(Sorry for the finish part in the beginning)
"kaikki hyvä loppuu aikanaan, ja tämänkin aikakauden lopun aika on koittanut. Solomonille annettiin sormus, johon oli kaiverrettu viesti, joka voi poistaa kaiken ilon tai surun. Viestin voisi kääntää näin: "Tämäkin on ohimenevää." On sekä ilo että suru julistaa koko Travianille, että tämäkin on nyt mennyt ohitse! Toivottavasti olette nauttineet kuluneista kuukausista. Kiitokset teille, jotka pysyitte mukana loppuun saakka.
Tulokset: Päivä oli jo kääntynyt iltaan, mutta silti työläiset kylässä -Nalles Välgörenhet raatoivat läpi talvisen yön aina varuillaan lukemattomien armeijoiden varalta, jotka marssivat heitä kohti aikomuksenaan tuhota heidän työnsä tulokset. Työläiset olivat tietoisia siitä, että he kilpailivat aikaa vastaan ja heillä oli vastassaan suurin uhka, minkä heidän kansansa oli koskaan kohdannut. Heidän väsymättömät ponnistuksensa palkittiin 02:04, kun tuntematon työläinen asetti viimeisen kiven rakennelmaan, joka tultaisiin aina muistamaan mahtavimpana luomuksena kautta historian sitten nataarien kukistumisen.
"HKfc" sekä hänen liittoumansa "Byggare Bob" olivat ensimmäisiä, jotka onnistuivat saamaan Maailmanihmeen valmiiksi. He kuluttivat saavutukseensa miljoonia resursseja ja puolustivat luomustaan sadoin tuhansin sotilain. Sen vuoksi "Byggare Bob"ansaitsee arvonimen "Aikakauden voittaja".
"Concrete Guys" hallitsi suurinta valtakuntaa. Hänen kanssaan tittelistä kamppailivat "Clandestine" ja "Nalle Wahlroos".
"Verzik Vitur" surmasi eniten vihollisen sotilaita ja oli mahtavin ja pelätyin komentaja.
"Hellyus" oli loistokkain puolustaja. Hän surmasi vihollisiaan kyliensä porteilla tahraten ympäröivät maat vihollistensa verellä. "
So, the 1st normal speed Nordic server is over! I have a lot to say, but I try to keep it as short as possible, so you won’t get bored! All in all, our Alliance was one of the best I have ever played in. The atmosphere was mostly good and most of the people enjoyed this round. Also, almost everything functioned really well when supposed to. People had fun, but also understood what was expected of them. I’m proud that I could be part of something like this! But… there is always some shit happening behind the curtains and everything is not what it seems.
Before the round started
I have to say that what happened before the round started is one of the main reasons, we had so strong group on the server. Most of you already know this, but before we knew about nordics merging, I was trying to gather most of the active normal scene players on one server (FI4) to do something about dropping level of finnish servers. At the time we heard about the merge there were several premade finnish groups already made. Leaders of three biggest (Me, Neurocid and Kain) started talking about what this change would mean and pretty fast we started to wonder if it would be possible to create one huge finnish alliance. At this point we also had heard rumours that norwegians and swedes would have strong groups coming to the server aswell, so it kinda strengthened this idea we were playing with.
We decided to keep the original rosters on server to minimise drama and conflicts, as in finnish scene there are lots of ”big egos” that dont get along very well. Minimising drama became our number one thing to work with. Clear rules that everyone needs to follow with effective punishments, which saw some use in early game as we kicked some players out because they didnt follow our rules. When time passed, I became a bit softer with these. Some things, like recruitment were kept on mainleader of every individual alliance and some things we decided to do together, like coordinating def. During the server these things changed a lot. Members of 609 were devided into HKfc and VIP to get alliance bonus donations more focused. This took some effort so that we would still be able to keep some people in different alliances. At the same time, we also started to mentally merge into one alliance, instead of three. We were really surprised about the fact that people behaved really well, which made it possible for all of us to get closer and to be one working alliance, instead of two or three. There were many that had doubts about this, and I can`t say that I personally believed that this would happen like this.
We set some limits (40 acc/alliance = max 120 in total), started to chart roles and tribes of every account and make needed changes to make it work for us and all that usual stuff. In the beginning there were something like 60-70 accounts in total. We decided to bring every leader from those three premades to our new leader team, which turned out to be a bad choise, but more about that later. We also decided that we would try to fit everyone in, no matter what they had done in the past or what people thought about them. Regarding this; some turned out to be totally different from what was the general understanding, as some were exactly what we feared.
Start of the round
As the start came closer, so did problems. Even tho there were just few who could send out invitations to our discord channel, there still were lots of people joining that no one seemed to know anything about. HKfc was really organised and I personally knew everyone pretty well. 609 was close behind in this allthough Neuro slacked a bit with our sheets so I just needed to ask him. I believe this and the fact that we were pretty likeminded in many subjects started to make us closer… VIP on the otherhand seemed to be pretty outspread. Kain did not seem to have hold of his Alliance and leaderteam and because of this, it just became harder to work with Kain. Even tho it had been pretty easy to communicate and plan before these problems started, I and Neuro started to plan things more and more in private. So, I spent my time sorting out who these people were as no one else seemed to be interested. In total I had to discuss with close to 30 people, some of them didnt even know if they were going to play or what they had joined when joining the channel.
I tried to emphasize to others that we need to be more accurate with what is going on, but it had little to nonimpact on what was happening. We even decided deadlines on when we would stop recruiting no matter how many accs we have, but still there were more people coming in almost every day. At some point it ended, but it was frustrating while it lasted. Also, I tried to avoid taking control over everything as long as possible, but in the end it didnt matter as it all came for me to handle.
We decided to take total control over northeast and its borders. Settling 2nd villages was mainly smooth with cpl fuck ups, but nothing too serious. Sadly, most of the people who settled on grey zone were not that active and Aesir settled on grey aswell and they were active. Also, even tho we highly adviced people to make some def early on, some did just sims with no standing def in their caps and got hurt. There were some discussions about how to take control of the situation in the grey zone. Boosting sweeps was one of them, which had some support, but also some opposition. In the end we decided that we could do that with small circles around grey zone, but it never happened, as none seemed to be interested enough to start running that.
In our huge team of leaders (there were 17 of us if I remember correctly) we tried to get more organised. But as time passed there were close to nothing happening. There were no spontaneity and people were really passive, everyone was kinda waiting for someone to tell what to do. Even tho I didnt want that, I started to take more responsibilities in what was happening as no one else would have done that. This led to changes in the leadteam, happily without any drama. Later on, more were cast out, with some drama.
Here I will list every person that had some kind of management “status” during this server:
Kain (Thugawunkwunk) (Quit later)
Neurocid (Jorma Heart) (Irl stuff = passivated)
Petrn (Algot) (Step aside early)
Tempest (Algot) (Step aside early)
Qummi (Concrete Guys) (irl stuff = passivated near end)
Ptt (Nalle) (active after winter season)
Splintter (My Little Pony)
Luti (Randy Marsh) (kicked out)
Mave (Mohikaani) (Step aside early)
Meardon-G (Doctor Who) (Step aside early)
Vilho (Demi Lovato)
Skandalf (Demi Lovato) (Passivated pretty early)
Milix (Foxy Knoxy) (mostly passive)
Muumio (Thugawunkwunk) (kicked out)
Rasse (Unnamed) (Step aside early)
Tume (Unnamed) (Step aside early)
People that were recruited later:
Kalkkuna (Gambinaneuvos) (pretty passive)
JJ (Agu Anga)
Arget (Byggare Bob)
Working with Kain became harder and harder. Less and less communication between us and we also saw some wierd stuff going on and some stuff happened that made me question his discernment. He praised his recruits, some of which were playing on our least active accounts. Also, some of them turned out to be really hard to work with and some didnt seem to have any idea of how to play this game.
First was the case with Paavo. If you are reading this, Im really sorry for what happened to you. This guys account had been farmed for a day or two, atleast that is what Paavo himself said and what the evidense showed. One morning I saw Kain talking abot this, that something should be done. Same evening, we were talking about this account. He said that this is enough for him and Kain kicked him out. There was no discussion about this before that day (I remember checking the logs back then many times to be sure). Kain kept telling that it had been going on for over a week and he had tried to offer help many times, while talking to Paavo himself, he said that Kain had contacted him last night and he didnt have time to answer because of a long day at work. Also, we couldn’t find or see any earlier reports of anyone raiding him other than that last night. Paavo got drunk, started attacking us and he took it as a peraonal insult from Kain, so there were no ways to discuss the situation.
Kain seemed to take everything really personally and at that point we did not know what his actual influense was in VIP and what would happen if we brought it up with him, so we decided it was better to let him do his stuff as long as it would not have anymore negative impact. From what I know now we just should have kicked him out of the leaderteam back then and things would have been much better.
It was about same time when Meucci started to have problems with his account. I recieved many pm’s regardin his situation. Den glider in was built so that it needed heavy active raiding to run and there were just him and Fosse doing it actively. Also, I don’t know what was happening with other players of this account, but it looked really messy. Fosse quit like 5 times durin first 50 days or so and meucci ended up burn outting himself from the server. Fosse took over that account, until he got tired of playing alone and Fyry took over the account as his own was in really bad shape as his focus was on another server for the first cpl of months and Fosse moved into McKärsämö.
I was really dissapointed in Fyry. As Den was still ment to build 1x ww rammer, but Fyry failed to do that. The worst part is that if he had just said that I dont have the time all would have been cool, but it came out when I was asking for update of the state of that hammer. 2~3 weeks from the last check, hammer was actually smaller than on the previous check. Trainer had been there like normal and actually just 2-3 days before I heard about this. When I went to check the account, every granary and warehouse was full…
Accounts Aamukasa and Teemuki got kicked out for not following the rules. One was private farming the other but didnt accept anyone else to farm the other… Situation escalated when they spiked some of our own attacks in there from every other account that tried to benefit.
Raja was one of Kain’s accounts that was ment to build a ww rammer, but it turned out that the player was really inactive and had no clue what ww rammer even ment… When this came up as I was chatting with all ww hammer builders Kain`s first reaction was something like:” well, he is not doing a rammer anymore”. Like teaching and helping him wouldnt be a choise at all?
Ratsureima was always trying to provoke people, he got himself suspended on our disc server many times, until I actually had to create personal restrictions for him. He said clearly that he would not change the way he acted, so this was the only solution. I believe this had a passivating affect on his motivation and it was partially behind him quitting.
Getting more organised
It took a lot of time for people to drop their prejudices. I believe it wasnt until artes that people finally started to relax a bit. Also, many people seemed really helpless in the beginning. Like thinking that leaders are there to solve their every problem and do everything for them. I still remember people asking me to ask around who has some scouts to help cheking some possible ops targets. In early game most people were really active on doing small opses and planning things together with their neighbours, some even soloed. We even had some fun while there were smaller finnish alliances that started blaming us being cowards as we were just attacking small alliances etc. and didnt want to challenge other big alliances. They clearly had no idea how to play this game.
We started to get some pressure from our members after d50 to start opsing in larger scale. it was around d70-80 when we finally started it. In the beginning with small volume, as we really did not have that many sweeps ready for opsing, but it was a good start and we kept opsing weekly from that first ops until the very end. There was a very clear idea on what we wanted to do. Aesir was our 1st target. We didnt want to start blindly attacking everyone and tried to figure out other diplomatic relationships on the server. Aesir pretty much made us move to MR, MIT, Vikings, Carebear as their def was found on their villas.
Meardon and Zimpero were one of those questioning the most in the beginning and it led into some good and constructive conversations early game. Also, I want to say to you two (If you are reading this), even tho it may not seem like that, I really appreciated those discussions.
One of the hardest things in being a leader is to please everyone so that the choises I make are also good for the alliance in bigger picture. Truth is you can’t always please everyone. There is always someone that is against what you decide. As a leader you need to be the one to decide and you need to be able to justify your arguments and you need to stand behind them. But you also have to know how to admit that you were wrong. Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes it seems like some people forget that in the end Im just one of you, a normal guy, who wanted to help you win this by spending more time than an avarage player does.
Qummi and Splintter started planning opses and they did a great job! Good visions and it was easy to fit my own/alliances needs into that vision. Exellent job! Luti in the other hand. He didnt take part on those conversations and plannings. Did not seem to be interested. Cpl of times we talked privately about this and he seemed interested and promised to start doing stuff, but he never quite did. In the end I could not trust our ops hammers for his use as I had not seen him working, so there was only one decision to be made.
While on the defensive side things werent going on that well. In the beginning I trusted only Vilho to do his job. Being a good def coordinator is propably one of the hardest and most time-consuming things that there is in this game. My thoughts turned out to be true, but gladly we were able to recurit Kalkkuna to help at this point. Skandalf did help a bit in the beginning, but he passivated pretty fast. Vilho did most of def related stuff alone. Milix tried to do something cpl of times, but it was more like sending a mm and thats it. Sometimes he even dissapeared for a while after sending that mm out. Muumio didnt seem to do anything and when asking about it he just said he had helped his friends with this and that. We tried to talk about how things should be done, and we all agreed to follow those practices. With milix it got better, still pretty inactive, but vibes turned more positive than negative. Muumio in the other hand… He did not follow what was agreed and pretty much worked only when it concerned his friends. He tried to make excuses about doing so as people wanted those things to be done that way, but thats not how it works in big competitive alliances. Also, you cannot prioritize your own friends over everyone else. Kain actually was with us in this, but he couldnt talk with Muumio about this for some reason. So… Finally, after one tragic defensive operation coordinated by Muumio I had to involve… There is not much to say about the conversation I had with Muumio, as it seemed impossible to have a rational conversation with him as he didnt even seem to read what I was writing to him. Even tho he had lot to say back to me, it just did not seem to fit into what I was trying to say.
WItch was an account in gray zone played by Muumios friends. They got their capital cataed as the amount of standing def in their capital was ridiculously low. They had close to non troops on their own acc. So… Players of that account actually blamed our def team for being shit and not doing their job. And the way it happened… Muumio shared a screenshot about this and said that something should be done, then I answered like:” Yes, you really should do something and not just wait for others to do it…” also, what can you expect if you inform those attacks around 2am and attacks would land like 6 am and you dont even have standing def in there. In the grayzone. Where there are enemies present… Well, Muumio mm`d ”some” (huge amount) standing def there the next day. Then they realized they really can’t feed them, so others had to feed those troops for 3-4 days and some even starved to death. Then one morning there was this situation when players of the account were yelling on discord for crop and when one of the def team went to see what the situation is, there were granaries flooding on the account and merchants sitting on their villages… Muumio did comment this, but like 12h later and he still tried to defend his friends… and yes, they were actually building more granaries on their capital at that point instead of getting their production up again…
So, after Muumio was gone, there was just one problem. I already have had to persuade and motivate Vilho to continue. Kalkkuna was recruited into the def team some time before Muumio got kicked out and in the beginning, he seemed to be a great fit, but he also passivated as time passed and he really wasnt that spontaneous. Part of the reason for this might be that Vilho wanted to be in control of everything on def side, so it might have been a bit hard sometimes to help him. At some point Arget told me that could help, and it was a really good turn for our management team in total. For a long time, I had felt like people really arent interested in most of the stuff that we should have been doing. Arget grabbed on many topics I brought up to discuss and it somehow produced more discussion about those topics. For some time.
Not much to say about artespawn. It was handled pretty well, what we got was not completely what we wanted. US was one of the main artes we wanted, and we got and one of the reasons we became so strong in the late game. We got enough trainers, diets and boots to compete, but we were really scared about the fact that enemies had a good set of artes aswell. UD was the 2nd arte we really wanted and actually the one arte that changed everything.
This might be a good moment to talk about bärni. Our mastertier scouting account, without bärni, or US I really dont know what would have happened. Account itself was created by bärni. Later he took Hessusenpai in and somehow, they ended up doing shitloads of scouts. 60-70k before artes. It was clear decision to give US to bärni, but… both of them are pretty social players. Before artes they managed to do good job with scouting etc, but when they got the arte it kinda went puff... People started asking and wondering why we are not using that arte more and from this pressure I started to ask if they needed help with that. Answer was no. Some days passed and Jimb00 and Kadonnut said that they wanna help with scouts and they already had planned stuff out a bit. I didnt even ask, just said to bärni’s players that they should add clandestine and they start helping with scouting. Not long when either of the original players were doing anything anymore. Hessusenpai had some irl stuff and bärni got offended, which was total bullshit. When we give one of the best artes in the game to an account that does not use it properly, you just dont be quiet about it. Something had to be done. It was for the best of the alliance. Jimb00 and Kadonnut started their scouting rulette and the rest is history! These guys mooved scouts all the time, day or night. They did it without asking and when needed, they were always there. They knew what we were looking for and what might be meaningfull to know, so we didn’t even have to go through ll those reports and aanalyze, they did everything! They deserve a lot more credit than they recieved!
About other artes… Regarding the fact that no one else in the management team showed little to noninterest on where the artes would be going we managed to get something out of almost every arte. Guys in the offteam showed some interest in these, probably because I made them responsible for ops hammer trainer rotations and small boots. Actually, there were several players more interested about our artes than the rest of the management team
Storages, we got plenty of those and rotating those was mainly really smooth with some small fuck ups.
Trainer rotations were pretty easy to make. 3 small trainers in the beginning, 2 for 12 ww hammers, 1 for ops hammers. No one showed any interest on large trainer, so it just kinda stayed on Randy Marsh for really long time providing really minor boost overall, as they didn’t really use It effectively. Somehow, we also managed to steal 4th small trainer and UT for free. Bad play from others We took even more ops hammers into trainer rotations. the amount of villages/rotation stayed around 4-6 from the beginning almost until the end. As for UT, we wanted in to make it easier for us to maintain our queues and it made it possible for us to also queue our raiding offs with trainer. Unnamed and Algot were others on that rotation in the beginning. Later on, we swapped Algot out and took Sipoon Herttua in. Obviously Unnamed was a perfect choise for the rotation.
There is not much to say about boots, but with small diets I made some bad choises. One for us was a solid pick, as it saw some heavy use starting from the beginning, at highest there was sitting troops for ~3mil consumption. The other 2… Mohikaani was clearly a bad choise, bad positioning, I really should have done something about that, but I also wanted UD so badly that I did not do shit about it. We got UD, so it did not matter that much, but if we did not have it, mohikaani’s diet would have been moved elsewhere. 3rd was put on Spökplumpen. Positionwise this should have been pretty solid place, but there were some sleepy assclowns around that didn’t want to benefit or use it. Later it got better, but not well enough. My problem with these was that I was prioritizing ww hammer builder’s way too high. With the amount of accs, precisely good accs there would have been a lot of better locations for those.
My beloved gamechanger. I promised that we would win if we would get Unique diet and so we did! This was a huge thing for us, as most of our accs were full of troops. We organised 7 diet villages in total + UD capital and ww village. We were able to cover a huge area. 81 accs in total were using diets. At the highest, the total consumption of all the troops in those villages was ~11,117,038/h. Saving us 5,558,518/h = FREAKING 133.4 MILLION resources/day. That is huge, like really HUGE. This was before building plans game out and I did not count the standing def in our ww into this.
I said to the off boys that we need to go for UD, and we take it with brutal force. In the beginning they didn’t really like the idea, but it was something we needed and so it began. The price we paid for it, was really low. There were close to non standing def on it. We had almost 2x amount in our small diet at that point. It was just stupid. I had not prepared well for this, so I had to make the plans in hurry. I opened gettermaps, trooptool and started to look for the most active def accounts and create the plan. Grouped up people and created channels for every group. We started creating order in which we would conquer those villages and where to get the needed artes for them. Some people were acting really fast, some not. In the groups we calculated best positions for those villas so def accs would have shorter distances. Most settled those villages for perfect positioning and coined them to be ready fast.
Even tho we ended up benefitting hugely from this arte, it was not easy. There were many that said in the beginning that they don’t want/need to use, some did not know how to use etc. It took a lot of time and effort to get people using these villas.
Small scouts were the biggest problem, as before artes there were several accounts showing interest in these, but after artes there were non. In the end these were just given out to people that showed even little intereste in them.
Overall there were some small drama and misunderstandings regarding artes and who got those, but mainly it was really smooth.
This was actually one of the easiest things this round, as we had an account that was made just for this purpose.
Arget, Karpaasi, Fearz
Petrn, Tempest, Cof, Person
Some drama and inactivities
After artespawns I started to take a better look on our accounts. Mostly at HKfc side, but also some on VIP. Kain’s inactivities on management side was noticed on VIP aswell, so most of their players started to contact me instead. I still tried not to work on VIP on my own, but it was getting harder and harder all the time. People quit, some accounts were left for us to handle and some were deleted. Some were in a really bad shape, some accepted help, some didnt, some quit when I asked about… Irl I also had some drama going on and I tried to take it a bit slower on the game, but it lasted for like a week, maybe not even that.
Then came the day when it all changed. Petrn gave some feedback to Kain about how things were (not) handled in VIP, compared to HKfc. These accusations got some support, and some did not understand where this came from, but no one stood up or defended kain. Kain’s response to this feedback was pretty much:” okey, you do it because you seem to know how to do it better. I will not lead anymore, I will quit. Bye” and that’s it, no formal announcement, no discussions with other in management, he just took it and decided to quit. Me and neuro tried to get his account as we would lose 1x wwk with that account. In the end it was not a big lose, as the hammer was really small. Also, when I started explaining on VIP’s channel about what I was doing, most were really amazed and understood why petrn felt like that in the 1st place.
1st I was really mad, but when I heard about kain’s irl situation I kinda softened for a while. But then… again, he was just like:” I don’t have to take that shit, so I don’t play anymore”. Fkwpdbrjeosöfbeiwåelbr… Person like kain, who has played a long time, for sure he knew what he was up to when we started. But in reality, he did shit. After this happened, I tried to get some help to manage running this shitfest of 120 accs, ~200 players. I went through all the accounts in VIP, most were in a really bad shape. Like nothing was done in that alliance, people were just hanging there… got close to no help on that side. I didn’t even consider quitting, I was so freeking mad, I just pushed on and tried to do what I could. (Okey, gotta give some credit for my “small council”, but they wanted to stay anonymous, so I’ll just leave it here)
So, I found myself in a situation where everything except planning opses and organising def was on my shoulders. Somedays it all felt really overwhelming, somedays I managed it quite well. For a month or so I was able to push myself further and further without actually burning myself out. I was just so mad, like I wantes ro prove to myself that I wont give up. Even tho it started to look more like a sure win, but I still pushed more and more! I think I have never ever given as much to this game as I gave during those 40-50days after Kain decided to quit.
Towards the end
I was alone with general management. It felt pretty good as I was the one controlling everything. I was scared, but still felt pretty good about it. Our opses were hitting like train. I created battlegroups so that people who wanted could ops during weeks with smaller groups. Our deffing worked almost perfectly when it was time to def. We had pretty good vision of what we needed to do to win. We got kämmis and JJ to strengthen our def team and they did freaking good job.
I was still trying to think of every possible event that might happen on the server. And I tried to stay prepared for everything, until they hit katherine’s big ww rammer into our ww a bit before building plans spawned.
We had recruited Sipoon Herttua and Eva to build wwk and ram in the mid game, so it was good time to release them from their resposibilities as it was starting to look like we got it. We crushed FF’s ww, we crushed the tower of Nameless. We hit MR ww and it dropped below us by a good amount. They had ~5mil def in their ww. We had +10mil. We had 7 ww hammers left, enough for 4 hits. They had pretty much nothing. During the server we had conquered, destroyed and walled all their ww hammers and bigger sweeps. I still tried to keep my foots on the ground, but it became harder and harder. In the end I really didn’t even have to anymore. It all was just fun for all of us. People were still going on as solo and didn’t quit. I really thought that the beginning of summer and holidays would have affected more, but not. And the outcome… On top of dominating on ops side, we had this on our ww in the end. By any measurement a really HUGE amount of def in our ww.
Many times, there has been talk about how this has been unfair server. We had more players, better players, we were prepared better. Etc. Yes, we had better premises when the server started and I know, this kind of huge premade was not a good choice from us, I know it now, but it does not mean we just win like that. We could have fit all those accounts that actually mattered in just one alliance, we could have done that and still won the server, or maybe not. This just tells about the mental side, there is lot more that matters as well… You don’t need the numbers. You need to be active. You need to be realistic. You need a working leadership. You need to have players that work together. You need a lot of things for a win. But none of these things were right there when we started. Not one came for free. We worked like hell for all of these to be on a good level. And we did not settle for good, I always tried to find ways to bring us to the next level to be even better. This was not a free win; this was something that we earned by hard work.
I hope that in the future there won’t be any servers like this one. Atleast I will try to do my best to avoid it. I have some plans in mind, but more about those later. Now I really need to spend some time with my wife and kids before next server, but I’ll try to do some promoting and planning for the next one during summer for sure!!!
Sims rank 3
Off rank 2
2x over 100mil/week
In the beginning my main interests lied in playing one more good server with an easy account and I was not going to take any big responsibilities. Some time passed and I started making some crazy plans for fun and soon I realized I was talking with Ptt about these plans and I don’t know how it happened, but we ended up once more playing together and recruiting Padalino and Phoenics to run this little account called Nalle Wahlroos.
Also, for reasons I can’t remember anymore we decided to form our own alliance. We were able to recruit pretty much just the guys we wanted. Right people to run things and all kind of good guys to play with. So, this is how the original HKfc roster was born.
Server started. We all decided to make our own accounts in the beginning. Pada created Eva, Ptt raised embassy on one and phoe created sabera. Rommipullo and Jeffrey Epstein were created by phoes friends, so they were also kind of with us from the beginning. Pushing for v2 went pretty well for all of us. I believe Nalle was 3rd acc to send settlers on the server and we didn’t even get a glad helm. We were minmaxing and pushing like hell. I had alarms at nights to instabuild our fields etc. We even raided with praets in the beginning which we got from adventure. We were mainly focusing on sims to get our account running. For a very long time we raided just with the troops we had to make for daily tasks. We started queuing catas d40. It was around d60-70 when we finally started to focus on our 1st raidoff and at the same time we started queuing infantry for our wwk . Sometime later we started with 2nd raid villa, and cavalry on our wwk a bit later. We also got another player to help as we were going to start the raiding soon, but in the end this guy (baisto) did close to nothing and got kicked out later.
As we started to raid more actively and wanted to push it more, we found noproblem to continue playing on eva, so that pada could move onto nalle. Even tho Nalle was his main focus, he worked a lot on eva on the side and not just eva, pada helped here and there, where it was needed. Ptt was still pretty busy with his work and sabera, Jeffrey and rommi took a lot of phoes time, but he still managed to help with the raids. So, the madness started. I was going through inactives every 2-3 days, scout them, add them… when we got small boots our raid interval got shorter and shorter, at shortest it was around 2:40 or something.
Regarding the account and its goal to make a WR hammer. I had calculated pretty much everything beforehand. We also had calculators which we updated pretty often during the server to get more out of every resource we had. It gave us better knowledge about the amounts we could spend on simming and when we should do it. This account required a lot of work even before the server started and also on the side. It was not just brainless raiding and queuing. We needed to be able to do certain things at certain times. When artes came, we already had ~20mil capacity on the account. We took 1st storage arte as fast as we could and as we had our acc full of res for this we pushed our capacity to be +30mil. D105 we took trainer for the first time and since then ques on barracks, great barracks, stable and workshop have been 24/7 with trainer. Little later we started to run great stable without trainer and also were able to push a bit extra on GS with trainer at sometimes. We were able to start queuing 24/7 in GS with trainer around d145-150.
Our 1st big setback was when our account got banned. There were some good and bad on this event. I was just about to quit at my job and when this happened, I was working on my last night shifts. I still remember how I was thinking about coining those nights to get sims rank 1 for a while. We knew we could not keep it as we were going to need all res income later on feeding and ques, but just something to motivate simming atm. I was starting my work shift when Pada was yelling that our acc got banned. I was like wtf. Pretty fast acc got off with penalty. Me and ptt started spamming raids out and sending res to villages one by one. First to coin productions and then move to other things. Luckily, we had just made ques, so it didn’t affect our playing that much. Personally, it was just another barrier to overcome.
And about quitting at my job. I have two small kids; I was going to stay home with them while my wife went back to work. I thought I could handle it, but it was not that easy. We bought this old house last summer and there is lot to do. In the beginning it was pretty overwhelming for me to handle this new situation and to be honest, it didn’t get any better with time. From the beginning I had been playing 10-18h every day. Seemed like I was always the one responsible for the account and I pretty much covered always when needed. At the same time Fosse was looking for a new account to play on. Part of me was yelling to get him for us, but I had to think of the needs of our alliance, so I put him on one empty def account. Nevertheless, I asked if he could help us with raids sometimes and he was up for it. It helped a lot. He even took some bigger role on the account, helping with updating our raid lists, etc. But it didn’t last for long. for cpl of weeks everything was fine, but then he started to get exhausted. This wasn’t the only account he was playing, and he also got some new stuff happening irl. Although this didn’t last for long, it gave me enough time to keep me away from burn outing, I had more time for alliance again.
During that time, I also started to see that this server would not last long enough for us to make it to the top. I tried not to think of the whole thing, until we actually started talking about it on our discord channel. We still decided to continue as we would still reach top5. From that on we just hanged on and, in the end, it was just me and Pada working. Even tho we actually didn’t need to raid anymore at that point, but we just wanted to make it until the server ends. We could have simmed a bit longer, but did not. Our account was flooding like a lot on those last weeks. We probably wasted over 100mil resources in total...
Maybe now it’s also good time to talk more about the other players of Nalle Wahlroos. Padalino was pretty much my saving angel. In the beginning I wasn’t sure if he could handle account like this, but he made it. he was truly amazing. He worked big hours with me and later on he started to take more responsibility over Nalle so I could focus more on alliance. He worked with me through everything, he stood up when I needed it the most and saved this whole project! Ptt, we have now played several rounds together, I got to admit that I probably was a horrible dual this round. Stressing hugely over everything, no sense of humor and always complaining about something and most of the time my discussions were related to the game or to the account. You were busy working for a pretty long time of this server and I was missing you a lot really often. You know your shit and I always can`t think of everything and there was often no one to give me any suggestions or other aspects so some things were not happening as good as they could have as others on the account didn’t have that much to say about anything. I really value your visions and ideas. After winter you stood up and helped a lot, but again when summer and the end came closer you kind of lost your motivation, which is pretty understandable. Also, somedays it really annoyed me that you seemed to spend more time bragging about our account and succes rather than working for it. I know you did your part, but with the amount of work I had it just felt really bad sometimes that you were kind of picking up all the credits for the work. Phoe was pretty much the one covering when no one else could, but it doesn’t mean he was lazy or anything. In reality he was taking care and running three above average def accounts and gave us what we needed, lots of moving/standing def close to us to cover every possible threat towards our wwk. And still he was there to help us when needed. These guys are golden, and this couldn’t have happened without all of these. I’m really happy that I got to do this with you guys!
Toward the end we were just having fun sweeping lots of spikes and attacking everything we could with our raid offs. And oh, yeah, MR was able to conquer our biggest raidoff. Shame it actually didn’t matter in any way, we just had to raid with our wwk’s ponys for a while to queue some more raidingponys.
Fun stories (tbh I just did not know where to fit these)
Let’s start. 1st we are going to talk about Verzik Vitur, more precisely about one of its players, Lege. Verzik and Algot were supposed to start rotating that large trainer, but it never really worked out. It was moved to Verzik and they promised to create the village for it. They even got big boosts from Algot to make that happen, but after 1 month, they were able to raise a t16 chamber. I got really frustrated about this so I said that the trainer would go to Algot. It took 2 days from Algot to put up the village… Lege is the kind of guy who just comes into troll, barking others for their bad performances. After that he might throw a comment like: “Haha, well there are more troops dying to starvation in here than we are getting out from the large trainer”. He has potential, he could be a good player and a good guy, but for reasons unknown he usually ends up making a clown out of himself. Im not going into more detail with this, but he was mostly just asking help for his homework or throwing out stuff like I described. He quit cpl times from our discord during the server, probably because getting some criticism about what he did/said, or how he came out with it. In the end I threw him out of our discord myself because I just got tired of his shitposting and harassing our active members. There were many that actually wanted to cata his capital. His dual Ansbe is a decent guy and I feel really bad for him, having to play with this clown and lose his motivation. Also, Im not saying Lege was the only reason for ansbe quitting, but it was partly behind it. Verzik was an above avrg off acc, but because of lege’s behaviour our players didn’t seem to see that, and, in the end, he got kicked out of the alliance for stealing off rank1…
Lipsuvi building ww rammer without trainer (friends of kain). Kain was supposed to tell them that we are not gonna need a ww rammer that is made without trainer, but as time went by, we discovered that he never had that conversation with players of Lipsuvi. In the end their rammer was okey, size of an avrg ops hammer with some extra rams. Was good for hitting Nameless.
Players of Lipsuvi proposed that we should ask jazzo to be a leader and let me tell you about that guy… He (Jazzo) didnt want to sweep any artes, because we would not have let him keep that. He didnt take part in opses, as he didnt want enemies to see his ”huge” hammer, because it would have made him into a target in enemies eyes (His sweep was bout avrg size in comparison to other ops hammers, with one difference, others were being used in opses). Only thing he did was taking part on cleaning the ww, what a teamplayer… and his friend Erismi did not inform his def for use, he deffed himself insted and did not even fill any def notifications, because in the beginning he did it three times and got non def those times. Like how hard it is to understand that this is a team game and without cooperation it just doesnt work. We even talked withthese guys about these problems, but nothing changed… (These guys also friends of Kain)
Mcl, you are a bit weird one, but your dedication for sitting the ww was amazing. You caused some drama here and there and there are certain things I really can’t understand. Like leaving your own alliance when things get rough… it should never be your 1st choice. Also… Threatening to leave if someone else does not… just stupid drama. People had some doubts about you, but I hope that some people were able to drop those. Not an easy one to play with, but worth it if you are up for fun times! It’s really a shame that fosse did not want to continue playing with after the ban and I’m sorry for creating the trouble situation afterwards.
Petrn being drunk and getting mad for something someone said – Leaving discord. Petrn being drunk and yelling at people until he gets really mad – Leaving discord. Petrn being drunk and yelling at others in the ww team – leaving discord. Petrn asking for personal restrictions so he wouldn’t get mad in discord – Leaving discord. Again, asking to get back and get his personal restrictions as well – for a change he asked to take restrictions off – asking for restrictions on for 24h – taking those off. Drinking for 3 days, yelling at everyone – Leaving discord. Thanking me for the server and wishing not to play against me ever – Asking to get back in to ally discord to recruit people to kick my ass next round.
When we started this server, we had a pretty good idea who were going to build ww hammers. I had conversations with all of them to know about their experience and if they needed some extra attention/help. I told everyone that they should plan their hammers against ~5mil ww def. Then… Kain… He was like:” well, 80+40+18 is okey, at least that is what you get from me”. Also, he had constantly problems with his dual (muumio). He was just doing random stuff on the account. If talking with your dual about this kind of problem does not work, maybe you should do something. Kain was a nice guy, but I would not want him to lead me never.
Zimpero provoking people. Pretty often and having fun. Until one conversation about scout artes. He did not quite agree whit vilho about those, so he decided to attack Vilho. Neuro was able to talk with zimpe and get him back and for a big surprise this incident was kind of forgotten after. Zimpero did a really good job with playing for alliance the way he did. He kept his enemies busy close to him and their attention was drawn totally into him.
Players of pikkusisko panicing and raising Loyalty in large storage villa, which led for us losing the arte as people were somewhat lazy to lower the loyalty again. Also, players of pikkusisko seemed a bit arrogant and not that interested about what was going on. Like with the UD villa, answering after 3 days when I put their group up.
Players of Rumpeltiltskin asking for small diet, asking for small trainer, getting screwd by FF. Bad positioning, they didn’t participate in alliances opses. Not the worst off acc, but lots of wasted potential. These guys tried to be like zimpero, but they were not prepared for that and zimpero did it 100x better.
Mimmi(bbq) Being really inactive. In the grey zone. Complaining about everything. Getting screw by enemies. Complaining about using his def. Then just quitting without saying anything. Allthough Im glad we got the password so we could keep on going with that account.
Greengrash, I don’t know where the hell this guy came from. He needs some serious help to learn how to actually play this game. He had no idea about anything. He created some confusing situations and we got nothing out of him while trying to talk about the problems.
Until now I have mostly talked about negative stuff, problems, how hard it was... These are just some stories, but probably the ones that had the strongest impact on me. Also, I´m the kind of person that does not get annoyed by little. I know there are some leaders that would have just kicked people out for what they did or how they acted. On the other hand, we had huge amount of average players that did what was expected. On top of that we have some that earned some extra credit!
Padalino, Ptt, Phoenics
Thanks for being there for me and running the account with me. You guys are golden! Even tho the server didn’t last long enough; we were able to create this beautiful monster!
Noproblem (Eva), Rommipullo, Jeffrey Epstein
Thanks for being there!
Vilho (Demi Lovato)
I remember in the beginning when we were just planning to start recruiting, you were one of the 1st people we wanted to get in. You did what was expected and you are good at it. You know what it takes to be a good def coordinator and you can live up to those standards! I also did what I promised, and I could say it was one amazing deal, it led us here! Was a pleasure!
You were like a kind and caring mother for the whole alliance! Making sure that the channels stayed clean and you didn’t want anything bad for anyone On top of that you were one of the most active players on the alliance. You did what was expected and a lot more. I remember the 1st time we chatted on discord, about joining my alliance. And then you wrote that wall of text a bit later. From that moment I knew that I would like you and you were scared that you might scare me off Congratz for the record!
Neurocid (Jorma Heart)
I’m glad I had you in the beginning. Even after you passivated on the management side, you were one of those silent people who worked hard. Always trying something new to mess with our enemies.
Karpaasi, Arget, Fearz (Byggare Bob)
Amazing job! The actual building of the ww part was one of the easiest ever, but on top of that you did a lot more than just that. Handling the UD and having an account just made for that particular job is amazing thing to have. At least when you can trust the one playing that account!
Jimb00 & Kadonnut (Clandestine)
Once again amazing job!
Metsämies (Fat Man)
The master of tools! Not that active on the game side, but anything we needed, you were there for us! Having your tools and the support when needed was one of the keys for our success!
Havocc (Sipoon Herttua), Nikuzz (Fat Man), Keisari (Kake Randelin), n3x3 (Lowskillplayer), Tempus (Byggmästare), Tempest (Algot), Katatonia (Åke), Rasse-Tume-Körde (Unnamed)
Just to name few of all those amazing players that know the value of teamwork. There were many, but you are the 1st ones that came into my mind. No one is perfect and we all have our own personalities, and everyone did not get along that well, but all and every one of you were actively making the game and keeping it active from the beginning till the end. And IMO what you do is more important than what you say. (allthough good behaviour is always better than being rude)