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    I saw a thread today about legendary heroes. Well I'm not an age 2 player so I don't get Actual legendary heroes, BUT this is a tale of one of the Oldest, longest lasting and Best heroes I have owned over my time in Evony. Please note it will include some ssf history that I will try to keep to a minimum due to length of posts limits ect.

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    To set the scene:
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    it is around the 15th of may, 2009. a younger less ruggedly handsome me joins a browser game called Evony, (Ever heard of it?)

    skip forward a few weeks and I'm playing maybe once every 2-3 days I'm a bit bored of everything since it moves so damn slow, I start chatting in alliance chat and its basically dead. I get a mail from a bloke named Gant saying he's seen my prestige moving steadily last few days and my alliance is dead, so why not join his alliance, I do and That my friends is where this story begins..... *insert fade to flashback*


    The alliance I joined is called Razor. We have maybe 50 member (compared to the 20 my old alliance Assasinz had) and this 50 are active.

    they teach me a few basics like building more cities, and picking heroes that don't entirely suck, and what they do. I take very little notice anyway and just hire a heap of heroes from the inn, and go back to building. SOMEWHERE During this time of hero recruitment in one of my 2 cities, I hire a little hero who's original name I no longer remember, I changed it later (more on that later) but He was unlike the others I hired that day.....

    fast forward a month or 2, I'm now around 400k prestige, 4-5 cities, and not ONE hero over 100 attack. I start looking at the forums reading the battle reports, and watching the goings on of my server via our Server 6 Forum, and what I read in WC/mails.

    at the time I think Etrolio was the highest hero on the server with a mid 300ish one. (but he had a few quite high) 200+ was a good hero in those days. I notice people are talking about the possibility's of instant troops on the forums in the unbelievable high attacks of high to mid 400's

    by now my techs are done, and I'm not yet hitting lvl 10s, I hit 5s occasionally to keep food stocks going up. Tarl (an alliance member) tells me of his main hero, a 200 attack hero he uses to farm lvl 10 npcs with. he says the income of justice and nation medals is nice and he's getting close to Furstin, plus food really helps (19 mill at a time as opposed to 3 mill from lvl 5s) so I decide to go through all my heroes, and find the highest attack one, and make it a 100 attack hero.

    (at this time I had no idea about base stats of heroes or anything like that) I had 2 choices, a low level with around 70 attack, and a high level (lvl 50) with 80 attack, (or there abouts, 5 years ago is hard to remember exact)

    I end up picking the low level thinking it will be easier to get to lvl 50 since its already 70 attack so I rename this hero Voodoo.
    The naming was basically on a whim, cause I was listening to the Black Sabbath song Voodoo at the time, since I had just bought the Black Sabbath: the Dio Years album and it was my favourite song off the album, I also named a heap of other strong heroes after song names, None of which still exist (or at least not in those names).
    http://youtu.be/03GuIBiX2ew (link related)

    SO I start hitting lvl 5s OLNY with my hero voodoo and I add 2000 warriors to my 5 waves cause the forums showed me that increases exp gain for heroes (from like 60k -190k expish) and soon Voodoo is my first 100 attack hero. I start farming with multiple heroes to accommodate my large (300k) warrior supply's I'm using to level Voodoo, plus the archers I've slowly been building (now over 60k archers)

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    The Glory Years:
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    Fast forward a few weeks and my troop numbers have surged, I now carry over 100k archers per town, and Voodoo has grown to 130 attack, far exceeding any other hero I own, I decide I want to try to hit a lvl 10, so I ask tarl for ideas.

    He uses 10k ballista, 89995 archers, and 1 of each worker-cav, followed by a 50k arch 100 of each wave with 2k trans to farm it, Id read on the forums that it was POSSIBLE to hit lvl 10 npcs with 1 wave and farm it and kill it in one hit, and there were reports proving it, using 250-300+ heroes.

    So I use one of there waves to hit the npc 10 nearest to me (tarl built npcs for like 40 miles around him and myself who were like 8 miles apart) and fail utterly miserably. but I do gain about 900k exp, so I level up voodoo to 133 attack, and rebuild for a day or 2 and try again, this time with heavier layers. (1k each layer from worker - cav, 2k trans and rest archers) I also use 5k warriors X3 to land just before my main hit, this kills a few warriors and drops my losses on the lvl 10 a bit. *Side note, it was my only lvl 10 rally spot on my account at the time*

    I take like 10k losses, but I've done something tarl hasn't. I've farmed a lvl 10 with a single wave...

    I rebuild for a day or 2 and do it again, each time losses getting lower and lower and my hero was skyrocketing, he went from 130 attack - 150 in like 2 weeks.

    I started playing more and more, working the hero harder, I started moving him from town to town to build troops in all cities faster, not just my main. AS he grows my build times got faster and faster.

    FAST forward - early 2010, I spot a flat field just below my 5th city (called SS5, that's why I remember it was my 5th lol, belonged to my former vice host Yavin when he quit) so I nab it and build lvl 10s on EVERY flat. I now have one of the BEST 10 farms in Bohemia, Even better then some MISC players that were within the state (MISCİ being the number 1 alliance at the time)



    That was my 10 farm (courtesy of my old Photobucket account still having the pic even tho I long since deleted it) you can see an EIRE flag above me slightly, this pic was taken during the lul in the SABR VS EIRE war of 2010, That is KingBean one of my longest battles to date, But that's a Story for another thread....

    So I'm hitting at least 3-4 lvl 10s every time I can, whenever Kingbean isn't making life hard with untimed archer rainbows.

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    Now It starts to get interesting:
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    I return to the war with EIRE after some minor setbacks and kingbean comes at me yet again, with his beloved arch rainbows, he carried 400k archers in that city nearby, nearly more then I had because I was reinforcing about 6 allies at all times due to how hard EIRE came at us, sometimes Mustang had to send me archers cause all mine were over 2 hours away lol. (stang was pretty close to me) Then I got my first lesson in Voodoo's voodoo magic (formerly known as the game mechanics):


    AS you can see by the pic, Voo is now lvl 270, or 337 attack, AT the time id just learn what base stats are and calculated Voodoos to be: 67 base attack, 53 base intel. NOT bad at all as far as base's went (I later found out when I redistributed him for the first time he is actually a 69 base attack, 51 base int, but I didn't know that at the time)

    my first time defending a wave with ZERO losses. I couldn't explain it and neither could kingbean, Looking back man I sucked back then. BUT it taught me and my team it COULD Be done so we replicated that defence in a lot of hard hit places and watched EIRE sacrifice hundreds of thousands of archers on our walls, we finally had a way to hold off there better trooped players onslaughts. Voodoo was running between allies cities to help take hits like king beans that were raining on our team, he leveld fast now from the sheer number of archers he killed, EIRE worked out that scoutbombs were faster then archers for killing us SO EIRE started stacking scouts, and we couldn't stop them bombing away 15-20k archers a hit with there armies of 200 attack heroes UNTIL we met TCW.

    TCW liked layers, He said they worked well on defence (this was AFTER Phantom, TCW's previous alliance fell due to internal troubles) and he liked to keep 300k swords and 200k archers in his farm cities (giving him some of the largest farm towns in Saber, the reformed Razor I mentioned earlier)

    Well 3 of Eires biggest hitters tried to gang bang one of TCW's cities, with there standard approach, Scoutbomb arch followed by arch waves to kill whats left. Well that didn't work with TCW, his swords sucked up scoutbombs like champs taking a measly 6-8k swords PER 100k scouts, TCW moved more swords in and just let eire bomb away, after all 3 were out of scouts they ran archers over and over and over


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    (taking 30k-50k chunks outta his swords, but NEVER touching his archers) they all ported out and We all switched every city to build swords by the bus load, EIRE was stumped on how to break these new Sword defences and as it turns out, so was other alliances, I got ported on by Sorin82 Of dacia who was looking to unload some honour, who launched 10 arch waves which I managed to move in 200k swords and 100k arch in time to defend, after I capped 2 heroes he left after we spoke for a little while but he was a Man of few words (I'm not sure English was his first language).


    time went on and the EIRE continues but I kicked king bean out of my 10 farm with the help of a mini ballista wave and a mini ram wave, I capped his city but his big hero ran (it was smaller then mine)

    Few weeks later Mist (EIRE's Sister ally) was picking on some of Sabers smaller members, so myself and Hillborn went to deal with it,

    Mist's player was yesssssssssss (not sure on number of s's lol) and he was strong, Over a million archers in his war city, so myself and Hill sent "Mech waves" lol

    This was like 20k lista from me, 50k from hillborn, very few pults since they ate so much both waves layered. We massacred his Cavs/phracts and most of his layers, but since Voodoo was leading my mech wave I LOST him :O I was ropable, my one true achievement in the game was that hero so I struck up a deal with Yessssss, 1 billion food for him, in return for my hero back, Since I had only just managed to farm 1 bill total food in my war town it was gonna leave me broke, but at least id still have my biggest weapon. After giving yessss the food I got my hero back and Mist and Saber basically ignored each other for the rest of that war since Yess's WC was decimated and they saw first hand what we could do even tho we were "smaller" in size

    so After I Got Voodoo back I never lost him again. That doesn't mean I stopped fighting with him...

    Later on, someone else tried to take my 10 farm in the form of Xerxes1 (formerly known as Blackbeard among other names) who actually managed to catch me offline and cap my city in my 10 farm (LUCKILY Voodoo was in another town at the time, This became his signature move.), but it was something not even kingbean had been able to do, So myself, Hillborn, skidzilla and ricoharry all ported on him, and Beat him within an inch of his life, before he fled to dacia for safety and was booted and later capped by me and I begun rebuilding my farm. (losing his big hero) (More on the Xerxes saga in my history in my sig)

    Fast forward to the server merger in August 2010, I'm one of the first from my new alliance Virulent to come out of "bp part 2" it proves to be a mistake, since the state we picked was full to the brim with server 4 and 5 players and we were in the middle of a battle zone, I ended up defending 3-4 cities at once from multiple reds at the same time, A saved Report:



    Voodoo Doing what Voodoo Does Best = killing fools.


    by now Voo was instant warrior, and quite strong, but I didn't have the time to be in game often and I lost cities, lots of cities, I lost around 4-6 cities in a 2 week period, I was living between truces, BUT they never caught Voodoo, I had 1 city that avoided attention for the most part, and that's where he ended up staying for nearly a month before our alliance Abandoned Thurngia as a state and fled to carinthia to rebuild.


    fast forward a few months, where due to heavy gigging I was playing basically on weekdays and holidaying weekends so poor voodoo didn't grow much anymore, But I was fighting a lot more too, Helping allys and trying to keep Vigilant alive (The remnants of Vigilant/Virulunc and miniVee triple alliance we had at merger) But our foes greatly outgunned us, so we started learning more about the battle mechanics to Keep us in the game and working on heroes, I taught a mate Phat1 some stuff about the game and turned him into a monster hitter, with a bigger war city then most of our alliance, And helped keep HARDCORE busy while Phat fought him and about 3-4 other Then Asmodeus players practically by himself, HARDCORE Ended up catching me offline and making a right mess of my war city:



    I managed to log in in time to save the mechs, but the arch were gone Voo had some nice EXP tho. later Kvothe finished the job for him, that time I logged in time to see him scoutbomb the last of my lista away *sigh*

    Few months rebuild later, and I'm back in the game and start hitting other players, By now I'm carrying enough mechs for at least 2 mech waves, and I fight a few smaller players around my few nearby cities "hub" for want of a better word, since there were npcs near each of the 3 cities in my "hub" at the time. Voodoo grew a little more, but I was still holidaying a lot, And Phat1 ended up giving me his main hero when he quit, being instant archers, that was much stronger then Voodoo's instant workers with excal, around 500 attack pure from memory, After nearly 2 years, Voodoo was no longer my top hero, but he still got used for mech waves, For instance:

    http://ww.evonyurl.com/omfmmx - grrrr....killl.....hehehe

    Now in Dacia, I got hit by some of the largest war cities on the server, but I also took the fight to them too, Unfortunately I have no reports from most of those fights, normally since they were mostly at absurd hours of the night, so I didn't save reports after I truced/ported out like I normally do. But voodoo grew and grew


    The Final Chapter, So Far.

    Dacia and rohan was a fairly one sided war, Not so much due to size but simply due to Rohan not activly attacking as much as they should. BUT they had one good attempt when I ported in to fight around Crazyman2's hub with a few other dacian's They managed to counterport Timothyray and kellykikum while Krazy (Id ported on krazy in the first place) was already there

    Report on Krazy courtesy of Voodoo
    http://ww.evonyurl.com/mvk0cv

    and some defence reports that made me decide to change Voodoo forever:
    http://ww.evonyurl.com/q9vyy0 - Id switched my main hero to Intel, which worked well, but Voodoo could have done the same job and earnt a few levels to boot. SO In finalization:

    Voodoo in all his glory, One of the oldest heroes in evony history, who's origins can be traced to the first 2 weeks of server 6, making him over 5 years old, billions of troops killed between attack and defence, Defended countless allies in every alliance I've ever fought alongside who's legend has fought some of the best players in the server if not the game. and I still have him, probably the only thing that would make me quit for good would be losing that hero.



    And in all his greatness, As my Current intel hero:


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    One more post cause i needed the image limit.


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    hahahaha awesome story <3 Wish this game was as fun as it was back then :P

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    Good story, interesting because I didn't play back then.

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