Newspaper Cythera Star: Issue #2

jabba55

Phrourach
Cythera Star: Issue #2

Ocean Predictions​

-Ocean 55: Infectious is the leader here, Aegis next followed by Legion of Kings and Ascensions. My prediction is Legion of Kings will disband from leadership problems and Ascensions will be no more because of Infectious taking their cities. Aegis and Infectious will be the ones I think will last longest.

-Ocean 45: Project Misery Business rules here having over double the points of the next best alliance, Eclipse, M.I.A follows close behind. This is a tough ocean to be in and right now Eclipse is too spread out in other oceans to attack anyone in O45 effectively. M.I.A will mostly likely merge into a good alliance so PMB will be the last standing.

-Ocean 44: Bunch of Trolls reign here and are spread out all over the place, The Noobs following behind are closely knit together. Eclipse spans multiple oceans but if they choose this one they are well off due to a strong core. This one is hard to predict but The Noobs experience, communication and location will over come BOT and eclipse.

-Ocean 54: Moderated Nations dominates here having almost 3 times as much points as Global Order of Chaos which is second. This one here does take any stretch of the imagination to predict Moderated Nation taking this ocean over.

-Ocean 56: Dark Angels being The only Rim alliance in the top 8 this ocean will go to them if all goes well

-Ocean 65: Civilization owns this ocean but its hard to tell if they can overcome more experienced alliances due them being on the Rim.

Interviews​

Your alliance contains almost all the In-game and Forum moderators in this world, why is this?
Well I'll assume most people know I'm a mod so when I originally went recruiting I found out there was a group of mods that were already interested in joining a world that would come out in the future so I figured why not ask the whole group to join with me. Then we of course I love fin too much to tell him no so lets call him a charity case

What is your plan to defeat Bunch of Trolls?
For now we treat all non-allied/pacted alliances equally in o44. If I told you we had some special plans/ops in place to war the trolls that would mean I would be saying that the Trolls have shown significant signs of being an alliance I'd need to direct the entire alliance on. The trolls are just the same as any alliance in the ocean, when we take a city from them it will be the same as taking a city from lets say... OoC or even some non-allied noob with a nice city. Of course we're still a few islands away from their core area so that might change in the future.

Whats your relationship with Eclipse?
Apparently some people take the alliance profile literally so when rumple got himself some bikini photos from over there he forced me to say yes to an NAP.
No really we found that there is no point to limit each other's growth and they are a good group of players with those that I've chatted with being very nice as well. An NAP seems to make sense given there is no need for us to start warring each other from day one.

Your alliance has been thriving in the last week, whats the cause of this?
Our members are organized, dedicated and highly aggressive. We've succeeded so far by being coordinated and team oriented. We've swallowed anything and everything in our paths and constantly put he pressure on the alliances around us and have expanded as rapidly as possible.

You are in between two powerful alliances, Moderated Nation and PMB how are you going to deal with that?
The same way you survive jail, get in, find the dude the the biggest most puffed out chest and punch him square in the mouth and force his teeth into his throat. Hope the other big boys gain some respect and sit back and watch while they happily swallow their ocean why we're doing them a favor in a way by removing a "potential threat" from this world, if you want to call them that.

Some people believe that you will quite after a week, what do you have to say to that?
I can't control what other players believe, we've all had to leave a world due to irl issues, because the fact of the mater is this game destroys your real life and you suffer in many aspects to dedicate so much time to play it. You want to take shots at me for having to work a full time job, raise a child, and please the Mrs go ahead. But you know what? I've accomplished a lot more then most of you in this game and you haven't made it to the end of every world you've played either. I'm still here, I'm probably ranked higher then you, and you all are just going to have to get used to this ugly face only a mother could love because I'm gonna be here a long, long time. So deal with it.

What world did your alliance come from?
We have quite a varied bunch, It also helps to be trilingual, because we have members from every continent apart from Antarctica.
Our recruiters have agreed to seek someone from there to play, when hell freezes over.

What made you think of your alliance name; Aegis-Shield of Zeus?
Well i was up for the "The sacred jock straps of Dionysus", but i got out voted,

Your name makes is sound like you will be adopting a defensive strategy, is this true?
Im more intrigued by what our strategy would of sounded like to you if we had voted to call ourselves " The sacred jock straps of Dionysus ".

You have surpassed many peoples expectations of your alliance, what do you have to say?
We started here as a couple of friends, and then extended our family in the Ocean. We were looked at as MRA, and still are seen that way; I guess that for some people it´s a bit hard to understand that an MRA needs more than a big group, in needs dispersion, bad players, mass mailing, and so on.
Anyway, I gave one or two shots at explaining the concept on the forums, but stopped immediately, since being viewed as underdogs does us more favour than harm. I´m glad I could be of service to the friends in our group, and together with the other founder, we accomplished our targets so far.

You are the strongest rim alliance, how do you plan on getting in on the O55-45 action?
The core action will certainly get to us before we get to it. Strengthening our position here is not as easy as it sounds, since we still have some opposition, that makes the game fun for us. We´ve encountered Infectious, and had a go with one of the players that was recruited by them in the middle of our ocean. My bet is that they´ll soon be eager to test their metal against us. Other than them, we´ve been spared of the warfare that´s going on in other parts of the world, but you know what the wise say: ¨In times of peace, prepare for war!¨

Was it your intention to start on the Rim?
It was, we were on the Rim in the previous world, Zacynthus, and it had some advantages. It presents even more advantages in this world, from our perspective, all concerning future plans and strategy. You will probably understand if I don´t get deep into that, but yes, the idea was to come where we are. :)

You have more than double the ABP of the player with the second most ABP, what is your secret?

I cant really take the credit here as I only took over the account on saturday as unfortunately RL took the original account holder from us.
The account was left in great shape for me with some decent harpy bombs which I gather came from the halloween event .
Not only are these great for fighting but they are also faster than regular troops and are awesome farmers also which means lots of resources flowing in allowing for quicker development of cities and troops.
Add to that the fact that neither I nor the previous account holder were leaders in the alliance it means that it is a lot easier to put your time into fighting rather than the constant distractions of leadership.


Grepolis Facts:
-Medusa has the highest attack per farm space of any unit in Grepolis with 23
-Manticore has an attack equivalent to 52 Hoplites or 17 Chariots
-Divine Envoy has a defense per farm space of 7 compared to Pegasus's 20 and Swordsman's 17
-Myrimodon attack(10%)+Improved attack(10%)+Phalanx(10%)+Heroic Power(10%)+Commander(20%)=60% ground attack bonus!

Hope you liked it guys! Sorry for the lack of interviews, I can't control how many people respond.
 
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Kudiwa

Phrourach
A point to add is how Infectious is quickly joining o54 at an alarming rate as now they have 33 cities in it and the alliance A.C.E has disbanded which used to be #2 in O54 to merge with Anonymous
 
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Archon of Corinth

Guest
In all honesty .These newsheets are getting closer to the authentic feel of the game and shows the different approaches that people have to gameplay. This was a good read.
 

bend24

Guest
Better than the last, could still use some improvement though. BTW your medusa fact is correct, but manticore actually packs more punch per farm space as they dont need transports to move and lightships to escort like Medusas do.
 

jabba55

Phrourach
Better than the last, could still use some improvement though. BTW your medusa fact is correct, but manticore actually packs more punch per farm space as they dont need transports to move and lightships to escort like Medusas do.
I know :p I didn't know how to put that in a fact.
 

skamiminda

Phrourach
I will not rep this. Here is not anything about OV. Next time if you are doing something please do correct. It's not good if you will do only top5 or which alliance you like... I think you did it like that. and also I think that Questions must be same... Its only my opinion :):pro:
 

Digital Mystikz

Strategos
Yah the noobs are doing pretty good in O44, but that's what you get when you spend a lot of gold to buy your city slots and armies. Doesn't really surprise me from a mod alliance :)
 

iCyber

Phrourach
Yah the noobs are doing pretty good in O44, but that's what you get when you spend a lot of gold to buy your city slots and armies. Doesn't really surprise me from a mod alliance :)
All I hear are excuses being made from a mediocre alliance.

Fact is while you would happily accept 100% of my members into your alliance I would accept less than 20% of yours in mine.

5-1 :)
 

Digital Mystikz

Strategos
All I hear are excuses being made from a mediocre alliance.

Fact is while you would happily accept 100% of my members into your alliance I would accept less than 20% of yours in mine.

5-1 :)
I'm not making excuses, just saying the truth mate. Find it weird that your top player had +150 harpies in each city, he had 5 cities at that time and he kept rebuilding them as well, some serious gold usage and i bet you guys do the same. I'm not even in charge of recruiting but if you would apply, i'd vote no since your alliances don't last long in worlds ;)