The Knights of Vindication
Made some additions to the miscellaneous battles section. Catching up on all the stories that have been passed on to me. Still working on putting the events of our first mass guild outing into 0.0 space with the first screen shots. But for now, just read what I've got out there.
Also, when you have a chance, check out the first movie made by TasmanianX. He's got it hosted HERE for now. Maybe someday it will get moved to a better site.
Where to start. . .
We've obviously left Metro. What started so hopeful, ended in such hopelessness. We were defeated by the admins of the server. Insanity. Short sightedness. Ignorance. *shudder*
But we move on. In search of injustice, oppression and unchecked grief. 'Cause we're dramatic like that. Actually, we read an article about a game. A game where over the course of a year, a group of people wreaked such havok and mayhem, that it cost some of the players of the game an estimated $20,000 (ebay value) in damages. Wow. Very interesting on so many levels. First, there's a game that (after checking ebay myself) actually has a flourishing market of virtual goods being sold for real world dollars. And a LOT. Comparing the losses reported in the game to the value of said items being actively sold on ebay, I can see there could actually be a way to cause $20,000 in damages. $20,000. That's $20,000 that someone could have made had they posted those items on ebay. And witin and hour, it was all either destroyed or in the posession of someone else. That's cool. The second interesting thing I read, was the developers of the game actually thought it was cool too. They weren't talking about how they investigated the situation and reimbursed losses, banned players, etc. Everything they did was per the design of the game. Everything they accomplished was through hard work, dedication, and a lot of charisma. So, the game company actually supports that activety. This is all good for two reasons. Number one, there are real, measureable consequences to one's actions. You win, not only do you actually win something, but you also know your victim lost something. You lose, you actually lose something. And the types of losses you can sustain are as varied as they are unlimited. You risk, you may lose. But, the more you risk, the more you can win.
I had to know more. So, I did some research. I liked what I read. So, I tried it out. I liked what it was all about. I liked the MASSIVE skill tree. I liked the diversity of occupations. I like the diversity of combat options. There's no single setup/combo that is going to be copied by everyone. Team play is rewarded, but solo is possible. The game is what it is. Virtually unchecked, massive, complicated, easy to play, endless possibilities and more. You make your own fortune, anyway you want and there is little to no admin intervention. Player policed universe. Awesome.
So the TKV army comes out of retirement and prepares for battle. There's a long road to travel to get to PVP greatness, but it's going to be an interesting journey. We've only been active for about 4 to 6 weeks, but we have already tasted victory, death, losses and the spoils of combat. Learning every step of the way, and making notes. Bad guys, we are learning who you are, and we'll be looking you up.
Welcome back TKV.
It's been quiet on the guild war front, until last night... we added 3*K and MOB to the war roster.
Yes, "MOB" is "Money Over Bitches." How street.
-Alex the Artist
IDS quits. We win. Dodgin Bullits remains an idiot to this day, and probably will be forever. If you know him, slap his face. It's for his own good.
-Alex the Artist
Short and sweet:
-Alex the Artist
All caught up, I think.
There's more for the miscellaneous page, but I've made enough webpage updates for one day.
-Alex the Artist
Yeah I haven't posted in awhile, but that doesn't mean we've been inactive. GORDON got tired of making the TKV page updates and gave it back to me, the original owner. And I procrastinated. But now I'm playing some ketchup.
There's more to catch up with on the IDS war, but that'll have to wait until tomorrow or something.
Oh, we declared on guild AA a few nights ago, but they are yet to accept. Pretty sure they're scared.
-Alex the Artist
I haven't had time to make updates for a few days, so I made 2 in the GMX section. My memories of the encounters on the 27th have mostly been erased by the memories of the fighting on the 28th, so the story of the 27th will be sketchy.
One thing I do remember from the 27th was... GMX introduced dragons to our pvp scene.
It was an even fight (if I recall correctly), and we were whipping them, and Fuchu comes in from off-screen with the dragons and an "All Kill." Alex drops almost instantly. Well done GMX; GMX well done.
And people say TKV are the ones who can't "pvp..."
Another thing... the other day GMX posted the following picture as their "proof" that GORDON got killed in a 1v1.
They figure that since there's only one guy on the screen, it must be proof. Like Razor can ONLY take pics at the moment of death. I don't remember any 1v1's that day, personally. I think I sense a photoshopped-out Drako to the left, where he was when I dropped. Even the health bar could be edited perfectly in 3 seconds.
In answer to this, I provide the following irrepressible evidence that we kill GMX in 1v1's a lot, also:
See? Nobody there but Carno killing Wu Fei, near those trees. It's a screenshot... it must be true. Looks like it might even have been Carno winning a 2v1... there's Fuchu just off-screen. Go Carno!
Finally have a few minutes to not only play some UO, but make an update, too. Huzzah!
Say what you want about TKV, we don't pk people. In fact, when we can, we will go out of our way to help people who need help... even if we don't know them. Every time we've attacked and killed a blue, we've had a good reason... usually it is vindication for actions in the recent, or even distant past. We're big on giving payback. It kind of fits the name of our guild.
It's a small community, and we have good memories...that means you, Rorret, who hangs out on Yew Prison Isle. My journal told me you were in on my afk kill. You're next. :-)
I got hit by a truck full of GMX the other night.
That's me dead, there, under Gerik. GMX Rules. Oh, they lost another fair fight, tonight. They seem to only be effective when they can outnumber you. Fair fights find them wanting. Read about it here.
Who out there killed Eowyn 3v1 in a city last night? We want to give credit where credit is due, but she didn't catch your names. Thread is here. You'll need to provide the name of the city as proof.
"The Brown Family" guild has not been seen on Metropolis for a month, and looks to be actively playing the "Alert The Clutch" server. We're about to shut down that war and call it another big win.
GMX ends the night with their first-ever win over TKV. One to nothing, advantage GMX. Go team. (PS - STOP ALL THE FUCKING HOUSE HIDING)
IDS remains, as always, morons.
GTG made a good showing, but still lost big... we even made their GM cry.
Final guildwar numbers for the night was 12 TKV kills, 2 deaths.
And we're ok with that.
When you're one of the higher-profile guilds on a server, you tend to make both friends and enemies... even of people you've never met. People hear things from people who have heard things, and they form their opinions of you based on 3rd and 4th hand accounts.
Tonight we spent some time camping Jhelom, and watched "Krunk" fill the bank area with his tamed dog and rats.
Isn't that nice? He's blue, so we can't really do anything about it... but whatever. Any way you look at it, we seem to bother him. "Any publicity is good publicity." Mission accomplished, I guess.
Lots of action tonight.
In all, 7.5 TKV kills, one death. Not bad for a guild that gets dogs named "TKVsucks" left at the bank. I think I can have a 7:1 kill ratio and still live with sucking. Yes... I think I'm just fine with that.
I've been hearing about tons of trash talk on the Metro forums... I've had to stop going there daily, as there was a bit more adolescence-fueled angst and anger than I can stand. My plan is to browse it about once a week, and let them know why they are idiots... those to whom it applies. I and the other members of TKV have gotten more than one inquiry about joining us... apparently not everyone believes it when certain people try to drag our name through the mud. It's good to see that there are people there who can cut through the bullshit, and see the truth that we present, and represent.
There's not much we claim that we don't back up with screenshots.
Seems like a new war every damned night.
We're now in some kind of half-war against GMX. Long story, told there.
More related action with the idiots in IDS. Be sure to read and enjoy the stupidity.
Spanky and Corona and 2 other reds killed Alex and I in Buc's Den tonight, and one of them stood over my corpse and said "LOL 1 on 1 I got him." I have no idea why the other two who got me didn't correct him.
We found Lux and the rlt guild house tonight. Ask Lux what happened when our two mages met 1v1... hint: he casted himself out of mana, and I was still alive, and he walked to the steps of his house and logged out. True story.
Welcome to the new page, we kiss you!
Alex has been too much fucking busy to update this page, as has been his responsibility for the last several years. He asked me to take over the duties temporarily, but I told him I would only do it if he let me simplify the layout.
He didn't want me to, but I did anyway.
Now for the actual news...
The GTG war ended, and restarted again when we got bored. They continue getting creamed.
"The Brown Family" guild got belligerent with us, and we went to war against them. Officially we're still at war, but they've not been seen on Metropolis in a month, and have been spotted on another server. We think we kicked them off the server completely.
The guild called "Idiot Gank Squad" (or some such thing) also got froggy with us, so we went to war with them recently. So far it's looking like they'll get creamed. They die a lot in and around their house on the southern tip of Ice Island.
Returned a declaration last night on the guild "Chesapeake Legends." They declared on us a couple weeks ago. They killed a TKV member while afk in our guild house a few weeks ago... but mostly we decided to fight them out of boredom.
we're currently warring 4 guilds, and still find time for reds in
between oranges. We kill much more often than we are killed,
but idiots on the Metropolis forums continue living in a fantasy
world in which we suck. Oh well... I'm just not in a
position to give every moron in the world free psychological
advice to help them to better deal with reality.
Just noticed I haven't been updating the news page!! Well, if
you've only come this far, and left, you've been missing some
stuff. My bad. Since the last news post, we've gone to war!! Then,
the war ended. . . It's all detailed in the Enemies section on the
left. Metro server of course, and the guild was GTG! It was a
decent warm up for better guilds out there. But that's the news!
We've been doing the TKV thing, the TKV way, and thigs are pretty
TKV. So, check out the war details and enjoy UO TKV
Long story short. EA sucks and we left them a long time ago. Will
NEVER go back there. So. Morons are free to rule on GL
there, we started training. Taran and Opolis make their return. We
aren't at war yet. . .far too soon for that. But, we did go
hunting. You can read about it under Enemies in the Misc
wouldn't know it from our lack of activity, but we are currently
at war with FS!. We haven't been active for the typical reasaons.
. . busy, poor traceroutes, etc. But, there has been a little here
and there. Read about it in the enemies section.
war with R@B is like teenage sex. As quick as it starts. . . .
it's over. After a week of war, R@B has called it quits. Not
surprised, but am disappointed. If they aren't orange, it's so
much more difficult to kill them. We'll keep an eye on them though
to keep them in check. Will have to see who's next on the list
now. . . .
rages on. Rages. . . . wonder if that's the term for it. If one
side is just absolutely dominating the other, is the war raging?
And I might add, easily dominating. I guess I can't really say
'raging', can I. Let's say, the war continues. The domination
continues. The humiliation continues. Nah. None of those work. But
in R@B's case, the ignorance certainly continues.
how long it will take the new meat to get to know us." My
guess, not long. We've been warring R@B (A.K.A. RAB) for two days
now. Guess who's winning. We have lots of kill pics to post, and
as soon as they are all gathered up, we'll get them posted.
8 months since the last update. Ummmm. Lots of things have
changed. But then, not alot has. We were in factions, killed alot
of people, earned alot of points, and then stood there wondering
"What's the point?". So, we left factions. Then we took
a 5 month break. We were still around, doing this or that. But we
weren't really patrolling the lands for morons. So, the morons
have gone rampant. Their numbers are increasing, their ignorance
is growing stronger, and the names (for the most part) have
changed. But one thing remains the same, well, I was going to say
they are just as stupid as ever. But they aren't. We are gearing
up for our war against ignorance. Training in bucs on the theives,
scouting for griefers, etc. Looking for fresh meat. We've got two
declerations on us now, and we'll be accepting soon. Wonder how
long it will take the new meat to get to know us.
three of faction warring. . . . I gotta say, the PvP scene on GL
is pretty unimpressive. After 3 days, we are climbing the CoM
ranks and have entered the top 20 for all factions. Took some
losses on day 2, but still came up with a net gain of a few
points. Day 3 gave us our highest net gain of around 20 points.
Almost half of which came from house hiding Will. Thanks Will. So
far, factioners have said some pretty ignorant things. Here's some
amazing how much the 'real PvPers' on GL want to talk, rather than
war. We went to where it seems the Who's Who of GL PvP is doing
their chatting and basically challenged them all to war. Their
responses ranged from 'lol' to 'please leave'. But over all, they
all seemed to agree that we sucked, had no skill, etc, etc. The
funny thing is. . . . . none of them would declare on us. We heard
"Our stone is broke", "I don't feel like it",
and more. My impression of them is. . . . they just want to hang
out in their little clique and stroke each other. They are like an
inbred Arkansas family at this point. Any given member of any of
the guilds have been in the other guilds they are warring. In
other words, they all get together to form a guild, fight for a
while, then everyone changes teams. There is no consistancy. Blah.
Hardly worth the time. We did war a few of them, but those all
lasted less than 4 weeks before the guild we were warring was
dead, and the members all had moved on to other guilds. But rest
assured, they "owned" us. mmhmmm. Now if you go to their
message board, they are congratulating each other, giving each
other reach arounds, etc. "He fights all the time and I
respect him for that." "He doesn't run, and I respect
him for that." "I respect you because you don't use
potions." Please. Reach around some more. That's a mess that
we don't need to get involved with.
an ISP induced vaction, I rounded up Gordon and Jav and we went
hunting for straglers. We only found one. He was F^D, and you can
read about it in the enemies section. Oh ya, I saw one early in
the evening, Dr. Pain of SoV. But he hopped a moongate as soon as
he saw me. Had time to hit him with one spell before he was
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declared war on us while we were fighting them in their houses one
day. We promptly accepted. We proceeded to dismantle their guild,
one member at a time. 3 Weeks later, Seouland surrenders. The
surrender occured late on the 17th after staging a small uprising.
They recruited a few new members, made an attack, lost one member
in the attack, another deserted, and the last hid in their house.
A small fire that was extinguished quickly. After surrendering,
their guildmaster came out to talk to Alex. Alex was told "I
am not fast enough to even begin to be able to fight you. If it
matters to you, you win." Although the excuse is weak, the
result is as was expected. We win. Tearing this guild of 30+
members down to 8 followed by a quick surrender in less than three
weeks is possibly one of the fastest destructions of a guild in
we are still here. I've just not taken the time to update everyone
on what's going on. I'm doing that now, though. TONS of stuff to
report. In the order they occured. . . .
day, another update. Nothing major. But we scored. . . .
little update to let everyone know things are still going on. Much
of the details and MANY of the pictures were lost/not captured
over the last month. Got lazy. But what we do have is now
on the 20th or 21st, S!C undeclared on TKV. So the guild that was
going to make "TKV peace within a week" peaced
themselves within a month. So, the threat of "12-15 enemies
in Del" is now over. Tearing them apart was a fun time had by
TKV. To S!C. Thanks for coming. Buh Bye.
join in on the new AiA war cry. "Why don't you show you are
real men and join Order/Chaos or Factions!" Like this topic
even needs to be addressed again (not to mention the fact that we
have female members. . .). We don't war for sport. We don't war
for fun. We war to kill idiots that otherwise would go unkilled.
AiA is O/C, however they spend all their time at their house, or
in Delucia. Two places where the O/C population is rather sparse.
And what does going O/C or Factions prove? That you are willing to
join a meaningless fight that has no purpose? Wow. What men. Oh
wait, they have been spotted in Trammel Moonglow. But wait. Didn't
they limit O/C combat to Felucca? Oh well. The war with AiA rages
on. They are celebrating their latest kills and thinking they are
winning. Another topic that hardly warrents discussion. I guess
when you score the last 5 kills, you are winning. Even though your
enemy has racked up well over 400 kills to your, MAYBE 50. You got
the last 5, so you win. . . Mind boggling. But I've grown to
expect little else from this group.
how this war has gone on way too long. There comes a time when one
has to contemplate continuing to kill an enemy simply because you
can, and ending the war because it was over long ago. We are at
geez. Another update!! What can I say, I'm on a roll. . .
long awaited update. . . .
it really been 3 months? The war with KDC is still on. However,
it's just Zerk now. No new recruits. Nothing. Have to wonder when
we say enough is enough. Why can't some people admit defeat? His
repeated zombi'ing is getting old. We are not at war with him. He
is mearly a fly buzzing in our ear that won't go away. Unless
things 'get interesting' (as his last email said), I think we'll
have to chalk KDC up as another defeated guild and move on. We
have desroyed his guild.
members are coming and going at an alarming rate. They try to
recruit some help and then the help is beaten out of the guild.
Not sure if Zerk has what it takes to rally up enough force to put
TKV in it's place. But his last email said that 'Things were going
to get interesting'. Still waiting for that to happen. . . . The
latest updates to the ongoing war are in their usual
our streak has ended. KDC scored their first kill. GoT comes back
from a leave of absence to feed KDC some joy. And it was humorous
to see how happy they were. Running around town in celabration. "I
BROKE THE LOSING STREAK!!!" shouted Berzerker. Yes, he did
break the first streak. We are now setting out to beat that last
streak. We can only hope that Zerk can keep the recruits coming so
that we can achieve our goals.
much to report today, just more of the same. KDC is not fairing
well in their war against us. They have a couple more members and
some blue healers now. But things are pretty much as they have
been. More pictures posted in the KDC war update section.
out the year with a bang and starting the new year off well. TONS
of killing by TKV over the last week and still none by KDC. The
new recruits to KDC are proving quite ineffective. However, a
recent email from the other side indicates 'things are going to
change'. . . again. If I had a gold piece for everytime they said
that. . . . I'd have alot of gold. . . We'll wait and see. In the
mean time, you can expect to see more of the same. TKV takin' care
of business. Go check out the pictures and stories in the Enemies
up with one of the more insane members of KDC. Insane. . . updates
fine battles have taken place since the last update. Be sure to
check out all the kill pics in the KDC section. WdT is all but
gone now with factions.
war stories posted about WdT and NZI/BSR/KDC/ETC.
battles with WdT tonight.
rage on. Still going at it with NZI and WdT. Lost many pics and
many details over the last few weeks. The pictures we have are
posted for the time period of 10/22 to 12/2. We know you want to
see them! Normal updates are continuing today. Will try to keep up
too busy to keep things updated lately. However, I'm inspired to
make time for this site, so I have. The war with KDC has kind of
ended. KDC as a guild is dead and inactive. However, it's more
active members created a new guild. BSR. Black Star Rebelion or
some such thing. Then, they changed to GBH. Now, it's NZI. Anyway,
they have cycled through a few members, but Berserker and Rumble
Fish hold strong. They appear to be more stubborn than the others
they have recruited to fight with them. I wish I could remember
thier names right now. . . but I don't. But you can still find
them hanging out with BSR, trash talking us, letting us know we
are newbs, we suck, etc, etc, etc. I can't help wondering. . . if
we are so bad, why aren't they orange any more? Some questions
just can't be answered. . . . The pictures of the war have not
been getting posted due to the fact that looking at the same types
of pictures over and over is boring, and so is posting them. But,
I'll try to start doing that again. . . .
didn't I fall behind. . . There's so much to report. More pics of
our adventures were posted. They are in the usual spot. Along with
that, KDC discovered our email address!! So, we have a few letters
from them to share. They are certainly worth checking out.
For those that feel they need to talk about it, we give you this
just wasn't interested in a war I guess. Not that I blame them.
Most of them had previous experience with us. We withdrew our
declaration after waiting many weeks.
has decided that warring TKV was not an intelligent thing to do,
and has undeclared. Well, actually, as best we can tell, TD3 has
decided that it's existance was not intelligent. Seems they have
totaly disbanned. So, no more TD3. Unfortunetly, I'm sure the old
members of TD3 are still around poluting Great Lakes with thier
unsavory ways. . . . The search is on for them, and we'll try to
keep them in line.
have finally been able to declare on D.p. The Minoc trash. We have
tried in the past, but due to a bug, it wouldn't work. Well, it
worked today. So, we wait to see if D.p will declare back.
a totaly discriminant way, BWK (Brodie's Wrath Clan) declared
peace on TKV. So, we are unsure of exactly when they gave in to
TKV, but we of course know why. We'll be on the look out for them
though, catching them on thier quest of no good.
the ongoing struggle to kill the idiots, we have accepted a
decleration of war by Brodie's War Clan (BWK). This is the guild
of the week for many of the people we have been fighting, or
rather, trying to fight for the last 2-3 weeks. Not sure how long
they'll be in THIS guild, but we'll keep hunting them, and
declaring on their next guilds. . .
Fourth of July!!!! Let's go kill bad guys. . .
war with !M! is still going slow. Easily handling them. . . . So,
we have added another fun group of people to our list that should
be killed on sight. They are the guild known as TD3. The Dark
Return. (Funny, I don't remember that coming up in Diablo. . . .
Hmm) TD3 is Jay, from TDE fame, and some of his friends. We'll see
how that guild forms up now that there is something for them to do
besides kill miners in the Minoc caves. Of course watch the site
for war updates!!
war with !M! is going rather slow. BUT, TKV did add two more
houses. A Large Marble and a 2 story cabin in Trammel. so, we have
an HQ on both sides now. Way to go all. It was a hell of a night.
. . Runes to the houses can be picked up at the forge.
I kinda dropped the ball on the updates here. Didn't I. . .
guess what? They seem to be reincarnating themselves. I knew the
ol' TDE members didn't go away, they just left TDE. I didn't think
it would take THIS long for them to resurface, but they have. They
are mixed between !M! and THF. A whole new stock of new people
hanging out with them now. And of course, we still suck. They
figured they would have to do something to us in order for us to
declare war on them. Nahhhh. Once an idiot, always an idiot, I
say. Just cause you have three new letters above your head,
doesn't mean you're not the same lovable character you've always
been!!! So we declared, they declared. . . . we are at WAR!!!!
Right now, it's only with !M!. We will of course be keeping the
history updated as well. So check out how bad we suck with the
links to the left!!!
More news. . . . Since the last news update, TDE fell apart . . again, and lost a ton of members. But just recently, TDE has rebuilt again, and are REALLY active as of late. GOOD!!! We were running low on armor. Back up to 35+ members, and I'm sure will be adding more soon. I think this is the 3rd generation of TDE we are fighting now. With LDR off fighting their own war, it's just TKV vs TDE now. TDE won't war LDR for some reason. Dunno. TDE calls them newbies and all, yet, won't war them. ??? TDE is lacking in the logic area though.
Also, as you have noticed, we moved!! Got our own domain setup, so we don't have those stupid banner adds any more. Now, our power is no longer limited. Be looking for some major changes to what we can do here. That is, if we have the time to make them. . . . .
We have two message boards up now. But, I don't think we are going to use them. Going to wait for Gordon to get one set up for us on dtman. So, I'm not going to tell you where they are. Banner ads make you look like amateures.. . . .
need to update the news more often. . . . . Gordon has created his
own commentary site. It's at www.dtman.com/uo
. As usual, I'm sure there will be some good readin' in there.
Some news. . . . . TDE's membership is up to an all time high (at least since we started fighting them) of 43 members. Was that all for us? How flatering. But with about a 70 to 20 deaths per kill ratio, they had to do something!
news. . . . . well, there is none really. If we aren't out hunting
TDE, we are trianing so. . . still accepting contributions of
content if you have any!!!
to the new site!!! Any contributions to it's content would be
welcome. Please let me know if anything doesn't work right.