History of the Burning Blade

The Rebel Clan

by Morpheus

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It all started with #WC2 on irc early June '96. It was run by this guy named Uglyjay. I found out about it through Pharoah and it was where people like me were hanging out at talking about war2 and playing the demo through the net. I had become somewhat proficient in the demo and for a long time was undefeated. It was actually true I was playing the war2demo in #wc2 and no one beat me ever for about a month. I then ran into a player named compadre and played him 1 on 1. He beat me....and pretty badly at that. I realized at that point that I was no war2 god as my head had expanded over the month. #wc2 went normal for awhile a small group of friends talking and playing war2demo all the time. At some point someone suggested we start a war2 ladder. I was game because I wanted to see my wins on a web page so I could admire them Uglyjay tried to start the ladder as did a sort of new person named Fusion. It turned out fusion knew a lot about web pages and stuff so Compadre and I went w/ him to talk about the new ladder. This is when #wc2 began to split up....


While talking about the ladder Fusion created #macwarcraft. We talked in there as to how scoring should go and so on. Uglyjay got pissed about this other (better) ladder and tried to use bots to put an end to our new channel. We were getting very tired of Jay because he was saying stupid things all the time and being a bit racist at times which really peed me off. Once we had a basic idea of how MWL should be Fusion got to work. Uglyjay also put up a ladder but it was poorly organized and not very accurate. So MWL had formed....#wc2 was now dead because everyone changed channels.....it was small and there wasn't much competition but it was up. I hadn't played compadre officially so I was like 22/0 or something like that....

MWL part 1

For a long time MWL went on as a single player ladder. It was only for the demo anyway as War2 full wasn't supposed to come out until August 16th (which got delayed) I was in first and I believe for a long time it was Harm behind me. Finally as War2 full came closer and we realized we could play 4 on 4's and so on instead of only 1 on 1 which the demo allows we decided it'd be cool if MWL expanded into clans when the full came out. I was still super enthusiastic about war2 so I wanted my clan ASAP. I mailed a good portion of the generation 1 BB members and asked them if they wanted to join my clan.

Early BB

After mailing my early group of 6 or so I came up w/ the name Burning Blade as our name. Harm and Compadre started Azeroth. Harm decided that we shouldn't all be in the same clan because it'd be a total slaughter. What he failed to mention is that when AZ became official he'd mail anyone w/ ANY skill and get them to join the clan. I was quite pissed at this and began stealing from AZ's ranks.


Orcz was supposedly asked by AZ to join and before he could give them an answer I mailed him asking him to come over to BB to even the odds a bit. Orcz being the type of guy he is immediately came to BB to become BB's second in command.


A supposedly amazing player who had just shown up out of the blue and was recruited into AZ before I knew who he was.... I became his friend and asked him to switch sides. After a long fight in his head over loyalty or the friendlier place he chose to join BB. Harm and Compadre we're VERY pissed at me for taking Kefka and at about this time AZ and BB became true enemies. They gave Kefka a very hard time for switching and because of the way they treated him I truly hated them both. Kefka got over it though and he became on of BB's better players.


My last snag from AZ was TK who was a friend of mine. I had no trouble at all getting him to switch as he was better friends w/ me then Compadre or Harm anyway. Stealing him put BB at 5 of it's 6 member max.


The last grab of our 6 squad. I messaged him on #macwarcraft asking f he was any good. He said yea and at the time I was looking for anyone so he was in =) It turned out he wasn't as good as he thought but w/ a little training he kicked MAJOR ass.

In our early days BB was a group designed for nothing more then to grind Azeroth into the ground and prove to everyone that we were the best clan. We had our enemies and now we knew who our allies were...

MWL part 2

The ladder was still everyone playing 1 on 1's on the demo but now there were clan rankings and you could see not only the best player, but the best clan as well. Some BB members were idling a bit but I was going strong along w/ a few others to keep us above AZ and the one other clan that had formed, JN (the Juggernaughts). Well BB was rocking the charts and it seemed that no one would ever catch up. Shortly after this the limit was raised to 10. This was when MWL was expanding, #macwarcraft was getting bigger, and BB was the most feared clan on the block. My next two grabs were Metavark, and Reppas. Meta and Reppas were pretty much snagged on a whim as I had NO idea how good they were or if they'd ever improve, guess I got REALLY lucky =) Giving us 2 free spots. I dropped Mac601 to make room for Reppas. It was a cruel thing to do and I apologize to Mac601 who suffered because of my greed for better players.


It was mid August when someone named Bfitz came on claiming he was porting warcraft to the Mac. We were all like "sure whatever" but eventually it seemed obvious he was telling the truth. Me still being my somewhat cocky self and almost never losing I challenged Mr. Warcraft to a game. It was still the demo and by this time I knew the map so well it would probably scare you. To keep this part short I pretty much thrashed him. Hit him w/ at least 2 to 3 times the men he had and 2 times the ships too. He said he was impressed and asked if I wanted to be the first external tester for blizzard. I of course said yes.

The testing days

After I got my Beta CD and was waiting for people to play against I played single player. For awhile I gave up on MWL because I was so tired of the demo and now that I had the full who needed it? This was when Harm started playing mass games and taking BB's spot on the ladder. Finally there were more external testers. I got to meet Mr-X, Robocop, and Anduril in #macwarcraft Beta. Pharoah also got to beta test so that made 5 of us in all. Bfitz played too though so we had fair teams =) I picked up the game in a flash because I had been reading strategy from shlonglor's page and w/ a little direction I was able to improve w/ ease. Pharoah was busy w/ other things and not very into war2 so I didn't ask him to join BB. I did however ask Robo, Anduril, and Mr-X to join up. They all were quite happy to. Unfortunately that gave me 11 members to a 10 player limit....

MWL part 3/ problems start

Fusion redesigned the ladder to suite the full version which was released. The new scoring system had many flaws though and made many of my members upset. Fusion and I were on EXTREMELY bad terms because I mailed him that I had 11 members and said I wasn't giving up anyone. I had been pushing my boundaries a lot on MWL because I seriously didn't agree w/ the way it was being run and the scoring system was simply wrong. It was based on games played instead of skill. You could kill 3 newbies and get more points then killing 1 person who was highly skilled. MWL started to gain more clans. Sil Tiras popped up and began playing like mad. Crimson Horde was another but it was small and not a threat. Eventually Fusion raised the limit to 14 and that was when I got the last members before BB decided to leave MWL. If I remember the members were Cruiser, Ringo, and Pioneer. W/ Robo that made 14 exactly.

BB withdraws from MWL

After much annoyance w/ MWL's new system and me and Fusion on bad terms finally something happened that totally split BB and MWL apart. We decided to play a 3 on 3 game. BB Vs JN Teams were Morpheus/Reppas/Blacklight Vs Fusion/DrDeath/DrPepper. It was a clan game and therefore counted for a lot of points on the ladder. Due to Reppas's old crappy ISP he dropped out of the game because his ISP dropped. It was about 10 mins into the game and therefor we should have stopped. I stopped building(note: I forgot to pause it...) and messaged the other 3 "what now?" I got no response and kept trying to message wondering WTF was going on. After a couple mins I got a response. The 3 of them all rushed me and took me out of the game. They then claimed it to be a clan win although my partner had dropped and I had no defense because I was sitting there typing. This straw literally broke the camel's back. I was SO outraged I made up my mind right there I was leaving MWL for good. I mean maybe I should have paused but it was absolute bull that they would take advantage of me trying for a fair game and then taking official points for it. After the game, on irc Fusion and DrDeath were yelling at me and I was yelling at them. Once they realized how serious I was about pulling out of MWL they said they'd call it an allied win (worth less points) but I was still so angry that I was only angered more that they wanted points at all for that crappy win....

The Choice

I was angry and after that game I mailed the clan immediately. I knew it was harsh but I gave them an ultimatum. Three choices as to the outcome of BB. Here they are: 1) I leave MWL alone, I hand the clan over to Orcz(second in command) and leave MWL forever just to play for fun. I never really expected anyone to vote for this because of BB's close friendship but I made it an option nonetheless. 2) BB leaves MWL as a group and then goes to a new ladder. One hopefully w/ a better system and show off our skills there. This was voted for most but ended up never happening as you will find out later... 3) BB leaves MWL and becomes a mercenary clan. A group of friends that you know you can always rely on in a game. Sort of like the Kali group the SK's (shadow knights) And kicking lamers ass's who think they're all that and show em that the ladder means nothing. After this mail went out I got many responses very quickly. Everyone voted either choice 3 or 2 but I was extremely proud that none of my guys wanted me to leave alone. Some of them actually got mad at me for even making the suggestion. God I love these guys :) The land sliding decision was that BB was a clan in MWL, and we'd be just as good without MWL, hopefully better. We created #burningblade, our own place, where no one could touch us.

The short happiness

For a short period of time BB was doing good. We were free. I picked up Bfitz and Pharoah because I no longer had to worry about clan limits or anything stupid like that. But nothing lasts forever....

The dark ages

Somehow BB began to die. I think we were without purpose. We were originally designed just for the purpose of conquering the ladder, we no longer had a ladder to conquer. The one attempt that was made at starting a new ladder faded and never was continued, so BB was now without true cause. We began to go separate ways. Some of us purchased Kali and began playing there. Teaming occasionally but still not as close as we were. Some of us went to other interests, played other games and just idled on #burningblade, talked occasionally but no real interest in the clan. Some of us just disappeared into the night, stopped showing up on irc altogether. It was truly a sad day for Burning Blade when this began. I personally went to Kali, I met many good friends there and honed my skills in warcraft to become even more proficient at the game. Reppas was one to also join me in Kali land although he didn't become quite as well known. Shortly after getting on Kali I began being called "The only good Mac player" which I certainly didn't mind because I had gained respect. I went to IWL(international warcraft league) which was a PC league and rarely hung w/ my guys at all anymore. I was never in #mwc (macwarcraft) and BB was becoming a forgotten clan....I recruited Killjoy in hope it would bring some activity to #bb(burning blade) but to no avail...


After I had sufficiently improved in war2 on Kali I started truly seeing BB was pretty much dead. I knew I had to do something. Someone had been against BB leaving MWL and hadn't said anything when he had the chance. My choices may not have been too wise, but they did make us active again. I messaged the clan saying our problem was not external but internal. In a desperate measure I kicked Blacklight and Killjoy from the clan thinking that they had been the one mocking BB. Killjoy went off to play in a clan w/ his friend _splitz_ so he didn't seem to mind too much. We're still cool. As for Blacklight he was outraged I called him the traitor and still claimed BB even after he wasn't officially a member. I saw this extreme loyalty and immediately let him back in and apologized for my mistake. Blacklight is truly BB and I'll never doubt him again. Well with that scare knocked into my guys it began becoming active again. Note: some are still inactive but it's because they're busy not because they don't want to be. People started coming back in and BB was becoming it's old self again. There were some slight problems in BB. Some of my first generation members were becoming upset that I was letting so many new people in. They said BB was losing some of it's personality and I guess in some ways it was. But as I see it now BB has gained so much more from our newer members.

The resurrection and late 2nd generation

BB was coming back to life. I began recruiting based on personality instead of skill. By this time I had learned enough that I could teach any player w/ potential how to play in a short period of time. I recruited War, Valarion, Sung, and Cheez. War was grabbed because I'd heard he was going up in war2 fast and he asked me to help him learn. He is now one of the best players I have encountered. Valarion was taken from Sil Tiras because he was a friend and I was grabbing all of my close irc friends quickly. Cheez was a friend of many BB members and was quickly brought into the clan after our resurrection. Sung I've known since his newbie days, he was a very fast learner and a great guy. I snagged him as fast as I could convince him BB was a better clan =)


After BB came back to life we spent much time back in #mwc. We quickly became known again by all the newbies that had joined while we were dead. BB's name was quickly remembered and once again feared by all the old players and now the new ones too. We all hung out in #bb all the time just joking around and having fun teaming up against our own clan or grouping as a clan to take on outsiders. BB doesn't fight w/ outsiders against BB. But to train BB fights in team games against other BB members. Those games are always incredibly intense because we all know how the others play. We're that in tune at this point.

Slight Team probs

Individually almost all BB members rarely lose. Like a 1 on 1 is so rarely lost in a BB Vs someone else game that we became overly confident. When playing in team games we would normally branch off, one BB hitting one while the other BB hits the other. This normally won against people w/ less skill then us. We became arrogant in our level of achievement and weren't playing as a true team. I realized this after we lost in a 3 on 3 against 3 people who weren't as good but coordinated well. Basically BB played it's game as usual...."I'll hit here, you hit here" but we lost because they hit us 3 on 1 and beat each of us 1 at a time. After this game I realized we had gotten overconfident, and we needed to start working together instead of relying on ourselves only. This is recent, like past 2 or 3 weeks. I mailed the clan saying we needed to get our heads out of the clouds and learn to be better as a unit not individuals. Since then we've been training harder then ever and haven't lost a team game since that one against those 3 great players (tool, scorp, pmonkey )

Generation 3

It started after that fateful 3 on 3 I just told you about. Tool played an awesome game and I enjoyed his style and sense of humor. I asked him if he wanted to become a member and he said yes in a flash. He's a great guy w/ a lot of clan spirit and I can't imagine us w/o him now. Secondly a few days after I grabbed a dorm mate of his (Michman). Mich was really cool and a friend of Valarion's. He also had the certain personality the BB looks for and fit right in. Our last 3rd generation member(so far) is scrooge. I recruited him last night. He's been in #mwc for a long time and has always been a really great guy to talk to. Pharoah and Sung both fully supported him in joining and many others too. He's a great friend and a true asset to the clan.

HOBB update

It's been about a month or so so I thought I'd add to the roster :) We have 3 new members: Mortal,Tenchi, and mpulze. You can read about them in BB members section. We have a new rival clan (sorta) read about them in enemies and below. We took out a couple members(you'll see why below)

BB removals

Blacklight had been removed from BB once because people were having trouble getting along w/ him. I thought I made a mistake and let him back in. No sooner had I done this then arrogance returned to BB :P He said some stupid things in games and was giving BB a bad name by acting like a jerk when he won or lost. Either way some members came to me telling me he was being a jerk and some non BB's too... After a vote we decided it was best he was "retired" from Burning Blade. So long Black.... Ringo we removed because of BB's size and his lack of attendance. I liked him a lot but he was almost never around and almost no one in BB even had any idea who he was :( So after a quick and painful vote on my part he was voted out of BB. See ya Ringo...


This guy recently started joining #mwc and talking in a pirate accent... at first he annoyed me, then I started liking him. After attempts to get him into BB we voted, he swayed a few people but in general people were put off by his general way of acting. In the end he was outvoted so I had to tell him he wasn't in :( I guess he was bitter or something because our relationship changed later, Anyway he's now part of a new clan....Warsong..


Woah where in the hell did THIS clan come from :) One day the only clans even remembered are BB and AZ and all of a sudden this new clan warsong is coming on yelling about how AWESOME they were. I dunno what to think of these guys. Some of them are my friends and good players. But what Ir8 calls clan spirit is called arrogance and stupidity in my book. They are good players but somewhere along the line one of them got the idea they were much better then BB. I am talking w/ nothing but facts when I say these guys are NOT as good as us. Maybe they will be, but they're not at that level I've worked so hard to get to yet. So naturally I was bothered by lines like "The Blade will melt under the foot of warsong devision 151" and stupid shit like that. So BB challenged them to a 4 on 4. Here's the story.... We played HSC. Morph/pulzy/scrooge/sung vs 4 warsong's. We got a few juggs out and were owning the sea when pulzy suddenly got dropped because his stepdad picked up the phone :P I was not really thinking and kept playing the 3 on 4 because I figured we were winning. After playing it out we kept the sea for the whole game and took out 2 of the enemy players but couldn't get the others because of how much land they had. I then dropped because my modem flooded out. To make a long story short a enemy player got out a single dragon and no one had the cash(or lumber) to make something to stop it. So BB lost, but it wasn't a fair game IMO. If we had been playing for real (or thinking straight) we should have gone back to chat and opened the last saved game. I'm mad at myself for not thinking of that but it's too late now. BB owes Warsong a game. I'm sure we'll get it soon enough.... (and next time we'll show em just how dangerous BB can be :) )

New Ladder

About a week ago BB's old member Killjoy put up a new ladder. I've taken a look at it and it looks good. I mailed the clan and they seem to want to get on it. We have never needed a ladder to show people who's best but, hey, it never hurt to have it on paper (or web page) :) I think we're gonna get on it and once again show 'em where it's at....

Update #2

Robo's back!: Well folks robo came back on and I just went nuts. We started teamin again and the deadly combo was back. Once against we would take on any 2 people and just slaughter them horribly. It felt great! :) I was glad to see my old friend again and I hope he's here to stay.

Ladder Wars

Killjoy had started NMWL (new mac warcraft league) and ir8pir8 started MaG (Macintosh Gaming league) Because of my feelings towards ir8 and what he stood for I pretty much banned BB from MaG. I allowed members to join it but BB as a clan would not support MaG. We supported NWML but it got no publicity and died a slow painful death. What happens to NMWL is for the future to decide but MaG is now a powerful going ladder. It's actually frustrating because every time I want to play everyone want's a "MaG official" so I tend to play only BB games and a few old #mwc friends at this point.

The Death of AZ

Well I suppose it was bound to happen.... Az is a sinking ship right now grasping for straws. Here's how it all started. Supposedly Khadgar got into a fight w/ Harm and they both got really pissed off and LEFT AZ. Like for good. Killermonk also left for some reason that I'm not quite sure. The_O took over as head of AZ, scorp second in command. This was the beginning of a huge downward spiral.

Oldman and Scorp

Both became friends of mine who I talked to a lot in my free time on irc. Oldman was turning down clans left and right because he didn't know what he wanted or who he wanted to be with. After talking with us for about a week intensely he asked me where to sign up. I had asked the clan and EVERYONE had said yes. That was the first time in BB history there was a consensus on bringing in anyone. When scorp found out about Oldman joining BB he said one thing: "NOOOOOO" (scorp had wanted Oldman in AZ) Scorp just said he couldn't take it anymore, "I'mleavingazandjoiningBBcuzIcan'ttakethisshitanymore" is what he said, or something alone those lines.

Next step in Az failure

So scorp left and The_O was REALLY pissed at me cuz I "stole" his second in command. O left because he decided it wasn't worth the trouble anymore. Then Optik left because he decided there was no point in staying. A couple other unknowns left az to go off into other clans and such, overall it was pretty sad. The

Tenchi incident

Well, Tenchi has left BB. It can't be easily explained but he never really seemed to fit in very well. I did my best to fix the problem but a lot of people would message me when I was online saying he was pissing them off until eventually I got mad at him for random reasons too. The day he left was a bad one, I was having a bad week and I yelled at Tenchi cuz he kept asking stupid questions that you could answer just by opening netscape and searching. Then he pissed off jerry I think by asking Valarion a buncha questions and they got into a LARGE debate. Later Tenchi came on and messaged me saying he wanted to leave BB. Saying it was a bad enviroment for him and it was for us too. I hated to admit it but he was right. BB was having large problems that could only be resolved if Tenchi left.... so he did and life went on. I still consider Tenchi a friend but he's no longer in the group that I spend my time with.

The_O and Optik situation

Durring the Tenchi discussions I had been talking about letting in The_O and Optiknerv, both friends to a lot of us in BB. The votes were very controversial. A lot of people would say Yes and a few key people would say No and then a bunch would abstain. It was a very hard decision to make but in the end I used my personal judgement and majority to decide. I knew in my gut that they would only increase the good thing we had so I pulled leader rank and let them both in. They are both very happy with us and so far it would seem BB is very happy with them. So overall it seems like it was a good decision. :)

Morph visits the Stanford crew

Well I went down to stanford and I got to meet the whole gang. Tool, Scorp, Pmonkey, Michman, Primate and Automaton. I also met Valarion and Mortal cuz they were in the area so we all hooked up. I had an awesome time and am glad to say I got to meet some members of BB. I just hope I get to meet more soon :)

Morph on a losing streak

Man I do not know WHAT happened to me, I think I tweaked my build order one too many times or something but I started losing games left and right. BB games, #mwc games, you name it. Man it sucked! Funny this happened when I decided to learn how to play as humans instead of orcs .:) I switched back to orcs and kept losing for awhile.... I dunno what happened to me.

Morph is BACK!

Wooo! I started tweaking my order back to making a good amount of grunts at the begining and somehow my control came back to me tenfold. I have been playing the most awesome games of my life the last few days and nothing's gonna stop me now! :) (except maybe those awesome players in that BB clan :) )

A Blast from the Past

Recently Scrooge and I played Harm and Compadre (the Oldest of AZ members) in a 2x2. I was really stoked about it cuz I hadn't played them in a really long time. Plus Scrooge is an awesome teamate to have with ya. We played FixedGOW and the spots were perfect. Me and scrooge had bottom right spots, Harm had bottom left, Padre top right. We isolated them fast and just built up for awhile. Scrooge went fast to ogres and fast to lust and I expanded early. Scrooge pulled an AWESOME trick and sapped into Padre's town from below, walked 7 lusted into his town, and killed everything with NO resistance. Harm took out my exp and I got the peons at his too. Then Scrooge was fighting Harm for awhile and while that was happening I WALKED 5 sappers into Harm's main town. Before he figured out what was goin on I had sapped his alter, mound, smith, and tower. He tried to make the mound and smith again but 2 more sappers took care of that. After that it was just mop up. Padre actually got my last exp because he sent 20 GRUNTS in, but when he ran away he ran into about 30 Morph/Scrooge ogres and that was the end of that. We killed Harm's last expansion and I smoked his main town with about 4-5 ogres (remember he had none) so they surrendered. I had a great time that game because it felt good to take on (and beat) such awesome players from the olden demo days.

BB closing due to overpopulation

After recruiting O and Optik I made a promise to BB that for 2-3 months BB would accept no new members. This controlled overpopulation coming in too fast and also gave us a chance to get to know people better. I'm very glad we did it although I got about 1500 messages asking if we were open yet so they could "apply". hehehe too bad you can't apply for BB....you gotta be asked.


Primus was a clan that came and went in a odd way. Terje got pissed and left AZ right before it sorta hit it's last legs. He started a clan w/ a large group of intermediate/skilled players and formed Primus. For awhile there was a lot of kinship in the channel and everyone was talking about how good primus was, but it was not to last. Primus recruited very quickly and didn't fully get to know it's new members, in the end there was some inter-clan rivalry and it ended up people getting pissed at each other. In one day every member of Primus left except for maybe 4 people. It was actually kinda sad because if players with that potential were grouped and stayed grouped we might get a few really challenging games going on :)


I'd say this clan is closer to an ally clan to BB than an enemy. It grew relatively slowly with spurts just as BB did and members were solely brought in on friendship then trained, the right way to go about it. They formed of VERY respectable players both in skill and in personality and I have high hopes for this growing clan. Of course we don't team w/ them and we still fight them but it's always in good fun and to improve our playing skills. LyubM was originally in BT but came to BB because he had been wanting in for a long time and was glad to get the offer :)

BB re-opens

Well our time passed and BB re-opened it's doors. I tried to do it quietly but it spread like wildfire through #mwc...

Sniperman and LyubM

The description tells most about these two. Snipe's been a friend since before I even played warcraft and LyubM I met and was immediately impressed with. They got a lot of BB support so I invited 2 newbies into the click :) Snipe joined us after the falling of Primus and Ly came to us from the open arms of BT.


Well it looks like Killjoy and _Splitz_'s ladder is back, and DAMN is it ever good. I suggest everyone go to http://www.nuviewstudios.com/gmg/index2.html and check out this awesome page. It contains 10 different ladders with more on the way etc etc. Anyway, enuf of a plug. At the request of BB we've rejoined KJ's ladder under the warcraft 2 section and are quite ready to beat some official ass again. I hope the best for my friends KJ and Splitz cuz they really put their hearts into this and deserve the best. Once again it's time to PHEAR DA BLADE! ;)


New clan started from GMG, it contains good players such as Death, Deathbro, Ballista, Atombomb, and Warmonger. I personally think that a couple of their players are a bit cocky but then, BB is pretty cocky sometimes :) These guys have potential so I hope they can get up there and show their stuff on the upcomming Lands of Conquest Tourney.


Well Killjoy and Splitz finally got Lands of Conquest up, the competition looks alright but we shall see how things go. I personally think we're gonna rock the hell out of this tourney and can't wait for it to start. :)

BB 1 year anniversary!

Well, it's the end of June, and BB is officially one year old! This is a really cool thing in my eyes cuz we've lasted through everything lameness could throw at us. :) Most of the original six are still active as is the rest of the crew, and as of now everyone still seems quite happy to be here so I can forsee BB bein around for a long time to come. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GUYS! =)


It's been awhile since anything's happened in BB but it's time to update. :) it's now Augest 1st and Rubi was just landslide voted yes by all the active members, so I couldn't turn it down. It's the big 3-0 guys :) 30 BB members and no more need for expansion, now lets just hope everyone on irc stays idiots so no one will be tempting. :)

Morph's mistake

Awww shit I learned what a MUD was and started mudding. Phear that because it's way too addicting and you end up wasting you life. It's taken me over half a year to break the addiction and now that it's Feb. it's time to update, cuz BB's still here. :)

Playing Wc2 again

Well guys, the sceen is finally pretty dead, only about 4 BB still play wc2 but at least 10-20 of us still join #bb to talk and have a good time. It's good to see that after almost two years we're still intact and still good friends. Anyways, I started playing WC2 again after 7 months, I figured I'd suck. To the contrary I feel I'm better than I was before I quit, and playing with scorp, tool, lyubm and the rest of the die hard BB's, we're rocking the house again. :)

What I missed

All I know is Primus has broken and reformed three times, it is now in it's third incarnation which I now call clan "heh" because they say it after every thing they say. They are totally disrespectful and cocky twits, but that's their business. A few of them are actually cool guys, but the overwhelming lameness of their leader and his bootlick destroys any chance of having a respectable group of wc2 players. BB activity wc2 wise is really down, the game is old and everyone's doing other things. I played myth for a week but it was boring to me. There are still a few of us wc'ers and that's still good, but competition isn't so easy to find anymore, and most of the people you have to play for a good game will rub your face in it if you lose, so it's not all that fun. The one thing that keeps me going is the awesome teamwork I still have with the BB who still love the game as much as I do :)

BB meeting + punkash

Well about a week ago I met up with Pharoah, scorp, tool, mortal, michman, and as an extra addition Punkash from BT joined us. This was kinda weird for me because before this meeting ash had been cocky a few times and kinda pissed me off. When I met the guy it blew me away tho because he was really cool and we ended up talking for most of the day together. I still wonder if the meeting will effect his irc personality at all, but time shall tell in that matter. Regardless, I had a really good time at the get together, and it's amazing how long you can talk about wc2. :)

Battle.net channel BB

(by Robocop) In April 1998 Starcraft came out for the PC.  Since I had a PC in my office, I decided to grab SC.  A few of the others also had PC's and we started a little group in channel BB on battle.net.  LegendX, War, Yagr, Metavark, Anduril and I played every night, whooping people in 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 games.  Some of the best stories from this time are on my story page.  War had the meanest zealot rush I'd ever seen.  Yagr and Meta would crush all with hydras and marines.  Some of our old #mwc acquaintances showed up in channel BB: Perry, Grond, DrPepper and others.  I made BB-Winters so that we could have a bot to /whois all of our friends to see who was online.  War suggested adding !seen, and soon Winters was a force to be reckoned with.  We met Bob Fitch, lead programmer for Starcraft, and became friends with him.  By the fall of 1998, lyubm had a PC and was playing with us.  We got the Brood War beta and we made phear in channel Brood War Beta USA-1 for a couple of months.  Later the Mac beta testers got access to battle.net and Morpheus joined us.  Scrooge got a PC and started making phear as well.  As of February 1999, Winters is one of the most popular bots on bnet and channel BB is a rare haven of non-lameness.  Rock on, BB...

Dasein and BB Housecleaning

(by Robocop) Morph and I got to talking about BB's future and we both agreed that we needed two things.  First, the time has come for more members, and second, we need to clean out some of the dead weight.  As for new people, we already had an offer out to Perry, our good friend.  But we decided to make a few more offers.  After a little controversy, Morph invited his rl friend Dasein (pronounced "Das ein", German-style) to join us, and he accepted.  Most of the BBers didn't know him at first, but having met him I must say he's a good guy.  We hope to get a few more like him soon.  Morph also decided to drop a few people from the clan for inactivity.   The rule of thumb is anyone that hasn't shown his face in six months is considered inactive and off the rolls.  You can reinstate yourself by showing up and saying hi.   Those that were dropped include Orcz, Valarion, Cruzer, _tool and Rubicant.

The future...

As for the future of BB I can't really say. We're a close group of friends that we always know we can rely on for a good teammate and if you want to have a good conversation / hang out. I'm sure we'll transfer into new games when they come out (starcraft) and will be around for a long time to come. There are some more people being taken into consideration for entry into BB and as soon as anything new happens I will release more of the "History of Burning Blade" because BB is still history in the making :) I truly hope you enjoyed reading this history of my rebel Mac warcraft 2 clan. I had a blast writing it as I got to reminisce about good and bad times. I have a lot of pride in my close group of friends and I hope we never have to part. Well thanx for reading!

Morpheus : Leader of Clan Burning Blade e-mail to (morpheus@sap.silcon.com)

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