I don’t currently have access to the game right now. Otherwise, I would be able to provide a few more screenshots as well as a bit more info on the players. Other than that, that’s about it!
A personal account of the Waypoint Community Subterfuge Game
~4 hours before match:
Established an alliance with Queen Jobber as we are both newcomers. She seems friendly enough and I look forward to working with her!
We agreed to keep drillers off of the closest outposts near our borders to prevent any unease and to deter any sudden movements. I also allowed her to advance toward the factory on Maranga.
~2.5 hours before match:
Tried to establish contact with KrazyKroc to avoid a potential conflict over the ownership of Adria.
~2 hours before match:
Have yet to receive a response and after some advisory from a friend I decided to withdraw my movement towards Adria. I am unsure of having a player of unknown standing so deep into my territory but I hope we will be able to discuss things once time starts to flow.
Left an introduction in the public chat.
After considering all my possible options I’ve settled on my initial turn. I need sleep and will be idle once the game begins proper. Hopefully things advance as planned while I am away.
Received a message from Kroc overnight regarding the ownership of Adria. He seems receptive to me taking control of it but if things proceed as they are he will capture it. Further action is needed if we both agree to relinquish control of the outpost over to me without exchanging any drillers.
Exchanged information with Jobber regarding our neighbors and specialists.
Received a message from Siifferz about an upcoming, and allegedly, unintentional conflict on Vaccarino. He offered to immediately return my 18 drillers in exchange for allowing him to capture the outpost. He also mentioned some aggression from Kroc, our mutual neighbor. I will accept his offer for now. Should he fail to comply I might be able to defend myself by hiring a Martyr.
Siifferz and I agreed to our previous terms and he informed me that he and his allies, Jaxaru and MyOwn, were planning to discuss what to do about KrazyKroc who seems to be moving and capturing outposts aggressively. I asked to be a part of this discussion since I am now wary of him as well.
Kroc has sent me a message letting me know the he is going to move his drillers off of Adria. I am still quite unclear where so I have sent a message asking for clarification. I’d rather avoid wasting resources before committing to any actions.
Several group messages have been formed. One consisting of Siifferz, Jaxuru [Orange], MyOwn [Blue] and myself another with the previously mentioned folks and Kroc. I’m unclear where exactly either of these will go at the moment but I have a feeling it’ll be an alliance or a declaration of war.
Our 5-person group chat doesn’t seem to have eased many minds as I have received a message from Siifferz. He plans to use the 18 drillers he promised to return to me to bolster an attack on one of Kroc’s factories. I told him that I wouldn’t feel comfortable officially backing him up unless we could take out both of Kroc’s factories near my borders. The Foreman stationed at Sagan will make it considerably tougher to capture as it can quickly produce drillers. Siifferz has come up with a plan to stage his attack as a betrayal of our agreement, even though it already kind of is, so as to provide me with some plausible deniability and to divert attention from me. I am not sure who’s side I will take in the upcoming conflict but I need to amass some defenses either way.
I have also received a message from Queen Jobber. She has requested some assistance in an attack on Jyoder [Purple] that she is conducting with Kiwi [Sea Green]. I am much more receptive to helping here but my concerns lie with my low range of vision. I can hardly see Jyoder’s outposts and I fear holding a single outpost so far away from my main cluster will be difficult.
I’ve set up my final movements for today since I am about to go to sleep. I will leave Siifferz to act on his own as I gather some defenses near the border. I will also amass as many drillers as possible on Serenity and await for any incoming info from Jobber before advancing on Jyoder. When I awake I will also have a chance to recruit another specialist. For now, I shall sleep and hope my territory remains safe for the night.
I recruited a Martyr and Helmsman at some point during the night as I was unable to sleep as I appear to be catching a cold or something. Also, major battles appear to have begun overnight. Kroc has left his factories open to attack. Siifferz and I plan to take them amidst the fighting happening elsewhere.
Jyoder has also built the first mine of the game, making him the first major target for attack. Jobber and a few others appear to be making advances on him. I plan to take the factory at Deepcore now that I know he is down at least 50 drillers.
Hopefully these are all the moves I need to make today so I can focus on recovering.
KrazyKroc sent a message asking how I was doing and I answered somewhat truthfully. I told him that I was avoiding combat and that I would like to offer assistance, he currently appears to be fighting several players by himself, but I felt I was too far away to offer anything meaningful. He suggested that I capture Vaccarino, a factory owned by Siifferz, since it had used up all its drillers trying to attack Hagia. It’s a solid idea, Siifferz hadn’t returned the drillers I initially gifted him at the beginning so it could be a justified move on my part. I need to decide which of these two to ally with before I proceed further.
Jyoder appears to be sending his Queen and a lieutenant to Deepcore. The lieutenant stationed there will make it so I will no longer be able to capture the factory. I informed Jobber and she said that she’d be able to handle it by herself. Although, I have already sent a few low power subs toward the outpost so either way I will be joining this battle.
I proposed a plan to Queen Jobber, my ally who I would never betray, backstab or deceive, that involved building mines along our border, a highly defensible area equidistant between both of us, so that we may mutually fund each other. She seems interested but hasn’t agreed to anything yet.
[The movement of subs toward Cousteau, October and Adria were made to support either Kroc or Siifferz. The movement towards Mazu were made to speed up the enacting of my funding plan if Jobber had agreed to it.]
Received several messages from Siifferz regarding the forces around my border as well as letting me know which outposts were up for grabs now that Kroc is slowly being overtaken by several players. I have yet to start my attack on Sagan like Siifferz expects me to because I have a chance to save Kroc if I choose to do so. Although I can see no strategic benefit to doing so, it might be fun to unexpectedly change things up.
I also lightly pestered Queen Jobber about my plan. No response just yet.
Discussed the funding plan with Queen Jobber, someone who i would never lie to, and after exchanging plenty of information on our allies and enemies around us it seems we aren’t any closer to putting the plan into effect. I assumed she would’ve agreed at this point and we would be plotting on how to secure the top two spots this game. We are still allies however, so I will do my best to provide assistance if it is needed.
Kroc continues to defend himself for the time being and Siifferz is urging me to make a move on his final factory so he will be eliminated. Aiding Kroc seems like it’ll paint a target on my back but aiding Siifferz will put me in good favor with someone with a lot of power. I shall wait just a bit longer before I commit to anything.
Talked with Siifferz a bit more about our final movements to take over Kroc. I wasn’t brave enough to try and stage an 11th hour rescue. It would’ve been quite a move to pull but instead I chose deference.
Kroc seems positioned to hold out for a lot longer than I expected but his end is in sight. I will likely move on toward Sagan if he send reinforcements to Naija.
[This is the last screenshot I took of the game as it was happening.]
I neglected to mention it yesterday but Siifferz allowed me to take Hagai as he no longer had any use for it. He also assured me that Kroc was going down very soon but as of the current time he is still alive. I think he was counting on me to take Sagan but I honestly just forgot to issue the killing blow for that outpost. Whether Kroc is an active player right now isn’t terribly important as there is another player that has captured everyone’s attention.
Queen Jobber has jumped to first place with a massive lead that I didn’t at all contribute to [I believe the countdown timer at the top of the screen said that she had less than five days until she achieved victory]. All the players that could do something at this point are looking to do something about it. I missed my chance to cause some trouble earlier by not saving Kroc so I think now will be the time to get up to no good. I’m going to try and undermine the collective effort to overthrow Jobber by (hopefully) pushing her toward victory.
The negotiations [between the players planning to take down Jobber] haven’t begun yet but I’ll write back once people start putting some plans into action.
Made a proposal to Jobber [with regard to undermining the collective effort to take her down and instead aiding her in secret] and was turned down. I suppose I’ll end up fighting her in earnest. There doesn’t seem to be any coordination among the anti-Jobbers but I’ll be moving any available drillers so that I can start attacking over the next few days.
Was unable to document my movements during day six as they occurred but it mostly consisted of of me moving into position to attack Jobber. I could see that Jax was also attacking and I assumed a few other players are as well.
I wasn’t paying close attention, but it appears that the top stop on the leaderboard is currently being contested by Kiwi and Siifferz. Kiwi had a more gradual ascent [by attacking Jobber, presumably] while Siifferz rose to the top seemingly overnight [by way of attacking Kroc and eliminating another player, I believe]. Kroc, who was previously inactive, is now making moves into my territory. I had assumed he would have been eliminated by someone else at this point but I am not entirely sure who is to blame for that. It’s probably me. Regardless, he’s my problem now and an immediate one at that.
Elsewhere, Jobber is on the run but seems to be reaching out about a truce of some kind. We’ll have to discuss this a bit before I decide whether or not to spare her.
[After a passionate and theatrical exchange of words, Jobber and I reached a truce after exchanging a few outposts in battle. We resolved to try and focus our remaining drillers to try and stall Siifferz. Neither of us were in a position to do much and the countdown timer said that Siifferz had less than 24 hours remaining until he won.]
The first few “gg”s have rolled in. The countdown timer at the top informs us that Siifferz will win in ~4 hours. Not nearly enough time for me to try and slow his forward momentum. I’m not so sure what everyone else is going to do about it but it seems like the game will be over very soon.
[The game ended several hours later to no fanfare. Siifferz was the victor.]