The FirstWar is over and EFEC has been declared the victor...QuidProKuo, the EndWar community manager wrote
After careful consideration the EndWar dev team has decided to bring
the First War on the Xbox 360 to a conclusion. We’ll be doing this by
changing the victory conditions from 30 territories and three capitals
to 30 territories and only two capitals. This will make the European
Federation Enforcer Corps the official winner of the First War.
We’re doing this so that we can get as
many people as possible back into playing EndWar over the upcoming
weekend when we start up the second war. We know there has been some
frustration with people replaying the same territories over and over
again and this is the best way to get EndWar players facing each other
on new territories.
We hope the Spetsnaz Guard Brigade players
understand why we went with this decision and want to assure all EndWar
gamers that during the entire First War we were completely hands-off
with the TOW system. Everything that has happened in the TOW up till
now has been fully automated by the TOW system.
The end of the
First War will be followed by a 24 hour EndPhase. This will give
everyone a chance to check out how the war unfolded using the Theater
of War viewer at www.endwargame.com/tow.
The second war will be starting shortly after the EndPhase. All
battalion experience levels, ranks, and upgrades will be kept. If you
have any questions, feel free to post them on the forums.
importantly, the dev team would like to let each of you know that all
your feedback has been invaluable. EndWar has been incredibly fortunate
to have such a dedicated, passionate, and intelligent group of gamers.
Keep it up and keep on gaming!
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Victory conditions amended to 30 territories & 2 capitals: Europe declared victorious.
The previous evening, the front lines of Grissom and Rondane repelled themselves yet again. Europe was victorious in Washington and Brenner Pass which would have given them Mahilyow, but an armistice agreement was reached between the two remaining factions, so no territories changed hands into the final turn when the victory conditions were changed.
EFEC: 30 (2 capitals) RSGB: 9 (1 capital) JSF: 0
Has the bear finally come out of hibernation? Russia
took back Carpathia from the Euros, cutting off their conduit to the
U.S. from southeast Russia. The colliding front lines at
Grissom/Rondane repelled eachother yet again. The JSF were contained in
Washington. Today, Russia attempts to strike into the heart of blue
territory with an attack on Brenmer Pass out of their recently
EFEC: 30 (-1)
RSGB: 9 (+1)
With Washington firmly in hand, EFEC commanders turned
their eyes to the eastern front dividing Europe and Russia. However,
the Spetsnaz having been waiting for this moment, performed well in
their attack on Mahilyow, retaking the critical territory in Belarus
which had been held by Europe since turn 6. The colliding fronts at
Rondane and Grissom repelled eachother. The Americans attempted to
retake Washington by sieging it without air or ground support, but the
Euros held the capital by a margin of nearly 2 to 1. Today, the
Russians attempt to move southward into Carpathia out of Sevastopol.
Fronts collide again at Grissom/Rondane. The JSF are sieging Washington
again, attempting to retake their lost capital.
EFEC: 31 (-1)
RSGB: 8 (+1)
Victory for Europe! While the Americans fought
valiantly in their last stand of the three-stage battle (losing by a
slim margin of 39), the European Federation flag has been flown on the
White House lawn and Washington is under EFEC occupation. The JSF now
have the option to launch insurgencies in their capital city.
the JSF were successful in Shenandoah Valley; with their
command and control taken out, the territory stays blue. They were
unsuccessful at 3MI. While the Russians were successful in their attack
on Ft. Campbell, they were unsuccessful in Springfield which forfeited
Grissom Air Base and therefore Ft. Campbell as well, turning the entire
American continent blue. Now all eyes turn to Moscow as the EF seeks to
put an end to this war. Front lines are colliding at Grissom and
Rondane with the EFEC and the SPZ respectively attacking eachother from
those territories. The Russians are on the offensive at Mahilyow,
attempting an incursion into European territory.
EFEC: 32 (+2)
RSGB: 7 (-1)
JSF: 0 (-1)TURN 27:
The EFEC won part two of the three-part battle for
Washington seting the stage for a final siege upon D.C. The JSF were
successful in their raid upon Ft. Campbell which disabled force recon
support in the northwest and they won in 3MI but as they did not push
the agressors out of their capital, they were not given the territory.
They were unsuccessful in Shenandoah Valley. The Russians were
successful in their landing at Grissom Air Base and are now attacking
Springfield and Ft. Campbell. The JSF are defending D.C. and making
another attempt to battle outwards at 3MI and SV. However, tonight they
could find themselves under European Federation occupation. The EF
commander was quoted as saying "Ready your breakfast and eat
hearty...for tonight...we dine in WASHINGTON!"
EFEC: 30 (-1)
RSGB: 8 (+1)
The EFEC has won the first of three engagements in
Washington, D.C. seeking to claim the U.S. capital for Europe. They
also squashed the JSF raid on the Reagan Seabase to solidify their
aerial support in the northeast and defended both 3 Mile Island (3MI)
and Shenandoah Valley (SV) from the Americans, continuing to isolate
the JSF command and control in D.C. The Russians won at Ft. Campbell
but because they were unsuccessful in their attack on Springfield, they
gave up the attacking territory of Grissom Air Base, thus forfeiting
the army base due to it being cut off from the SPZ supply line. Having
been pushed off the continent, the Spetsnaz are now making an attempt
to re-take Grissom from out of Rondane. The Americans are once again
attempting to fight out of their capital with assaults on 3MI and SV
and a raid at the newly blue Ft. Campbell army base. Stage 2 of the
three-stage attack on Washington is underway with an assault on the
capital. Will the JSF be extinguished this somber Thanksgiving weekend?
EFEC: 31 (+1)
RSGB: 7 (-1)
JSF: 1TURN 25:
Having defended the American counter-attack at 3MI, the
European Federation has finally beaten a path into D.C. and are in
phase 1 of their 3 turn campaign on the capital city of Washington.
They also took the two SPZ-held territories of Shenandoah Valley and
Ft. Campbell, securing force recon support out of the army base to
assist in their offensive on the U.S. capital and meeting 1 of 2
victory conditions with 30 EF-held territories . The Russians, not
willing to leave the continent without a fight, have re-taken Grissom
Air Base out of Rondane and are attempting to use the base as a staging
area to re-establish their prescence in the Northern U.S. with
incursions into Ft. Campbell and Springfield. The JSF have taken a page
from the playbook that claims "the best defense is a good offense" and
are attempting a raid on the Reagan Seabase to disable the European air
support in their capital, while simultaneously attempting to retake
Shenandoah Valley and Three Mile Island. As of this report, the EFEC
leads in Washington - will Black Friday come to be known as the day
that the Americans were defeated in their capital by the European war
machine? Only time will tell...
EFEC: 30 (+1)
RSGB: 8 (-1)
JSF: 1TURN 24:
The unstoppable force that is the European Federation
Enforcer Corps continues to roll northward through the United States,
successfully defending Okefenokee and Chattanooga from the JSF and
snatching the last American non-capital territory of Pamlico. The
Spetsnaz repelled the American offensive on Shenandoah Valley but the
attack originated from the capital so no defensive spoils were to be
had. Meanwhile, the Russians faltered in Springfield (even with the
advantage of three off-map supports to the Euro's two) and gave up the
attacking territory of Grissom Air Base, handing the EF complete air
dominance in the region save for D.C. The JSF raid victories in Ft.
Campbell and Maxwell AFB surely do little to warm American hearts on
this demoralizing Thanksgiving as they watch their continent turn to
blue. In fact, disabling the Russian's army support only serves to
soften the way for the Europeans in mopping up the remaining green in
central U.S. with help from the new air support out of Grissom as they
move to annex Washington. Once again, the day's battles will occur
exclusively in North America, with the JSF attempting to fight an
uphill battle out of D.C. into the EF's 3 Mile Island while the
Russians make a final attempt to salvage their once intimidating
prescence in the West by retaking Grissom Air Base in the north while
the Euros move in from the south to secure the remaining SPZ
territories of Shenandoah Valley and Fort Campbell.
EFEC: 29 (+2)
RSGB: 9 (-1)
JSF: 1 (-1)
Victory bells sound in Europe as they secure the
largest 1-day advance since the start of the war! Their win in
Okefenokee cut off the JSF line of attack to Arrabida (the only
territory the blues lost in), resulting in the territory to being
returned to the EF all the same for a flawless turn. The wind has been
taken out of the Russian sails as well, with them losing all their
engagements incuding a punishing 3 to 1 defeat at the Reagan Seabase
and a loss in 3MI which gave up the attacking territory of Springfield
and returned Copenhagen to the European hands. The JSF is making a last
ditch effort to reclaim some of their homeland with an attack on the
Russians at Shenandoah Valley, while staging a lightning raid on Ft.
Campbell. They are also attempting to take back the territories
recently acquired by the EFEC at Okefenokee, Chattanooga, most notably
the Maxwell Air Base which is crucial to the European campaign in the
region. Meanwhile, the Spetsnaz are making an attempt to restore their
line towards Washington, D.C. with an attack on the recently forfeited
territory of Springfield held by the EF. The Europeans are seeking to
extinguish the second-last remaining JSF territory of Pamlico and
surround the American capital city. Once again, all battles are being
fought in the U.S.TURN 23 ADDENDUM:
It should be noted that the Maxwell Air Base
engagement is a raid, so no territory will change hands, but it would
disable the European air support from the base, possibly softening
EFEC: 27 (+5)
RSGB: 10 (-2)
JFC: 2 (-3)TURN 22:
Europe achieved victory on most fronts, most
significantly their assault on Maxwell Air Base, depriving the
Americans of their air support on the entire continent save for Pamlico
and D.C.. The Russians came close to winning their 5th conquest attempt
on Washington D.C., and were winning for most of the day but ended up
losing by 119 (admittedly representing an improvement from their last
attempt). The Euros successfully defended JFK and Arrabida, but lost
their attack on Okefenokee so that territory stays with the JSF. The EF
also defended the Reagan Seabase from the Russians and were finally
given their defensive spoils, namely 3 Mile Island which should give
them a chance at taking the U.S. capital if they push back the Russian
counter-offensive from Springfield. Today's battles are exclusively
being fought in the United States. For some reason, the Russians have
decided to raid the Reagan Seabase which could deprive the EFEC of
crucial air support in any potential campaign on Washington. The
southern U.S. has erupted in many battles as the European Federation
attempts to suffocate the JSF and continue to chip away at their
territory count while they contend with Russia in the north.
EFEC: 22 (+2) RSGB: 12 (-1) JSF: 5 (-1)TURN 21:
If anyone ever doubted that an individual commander can
turn the tides of war, yesterday's battle in Copenhagen surely squashed
those doubts with the Spetsnaz taking it from the Euros by a mere 2
wins (2427 to 2425). The Russians also handily took 3MI and Shenandoah
Valley from the Americans, leaving the JSF with the lowest territory
count since the start of this war. The JSF retook Okefenokee from the
Euros and are making another attempt assaulting Arrabida but now have
to contend with them in their newly acquired territory in the southern
U.S. at JFK Space Centre which is the origin of the EFEC assault on
Maxwell Air Force Base. This is the least of their concerns as Russia
is making a 5th attempt at Washington, D.C. while simultaneously
attempting to take the U.S.S. Reagan Seabase from the Euros to secure
the air support from the offshore carrier.
EFEC: 20 RSGB: 13 (+2)
JSF: 6 (-2)
JSF successfully defended D.C. from the Russians,
however it was the slimmest margin (+151) of the 4 attempts by the bear
on the U.S. capital. The Euros defended the U.S.S. Reagan Seabase by a
huge margin of 2 to 1, however once again they did not receive the
attacking territory for their efforts. The JSF narrowly defended
Pascagoula, giving them a territory in Russia for the first time in the
nearly three-week war. The EFEC has pushed the Americans out of
Arrabida once again to make another attempt at Okefenokee while
simultaneously attacking JFK Space Centre to attempt to seize control
of the critical airbase which has proved to be a hurdle in the
aforementioned territory. Although Europe was successful against the
Russians in Sevastopol, the new JSF prescence in Eastern Russia has cut
off their line of attack, so the territory remains with the SPZ by
EFEC: 20 RSGB: 11 (-1)
JSF: 8 (+1)
TURN 19: 2008-11-22 7:15 PM EST
- The Euros are
successfully defending both Reagan Seabase by a margin of over 1800 and
Arrabida by about 500. The battle for Washington, D.C. rages on,
currently the JSF hold a slim lead of about 175 over the Spetsnaz. In
Eastern Russia, the EFEC is slightly ahead (~100) in the battle for
Sevastopol and their assault on the western U.S. is proving fruitful as
they are leading by about 150. Everything except Reagan is too close to
The Americans reclaim Okefenokee giving them another
chance at an attempt to land at the west coast of Europe, meanwhile the
EFEC captured the critical territory of Carpathia giving them access to
Moscow in the north and JSF held Pascagoula on the US West coast.. The
SPZ has taken 3MI and have launched another attack at the Euro-held USS
Reagan seabase. Even though the Euros successfully defended Copenhagen
from the SPZ, they were not given the attacking territory of
Springfield (?) so no change in territories occured this turn. For the
4th time, the Russians are making a charge for the U.S. capital.
EFEC: 20 RSGB: 12 JSF: 7
The deadly tug-of-war continues as the Europeans take a
territory each off the JSF and the SPZ to reclaim their losses of the
previous day and begin a new campaign the U.S. at Okefenokee. The
Russians took Springfield from the Americans to put them back on the
offensive at 3 Mile Island while the JSF attempt to reclaim Shenandoah
EFEC: 20 (+2) RSGB: 12 JSF: 7 (-2)
Both the JSF and the SPZ bested the Euros this turn,
though only the JSF gained ground as the Russians gave up their gains
to the JSF in other battles.
EFEC: 18 (-2)
RSGB: 12 JSF: 9 (+2)
JSF successfully repelled the attack on DC, taking back
3 Mile Island in the exchange, but lost to the Euros to be pushed back
to their continent. EFEC gained more ground, taking two territories at
the expense of the Russians and now must hold their new ground in the
USA at Okefenokee. EFEC prepares to continue their conquest in Eastern
Eurasia, seeking a corridor north to Moscow and east across the
Pacific. The SPZ have launched an attack in Northern Europe, attempting
once again to gain control of Copenhagen. Battles between the JSF and
the Spetsnaz are raging all across the Northeastern United States.
EFEC: 20 (+2)
RSGB: 12 (-2)
JSF: 7TURN 15: 2008-11-19 02:05 EST:
EFEC will defend USS Reagean from the SPZ by a
margin of ~1700
(which should give the EFEC 3 Mile Island and a road
, JSF will defend Washinton from the SPZ by
approximately 400 as well giving them
3 Mile Island. EFEC is set to
take Vlore with a current spread of around 60 which
give the Euros access to the Western seaboard of the United
hopefully provide an avenue for a jog northward to Moscow.
JSF is also currently winning Arrabida by a slim margin of 30, if this holds they will have a foothold in Europe.
EFEC has pulled ahead by about 30 in their defence of Arrabida - if the
the JSF attack fails, the Euros would be back in the Eastern USA and
have three possible routes towards D.C.(START)
The JSF are once again defending Washington DC as the
Russians have launched their initial conquest of the American capital.
Not to be outdone, the EFEC have launched a strike upon the continent
as well seeking to wrest control of the Reagen Seabase from the
communist invaders. Only a slight change in territories occured (+1
RSGB -1 JSF).
EFEC: 18 RSGB: 14 JSF: 7TURN 14:
Last turn was somewhat shortened due to the "cease fire"
agreement. EFEC held strong, and both the Euro's and the Ruskies took
new territories in America which had the result of lowering the JSF
EFEC: 18 RSGB: 13 JSF: 8TURN 13:
Europa continues its campaign of global domaination, taking
two territories to penetrate the front lines of both America and Russia. Note: This turn was plagued by a database hiccup, so it was a shortened turn after a backup was restored.
EFEC: 18 RSGB: 11 JSF: 10TURN 12:
The bear, having been provoked, rears its vicious head and
roars, taking back 3 territories and sending JSF back down to the
lowest rung of the ladder.
EFEC: 16 RSGB: 13 JSF: 10Turn 11:
EFEC comes back with a vengeance, retaking 3 territories from
Russia while JSF snags one from the communists nearly entirely
reclaiming its western homeland. Has the bell tolled over Moscow?
EFEC: 18 JSF: 11 RSGB: 10Turn 10:
JSF continues to claw back its lost ground as EFEC and RSGB continue their battle over Europe and Russia.
EFEC: 15 RSGB: 14 JSF: 10TURN 9:
EFEC has been pushed back somewhat. JSF remains static, with RSGB picking up 3 extra territories.
EFEC: 17 RSGB: 14 JSF: 8TURN 8:
Russia's slide continues as they lost two territories last turn! For Europa!
EFEC: 20 RSGB: 11 JSF: 8TURN 7:
EFEC is winning the war with JSF becoming increasingly marginalized.
EFEC: 19 RSGB: 13 JSF: 7TURN 6:
European Federation Enforcer Corps turns up the heat, taking four
territories from Russia to place them in a neck and neck race for world
RSGB: 16 EFEC: 16 JSF: 7
Russia`s warmachine appears unstoppable as it takes three territories and begins its conquest on JSF`s capital city.
RSGB: 20 EFEC: 12 JSF: 7TURN 4:
Europe takes a step back as, handing a territory to each of Russia and the USA.
RSGB: 17 EFEC: 13 JSF: 9TURN 3:
JSF loses more ground to both the Russians and the Euros.
RSGB: 16 EFEC: 15 JSF: 8TURN 2:
Russia takes an early lead, snagging two territories from the JSF.
RSGB: 15 EFEC: 13 JSF: 11
TURN 1 (November 4, 2020):
stage is set. Each faction holds 13 territories and their respective
capitals of Moscow in Russia (RSGB), Paris in Europe (EFEC) and
Washington, D.C. in the USA (JSF).
RSGB: 13 EFEC: 13 JSF: 13
After the FirstWar, QuidProKuo described
some of the new measures that Ubisoft would implement going forward -
Server Side Patch to Address Cheating in Theater of War
attempt to curb cheating in the online Theater of War (TOW) mode, the
dev team has implemented a number of server-side changes to the TOW
rules (changes are for both PS3 and X360 versions of EndWar):
that last less than 3 minutes will no longer be counted in the TOW.
This is to prevent people from logging into the game and losing on
2.The Theater of War status will have a 30-minute delay before being displayed at www.endwargame.com/tow and on the in-game TOW browser.
3.The XML TOW feed will now display percentages instead of the exact score in territories. (With 30-minute delay)
victory bar in the in-game TOW browser will no longer be locked at
50/50 and will display accurate percentages on each territory. (Also
with a 30-minute delay.)
This sever side patch will also revise
victory conditions in TOW and make it so that one faction only needs to
secure 2 capitols and 30 territories to win.
As to my own efforts in the FirstWar, using "Bravery and Discipline"
the European Assault Battlegroup 28 and sacrificing 152 brave souls, I
defeated 2395 hostiles, fought 366 battles and won 304. The actual
leaderboard listed 167 wins and 25 losses (persistent rank 45). I would like to commend everyone I fought with and against - good game