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    Thread created on 05:32:21 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Last replied 17:55:58 - 22/09/21 (25 days ago)
    First bit is just a transparent mindframe of my elimination process, followed by thanking my team.

    Like usual I had told myself before elimination that there was zero chance I would participate. And of course I logged in and saw the event had opened up, did my hits, saw illuminati was one of my choices and had a feeling it would be a decent team cause cool name ones always are. But decided I would randomise, and to my disgust I found myself in a team that isn’t remembered well throughout Torn’s history, Keyboard Warriors.

    When I arrived, it was a desolate wasteland with only noobs in sight, and I was hungover in a hotel bedroom as I had just moved country to Canada for college. So I decided I would make the leader nomination thread inthe KW forums because I like some semblance of order in all aspects of my life.I had no intention of going for leadership myself, so I just said that others could step forward. To my dismay we had plenty of qualified players such as Fidelcashflow, Kuro, (Harley?), RGiskard, Karalynn, DrGonzo, mug, Icebluefire to name a few who joined. But had no intentions of helping lead. To top it off, players even put my name forward and before I knew it, I was the Primary leader of an elimination team when I was not meant to even participate lol.

    As I remembered from last year, alliances can form as soonas the early hours of elimination, so I assumed the role of lead straight away skipping any kind of voting system. Dictatorships are an efficient model of leading these days. I chose my council and co leads, some of which people had their doubts, for example Mightygoober and Paul within my council have historied pasts ( With good reason, they're idiots) , and I also gave Link- from PT who had no prior experience leading a shot at it. As I felt I was a nobody last year and saw the potential to mould him into a respectable leader. After assembling the team I went about forming alliances, I knew from early GOAT and illuminati would be the two strongestteams, so similar to last years DSM alliance with bankers, vs and seamen; I looked to replicate something like that. So the original alliance was 7 of us:Illuminati, GOAT, Dongs, KW, Seamen, Lettuce and Bus. The opposite alliance was not very strong so I was aware that there would eventually be a split, which occurred after VS were taken out. This alliance decided they should remove a team that were against Illuminati ( a potential ally ), and then flip on illuminati without getting GOAT, Lettuce or Keyboard on board. Smart.

    Their alliance failed to secure Lettuce flipping also, and slowly crumbled one by one after Seamen flipped back to the illu alliance. Elimination was very unbalanced this year where if GOAT, Illu and KW had stayed together the whole time none of us would have been removed until the final 3. And thiswas the original plan, but illuminati were never trusting towards KW at anypoint. They had a final 3 with us and goat, another with lettuce, and another one with Seamen. From the beginning of elimination, I had a private alliance with Nova where one or both of us could flip on illuminati whenever we viewed it best, whether that be in the top 3 alliance with a 2v1, or from beginning, if VS had been stronger. This alliance meant I knew all about Illu’s distrust of KW and could also manipulate the alliance’s targets even after we flipped by getting GOAT to choose who the illu alliance target, and vice versa KW did same within the anti illu once we flipped.
    Keyboard flipped when CK were soon about to die as we knew Nuggets would be out next, then Seamen, then probably Lettuce.

    In this timeframe we were hoping that Illu/Goat could bleed Dongs 5th, and then we would flip for a 3v1 with bus, Goat and KW against Illuminati. The plan worked pretty well up until the point that Keyboard bled a lot of livesovernight when Lettuce were eliminated. As Seamen, in their defense caused us alot more issues than we had liked, so I proposed that we hosp all their members to negate their pushes. While this had the desired effect of removing seamen alot easier, it meant illuminati pushed tickets. Zeroing them caused us to lose a lot of lives. When I woke, we had lost 20 lives overnight, so I got to work changing our tactics at pushes, which had an immediate effect and we began trading lives with the gods themselves illuminati. Me and Nova had agreed he would flip the day after and had expected that Illuminati would switch targets to dongs as KW had been causing them some trouble.

    We bled badly overnight again, and then GOAT flipped over to the anti illu alliance to create a 4v1 when we were about 55 ish lives or something.At this point we were effective in pre pushing at 1 minute for tickets, andthen targeting illuminati at the tick we caused some trouble. All was going pretty solid, we were going 2:1 ish against illu lives wise, the problems arose when Dongs decided to settle for 4th place due to their dislike o fNova. It personally baffles me how a leadership team can choose to jeopardise their 600 or so members chances of winning over a personal vendetta with one player. Although I view that as a false justification. Elimination is more than that, and leaders should know that.Regardless, the dongs flipped and that basically meant that KW’s 2-3 days ofbeing zeroed was just an impossible task to try take lives off Illuminati and then dongs resource wise. We tried our best but it proved too difficult with illuminati’s extra 250 members making an extra 300 or so attacks per hour than any other teams. Balanced.

    While I maybe could have flipped to Illuminati side earlie rtoday and maybe at a push secured 1 or 2 positions higher or stayed loyal to atop 3 alliance with illuminati where they probably were going to find a way tomake it a 2v2 anyways, I decided to go this route and stay loyal to GOAT and Bus till end. I guess I have no vendetta to Nova, even though all torn seems to.I would rather die 5th but have aimed for 1st the wholetime than settle for a safe second or third. A leader should always strive for first. If you aren’t first, you’re last. Any other mentality and you should not be leading @dongs. And that is that for Keyboard, I hope the chat scandal is no longer what the team will be remembered for, but a team that strived to eliminate one of the most unfairly stacked teams, and maybe most unfair with the numbers advantage this year. Although we need new names next year, screw reusing these ass ones.

    Thank you to my council :


    Asgar: Appreciate the hard work homie and crazy hits. Was one of the first peeps to help out when the team began, hope you learned a fewthings.

    PrincessJulie: Our glitch queen, perfectionist, and figurehead for Keyboard. Always great to bounce ideas off and active.

    FidelCashFlow: One of smartest guys in game and one of my closest friends. Has thought me an immense amount and we view a lot of things similarly.While he joined the council later due to various reasons, I was in constant contact with him about alliances and ideas throughout.

    IceBlueFire: Someone I have known to be a legend of the game since I was a noob nowhere near council etc in Lumberjacks. Always one of thebest elimination assets and can create any tool you need! Gave him a break fromleading :D

    -JonSnow-: Always willing to help and very active great guy.Just need to take a few things away from this elim, stay calm when you see a fewstray hits or tickets dropping. Its not end of world lol, but love theenthusiasm :)



    Co Leaders:

    Andyman: Always great having one of the most knowledgeableplayers in torn on the team and helped bring a load of JFK heavies and othersto the team. Was less active this year due to irl, as were most of us! My onlycriticism is try think more in terms of alliances and teams than numbers ;) (PS:I told you Nova wouldn’t settle for second and they’d flip, although dongs might xD)

    Link-: Minus your lack of formal experience, you were amazing, as a lead and a member, 1k hits!. Some criticised bringing an abs scrublet with no experience onto the lead team, but I had no doubts as I’veknown you a while and know you’re diligent ( and that you would do the spamwork :p ). I hope you learned some useful things about alliance building and tactics this year, and I am sure I will see you leading again next year!

    Special shoutouts:

    To all the Keyboard pushers, you guys are beasts. Crazed ,Hydr0, OSA, Magicdust, Nath, Drgonzo, mug, Sky, Slork, Rgiskard, MaxManus,Karalynn, jjinn and my little lonewolf ; Who I convinced to download discord,what are they teaching you in SA bud! Thanks to the 6b plus dudes in specialops also!

    To All Key Pushers:

    I was a lot less active on Torn due to moving abroad irl andstarting college, so you guys carried us hard with amazing effort at pushes:Yongsleezy who stayed up hours and was super useful. DisKdrv, stealer of lives.Spectr3, 5ero, aaronachnid, Charlesy, pustak, Matchlock, Raracure, the lovely Roweena <3, Teario,Shippoe_Crazy, Yuki and many others I will need to edit in just text me. Apologiesif I missed some.

    Top Hitters:

    Our crazy top hitter in Alyssia with 1059 hits as I type,Link- with 1000, indub with 857 and many others with 700 plus. Guys likeKidnapped who got 804 and hit loads at pushes :). People with lower stats and someonewho helped with lots of useful ass scripts in skmoonlight who should definitelybe on a council next year! Little Stoon from NS4, less than a year old with 783 !Many others I could mention too, I appreciate all your efforts and apologise that I could not keep us in it longer for you to do more! Will be sending outgifts tomorrow for your efforts.

    Various others:

    Bindipper for possibly beating me for most hits on NS2, let the brothers in off the waiting list @Rhino. imSkyler attacked you but lost [view] 01:24:54 19/09/21 , Can I get in now?

    Jjinn, Paul , The_Gorilla,Monchoon and Asgar among many others for their generous donations to the cause.Kivou for your scripting help! Gilly and the rest of the verifiers for helpingus get the discord off the ground! And many many more which I am sure I willremember / be reminded and edit in :)

    Ending Statement:

    I would like to thank all Keyboard Warriors for their valiant efforts throughout the competition and trusting a noob like me lead them. I am unsure how much longer I will play torn but this was definitely an experience like no other, and I was grateful for the opportunity! I have no regrets, its just a competition after all. No need to quit over it, like some. I wish the remaining teams the best of luck, come on Nova. Use those big hands of yours to clutch up!

    - Keyboard Warriors Lead 2021
    - Euphoria
    Last edited by Euphoria on 14:57:00 - 23/09/21

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    Posted on 05:34:14 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    the hardest working, most tenacious, bravest, unstoppable band of sneks ever uncovered

    o7

    i am lenin, yea yea yea, lenin lenin lenin, yea yea yea

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    Posted on 05:40:36 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Bro this post is longer than a MeanMike and Kinglion post combined

    Edit: FireWalk boy got removed from council ha ha ha
    Last edited by L-S-D on 05:57:53 - 20/09/21

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    Posted on 05:43:23 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    what makes you think dongs are going to get 4th?
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    Posted on 05:43:45 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Spoiler alert: Here's how the next 8 lives for you guys will look.





    also, good timing. I think I actually count 8 punches in the gif with one extra to make sure you guys actually stay down.



    Always a pleasure to see another team (even if on the opposite side) to go down swinging the whole way. It's what makes Elimination fun. The sheer competitiveness this competition brings out of people, and you guys brought it.

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    Posted on 05:44:32 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    idk whats happening so all i wanna say is i have an assorted collection of 90's movies, wine, and chicken nuggets if anyone wants to come over. I'm lonely

    Giphy is a bitch so the gif is 480x80. just resize it. It also made it low quality :(

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    Posted on 05:46:49 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Bro this post is longer than a MeanMike and Kinglion post combined

    Edit: FireWalk boy got removed from council ha ha ha
    Definitely the length of post you will expect from "Keyboard Warriors" lol.

    Love you KW. Fought a good fight.

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    Posted on 05:47:53 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Aime: missed by 2s >.<
    arrow: Ye bit late
    arrow: but kw didn’t push back this time
    TokugawaYoshi: maybe they smell defeat
    hemi: theyre prob busy writing their speech in the forums about how they fought super hard

    oops

    I am feel. I am very feel. 

    themainman: for the last time marsey the foreskin isnt contraception!!

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    Posted on 05:48:21 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Euphoria thank you so much for helping my spouse get his top 5% merit :D

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    Posted on 05:50:39 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Dong’s better not lose a single push after this
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    Posted on 05:52:07 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    MakinDuBacon [2282908]

    Dong’s better not lose a single push after this
    Our willpower is strong, like our dongs.

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    Posted on 05:52:32 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Thanks for sharing your story. Watching from the sidelines, really fascinating to hear about all the effort that went into it. Y'all probably might not have won, but it's driven people like you and your team that make this competition fun to watch.

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    Posted on 05:52:47 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    Forgot to mention how you spent the entire competition typing out your end speech...

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    Posted on 05:54:16 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    This is just a game move to keep us all reading so we miss the next tick...


    Jk well played euph,

    I wanted to be loyal to the end but assumed the flip was coming. Enjoyed having the chance to talk to you again. good luck with torn and your next step irl.

    to all of keyboard warriors, you guys were my biggest fear since we reached 8, a amazing team that imo would have won the competition if we couldn't stay above water.
     
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    Posted on 05:55:37 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    in all seriousness, bravo to my dude stoon! first year in elims, got him to join right after he witnessed my ass get kicked last year

    this whole affair has been rough, things were looking good, keyboard warriors and the illuminati together hand in hand... alas, sneks gunna snek

    absolute proof that even total scrubs can get a great showing, even on a top shelf team full of tryhards!!

    i am lenin, yea yea yea, lenin lenin lenin, yea yea yea

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    Posted on 05:55:46 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    MakinDuBacon [2282908]

    Dong’s better not lose a single push after this
    We'll see how fast 2.3k tickets can be lost. 15 mins max I hope!

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    Posted on 05:56:03 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    You fought well. That being said, Dongs are too hard to finish 4th. Woof woof
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    Posted on 05:56:24 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    We tried so hard and got so far. Lol we tried everything to take down Illuminati but welp atleast i got my top 5% merit. GG everyone.
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    Posted on 05:58:00 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    DONGS TOO STRONG!!

    I am feel. I am very feel. 

    themainman: for the last time marsey the foreskin isnt contraception!!

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    Posted on 06:05:24 - 20/09/21 (27 days ago)
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    next year I will remember to pick the team the rest of NS did and maybe I'll have a better experience. I would like to personally thank Euphoria for getting us to where we are, 5th place. cheers to everyone else in KW for an amazing time. 
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