ATHENA Celebrates 2 years in Sparta!

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7 August, 2016, 12:00 AM UTC

Athena's Honor Guard celebrated it's two year inception this past August 3rd. There are still players in the coalition besides Maeve that have been here since day 1 and I would say 75% of us have been together for 1 year+. We have seen many ebbs and flows in Hellas and have actually ranked number 1 long before some of you probably even played the game.  We have seen many great warriors rise and fall and that goes the same for coalitions as well. We have made many enemies and friends and we even have great respect for past enemies who play with integrity and honor.

With that said, we have decided to move forward as ATHENA and have dropped "honor guard".  The dynamics of the game have changed drastically over such a short period of time and many players in all of Sparta are starting to think collectively in a manner of limited to no diplomacy anymore.  We will be dropping all of our Diplomacy and may select a few coalition to add as Ally's.  As I said to the senior officers, "name one coalition that helped us when we dropped our pans to war with HOB's", they will be our Ally's. I am sure the same can be said for us as already willfully pointed out by some of our admirer's.

We are content with having fewer players than the maximum allowed and don't care for filling the coalition up with "fluff" but if anyone is interested, we will require a minimum of level 75 and 3 million defense/offense.

Our motto is to have fun and spend more time farming, building and actually playing vs. dealing with dozens of messages about broken diplomacy and the politics of what is happening in Hellas. 

We are always looking for some great people to join us with tremendous respect for each other and a team attitude vs. a superiority complex.



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7 August, 2016, 1:17 AM UTC
Best of luck ! Congratulations for your 2 years!
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GC Alab Supreme
7 August, 2016, 4:12 AM UTC

Well, first off congratulations on your two years spent in Sparta! I am very proud of you guys; was actually not around when you guys were first. Now, about that bold move of yours to remove all diplomacy, I have to say that is a pretty big risk. Lets consider the factors; despite that fact that allies don't always help out like they are supposed to, its a sign of willingness not to destroy another coalition. Which means that it will be very risky for you to take a Pantheon in peace; however, I don't think you will have a problem with that :)

As for the move to "Athena", I think that is a nice name change, although I'd prefer it if you stuck with the latter; after all, there are many coalitons here named Athena

Best of Luck!
☪Alab ☪
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7 August, 2016, 5:19 AM UTC
Thanks for the suggestions.  We spent several hours arguing all the pros and cons.  It was not done lightly.
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7 August, 2016, 10:36 AM UTC

We may in the end, have some sort of small diplomacy like I mentioned up above. Like Bill said, this stuff was debated for hours and it was one of the issues on the table that made the most sense. Maeve, myself and a couple of others spend about 1 hour a day or more dealing with he said/she said and it knocks the wind out of your sails.  I have no issue with attacking other coalitions, diplomacy causes game stagnation.

As for the name, I get what you are saying but we will stick with just Athena, the Honor Guard part is irrelevant to our new goals.

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30 December, 2016, 6:37 AM UTC
Great accomplishment for your coalition. I wish you continued success.
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2 January, 2017, 8:12 PM UTC

Congrats to you Guys.

Standing 2 Years together, shows that you did a lot of right decissions, keep up with your work and have fun.

Best regards, Eyynar
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Jason the hooch
5 January, 2017, 2:45 AM UTC
wrong!! there are no original athena h g players in athena anymore..
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5 January, 2017, 6:10 AM UTC
Jason the hooch said:

wrong!! there are no original athena h g players in athena anymore..
how do you know that?
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Jason the hooch
5 January, 2017, 12:50 PM UTC
cause i am an original.
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