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Apr 18th 2019, 14:41:23

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Apr 13th 2019, 0:41:56

:(

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Jun 6th 2018, 4:34:15

alpha is a lot more viable. you can fly more ships. I plex my accounts pretty easily in nullsec. I'm not a rorq miner but i can farm 10/10 DED sites in my Paladin pretty easily. Dont need to move fluff around much... we own 8 systems just in our corp. It's a lot of fun.

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Yes, the last one was tl;dr... this one won't be much different. If you feel the urge to say tldr or something similar, then don't bother reading or posting. This isn't for you anyways.
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So we had become a pretty fun place to play on the team server for a good while. We warred untags and we had the XYZ wars and the zigzagzig wars... and all of the Celphi drama was on team server, but where it really became exciting was when we joined the Alliance server.

Truth be told, nobody on 1a even knew who we were, and that was perfect for us. I could see it already in my head that we would change the way that server went about its business. We started small, I think we had 12-15 members and that's all we wanted. I knew that if we went much higher than that there would be some players who would slack off. I wanted 90%+ activity on First Strikes. Mobile highlights were mandatory. For the first year of 1a, I think my highlights were as follows: "Dissident" "Elders" in the channels #elderswar #elders #alliance #team #theelders. I was NOT fluffing around. I had lists of everyone's phone numbers and the warroom was active nearly all the time. And that doesn't include the Facebook chat conversations we had going on all simultaneously. We had 3 different ways to make a phone blow up when it was time to wall and I wasn't afraid to use it. If you didn't like it, you could leave Elders and it wouldn't matter to me.

We went into Alliance server with the same mentality that we did on the team server. Uberactive or fak off. We were pirates sailing around in the calmest waters imaginable. I don't think 1a had seen a serious war in a long while and everyone was sleepily netting... seeing who could landtrade with their buddies the best and get the fluffiest numbers on the scoreboard. That shizz didn't mean dyck to any of us. We would tech and get stocks... and then blast someone into submission.

In the earlier wars we stuck to targets that were manageable. In our eyes, a target that was larger in numbers by like 5-10 was an evenish war. I remember when Buch started our first war against OMA. It was hilarious. He didn't like a guy there so he just started hitting him like Leroy Jenkins... And we were like... ok. Let's do this. Whelp? It was fun because they were so salty afterwards and everyone was thinking, who are these panks?

I think the only people who knew who we were is Stones. They fought us on Team server and provided the most content by far. It was a lot of fun fighting against those guys... they fought with class and they never stopped trying. I gotta give them credit for that. Fortunately for the Elders, Stones were willing to fight us on the Alliance server as well. They had more numbers by a fair margin but we were under the assumption (and I believe this to be proven fact) that uberactivity will crush larger alliances every time. Keep your HPK down and keep their HPK up... you will win. Push through wallers. Run effective warchats at ANY time of the day. Oh ya, we never scheduled warchats. We just hit whenever we had enough turns for a kill. It made us unpredictable in that way because we had people who never slept and worked nightshift etc. We also beat up on Rage and Rival... and i think even after they merged we beat them again. Our war record had been stellar up until this point but some of our critics boasted that we only blindsided netters or the unprepared. We definitely collected the tears of netters... those were easy. it was time that someone a little more established tried to fight us to test our meddle.

Enter- Stage Left- SOF

I forget how this came about. I want to say SOF fsed us or we had an arranged war set up. It was a great war. The numbers were solid... and to boot, the ICNers in Elders HATED SOF lol. I mean, I know I did. SOF basically ran ICN off the server at one point. They crushed us and we went from 25 members to 13. So I felt like I really wanted to get revenge for all of that. Azn and Link didn't care much about that part of it, but I did. I was incredibly active for that war. I think it even happened during the winter when work was really slow so I was able to wall 22 hours out of the day. The fight was incredible and fun... and both sides were having fun even though Elders came out as the winner.
Up until we defeated SOF, I had never had a pleasant conversation with Warrior or Ironx or most people from SOF, but after that war it felt like we had a bond. That is when we decided to try a tentative merger (which basically has become a permanent thing since that war).

Elders was growing... and we only accepted those who knew how to and more imporantly "WANTED" to war. There wasn't anything greater. We didn't need to beg people to hit or hound them to come to warchats, they just came. We were the only show in town when it came to action... and that fluff sells itself my dudes...

now we could take on larger targets. We had an active base, numbers to really challenge SOL and/or LAF, and the desire to do so. It was time to shake the server up a bit but we didn't really know how to do it until that one set when we decided we would go pactless. lemme tell you... that made the big dogs nervous as cats. The facebook chat was full of fun. Link, Azn, Dark Demon, Rasputin, and I (the current team server Elders) Discussed options all the time... Who would Elders hit this set? Nobody knew... most of the time we didn't even know. We just knew that someone was gonna die and salty tears would be harvested. Like, looking back, outsiders think that we had some grand scheme plan, but we really didnt. We had the whole server on a <1:Kill policy. We signed a couple uGFY pacts... it was great fun.

Next thing we knew, someone large decided to take a chomp at us. It was March of 2016... i remember because I was at a bar in Regina Saskatchewan and my phone started to blow up. I logged in as fast as I could but I was dead. SOL had FSed us and it was looking bleak. I think we lost 7 countries in that FS. It was hard to swallow, but AZN the master strategist never gave up. Through great target selection and leadership, that dude pulled us through that war and we came back to win the cucksucker. It was my favourite war of all time. That earthgraphs chart was a badge of honour. I had nothing else to prove after that. Uberactivity will win. Hands down. No arguments left. Period.

Shortly after that war, we decided it was time to recruit! So Link and I went on a binge of asking everyone we knew to join us. We tried to get the Netters Anonymous players back- Kat, Thunder, Bug, Kuari (they all played Elders off and on). We begged Replica to try it, Coalie, perkster, toby... none of them stuck around long enough, but there was one who came along to try it and it seemed to have stuck. Derrick.

let me tell you, Derrick is also some next level ninja shizz... and this dude had a hardon for killing laf. He said he would come along forever if we hit Laf forever. So we said "sure!" Lemme tell you, did this ever bring some other big names to the table. We had already sort of acquired Symbolic and Rouger and Sui... but more MD wanted to join. More SOL wanted to join. When Dragon decided he wanted to kill Laf with us, I knew we were going to have a lot of fun for a long time. Elders kept getting stronger and stronger. This simply cannot be disputed. they had developed their new bot and it was so awesome for our speed... Laf was going to pay. I don't know what they were paying for since I didn't really have feelings for or against Laf at the time, but I figured it would be fun so we did it. i won't get into the war details too much for this one because it was basically a 10 month haze of fighting laf. LOL. They didn't get to net for like a year. It was exactly what the doctor ordered.

Alright, I'm gonna wrap this up now without going into more details.
Thank you to all of my enemies and naysayers for the salt over the years. Thank you to all of the supporters who really wanted to shake the server up. i think we definitely made our mark.

I never did anything remarkable in ICN. Nobody knew who I was even when I was President there. When Link and I started Elders, I didn't know it would become such a huge success. I consider it one of my crowning achievements in this game. I didn't do it alone... I didn't even do most of the work. I mean... Link and I found Azn. Azn knew some great people who knew some great people who wanted to fight. It was almost like dominos falling over. By the end, we got the big dominos even tho in the grand scheme of things, Link and I were very little dominos who are very different people. Like... so different you would never think we would get along, but we did... and how! We did it Link, you big asshole!

Thanks for the memes. If you wanna hook up with me, I'm playing a different game called "Eve Online" under the name Disstair. I fly with a corp called Moosearmy in an alliance called TEST Alliance Please Ignore. Look me up if you play that game and we can blow each other up.

Gnight everyone. and remember "Never not war"

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Jun 3rd 2018, 23:05:04

oh ya... im not ragequitting. i found a different game that has taken all of my attention.

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Jun 3rd 2018, 21:26:48

yep. ^^ that is also a good reason to leave this game.

the AIDS

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Jun 3rd 2018, 19:47:35

i already returned once.

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Jun 3rd 2018, 18:13:42

dunno what i did to you...

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Jun 3rd 2018, 17:06:44

When I first started this game like 15 years ago or whatever, I joined ICN just at the tail end of the RD wars and what effectively drove most of the players off the game. So I don't even really remember the glory years nor do I think they were that glorious. I played in ICN for like a decade serving as well as I knew how. First I was promoted to a Team Leader, then to an Assistant Division Leader/Trainer, and eventually I nuzzled into Head of Training for quite a while but did some other warchat leading (which didn't happen a whole lot in ICN... and rarely well). It didn't take long before I got promoted again to High Council and then President eventually. I had many good times in ICN and I met some really cool people. I'd like to thank them:

Rasputin- who co-founded the Retal Team with me and the Wolf Pack... we had some really good times taking monster retals off the fools who thought we were easy land. We chatted a lot via MSN messenger and irc and now Facebook Messenger over the years. We will always continue to be good friends and we definitely have to hang out next time I'm in BC, dude.

Dixiechick- ICN's mother and basically the moral compass of our group, Carol was always there for us if we were having trouble irl or in game. You see, none of us were exceptionally good players, but DC was active and tried to keep us all alive and playing. She served as President after I left and I guess the rest is history.

ICN Link- we never really connected... because at that time I was a fairly conservative and naive lil boy and I didn't know what to make of you. We never really got too connected in ICN probably because when you joined there I was High Council and I had to try and keep you and Meier in line. It was hard.

ICN Derrick, Replica, Kuari, Nole, Coalie, Jeremy, Peppdawg, Selena, Tay, (lol), TOBY!!!! PERKSTER!!!! (these guys I met in Derbyshire and London respectively and they were a blast!). Cueball (runsbynaked), Eldino... dang there are so many that i don't really remember the names but I thank you guys for being names on a screen in my life. thanks ICN for being a formative part of my life. I've definitely spent more time in ICN doing stuff then I have doing any other game and any other alliance.... then I retired for a few years.
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/me sees link on facebook messenger. He says "hey dude, come war in ICN... we're actually winning this and it's a blast!!!" *shrug* alright. Then he asked "hey wanna play team server with me?"
And thus, the Elders were created. Link and I were netting away on team server, memeing like we didn't have a care in the world. When all of a sudden something happened and it changed us and made us into what we have become. We got tagkilled by The Wildbunch. We didn't put up much of a fight that set. But Link and I solemnly vowed that we would never net again under the Elders banner. We would become uberactive pirates. Always online, always ready to fight, in constant communication, we warmongered every set. We fought those who didn't know us. We fought those who we didn't know. We fought those who just wanted to keep their heads in the sand... and we farmed salt. Thanks Rasputin and Amy and Quen and whoever we could find to fill our tag at that time. I know we had to twist some arms to get you in but it was fun. As long as we had 400 turns online and ready to roll, we were dtf.

And then we ran into a brick wall. Drunksex. I don't remember the war exactly how it went... but these guys were good. They hit fast. They didn't do offline targets... and they stonewalled. Link and I were really impressed. It was time for us to develop and get a group together that was serious about their warring.

*Enter Azn and Buch*

This was the first non-ICN addition to the Elders. I'd never met either Azn or Buch but it was evident early on that Azn was a force to be reckoned with. Azn's knowledge changed the way we warred and really this is where we got some serious reputation. Elders went from a team that had a hard time filling 5 players to a team that had to turn players away. It wasn't always easy to turn people away either. So we were cold blooded about it. WHOEVER was the most active was getting that 5th spot. It didn't always make people happy, but that was the ideology that we needed to have in Elders. I remember Thunder had a really good spell of activity and war with us. Rasputin played a majority of the early years with us. KingCobra had a few active sets with us... but then he kind of got annoying and pissed the wrong people off and he either left or we just stopped talking to him. I dunno. I think this was around the time when my son was in the hospital with meningitis for 27 days (June 2015). The Elders basically got me through that time. Link was on night shift and I spent every night in the hospital... so it was perfect. We chatted so much late at night, early in the morning... it really doesn't matter. If you look at our Elders facebook group it was constantly active.

And then it happened. We got into an even, arranged war with Drunksex. It was... amazing. We were firing on all cylinders. We hit fast, we were organized, we walled... it was a great war. It really confirmed that, hey, we're pretty good at this. That was it, Drunksex collapsed after that war because i think they started infighting. Maybe because they were about to lose a war? I dont know... I can't speculate on that, but it made us feel really good. I mean, we became a wrecking ball. the only team that we didn't fight was Villains. We had friends in there and Dragon was providing a warbot for our team, so why bite the hand that feeds, amirite? THAT and I was online when I saw it happen. Villains FSed on some random 5 man tag (Im sure there I was a reason, but I don't know it) and within 1 minute, they killed 4 countries. I had never seen anything like it. We tried to set up arranged wars with Villains a few times just to have that faceoff, but there was always a salty suicider who would hit early and be annoying in general so they'd mess up our plans inevitably. We never did get to war against Villains. I would have liked to see that. Oh well.

And then... we joined the Alliance server.

to be continued...

Edited By: Dissident on Jun 3rd 2018, 17:12:49

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May 21st 2018, 8:08:04

bones

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May 18th 2018, 3:45:03

maki, it's not really a blindside when you knew we were coming...

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May 16th 2018, 5:19:11

will it mess up my irc highlights?

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May 14th 2018, 1:23:34

Bonus

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May 11th 2018, 2:20:43

The internet is one huge roleplay

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May 7th 2018, 13:06:01

Brb bio

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Apr 30th 2018, 6:00:04

Boners

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Apr 23rd 2018, 23:37:48

is this set 3 months long?

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Apr 17th 2018, 6:51:00

whats your clan name?

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Apr 17th 2018, 6:49:55

Originally posted by Karnage XZ:
Drama never ends with you people.


you know Taker is being framed, right?

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Apr 16th 2018, 3:16:42

did yall have an rrsp set up?

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Apr 12th 2018, 0:33:22

I liked breaking your country

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Apr 11th 2018, 18:17:28

And then send a message to every country on the server with the tag and pass... so you can get lots of people

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Apr 10th 2018, 0:32:33

For a hard fought war.

I didnt get to wall though, Im a little sad about that...

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Apr 9th 2018, 14:27:57

Boners

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Apr 6th 2018, 2:30:27

How long have you been playin the game derrick? so ya, about that long.

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Apr 5th 2018, 22:38:56

So... derrick was getting beat by the elders so he joined them?

Hmm i dont remember any of that.

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Apr 4th 2018, 13:14:50

If im Derrick's mom... you know roughly what I look like.

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Apr 4th 2018, 8:23:06

I dont need to suck up to Derrick. Its not like he can even give me a promotion. Your assumptions of how the elders leadership is structured are clearly flawed.

The truth of the whole matter is that i am Derrick's Mom... and i would appreciate it if you stopped cyber bullying my little boy .

Im so proud of him *beams*

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Apr 4th 2018, 2:16:03

Ok... i get a kick out of all these names being thrown around about past war leaders. Well most of those people arent doing it anymore (and if they are, its not working very well).

How about some credit where credit is due. Derrick and azn have been architects of destruction for the last year of this game. Fast chats. Solid organization. Target selection is top notch. 9/10 on yahoo and trivago.

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Apr 3rd 2018, 0:52:57

Originally posted by mrcuban:
Last 24hrs saw war tilt to elders / sof / kings side ?


Look at the graph. Its been tilting that way for most of the war.

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Apr 2nd 2018, 13:49:10

Exercise forum thread necromancy at your own peril

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Apr 1st 2018, 20:35:42

-$10 MIL per turn isn't that big a deal if you roll with $2 billion on hand.

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Mar 30th 2018, 23:20:43

Soooo... did we agree that laf could fa sol restarts? Cuz i dont remember that conversation. Especially in an arranged friendly war.

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Mar 28th 2018, 2:16:19

is maki asking for CF already? =)

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Mar 27th 2018, 16:06:33

Those evo tagjumpers were elders players coming back.

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Mar 27th 2018, 1:03:02

What criteria are we using for this war? Total kills?

We can kill restarts too.

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Mar 26th 2018, 13:45:42

Lol

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Mar 26th 2018, 0:52:45

#30...

and

you missed it.

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Mar 25th 2018, 17:07:50

Is trump in the war tho?

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Mar 24th 2018, 5:32:53

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Mar 20th 2018, 7:34:36

im only for voluntary death penalty

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Mar 19th 2018, 16:32:39

I blame social media...

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Mar 18th 2018, 21:35:49

I dont think science spends a lot of energy caring what religion thinks.