My TW story begins in W36. I joined the world late, then did not log in again for a week. Rather than restart, I started building, mostly troops when I realized farming would produce ressies to build the village and more troops at the same time. I was invited to tribes, but wasn't sure what were my plans were, so I stayed solo. Several players gangbanged me & sent me to the rim. There I built fast, lots of troops farming hard. I checked out tribes around me, they were mostly very similar, each tribe had a few "star players" who I contacted with a ridiculous idea. Let's get all the best players in our area in 1 tribe, we can all dominate that way, but who leads? We are ALL dukes! Crazy thing is most folks jumped at the chance, eventually every player on the mail list joined, but ofc the inevitable happened. 1 night, 1 duke took everybody's privs & proclaimed himself sole leader. I cleared him, then rather than disband us & we start a new tribe, he agreed to give me back duke privs, stepped down & asked to remain in the tribe & rebuild in return. I explained to the other players that I would not be restoring their privs, since somebody else would just do the same thing, but we would hold an election instead, which I ofc won. Our tribe did well, but having started so late and being newb players with a newb leader, we were never contenders. At rank 6, we tried a merge with 2 similar sized tribes, where we would have 3 dukes and be rank 3. It did not work out, I left & gradually reformed my tribe as the merged tribe fell apart. By this time the rank 1 tribe had reached our rim & I was introduced to the forums in an epic thread, worst I have ever seen anyone flamed. The links don't work anymore, so its not worth reading now, but I was the laughing stock of W36 before I even began posting to the forums. I couldn't grasp it though. Yeah, his thread was funny, but what myself & my tribe had accomplished & were accomplishing was more impressive, especially considering how we went about it, honorably. They were gangbanging tribes half their size, occasionally cheating, lying, etc. I was mates with several players who became epic despite only ever playing a single world, 1 of them became a legend. Remember when we used all this... That was July of 2009 http://www.twstats.com/en36/index.php?page=tribe&mode=tribe_changes&id=21218 There you can see we were mates at the time (Shahyd & Bykenhulle), 1st world for each of us, he only ever played 1 other. So yeah, we had some impressive folks doing impressive things, admirably, but that didn't win any respect. I met H0lly in W51, I had "practiced" in a couple more worlds, I was ready to try to win 1, but odds were stacked against me, cuz I was not famous and THAT matters. H0lly was famous & used that fame to wreck me, not just once lol. He called me the cockroach of W51, no matter what you did, you could not get rid of me. After the SECOND gangbang H0lly arranged against me, the top tribe offered me my pick of accounts they could gift. They had hacked them lol. They offered me big accounts in the top tribe for all my mates I could get to join them. I became a frontline hero, worked well with ALL the key players (not just in our tribe, even our enemies who kept joining us, but not Dylan lol), became pivotal to Axte's win, but I was ashamed at the depths I had sunk to in order to prove I could win and become famous. So my goal afterwards was to win honorably, while giving other players who could not join the contender premades (because those were cliques) a chance to do so also. Let's skip ahead for a moment to W100 forums, for a moment, in a new post, its GD, this is my farewell, I think Jirki can forgive my double posts.