To say that 2017 was a special year for EoP is surely an understatement. This year, at least to me, is a bit different than the past 9 or so I've been here. This isn't because our accomplishments in 2017 stood out from those in the preceding years, per se. We were teamed on by 5 clans every weekend trip. We were hated by everyone. We were feared by everyone. The point is simple really, every year for the past ~7 years we have been #1 for a prolonged period, so being #1 again in 2017 isn't really an accomplishment for us anymore.
I think what really takes the cake this year is the fashion in which we became the feared and dominant force we are today. When we were #1 in the past, F2P was our playground, and P2P was usually run by our long time rivals, Final Ownage Elite a.k.a the self-proclaimed #2 pure clan of all time. However, this year we were not content with limiting ourselves. Collectively, as a clan, we sensed that with the group of folks we had we were limitless. For the first time during my stay in EoP, we convincingly dethroned FOE in their server, beating them numerous times in clan wars and consistently in the wilderness. In turn, this gave us the confidence boost we needed to put this pathetic excuse of a clan into irrelevancy: a state they have yet to climb out of, for the past 5 months and counting. To me, this is the big difference between 2017 and the preceding years.
Obviously, I can go on and on about how we forced the pure community to step down from HPC; a cowardly move to say the least. But really, did anyone expect anything else? By asserting our dominance, we have earned the right to dictate what happens in the pure community. Any and all anti-eop in their right state of mind recognize this.
To all the other clans not named Foe, I apologize for not mentioning you. Thanks for aiding Foe in an attempt to take us down, you have given us every reason to be motivated and commit ourselves to the game. We'll be sure you eat crow at Jagex Cup 2018 when we are crowned champions. To those who do not approve of their clans' actions, do right and take the pledge: The dark side is much more rewarding.
To EoP leadership of 2017, and especially the members: Congratulations. You guys have made me and every elder, active and inactive, very proud.
Kings then. Kings now. Kings forever.
Leech (Shortly returned)
debb (Later promoted to Leader)
Nick (Later promoted to Leader)
Tastemyscim (Shortly returned)
Thimaah (Shortly returned)
Ha 0wn3d2 (Later promoted to Leader)
Jamz (Later promoted to Leader)