Interview with .War. Leader of Kata
<Kuchiki> Hello .War., and thank you for taking time out of your day to answer these questions for me!
<War|Kata> Hello, it is a pleasure to be interviewed. Thank you for taking the time to interview me, I'm sure my neighbors appreciate the time I'm taking out of game to respond
<Kuchiki> Great. Now, how long have you been playing Tribalwars to date? And what interesting figures have you met across your time playing that have followed you to this world?
<War|Kata> I've been playing Tribalwars since October of 2008. During my time in-game, I've met a lot of number 1 players: CrazyDante/Jasmine, Ghosttoy from W23, some members in elite premades like DSL, and also I've met many a famous spammer like Wickerman
<War|Kata> I am friends with the leaders of several top W23 tribes like Haziko, Hackster
<War|Kata> Several of these players are with us in Kata right now, but I won't spoil the surpise just yet
<Kuchiki> Has your past experience or the famous figures that you have met helped improve your gameplay or knowledge of the game?
<War|Kata> When I first joined W23, I was growing at a meteoric rate on the rim. A player became very angry and told Dreambrothers this, and they subsequently listed me as PA. Having the #1 player in the world as your PA tends to go far for reputation.
<War|Kata> I tried to model my playstyle initally off of the famous people I'd met on W23 - I wanted to be aggressive, diplomatic, fear-inspiring, and successful
<Kuchiki> so who actualy revealed tw to you or how did you find it?
<War|Kata> Me finding TW was a bit of luck to be honest. I stumbled across it while in school one day (I'm in law school and we bring our laptops daily). While my classmates are learning about contracts, I'm learning about how to backtime, and send opera trains back in October haha.
<Kuchiki> cool. what gave you the idea to use this name and what do you find appealling about it, also what does it stand for?
<War|Kata> I am part of a group known as the Four Horsemen. We are War, Pestilence, Famine and Death. The inspiration was the Seven Dwarves from W23; I thought it was a cool concept, and they are all fantastic players.
<War|Kata> The four horsemen are based off the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the book of revelation.
<Kuchiki> I understand that your the creator of Kata. Where do you hope to see Kata in the coming months
<War|Kata> I would like to see Kata #1 in ODA, nobles per day, and public perception. I believe those are the true measures of a top-tribe; being aggressive and respected.
<War|Kata> But I also hope to see Kata living in the villages of our enemies in the next few months, we need new places to have fun.
<Kuchiki> What is your style for leading a tribe; your tribe leadership style. and what do you believe will be the key to your sucess?
<War|Kata> My leadership style is to make sure that each decision I make has been analyzed and is not something done spur of the moment. My job is to make sure our members work together effectively, our enemies learn the hard way we are not to be trifled with, and people on the fence understand that even if we aren't liked, we are worthy of respect - we want to earn that.
<War|Kata> I believe the key to our success will be our strong core of members that we have. We have many members who are former #1's in points, or ODA, or part of top tribes. My job now is to keep us all on course to the same destination - success.
<Kuchiki> I see. So are there any enemies out there or trbes for you to keep an eye on?
<War|Kata> I've not identified any tribe as an enemy yet. For now, there are certainly tribes I respect - I won't list any as I don't want people to think my list is exclusive. For now its basically Kata farming bad tribes. True enemies will pop up around noble time when someone makes a stupid mistake.
<War|Kata> Until then, we will keep farming our area, and be ready for the first war(s) that pop up.
<Kuchiki> Overall what do you expect for the next month or so of this world? And how do you think Kata will play into things?
<War|Kata> I believe in the next month we will see mass-recruiting/family tribes be dissolved (or at least that's my hope). I believe Kata is situated in a very good place in the core and we have influence in outlying K's. If we find a strong ally I believe we can mold the core to our liking
<Kuchiki> and how has BP effected you and Kata?
<War|Kata> BP wasn't an issue for me at all, nor do I believe it has affected our tribe; at least I've heard no complaints. The one thing that did have a negative impact was when the World settings on W40 were incorrectly implemented and people were spiking barbs / supporting players outside of tribe. That slowed my inital growth very hard, and I am still a bit behind of where I want to be. I know a lot of Kata members endured spiking for the first we
<Kuchiki> If you could tip any tribe to dominate this world besides Kata who would it be?
<War|Kata> Based on member count and positioning I'd have to say Iban. There are a few other tribes (Hell, Squad, iAlone, Apathy) that can have strong influence, but I'm not sure they are situated in the best fashion for world domination.
<War|Kata> Anyone could rise up from the ashes of war, or a merger, but for now, that's who I'd go with. That isn't a slight to anyone else, that's just who I'm familar with at this point. I have a lot of learning and conversations to have with other tribes.
<Kuchiki> What made you create Kata on w40?
<War|Kata> I had grown tired of playing on W23. Rising noble costs, bad positioning long-term on the rim, and being landlocked made it boring. I took the best players I knew who were available, and we decided to roll as a pre-made on W40 or W41. Ultimately I believe the W40 settings are much more skill friendly, even though I'm not the biggest fan of the church. The 60 tribe limit is perfect, and the no support out of tribe option is great (when impl
<War|Kata> We've since picked up very capable members outside of our pre-made from other tribes, and I'm very happy to have them on-board as they have proven to be excellent so far.
<Kuchiki> to finish what is your vision for the future?
<War|Kata> My vision of the future is of Kata and whoever our ally(allies end up being) standing on top of the post-apocalyptic rubble that is the destruction of all of our enemies and everyone they care for. How's that for dramatic?
<Kuchiki> Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions for me!
<War|Kata> I appreciate the interview, and look forward to reading more. I
believe you've done an excellent job so far and are a credit to your tribe. Thank you.
<War|Kata> Thanks, a lot. Cya.