That is one of these very important game features I'm talking about and to be an elite player one should have mastered that as well.
good to hear from you again.
There are a few things that disturb me generally in RL and consequently in this game:
1) People who live in the past
2) People keep saying 'if only, then', trying to stress how great they would be if only the circumstances would change
3) People who like to hear the sound of their words, needlessly talking and engaging in rhetorics expecting the admiration of others
4) People with false perceptions about themselves
5) People who leave an organisation and then rubbish it.
And your post here and a few comments tend to indicate that you covered almost 5 out of 5 of the above. I say almost because I'm not definitely sure about #4, but am starting to doubt it since you're of an opinion that Plight was great and had a PURPOSE while you were leading it, and now there are no goals, no purpose, NO THEME. To this I can only say: what are you smoking?
Perhaps I'm not the sharpest tool in the box but what THEME are you talking about - Euthanizing the whole world? You expect this to be entertaining or give anyone purpose? Plight was just another tribe to the rest of us - a great tribe, but your name was nothing more than a name.
If you want to retire, retire. We all understand. Some of our best retired and didn't write the whole speech about it. (Drew) But don't think that Plight has no purpose or goals. Plight today is a better tribe than it ever was because it finally has a stabile and sensible leadership. Mike and Sea are responsible, organised, capable and firm leaders who enjoy the utmost respect.
You? You never had our trust. One couldn't know where you stand, nor what you stand for. You always seemed like a guy who would sell his mother for a bag of eggs. I know you're quite a nice guys in RL, but here - wouldn't trust you to hold my bicycle.
You must have been a good leader inside the tribe as you earned a lot of respect from your team-mates. (although, some of the worst leaders in this world enjoyed the strongest devotion of their members - thinking here about hill berries and ... what was name of LOD's leader again?) But then again, you allowed that kid to drag you into the war against ORC (and then he promptly disappeared) - the war which you shouldn't have mentioned as one of the Plight's achievements because they kicked your butt and if it wasn't for Sea and a few others, Plight would have collapsed. =HRV= had an offer to attack you from south while you battle ORC and GUNS from north and east, and we never entertained this idea mainly because we had/have friends in Plight, but you are not one of them.
And just to end this ranting of mine: do you know why all 'elite' players aren't playing anymore? (I really hope this is no revelation to you):
Because what made them 'an elite' disappeared: a lot of time they could afford to spend on this game. No one has so much time to play this game constantly. It's easy to lock yourself up in a room and play TW for 6 months, be online 24/7, be there to send all attacks perfectly times, be there to snipe the trains and move the troops.
But once the parents/spouse/school/uni/work demands the RL responsibility then the 'elitism' disappears. "Elitism" isn't about guys who are more 'skilled' or clever than other players - it's about the time they put into this game. So, I wouldn't really boast about it - it admits something no one should be proud about.
About current leadership of Plight - Seagrfyn and Co were there in the hardest time of Plight - when you dragged them in the war you didn't know how to win, and they are also there for them now when the inactivity kicked in. They are still planning and warring, undertaking the tedious and mundane tasks that no one will praise them for but which keep this tribe alive and well.
You shouldn't say anything but praises for current Plight's leadership. Anything else will do you no credit.
If you came just to tell us you're retiring - it was good to know you. All the best in RL.
Mlions speaks the truth, I agreed with 99% of what he said.
Oddly enough, I agree with almost everything Mlions said too... I might sell my grandmother for a scrambled eggs--(this is my virtual TW grandmother of course though).
At any rate, you've got a good head on your shoulders Mlions--I've always thought so. I'll repeat again too, Seagryfn is doing a great job; I never intended to insult her leadership. Mikebro was a wonderful second man and did fine leading when I disappeared.
None of this addresses my very simple point about creating an entertaining theme. Qoffee rectified this recently though. Here.
I must admit as a member there is a lot less of that Euthanasia style pnp, but my opinion is that as soon as you lose dukedom you lose the chance to make the tribe as you want it, because you are no longer duke. Besides, what would you expect? Seagryfn's leadership style always was likely to differ from soc's.
The main reason that soc seems to have decided to stick around at the moment is to bash "new Plight", but I can't see why he would especially want to do that, sure it is different, but if anything he should be pleased his legacy has continue in any shape or form, because he left it to die.
what are we on now? 5000 players or something? they will all be pretty adept at the game. at this point it comes down to teamwork. plight have this teamwork.
Some people still don't get the game, so there are still some people that you can Euthanize.
Three Cheers for the axes (and pens) of Plight! Long Live Seagryfn! Long live the legacy of Euthanasia!
haha pens, I love it
You should briefly come back more often, it always amuses me.
"Elitism" isn't about guys who are more 'skilled' or clever than other players - it's about the time they put into this game.