From first hand experience then... lol.... is it possible in a city u just conquered to build around 1000 slingers, 40-50 odd catapults, 2 CSs plus LS and transports to take a same island city 24 hours later?!Staiting a fact? xD I would call it assumption.
I think the difference is that HT will go head to head with a team, try to beat them, and if beaten offer homes to those who showed promise-- if we have room in the alliance. Our approach shows players respect, as a worthy opponent is then asked to become a teammate. Those invited here fought well and were just on the other side of circumstance. TF waits for other people to weaken teams and then rushes in with offers of a better life. The end game is the same-- TF wants the same 5 players HT wants-- but just takes em all, then weeds the others out and they leave the game or are eaten, or sit in a secondary alliance and buff up the front lines. If players want to learn the game they can do that without being used to buff up the main team. To truly be a "benefactor" to newer players, one would instead take them to some rim fights and focus on true skill building fighting their own wars, completely independent of the main war, keeping them interested. (I keep saying my next server will be this.) I don't fault TF for that though, they aren't here to create good rim players, they're here to further their own cause, just like everyone else. But if you look at the remaining SDSU roster in TF/PC... it's the same end as it would've been otherwise. It's just easier to "feel better" about the optics. If you want to remain a full separate team, instead of joining another alliance, you move as a team and create a new core from which to keep fighting-- that's what HH/Dogs have done, adjusted and moved and stuck to their independence. The full merger approach is when people want to both keep their team intact and also win... so they pretend they are meeting both of those goals, which just isn't possible in domination.We had that mindset in SDSU OOC, against the rest of O44. Yes its a strategy many would aspire to.
Unfortunately we were seen as a "rising threat" and got out-golded (no, this is not me complaining against gold use, just stating a fact) and HT went for the jugular before a talented bunch of fighters even really stood a chance to get established. And fair play to you all, I would have done the exact same....
So what do you do when "plan A" doesnt work out? You go for "Plan B"....or quit....
There are many players like me, who arent big gold spenders, who are "slow starters"... but over time catch up. And we dont roll over, we've seen the hard times and losing cities = more slots to come back stronger.
HTs attitude to the players like me was "search and destroy". . and send to the rim. TF however sees the long term potential in players and gives them a second chance to rebuild into the players they can be.
So NO.... am not personally playing for the win.... first and foremost am playing for fun with a great group of players.... but what drives me to improve IS the fact that HT (I would argue, arrogantly) dismissed players like me as little more than "food". And thats a powerful inspiration to prove you all wrong
Great BP was it? Super awesome Ian...you are so great! And against a team three times smaller than you to boot. Beautiful. I bet it was some great hits.Did a summer wasp just flew by?
anyway, yea was expected, some great bp.
Dude, was that last part really necessary? Does this statement ring a bell to you "On a serious note it would be amazing if the respectful discussion that ended up happening on the previous thread carried over to this one (leave your salt at the door please)!"I love how you have the time to write long rants like this that make 0 sense but somehow still manage 1 sentence interview responses. Yet they still managed to make you look dumber than this one post.
Your right. I am sure the lack of certain posts will show that i know i was wrong in this sense.Dude, was that last part really necessary? Does this statement ring a bell to you "On a serious note it would be amazing if the respectful discussion that ended up happening on the previous thread carried over to this one (leave your salt at the door please)!"
Maybe if you want the respectful discussion to occur in your paper comments, you should contribute to it instead of just picking the low-hanging fruit insults and throwing them around.
With all due respect what you should do is kick the guy that's clearly in the tank for your enemies. He is practically an honorary member at this point and after what they did to his team it makes me want to vomit, to be totally honest. There you go Saa was that a clear enough answer? Want more?Looks like I'll have to put on my dictator hat and introduce martial law in Hounds soon
Gosh, I hope Ian didn't spend a lot of money on all the simming he did with us in 110. I only remember giving him cities to help him relocate, then he was pretty much inactive the rest of the server.I love how James has a problem with players who gold ONLY when they don't play on his team. Ian played with James in 110, I don't remember him crying about his gold use then.
Besides, Ian's a 1000x better of a player.