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August 9, 2009 in World 018 News

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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 ^_^

Terminal Countdown

  • 1975 players
  • 184 tribes