I am not quite sure where to start, but now I give it a try.
First time for me personally doing this and my english is not the best but i hope it's readable.
I joined a new Travian speed server like i have done so many times before the last 10-15 years. But this time it was different. I've had the feeling that i want to try give a real shot and take it a bit more serious. The Corona-situationen helped a lot with that. Many of my previous servers I have not had the time to go 100% into it because of work, family etc. But because of this quarantine i had all the time i needed to really create a team and see how far we could go.
Made my account on the first minute of the server to get a good start and managed to get my hands on a 150% 15 cropper pretty close to my starter village. Quickly got an invite from the alliance called "LIGAN" who was complete random made. The former LIGAN leader did not hold that long on the server and choose to quit, that meant I was left alone to lead our alliance. I renamed the ally to "SEB" (sounds pretty silly) but i wanted to make a real "brotherhood" where people helped each other no matter what and had good communication in a discord-chat. We did not want any "solo-playing, rampage guys" we were looking for experienced team players that knew if we should have somehow a chance to be in the end-game we should do all we could to help each other.
Artefacts came and we were pretty lucky to get our hands on a couple facts. For example the small trainer, big trainer, 2x boots, small eyes and 2x storage arte. It could have been better but we were satisfied with what we got. It was at this point where i really needed some help leading an alliance - I had my hands full on doing off/deff actions, taking applications, running discord etc all by myself. So i reached out to a old friend from previous servers - one of the duals on "Stellarprincess" account.
We spoke a bit and i could easy tell that the Forsaken alliance were interested in many of the same artefacts that we had our hands on. We actually walled a couple of hammers from Forsaken trying to steal our facts. But instead of fighting for them, we decided together to make a confed and see how things would go.
That is when i met the other half of the Steallarprincess account "Zerac". Zerac and I decided to merge our two discord chats into one big chat with over 100 players at that point. We started by trying to make people understand that we wanted to play as a unified team even though we were two different alliances. It worked pretty well and i'd say we had a really strong team where all participated and contributed with all they got. So my first thank you will go out to all the players in Forsaken and SEB! Without this team-spirit we would never have gone that far, i was so impressed about the extreme responsiveness to deffcalls. This I think was a key point to us doing well overall.
Days gone by and another old friend on mine wrote to me - A small group of danish players with Bølle Bob as a leader. Me an Bob go way back on some earlier speed rounds and he offered me help so i invited the 5-6 guys from the smaller danish alliance into SEB. I needed a guy who could help me in the end-game.
We never had ANY expectations of a WW-game and neither Zerac or me had any experience into holding a WW before. But my roman hammer came to a point where i want to get some off-points and get rid of it at some point, and I was so curious about how it was to hold a WW. So i decided to use my hammer to clear natar for a WW-village.
It turned out pretty well, got around 400k off points for it and now we were a part of the WW-game.
Now we just waited for the building plans to arrive so we could get going on the building. We pretty much sent on every BP just to be sure we got enough
We managed to get our hands on 4 building plans so we were good to go and ready to take a fight for the WW.
We just rushed the WW building, we knew our only chance to win was if we were lucky and let people fight each other.
And yes we won - and we are well aware we won because ya all didnt send your hammers against us, we appreciate that.
But what i am more proud of is that we also managed to set up a 10-11 millions deff points wall at our WW and was ready for everyone to come at us, unfortunately that did not happen. People on this server was too busy hating each other and did not care about the win, but more about hitting each other off villages etc.
So a huge shoutout and thanks to all SEB & Forsaken members!
Big thanks to Zerac for making the confed with me and leading the alliances with me all server! Without you, it would never have gone that good!
Big thanks to Bølle Bob for taking WW for me so we could have it in a Teuton village and for staying up so many nights!
Thanks to all our great defensive players!
Thanks to Red Devil and DH for a great war we had with them most of the server.
Thanks to Iginla for testing if our deff-call worked. (It did)