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Topic: The Illyriad Times
Posted By: Illyriad Times
Subject: The Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2015 at 23:30

BREAKING: Josh Puts HumanResources, PublicRelations Accounts Into Stomp

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Posted By: twilights
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 00:16
this paper should be placed in the forums and not outside it..its fun to read and writings similar to this style will save this game....thanks to those involved


Posted By: Angrim
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 01:30
"The Crows" are not a unified political entity. references to "The Crows" having an agenda or position on a matter are at best ambiguous, at worst meaningless. i hope the illyriadtimes will consider revising this point of style.


Posted By: Mak
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 02:09
It does mention that it is rumors and opinions. People should be informed that it is informational editorials.

-Mak


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"Life is a Beautiful Struggle"-Mos Def

Former Player-Makanalani (World's End)
Proud Member of Dark Blight


Posted By: Corwin
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 08:15
Clap
Compliments to the publishers of the illyriad times. In general, I find the articles very entertaining to read and the sites layout looks good as well. It must take quite some effort to publish new things each day. I hope you can keep that up. 




Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 09:12

Report: Valdorum Exodused City Away From SIN Siege State of Grace

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 12:27

“Video” Purportedly Shows BL Swiftsteeds Breaking Stomp Blockade in Elgea

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Posted By: Agalloch
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 14:04
Originally posted by Corwin Corwin wrote:

Clap
Compliments to the publishers of the illyriad times. In general, I find the articles very entertaining to read and the sites layout looks good as well. It must take quite some effort to publish new things each day. I hope you can keep that up. 



Totally agree! Its fun reading ...  slight errors here and there but that's to be expected. 
Keep it up!


Posted By: Diva
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2015 at 17:23
I think having it posted in a non-Illyriad blog, keeps it from being regulated by Illyriad, which at times can censor what is written.

Even if the blog degenerates to poking people to anger..   Illyriad Times it is not their realm of control and censorship.


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Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 07:39
Neither is it a reliable source of facts, since it generally reports only those that are seen as positive or supported by one side.  The comments section is also heavily moderated to only reflect the views of the authors.

It is a propaganda piece published by one side.  As long as one understands that and reads it primarily for amusement rather than information, then it is indeed an interesting addition to the Illyriad metagame.


Posted By: Corwin
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 09:47
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

 As long as one understands that and reads it primarily for amusement rather than information, then it is indeed an interesting addition to the Illyriad metagame.

Illyriad is amusement. I read it for information about my amusement. And offcourse it's written from a certain point of view. Everything that's written is. Except braille.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 10:03
Yesterday, the Illyriad Times had its biggest day to date, with 762 views, 136 unique viewers, and 5.60 views per visitor as reported by WordPress' Jetpack stats. Thanks to everyone helping to make the Times a fun, engaging fansite for the game!


Posted By: Angrim
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 12:54
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

Neither is it a reliable source of facts, since it generally reports only those that are seen as positive or supported by one side.  The comments section is also heavily moderated to only reflect the views of the authors.

It is a propaganda piece published by one side.

propaganda:  the spreading of ideas, information, or http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rumor%5b1%5d" rel="nofollow - rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

i'm sure Rill has some supporting information for this accusation, or else her own remarks would seem to fit the definition at least as well as does her target.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 13:15

SIN Initiates Siege on HumanResources in Pawanallpa; Fighting, Reinforcing Observed Around City

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Posted By: Ander
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 17:42
Originally posted by Angrim Angrim wrote:


propaganda:  the spreading of ideas, information, or http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rumor%5b1%5d" rel="nofollow - rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

So "spreading of information for the purpose of helping a person" and "spreading of rumor for the purpose of injuring a person" are propaganda? I love the word, but thankful that English is not my first language! :D

I enjoy reading Illyriad times. It is very cool!Thumbs Up


Posted By: Gragnog
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 18:04
Keep up the reporting. It makes for a great addition to the game. And to think without Land Claims this would have been a boring read. It is just sad that people try shoot you down instead of just enjoying the reporting and fun of it as it was intended to be.

One would have thought that some of the vets would have learnt by now that the forums and things are not the place to go if you want the truth. YOU WANT THE TRUTH? YOU ALL CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH.


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Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2015 at 07:13
Originally posted by Angrim Angrim wrote:

[QUOTE=Rill]

i'm sure Rill has some supporting information for this accusation, or else her own remarks would seem to fit the definition at least as well as does her target.

I do have supporting information, but so does the Illyriad Times, I am sure.

One major difference between my posts and that of the Times is that I am making them under my own name, and people can make their own judgments about my motivations.

'Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.'
-- Albus Dumbledore

For the record, the small portion of my brain that is no longer inside my head can be viewed on slides at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine.


Posted By: Legoman
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2015 at 13:23
And remember the words of Mark Knopfler:
"They're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind"




Posted By: abstractdream
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2015 at 14:26
/me prefers "Them guys ain't dumb"

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Bonfyr Verboo


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2015 at 17:29

HAVE CITY WILL TRAVEL: Ron Fay’s La Villa Strangiato Shows Up in Pawanallpa

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2015 at 19:36

Levity, Magnanimity Pervades GC As HR’s City Falls; SIN Chalks Up 5th Raze

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Posted By: Gragnog
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2015 at 06:27
Seems like with the amount of things going the Times reporters are overwhelmed. They seem to have missed another STOMP city exodusing away in the face of Danger. Still very entertaining read though. You should employ more reporters to cover all sides of the game. Perhaps have sections in the paper for WAR, Trade, Developments, Meltdowns, Classified section for the lonely and those wanting to sell stuff. Perhaps even a horoscope section for the different illy seasons. Your illy sign would be the one when you joined for example.


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Posted By: Corwin
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2015 at 09:25
don't forget the sports page


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2015 at 10:03
Originally posted by Gragnog Gragnog wrote:

Seems like with the amount of things going the Times reporters are overwhelmed. They seem to have missed another STOMP city exodusing away in the face of Danger.

Exoduses are not public knowledge. The Times only sees events posted in the Herald and on the game maps. If players or alliances have additional information to share, it should be sent via private forum message here.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2015 at 09:47

Leaked Scout Report Reveals Æsir Reinforcements at Stomps City

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2015 at 09:50

TVM, Stomp Spar in Northmarch; Valdorum Under Siege

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Posted By: jcx
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2015 at 10:39
Clap

 
Excellent reporting!


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Disclaimer: The above is jcx|orcboy's personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of Harmless? [H?] or of the little green men that have been following him all day.

jcx in H? | orcboy in H?


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2015 at 16:55

The Shadow War: HIGH/B!B Conflict Puts ajqtrz, Land Claimers on the Same Battlefield

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2015 at 11:30

AJ’s City Razed by B!B, TVM Triumphs Against Stomps in Northmarch

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2015 at 13:29

COUNTERPUNCH: HIGH Looks To Strike Back at B!B with Siege in Long White

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Posted By: Snook
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2015 at 13:34
This is some great reading!!
Hope you keep it an even reading field.

 Keep up good work and THANK YOU


Posted By: twilights
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2015 at 14:30
I hope devs and rikoo take notice and do more to promote this...this has been lacking in this game


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2015 at 17:11

BIG HITS: Walkyr’s Siege Break on Death in Pawanallpa

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Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 04:36
The story "Big Hits" as seen on that site appears to violate this Illyriad rule: "Public posting of private messages between fellow players or players and Illyriad staff is prohibited."

I suggest that the Times editors check with GM Rikoo to ensure that they are not running afoul of this ordinance.  Whilst the use of prior restraint to censor independent journalism is an interesting topic of debate, the developers in the past have not brooked arguments of that nature.


Posted By: jcx
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 06:49
Varda Battle Calc offers the same feature, you can upload your battle reports there and can be published publicly. 

and I think The Herald does this too. :)


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jcx in H? | orcboy in H?


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 09:32
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

The story "Big Hits" as seen on that site appears to violate this Illyriad rule: "Public posting of private messages between fellow players or players and Illyriad staff is prohibited."

We did bear this in mind. However, if you review the  http://forum.illyriad.co.uk/code-of-conduct-rules-updated-5dec2014_topic31_post504.html#504" rel="nofollow - Code of Conduct & Rules thread, you'll note that prohibition of posting IGMs appears in the "Forum Specific" and "In Game Specific" sections. The Times is not published directly onto the forums nor in-game, therefore we believe that our use of IGM content does not violate the terms. Of course, we shall be appreciative on any additional feedback from the game's developers on this matter if there is a concern.

It is worth mentioning that both The Honey Badger and Walkyr consented to the use of this content and were instrumental in helping us put the piece together. Thanks to both of you again for being such good sports about it!


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 10:38

ajqtrz Strikes Back at Rosie; HIGH Invades B!B Land Claim, Beseiges Second City

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Posted By: abstractdream
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 12:01
The Devs have already ruled on the subject of posting messages outside the Illy Forum. It's been mentioned many times and I presume will be mentioned again shortly.

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Posted By: GM Rikoo
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 12:42
1) We cannot control outside websites. 

2) We have even released an XML key to make access easier. While this does not speak specifically to the sharing of information publicly on outside websites, we have already covered that in the section of "we can't control what someone does on their website": http://forum.illyriad.co.uk/24feb15-xml-feed-for-ingame-mail_topic6182.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum.illyriad.co.uk/24feb15-xml-feed-for-ingame-mail_topic6182.html

3) Feel free to report anything -- even on an outside website -- that does seem to reach into the unethical. Ex: someone shows how to "hack" Illy on an outside website, etc.

Thanks!

GM Rikoo

 


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Posted By: Agalloch
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 15:02
I would like to protest the omitting of my name from the war hero poll  neither Agalloch or Elfs Bane(my alt) was given as an option ... 
What gives ? 
Where you guys afraid I may win?


Posted By: TheBillPN
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 15:11
            


Posted By: ajqtrz
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 16:46
While in general the Illyriad Times appears to be a reasonably neutral presentation of the current conflicts, here are a few corrections/suggestions.

Editorializing in place of journalism

You said, of me,

"his epic posts in the Illy forums have sought to link the imposition of land claims as an affront on the very idea of Illyriad, all while frustrating his rhetorical opponents at times with his tautological approach to debate."

The definition of tautological is:

"In rhetoric, a tautology (from Greek ταὐτός, "the same" and λόγος, "word/idea") is a logical argument constructed in such a way, generally by repeating the same concept or assertion using different phrasing or terminology, that the proposition as stated is logically irrefutable, while obscuring the lack of evidence or .."

Thus, you summarize my debate style as "obscuring the lack of evidence."  The correction is that when you use a word to describe something, the authoritative definition of the word (from a competent and authoritative dictionary) IS the evidence.  Thus, my "tautological" style does, in fact, often present it's evidence, while my opponents seldom quote any authorities or lay out the logical premises upon which they base their arguments, but instead, pretty much respond to things in a impulsive manner.

Not to be too critical of them though, I too sometimes forget to stop, take a breath, and be more systematic in my approach.  At the end of the long forum thread titled "Are land claims good for Illy"  you will find the logical steps taken by both the land claimers and the anti land claiming sides to justify their position.  I put the steps for the pro land claim side up and waited for any corrections to them from the pro.  Then I refuted each and laid out the logic against land claims.  At which Rikoo closed the thread .....because he said, it was off topic.  One has to wonder how examining the premisses upon which an argument is based is off the topic, but he has control and so be it.

In addition, the following sentence is unclear.  It can be interpreted as "HIGH declared war on B!B" or "HIGH's declaration was upon B!B alone and that restricted declaration has "kept it out of conflict with the other land claimer alliances."  

"Neither HIGH nor B!B have made many headlines in the war thus far, perhaps because HIGH’s war declaration on B!B alone has kept it out of conflict with the other land claimer alliances."

In either case you seem to be under the mistaken assumption that HIGH declared war on B!B.  This is a factual error.  HIGH never declared war on anyone and did nothing to B!B to justify their declaration of war on HIGH.  That you did not fact check this shows poor journalistic judgement, in this case anyway. (I really do think from the tone and approach you are taking that you ARE trying to be as fair as you can, however, often a reporters biases make them start with 'information' they assume and go from there.)

You also say:

"AJ has led the fierce criticism of land claims — bar none — and B!B’s Shogun has answered him in debate more than once."

but fail to discuss the quality of the responses given.  Saying that somebody has "answered him in debate more than once" assumes that the answer was relevant and to the point, AND systematic and logical....all qualities of thought.  More to the point, the fact that Shogun has posted responses to my forum posts does not justify a declaration of war.  Perhaps the Illyriad Times ought to publish an editorial about where they stand on "smorgasbording" (read the thread). 

Finally,

"Given ajqtrz’s role as thought leader in land claim opposition, it remains to be seen what the implications of his alt’s city being targeted in the war will be."

Any good journalist lives by his or her sources.  That no writer from the Illyriad Times has asked me, the "thought leader" of the anti land claim movement what I thought about anything seems rather odd and a mistake.  I've been available AND I've been willing.  But of course, this may just be a way of keeping the influence of my words out of a journalistic endeavor that may not wish those words to have influence.  Or it may just be an over-site.

And a correction.  Unbeliever joined HIGH after leaving WOT.  His reasons for leaving WOT are his own.  I noticed that he had left (my main account was in WOT at the time) and issued an invite because I like the guy.  It would have been nice and a reasonable thing to ASK before printing a conjecture.

Overall, you are doing your best.  These things are only meant as suggestions on how to keep the editorial comments from masquerading as reporting (which I am convinced is what you desire to do).

AJ







Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 19:48

DRIVE-BY SIEGES: AJ Lashes Out Directly At Shogun in Fresh Siege

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Posted By: jcx
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 11:02
Originally posted by Agalloch Agalloch wrote:

I would like to protest the omitting of my name from the war hero poll  neither Agalloch or Elfs Bane(my alt) was given as an option ... 
What gives ? 
Where you guys afraid I may win?

Lmao. Indeed so true. LOL


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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 14:25

AJ Lands Third Siege; B!B Breaks HIGH Sieges in Land Claim

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 20:52

EDITORIAL: The Necessity of Respect

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 10:02

HIGH’s Unbeliever Doubles Down on B!B Siege

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 13:21
NEW FEATURE: Alliance Posts & Pages

The Times is going to pilot a new section called "Alliance Posts." It will be a category of posts separate from the news where alliance representatives can post news updates about their alliances. This can include promotions, milestones, new policies, war/diplomatic declarations, and anything else deemed "newsworthy."

Alliances will also be able to publish an Alliance profile page as well, which will include a feed of all their recent Alliance Post news.

Currently, the Times is averaging over 700 views a day.

We are looking for a minimum of 5 alliances to pilot this program, so if we receive less than 5 alliances interested, we will not move forward with it.

Alliances are permitted up to 2 contributor accounts. We will need valid e-mail addresses to send contributor account invitations.






Posted By: twilights
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 14:36
this should be the forums...where's rikoo and the devs...don't they realize this is the way the forums should be run? shakes her head


Posted By: ajqtrz
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 16:34
I do think Rill has a point, but I also think that the Times is at least trying to be less slanted than they could be.  I've posted here some mild criticisms regarding some things they could do to improve, and found that they are reasonably responsive.  That they were published, I believe, in response to the more slanted anti-claim Post, means that they certainly will appear slanted to some.  To me they appear only mildly so and as one who might easily be a "chief target" in the anti-pro claims debate, I find their effort admirable.  Are they slanted?  Probably.  But if you read them with that in mind the slant is easily corrected in most cases.  So do read them and do enter your comments.

As for the comment section being edited to be slanted, I'm not certain but only because I haven't seen the scope of comments made.  Perhaps anti-claimers just don't read the Times and thus, the comments ARE heavily slanted.  Hard to tell without any information about the number of posts.l

Finally, at least they asked me to submit an editorial and are willing to publish it.  Without restrictions on content or length, I might add.  That is a nice step  toward balance.

AJ


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 17:00
Originally posted by ajqtrz ajqtrz wrote:


As for the comment section being edited to be slanted, I'm not certain but only because I haven't seen the scope of comments made.  Perhaps anti-claimers just don't read the Times and thus, the comments ARE heavily slanted.  Hard to tell without any information about the number of posts.

For the record, the Times has published without edits 100% of user/reader comments. No commenter's comment has ever been trashed or spammed -- for any reason. 

In fact, the moderation feature has been turned off for more than a week now, which allows people to insta-post comments without a moderation delay. (Comments are still being reviewed and are still subject to editing/deletion if they stray outside the scope of our own Code of Conduct). But we will turn the moderation delay feature back on if users begin to abuse the freedom.

We encourage both sides of the political divide within the to comment and debate in the comments section of the Times. A more balanced mixture of commenters would be and is most welcome.


Posted By: Angrim
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 17:18
Originally posted by Illyriad Times Illyriad Times wrote:

For the record, the Times has published without edits 100% of user/reader comments. No commenter's comment has ever been trashed or spammed -- for any reason.

Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

The comments section is also heavily moderated to only reflect the views of the authors.
both of these statements cannot be true. one wonders what knowledge fuels Rill's accusation.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 21:09

DOH! House Stark Abandons Land Claim; Rolls Out New “DoH” Designation

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2015 at 22:30

Rebuttal to the Editorial: “The Necessity of Respect”

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Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2015 at 05:29
I posted a comment on a post that was marked awaiting moderation and then not posted.  I guess to give them the benefit of the doubt it could have been user error on my part.  I'll try again.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2015 at 09:46

Stark Extends Peace Offer To Stomps, Exits Land Claim War

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2015 at 21:56

SIN Lays Siege To Ron Fay’s La Vila Strangiato

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 10:14

SIN Turns Up Heat on Stomps With New Josh Siege in High Hills

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 19:07

SIN Takes Down Ron Fay’s La Villa Strangiato; Claimers Rack Up 7th Raze

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2015 at 10:07

Josh’s Inconspicuously Charming Falls To SIN; Stomps Razed For 8th Time

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2015 at 10:34

Stomper Agalloch’s City of Paranoid Under Siege By Death in Pawa

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2015 at 16:31

Death Siege on Agalloch Broken; Honey Badger Implicates Aesir

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2015 at 22:23

Han Declares War on Stark, Cites Insults, Betrayal, Peace With Stomps As Casus Belli

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 10:07

Han Siege At Winterfell Broken; Stark Siege on M3 Still Firing

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 11:37
Yesterday, the Illyriad Times had its biggest day ever, with 1,128 total views

Thank you to everyone who reads and comments on the site, and to the game developers for giving us a game to cover. All of you are who make the site a success!

We are still looking for alliances to participate in our http://illyriadtimes.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/coming-soon-alliance-posts/" rel="nofollow - Alliance Posts pilot program . Please contact us if interested.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 12:59

Stomp Being Sieged Again: PublicRelations City Targeted By SIN

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 15:35

Rosie, Shogun Tag-Team on Dual B!B Siege of AJ’s Doralia 2 in Almenly

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2015 at 10:14

Josh Exits Stomps; Alliance Roster Count Now at 16

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2015 at 13:29

Han Uses Magic To Delay Stark Siege; City Still Falls

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2015 at 16:15

AJ Razed for Second Time in B!B/HIGH War

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2015 at 10:16

Final Josh Siege Nets Claimers First Capture; Odo Busts Hulk Block on Budding Town in Pawa

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2015 at 18:11

Agalloch/Elfs Bane Departs Stomps

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2015 at 12:58

Bimoda Exits Stomps; Roster Down To 13

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2015 at 11:18

New Han Siege Targets Phoenixfire’s City of Highgarden in Oarnamly

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2015 at 21:39

Ron Fay, Odoacer Accounts Bow Out of Stomps/Claimers War

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Posted By: GM Rikoo
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2015 at 22:35
/me sends his guards to ransack the offices of the Illyriad Times.

They find nothing and return to Rikoo with their report.





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Illyriad Community Manager / Public Relations / community@illyriad.co.uk


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2015 at 14:04

B!B’s Rosie Breaks Another HIGH Siege

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2015 at 15:22

Stomps Sieges SIN’s DaenerysTargaryen in Elgea

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2015 at 15:39

WoT Member Joins Stark, Smashes Han Siege at Highgarden

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2015 at 16:28

Stomp Surrenders to SIN, Ends War Against Land Claims

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 14:21

Stomp, SIN Sieges Continue Despite Surrender Statement

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2015 at 09:21

Stomps Disbands; War Ends

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Posted By: Wartow
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 04:10
Is my 15 minutes of fame over yet?  Did it ever start?  Can I go back to obscurity now?

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 10:10

Shu-Han Reportedly Suing For Peace in Han/Stark War

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 22:01

HIGH/B!B “Peace Talks” Break Down in GC

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2015 at 13:14

SHOCK CLAIM: HEAT Foreign Minister Sieged Hansa Newbie in Spawn Ring

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 11:22

Han/Stark Peace Talk Ongoing; Han: “We Recognize This Victory as a Victory for WoT”

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 21:56

BIG HITS: He-Man Clears Encircled City in Lan Larosh Desert

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2015 at 11:55

Han Accepts Stark Surrender Terms, Leaks Terms To Times

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2015 at 15:06

HIGH/B!B War in Limbo After Surrender Talks Hit Dead-End

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2015 at 16:33

Bimoda Returns To Fairy After Making Major Mark On 2 Wars

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2015 at 09:43
REMINDER: Alliances Can Still Open Contributor Accounts at the Times!

The Times is still looking for alliances to participate in its Alliance Posts pilot. The Alliance Posts section of the website gives Illyriad alliances an opportunity to promote and publicize their own alliance news to the Times' reader base. It is a great opportunity, especially for smaller alliances looking to get more exposure and visibility in the game.

Currently, the following alliances have signed up to be contributors:

  • ABSA
  • Hansa
  • TVM
  • Stark
  • B!B
  • SIN / HALO
  • HIGH
  • Death
Even among this list, only a few of the alliances have taken advantage of the program thus far. Now is the time to start promoting your alliance through the Alliance Posts section! If interested, please contact the Times through the private messenger feature in the forums.

Editorials & Guides Also Wanted!

The Times is also looking for more Editorial and Guide submissions. Since the Times focuses on the metagame, editorials and guides that focus on strategy, diplomacy, politics, and other game features related to the metagame would be preferred, but any well-conceived, well-written content will be accepted. Please contact the Times for more information.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2015 at 15:34

BIG HITS EXCLUSIVE: GM Stormcrow Weighs In on Han’s Attempt To Use Magic To Repel a Stark Siege

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 13:18

Hiei Abandons; Gul’Dan To HEAT

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2015 at 09:43

HIGH Leader AJ Uses Alt To Raze Himself Ahead of B!B Siege, Doubles Down On Surrender Demands

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2015 at 12:07

ANALYSIS: TVM Creating Deep BL, Land Claim Diplomatic Network

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2015 at 11:57

New Alliance TUF Making Key Diplomatic Moves

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2015 at 12:02

The Times Is Looking For an Editorial!

With the rollout of Faction AI, the Times is looking for an editorial on how factions might affect the metagame, including "meta-war" (pvp wars between alliances) and diplomacy/politics. We are looking for a feature-length editorial (at least 750 words). If anyone is interested, please contact us.


Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2015 at 16:30

Demdigs: The Future of Factions and Metagaming

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Posted By: Illyriad Times
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2015 at 20:29

The Times Wants Advanced Guides!

The Times is looking to build out an exclusive set of guides written by the most accomplished players in the game. The Illyriad forums are are already well-stocked with beginner's guides; we'd like to feature a different brand of guides that drill down into niche and specific aspects of the game. Some ideas off the top of our heads:

  • How to make sound, serious NAPs and confeds.
  • Advanced siege tactics.
  • Use of diplos in war.
  • Spying and the metagame.
  • Crafting strategies.
  • Trade best practices.
  • How to manage gold burn in militarized cities.
Feel free to contact us with ideas and drafts.



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