Player Spotlight: Rage
Our September Player Spotlight features a player of few words, but great strength...
Welcome to the Game of War Player Spotlight for the month of September. This month for our Player Spotlight, we chose a player that has been around for quite a while and is well-known throughout the community. In previous months, we have spent time talking to some really fun players. If you have missed their spotlights, be sure to go back and read them! Over the last few months, we have heard some great thoughts and advice from these players!
This month, our player spotlight features Rage! Don’t worry, we will not let him rage too much! Rage is a strong lead and has a lot of knowledge in the game. He has worked to build a strong alliance, and much of this comes from his philosophy of how to treat one’s team. He has some great thoughts for players, so make sure you keep reading and meet this month’s spotlighted player, Rage!
Current In-game Name: CM Rage, originally Rage 247
Rage’s Current Alliance: D:V
Rage began playing Game of War four years ago. His original Kingdom was K749, Edia. After years of playing, the name of the Alliance he started in has evaded him (he thinks it may have been Kdz, but is not positive on that). He has some good memories from his early days in K749.
Rage had been in his alliance for about a week when he started messing with some of the big alliances in the kingdom. He talked about how there was a random account in the kingdom named BANDITTO. During this time, one of the bigger alliances, SKL, was calling for a NAP. Rage pretended to be BANDITTO and applied to the alliance and was accepted the next day.
He was there for a few months and did not do much other than slowly building his account up. His account was at about 100 million power when a spinoff of the alliance D:V showed up in the Kingdom. He heard that there was history between a few D:V players and SKL, and that the two alliances hated each other.
Players such as REZZOVER and LBS VAG came over and maxed new accounts. This was back when Four Horseman still worked and Green Colossal was good gear. Rage was zeroed by LBS VAG, and had his hero renamed to “ASS LOVE”… which he has maintained as his heroes name.
Moving to D:V
Even after being zeroed by D:V players, eventually Rage moved over to D:V after they had been in the kingdom for a few months. He at the time was playing the role of a filler, and had made some cores and played with customs, but never led a rally before. Then Zeus came out and Rage decided to start leading rallies.
Rage recalled how it took him an hour to gem it and forever to craft it. He set out to find a target and zeroed a player in monster gear, and then got capped on the next target. He did not know how to hemlock — and hemlocks took 6 hours at the time, if this gives you an idea of how long ago his story as a Lead began.
Rage also got the chance to play during his early days as speeder and filler in StayAlive’s last two Super Wonders, which he really enjoyed. All of these experiences built up to him becoming a rally lead, and gave him a love of cores (you should see this guys core book!).
After around 6 months, Rage was doing Super Wonders and driving accounts for days and leading rallies. There had been a spinoff of D:V in that Kingdom with 2 spenders after some of the other R4 members had left and gone back to main D:V, and it had just died off. Rage asked if he could go over to the main D:V alliance and after about 2 months was made R4 in the main D:V Alliance.
There was a time when Game of War was experiencing a difficult time, during which many players left the game due to one-hit zeroes. D:V struggled with that themselves. Eventually, D:V became family with ONE, and many players moved over; however, the R4 team stayed behind and D:V appeared to be dead.
Rage’s Love Story
When this was happening, Rage was in the trap room that belongs to Carol May (yes, one of Teamrealtips awesome writers!) At the time, Carol was R5 of LV, and looking to make a change from her current Super Wonder Team. Carol and Rage had been talking for about a year, and they merged LV into D:V and rebuilt the alliance. Rage and Carol discovered that they made a “Kick-Ass” team.
Together, they built a successful Super Wonder team. They recruited well-known players from 73V and RA, and formed their own Super Wonder Team that placed in the top three during the first run they had as a new team.
While Rage did not go into many details (which is understandable), he talked about how he and Carol fell in love on Game of War. Rage moved from New York to Florida this past August to join Carol and continue their Game of War battle side-by-side.
Game Of War Accomplishments
Rage is an excellent player, but very quiet about his accomplishments during his time in Game of War. Sometimes using other people’s accounts, he emphasizes the fact that you have to know what you are doing and be able to think on your feet even when helping a fellow player out.
[Accomplishments?] Not really many, I mean I ran block for some of the SW winners and drove winner’s accounts… Hell, kingdom wonders are cake if MZ can let us get troop counts right.. honestly, it being a 2-second march at the wonder kinda blows.
Why Does Rage Play?
Rage, like the rest of us, has his own reasons for continuing to play and invest into his account.
I play for the people. I love the passion some have for the game … and well, I met the love of my life here.
Most Memorable Loss
Throughout our time in Game of War, we all experience losses and wins. Sometimes they can be difficult to remember, but certain ones always stick out in our heads.
I think getting burned out of the wonder was a huge loss the first time it happened.
Most Memorable Win
Rage shared his most memorable win with us as well. We all have our stories of losses, but our stories of victory are often just as fun and Rage’s own story proved to be no different.
Rage talked about how just after his Kingdom merged, he was working to hold the Wonder. He was minutes from closing when a double rally was set on him and the wonder. He held strong though, and with one minute until the Wonder closed, capped the rally on his Stronghold and the Wonder.
Rage’s Thoughts about Dragon War Dimension Vs. Demigod Dimension
Rage isn’t the most wordy guy. We asked him what his thoughts were on the Dragon War Dimension versus the Demigod Dimension, and his answer was short, sweet, and needless to say, to the point!
I play in the Demigod Dimension and Carol plays in the Dragon War Dimension.
While his thoughts were simple, he did mention that he enjoys that you can play the same account at the same time in different dimensions.
Rage’s Advice to Players
I love hearing the advice that comes from our different players. It is always worth taking the time to read and think on!
Always treat your alliance like family. No player is better than the other just because they spent more money. You’re only as strong as your weakest player. Even the small player that does not spend can speed and scout if you take the time to teach them. I always did what is best for my team and that is what caused so many players to stick with me through all these years and all the mergers and changes.
This is great advice, and shows the reason that Rage, along with Carol, has been able to build successful alliances. When you recognize the strengths and weaknesses of your team and take the time to nurture them, your team will excel. When you treat your team as if they are family, they will stay loyal to you through a lot of things.
We have had so much fun talking to Rage and hearing his story. We are excited to look at our next player for the month of October, and share the story of another member of our community. As always, if you have a player you would like us to reach out to and feature their story on the website, let us know in the comments below!