Subject: El aniversario de KingYodah y otras cosas Tue 02 Sep 2014, 12:35 am
So it is time. Exactly one year ago (right on constitution day in my country) I decided to make biggest decision in my JK2 time - to post questionnaire to join SoL. So in the event of the anniversary I decided to describe every step (or more like everything I could remember, some things possibly not in full details) I made, things from my point of view, what events I witnessed throughout the time or how I dealt with them, what I was doing etc.
So grab some pringles and take a seat. Have a good reading.
(the title of the topic is the only thing I dared to write in Spanish, for texts longer than few words I might need to use google translator and we all know how it sucks at that, sometimes even at shortest possible text - 1 word, god bless the creators because then I can laugh on it)
My JK2 history
My history begins 4 years ago (maybe some more). I started to play JKA that time, I made SP on all difficulties. I played singleplayer often and decided with friend we try multiplayer. And then we more often played that. And we had quite a fun. Or we made local server, or rather LAN between our computers and played Hide and seek, storm the base and similarly styled games. The NF and FF (when I look now back into the past and from JK2 perspective) was quite weird but I wasnt realizing that that time. I was happy I can play some cool game. I was even asked to join some clan but I refused because I wasnt sure about that, I didnt want to be bound to something or I didnt know much about the game. Maybe mix of all this, I dont know, I just wanted to play. Today when I look back on JKA, sometimes I miss the MP and want to play a little (maybe I should make myself sometimes), also looking on the game itself, the FF(A) and NF part now looks quite weird to me, NF wasnt much dragged (maybe I think that because I had no skills at all in NF that time of course) but it was mainly the special styles, kata etc or how it was called, well just check the special moves when you open up singleplayer, those are not possible in jk2.
Then it can be roughly 3 and half a year and whatnot ago, my friend asked me why I dont try Star Wars: JedI Outcast. So I gave it a shot aaand I found it a cool game. That cool I played JKA less and less and played JK2 singleplayer more often until I did the game on all difficulties 200 times. And then I decided I try multiplayer. I have no clue what server I joined first. But one of servers I joined was SoL server (I didnt meet any SoL members that time much, if any, or at least I dont remember). I noticed the server is not empty, I saw people having some (from todays perspective) crappy duels or talks. Of course that time I didnt know it was bots, their pre-programmed routes and talks. But I just came from JKA and there are no bots on any server, and I also didnt know the zero-ping as hint of that is a bot and not real player. Around that time (or it could be still some time later) I was very often using crappy gripping (just only holding the bot in front of me because the bots dont use force) or spamming lightning around more than actual using of saber because if there was some player, totally unskilled, or even some more skilled but not much, and with bots around (maybe I knew that they were bots already, I dont remember) I was using lightning as quick way to be ahead of him. And everytime I got killed with message *received swift kick to the face* I was always like wth how etc. Of course I know much more things since then.
After playing for like a month and disgusted by how many players had it on me (being hunted and lamed too often as newly born target nearly made me to quit the game) I decided I will join o.o (after playing some time with some their members like HeadCrusher - that time just Crusher - I remember that he didnt like me much that time because he was laming me often too but that changed after I joined o.o, after I joined there was some guild wars going on and he told me to stay away xD, azzy (aka jenny, phantom, DarkKnight etc) or Wehr) because I was seeking more peaceful environment, so I had someone around who would protect me or training me because I nowhere felt safe. Everywhere where I went I was being lamed or hunted, only very few players I met in the beginning didnt do that, one of them being Wehr. Wehr gave me most, he trained me and gave me good basis so I didnt need to be so nervous of the game. I am thankful to him for that. Yes the server o.o had as its base was SoL server, completely or 99% empty that time (in relation to SoLs popping on but not just them too), maybe I met just GGM that time, or Melfar. Then Wehr went inactive (ultimately leaving the game), and I had again no one around me for some time.
Two or three months after I joined o.o I noticed server named AoF and I began playing there too. I met player named Ezio and he showed me around and told me im welcomed to join if I want. I did but some time later when I saw other player I played often with (yes its you Angel) along with other guy I played sometimes with (killtaker16 aka Venge) joined AoF. I remember (because I was still very very young - gameingly) I was still lil afraid of being hunted and lamed all the time but I was assured no one can do anything to me. I was given protection and it calmed me down and I could start learning more about the game. I had lot of fun in AoF. I met many people, Alta, mcmonkey, Ezio, Leo (Tim), Dudeman, played with Angel, Venge, Blackie, Derp, Uber, Chosen, Vader and more. Vader joined at some point later, presumably during The Great Inactivity of SoL when some ppl left SoL or game. Micr0 joined AoF too dunno when though (micr0 was godlike for me that time, he was very skilled, I nf dueled him often and he always creamed me like butter on a slice of bread, at best I could hardly scratch him, however that changed today and when micr0 occasionally plays I can get much more wins (in fact that I time I didnt get single win soo xD ). Day after I joined AoF I hopped right into first tournament (we called it Solomon invitational) and lost in first round 1-2 to Chos. I was not much happy but what to expect with no training at all (we had always big troubles with arranging the tournament because of people having their irl schedule or semi-inactivity, but the next tournament we had I lost in finals 1-3 to Tim). We played also instagib alot. Because I play(ed) shooting games rarely I had worse aim than lets say Angel but because we played it often my aim improved though still not to the level like Angel had but I could give him decent sport. There is also time during AoF when we were interacting a lot with LKL clan led by Revan, we even had an aliance which lasted until LKL felt apart and disappeared I think. Then it was mostly individual exmembers from LKL popping up, including Revan. Things with them still went well, until most of ex-LKLs probably stopped playing (I was in SoL that time already when I was seeing the very last remnants, like Jan or Revan). Revan still played but he began to be more and more suspective about anything around him, saw treachery everywhere and blah blah thats side story of me but im actually glad Revan is no longer part of my jk2 life.
I was doing many things in AoF, after seeing Venge mapmodding I decided that I will try it too and ultimately I became (after mcmonkey and maybe tied with Dudeman) very good mapmodder, Angel and Vader had decent level too after I gave them lessons into more advanced mapmoddery like various door triggers etc. Mapmodding was one of the biggest fun I had along with instagib (I played under name Hornet). We roleplayed a lot too. During the time I began also ascending on the ladder as people around me learned as the time was passing by who I am and what I can give to them. After being DC equivalent for like 8(?) months I was chosen into council and granted HC admin equivalent. On that position I stayed around 6 months (Other AoF games were TOR and Minecraft. With honesty I dont care much about TOR but im sad that people dont much play minecraft with me D: )
I met also players from other guilds/clans, like Outcast, that time I found him as a cool guy, he wasnt any prick to me, we were having duels on ATS server. I remember also players like motozilla, Reaver (I dont remember what name he used that time or if he played, maybe yes), and some other players from ATS whichs names I dont remember atm but Reaver remained my most favourite. Later I was told that Outcast was quite a pain in many people's lower regions on the body, playing one of main roles ATS splitting apart into some true form of ATS (or how it was called) and beginnings of todays SoL (I read history so I know there were Zealots e.g.). I never met any of the older ATS members, like MaximuS there, but I know their names as I played on ATS too with those bots.
CF (classical fencing) guild (since it is 'just' a guild, the members were in primarily in clans, like Dudeman in AoF, Rachel is in SoL, just Igrom isnt in a clan now) was around too, Dudeman, Rachel and Igrom were most notable for me. Dudeman hardly plays now (sadly D: ), Rachel will start play again finally I hope (I miss your strafing), Igrom plays most actively, I am happy I can have nf duels with him, he is just like micr0, I couldnt even scratch Igrom but todays it makes me happy I can achieve also some decent amount of wins.
During AoF I also learned about UG clan led by Mick that time. I met (I dont know if just several of more) members like Mick of course, Frost, Nutz etc. UG was good server for me to play on because of nice euro ping (though AoF was hosted in California thus I always played on 180+ ping, on SoL it was 150+ but that time this ping was not the hardest obstacle, or at least I didnt know much that time that ping/fps at good value is important for also learning skills, because I was on school and we had cable net with 100 Mb/s speeds).
I should remember also on AGoF clan we allied with (or maybe AoF already was when I joined). Played with members like Miso, Ensorcio (rarely though), Storm, KaleSkylark (he later joined AoF, and then rejoined AGoF back because we kicked him, he proved to be bad fit ultimately), PimpJuice, Trinity was AGoF that time I think (still playing but at UG now), NatS, Revan (not the LKL one) and I dont know who else, I sorta dont remember. Some later I experienced one of biggest lessons in diplomacy because AGoF made up nasty plot, some of them disguised themselves, played role of some newer, clanless players, and they were ultimately accepted into AoF. Later we found out the truth, everyone was pissed that allied clan did that to us and we broke up with them totally (I dont know if we were checking IPs of connecting players we could have found match between those two players and AGoFs and we might prevent the crisis, however that is simple to say today, that time we were able to distinguish between same players only according to their behavior and naming, and that was very hard sometimes, or at least I didnt have different experience. Tho with that plot in background our alliance might have broken up anyway, who knows).
After AoF left JK2 I was clanless for some time. Then with Angel we decided to revive ESS (Elite secret shadows). That lasted some time, with some cB (crimson butterfly) clan members joining ESS (like ExI or xray, but Angel was briefly cB too, then we revived ESS). We had even server. But just several people joined and they were also inactive which troubled Angel too. After two weeks of total loneliness I told myself This is enough! I cant stay here, this is just not it. Everyone inactive, no one coming back..I left ESS and decided I will join SoL.
Here begins my SoL history
I posted my questionnaire exactly on 1st september 2013. 1st september is constitution day in my country btw. After playing with various members like Xaso, Rachel, Nickdeclaw, Alex, Axel, Danek, BDL, returned Vader and Tim, Zelah etc etc (I dont remember with who I played during the first week) and perceiving the environment around me I knew I joined the right place. Well yes ghosts from past kept hunting me (hunting and laming) but after a lil time I learned to let past go and not giving a duck about it (though sometimes I still did).
After a week my poll passed and became a recruit. I remember I couldnt wait till I get membership poll after I defeated Yaku 8-2 in recruit tournament. After getting red spark (I was confused all the time about red spark, wtf is it, why it is needed?? etc) I started to count down the days till membership poll. During that period Xaso decided he will give me membership pass anyways because the events around me led him to do that (one was that I was still being lamed very often, and I was glad he gave me the pass because I didnt want the past to hunt me again. Still I promised him I will not use the pass until I become full member unless in great need. I kept my promise and I guess that was his very first experience with me, that I am someone who he can rely on in the future. During recruitship I was even target of lag attacks - sabercolor lagscript, that fool was banned by Xaso).
So I got my membership poll, it passed and I could consider myself as a member of SoL. Day after I received white flame ExI challenged me for green flame, I won 8-2 (I think) but could wear it not sooner than a month as a white flame. During green flame time I was through lot of turbulent events. I experienced big surge of misbehaving players, laggers, evc-ers etc. And I was glad that Zelah got DC admin that time so we could feel more safe.
Then came the beginning of 2014 and with that new term. People were elected into HC/FA and reinstated council. I was picked to hold DC admin position, later appointed to FM (responsible for recruitships, polls and things around that). During this period we experienced another heavy surge of mischievous behavior especially handix, killY, sir blue, boss and to some extent also mick. It gave me not only good school in terms of how to use admin (meaning how to use commands properly when they lamed alot) but especially it was good school to test my diplomacy. I was able to talk down boss several times from attacking the server, I think he even said that thanks to me being relatively nice to him he will listen to me (later boss of course continued his tra.shy attacks and I was slowly losing patience with him, yes sometimes he was provoked to it, but that doesnt change that 95+ percent of time he was coming to server with malicious intents). Later I was dealing with Mick lagging the server, he stopped it totally after I told him that with me being nice to him I deserve to be spoken with instead of attacking the server. I dealt a lot also with blue. and handix. I was very often first in line to warn mostly Xaso (as he was most available via xfire) about ongoing attacks so he or other available person could do something with it (when server was being attacked) or dealing with lamers, trolls and such. But I think I can safely say I was doing well during this turbulent time.
To the end of this term I was still green flame. But like 2 months to the end of term I was challenged by Angel for yellow flame. Both our apps were approved (my padawan was richard84, I was helping him with some ds stuff but then he went inactive sadly). So we fought and the tourney ended 5-5. So ET followed with result 1-1. Another ET took place and this one Angel won 2-0. This 2nd ET was however greatly affected by one fool who kept jumping into our duels and namely because of him I lost well started duel. I was pissed on that player and I felt very miserably next three days due to the loss that I even wanted to have some break from the game, the feeling mitigated into that I didnt want to hear word tournament for a time.
So new term began with me being picked into DC position and trusted into FA and council. I hope so far im doing well with managing the stuff, what I dislike is failing the trust given to me. Short time after new term started I had tournament for yellow flame against Exi, I won 10-0 however the result doesnt reflect the actual duels. Since then I started to deal more with light side so I could be ready enough for blue flame. I hope I will get it in some future. I see just two details there. Id need green flamed padawan (however Xaso told me that having padawan doesnt pertain training him in skills only, but also politics, system and other things pertaining game/clan) and more training in light side. I hope that I will be good enough so I can compete for the flame in autumn (probably in october now, I dont want to be yellow flame for eternity).
Sooo... History of me is this? Hm? I saw many things happening, people leaving, some leaving the game but not SoL (and not only SoL before I joined), some returning, others joining (hopefully it will continue). I learned many things which helped me and are helping me. I am not sure if I remembered all details, but most of them I did I think. Pff having 900 years much didnt reflect on me, see? lol But ye having the age I have to have longer history :>
Maybe some last words. The list of players I played with or did many various (even though sometimes not much pleasant) things with is very long. I cant and probably wont ever remember all. But regardless of it, I say thank you. For good but also bad things which helped me to evolve. For helping me to deal with the ghosts of past. For playing with me. For putting the trust in me. For sometimes patience with me (especially when I have massive lag spikes). For the fun. For many other things etc etc etc.. But one person is special for me. There are lot of people I can say about them the same. But Angel is most special to me. He knows me longest. He knows me best. More than 3 years. I was with him through more things than with anyone else. Shall the fun last longest possible.
Now I take my pringles and go enjoying it xD. See ya people in the game.
___________________ )>SoL<(~KingYodah ~SoL HC Admin* ~SoL FA Admin*
She is a different person from Azzy. While everyone is riddled about Jenny's age and gender, no one is wondering about Azzy. An extract of the not yet published compendium by Kernow (as of 2010).
Kernow Pilgrim wrote:
*Azzy. aka 'Juan' Azzy is one of the eldest players in JK2 who is still very active. He is a very widely respected person for his history, friendship and protection over younger clans in JK2. He is an open player to all methods and interpretations of fun unless they intervene with the universal laws of fairplay and principle in JK2 - Such as unnecessary admin abuse or illegal cheats such as EVC being used to rupture the friendly enviroment of servers such as SoL. In the early days of ATS's formation in 2006, Azzy and O.O gave ATS protection against aggresive Euro clans. However at some point friction occured between O.O~MeTaL (High levelled member in O.O) and ATS administration - As MeTaL found himself abused on the ATS server. Azzy talked to Outcast; advising him how to run a server and administrate fairly. Outcast was infuriated and banned Azzy from the server. Ever since enforcing O.O as a gang of cheating, laming 'rats' and demanding they are to be banned on sight. Azzy was initially rivals with FOD~Boss after the demise of FY in late 2008/early 2009. However the re-emergance of violent gangs such as D:fi (who were weakening FOD and insulting against Azzy and O.O) let to an alliance of sorts between FOD and O.O, Azzy gave FOD protection for the benefit of it's better members: Payback, Balta, Stemy and others who were ex-ATS and were considered in Azzy's books as 'good FOD'.