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Topic: Contract Wars: General / The History Of CW (Players, Clan, And Other Things)

umm… history of 1337. I hope you are ready for a massive wall of text.

Back in 2012, right after the Mayan calendar ended, a little game appeared on the front page of Kongregate called Contract Wars. Curious, me and many others gave it a shot, only to find it was.. pretty much the best damn browser game we had ever played.

I remember being ~level 20 and really wanting the Saiga. I was dying for a rapid-fire shotgun, and I could see it in the set and I KNEW it had to be the Saiga… I was tempted to spend money on GP just to unlock the damn thing early! My suspicions were confirmed when I saw it in-game for the first time, used by Skullhead51. That was one of the players who stood out to me. But nobody could forget LancerEvolutionX, the crazy player who was #1 on the leaderboards for the longest time. He would run around with his Kedr and Mp5K and other such weapons. He figured out how to get exp fast before anyone else did.

And farming. Oh yes. Before the clan system even came out, we had already formed a little bit of a clan. Everyone became friends with, and rallied around LancerEvolutionX, whoh was a fun guy and pretty skilled as well. As it turns out, he also lives about a half hour drive away from me, but for whatever reason we still have not met up in real life. We hung out in his private Kongregate chatroom a fair amount. And farmed some contracts a bit. Lancer went through his contracts really fast because everyone was happy to help him.

I was always high on the scoreboards, but I realized that the game was still new… and there was a chance that I could become #1 on the leaderboards. The thought of that really enticed me. A lot. I had never been high on the leaderboards of any game before. So, without boosters, and without farming (honestly, I only farmed some of the bullshit impossible contracts. I did the Stormkills on sawmill_dm contract legit, with nothing but the MP5SD6 and APS) I played nothing but Team Elimination on Evac, killing as many VIP’s as I could, as I found it gave exp the fastest. I put in some insane hours and managed to get into the top 10 players.

It was right around this time that a player known as Glock243 also had plans to be the top player on the leaderboard. Only, he knew that he could not do it legitimately. So, he devised a, well, fairly devious strategy to become the #1 player. He re-spec’d his skill tree, and got every exp skill. He also bought some GP and bought all the exp boosters. He also figured out how to exploit the spawn system so that if you stand in a certain place on some certain deathmatch maps, the enemy will always spawn in a certain location. I know some of the locations but am obviously not going to reveal them. Anyway, he spent hours and hours doing nothing but pistol longshots, farming his alternate accounts. He was very good at leaving as soon as someone joined the match, so as to never get caught. In about 2 weeks he managed to farm 10 million exp, putting him at level 65.

Now you must imagine how confused everyone was. Nobody ever saw him in-game, because he only played in empty servers and left whenever someone joined. Yet, he had a fair amount of hours in, and an insane amount of exp. He always claimed he just got a lot of prokills from camping lighthouse for longshots, but I don’t think anyone was fooled. We all knew he was farming, yet nobody could prove it. Anyway, it became pretty obvious that with someone making 5 million exp per week there was no way I was ever going to be #1 on the leaderboards, so I basically quit the game.

What does any of this have to do with 1337, you may ask? Well hold on, I’m getting to it.

About 2 months later I logged onto Contract Wars, and who do I see in the chat room but LancerEvolutionX. I say hi, and he seems very excited to see me. “Clans just came out today!” he says. “Join my clan!” I was secretly disappointed, because being one of the top players I had always assumed that I would lead my own clan, but apparently I was a bit too late. “What’s it called?” I asked. “1337. I didn’t come up with the name.”

As it turns out, Kaves had actually come up with the name. “Who is kaves?” I asked.

In my 2 months absence I had been playing a lot of Planetside 2, and I joined an amazing outfit called the 666 Devil Dogs. So when I read the recruitment thread kaves made, it seemed a bit subpar. “Mind if I spice it up a bit?” I asked, and then proceeded to do so, using the Devil Dogs website as a reference. Kaves seemed to think it was okay, so that was cool. Little did I know it would become one of the most viewed threads on the entire forums, with nearly 50,000 views and 1,200 posts.

If you want to see it, here is the initial thread: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2523-clans/topics/333576-1337-recruitment
Here is my thread, which has been updated many times but still has some early comments: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2523-clans/topics/334159-1337-elite-recruitment

So who was the early crew? Let me see who I can remember…
Me
Kaves
Gravitational Art
LancerEvolutionX
Skullhead51
and… uh… jeez I don;t remember if some of the other guys started in OhMy or what. There was quite a few others, obviously, but only about 8 or so that actually went in Lancer’s chat room much. This thread here: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2522-general/topics/368257-fancy-yourself-a-private-investigator-44-contract-wars-mysteries-for-you-to-solve

has references to a lot of the early 1337 players. Strayhunter, Knifekaw, FinalDance, SuperPorn, Schlier, MP201, etc.

Little more backround info. Grav was at this point, the first “tester” so to speak, and that might be the biggest reason why he was recruited to 1337 initially. I asked who he was, and only got the answer “official game tester” or something like that. I thought he was a mod, so for awhile I was under the impression that he would ban me if I didn’t watch myself.

Skullhead is one of the coolest guys from 1337. While I worked on the recruitment thread, he worked on the original clan website, which believe it or not, still gets at least a few applications per week, even though it was abandoned over a year ago. This could be wrong, but the way I remember it, roles were as follows:
Lancer: Poster girl and passive clan leader
Skullhead: Website-maker
Me: Recruitment thread-maker
Kaves: Half-assed recruitment thread maker, really bad at coming up with good clan names person, incredibly skilled ex-Counter-Strike player
Other people: Stuff

Maybe I’m being narcissistic but felt like me and Skullhead were for awhile doing the most to organize the clan.

Website here: http://1337elite.weebly.com/

Anyway, for awhile we were REALLY strict about who we let in, and we were way ahead of all the other clans without even trying. We stayed at a really nice ~40 members, and up until about the beginning of 2014 I could honestly say that I knew pretty much every person in 1337. We wiped the first clan war without even trying.

During the summer of 2013 we started getting more serious with things. At this point, every tester on the international servers were in 1337, so we were the closet thing to the “developer clan” there was. We started a skype group, since we already used skype for tester chat. Tester chat was basically the same thing as 1337 officer chat, which was kind of cool. I re-wrote the recruitment thread several times and we definitely expanded recruitment, bringing us up to around 120 or so members. When I got to college I thought I would spend less time playing CW… and I did…. but I also spent a huge amount of time working on the clan. As my name fell lower and lower on the leaderboard, I realized that I didn’t really care about the game so much as I did about the community. I started a clan Facebook page, which is now sitting at over 4,000 likes, got to know everyone in 1337, started a 1337 raidcall (which was abandoned once Cafeteria got us our current Teamspeak server), and I spent a fair amount of time on Dolby Axon getting to know people from other clans as well.

More recently, we have re-structured our recruitment process, officer system, and moved on to other games. We have, I believe over 200 members currently, several massive skype chat groups, and play many other games ranging from Warframe to Warface and Survarium. Of course, a lot of 1337 members still play Contract Wars and we still have a lot of testers (including me). So, yeah… that’s kind of the “history of 1337” as best as I can remember it. I’m sure I left a lot out, but… I’m tired.

 
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Topic: Ballistic / The Kongregate Ballistic forum users: Old and New Team

Hey… I’m on here! I’m the first one, even! That’s neat!

I just played Ballistic a bit today. Most amusing. I got this “Dragon Brute” and apparently a “Legendary Cyclone.” And some other shit. And I’m wondering why the Shinobi seems statistically superior to my “higher level” Ninjaken. New maps are neat. Skill trees seem more balanced. Cool how there are more weapon choices for each class. I haven’t seen anyone else with the Prize Blaze besides me, and it seems to be really powerful now- one shots everyone with a single headshot. A lot of fun to use it with Katana Shadow, they expect me to melee them so they stand still shooting at me and get headshotted.

Also seems a bit more pay2win. And some of my perm guns (legacy) that I paid for awhile ago now have better versions of them? That’s a fucking dick move by the developers.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Duel Against Nqss (Video)

Originally posted by Nqss:
Originally posted by total1000:
Originally posted by chickensgomoo:

Nqss probably bought every single skill in the game lol

it was in hc

sigh, people do really think i cant play at all =(

I can vouch, Nqss is actually a really good player, I have to go complete tryhard camper mode to beat him.

 
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Topic: Redshift / Storn's Bug Thread

XC

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Poll would you like detailed list?

after constantly nagging tfender about it for like a month or two he finally released some pretty through patch notes for exactly one patch, and since then there haven’t been any detailed patch notes.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / TurtleTalks3 ft Visonn: 1337

lemme sum up your argument:

total is good people
total is in 1337
therefore 1337 is good people

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / PROkill Stories :D

once i got a prokill

get rekt m9s
3spooky5u
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAAlDoAtV7Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2rwxs1gH9w

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / _~!!WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE!!~_

cats are for antisocial scrubs

also i have irl pictures of:
somerandom
total1000
vineeth
karan
dutch
grav
man next door
nogeenkip
jefe
cafeteria
spectresixtwo
meleeman
cause & effect

plus like a bajillion other people
but it would be rather inconsiderate of me to post their pictures without their permission (cough lipton cough) so unless they say its okay their faces will remain hidden

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Bugs and Unofficial Tech Support / Theres a ghost in bay5

3spooky5me

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / _~!!WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE!!~_

Originally posted by Lipton_Tea_Bags:
Originally posted by radicalace:
Originally posted by total1000:


smexy rad

tutul do you want to play with my gun?

Rad,since you are here,can you find your high school pic where you look like you are in the Amish mafia?

You mean this one?

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / _~!!WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE!!~_

Originally posted by total1000:


smexy rad

tutul do you want to play with my gun?

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / _~!!WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE!!~_


NOW let there be no question… I have put myself out there.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / _~!!WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE!!~_

Me having some homo-sex at graduation (also my cheeks look super chubby in this pic): The first picture of me ever on the internet (being a CIT at camp):

My doges:


 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / _~!!WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE!!~_

Me photobombing in a fedora:

Me cosplaying a post-apocalyptic survivor for Survarium:

Me skating with the ladies at college:

Me looking super sweg at prom:

Me being a masterful pimp:

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / _~!!WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE!!~_

Eh, might as well…

All these are from my Facebook profile which is publicly visible, so if anyone was really so curious they could just find all these images anyway. Therefore, I have no qualms about displaying my incredibly sexy face for the world to see.

Me with hats:

Me without hats:

Me in an awesome car:

Me with hair (old pic):

Me making a face right after I got a really short haircut:

Me being less cool than my friends:

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / [CHALLENGE] Kill the Dutch - 750gp Prize

this challenge doesnt piss him off it builds his ego

a better challenge would be “tell dutch he can go fuck himself” and screenshot it

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Damage boosts and price rise

1) As far as I know, the reason this came about was due to my ranting on Skype about how pay2win the game was (Nq, correct me if I’m wrong)
2) Nobody in 1337 was told that this change was going to occur beforehand
3) The vast majority of 1337 does not use armor/pen/damage rentals, though many use x3 exp booster
4) I don’t care what anyone says, this change is making the game MORE balanced than it was before
5) Fully balancing the game would require a massive overhaul of the current skill system, so this is a “temporary fix” to reduce the power of renters, not a permanent change
6) The reason why so many 1337 players are testers are because testing and being a member of 1337 have a lot of similar requires- namely, having a good attitude, and being an adult

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Totaltalks: CLANS

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Skills / We Need A trading System

what CW is not: http://www.freeonlinegames.com/game/arms-dealer-2

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Damage boosts and price rise

Originally posted by GreekRage:
Originally posted by tobake:

Just my two cents, derived from little fact that I am aware of…
I highly doubt this game will die because you are mad at the devs… Just saying.

LOL just…LOL..
Mad at the devs??..thats all you read from all i wrote i see…
You highly doubt the game will die ?..
Dude !! players are allready leaving cause they are fed up…and i dont mean free players…i mean people that suported the game….Yeah the idiots you guys call "renters "….Pocket warriors "…etc..
Tell me son…how long do you think this game would have lasted without them?….wanna know ?…less than 6 months…IF they were lucky…

Mad at DEVS?…yeah but not because of their cheesy tactics….but mostly because they show ZERO appreciation to those that supported them so far……In fact they go and BOOST the prices and calling " blalance"…
I really pitty those that THINK devs did this for the non payers and so called balance……really i do…

You act as though pay2win skills are the only dev income. People spend a shit ton on roulette for SP, they spend GP on premium guns, exp boosters, etc.

And in the future there will be GP rentable servers and cosmetic items.

And you are complaining that they removed damage skills? You know there are plenty of people who rent USEC/BEAR, PHP, penetration, and HS protect all at the same time, and you want to bring that back?

“Devs balance the game!” you whine

“Okay”

Devs balance the game

“Devs WTF” you cry

#logic

And just FYI it is likely that grenades and hs protect will be reworked or nerfed sometime in the future.

 

Topic: Contract Wars: Bugs and Unofficial Tech Support / Total1000 needs help w/ bugs 'n shit

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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Where are Nejar and MsDynamite?

Originally posted by total1000:
Originally posted by DirectorD:
Originally posted by total1000:

TIRED OF SPAM IN KONGCHAT? WANT TO TALK ABOUT INTERESTING CW RELATED STUFF?

In all seriousness, its sad to see another veteran leave.
You know I will always <3 you two.
Be safe

Will I need to be in 1337? Just cuz i want to have an interesting conversation doesnt mean i have to join 1337 and tryouts, etc.

Interesting thought.
You might want to ask grav, I doubt it though. It IS 1337 only sofar.
But it makes sense.
1337 doesnt take immature spammers.
1337 chat doesnt HAVE immature spammers!
Win-win.

Now just join 1337 <3

If you want to join us in 1337 Skype chat, that would probably be cool. We are revamping our recruitment policies to let in anyone who is interested on a restricted basis. If you are interested PM me and we could work something out. It’s a lot of fun, pretty much 24/7 conversation (though it mainly depends on who is awake and when). Hope to hear from you!

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Where are Nejar and MsDynamite?

i thought we were friends omg!

love u two, both! have fun doing whatever you want to do! <3

and good luck with whatever real life stuff is going on, too. wish you both the best ;)

-Your M8 Panther

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Clans / Demopublicans (Clan)

Originally posted by 0live:

As a Democrat, I am offended with the -publicans attached.

GL to your clan tho.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Clans / Long-Vacation

Classic Dutch Logic: