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    The History of LO

    An idea has been recurring to me that the full history of The Leftovers has not been written, and with LO5 coming soon, it is important to look back on our early struggles and write them down for posterity. As such, I am gathering information (dates, names, trivia, etc.) in order to write an informative history of LO and its alliances, so if there is any information you believe will be helpful to this epic, then please send it to me. Also, if others could write up their own experiences and send them to me, that will help me tremendously.
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    Age 9 Report

    Welcome everyone, I am now approaching soon the 24 hour mark of being in Age 9, and I decided to give a preliminary report of the benefits and weaknesses I have discovered. If I discover any significant changes to this report, I will be sure to correct the relevant section. Matchmaking (defensive) I have noticed what appears to be an increase in strong opponents that zapped my crown total to 1640. None of them were able to destroy even 50%, but every time they got my keep. I believe that I have entered a subcategory of matchmaking that causes me to appear on more people's radar that I otherwise am not ready for. I recommend that defenses should be significantly upgraded before attempting to upgrade to Age 9, or you will suffer a loss of crowns like mine. (A possible reason for the strong attacks is that I am stacked when it comes to any kind of resource. In short, I am a resource paradise.) Matchmaking (offensive) In the section, I noticed few differences. I still encounter the normal Age 7-9 castles, but there are fewer encounters of Age 7 and only one encounter of an Age 9. As to the amount of resources, I have to next about 4 or 5 times. I see about average 30,000 resources for wood and food and about 10,000 in stone. The crowns offered on average did not make it worthwhile to risk loss. The power level (strength of towers) seemed to be at my level, but occasionally I would see a really advanced opponent. To sum this section up, there is no significant change in the attacking system, and the cost of food seems to have little affect if you have a successful attack. Additional Defenses Once I upgraded to Age 9, I received access to 10 walls, 1 archer tower, and the musket tower. As the musket tower costs way too much, I will probably be able to buy it in a few months. The addition of the 10 walls and archer tower have not proved significant to defense yet (I may actually need defensive layout advice to better the way I am using them). I can't say that they are worthless, but they are not a deal breaker. Miscellaneous Notes and Closing Remarks I do not regret upgrading to Age 9 because I did it for the prestige and the experience. I recommend upgrading to Age 9 only after having some awesome defenses put in place. Age 9 is not for the weak of heart, and if one does not properly prepare oneself, they will lose a lot of crowns from the very start. Sincerely, KJB1873 Emperor of the Leftovers Questions? Comments? Overly clever snide remarks? Let me know how I did!
  3. Sorry, shims, for waiting so long to release the candidates for the contest. I meant to have this up last Thursday, but it slipped my mind. The entries are within this link http://forums.computingondemand.com/topic/33624-the-leftovers-official-logo-contest/ . The poll will close on this coming Thursday, so be sure to get your vote in!
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    my journey of LO 3

    Oak, it was an honor knowing you in LO3 (and 4, I think). I can't wait to hear about what you will do in LO5. Keep up the good work! It is appreciated!
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    The End of an Era...

    Thanks, Ghost! It was a nice run ( a run I wouldn't mind getting back into), but such is life. I will be back soon on the battlefield, so keep things going until my glorious return!
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    As my final act as emperor, I hereby declare the elections to begin! You know the rules. Watch as each fighter slings mud at shim's opponents and choose which one you believe most fit for Emperorhood. We got some great fights lined up for your entertainment, so sit back, enjoy the show, and vote!
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    The End of an Era...

    I hope that wasn't a reference to my leadership skills, Ghost . A lot has changed since last time, but I am glad to see you back!
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    The End of an Era...

    It was the ultimate Jerky act . I will miss our bantering sessions as well.
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    I don't see why you shouldn't be allowed to give your opinion. After all, we won't kick you for it . What do you think?
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    lol, well it is now a tie again. Now sure if I am still the official Announcer of these elections, so who do we allow to win, my fellow Lords and Emperors? The well-traveled Starbeast, or the willing and able MAG? Both are great candidates, we just need a tie breaker!
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    The History of LO

    Hello, I am MikeR210. I am currently Emperor of The Leftovers 4. Age 9, crown count fluctuating currently between 4K-5K. I started this game in Late December, 2014...after I got a new phone. I remember hearing about this game, probably on TV or something, I don't really recall. But I downloaded this game, and started playing. I was hooked from the beginning. I toiled, by myself...advancing, aging up. Not quite sure at times what I was doing, if my attacking was on par, or if my defense was solid. I started participating in the AofE forum somewhere late February. Noticed a lot of the discussions were regarding alliances now that the Watch Tower was coming soon. After the Watch Tower came out, I decided to build one, and start thinking about joining an alliance so I can take advantage of having those extra troops. I was having a tough time in Age 7, but still slowly making progress. But in mid March, I posted on the AofE forum telling the AofE community that I was looking for an alliance to join. I was Age 7 player with around 650+ crowns at that time. I thought at the time that it will be a bit more difficult defending my castle as I continue to progress without some relief forces to help out. Several alliances replied, but one caught my attention - none other than KJB1873, emperor of an Alliance called The Leftovers. Thought it was a cool name, and as the name implied, I felt I was one of the left over lone wolves after it seemed everybody I was attacking had Watch Signals except me! From there, I learned and watch replays from players like SwamyKorada (now Hellboy), RiskPremium, Bruceleeon, Ghost, KJB... It was like a light switch turned on. From there, I was able to advance to Age 8 by Mid-April. And from what I read everywhere, I decided to take my time before advancing to Age 9. In fact today, Aug 7, 2015, I am officially Age 9! I owe it all to my fellow Leftover shims that really got me going. More recently, in Mid-June, I was elected to be Emperor of The Leftovers 4. It was the closest election to date. But apparently my campaigning (i.e. mudslinging) might have won it for me! Regardless, I was honored...first to be nominated, and second that I garnered enough votes! A month later, after posting on the AofE forums constantly - The Leftovers 4 was filled with members. That was a proud moment. Plus, I knew, this was just the beginning. Now, my next goal is to get The Leftovers 4 into the Top 200 alliance leaderboard. So I try to focus on helping other newer players out, and of course increase my crown count...because perhaps there may be some crown envy from other LO members... (cough...Starbeast007, Bruceleeon...cough). LMAO. Just kidding, guys. Nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, right? Before I joined the Leftovers I wandered the seas of AoE Castle Siege for several months, creating alliances (which never amounted to much of anything), and joining others that had cool names, but also didn’t amount to anything. Then one day I decided this was enough. I was about ready to quit playing the game by then since it got extremely lonely all by yourself, and the alliances I’d joined were bland and boring with little to no interaction between the players. So I began browsing the list of top alliances, looking for an alliance that wasn’t full, and with a minimum crown limit I could satisfy. At last I settled on something called The Leftovers. Catchy name. Now let’s see if the alliance is any good. My first act as a member of The Leftovers was to promptly donate a bunch of infantry (read: junk troops) to the emperor himself; KJB. He politely informed me that level one infantry really don’t do much for a level eight player, and that I should refrain from donating them again. And so I began to learn life with The Leftovers. What and what not to donate, successful attack strategies, best castle layouts, who was friendly and who to fear… You get the idea. I also learned the blessings of having someone to talk to in the game, and of having a stocked watch signal. I slowly began improving my attacks and, with lots of great advice from other members, my castle layout. Not much of anything interesting happened for a while. Just normal life; weird chats, trying to level up and gain crowns and resources. I'm not exactly sure the number of crowns that I gained while living with the LO, but I rose from about #40 to about #4, if that gives you any idea. Then, a few months later, KJB came onto the AoE chat with a request; someone was needed to spend a week or two in the somewhat-newly-created LO4. Rumorz and I were online at the time and, not knowing what exactly was involved, I volunteered. It was agreed I would go for a week, then Rumorz would go for the second week. And so I left the LO and joined LO4. It was rather strange switching from an alliance where many players had much more experience than me and I was constantly asking advice, to an alliance where I had more experience than most of the players (except Mike, the emperor, of course), and they were the ones asking advice. However, they were just as hardworking as any of the players in LO, and progressed quickly. In just one short week my time there was up, though, and it was back to LO. Upon returning to LO I was promoted to a Lord. I promptly took it upon myself to kick about 9 players (all of whom did need kicked, due to inactivity). Unfortunately that opened wide the door for a few… unsavory(?) characters. Though thankfully some of them left after a while. Nonetheless, lesson learned. (And still being learned, thanks to *cough cough* a few shims who won’t let it go. ? A few weeks after my return LO3 lost a bunch of members and fell out of the leaderboards. So I decided to jump ship, since they were close enough that my crowns would boost them into the leaderboards again. Well, that and KJB was by now threatening to kick me for not having seen a movie ?. So I am currently residing in LO3. But it’s not the end of the story. A whole new chapter is just beginning. The first account is MikeR210 and the second is Blulitangel's. I am having problems with the server at the moment, so I couldn't edit. Here is Vol. 1 of the history of LO. I will try to work more on my personal history while at school, but here is something to keep your hunger present
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    The End of an Era...

    haha! As long as it has a good entertainment room . I am ready to play some Bridge!
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    The End of an Era...

    Thanks, Mike and MAG! I won't be gone forever, and I know that everything will go just fine with leadership being in other hands. I have fully supported each choice for emperor and lord, and I know that each will work towards growing LO farther. This is only a temporary goodbye, and I will return soon! Until then, good luck and happy hunting!
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    I can change the voting count to fix it for you, Wizard. I am fine if this goes into sudden death, but I will need an officiator since this is my last night.
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    REALM OF LO4

    I thought it wasn't here before! Interesting that we are now actually exploring other parts of the site instead of remaining in our little Leftover island
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    REALM OF LO4

    Wow! That does look pretty nice!
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    Supposedly, the polls close today, as it is my last day before moving onto campus. We never had a tie before, so this is going to be interesting.
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    The best part is this: BBQ wasn't even at the meeting when Mike accidently misspelled your name! Out of all of us who participated in your new name, BBQ is the least blameless!
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    LO4 RACE TO TOP 200 MOUNTAIN

    BBQ is correct, the higher you go in crowns, the harder it is to just remain level. My main account fluctuates at the moment between 1300 and 1900, whilst my alt can barely stay in 1000-1100 range. However, it is good to set goals for an alliance to grow, such as crown minimums that are slowly increased over time. P.S. Hey, I got tagged in the post! Yay!
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    Finally, Starbreast007 noticed the spelling! First time I saw the name:
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    shorter address for Alliance banner

    Nice, Paladin!
  22. Hey M4d, did you notice that you are an "enhanced member"? I only just now noticed!

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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    Glad to see you above surface, Kronic!
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    Middleaged Guy is out of commission still

    Yay! I am glad for you, MAG, and what a way to start back!
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    Emperor Elections for LO5!

    Sorry, BBQ! I saw that and forgot the original poster. You are correct in what you say! I am glad we did away with the tier system.
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