I had the great honor to interview the Emperor of Game of War, OMZ, who is from Australia, this week!
At first I was a bit star struck by the legend of Game of War, OMZ, but the Emperor immediately made me feel like one of his “mates”. Even offering the interview take place over a few rounds of his second favorite game, Overwatch!
For those who are new to Game of War, let me explain the amazing feat that Emperor OMZ and his team accomplished. In a three and half day marathon of epic proportions, hundreds of players in Game of War invade K4, the Kingdom of Fire, to battle for Game of War supremacy. It is an event unmatched in the gaming world.
I remember when OMZ first came on the scene. In the early days of the Super Wonder it was quite a spectacle to see players from all over the Game of War universe converge on one battlefield. I remember seeing OMZ and was like “WOAH THAT GUYS IS HUGE!” Turns out OMZ was the second player to hit 1 trillion power!
So, I’m thrilled that OMZ took the time to share with us his victorious experience at the Super Wonder, and some thoughts about the state of Game of War.
The Emperor OMZ and Game of War Real Tips
Hello Emperor, have you rested since the weekend?
I have thankfully. The hardest part is doing all the work you missed in that time and giving that time back to my family.
How do you endure the marathon that is the Super Wonder?
When you see how many people are supporting you, you have to do it. It’s a humbling experience. Some were online more than I was. It’s crazy the love people show you.
Emperor OMZ wishes to thank everyone who helped him achieve this great honor in Game of War. He’s given us a list of alliances that helped tremendously in his push to Emperor:
If you’ve played Game of War for awhile then you’ve likely heard, seen, or been hit by OMZ. I was shocked to learn that this was the first time OMZ has held the Emperor title.
I’ve never cared for it to be honest. It’s not something that holds a lot of importance to me. What does, is the relationships I formed with people through the game.
OMZ’s Super Wonder Experience
Emperor OMZ, what was your victorious Super Wonder like?
The participation level was crazy! It’s the most contenders I’ve seen in awhile, with really close results.
We touched on whether the unexpected increase in participation led to the server strain issues and what steps could be taken in the future to resolve them. Perhaps having a separate kill event in another Kingdom would provide an outlet for players who aren’t participating in the Super Wonder battle.
The Super Wonder is always going to be popular, because it’s considered the most prestigious title in the game, and the most difficult to win.
OMZ believes not having a kill event for part of the Super Wonder caused even more players to port to the Kingdom of Fire. Perhaps if non-participating Super Wonder players had something else to do then fewer would be in the Kingdom of Fire during the event. This would reduce the latency issues.
It was crazy. The lag made the game so difficult to play and enjoy. This lag was the worst to date. The server seemed to be at least 10-15 minutes out of sync at times. The lag takes away a lot of the skill element. At times you rely on hit and hope.
OMZ jokes that many players believe that he and his team somehow have a way around the latency issues or get special treatment from the game developers. This is not true.
No joke, I’ve sent various support emails in the past month, and they haven’t responded to any.
Emperor OMZ and Alliance [rAge]
Emperor OMZ has much pride in his alliance. Several of his alliance mates are former Emperors. The guys he plays with have pushed the limits of Game of War over and over.
We have always strived to make the game about having fun. We don’t take it too seriously.
What was the best part of the Super Wonder, besides winning?
Seeing how much people support you. It’s crazy! The love that people show for you is crazy really crazy! It’s about the people. We laugh on comms, we fight, we argue, its like a family.
Were there any embarrassing or funny moments over the weekend? Did anyone fall asleep and start snoring on comms for instance?
Haha! We have a special room on our Comms server just for that. It’s called the snore room. It definitely gets used a lot during the Super Wonder.
Do you have any advice for new players?
Think about what you want out of the game and your spending limits. It is a game that requires both time and money. So you need to figure out early if you enjoy the game enough to invest those two things.
So what are you up to when you aren’t playing Game of War?
I’m simple. Spending time with family and friends and working; just like everyone else 🙂
The State of Game of War
Emperor, how can we improve Game of War generally?
They also need to create a way for small-mid size spenders to enjoy the game also.
They need to create less of a benefit between mid-high ranged spenders. It would give super spenders a small advantage, however mid-ranged spenders would still be able to compete of their skill.
Do you believe that big spenders have a great advantage over mid-spenders?
I don’t want people to think that teams win because of money. We ran “budget” sets for the first day of Super Wonder, and my account wasn’t even max with the research.
Was the Academy 24 research necessary for this Super Wonder?
Well the first day we were getting some decent hold time without a lot of it completed. Some of the research isn’t necessary, but I finished it halfway through the SW, because I didn’t want it to be the reason that we lose, especially after so many people spend time and money to support my run.
The most important thing is knowing when to cancel, knowing what troops to send, setup of accounts with the new boosts, gem setups, and overall strategy when it comes to getting in the wonder and getting out.
Since you began Game of War, could you describe one or more features that has improved?
Honestly. Nothing has really improved for me game-wise.
If I’m being 100% honest.
They introduced sets and set bonuses which made custom sets at wonder irrelevant. That removed an extra element of skill at Super Wonder and Wonders in general.
[Shorter] hemlock times are great. It used to suck losing a hero for three days, and it made you more careful about how you played the game.
But at times I think it’s too short.
Hmm, really? Hemlock time too short? Mind explaining that?
I think generally it’s really short. It makes people more inclined to play recklessly, especially the whales of the game.
My hero was captured half as much as the next closest competitor at SW, but it’s hard to gain an advantage in just 45 minutes.
Emperor OMZ’s Legacy
How would you like your Game of War legacy to be remembered? When people mention OMZ what would you like people to think or say about you? You are now among the greats of Game of War!
I’d just like them to remember me as someone that loved to have fun and didn’t take the game too seriously.
Our team has excelled at everything we attempted in the game. We have always been the first, if not one of the first to find new things in the game and work out new strategies.
As a team we hold some really great records. Most kills as an individual. Most kills as an alliance. We’ve won many kill events.
Some of us were apart of Emperor StayAlive77’s long run of Emperor wins also.
How can players follow your accomplishments in Game of War and perhaps congratulate you?
They can visit me on Instagram OMZ_GOW.
Thank you Emperor OMZ for your time and congratulations on your epic achievements in Game of War! Best of luck defending your crown!
If you have a question for Emperor OMZ or would like to congratulate him, please leave a comment below!