2.5. The Plan - Finishing Thoughts (a look ahead to 2.6)
The Plan - Finishing Thoughts
Why? Why all the meticulous planning, the preparation, the directions,
expenses and sacrifices? Why the focus in our approach to the new round?
reality is that in many ways, this round has been a huge
dissapointment. When 2.5 began, the Fury core was active and intact.
Talented players were joining in droves; the roster seemed to be in
better shape than it has ever been. The raid team was fielding two
squads alone, and we'd picked up good, experienced hunters from all
over the game. It was my every expectation that we would dominate
easily and immediately.
Instead, what happened? Some players
who'd joined found they had loyalties elsewhere and left. Some cited
real life issues and slowly faded away. Others simply disappeared
without a word. And activity problems rolled through the core group of
longtime Fury members. So we moved along, showed some grit, made ends
meet, and in general did what we needed to do. And we did decently.
have a one huge motivation for playing TDZK, and it's this: to make
Fury the best damn alliance the game has ever seen. I want to own every
round we play in and 'decently' doesn't cut it for me. I feel that
this is the finest squad currently playing and you all deserve better
than an "okay" round.
So this is why we're doing things
differently in 2.6. The idea behind The Plan is simple: to do more with
less. We don't have a huge base of players to draw on, but instead of
trying to remedy that again like we did this round simply by bringing
in players from all over the place, we're going to make sure that we
get the very maximum we can out of every player and every ship. We're
going to have a mindblowing planet to protect our assets. We're going
to have a raid team which can carry the alliance even without huge
numbers of raiders. And we're going to have warbirds as lethal as we
can design them, starting from the initial race selection.
a lot to ask of an alliance. For us to be effective, we're going to
need teamwork on a scale which is almost unprecedented for a TDZK
alliance, and raising 600 billion isn't going to be easy. But it will
be worth it. The fact is, I wouldn't ask this of you if I didn't have
total faith in your ability to do this. You have no idea thow much
respect and gratitude I have for those of you who are reading this;
you're the ones who have proven you can be the counted on; you're the
ones who've shown the ability to survive through thick and thin. You're
the ones who've shown the loyalty to rejoin for yet another round.
So, stick with it. You'll be glad you did, and it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun.