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  • #55928
    Xeron
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    I joined this server back in April 2015 – a time when the average people online was roughly 10-15. I know many of you reading this are probably part of the 2016/17 generation, but some like me know the server from back in 2015, or even as early as 2014.

    This post doesn’t have a point to make, it doesn’t try to judge individuals on their actions, its not trying to start a debate – it serves only one purpose; that to sit back, relax, and remember that ‘good ol’ days’ (from my perspective). So please, whether you’re a new player, and old player, or just browsing the forums searching for a new server, spare yourselves a few minutes and have a read.

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    Now, I’m going to try and avoid going on and on and on.. I know i do it a lot. Most of this info can be found somewhere on our wiki page, but i figured I’ll just share some of my more personal stories.

    April 2015

    I remember finding this server after a previous Garry’s Mod server i played on (and was staff on) ran out of money and collapsed after 2 years of being active. I have always had a keen interest in ships, medieval times, and all that jazz, so finding this server back then was fantastic. I read a lot of forum pages, to see what was happening at the time, and came across the “Elven Empire (EE) – British Empire (BE) war” of early 2015.

    I’m no expert on the history of BE/EE prior to me joining, but it was something like: group of people in the Elven Empire got bored and made their own crew with elections. Shit happened and there was a short war that went sort of undecided.

    Back in these times, role play was still a very heavy component of this server. Pirates were pirates, empires were empires, and people who didn’t tag along well… missed out on a lot of fun…

     

    May-July 2015

    Ok, ill be more brief now:

    • First player that helped me was Lego – who introduced me to his friends; Keto, SirHayden, RileyT, blockking2003, and Icanra
    • Started building my port on the first day (found a nice location on the map before i even joined)
    • Was reluctant to join a crew, but eventually joined Red Lotus for a week, then the Outlaws after meeting MandarinPanda, and then Lego made his own crew; the Ottoman Empire and i joined
    • Reptaria and the Elves hosted their Elven ball at my port (which the Outlaws and HardTimez then gate crashed, screenshots below) – was killed for the first time by HardTimez
    • I made a small speedboat for Lego, and we unofficially fought the Elves in it (screenshots below)
    • ‘The Allied’ was created by the Elven Empire, British Empire, Verussian Empire, 13 Colonies, and Iborian Empire
    • Meesa was scared of all da big scary empire crews D:
    • I start building my first every ‘big ship’ which ends up being a manowar named ‘Shadow Atlas’

     

    August – December 2015

    • I joined Icanra’s crew; Luteus Republic for about and hour before leaving and making my own crew; Xenon Empire
    • Lego hired me to build something for me, and when i wanted to leave, he had me assassinated
    • I join the Piratecraft Teamspeak for the first time and hear Cysteen’s voice. Its scary so i leave and don’t join again for a good year and a half
    • Lego, KingKarim, Hardtimez all banned within a short amount of time for various reasons
    • Got new neighbors – the Verussian Empire (VE) (KingRS and WilsonManzer) and Chailey
    • One of the main Elven Cities; Vivenheim, falls and is abandoned. VE take it over and I rebuild it for free
    • Got a bit hairy with my neighbours over land
    • ‘the Allied’ let my empire join, and the Verussian Empire is kicked out of it over disputes
    • First Verussian War started – I helped fight, my crew members; Thymen, Steentje321, and Justluc helped attack the main VE towns. War ends after roughly 10 days with their surrender. My empire gains land, VE hate me, and i start turning my crew into a deckie crew
    • The Federated Nations Alliance (FNA) is created by Entaria (InventorJohn’s crew), VE, and SPQR (buckmaster1993’s crew)

     

    <b>January – April 2016</b>

    • I expand my port for like the 3rd time
    • I make friends with Koi and zee_king_bee – they join the now dominant pirate crew; CoV and they try to prevent me from getting attacked by CoV
    • ‘the Allied’ turns into the ‘League of Nations’, and we start recruiting new crews, including The Vikings – a crew owned by Joe_danger_2003
    • Lego unbanned and rebanned soon after
    • Tensions between the LoN and FNA are at their highest after either side accused them of spying. LoN and FNA send spies to each other’s forum groups. I am a member of both, but don’t act as a spy… until i start reading some stuff in the FNA forum and i basically became a spy…
    • BE declares war on VE
    • Second Verussian War starts – ended up in a sort of mess, the LoN wins, but several members refused to fight and it starts to lose its charm
    • I start building my ‘new generation’ of ships, and I am accepted into build team
    • The Grandma takes over Elven Empire and disbands it
    • I sell my ship ‘Shadow atlas’ to zee_king_bee for 1k, who sells it to ae0 (but it is never delivered to aeos island, and instead rested just outside the island for the next year)

    May – September 2016

    • Lack of drama causes my crew, and the LoN to become inactive
    • Rep does another Elven ball and it just ends badly again
    • CoV disbands after several members are banned. TAS is created instead – a crew uniting a bunch of people who hang out on Teamspeak
    • Map expands yay!
    • Drama and war between Templar and the LoN. I refuse to fight and remain neutral, damaging relations with the LoN

    October – December 2016

    • Bit of drama here and there
    • After a lot of inactivity, I disband XE and create TXO with Chailey (as a merger between Templars and XE)
    • Iborian Empire (Palmerageddon’s crew), and a little later the Elven Empire merge with TXO for a few weeks
    • I become like the 7th King of the Elves, Rep gets board, and EE is re-created as ‘EM’ (still elven empire)
    • I develop my previous style of ship building to be more realistic, bigger, and far more detailed (which was a big step for meh >.>)

    January – April 2017

    • I become housewright and build-team leader
    • Templar demerge with TXO for a few months
    • After a series of votes in the BE, BE and 13 Colonies leave the LoN
    • I join Teamspeak again, and become friends with TAS peoples
    • EM becomes very inactive, and TXO is the main member of the LoN
    • The BE setup the Commonwealth of Nations (CoN) – an entity which aims to unite allies of the BE
    • Horsia make their first appearance
    • I teach a deckhand named SnapCrackPlays how to sail ships to which he says “wow this is complex, i might go and find a different server” Nice going snap!

    May – September 2017

    • Elven Empire basically disbands after Reptaria leaves and cheats the Build of the Month marking the end of one of the oldest crews (leaving only BE to fill the gap really)
    • Browe formally hosts the first two server-wide ship battles. The Phantom Soveriegn (sov) survives and wins both battles and eventually is owned by Astrobolt
    • After the BE leave the LoN, TXO and any remaining member crews join the CoN. This marks the end of the League of Nations.
    • I become mod, yay!
    • zee_king_bee kindly returns the Shadow Atlas to my port, where i rebuild her into a 6th-rate ship, and re-name her ‘XNS Neptune’
    • I salvage an old Templar ship owned by Browe from warp west and sail it back to my port
    • I host a few CoN ship battles which end in a bloodbath
    • I build more large ships on the hub world, rebuild spawn and some other stuffs
    • Horsia and TAS start their infamous war, and large pvp battles between the two are now common
    • TXO is now basically just me and 3 other people
    • I get bored of building my old port – as i mostly just rebuild old structures to a better standard (which is very boring)
    • I steal the sov, and make a duplicate which i sail to the Freeport (which is now the Shadow Voyager, and the one which took part in the ship battles). The original is sailed to my port as a museum ship

    October – December 2017

    • After exactly 1 year to the day where me and Chailey create TXO, i leave and create my new solo-crew, Xenia
    • In order to fight TAS, BE recruit a bunch of pvpers, and ally Horsia
    • TAS splits and CLTN is created – with a greater focus on pvp and raiding
    • I regen roughly 40% of my port, and make a 200k claim slightly north of my port and start work on a new, larger, and better port
    • I get admin because reasons
    • I steal the ‘EM Titanic’ – the smallest ship of the old Elven Empire’s navy from the Freeport because reasons
    • I host the first few ship battles, which prove to be very popular at start – and then become less popular as people run out of gunpowder, ships, and crew members
    • My life is basically: log on, staff stuffs, build, staff stuffs, build, log off.
    • Lots of poi

    January 2018

    • I make this post and join teamspeak drunk one evening and somehow lose $20,000 of my bal that same evening
    • I steal the Domum Tranquilarium BoTM entry from the old Rome, and put it in my port (sorry buckmaster, kinda wanted it :P)

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    Crew History: Red Lotus, 0utlaws, Ottoman Empire, Xenon Empire, The Xanthian Order, The Asylum, Xenia
    @Xeron

    #55930
    Ketoh
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    Oh man, Nostalgia trip…

     

    ps #unbanLego

    Founder of the Coalition

    #55931
    OfficialRS
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    Ah the memories, really makes me realize how ungrateful I was…You rebuilt Vivenhiem and then I declare war on you :/ I apologize again! xD

    ToxicKingRS,

    Leader of the Verussian Empire and the country Verussia.

    #55932
    KoolKactus
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    I love hearing these stories and it inspires me to continue them. This server has such a rich history and that is what makes it so special and stand out from others.

    Who is Cooler than the Cactus?!

    #55934
    Xeron
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    Ah the memories, really makes me realize how ungrateful I was…You rebuilt Vivenhiem and then I declare war on you :/ I apologize again! xD

    No sweat man, i was a bastard haha

    I love hearing these stories and it inspires me to continue them. This server has such a rich history and that is what makes it so special and stand out from others.

    Peeps say there isn’t much stuff going on right now, but we just have to wait a bit… I only included events which i deemed significant, and its hard to tell what is history and what is gibberish within a few weeks of it happening… it all takes time. But yeah, lots of stuff on here. And this is only my story! @keto tell me your story 😀

     

    Also, in one of those pictures near the top where me and Lego ‘fight the elves’, the people involved were (image was small sorry):

    • Ottoman Empire: Lego, Hamboning8, myself, and blockking2003 & rileyt (both off-screen)
    • Elven Empire: ‘Queen_Rep’, carpenters BestEmeraldMiner and TheAsianGamer, gunners Dr_Solid RaveTheWave Bazurka (?) – quite a few of them still play today haha

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    #55938
    Crazy Pirate
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    The Verussian war was just awesome. So many desert campaigns against the VE, defending forts, capturing forts, building new forts. So many battles, so many people fighting, and it was all mostly iron armour so people weren’t afraid to do crazy shit. Good times.

    #55940
    Flea
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    How can you play with such a low FOV, Max?

    Btw I wish I was around for that D: Seemed fun

    Best worldwide pvper

    Ganking noobs since 1876

    #55941
    Xeron
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    How can you play with such a low FOV, Max? Btw I wish I was around for that D: Seemed fun

    That was years ago haha. I played on a tiny monitor that i got for free – was terrible, crap resolution, etc. When i increased the FOV, it got all buggy).  Got myself an ultra-wide screen just over a year ago, changed the FOV, and it works a charm. 😛

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    #55948
    ProWil
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    Ahh, those were the good ol’ days. VE wars, the roleplay, the way you could accomplish so much and that feeling you got as you climbed the ladder into the higher levels of power. Jeez, I miss that.

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    ProWil (formerly Wilson Manzer),
    General Secretariat of The Papal State
    PirateCraft Veteran, circa 2015.

    #56011
    GodsDead
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    I’m so glad you wrote this post, its awesome.

    I get admin because reasons

    Can confirm.

    #56012
    NickyB_123
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    Man… those certainly were the days. Toxic and Wilson, I thank you for putting up with our insane campaigns. Handled them like true sports and if something at that scale happened today, many would cry and complain on forums rather than try and hold their own on the server. Much respect.

    God this post was so nostalgic. Loved it Max <3

    #56016
    Palmerageddon
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    Looks like I’ve got to go and edit the wiki again when I’m supposed to be doing work, again.

    Thanks Wibbing.

     

     

    But yeah, it was nice to go through some of the past again, even if it was a quick rendition.

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    #56021
    Charlie
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    Looks like I’ve got to go and edit the wiki again when I’m supposed to be doing work, again. Thanks Wibbing.

    Wibbing… Hehehehe… I feel like the best bit about Wibbing is that so few people understand it 😉

    #56023
    Xeron
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    feck oof wit wibbing

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    #56035
    iOdiwanKenobi
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    Jeez dog act not mentioned once

    Ironic

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