Just want to say thanks to everyone who participated this year and each of the past 3 seasons that Iíve ran. Every season Iím skeptical that Iíll even get anyone to qualify as I feel Iím starting from scratch trying to build this thing. So I do take pride in reviving a league that was kind of underground and somewhat irrelevant into a league where thousands of duels take place every season. With the loss of activity in elim (still no idea how we let that happen), itís been my main goal on this game to preserve some aspects of solo play in the now team-based dominated Trench Wars. Also, my apologies for such a long season this year, I was basically running the ship alone and have never been busier with irl responsibilities. If I could have hyped it up more and kept things more on schedule I would have.
Tons of thanks to all staff members who help me execute in-game and with dev work every season Ė Qan, Milosh, Major Crisis, Shadowmere, Raizin, Wicket <ER>, Markmrw, Beasty, M_M God, others I canít remember right now. Aka the most helpful yet somehow most hated. Porkjet (the real MVP) even pulled out the porkcam for me Sunday, thanks to him. Wirah (mefod) was a fucking godsend to me this season, donating $250 (he wanted to donate A LOT more) to make things more interesting and really we all should be thanking the guy. You have no idea what heís been doing behind the scenes for the future of this game. Subscribe to the fuckiní Trench Wars newsletter so you can stay alert about subspace while functioning as a working adult on your email. Also thanks to Heaven for donating $125 of his own gambling earnings to the cause.
Hereís the important part: TWDT and TWEL just ended and TWL feels like it ended 2 weeks ago, so where do we go from here? We need to maintain the current playerbase above all else until Method creates the platform for a re-launch. I plan on resetting the TWEL ladder very soon so thereís much more time to qualify. But I do feel like the game needs something completely new to spark interest. Is there any interest in a 2v2 league? Maybe a new TWLish type league thatís 3v3 or 4v4 would be awesome. A 6v6 basing league with a completely new map and less time-wasting shit like spawning 800 feet below base? Spawn the mfíers right below flag room man, we just wanna watch FR battles.
Ogron and I have hosted these non-TWL leagues for years now without being on staff and itís time for more people to step up to create leagues and events that we all can enjoy. Thereís no question that TWDT is now the heart of the zone as it incorporates all the players, but we canít just play the same shit over and over for the next 20 years. Weíve seen where thatís taken us. Every year we sit around thinking: when's the next TWDT? When is TWL coming back? Players PM me 'TWEL soon?'. We don't need more season 45's of TWL, we need more innovation, imagination and creativity. I think there's serious room for really engaging new leagues.