O-Crack – The Addict Years

Over the years of my gaming career I have played many different types of games, however,  only a few have lasted as long as what many people call O-Crack. Better known as OGame. OGame is a massive, real time, online text-based multiplayer game that millions around the world play. I played in the OGame Universe for over 4 years. Quiting after making a  New Year’s resolution last year when work was taking up to much time to play.

A little about OGame (from Wiki):
OGame is a text-based, resource-management and space-war themed massively multiplayer online browser game with over two million accounts. OGame was created in 2000 and is produced and maintained by Gameforge AG. OGame is available in multiple languages, and different nationalities have their own communities. The game does not differ between the nationality communities except in rare cases. Players are generally informed of news and other things such as changes in rules or new versions through the official forums.

One of the biggest parts of OGame is the Alliance System which is where a group join together to trade and help each other out ingame. The best community Alliance was the GTVA (Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance) based from the Freespace space flight games.

This alliance spans the majority of my OGame career with friends and I leading the alliance (EnergiserX and Lostagent2). It started in Universe 7, later moving to Universe 18 where it was the oldest alliance in the universe at the date if disband around 3 years after the start of the universe. During that time the GTVA grew to be a large and influential alliance in the universe, not as an aggressive alliance but as a peaceful and caring alliance for members. This did cause us to gain enemies who did not like this style of play but we made many more friends as a result. The alliance worked as a team and looked out for its members whenever possible.

But it was a war game and we had our fair share of both losses and victory. I like to think more so of the latter. Major hits were something that everyone looked for and praise and congratulations were always given to each other when they occurred.

During this time I managed many large hits solo and with the help of friends. My Stats at the end of my career were as follows:

Stats Uni 18:
Basic HoF: 30
Ninja HoF: 5
Solo Advanced HoF: 2
ACS Advanced HoF: 3
RIPs Kill: 9
HoF’ed: 2
Moons: Way To many

Towards the end of my Ogame Career i was given an account from a friend in the new American version of the game in universe 3. Here I quickly became a force to be reckoned with as I played with a much more aggressive style not having to worry about fellow alliance mates. Here i created a new alliance that lived for the duration of my time there, the NTF (Neo-Terran Front) based of the Freespace game where the GTVA is from aswell.

This alliance although short lived was one of the strongest alliance in the universe with the smallest number of members. The rule was if it’s profitable then attack it!

I must say looking back on the hours spent on this game, the creators got it right. I very addicting game from, the number of sleepless or nights, alarm clocks set and stressful count downs. I am so glad that I don’t play it anymore, though at times I still miss it.

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