boy, Av getting to know him over the past few months and he is great guy. Very, very active as well ;) Joe the king, baron of the tribe and (in my opinion) The second leader of the tribe. If purmer is offline and you need a bit of help with something, I always pop up to him. Ellz, Mega guy and one hell of an attacker. Dont mess with him! Bill, I havent really gotten to know him as much as the other guys but he is super active and a good laugh. And he knows how to win a world as well. M3tz, good fella and always up for a challenge. Mol, solid lad and a good sitter ;) He doesnt talk much though..

Jen :

How did you guys pick your tribes name?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Hmm…. Purmer picked it right from the beginning. I wasn’t solded on it but it grow on me and now its our image. And for the LOL/TOL war we all rhymed, made me giggle!

Jen :

Remind me what does SOL stand for?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Solenopsidini, It’s a type of ant..

Jen :

Was there a particular reason Purmer picked that name? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

I havent asked him, I will have to come back to you on that one :)

Jen :

Ok np. So tell me why you like your tribe? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

Playing with friends is all I ever wanted from TW. It’s the social side that keep me logging in every day. We have become close, lost thousands of nukes together, taking thousands of villages together. We have each others back, need help? Your only a mail away. Without these guys, I wouldn’t be playing W50 right now!

Jen :

That brings me to your past, you use to play world 50 before, probably most remembered as a member of the Swe.Erik account, what happened with that account, why did you quit?

Sean F – Alarichus:

My past is very shaky to say the least. I played the -=chuck norris=- right when the world opened. Merged into blade then striaght into Swe.Erik. At this time we were ranked 60. 4 Guys playing, very settled. Then inactivity kicked in. Everyone left me. I was still a n00b back then and scared to attack people. Got into school somehow and then got demolished by ENTL. Before that I let a player called akaml co-play me. I will not go into to much detail but I regret ever letting him on my account. He recked my rep. He caused major damage on this world (angry) After that I quit W50. 3 Months later, Tom contacted me (orginal owner of the alarichus account) Saying he is quitting. He gifted me the accoount at 1.9 Mill points and I have played it ever since..

Jen :

So how did it first feel coming back to world 50 after such a difficult spell?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Very hard, Everyone had heard my name and hated me. I layed low for 3 months and logged on. I learned how to ‘play’ tribal wars in that time. It made me into the player I am now. I just hope people can give me a second chance. I have learned from my mistake and then some..

Jen :

Certainly everyone didnt recieve you badly? I think I was friendly if I remember correctly but if im wrong feel free to say so.

Sean F – Alarichus:

No you didnt, but the majority of w50 hopped on the bandwagon and took shots at me for ever letting him on my account. It made me more determined to become a better play and prove them all wrong..

Jen :

I think you have done well sean, its hard to over come such a negative image, I know myself, its hard work, be proud of yourself.. What is your favorite thing about world 50?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Thank you, means alot! My favourite thing is the people in it. Without them there would be no world. I have met some outstanding people, become close and drifted. Also had my fair share of arguements, but that comes naturally when you are pwning someone :’) But without SOl, I wouldn’t be doing this interview with you right now!

Jen :

Who do you look up to the most in this world?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Purmer. He has motivated me to carry on when I am 80 caps behind with another 300 nukes incoming. He created SOL, my home. My aim is to be half the player he is!

Jen :

What do you think makes a good player?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Alot of things, the main values I think are important is true to their word, never treat friends badly, if someone helps you out always rememebr what they have done for you and easy to get on with. If you can have abit crack on with them without TW being the main topic, you know you have a good guy on the other side of the monitor.. 

Jen :

Ok, SOL are now ranked number 4 I believe, even with that ranking I believe most people would consider them a underdog, how does -SOL- plan to overcome being a underdog?

Sean F – Alarichus:

I think we have already proved we are not the underdog. When five tribes came knocking on our door with 20000+ villages againest our 2500+ villages we showed that we will not be pushed about. We fought, and we never give up. That heart and determintion is the foundation of SOL. Skill goes along way, very long way, but when you have 8 members that are close as we are, you will not have an ‘easy’ war with us. Ask TOL :)

Jen :

You have to admit though with the likes of ODA and 1984 above you most would be intimidated, are you not intimidated or worried at all? How will you continue to raise in ranks?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Cause there is that little bit of fear in the back of my head but what can you do about it. We just have to show the monsters of W50 that we are as good as them, we have grown by 10 mill points in the last month. For a tribe with 8 members, that si not bad in my opinion..

Jen :

Will you consider merges into other tribes?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Yes, but it will have to be every single member of SOL will get an invite otherwise no..

Jen :

So if im understanding right SOL plans to stick together no matter what the future brings?

Sean F – Alarichus:

No body knows what the future will bring. Me and prumer might have a big argument tomorrow and I might leave. I can’t answer that question :’).

Jen :

Whats your favorite memory from your first try at world 50? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

I have two that pops straight into my mind. The tribe banter in SOMD on skype was unreal! If I could, I would re visit them days. My second, Swe.Erik account had been banned twice thanks to akmal multi playing, lost over 200 villages. Got kicked out of school and made LONE. Declared war on ENTL on the forums. It made me laugh so much when I wrote that! I was such a n00b :D.

Jen :

Well if it makes you feel any better your screw ups gave me a chance to learn a few things, if you remember I had just taken over the truegrave account when all that insanity was going on, I learned a lot too during that time..

Sean F – Alarichus:

Am glad I was your punching bag ;).

Jen :

Lol, sorry sean but as im sure you already know it was nothing personal, we had always been friendly back since the Smart days but I was trying to fit in and boy did a make a ton of mistakes so I really understand where your coming from.. Do you have a funniest tribal wars moment that you can think of? 

Sean F – Alarichus:

Why do you fall over? So you can learn to pick yourself up!. And ooo yes, It was back on world 13, my first world. My friend from school (RL school, not the ‘school’) made a tribe with all my class mates in it. We had 80 plus memebrs from my school in it. We own a K. I had 10 villages with only 1000 sword men. I was considered god in my school for about 3 months. :DDD!. Makes me giggle, we still reminisce it about it today.. 

Jen :

Lol, funny story. I can’t think of anything else atm but is there anything you think I should know about you, your mates or your tribe?

Sean F – Alarichus:

Get to know us is the any thing I can think of atm.. Lol.  

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know -SOL- better.  Do -SOL- have what it takes to be there in the end? Will old reputations creep back in to the externals or will -SOL- be able to back up their attitude with the right army?

I’m gonna fight ‘em all A nation army couldn’t hold me back They’re gonna rip it off Taking their time right behind my back