Newspaper Ithaca Weekly (Former Ithaca Informer)

Australian Army

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IW
This is the first issue of the Ithaca Weekly. Unlike the noobish Ithaca Informer, it will continue throughout the game until the end or I get rimmed.
There are a few jobs available which are:
-Screenshot (Get Requested Screenshots/Report Parodies)
-Game Dude/IB Sportsbet (Make lotteries/games and take bets on who will win wars etc)
If you wish to apply contact AA.


Alliances
1.ALLIANCE OF TAURUS-164526 ABP
2.Deus Ex Birema-668587 ABP
3.Grimm Sleepers-211162 ABP
4.As Athens Burns-511769 ABP
5.Inglorious Basterds-260410 ABP
6.Republica-175927 ABP
7.New Model Army-117136 ABP
8.Spectre-93309 ABP
9.The Varangians-29611 ABP
10.Assassin Nation-65398 ABP
11.Extra Mortal Basterds-68548 ABP
12.Taurus Academy of Blood-5067 ABP


Alliances that have failed so far:
Riot
Blood Thirts
Anonymous Hack
*Black Angels*
Superium Legacy
IMMORTALS
THE IMMORTAL SLAYERS
BIOHAZARD
Nike
Myriad
Dark Fleet Elite
Grim Sleepers
Val Di Compare
THE LEGION OF CHAOS
9-1-1
Revolt of Death
Minoan Knights

To be continued...


Interview with CNoteG of Deus Ex Birema
What is the difference between Riot and Deus Ex Birema?

In one word organization. In a much greater explanation, Deus is like a machine with no extra parts. Every part has it's purpose and when one part moves, all parts move together to achieve a final goal.

What is your status in Deus, welcomed or suspicious?

I feel quite welcome there. I feel that I am working with a great group of players ready to help anyone who is a part of the team and who they know that they can rely on. Since I joined ready to help them as much as I could, I know that I can rely on them for the same.

Where do you see Deus in 1 month?

Right here in the Core of Ithaca kicking some butt of course. Was there any other answer that you could expect from me?

Do you feel ALLIANCE OF TAURUS is a threat?

I haven't been cleared by our leader Gokilla to discuss that :p Actually the answer to that is yes. In Grepolis your enemy or a new threat could develop from just about anywhere at just about any time. It is with a bit of paranoia and a lot of caution that the best players survive in this game as I have learned. It would be foolish of anyone not to view them or others as a threat.

Finally, is Pr0ject L01 scaring some of your members?

I didn't discuss this with the other guys, but I know I am scared. I heard that AA guy is learning a new strategy that could upset the way we play the game. I am developing new strategies to defend against his defense as we speak. When I am not hiding under the bed in fear that is ;)

Interview with AA of Pr0ject L01
How is Pr0ject L01 setup?
My alliance is setup the way most alliances are. There is a main founder and a co- founder, 5 Leaders that discuss war, 1 a few forum mods, a diplomat, reruiter and of course, very skilled players. In the forums we have guides such as "How to Turtle", "How to attack without building Attack Boats", Tips on going Unescorted" and "Best way to attack with archers". Just the usual.

Does your alliance have any views on Deus Ex Birema?
Yes we do, they are a bunch of noobs that attack with LS and Slingers. We educate our members to build archers/swords to own their cities. On the 20th of April we will be declaring war on Deus with an insightful PnP.

Where do you see your alliance in 1 month?
Probably off fighting those that escaped Deus Ex Birema and all the other MRA's. Oh...No.1 as well.

Do you have any tips for beginners?
For a more detailed description join my alliance heres the short version.

Build MILLIONS of Archers/Swords and get your wall to 25. Then set about founding every place on your island or conquering ghosts. From there go to another island do the same. Keep it like this and have defensive troops in every city.

Alliance Talk
This week Riot got rimmed by Deus Ex Birema, literally. ALLIANCE OF TAURUS made an academy and became a full blown MRA. No doubt they will get served their a#*e! soon enough. Spectre moved into 8th and did anthing else interesting happen...Im no good at this alliance talk thing:(. Oh wait a new alliance called Pr0ject L01 emerged and has already got an average higher than Top 24 alliances such as Assassin Nation, The Odyssey, Taurus Academy of Blood, Viking Brotherhood and many many more.
Their leader had this to say...

What can I say? Our alliance has a better average and more skilled players than anyone in the Top 24. None of these noobs stand a bloody chance.
Lottery
Pick any 4 digit number and I will run the numbers through a Top Secret Randomiser. The numbers could be anything from 0000 to 9999. Winner gets nothing but a clap. L01 jokes winner gets + rep and if I like them something else.

COMPETITIONS
The creative writing competition has started with 6 entries. Entry No 6 is way out in front with Entry 2 following on 7 votes. Entry No 2. and .4 are tied 3rd place with 5 each followed by Entry 3 and lastly Entry no.5.


Thats all for this issue of the Ithaca Weekly hope you enjoyed it and stay tuned for next issue.
 

SamuraiDragon

Guest
Alliances that have failed so far:
Riot
Blood Thirts
Anonymous Hack
*Black Angels*
Superium Legacy
IMMORTALS
THE IMMORTAL SLAYERS
BIOHAZARD
Nike
Myriad
Dark Fleet Elite
Grim Sleepers
Val Di Compare
THE LEGION OF CHAOS
9-1-1
Revolt of Death
Minoan Knights
THE IMMORTAL SLAYERS changed their name to the "LAST LEGION" and after a week it was dissolved.
 

Australian Army

Guest
it is still the same alliance and that was their original name
 

Tepis

Guest
The three amigos broke Open Coalition this week as well. They merged into Grimm Sleepers.
and me amigos join AAB lol :p
AA : i just read this and your newspaper so good for new information on ithaca. keep the good work AA :)
 

DDfan80

Phrourach
this isn't completely right, Minoan Knights and Val Di Compare merged into Grimm Sleepers, they did not fail.
 

Australian Army

Guest
They were both losing cities and Val used to be no.1 MRA in Ithaca before they disappeared...
 

Leneous

Guest
"Failed" is subjective. IMO the analysis is fair, you can always debate something isn't "failed" by changing the way you look at it. VdC, MK, GS (which are all merged to GS now) have far far fewer members then the sum of their parts. The original leaders from MK and VdC have all changed. I believe had they not "failed" then GS would not be a combination of 3 MR alliances. Now GS is shedding members to AAB (As Athens Burns.) If all the members from GS left for AAB would you also claim that GS did not fail because they are part of AAB? Also, the last remaining MK member still attacks DeB. Does that mean MK is still successful? It's all based on perspective really.

Right now it appears the three lasting original alliances are As Athens Burns, Inglorious Basterds, and Deus ex Birema, with several up-and-comings Beyond those, by my definition, nearly all others in existence or not, have failed or are failed attempts at this point. (I hope a few prove me wrong.)
 

Aggression pays

Guest
sorry AA that is the most Noobish thing my eye's have seen in my 2years of grepo

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrhaha

medusa nukes will meet up with your turtles one day
 

Australian Army

Guest
I am warning you all. If you say anything bad about ReV such as ReV is a MASSIVE MRA or ReV is noobs they will launch an alliance Op against you that will fail extremely.
 

Mazz666

Guest
Haha alliance wide OP on you, I doubt you had more than 10 players hit you, and this massive MRA has alot more than 10 players :p

Think those 10 players just wanted some bananas :D
 

Mazz666

Guest
Also whats this silly talk of medusa nukes?!?! whata waste of favour. Much better used on harpies or Mantis if you want something sharp and God like. Otherwise just stick to Hops :p