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#1 4/8/2010 6:57 pm

exe.Cute
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Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Welcome to TWBoards, the official forum for Territory War Online!  Before posting, make sure you're familiar with the rules.

Here are a few common questions and their answers.  This FAQ is up to date for August 2011.

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INDEX - Use Ctrl-F or your browser's Find function to search for your exact question.

Territory War Online

Will TWO ever be updated with bug fixes, new maps/features, etc?
When will the new Territory War game be coming out?
How do you play?  Is there an instruction manual?
How can I contact the creator?
I use Chrome and the game crashes.  What can I do?

TWBoards - General

How do I play the game on the forum?
Who runs the boards?
How do I become a moderator?
I don't like the moderators!
People are being mean to me.
Where should I post?
Are there limits on signature size?

Clans

What's a clan?
How do I join a clan?
Should I make a clan?
How do I make a clan?
Are clans accessible through the game?
How do I put TWO on my clan site?
I want to advertise my clan here.  What do I do?

Suggestions/Bug Reports

What's up with the in-game moderators?
The in-game moderators banned me unfairly!
I found a bug!
I have this really cool idea!


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Territory War Online

Q: Will TWO ever be updated with bug fixes, new maps/features, etc?

Sorry, but no.  TWO is currently in its last version, so any changes you want to see will have to wait until the next game.  See this blog post for details.

Q: When will the new Territory War game be coming out?

We don't know.  The game's creator, Afro Ninja, is currently working on the next game, TW3, but even he doesn't know how long it's going to take.  Again, see this blog post for details.

Q: How do you play?  Is there an instruction manual?

There is a list of instructions in the game itself.  Additionally, there is an "instruction manual" located in this post.  If you have any questions that aren't covered in one of these two places, feel free to ask them.

Q: How do I contact the creator?

His web site is http://afro-ninja.com/ and his account on this forum is http://www.twboards.com/profile.php?id=2 , through which you can send him e-mails.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND EMAILS REGARDING SUGGESTIONS, BUGS, IDEAS, QUESTIONS, CHEATERS/HACKERS, OR ANYTHING ELSE.  Please post all questions and comments here first, and only email Afro if we are unable to answer, or if you have something to say to him privately.

Q: I use Chrome and the game crashes.  What can I do?
Check out this thread and see if it works.


TWBoards - General

How do I play the game on the forum?

You can't.  While this is the forum for TWO, if you want to play the game you may play it on Xgen (http://www.xgenstudios.com/play/two) or at the creator, Afro Ninja's, site (http://www.afro-ninja.com/game/50).

Q: Who runs the boards?

Right now, our active moderators are Shrub and exe.Cute.  Our administrator is .Afro.Ninja. and our forum moderators are Theriomancer, DracoOccisor, F1stcuff, Shrub, and exe.Cute.  While you may see all of us from time to time, we don't all post regularly.

Q: How do I become a moderator?

Moderators will be assigned on an as-need basis, as decided by Afro Ninja and other current mods.  Being a moderator is not to be viewed as a form of obtainable status.  High post counts, impressive game stats, etc. bear no reflection on this.  All we ask is that you follow the rules and make quality posts.

Q: I don't like the moderators!

If you're talking about the in-game moderation, scroll down a bit.  The forum moderators are unrelated to the in-game chat moderators.

Otherwise, sorry.  We do our best, and often we lack a coherent vision of what TWBoards should be in regards to moderating.  We are not paid to do this, so you shouldn't expect truly organized and professional moderation, though we do what we think should be done when we are available.  If you have a legitimate complaint about me or another moderator, however, you're free to contact Afro if you're unable to work it out.

Q: People are being mean to me.

People don't like to have their time wasted, and the members of this forum read all the posts anyone makes.  They tend to complain when they read posts that aren't worth their time, so make better posts and people will stop being mean.  Here's some important tips:

1) Grammar.  Capitalize the first letter of your sentences.  Don't abbreviate words.  Read over your posts after you're done to check for errors.
2) Keep your posts on topic.
3) Say something.  You don't have to post if you don't have anything to say!
4) Don't revive old topics.  TWBoards isn't particularly active, so check the date of the last post before you post in a topic, because when you post, the post surfaces to the top.  If you jump right into a conversation that ended a year ago, nobody's gonna be happy to see that topic mixed in with the conversations they're currently having.

Q: Okay, I understand.  Where should I post?

First, you'll probably want to make an introduction in the Introductions section.  Then, feel free to join a discussion in any of the other sections of the forum.  The Random Off-Topic Discussion thread in the Off-Topic section is a good place to post anything you want to talk about.  Keep in mind that TWBoards is fairly inactive, so even if a post is at the top of the list, it still might be an old post.  You can read old posts all you want, but try not to revive them without a good reason.  It's always good to lurk for a day or two before you post to get a feel for what people are currently talking about.

Q: Are there limits on signature size?

Yes.

-Maximum width: 700px
-Maximum height: 140px
-Animated gifs are ok as long as they aren't strobing/annoying

If your pic breaks these rules you will be warned.  If you refuse to comply you might risk a ban.  We're usually pretty lenient about this, as long as the signature is wider than it is tall and doesn't capture the eye too much.

Clans

Q: What's a clan?

A clan is a group of people who play and talk about TWO.  They have a chat box on their site which they use to communicate as well as to organize and play organized events like clan wars, tournaments, title matches, and more.

Q: How do I join a clan?

We have a clan list in the Clans subforum which is kept up to date.  The best way to join a clan is to visit one and ask to join in their chat.  Visit their sites to see which clan you like best, then join one that you like.  There is no "best" clan, so join one you like.  You can try to find a clan through TWBoards, but most current clan leaders aren't active on this forum, so your best bet is with the clan sites.

Q: Should I make a clan?

Probably not.  It's best to join an existing clan first to get a feel for how they work.  In order to make a good clan, you need to have:

1) Some eye for site design.  If you think flashing/rotating skulls are really really cool, then you probably don't meet this requirement.  Knowing that text is actually supposed to be readable when it's on a page is a requirement as well.
2) A plan.  What's your vision for the clan, what types of people do you want, and how are you going to become the best?  This can help set you apart from the other clans, as most existing clans don't meet this requirement.
3) Time and patience.  Running a clan is hard work.  You have to recruit members, resolve disputes, and keep everyone else entertained so that they don't quit.  You should be a good leader figure and you MUST be on frequently.  Clans where the main owner isn't around much don't last very long.

Q: How do I make a clan?

1) Go to www.webs.com
2) Make a site

You now have a clan site.  Now put some stuff on it.  You're gonna want a xat chat, so go to www.xat.com and make a chat, then copy the embed code into your site.  Here's how:

1) Log into www.webs.com
2) Edit the homepage
3) Click the button that looks like a square with "HTML" in it.  Paste the embed code in that.
4) Hit publish

If you're still having problems, then you probably shouldn't be making a clan until you get more technical experience.

Q: Are clans accessible through the game?

In Territory War Online, there is no clan integration, by which I mean an official clan 'system' that lists members and ranks clans against each other based on their combined stats.  The main issue is that this forum and the game itself use two entirely different login/database systems, and linking them together in a secure manner is a difficult task.  This is under consideration for the sequel, however.

Q: How do I put TWO on my clan site?

By putting TWO on your clan site, you cause the game's creator to lose money he would make from ad revenue, so we encourage you to play on Xgen (http://www.xgenstudios.com/play/two) or at the creator, Afro Ninja's, site (http://www.afro-ninja.com/game/50).  Additionally, putting the game on your site causes the game to be extremely laggy, so it is impractical to do so.

Q: I want to advertise my clan here.  What do I do?

Every clan gets one clan post in the Clans section.  Your post should have a title including the name of your clan, and should include a link to your clan.  You also should provide some indication as to why your clan stands out from the others.  All clans of the clans think they pwn all the other clans, so you'll want to focus on something other than the skill of your members.  Organization is key, too.

Suggestions/Bug Reports

Q: What's up with the in-game moderators?

TWO does not contain official moderator functionality for security reasons (i.e. hackers would get ahold of moderator powers and then ban everyone in the game).  There are, however, unofficial moderators.  Please use this thread to discuss.

For a list of what the in-game moderators will ban for, CLICK HERE.

Q: The in-game moderators banned me unfairly!

In-game moderation has been implemented unofficially by a member of the community, and the only person with control over it is Urabunny, who implemented it.  Take up your concerns with her using this thread.

Q: I found a bug!

The Bugs section of the forum is available, but keep in mind that Afro will NOT be updating TWO again, so making a bug post is probably a waste of your time.

Q: I have this really cool idea!

Afro will NOT be updating TWO again, so keep in mind that your suggestions will be directed at the next installment of the Territory War series (see here).  Also, there's like a 99% chance your suggestion has been suggested before, so use the Search feature to look for it before you make another post.

Q: Are you an Easter Egg?

Walk the plank with a sponge held out (like you mean it).

Last edited by exe.Cute (8/8/2011 11:25 am)


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#2 4/8/2010 7:07 pm

Carsten92
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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

A+++ If I would have read something like this when I first joined twboards it would have saved me a lot of headaches and confusion. Well done.

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#3 4/8/2010 7:32 pm

exe.Cute
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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Oh right I thought about that but then I forgot.  Let me add that.


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#4 4/8/2010 7:45 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

You forgot "why isn't wolfman banned?".


I swear I'm not as bad at communicating now as I was when I actually used this forum.

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#5 4/8/2010 7:53 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

He is.


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#6 4/8/2010 7:56 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

It doesn't say he is.


I swear I'm not as bad at communicating now as I was when I actually used this forum.

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#7 4/8/2010 7:57 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Well he was. I knew it wasn't a perma but I thought it would be longer than a day.


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#8 4/8/2010 7:59 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Okay then the question should be "why isn't wolfman perma banned?".


I swear I'm not as bad at communicating now as I was when I actually used this forum.

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#9 4/8/2010 8:04 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

This is because, to paraphrase Silas, "his posts are pure comedic gold".

-Edit- Sorry, my bad. Dunno what I was thinking there.

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#10 4/8/2010 8:17 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Damnit, when you guys were talking about this I was going to make a suggestion for it but I had to go. Although its probably too late now though. What I was gonna say is that most people who are new to TWboards dont notice the stickies, I was going to suggest making it something besides just a topic. Then again, only an admin could do that so it probably wouldve been a dumb suggestion anyways. Is their anyway to make a topic more noticeable besides just a sticky?


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#11 4/8/2010 8:18 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

No but this way we can just link to this and scoff instead of explaining stuff, and the somewhat intelligent people who join the forum can get some benefit from it too.


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#12 4/8/2010 8:22 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Oh, good point. It would be much better to link here then explain things over and over again.


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#13 4/8/2010 8:32 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Well, the downside is that we won't be able to flame them as much if we're not explaining it.

And the question shouldn't be "Why isn't wolfman permabanned?", it should be "Why isn't wolfman's profile fucking deleted yet!?!?".


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#14 4/8/2010 8:34 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

CViper wrote:

This is because, to paraphrase Silas, "his posts are pure comedic gold".

Learn to read Cole tongue

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#15 4/8/2010 8:40 pm

exe.Cute
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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Okay I'm stickying.  Feel free to keep suggesting.


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#16 4/8/2010 8:42 pm

CViper
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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

You should put *********** in the title to make it more noticeable.


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#17 4/8/2010 8:45 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Or just put FUCKING WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK!?!? in the title.

And I know how to read, just that I can't afford the pot that I need to actually understand what the fuck he's saying.


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#18 4/8/2010 8:57 pm

exe.Cute
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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Sadly that's actually worth consideration.  For now though I think that might a tad excessive.  CARRY A BIG STICK???


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#19 4/8/2010 9:00 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

I dont think its too extreme. Afro posted a sticky in the suggestions that says "READ THIS FIRST!". People still dont read it first.


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#20 4/8/2010 9:24 pm

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I sure as hell didn't. Too damn long and boring.


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#21 4/8/2010 9:59 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

-If you name it something like "FREE HAKZ N' CHEATZ FOR TWO" im sure you'll get the public :3.

HINT:at the start bold something like "Read all to get the true hacks".People are stupid.Just think that they believe that F5 gives free rockets while it... well its time to let you all know.F5 really gives unlimited...



















































...NADES!How cool is that huh big_smile?

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#22 4/8/2010 10:08 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

COMPLETELY! I never knew that! I'll go not try that now!

Oo, my pizza is done...


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#23 4/8/2010 11:56 pm

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

exe.Cute wrote:

Q: Okay, I understand.  Where should I post?

First, make an introduction in the Introductions section.

False Information. Rewording Required.


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#24 4/9/2010 12:28 am

exe.Cute
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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

Just because you don't HAVE to make an intro doesn't mean it's not a good place to start off posting in.  Mr. Exception


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#25 4/9/2010 12:48 am

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Re: Welcome to the forums! +TWBoards FAQ (READ THIS FIRST)

According to the wording, it's the first place you have to post, therefore you can't post anywhere else until you do, which is HAVING to.


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