Heyho dear Arkheim players,
since the aggressiveness and resentment between the different "camps" on the testserver is constantly rising - and I might not be entirely innocent that it does - I figured I could also make the first step into the other direction. Maybe help to mend the hostilities by providing an objective (as far as that is possible as an involved person) war-report or rather... a summary about what we did, how we did it, and why we did it.
Luckily I regularly made a few screenshots, so I should be able to tell you a coherent story even though it has been weeks since most of it transpired.
Also, since I am not playing s6, I do have the time to summarize this action-packed server for the curious reader.
The first island only lasted ... 2 whole days. Not much happening on Island 1 you'd think, buuut...
A few hours later...
Even in Xrum we sometimes have to deal with... that kind of stuff. I mean, chances are high that those were only the "free to watch videos" but still. Apart from that island1 went very well so far.
But then something happened. We lost 2 accounts and it took us half an eternity to find replacements for them. An eternity at least judging by testserver-standards. The result was that we dropped down in WP even though we had more than 10% more supplies than the second realm.
Another reason for that was probably that all 15 members constantly rolled for t1 inf in all their supplies, so we had nearly zero PvP troops but on the flip side we were able to clean the camps on our first island to.. the 750k-1m one - combined with the fact that we had a lot of SR players in the realm the eco-boost of having cleaned nearly all the res-fields before Island 2 even started was one of the reasons for our later dominance in the WP-ranking.
But then we found 2 new accounts, Ketodex and Endtime if I remember correctly, and we were very glad about that. That's how island1 went from Xrum's side so far.
We waited with ascension. We didn't want to be stuck in the first circle, not enough potential to expand. So we waited and took position #12 - the furthest out position on the second circle, making sure that we have a lot of free expansion-space and only 3 opponents in the worst case.
Sitting there on our nice position 12, we were watching our next-door-neighbor - chill and grill - and how they industriously raided their GTs:
What you don't see on this screenshot is, that someone donated a tower of theirs. So instead of having 4x250 orb towers, they had 1x1k tower. This is why it is so important to not randomly do stuff. Seeing that 1k tower gave us the idea to "finish them off before they could ally with one of our two other neighbors".
Purely by outward appearance, CnG had not only roughly equal WP with us but also had secured the second most supplies on island1. They were a real threat at that point.
So we timed our war. We declared war roughly at 8pm and then we set up an attack that arrived at their 1k orb tower (we only needed 1k orbs to win the war because we paid attention not to go over 4k orbs ourselves) at 4.30am.
They didn't have enough people online during the night/morning (even though some of them set their WLs on watch before they went to bed, well done) and so we won the first war on the second island as the first realm under the new "War&Peace" -System.
But before we could enjoy our additional supplies, three realms declared war on us.
The Horde, Hessenland and Originals.
The last war-participant was miiiiiles away and it was the first real drama of the server. Nobody from the leaders claimed to have declared that war, but a dev very fast told them, that one of them did and it was not a bug. I want to apologize to snow whom I had suspected to be the culprit - she wasn't the traitor, it was an old Titans member who lost against us on s1 (talk about holding a grudge). But we only figured that out later on island 4, so sorry again to snowshoe who was under suspicion from her own realm-mates partly because of me.
(I continue in my next post, because of all the uploaded pictures the forum is slooow and this site crashes regularly -.-)