Newspaper Pandosia Newspaper: First Issue

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FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
ISSUE I​
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On this issue:
World News
Interviews
Fun Section
Lottery
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Welcome to the first issue of the Pandosia Newspaper. The newspaper that will bring you the latest news from around the world because no alliance is too small and no player is too insignificant to impact the world. With nothing else to talk about, we are going to take a look at the settings and the reaction of the players. After more than two months without a new world, Pandosia was highly awaited by many players including me. A lot of those players were hoping for a speed 3 world but their wishes were neither met nor crash as the world speed was set to 2 and the unit speed to 3. The real turn off for many players was morale but despite that a lot of heavy gold users joined the world.
Personally I think that the setting are great for a summer world. It would have been better if the world speed was 3 but 2 is just fine. I however do not understand what is the big deal about morale. If all you want to do is rim smaller players than you are not much of an 'elite' as you may claim to be. Doing some calculations I determined that I was allowed to attack players 1/4th my size without having any penalty.
With only a few days before Beginner's Protection ends I wish you all good luck and good hunting may this world be the best one yet.
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GHOST DIVISION
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I've played this game for about 5 years.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
What do I like and dislike? I don't know, many times people!

Why did you decided to join this world?
I came here because I wanted to fight with other players. I'm bored with the same players in RO server, world after world.

Did you brought any friends from the ro server?
Yes, I came with some friends from RO.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
No, it's not my first time leading an alliance. Successful alliances in RO server, one in Epsilon, we won that world.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
Well, here 'll do both because I have a lot of free time. I'm an authoritarian leader, I know what I want from my alliance members. I always choose this form of leadership because sometimes takes to the extreme, this authority, may generate a form of bureaucratic functioning. Institutional leadership make things happen.

Many think that you do not have what it takes to lead and that your alliance will sink by the end of BP, what do you have to say to those people?
I know that many things are said about us, nasty comments, but as you can see, we do not care what others say about us we will still make our game and we will see what will be the future. As usual people can not refrain from some nasty comments, even if they have no idea what is happening here.

Awoken Problem
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I have been playing on and off for 3 years now. However I was playing (The West) at the same time for 2 years.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
I like Grepolis because it is a team game and it is always unpredictable since you never know who is going to attack you and when. What I dislike about this game is the chat system it might be cause I played The West and you could talk to everyone on that world if they was online.

Why did you decided to join this world?
I decided to join this world because I wanted to join a revolt world since I find it more attack minded than conquest.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
Previous to Grepolis I was known for one of the best leaders in The West running over 8 alliances in my 5 year stint on that game. In Grepolis I had many roles of being a diplomat, recruiter for a few alliances. I would say my upbringing was rushed in Helorus world since I ended up being one of the leaders too fast without having solid experience first. I know how to organised alliances and handle any issues but at that time I was a rookie which I admit taught me some hard lessons. In this world I will not be leading on my own I have great leaders within the alliance to help run a successful team.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
As a leader you have to be a role model you can't ask them to do things if you can't do them yourself. You don't have to be the best player but you have to carry some weight. When it comes to team ops I will be strict but at the same time I can have a laugh in Skype or on forums on off topics.

Is the alliance a premade? If not, why did you decided lead and start from scratch?
This alliance is a premade did most of my research before this world was released then added players we knew or had stats to back them up.

How did you came up with the alliance name?
We was throwing some names about in Skype and we wanted something different but at the same time it has to make an impact. Someone suggested Awoken Dragons but i didn't like the dragon part and I suggested Awoken Problem and most was happy with this.

We all know how successful premades can be but that is not always the case as many things can happen, what are you as a leader doing to minimize that risk?
First thing to do is get everyone to gel then if any issues comes up I will nip it in the bud early. I am not scared of kicking players out but I am a fair man and if i feel i need to give them a second chance i will.

Is there any possibility that a noob such as CartmanTheWizardKing may join your alliance even thought he is a complete noob? Why or why not?
It is possible if we do a sister alliance but we have no plans to do this yet but I am open minded and it could happen. However In that player case we will always say no since he is from another alliance and it is too early in the game to add newish players.

Phoenix Rising
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I have been playing Grepolis on and off between 2010 - 2014 since World Alpha.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
What I like about Grepolis is the loyalty and respect I get from my alliance members. What I hate about Grepolis is how much time it consumes throughout my daily life but I still enjoy playing it.

Why did you decided to join this world?
I decided to join this world because I loved the settings, Revolt over Conquest and the speeds are decent. Also, it is the first world I am able to start on since I returned to Grepolis. As I said I joined en78 very late just to prepare myself for this world. I have more time than I ever had this time which makes me more determined.

How did you came up with the name?
I was once a leader of Phoenix Rising's academy in an old world, don't particularly remember which world it was. I chose the profile picture for the alliance during that time and it was saved on my computer; I store Grepolis information in a specific folder to keep it neat. Before I joined this world, I looked at my archives and I saw this picture which reminded me of the alliance. This is when I decided to revive it even though I found out after that is a very common name nowadays. It would be hard to believe that but trust me, it's true!

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
This isn't my first time leading an alliance in Grepolis but before I get into my leadership experiences, I would like to explain that I haven't been able to finish a world myself as every single time, RL seemed to be the wall blocking my path. I had studies of Computer Science and I have recently finished this course which is why I am back today. As some of you may know, I joined en78 only to get used to the new updates which I have never seen before such as the "Heroes". I am still alive down there, leading the alliance Myrmidons, who are #1 in our Ocean. Anyways, I was a former leader of Rogue Squad in the earlier stages of Byllis but then RL struck and I left my cities for them. I'm also a former leader of Byzantine Empire at Sestos using an alternate account and the same reason above. After that, I heard that they got taken down by a larger alliance. Also in Gamma I was a leader but the alliance had a change of names because of a merge, it was 4 years ago so I don't really remember. Every world I have played in, I have always learnt new things from leaders that have successful alliances which helps me lead my alliance today.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
I am a leader who tries to make the alliance work at it's best and make sure that all members are communicating between each other and being active in the forums. I needed to make sure that the forums is as tidy as ever so that there wouldn't be any confusion. I let my members suggest what is best for the alliance, I listen to everyone's opinion and I reply to them. I spend my time managing the alliance and discussing things with my members. Once BP ends, I will be fighting with them as well as guiding them.

Is the alliance a premade? If not, why did you decided to lead an alliance again?
The alliance isn't premade but it was more of a last second decision as I wasn't confident at the time but I convinced myself fairly quickly before I knew it would be too late. Now that I think of it, I am glad I decided to create the alliance. I once made a premade before in an old world but further experienced premade alliances got all the quality players and no one was interested in joining me. I was very disappointed so I stopped creating a premade alliance after that.

Since you are starting your alliance from scratch, what steps are you taking to create a decent alliance?
The steps I take to developing my alliance would be confidential as I do not wish to talk about. However I can tell you that I will use all the experiences I have learnt so that I will guide the alliance as far as we live. I have experienced members who are offering to assist me in leading the alliance, it seems that all of my members are happy to be with us. If they aren't, they would have told me by now as they have been told that communication is vital.

Bones and Skulls
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I play Grepolis of 3 years (February 2011).

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
3 years leading experience (June 2011 - first time with leader right). Near 3 years just in BnS. 2 years at least with same core of alliance, 15 players who play together. I think we are a successful alliance. That say our adversaries about us. On international server we played in Paros first time, this is our second world.

Why did you decided to join the international server and this world?
We left Romanian server more an year ago. On one Romanian world admins intervened decisively in the game play, which displeased us all.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
I deal with the general organization, but I have a team with experienced management. 8 players experiments, each of them takes care of a segment. You'll see that I'm not the kind of leader who stands behind the front. A leader must be an example. Therefore I am always at the forefront of the fighting.

The Empire
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I have two years playing Grepolis.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
I like to fight more.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
The first time that I am the founder, but I've been a leader.

Why did you decided to join this world?
Because I'm at the end of another.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
Attracts as active for the game and am very hour day.

Is the alliance a premade? If not, why did you decided to lead an alliance again?
I think I can lead an alliance with the experience that I have.

How did you came up with the name?
I like mitologjia, watch movies containing very ancient and read simultaneously, just like it this name.

Impact
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I have played Grepolis a little over two years.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
I like the community, I would probably have to say I dislike the world wonders end game.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
No this is not my first time leading an alliance, I usually seem to end up leading in someway even when its not my intent. That would really depend on your idea of what successful alliance. Successful before we disbanded? I could say Nysa (Impact) and (US16) Omicron (Haze).

Why did you decided to join this world?
Settings fit the criteria other then Morale but that wasn't really a deal breaker for me.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
I try to be both, having your leader fight alongside everyone build up morale but you also need to keep things in a blender.

Is the alliance a premade?
Yes started about a week from the world opening, was suprised but happy with the attention it got.

How did you came up with the name?
My mind can be very impactful.

We all know how successful premades can be but that is not always the case as many things can happen, what are you as a leader doing to minimize that risk?
Well, I've done this before, same name. I know what doesn't work now and I've learned from my mistakes. So I do my best as a leader to make sure everything is flat and we don't have any kinks.

Lords of Conquest
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I have been playing Grepolis on and off since it came out.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
I like all aspects of this game. It is filled with strategy, socializing and it just plain fun to play. It always makes me want to come back to play some more.

Why did you decided to join this world?
I joined this world because I craved a chance to start over new. That seems to be always the funnest part, along side all the epic battles and conquering.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
I have founded and lead this alliance in 6 other worlds. But currently I am only playing in 2 now, Gonnos and Pandosia.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
I am loyal, friendly, strategic and most importantly I give no mercy to my enemies, but I am always open to diplomacy. I take part in both organizing,managing and front line assault.

Is the alliance a premade? If not, why did you decided to lead an alliance again?
Yes I have made this alliance in many other worlds and even games. It has been my alliance name since I first started playing MMO's.

How did you came up with the name?
The name stemmed from a number of things. My brother and I were trying to think of a good alliance name, and we started thinking of our favorite shows and movies. Lords of the ring was brought up and also masters of conquest. So we put a mixture of both "Lords of Conquest" and it sounded pretty good so we went with it.

The Shadow Fighters
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
I have played over two years off and on.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
I like the fact that you can be who you want to be in-game and that you can create bonds with others.

Why did you decided to join this world?
I joined this world as I needed a fresh world to join to give me a chance to really show what I am capable of and I had recently come back to Grepolis.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
It is not my first time leading an alliance but I haven't led an alliance for quite a while as it takes up a lot of time and energy, however I will do what I can to help each of the members if they need it.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
I try to be both a leader who helps the members and a leader who gets the alliance running.

The Dogs of War
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
Too long if you ask my family. I started out in Iota (en 9).

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
I like meeting new people the most. Sometimes we spend more time on Skype than farming until Trap L cracks the whip. I love getting into a team that is active, works together on Skype, and stays up to the wee hours of the morning to escort that CS that you have landing. I dislike spies and forum trolls.

Why did you decided to join this world?
Well, a handful of friends and I decided to make a run at a new world. So, here we are.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
No, this is not my first time. In my first world, I started with Borg. I worked my way up to a leadership position. We eventually formed Phenomenon and won. I also ran Red Rockets in Myonia with Trap. We merged into Eviction Notice and got the crown.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
I am column A and column B.


Is the alliance a premade? If not, why did you decided to lead an alliance again?
It is partially pre-made.

How did you came up with the name?
Interesting question considering many people think we will sink because of our name. At any rate, I may date some of our players but basically every good hero needs a theme song.

Legion
How long have you been playing Grepolis?
Been playing Grepolis for 4+ years.

What do you like and dislike most about Grepolis?
Grepo is the best online game i came across but its drop back is mobile alert it has taken away the element of surprise.

Is this your first time leading an alliance here in Grepolis? If not, what are some of your previous experiences as a leader? Successful alliances?
Was always in council, Apollonia was my first time as founder and main leader.

Why did you decided to join this world?
We came here well after managing 120 players players they say they wanted us to join a world together with me as leader.

What kind of leader are you? Do you fight along side your members or do you spent more time managing and making sure things run smoothly in the alliance?
I am a team player as I am a leader. My team say I lead from the front.

Is the alliance a premade? If not, why did you decided to lead an alliance again?
No we do not consider ourselves as premade we call ourselves family.
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Choose a number from 1-20. The winner and prize will be revealed in the next issue.

[1] Fontenay, Bearissimus, APersonNB, Pickled Soldier
[2] Kudiwa
[3] kylehob
[4] Deus Pravus
[5] Shred13
[6] Illioneous
[7] Joseph Nieves, Vystirch
[8] Madbanshee
[9] kingdavidc
[10] nick1, manpie53
[11] civecnavi
[12] lycanmaster
[13] Wred IV, Sasukepran
[14] Rock5, chinnie
[15] Icedaka101, vikktn
[16] ShreftyThred
[17] supermario95
[18] mattr130
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[20] Hassan al-Sabbah, GoldLemur​
 
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dezXIV

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five years, fisherman says... :p

anyways, nice work, as usual :)
 

Joseph Nieves

Phrourach
I would believe some of them, I have seen MRA leaders who join every single world because there alliances barely last a week in any of them :D
 

dezXIV

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I would believe some of them, I have seen MRA leaders who join every single world because there alliances barely last a week in any of them :D

yeah. theres this one guy, MasterFarmer (coincidentally in the empire) who i see almost every world, and is always in an MRA never lasts over a month :p
 

GoldLemur

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Okay, El Fisherman says he's played five years, yet grepolis has only been open for 4 years. Don't you love it when they say they've played Grepolis longer than it was even made.

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dezXIV

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Read my interview again, and maybe you'll realize.
Er... thats a BS excuse... Alpha opened January 14, 2010... which would make the oldest accounts "about" 4.5 years old... not even close to five. Kudos for trying, though!