W50/2010-07-02

July 2, 2010 in World 050 News, World News

Well, here we go. This is the first of hopefully many issues of my weekly W50 blog. Now as I am still new to this so it might not be all you expected, and as such I would appreciate any ideas and or news that might help me to make this what you the W50 community want.

Every week there will be the following standard items:

1. Top 10 tribes

2. Top 10 players

3. Interview (if I can find a kind soul willing to spend some of his/her valuable time away from the game)

4. World news: Here I would like for the community to submit all the news they think is relevant.

So let’s get the show on the road.

Top 10 tribes on 2010-07-01 09:30

1 DIY

2 CBears

3 TBC

4 SchOoL

5 Bush

6 ……

7 AOD

8 EVAL

9 K_57

10 SeVeN

Top 10 players on 2010-07-01 09:30

1 Shirime

2 Trlnlty

3 Zalem

4 Sir Luuk

5 ahmedrefaat

6 UbeGame

7 Shusaku Chiba

8 The.Uber.Luberz

9 C0V3RT

10 The Handyman

Interview

For the first 3 weeks I decided that rather than having one interview, I will be putting the same 10 questions to different players and we all get to compare their answers.

Got hold of two players this week. First up:

Zalem

1. Give a short description of your TW experience

I started on w42. Made a brief appearance on other worlds since, mostly on the core. Stayed on the w46 core long enough to get ennobled. w50 is currently the only world I play.
2. Do you have a set way of doing startups?

Yes, low pits, lots of farming, lots of axe, clear/cat everyone in the 15×15. Noble-rushing vs full nuke depends on local threats. I wouldn’t claim my startup strategy is ideal or even good.

3. Your dream team, give us 5 players you would like in the same tribe as you

I’d rather not rate my friends

4. Name the player that gave you the best fight on any world.

There was an =a= premade on w46 that put up a great fight and eventually won. I couldn’t say which among them was the crux, but it was definitely the best fight i’ve ever had on tw.

5. Who introduced you to TW

My introduction to tw was a random event. No one introduced me, I don’t remember how I found it.

6. How much time do you spend playing TW in a day?

Too long.

7. What would you see as your strengths in game?

Activity, amorality, politeness, and I was a code monkey in a previous life.

8. Your weakness in game?

I feel bad when I destroy nice people. I’m very bad at remembering things, and hence can’t be relied on for proper landing times.

9. What do you do in RL?

I’m a phd student. I study cryptography from a mathematical prospective.

10 last question, what advice can you give to all the new TW players out there?

When I cat you, I do so out of love.

Our second player:

Sir Luuk

I was lucky enought to get hold of the original player, and his co-player, so both of their answers for your reading pleasure.

1. Give a short description of your TW experience

luuk.: I might not have too much experience from the earliest world as other top 10 players do. I was given an
account on W10 by a friend of mine, the same which introduced me to TW. At the same time I started in W39, where I pretty much failed, like most players do in their first serious world. Even though I got nobled pretty fast in W39, I learned most basic skills there. As a pretty new player to the game I enjoyed W10 in the beginning and nobled like 1 million points of barbs within a week. After that I lost my interest in W10 and started in W42. I’ve now been playing in W42 for a year or so, I don’t know exactly, but I’ve had loads of fun in this world. I got to know all aspects in TW like diplomacy etc. So far, I’ve been playing like a year now and I think I can call myself a bit more experienced now

L.O.T: Um, not a huge amount, I started ages ago on W12, however, i was a complete noob and quit at 200pts, Then i started playing speeds, a mate needed me to cover his account on a 24 hour speed overnight, so I started helping him in the speeds. Then i joined W42, played as the kid mafia, however I left on a 4 week holiday around the 50k point mark, merged with mike4599 (friend from W42). Got to know Sir Luuk, he asked me to cover the time he was at school on W50, and here i am

2. Do you have a set way of doing startups?

luuk.: Farm, Farm, Farm etc.  Build troops and so on.

L.O.T: Not really, lots of farming, ALWAYS noble a big target, and take risks, you may as well go for top 5 or bust

3. Your dream team, give us 5 players you would like in the same tribe as you

luuk.: Zalem, might be the best player I know -Venator-, Great friend of W42 – CaysMeira, we  started TW on the same day – L.O.T, now my co-player and the guy who introduced me to TW, but he unfortunately quit.

L.O.T: Um, 2 friends from speeds R4ndomPLayer and firerat.96   -Venator-, Sir Luuk and mike4599 from W42 and an extra of my RL friend rtwrt on W44

4. Name the player that gave you the best fight on any world.

luuk.: The everlasting fight against NAKED on W42 with W.O.H.

L.O.T: probably -Venator-, when he was in W.O.H and i was mike4599 in ~T~, with 1000′s of incs, great 1 on 1 war

5. Who introduced you to TW

luuk.:  A real life friend, who has now quit cause he lost his interest in the game.

L.O.T: rtwrt, an RL mate

6. How much time do you spend playing TW in a day?

luuk.: Differs per day; I’ve been pretty busy IRL lately and I don’t got too much time to spend behind my computer. When I got the time, I might spend a few hours a day  I played the first few weeks of this world on my own, but now I also started co-playing.

L.O.T: As much as i can, all the time if i didn’t have school and need to sleep/eat

7. What would you see as your strengths in game?

luuk.: My aggressiveness; when I fight someone I want to give him the feeling there is absolutely no way he will ever win.

L.O.T: Honesty, farming heaps, knowing the right people

8. Your weakness in game?

luuk.: Diplomacy. I prefer launching a few nukes rather than talking. I’m pretty good at making people angry too

L.O.T: i hate politics, and busy RL

9. What do you do in RL?

luuk.: 9. Go to school, study, go out with friends, tennis, fitness, football etc.

L.O.T: Ski, play soccer,school, cook/eat and lots of sleeping

10 last question, what advice can you give to all the new TW players out there?

luuk.:  Don’t forget it’s just a game. I laugh at people who get seriously angry because other people don’t play the game the way they like.

L.O.T: Have fun, but don’t get addicted

World News:

Now in this section I will post all of the information that you people out ther supply me with. Just mail me in game to the CoV3RT account with the subject Blog.

News from ……

lajoo on 30.06. at 16:34
we took in 12 or so players from ~DD~,not mass recruiting though,only their best were recruited.

That brings us to the end of this weeks issue.

From next week on I will also post the movement in the rankings for the top 10 players and tribes, as well as new weekly competition ( I just have to figure out how I want to do this!).

Wait, just had an idea. I need a name for my blog, so it is up to you to give it one! Post ideas on the forum, and the community get to decide what it will be called.

Also, if any of you have any suggestions, feel free to post them in the New W50 Blog thread.

Greetings

@war.