Newspaper The Herm Herald :proposed new issue

jamovic1

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Ok I will in the spirit of good will run an edition in the next day or so, in line with this i will be sending each alliance leader and perhaps a few players interviews etc, running a conquest chart, a few maps and if i can be bothered a you tube video. If i contact you all please respond and i'll get the first addition of the new Herald ready in 48 HRS.
 
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jamovic1

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well we are trying Sharky, 2 alliance leaders have got back to me so just awaiting the other 3..this paper is definitely going to have an obituary column the amount of ghosts we have :p


also as its pNp free, i'm a little lost lol! but i would like to have an attack of the week and a fail of the week section so forward me you in game reports and i'll post them as screen shots here -it would help me if they are on grepo report convert but not essential.
 
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jamovic1

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Welcome to The Latest edition of what was going to be The Herm Herald, But thanks to Archon of Corinth it will now be called the 'Jamo Times'.. Firstly apologies for the lay out it will improve next week when i have more time.

THE JAMO TIMES circulation the 3 people who still use the externals



This week we will be talking to a few of the main alliance leaders thanks to all who contributed, discussion points will be as always the server issue and various background info..while trying to keep it PnP free this is EN.72 so that was never going to happen... :rolleyes: We do however have some quite interesting foresight into whats going on in the top levels of your alliances and the future of the server is discussed at length.

FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!!!


Fight Stats :12th Feb - 19th, Herms Top ABP killers: http://www.grepointel.com/topkillers.php?server=en72&startdate=2015-02-12&enddate=2015-02-19 What surprises me is the lack of big TDr names here, dominated by APOCA..could it be TDr are building for something big? I hope so..

Run to the hills!!!! :12th feb - 19th feb, Herms DBP champs ( Think we can discount a few as internals) http://www.grepointel.com/topkillers.php?server=en72&startdate=2015-02-12&enddate=2015-02-19

:(Obituary Column ::(



Sad to see Nublex Leave , what next for MP? Hobster one of the bigger players ghosted throwing o34/24 wide open for westward expansion -will APOCA capitalise and put some LTS'd towns closer to TDr's core? Further notable ghost Mushroom midget yet another ghost in the north anyone else running out of slots? All teams seem to be taking their time with these conquests i can only presume it is because of slot shortages or the ongoing battles in the centre of the map. Active player count ( logging on in the last 4 weeks) 1054..so there is a chance but how many of these will ghost as the points goal to WW grows ever further? Also Matolwch from ZT is gone..had the funniest exchanges with him when i started Herm..shames he is not returning.



World Map


Quite easy to see where the battles lines are drawn , straight down the centre of the map..both alliances main have their WW islands well way from this mess. The south looks great fun, i really regret chucking all my cites down there now TD mixed in with ZT , it was always a great battle ground and houses some top attackers and defenders.

http://www.grepointel.com/map.php?server=en72&ref=hxotgsk9poqww82umhqz27z1dz391ny4idqrd


Key :
TDR - Green
Apoca -red
ZT - yellow
OL (stuck like kevlar between the two biggest alliances) Aqua marine
TS - Purple..and that is a wide spread you have there...

For those not in the know OL , TS and TDR are Pacted v's ZT and APOCA.


WEEKLY CONQUEST TALLY


The past 7 days have seen Apoca conquest 22 TDR towns for a lose of only 2. ZT have taken 3 from TDr for a loss of 4. Apoca have taken 2 against OL for a loss of 0.

EDIT...Will update with interviews and graphics tonight as i have to run out the door for an hour or two, mainly as i'm out of Jack daniels and smokes. BTW the youtube is coming too..soundtrack suggestions welcome -please get your attack fail of the week and conquest of the week reports to me asap.

MEET THE ALLIANCE LEADERS


Jonny the B = Founder of Zero Tolerance
Tell us a bit about your Grepo history, where did you start how long you have been playing and how you became ZT founder?

This was my first world and i started on the first day of the world. The only other worlds i have really played in are the Beta Test World Sandbox 2 and I have played in Pandosia for about 5 months.
I started as a normal member of ZT with no intention of doing anymore then that. After a couple of months i was asked to join the council. Then after the Nate saga happened IB sent me a message saying he was going into VM and didn't know when he would be back. He said he had made me the founder just in case he didn't come back. So that's how i ended up running the alliance.

There has been a lot of talk about the server closing, how do you feel as an alliance leader about this and whats the feeling inside ZT?

I think it has now got to the point with us that there is no point worrying about it. If we get there we get there. With so many from this world playing in the new world it is looking more and more like we won't. We will be playing the world till it ends no matter when that is. It's time to put aside all these stupid petty arguments. We need to remember this is a game and it is suppose to be enjoyed. So please lets enjoy what ever time is left in this world and lets get back to having a bit of fun.

Can you name the Best Attacker, defender and all -rounder you have at ZT


The best attacker at the moment is Gondriga. Even though he had been in VM for over month.
The best defender at the moment is me and 2dukesy2. But most of his points were earned before joining us.
The Best all rounder is FFFrank.

Name the players you rate most highly outside your alliance

The 3 players i rate the most outside of ZT would be (in no particular order)
guineeapig - A genuinely decent person. Even when attacking you.
Exorcistul - Wasn't too sure about him at first but you have to admire his determination to play this game cleanly and honestly.
The other one would be RedDevils0924. One of the most hot headed rudest arrogant SOB's you could ever meet. But also one of the most honest and decent players i've spoken too. Doesn't talk much anymore because he says i keep getting him to say things he doesn't want to say.

What are your plans for ZT after the EN.72, any plans to take ZT to another server like in pandosia?

As for any plans after this world i haven't really thought about it yet. I'm not sure i would want to run another alliance because of the amount of time it takes up. But saying that i couldn't be in another alliance unless i thought it was being run right. I was playing in Pandosia but after watching everyone in the world sit back and do nothing while one alliance built all seven wonders i realized how pathetic some of these alliances can be.

Who would you most like to fight one on one and why?

That would have to be the original AK42000. (Not that person pretending to be him now.)
Why? Just because i never liked him. The first time he attacked me i tried to give him some advice and told him to never send a fake attack without covering it with a spell. He replied with insults and assured me i wouldn't be in ocean 34 much longer. That was the beginning of June last year and i still have a city in O34. He has tried time and time again to take that city but as i told him then. He will never take a city from me and he never did.

Michael Cook - Transient drifters
1. Can you give us a bit of your background in Grepolis , How long you have been playing, what servers you have played in how you came to be a leader in Transient Drifters?

This is my first world, Hermonassa, so I've been playing now for 14 months. I tried playing in Pandosia but got bored so I ghosted.
I became a leader because of trust. My fellow members trusted me, felt I was a big help to my fellow members, especially smaller players and had some good ideas particularly about inclusion of the varied voices of the alliance and their concerns/issues and ideas. But mostly I think it was my communication skills and honesty. While my honesty has been a benefit internally, it has been a hindrance externally. Only OL, Tesla, nublex and Filip were as equally as honest as myself which made comms with them refreshing and got things accomplished. I was fortunate to work with Filip in TD and will miss nublex. I do wish I had had more comms with GuineaPig as I trust her and have enjoyed our too few comms.

2. There has been a lot of talk about the server closing , what are you feelings about this as an leader Of an alliance and what is the general feeling inside TDr about this issue?

I'd love for this world to get to the World of Wonders but I'm becoming rather ambiguous about it. The world has become boring. The enemy alliances have done nothing to prove they can be trusted to work with when it comes to the WW period. The game within the game is juvenille and distracting but more idiotic every day. Same old nonsense outside my alliance just a different day. The enemy alliances have made it impossible to have real comms with as neither can be trusted to keep details to themselves or to be honest enough to have a straight up conversation with so I don't care if or when they do communicate. I lay that at the feet of Jonny and SirCod. Both are liars and dishonest so how can you possibly have a conversation with either about the future of the server when they are only self serving? The other alliances like OL, Tesla, IMOG and the others are level and honest.
All the nonsense and not just on the externals, is making me say, who cares. But for the loyalty of the members I'm leading I may have already left. That however is something I cannot nor will do, just walk away from them. View attachment 11034


3. Inside your alliance who do you think are your best attacker, defender and all rounder?

Ak42000/Effinel/Anvill/Santa Smith are the best attackers. Best defenders are Gymdad/moonstone/KingKev/kamwei are the best defenders. Best all rounders are Ak42000/Effinel/Anvill/moonstone/GenericGreekName.

4. Outside the alliance which 3 players do you rate the most?

Gondriga, GuineaPig, jdeoro

5. What are your plans after EN.72 , will you stick out Sinope or take a break?

Haven't decided to be honest.

6. Tdr seem to of been a constant state of war since i joined the server but have remained the alliance to beat -to what do you attribute this success so far?

Location, ability, determination, will, leadership, direction and cohesion.


7. If you could fight one player one on one who would you choose and why?

No one. This is a team game. We fight and defend as a team and I hope we leave as a team.

Abrose -Teslas spears

Whats your grepo history and how did you become the leader of Teslas spears?

I actually haven't been playing as long as most of the leaders, this was one of my first worlds. I joined a few around the same time and learned from each of the alliances I joined. As each world advanced I knew that i'd have to choose so one by one I left my other worlds and focused on this one. The other server I played most in was Lapithos. Our alliance had a great group of people but we picked a fight too early on, before we were strong enough. A few weeks after I decided to leave that world my former alliance crumbled. While I have only played this game for around a year and a half, I love battle strategy games and already knew some of the basic principles. My alliance in Lapithos had some really great guides in the forums and I read each of them, they helped a lot. When I joined Tesla (we hadn't merged with the red spears yet) the alliance was a much smaller group focused in the O47 area. The world was still pretty new and I asked the founders for permission to recruit players in O45, where I was based. They agreed and from the players I recruited our alliance size doubled. Some of those players left us for one reason or another, but I found a few strong members and created a Tesla presence in O45. I became an ocean leader for 45 after that, because we had a large percentage of our cities in this ocean and our other leaders were all down south. eventually one of our two founders left the game and I was chosen to replace him, because I was one of our most active leaders.

There has been a lot of talk about the server closing, what are you thoughts about this issue as a leader?


We will keep playing as long as there is a world to play in; whether it is the end of the wonder era or before that. Our alliance is has been steadily growing and it would be a shame to waste what we put into this. This isn't a topic we really talk about inside of the alliance since we don't really have control over it. It seems pretty universal that people who are still playing want the world to stay open.

Well we don't have any stand-out members, everyone does their part. I think our strongest attacker is godsey, defender Ken-t (though that is our closest category, it depends on who is nearest to the battle) and all around Big Allan.

Any plans after EN.72 in Grepolis?

I'm not totally sure yet. I might take a bit of a break from the game, then decide whether I want to play another world. I have enjoyed the game a lot but I have to decide if it is worth another 2 years of my real life time.

There have been accusations in some quarters that TS are a feeder for TDR how would you answer these critics?

We are not a feeder alliance for TD. While we are certainly friendly and try to have each others backs we aren't a feeder alliance. Being a feeder implies we are pretty much the same alliance. They are not our leaders, we don't just do whatever they ask. When ZT attacked they helped us out, and for that we are grateful and will repay them, but that doesn't mean we are a feeder alliance. While not completely separate, we still work together when the other needs help especially against ZT, we are not just an extension of their alliance.

Who would you most like to battle one on one and why?

He will probably see this so I'd rather not say, he might already have figured it out. I might fight him eventually but for now he simply has too many cities for me to fight him one on one, and saying I'd like to fight him would serve no purpose other than to encourage him to attack me.View attachment 11035

Pornarous - Olympia Legacy
1. Can you give us a bit of your background in Grepolis , How long you have been playing, what servers you have played in how you came to be a leader in OL?
I have played for 3 years on 3 servers and jdeoro has played for 4 years and 7 servers. Our core kinda splintered up after the Oly server ended, this was the first server to open that fit our playing style. JD and I created the alliance so all our friends could be together again.


2. There has been a lot of talk about the server closing , what are you feelings about this as an leader Of an alliance and what is the general feeling inside OL about this issue?
It's a sad situation really and it's too bad so many good players were driven off the server. Nobody wants a server to end that they've put so much time and effort into, but with the current conditions, the OL rank and file players, like in many other alliances, are mixed between staying and leaving to other worlds.


3. Inside your alliance who do you think are your best attacker, defender and all rounder?
We don't necessarily grade our members this way. There are just too many variables. I will say this though, our members are very good at the most important player quality.... willingness to participate and eagerness learn. On Oly we were well known for our ability to teach new players the game. I would like to think we have continued that tradition here.

4. Outside the alliance which 3 players do you rate the most?
This is a very hard question. I honestly don't think we have faced them yet. We really haven't faced a lot of the top players currently in the world, so it's hard to fully rank them. And given the ebb and flow of Grepolis, some of the better players have departed this server already, and others have yet to rise and reveal themselves. Most everyone we have faced would not qualify for any of the 3 ratings compared to players we have faced from previous servers.

5. What are your plans after EN.72 , will you stick out Sinope or take a break?
I don't think a break is needed. I am not sure yet about Sinope. I'm a vibe and intuitive kinda guy, I'll see how Sinope feels after Herm closes or ends in WW.

6.with the merge that was predicted OL/TD not going ahead as of yet and concerns about players leaving OL and en72 how do you think as a founder you can turn things around?
I know a lot of people on this server had the idea that OL was just an extension of TD. In truth, we were here before TD. While we did work closely with TD and created some good friendships, we are and always have been our own alliance.

As to turning things around. I don't think that's really necessary. I have talked with many in the alliance since I came back from my health issues and our alliance has made their voice known and they want to continue as OL and see what happens.

7. If you could fight one player one on one who would you choose and why?
I want to say Devindred or orfizz, the best players I have ever gone up against. I have not yet faced any players of their caliber here on Herm. But, I may just get my chance, both of those players are on Sinope.View attachment 11036

Aitvaras - Apocalypse
Tell us a bit of your Grepo history and how you became a founder in apocalypse?

Started about 4.5 years ago Think it was Epsilon, not sure about that. Played on a nuber of en-worlds and some locale ones. Took an one year break from the game and started again when this world opened. Wanted just to play a bit without anny hassle, but not happy with the alliances I was in and the way they where led, I started Pande. From there a leadership in the Pande/TE merge was a natural thing.

A lot of talk about the server closing, how do you feel as an alliance leader regarding this issue?

When it happens, it happens. The only thing we can do about it, is keeping things as interesting as possible for all members in and outside the alliance. The general feelings about it in Apoc various.

Who would you rate as your alliances best attacker, defender and all -rounder?

Difficult to answer, specially the defender part coz we are not often at that end of the stick. Maybe I would go with guineeapig as attacker, HNTM as defender and Exorcistul as all rounder. But it really is a team effort on all matters

Who do you rate most highly outside your own alliance?

nublex, FFFrank and KingKevWIns

Any plans after Herm , will you stick with sinope?

Already on Sinope to fill the building time here

You merge with The exiles was seen as a pretty clever move towards winning the server, can you tell me how this came about?

TE had the same attitude and feel of the game as we had. The TE leaders and me started this server in the same alliance. Unhappy with how things where done there, we left. The only reason we didn't end-up in the same alliance then was the distance between us. But that we would join forces in the future was already clear at that time.

Can you tell me the player you would like to fight one on one if given the chance?

I won't, you play this game together. If I wanted to go solo I would choose an other game. The team spirit is what made TE and Pande a force to be reckoned with, even when we had a small amound of members16ffb6153fec7720beac9e0881ae5f97.jpg


Grepo Fail of the week: that moment when you realise you sent your ALU to land before your ls hit..and didn't send an escort either ..1 Reem would of wiped it so not quite the high level of fail we look for here at the 'Jamo times' but thanks all the same for being a good sport SirCod...please send more reports and excuse the ing. someone told me puush was simple to us..weell not for me lol! shark you lie!!! ps if you look closely i also get fail of the week for being mac illiterate -free spy report!!!!
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Sir Codfish

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The past 7 days have seen Apoca conquest 22 TDR towns for a lose of only 2.
I thought you were going to keep this PnP free... Oh right, those are just more cold hard facts! :D

I'd + Rep you for the paper if I could. I look forward to the second half!
 
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jamovic1

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thank car -it will be finished in the AM for some reason no one wants to send me their fails -apart from SC he has a good sense of hulour..i do have some classic ones against me from ZT and TD archived but as the editor i must be neural..where are the best conquest reports? best to start with a spy report showing the troop levels and the final successful cs landing...also this video is based from morts in en81 but i hate metal so i need a song suggestion otherwise it will be serbian hip hop..:p

Next edition i will ask CRA300, Godsay, Dawna123, GGN and DJonso for interviews if they accept. If anyone in IMOG MP or any other alliance feels left out please pm me in game and we'll get that done too.
 
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Jonny the B

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Just one question i have to ask. At what point have i ever lied to you Michael. The last time you mentioned me you said i never replied to any of the messages you sent me. If i didn't reply how could i lie to you.

Strange how you lot in TD still believe all the that Nate used to say about me. Face facts. He was an a-hole who lied with every breath he took and you all followed him without question. That really doesn't say much for you does it.
 

jamovic1

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Just one question i have to ask. At what point have i ever lied to you Michael. The last time you mentioned me you said i never replied to any of the messages you sent me. If i didn't reply how could i lie to you.

Strange how you lot in TD still believe all the that Nate used to say about me. Face facts. He was an a-hole who lied with every breath he took and you all followed him without question. That really doesn't say much for you does it.
I'm going to say something here that will shock many i'm sure..total u-turn but i can admit when I'm wrong ..Jon is a pretty stand up dude speaking from my own experience, our previous tiff's weren't really based on facts as i joined the server late, more on others opinions. I suppose if he wrote a thread called 'OL server destroyer' we would of got in an argument based on that too so i'll hold my hands up and say i called it wrong. I was impressed with his answers to the questions laid out in the paper, i thought actually he might not respond as i t was me running it but he was accommodating. Liked the bit about putting the petty arguments away and enjoying the game..

I'll equally say that michael is one of the nicest guys i met in grep as well tho. I have no idea about this Nate history as it was before my time but it seems to of soured a lot of things here, perhaps if he hadn't done a runner we would get some answers from him, bu the fact he done a runner and left behind all this bad feeling is pretty indicative of the dudes character IMO. Now cod will disagree for the purpose of PnP as will others but i really don't blame TDr for anything nate said or did..michael to his credit inherited a mess and has tried to work things out..but somehow TDr will always be tarred with suspicion from nates actions and that won't go away.

I have no idea what went on between Jon and michael, perhaps the lies part refers to the disbandment thing, in fairness it did compromise TDr badly and a few (including myself) felt we gave to much slack when this was on going, at the time i was all for forcing the disbandment by moving on ZT but was overruled. However at the time i also said to jon by PM perhaps an option was to form a small active alliance a la OL so i was a bit contradictory there..but thats herm it changes from hour to hour when big events happen..anyway
Think thats as diplomatic as i'm ever going to be..hope yu can all put past grievances behind you and play out the server in good spirit, and enjoy the pNp lads...give it back if you don't like whats being said -stop being defensive and go on the attack would be my advice -if you look at it from a different perspective we could all be having a lot more fun with it ..believe me cod and arch are good at what they do but if i was in your shoes well lets just say i'd give as good as i got.

i fully expect an invite to ZT with founders spot now Jon :p
 

Sir Codfish

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A great paper Jam. It was good to see little bias when giving credit to players skills.

Given Tesla were on the paper, I'd like to request IMOG/MP in any future ones.

Michael Cook - Transient drifters
But mostly I think it was my communication skills and honesty. While my honesty has been a benefit internally, it has been a hindrance externally. Only OL, Tesla, nublex and Filip were as equally as honest as myself which made comms with them refreshing and got things accomplished.
An exceptionally humble self description there. We need a new poop shiner over here, Cook just rubbed his own poop so hard his arm fell off.

Michael Cook - Transient drifters
so I don't care if or when they do communicate. I lay that at the feet of Jonny and SirCod. Both are liars and dishonest so how can you possibly have a conversation with either about the future of the server when they are only self serving?
It's sad when a leader allows their ill conceived personal feelings to be more important than their members well being. For me, leaders are there to do right by an alliance.

Strange how you lot in TD still believe all the that Nate used to say about me. Face facts. He was an a-hole who lied with every breath he took and you all followed him without question. That really doesn't say much for you does it.
Well, not only did they allow him to lead them - unless IGMs are no longer proof, it's clear they were part of his sordid leadership.

Just one question i have to ask. At what point have i ever lied to you Michael
I'd like to ask the same. The best they will come up with is "Oh you've miss represented the truth!" In essence, they'll call me a liar for suggesting Nate didn't act as independently as they claim, something for which I've given ample evidence of. That makes my stance an informed position, not lies or dishonesty.

There is no example of me pro-actively acting dishonestly when I've represented my alliance or otherwise. My opinion based on IGMs somehow makes me a liar :/

NG/*revolution* (and arguably OL though not all players attribute it's collapse to merge negotiations) <---- all fell victim to the fruit of the poisoned tree, straight from their 'allies' hands.

Yet cook claims it's nearly every alliance but TD & allies that are untrustworthy!? That's a fine example of the PnP he likes to pretend he doesn't take part in. One must maintain the mask at all costs, eh cook.
 
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Michael Cook

Chiliarch
Oh John...Prior to those pm's you haven't replied to you actually did reply to a couple. And we did chat in the Skype chat room created for saving the server. I have always been available for a conversation John and still am.
I agree however that Nate was an a**hole in-game, but a real nice guy on a personal level outside of the game. We did to a degree follow him blindly as he would tell those outside of the alliance something different than what he was telling those of us on Council. So technically yes, that is following blindly. How could you not when you don't know? Which is the reason why we became a democracy and took his power away to act solely when aspects of the extent of what he was doing started to be revealed but the extent of it wasn't even gleaned until later. It actually says alot about us that we alone drove him from this world so that nonsense of his could not continue on.
And yes, painting an entire alliance with the same brush, just from the actions of one individual is ridiculous and doesn't say much about others outside of TD.

I'll leave the pnp to the "players" of it. Let those outside of TD play at it as they've only made themselves to be shown as buffoons and liars but mostly not worthy of my or anyone's time.
 

Sir Codfish

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It actually says alot about us that we alone drove him from this world so that nonsense of his could not continue on.
What utter Hogwash. You guys claimed not to have known about all his schemes to explain why you all wished him such a heartfelt farewell, how sad you said you were when he left, etc. Documented MM's and PMs show this. Now you're trying to claim you drove him from the server?

I'm not sure I could ever untangle the TD web of lies.

And yes, painting an entire alliance with the same brush, just from the actions of one individual is ridiculous and doesn't say much about others outside of TD.
... Erm, you literally just did that. Myself & Jonny were the figurative cans of paint that you tried to put on your brush and smear all over our respective alliances.
 

Jonny the B

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Oh John...Prior to those pm's you haven't replied to you actually did reply to a couple. And we did chat in the Skype chat room created for saving the server. I have always been available for a conversation John and still am.
I agree however that Nate was an a**hole in-game, but a real nice guy on a personal level outside of the game. We did to a degree follow him blindly as he would tell those outside of the alliance something different than what he was telling those of us on Council. So technically yes, that is following blindly. How could you not when you don't know? Which is the reason why we became a democracy and took his power away to act solely when aspects of the extent of what he was doing started to be revealed but the extent of it wasn't even gleaned until later. It actually says alot about us that we alone drove him from this world so that nonsense of his could not continue on.
And yes, painting an entire alliance with the same brush, just from the actions of one individual is ridiculous and doesn't say much about others outside of TD.

I'll leave the pnp to the "players" of it. Let those outside of TD play at it as they've only made themselves to be shown as buffoons and liars but mostly not worthy of my or anyone's time.
But you still haven't told me when it was that i lied to you.
 

jamovic1

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THE JAMO TIMES Issue 2


Editorial : In these troubled times one thing is certain.. Herm WILL now make the age of wonders, The only question is who will be around to play? Are TDr going to walk away from Herm to go to EN81 (things aren't much better there) when they actually have a good chance to win if they get their act together? Will the OL exodus continue.i have been party to a few reports sent to the Jamo times which show what appears to be a last hurra from many OL players Aimed at Kirky 007 and Tartan blue (none at Traitor-vic so far tho i did receive a 1001 spy from an OL member...not quite sure whether to feel insulted or laugh) but this is getting PnP y and this is not the point of this Newspaper as you all know. having a look around some of the WW sites on grepointel i would now strongly favour TD to lift WW IF and it is a big IF ..they get their act together. WW sites need island managers, a delivery plan and short Trade times with active players..something apoca seem to excel in is organisation but once ww starts - and it will - all bets are off.


FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!!!!!!


From the 18th to the 23 th of Feb Greps ABP champs and DBP champs can be found here :http://www.grepointel.com/topkillers.php?server=en72&startdate=2015-02-18&enddate=2015-02-23.. no big surprises here, apoca dominating again..guinespig is going to town as usual..a good few ZT have made good ABP and hit the top ten also..The DBP list, well it reads like a who's leaving without clearing their city's for their alliance list... The Editor does however have a feeling that TDr are now realising that war at this point is futile and have turned their attention to building defence and managing WW sites..could they be bamboozling SC and co?* War huuh! Good god ya'll what is it good for -absolutley nothing*- if your fighting in 54 and your enemy is sorting wonders 3 oceans away...:D

Important Alliance Info
Breaking News.

It has just been brought to our attention that Herms no.9 alliance has just entered into a mutual defence pact with Both Tartan blue and Kirky007. surely any who might attack these 2 players are now going back to the drawing board?..also Ait of Apoca has found what can only be described as the BP trap from heaven - if you want BP try taking a ghost in 034 from TDr..i expect this to become an apoca tactic tho, how long can they continue sending this much support so far and at what cost to 54? But we all know the old Grep adage , its quicker to build and send a Reem than LS...


Conquest tally


in the last 7 days:


Apoca 20 v's TDr 3 ouch.
Apoca 7 v's OL 0 ....OL have left the building -this would NEVER of happened before Jan. 25th (also known as national server traitors day lol!) -makes me sad to see them throw in the towel.
ZT 9 v's TDr 4 - first time in a long time , ZT getting back in the game big time in the south.
OL 1 v's ZT 0...has to be Moshey is my guess...dude will never give up.

I'm going to call it, the majority of these have been against inactives in enemy conquest however, they all count. If your not tripped, not taking your internals and losing them to the enemy then it is still a lose and still as important (especially geographically) as losing an active city....are you all low on slots? I hope your getting the Trojan war HS bonuses in now...

Maporama

Map1 shows all the alliances (top6) in their different shades, looks messy (the colour key is inside the Map)http://www.grepointel.com/map.php?server=en72&ref=g7rcm5vj18h7pfrfp1k2h7qto4qiyji3bq6696y

Now look again , if as i expect TDr go with OL and TS v's ZT, APOCA and MP

http://www.grepointel.com/map.php?server=en72&ref=e62li7qhsg6w3tzomz73to2vuqhdmxl4wipgn2
Pretty even looking with some interesting incursions on each others oceans... I say its still all to play for.



Still awaiting dumb dumb reports and champion reports to come in, as i say i have some old ones archived but i wish to be neutral so i'll only post if no one else sends me any- lighten up guys please...




MEET THE ALLIANCES: this week a mix of leaders and regular players -meet the alliances of EN.72


DAWNA123 of Olympia Legacy:
1. OL has a pretty solid reputation for being a strong alliance in spite of its limited numbers, what has made it work so well in your opinion?

we work as a team. if one member needs support, everyone sends some. if one member picks a target, they only need to ask, and everyone will pitch in to help. a small, well-built wall is much safer than a massive one filled with holes.


2. Can you name OL's best attacker, defender and all rounder (and you can't say' nobody its a team game' lol!)

we don't really look at that very much, but I can still give you my opinion on it.
best attacker, I think, would be LisaLJ, now that she's returned. she's just about unstoppable.
Best defender, I would say moshey2. I can't even count the times ZT has tried, unsuccessfully, to remove mosh. from their ocean.
best all rounder is kind of difficult to determine. not too many of us are in a good position to be both defenders and attackers- most of us get mostly one kind of BP. I guess the best person for this one would be Moshey again.


3. Name 3 players outside OL who you think are worthy allies /opponents and why?

Michael Cook is a good ally to have. he's one of the most honest people here, and he's very polite in conversations.

now that tartanblue and Kirky007 have joined Apocalypse, they have become pretty worthy opponents. given that they're sitting on our WW islands,they could make things very difficult for us.

4. what has been you favourite moment in the whole time you played EN.72? it can be an op, a conquest a defense any single event.

probably removing Lord Snow from our ocean. it happened ages ago, so I don't know who'll remember him, but he was a real jerk in the PMs. taking one of his last two cities despite crippling morale was very satisfying.

5. You were often the voice of reason in the coalition and I, like many others, feel you were responsible for keeping it together so long showing good diplomatic skill and leadership potential. With that in mind why have you not gotten more involved in leadership and other diplomacy?

well, I'm still in college, so at times I'm busy with projects and studying. also, I'm not a very outspoken person. I spoke up when I felt it was important (and I don't mind giving the interview), but otherwise, I'm not very comfortable speaking up. bad past experiences and all.

6. After Herm. is finished, will you continue to play on in sinope, or come join me in the greatest pre made ever in en.82?

I don't know what I'm going to do yet. on one hand, a world set at a faster pace will be too fast for me to keep up with while still balancing my studies, so the best thing to do, if Herm. closes down before I'm out of college, would be to take a break. on the other hand, it'll feel completely weird not logging into Grep. every morning. so I'll have to see. but if I do keep playing, I'll probably join everyone in Sinope.

Generic Greek Name -Transient Drifters
1. Can you give us a bit of background on your Grep history, how long you've been playing and what brought you up the ladder at TDr?

Been playing since the start of this world, Was turned onto the game by mate Dan. He was playing on another world at the time and told me about Herm starting and he suggested I join. So I did... Been here ever since, Unfortunatly he has now stopped playing the game due to RL stuff. As for my rise in TD, I joined TD from Wreckless shortly before they folded and I have been climbing ever since then. I never asked to join the council, BloodCount suggessted me and here Iam....


2. I recall from our time working together in the coalition against ZT some great op's can you single out any favourite personal triumphs from this time.

We tried to organize duel ops but nothing ever really came of them (edit -we have since agreed that GGN was being grumpy here and we held some fantastic op's together...:p). Personal favorite op we ran though was an op TD did on Iapetus The Impaler though...


3. If we were at servers start , with the knowledge of hindsight what if anything would you do differently?

Yes, We are wiser about PnP and having the foresight to not trust either Nate or Sir Cod...


4. Name your best attacker, defender and all rounder inside TDR

Best Attacker: KingKev
Best Defender: billythebairn
All Rounder: Florin Gurin


5. Name 3 players outside your own alliance that you think are the best players in Herm and why?

DJOnso1, a very tactical player with a good eye for a target.
Gondriga, a very respectful person and a very good player.
Shanavoher, see Gondriga..


6. how are you finding speed 2 game play in en 81 compared with the pace of Herm?(and you can't say 'its faster ' lol! be expansive..)

Iam adaptable.. Its a lot quicker and takes a little getting used to but that said Iam not to amused with all the gold whores. But I could say the same here on herm sometimes to be honest.... Not to familiar with the concept of Hero's so that was something new to discover and learn about. I do like Artemis and hope that is rolled out to all worlds..


Filip MKD -Macedonian Phalanx
1. Can you tell us about your grepolis history, how long have you been playing and why you chose EN.72? Playing for more than 4 years and choose EN.72 because of the big alliance members limit where a super alliance can be establish to win the world.


2. Inside your alliance who do you think are you strongest players in attack, defence and best all round player? nublex, Darkstorm78, EOS61 and Madealer


3. Outside of MP who are the 3 players you respect the most for their gameplay?
guineeapig, ZOURITE and NightMaster who left


4. With WW coming soon do MP have plans to merge or just to play the game out as a small alliance?
To merge


5. If you could fight any player one against one who would you choose and why?
NightMaster and FFFrank Edit- ( apparently the why has been left out of this, so I'm going to start making up answers next week e.g. -'i want to fight FFFrank due to a childhood trauma...'

SirCodFish - Apocalypse:
1. Can you give us a bit of your background in Grepolis, How long you have been playing, what servers you have played in, how you came to be a leader in Apoca?

Herm is my first server. I remember talking to Ait in the early days, neither of us wanted leadership positions but our then alliance sucked more than a TD attack operation. We set up shop in different Oceans, fortune decided we'd merge down the line to create the awesomeness that is Apocalypse.

2. There has been a lot of talk about the server closing what are you feelings about this as a leader of an alliance and what is the general feeling inside Apoc about this issue?

Unlike Michael Cook before me, I shan't use this question to deliver unsavoury PnP(editor-* ahem*:p.) Sure, I remember there being talk of the server closing back in November if not before. While we are open to options that would see us to end game and I'd do what I can for my members to ensure that happens, the prospect of a premature closure won't stop us having fun. Personally, I echo that last sentiment more strongly than most as WWs are boring.Editors comment -i was going to let this one slide , however, as this is your first sever how would you know that WW are boring? finally caught ya!!!!

3. Who would you rate as your alliances best attacker, defender and all -rounder?

Best attacker: guineeapig the hungry.
Best all rounder: A hard call, I'll go with Exorcistul.
Best Diplomat: Craigius Murrius, the architect of our old coalitions rules (that I stole credit for, lol).
Best defender: HNTM - I still get an eye twitch when I think of all the times he sniped me and my alliance.





4. Who do you rate most highly outside your own alliance?

Best attacker: Gondriga by reputation, I never had the pleasure myself.
Best all rounder: Probably KingKevWIns
Best Diplomat: Without a doubt RedDevils0924. *snigger*
Best defender: N/A

5. Can you tell me the player you would like to fight one on one if given the chance?

guineeapig!! I know I'd get my derrière kicked but it'd be fun.


6.if you had to pick a slogan for the top 3 alliances, what would they be?

Transient Drifters - "Who recruits wins, virtue is for the weak."
Apocalypse - "Do or do not. There is no try.”
Zero Tolerance - "Like a bad smell, we knock you off your feet, then we linger."

No response from FFFrank, the ZT player i asked to contribute, so next week we'll see if we can get DJonso to submit to my will...updates to follow this is a first draft
 
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Sir Codfish

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Nice paper Jam.

Haha, Herm is my first world. I've never been shot but I'm confident it'd hurt. Same thing goes for WWs, a bit of research led me to my conclusion :p

Zero Tolerance - "Like a bad smell, we knock you off your feet, then we linger."
@ZT - A colourful way to pay homage to your original vigour and eventual longevity. :p
 

jamovic1

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due to the overwhelming positive feedback i don't think i'll bother my hole doing another paper..cheers!:D
 

DeletedUser47263

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sorry, I've been busy.

it's a good issue. and hey, maybe we've given up or maybe we're just biding our time...
 

jamovic1

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i hope its the latter dawna sincerely i do..sent a few hellos yesterday to see who was wake - and give out some BP (you need it to grow by all accounts) Bowsee is still around at least..everyone else apart from lisa kinda went ..*eh?*..still it is my hope that en 72 will come to life now ww are a coming..i actually deleted my account then thought better of it something keeps dragging me back to herm..and i don't know why..really i have en81 +2 at speed 2 and 3 but there's something about herm (a bit like something about mary with less 'hair gel')

BTW just for the record weekend up at kirky's was awesome..apparantley he has shagged everyone ...(this does not include the author)