World 13 was the introduction to TribalWars version 4.0. It gave us such upgrades as a research queue in the smithy, Opponents Defeated Rankins, Bonus Villages, and Items for the Paladin. It also brought us growing barbarians, and a short downtime in the forums due to a technical error.
World 13 has seen 110,732 players since its inception on the .net server. We have come a long way in 3 years and that number has dwindled down to 334 players, with a handful of those that have a single village.
World 13 was largely regarded as a “joke” of a world, yet the people who decided that, hardly lasted here. Many people complained that people would grow through nobling the newly added growing barbarians rather than active players. A breeding ground for the highly looked down upon practice of “hugging”, where players would rather avoid a war and noble a village that didn’t fight back, instead of risking their fate by attacking a village that had a live player behind it.
With a 60 member tribe limit, this world was either going to be about small powerful strike force type tribes, or family tribes with lots of branches, since a lot of players were used to tribe limits that were a bit higher, as high as 500 in some cases.
Everyone wanted to see what all the buzz was about, and how these new features would affect gameplay, so one by one, players joined, and from my point of view, seemed as if, as soon as they got a little resistance or someone attacked them, they quit. So much for those “elite” players.
Only a few hours after the world opened, and this is what we had for tribes.
To say it looked pathetic would probably be a complement. Not a single one of those tribes lasted to be anything worthwhile, other than to be immortalized here in this blog.
A few days later gave us this map
We were also granted with the presence of TeachU, and this beauty of a map they made us, showing where, what were considered, top players.
Another notable was the very first family tribe on World13, PTT! Hours after the world opened, we had our first family tribe… Really? people couldn’t survive without 100+ members a few HOURS AFTER THE WORLD OPENED?!?!?
Our first “War” included none other than our ODD beast, Paladin. The Declaration of War happened 1 week after the world opened.
Be sure to tune in next week for the next installment of the “History of World 13″