Welcome to the third edition of Alpha Commanders
Changes occur all the time. Part of succeeding in World War Rising is having the power to adapt and learn to keep up with those changes. No other alliance knows this better than The Sefi Alliance In the Algorab, #539 Region. They have won ACP in the past when Artz held supreme as Alpha Commander, and the team has done it yet again.
There have been many changes recently. New gear, contraband, mercenary troops, and region merges. Players have started the game and players have left the game. Going with the flow is necessary to succeed. I was fortunate enough to sit down with Sefi following their ACP win to discuss what it takes to make the perfect team for this edition of Alpha Commanders.
I felt privileged to speak with the amazing and well-known game players Ginger Grant, Goober, Cy Kosis, Mount0, Reezy, Selneth, Dagna, Sherii, and Destro as they told me how this ACP unfurled.
“Every ACP is different, but the one thing that stays the same is the way that everyone pitches in and does what needs to be done. ACP can’t be won by one person. It takes communication, teamwork, and sacrifice.”
Planning for Productivity
Speaking with Sefi was extremely enjoyable for me. I have been a member in the past and I loved being reminded of why I had enjoyed being a part of that alliance so much. Cy Kosis, the r5 of Sefi tells me about getting the team prepared for the event. “We prepared without preparing,” she tells me. Sefi play style prepares them for events automatically. “We did work on preparing enough Berserker Molotov Squads as well as stocking up on loyalty the week before.”
“Helping the team grow and prepare is important to be ready,” Cy adds.
Ginger Grant chimes in, “Our leads have never had a problem getting on and leading rally after rally so that every member can get all tiers of an event. We play as a team.”
Perhaps this is one reason adding players from other regions is an easy transition.
It’s in the Bylaws
Most important bylaw Ginger tells me is that “Goober is always right.” The rest of the team laughs at this good-naturedly, but agree that having a war general that knows what they are doing is important.
“Reading the blogs and understanding interactions is key,” Goober states. “Having a team to carry that out is just as, if not more, important.” He speaks proudly about the rest of his team. “I was confident that we could do this. We had a lot of preparations done this round from getting berserker Molo ready to reach out to other players.”
“Our Alliance’s deepest value is teamwork. With that, everyone plays a part in our strength and strategy. ACP is a great example of how a well oiled machine functions when put to the test. (Of course we have an amazing conductor to help steer us in the right direction).”
Enter the Regions
It is no secret that the Alpha Control Point Event is not cheap. Although all members help to achieve success in their way, the cost of mercenary loss is extremely high. It takes a pack or two to be ready and not all players can afford the several hundred to thousand dollars it can take to prepare.
Ginger tells me, “Our members were amazing. We maxed boosts from tokens before I even tiered.”
Goober adds, “We had the region’s help also. We had many people from Algorab come in to donate tokens. It was unbelievable. We had three bases maxed with boosts in no time.”
“A team that works as one will always beat the one that works without a team.”
Sefi tells me about adding members to the team from other regions. Sherii tells me about her excitement of participating in another ACP team. “I enjoy the event. And Sefi was great.” Goober and the rest of the team laugh as they recall Sherii during the event.
“She (Sherii) kept bouncing people out of the War Zone.” Cy laughs.
Goober adds, “It seemed like every time a Rally lead would set, Sherii was there to set on them.”
“This was my 3rd ACP I was able to be a part of. I have never seen this kind of teamwork. It was awesome.”
Roughly seven hours into the event, Goober realized they could use more help. Enter Destro from the 0+G alliance. Destro, whose game name is DarthVader00 in-game, was added to the team. Destro has ACP wins in his own right and was happy to assist. He brought a few more members along to help as well.
“Goob reached out to me after Hado and a few others had rallied a couple of hours into the event. ( This would be the second ACP we played side by side together. He came over to my alliance during the one we won when we were still in a younger timeline. He was in the older timeline. It happened months ago.) I remember asking him how on earth he managed to put a 98 forward knowing that there were a few cc100s and 99s who obviously had more resources at their disposal. He reminded me that it is always the set up and team strategy that matters over Command Center size and money spent. I agreed. I talked to my alliance and a few minutes later I had two bases moved over to Sefi that were prepped and ready to go. I helped refill and we took a few hits as a stronger team. It was a fun experience for sure.”
Sefi continues to tell me that being able to take on ACP is about the family. “There are many team jobs,” Goober explains, “It took lots of people to fill those needs.”
The Perceived isn’t always the Reality
There had been a lot of talk about whoever got in first would hold before ACP began. Many players realized that defense was strong, especially for the teams that knew how to properly prepare. The night began with Ginger taking ACP with a solo. Anti50 knocked her out, but Sefi sent another solo. This time reinforcements made it in to assist and the team was able to hold until they were ready to give it up.
This may make it sound like they had an easy time of it, but appearances can be deceiving.
While Sefi was holding, I received reports from many alliances to see the progress. I want to especially thank Y0l0, ~Ink, and Ar15 for the many updates I received. Millions of mercenary troops were lost on both sides.
The team proudly tells me the story of the times that Reezy and Cy were both rallied, but did not give up. “I just braced for the hit,” Reezy tells me. “There wasn’t much I could do, but I knew the team was more important than a few dead troops.” Reezy is being modest. She lost millions so that she would not hurt the team inside the ACP.
“ACP doesn’t always come down to the best bases in the game, it comes down to the best teamwork in the game.”
Cy Kosis was rallied as well. The r5 knows all about sacrifice for the team. “The family is more important than just one person.”
This type of mentality is what allowed Sefi to persevere and win the Alpha Control Point.
“We had a few hits that surprised us,” Goober tells me. “We had members on standby to switch out troops or squad depending on who was hitting or what was being sent. I knew what could beat us and was prepared to instantly adjust ACP to counter.”
The team conveys the importance of knowing what is coming. Depending on who was sending we would have to switch out troops and make our defenses even better the team recalls. I asked the team how many mercs they estimated to have lost for this event. “We easily lost 60 million mercs.” Goober states. “We knew we would zero almost everything that came in, but we also knew that it was going to cost us.”
Appreciating the Opponent
For the Sefi Alliance, this ACP is a satisfying win. Not only were they able to support a base that was not 100% fully maxed, but they also went up against several opponents who were.
“We faced some incredible challenges. Some of the top players in the game made it very difficult for us,” Cy Kosis says, appreciating such players as Hadouken (`Ink), Mayhem (Y0l0), Fifi (Ar15), Marco (@War), Anti50 (TMK), and BruceWang (BTME). Some of them presented an interesting challenge.
It is difficult to say you are the best unless you beat the best in any arena.
Family to the End
In our hour-long interview, the one thing that every participant says over and over again is “FAMILY”. Nothing is more important to this team than each other.
“ACP was the most fun I had in forever. I’ll be there to back Sefi even if hell freezes over. Family to the end.”
Ginger Grant chimes in, “This alliance is more like family than anything else. Normal family you don’t get to choose. This one I did.”
Fighting for the Alpha Control Point can be a thrilling experience for any player. We heard from our latest winners today, and see how exciting it can truly be. Being prepared is key. We have lots of other expert advice for you to explore to begin the path to your championship title as well.
Past ACP Winners
Be sure to read about previous ACP Adventures:
Where do I Start? What do I need to do to take the Control Point?
Brush Up On Control Point Strategies:
Other Avenues of Power
What other items do I need to conquer CP?
Team Work Makes the Dream Work
You need an amazing team to be Alpha Commander. What to look for in an Alliance:
There is no substitute for family. If you want to be the next Alpha Control Point Commander, build yours up today!
I would like to that The Sefi Alliance, especially their members that joined me for this interview Ginger Grant, Goober, Cy Kosis, Mount0, Reezy, Selneth, Dagna, Sherii (OZDG/Sefi), and Destro (O+G) for their time and honest answers. We here at WWR Command appreciate you!