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willy

Member Since 02 Jun 2003
OFFLINE Last Active Nov 09 2022 08:57 AM
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In Topic: Ode to XWIS - a Reminder

17 June 2021 - 06:32 AM

XWIS (and XCL before XWIS) were great.

 

The game was overrun by bullshit late 2002 and early 2003, but with the XCL version of the QM ladder coming into play in April (or was it May 2003?) helped keep the good/great players around, in a time that loads of top players had begun defecting to CNC Generals.

 

The launch of the XWIS in October 2003 gave us a glimmer of hope, as the ladder hack had destroyed competitive gaming on WOL.

 

In late October 2005, something we never thought would happen, did happen. EA redirected their users to XWIS.

What a victory that was.

 

The floodgates to the past opened and loads of players came back to a "cheatfree server". Some got lost in the shuffle, but overall we had a great 3-4 years of proper top shelf competition.

 

XWIS was a huge factor in keeping the community together and without it, the game may well have fizzled out more than a decade ago.


In Topic: connecting to westwood?

19 May 2021 - 08:21 AM

It shouldn't be connecting to Westwood servers, but to EA servers. Are you sure to follow all stesp from this link and video?

 

https://xwis.net/forums/index.php/topic/181749-troubleshooter/

https://youtu.be/eChDnGs7hVA

It has always stated 'connecting to westwood online' even though we all know that wasn't the case from late October 2005.


In Topic: Forsythe0 [--BA--] Checking in!

03 November 2020 - 09:59 AM

Wow, I woulda thought half of you guys would be dead by now!  They're tryin to drag me into an old folks home but so far I'm doing ok fighting them off :)

Hey Sel!

Good to see you again!


In Topic: This place

30 July 2020 - 10:09 AM

sucks,

 

have a nice day

:lollol:


In Topic: XWIS is officially dead now.

17 July 2020 - 12:58 AM

Crazy, good to see you mate, Yakir played under IsraelYak, he was actually in T.rex not R@PTOR, we were all in T.rex i led half the clan and Arcroyal led the other half, he kicked all the old loyal members to bring in disloyal flavour of the week guys, it destroyed the community and created a lot of rifts and drama, all the good guys who had been together for years like myself, dudu, azumlugor, DragonXP1, D4rkB0rg, Zocker left for various top clans like OM3RTA, OKTRON and i made R@PTOR and took half of T.rex with me . RyanTwizer and Yakir were the only 2 to stay but they retired a few months later. Spent a good 6 months fighting and killing off the rest of T.rex, got a lot of hard memories, it was a huge struggle and thats how R@PTOR was born, i bet most people didnt know that :)

 

I remember a lot but its starting to get fuzzy with age. R@PTOR was a struggle, the whole clan scene was a struggle at the time .... to bring in top players, organise and compete at a top level, it dominated my life, when all my friends were chilling, drinking and doing drugs with no worries or responsibility, we were pushing ourseleves to our outer limits, finding out what it took to succed. I failed all my exams because of this game, but i didnt need them, R@PTOR and this community taught me more about myself and life than any exam could. I put a lot of my success down to this game and community thats how big it was for me.Good to see you dude

I knew parts of this, but good to see the full story. 

 

Always wondered where zockergod (benni?) came from, and armeen. had a decent feud with them for a while after the raptor/trex (+ DrU1Dz?) fiasco

 

Good times