ISSUE #4 BY: sablanizon Player Interviews Murtius The Unit Spoiler How did you started playing grepolis? I came across this game one day and I have played games like it on my PC (but never on line) so I decided to give it ago, ever since then I have been hooked. Who thought you the ropes to be a successful grepolis player? Many moons ago in Delta I was part of a collision which was involved in a war much like the current wars here in Omicron. There was a core collision with 2 main alliances and we were on their eastern front. They along with a few other alliances were at war with many alliances. They were powerful and experienced players and from watching how they attacked and defended I learned quickly how to play this game. What is the best alliance in omicron? why? I don't think there is currently anything between TU and BS they both have their strengths and weakness'. I believe at this moment both of them are equal as the top alliance in this world. Who is the best player in omicron? why? Its got to be Val everything about the guy is class from his skills to his attitude he is just a great player and a pleasure to work with. What current wars are you in as of this moment? Alpha and their academy and pockets of fighting with DF. How did the war/wars started? and since when? I think I have explained enough times how this war started so I'll skip this one if you don't mind. Which alliance would you want to see go to battle? Alpha and anybody in the south so they wouldn't have anywhere to run. Who is your toughest enemy if any? I'm not sure if you mean alliance wise or personally here? So alliance was BS, dam them boys can fight and there was like a million of them back then. There was times when I almost regretted attacking them lol. Personal toughest enemy, well I took a bigger loss from attacking Zodd than anybody else so I guess that would make him the toughest. Do you think your addicted to grepolis? I was addicted to this game at one time but I don't think I am now as I can drag myself away from the laptop when I really need to Predict the last standing alliance in the end of the omicron world. The last alliance standing in this world doesn't exist yet, with the high rate of inactivity due to the on going wars and 2.0 I highly doubt many if any alliance can maintain itself without a merger until the end. BloodRed26 Grimm Sleepers Spoiler How I started ?? Was playing a lot of online poker and needed a break, always been a gamer in my spare time so clicked on a link for Grepolis to see what it was about and I am still here much to my wife's disgust. At the time was also playing Sid Meier's Civilisation Revolution on PS3 so similar games but Grepolis is much more interactive. Learning the ropes ?? In the beginning the game came pretty natural to me. Did a lot of reading of the forum wiki's to get a handle. From there it was just learning the basics by my mistakes. The thing about this game is that you can learn from every action, either offensive or defensive and get a different angle from every player who does something different. If I had to narrow the two most influential players on my game style and tactics I would say MisterMalas and BASchua who no longer plays but I believe he would now be challenging for the #1 offensive player in Omicron. There would be more but due to the word limit imposed on this publication I will stop. Best Alliance ?? Outside of Grimm Sleepers I would have to say BLACK SEA. It is one thing to read about other alliances but another to fight them. For this reason the best I have fought is BLACK SEA and they get my #1 rating. It is hard for me to accurately assess the others mostly due to my location. Best Player ?? As with best alliance it is hard to judge all players because this is a war game and I haven't fought everyone...yet. There are a few candidates and again I will step outside my own alliance. Given the factors that I would judge a good player by I am going to say bobytza. Given that he was almost on the rim in the early stages, to make a comeback as he did is testament to his abilities. He is a great defender and based on his leadership of BLACK SEA you have to give credit for his tactical knowledge of the game. SirVlad would be the best I have fought against and potentially as good/better than bobytza tactically, if he were the leader of BLACK SEA then the scales would have tipped in his favour. War ?? Grimm Sleepers currently are at war against BLACK SEA along with their allies. Due to our location their allies are not readily accessible to us so we are stuck fighting BLACK SEA. This war has been waging for many months from the days of D3TH, I didn't start it but I am pretty certain it started over a BS attack on our Academy Alliance at the time Toxic Virus. Which alliance would I like to see go to battle ?? I would like to see Greek Empire take on BLACK SEA. I understand they are allies but GE have done nothing of note yet except recruit and clean up the Eastern Oceans. Would be interesting to see them come up against an alliance matching them for size and ability...if they have any. GE are still a question mark in my opinion so would like to see them put to the test. Toughest Enemy ?? You are only as good as the men (or women) that fight beside you. Again a few candidates on an individual basis but I will have to say cb#'s as I haven't taken a city from him in a few attempts. Addicted ?? Probably but there is no doubt I am in denial, I attended a few meetings of Grepoholics Anonymous but decided they weren't for me. There are plenty worse things in life to be addicted to so I will be here for as long as I continue to enjoy it. Last Man Standing ?? I expect the last remaining alliances left to fight for this world will be Grimm Sleepers and The Unit.