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The History of Team Smurkz

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by Methos, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    I believe Niklas put it best, when the newly born Team Smurkz waited in earnest for the beginnings of SGOTM9…

    The term Smurkz was decided upon at the end of SGOTM8 after our esteemed former Captain Durkz dropped out of the game. Wishing to switch our name, but maintain the familiarity and reputation we had earned under the name Durkz, WarDance proposed the name Smurkz. From then on, the little green guys couldn’t be stopped!

    First, let’s start with the game where many believe the Smurkz were born, SGOTM8 Team Durkz. Though the team was known under its then Captain Durkz he unfortunately made his last post on August 24th, 2005 and departed from the game. Many of us believe this is when Smurkz truly began to form.

    * indicates team captain
    Note: Laurels are links to results page for that SGOTM

    The One that Smurkzed us All!
    SGOTM8 Team Durkz (2Aug05 - 28Oct05)
    “And the variant is .... Hydrophobic Conquest. You are America, your goal is to conquer your archipelago world, and you are afraid of water. You can't build boats and you can't swim. So Doc T may get to play with the F15s ;).” -AlanH
    Team Members: Durkz*, Methos, Niklas, The Adjudicator, WarDance, zyxy
    Spoilers: Middle Ages and World Map


    ...and so, Team Smurkz was born!
     
  2. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    SGOTM9 (8Nov05 – 12Jun06)
    "You are the Viking leader, Ragnar Lodbrok. You have met the Indian leader, Gandhi, and you have signed a pact in blood. The Vikings agree to teach india the art of war, and make them strong through conflict. In return India will take the Vikings to the stars." -AlanH
    Spoilers: First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth
    Team Members: CommandoBob, ControlFreak, Methos, Niklas*, WarDance, zyxy


    SGOTM10 (5May06 - 10Aug06)
    "You are Elizabeth of England, and your mission is simply to destroy the barbarians, who have evolved considerably in this game, having learnt a few tricks from their cousins in Civ4. They have advanced weaponry, they can build cities, and they have an uncanny capability to learn new technologies." -AlanH
    Team Members: azzaman333, CommandoBob, Marc Aurel, McLMan, Niklas*, zyxy
    Spoilers: First, Second (Part 1), Second (Part 2), Third, Fourth
    Results: 5th Place

    SGOTM11 (6Sep06 - 2Jan06)
    You are Shaka of the Zulus, and your mission is to dominate the World. The world is standard sized, but crowded with 13 rivals grouped into several power blocks locked into mutual protection pacts. You are out in the cold. -AlanH
    Team Members: ControlFreak, CommandoBob, dojoboy, McLMan, Niklas*, zyxy
    Dedicated Lurkers: Ansar the King
    Spoilers: Intro
    Results: 4th place

    SGOTM12 (9Feb07 - ???)
    Seafaring and Scientific Theodora finds herself in a world with 30 other civilizations. She and her Dromons are on a mission to bring civilized diplomacy to the masses ... whether they like it or not. The winners of this game will be the succession team that reaches a Diplomatic Victory by the earliest game date. All victory conditions are enabled, but only a UN vote in your favour will bring the laurels. Thanks once more to Gyathaar for the concept and map. -AlanH
    Team Members: ControlFreak, CommandoBob, McLMan, Niklas*, sercer88, zyxy
    Spoilers: Intro (Part 1, Part 2), First, [post=5237514]Second[/post]
    Results: In progress
     
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    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    SGOTM1 (12May06 – 31Jul06)
    "This first SGOTM will not feature any advanced variant.. the winner simply will be the team that wins the game at the earliest game date with either domination or a diplomatic victory. All victory conditions are still enabled though, with exception of Space Race, so you have to avoid getting another type of victory (and of course prevent the AIs from winning)." -Gythaar
    Team Members: dojoboy, Marc Aurel, McLMan, Methos, Niklas*, zyxy
    Results: 5th Place

    SGOTM2 (2Aug06 - 1Dec06)
    "You are cast in the role of Tokugawa, mighty leader of the Japanese. Tokugawa's brother has left the island city of Kyoto to avenge the death of his wife and only son. He has travelled to a distant land without finding their murderer. So the brother of Tokugawa will settle and found a new Japanese colony, and the Japanese have sworn to conquer the rest of civilization in order to hunt down and destroy their enemy." -AlanH
    Team Members: dojoboy, Marc Aurel, McLMan, Methos, Niklas*, zyxy
    Results: 6th Place

    SGOTM3 (24Nov06 - ???)
    "This Monarch difficulty game is on a Standard size, Gyathaar-special, crowded map, at Epic speed, against 17 rivals. All victory conditions are enabled, but the laurels for this contest will be awarded to the teams who achieve the fastest Diplomatic or Space victory." -AlanH
    Team Members: battchy, CliftonBazaar, dojoboy, Marc Aurel, McLMan, Methos, Niklas*, unkle, zyxy
    Results: Game still in progress

    [c4w] SGOTM4 (23Feb07 - ???)
    "This Monarch difficulty game is on a Standard size, Gyathaar-special, fractal map, at Epic speed, against 7 rivals including India. All victory conditions are enabled except Diplomatic, but the laurels for this contest will be awarded to the teams who achieve the fastest Space defeat by Gandhi. " -AlanH
    Team Members: battchy, DeafDolphin, eldar, McLMan, Methos, semolina, unkle, zyxy
    Official Lurkers: CommandoBob, CliftonBazaar, Marc Aurel, Niklas
    Results: Game still in progress
     

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