Player Interview: TEDS!
by: Captain West


Ask, and ye shall receive! Or at least, if you aren't a douchebag, and I deem the interview worthy, then ye shall receive. Actually, most of you are cunts, so don't ask. Iíd be fucked off to interview most of you....but anyways, enough with that tangentÖ.Here with me today, for your TMB reading pleasure, I have none other than TEDS!

Captain West: How are you this fine evening sir?

Teds:
Doing good man. Just got home from work going to warm up some Thanksgiving part 2. Left overs
Yourself? And yes, most of us are cunts


Captain West:
I don't know if I could still be doing leftovers two weeks later...lol. But Iím also an adult in my 30's with no kids and just made French Toast for dinner... So maybe Iím not the best judge


Teds:
Lmao. We had Sunday dinner this past Sunday. My cousin decided he wanted thanksgiving again. Plus, I was away for that one so technically itís my first.


Captain West:
Ahhh ok makes much more sense then


Teds:
No judgement here man lots of times I had cereal for dinner fuck it


Captain West:
Some classics never die my friend. But enough about food, or I might wander away...So tell me! How long ago and by what cause did you happen to stumble across TeeEmBee?


Teds:
I think I started in round 66/67 with my first account. You know the one we all had before we ďaccidentallyĒ signed in on the same computer with our ďfriendsĒ account. And really, I was watching the sopranos one night and was like fuck thereís gotta be a game out there. Low and behold TMB popped up.


Captain West:
Yeah, most people "accidentally" have that problem...lol...and that's pretty neat, direct reference from the Sopranos! So, what was the first big brilliant move you pulled off in TMB? AKA who did you piss off lol

And what family did you start out in?


Teds:
To be honest I have no idea? First family I recall sitting in was Odysseus. Ran by some middle easterners. Lmao-- they introduced me to the war chatzy and at the time MSN messenger.


Captain West:
You know you are old when you remember those! So how long before you moved on and started with someone else?


Teds:
I think was 15-20 rds not sure. I ended up in PHX fighting some big wars with them. I donít recall who at the time. I think was more so then vs the big supporters

I was here for a bit left. And then rejoined with some FH people bc RealT was like fuck all of you


Captain West:
I remember being at war with Phoenix being in the NYC union. Phoenix was trying to move into New York and we wanted none of it.

What are some highlights of your memories back in the game during that time?


Teds:
To be honest my early stages I donít really recall that much I was a huge noob. But nothing like hundreds of people in a chat. Ready to kill. And you have one guy giving out targets. Press 1 if ready. And then you were just murdering people and back then 00 people. lmfao was insane


Captain West:
The good old double zero...it was a badge of honor of sorts for some people haha


Teds:
Yea circus nuts and those indie fams did work


Captain West:
So lets keep moving along the timeline. Where does it start to get memorable for you?


Teds:
Hmm it got real interesting TBH I was with a group of guys, we were a spin off from FH called Hellz. We did that for a while and then the leadership kinda broke down so that was my moment of fame. I brought the ďJedisĒ out. And we grew pretty fast had like 5 families of 30 people. Based out of London and we were tight with Chainsaw/Ronin. We actually fought Nameless a few times lol


Captain West:
I probably should have asked this earlier, but what game name were you using at the time?


Teds:
Mostly Teds or Scar. I think started as Scar then changed to Teds


Captain West:
Ronin was definitely different back in the day...and Nameless was too when cracker was still heavily involved haha. Its always the good wars you remember the most


Teds:
Exactly my biggest mistake was attacking empire. Lmao.... run by none other than Viking_Slap. Funny thing is then I had no idea who he was. He and I would curse each other out. It came to a point which fucked me in the end they asked 13/UML to step in
.

Captain West:
I can sense the love in the air


Teds:
At the time they were the banking union. So I was like WTF?! My own bank is killing us. It eventually became the downfall
I ended up joining Ronin after that. And just became a killer with them for a while. And then disappeared for a few months just got bored of game.


It was so much effort to run a 24 hour bank back then. I did some wacky shit with people and ran banks with fliss and crew. For FWB. Ganked banks etc. idk I always got involved in some crazy shit somehow. Longest I stayed on was like 18Hrs straight banking.

Captain West:
Any good banker has a story like that...relief not showing up. I remember making excel sheets for banking schedules...crazy stuff.

Teds:
Yea man was no joke back then. Idk why it seems ďeasyĒ now.


Captain West:
So you ended up taking a few months off because the game had lost its luster at the time...what brought you back?


Teds:
So, a little personalÖÖ at the time I was 18 and due to life, I never connected with my dad. So, I decided to reach out. I spoke to my uncle for the first time and he gave me my dadís Skype account just in case I wanted to reach out to him. He sends it over and I was in complete shock.


Captain West:
Don't tell me it was Viking...lol.


Teds:
Yes, It was Viking_slap_420 and I already had it lmfao. A year or whatever prior I was talking shit to him and now I found it was my dad. And my uncle also played as Bam-Bam. So I sign into TMB after a hiatus and messaged him. I think it went like this ďHey Lars, this is your son AlexĒ.


Captain West:
Dude are you fucking with me right now.


Teds:
No. 100% serious. One thing about me I donít lie and do as I say Iím going to do. Was weird. I ended up joining Bam-Bam who at the time was with TMK and Sheikh looting and killing and having fun. Lol how TMK, Sheikh and I became friends.


Captain West:
Just family hanging out with family apparently.


Teds:
Thatís it man. Was a lot of fun and hung out with them before they got all big and shit. I helped give TMK his first killer gold. We spent hours boosting and killing people was a lot of fun.


Captain West:
I bet a lot of people wouldn't believe that now
.

Teds:
What do you mean?


Captain West:
That you and TMK were old friends helping each other out before either of you did anything big in the game.


Teds:
Yea we just had fun. Before really anything crazy started to happen. I wasnít around after that. For a few years after that I bounced around. Just did some dumb shit. Joined enforcers with Tommyboy and thatís when I bought my first pack to kill IU/RU. Coca was a prick. lmao I ended up leaving again and signed back in like 2 years ago.


Captain West:
Yeah a lot of people weren't fans of Coca and Eck lol.


Teds:
I didnít understand much back then. Now I respect the fact they ran the game with team work and strategy. Team work and trust means a lot.


Captain West:
For sure it definitely does. Especially when you are putting money into the game like they were.


Teds:
Yea they were making good profits back then. So I hear at least. But yea I signed in and was like shit this game is much smaller than before. Funny enough I joined up with IU bc Dusk was there/Old Ronin who I remembered and am friends with.


Captain West:
Dusk has been around a long time, and I remember when she was working with IU. How did being there go?


Teds:
Yea sheís great. Old friend. Well I was now at a point in my life where I had some money I and could spend. I was talking to monkeykilla about taking a round. Idk what really happened but to me it came off like he doubted my capabilities. So mid round I said fuck it. He was a DU bank at like 3/4mill dus I bought a pack and killed my own bank ďmonkeykillaĒ TBH I didnít even remember how to kill. It was bad. Blues was talking to me an eggn me on a little bit haha.


Captain West:
Oh I can imagine. When you don't know how to kill effectively, you can just burn turns haha. So Iím sure there were some repercussions to that?


Teds:
Yea I was nice and left the family for obvious reasons. And decided I was going to take the next round and do it under Cypriot lmao
Rd. 798 Cypriot came to play lmao Fuckn idiot I am. I added in 800k and was killed like 2hrs later from 23/Dezl that fucker.


Captain West:
So what made you choose the name Cypriot?


Teds:
He was always feared amongst players so I thought I would fuck with them. I had a few other friends sign in as old players to make it seem legit.


Captain West:
Master of deception lol


Teds:
It lasted about a day. They didnít buy my BS. And how I went to IC. They sent me an invite I knew they were fighting IU at the time and to me seemed like the best thing to do. And Blues and I were talking and he kinda recruited me.


Captain West:
Joining up with IC you mean?


Teds:
Yes. Joining up with IC. Great group of people. Still are friends to me. It was back and forth killing. I lost so many ops that round. And spent like $4-5K.

Was my first of many losses also lmao.


Captain West:
How did it feel once you really started spending like that? Did it feel like a different game to you?


Teds:
Fuck yea! Came down to me and him having a dick measuring contest rebuilding killing rebuilding killing. Having our team stay up and myself to all hours of the night maxing and shit.


They got me when I was driving last day those fuckers. I was in a Ferrari on my phone and was like wtf am I doing. Driving $100k car... about to die/crash or play TMB

Captain West:
The addiction was real at that point hahaha.


Teds:
Yea it was. The messages coming in from everyone of support was unreal. I guess it was a while before someone stood up to them.
Kept me going and adding more lmfao.


Captain West:
So how long did this arms race continue? I imagine it didn't just last one round.


Teds:
No rd. 800 I got my first win. Ofc with TMK blessing and I was supposed to just be done. Minimize my loss. But, almost every round after I was buying in and killing them. Lmao I couldnít resist. It was fun and also was the team around me that made it fun. It became a joke that I wasnít allowed to drink on the weekends bc thatís when stupid shit happened.


Captain West:
hahaha. Alcohol and TMB go together like strippers and cocai
ne.

Teds:
Ofc perfect combination, right? Once I accidentally added 800k into the round right before I was going on vacation. That was pretty funny.

TMB made me stop drinking was to expensive Lmfaooo


Captain West:
The drinking or the TMB? hahaha


Teds:
Drinking made me make much poorer decisions while playing TMB. That $28 bottle of Captain use to cost me much more
.

Captain West:
Sounds about right hahaha.


Teds: 9:36 PM
Fuck it lets buy in a pack or two whatís the worse that would happen?


Captain West:
Does any one night stick out in particular?


Teds:
Yes. Lmao I was at party with some friends. And one of them use to play TMB back in the day. He was making fun of me for still playing. I was pretty much comatose at that point and bought in 3k hour later fucking 23/Dezl kills me.


Captain West:
Oh wow hahaha


Teds:
Yea he was like me. Just on the other side back then.

Lol that was another expensive round. 3 of us were going at it. And EOR came down to TMK and I going for round. I forgot to mention up until recently I only played TMB on my phone or iPad.


Captain West:
Who would you say he is usually your direct competition when you are going for a round? TMK or Dezl?


Teds:
TMK

Heís always someone to be concerned about for sure. But end of day we are friends. We try to minimize as much direct harm as possible. Sometimes and especially that round asmuch as recent rounds business is business. However, he is always a force to recognize. His medals show what he can do. But at that point I was like fuck it. Friend or not Iím going for a round mother fuckaaaa.

So here I am at work. Sitting in the best internet spot possible. And going for a main off my phone Lmfaooo


Captain West:
I couldn't imagine trying that from a phone!


Teds:
Iím buying pack after pack. I think like 4/5 was all I did. The 6th one got declined bc my bank flagged it fraud prevention BS. I thought eh fuck it I probably over spentÖ. Iíll be good. It was one of those credit special rounds so I got a shit ton of wonís to use also.

Iím doing fucking good in my eyes. I somehow managed to add in build collect and answer a customer phone call at the same time. Sure, enough I lost by one fucking pack!


Captain West:
Trying to do too much. Did you call your bank and complain about the fraud prevention?


Teds:
Nah man. Didnít have time. I bought in last 15 or so mins. I just said fuck it at that point. I knew he was going for it. He knew I was. Our deal was winner would buy drinks and dinner.

So, after my L Ö.. I spent the weekend with TMK enjoying as much as I could of my $6k/$7k loss lmao


Captain West:
Was that the first time you two had met up as well?


Teds:
Yea It was. I met up with his cousin Sheikh a few years earlier when I was in town for business. But as I said end of day we were/are friends, so it wasnít really weird. I know he still has a pic of my drunk ass slumped on his couch.


Captain West:
What a guy haha. So were you still in IC at this point?


Teds:
Yea I was still in IC. I didnít leave up until maybe 3/4 months ago. Long story short. Dezl/23 left IU and the bash brothers were united as one. Michael may not be the most talkative person in game. But I have his back always and I know he has mine. Was his round at the time, and a new player named ďFreakĒ was built up to contend for round among some players with in his family. So not approved by others within IC, I helped zero some guys/Take ops. There was some backlash from people within IC for me doing so and I didnít really understand why? maybe I was on my man period too. Idk. Dezl ended up taking round and we just said fuck it letís do our own thing.


Captain West:
So that is when your current family was founded? What do the initials for that stand for?


Teds:
WE DONT FUCK WITH YOU

Yes. Started off with 4 of us. And I always had a heart for the underdogs. So we joined Valhalla. They were good group. Just didnít fit our competition style. Also to mention, for the first time ever Viking and I were playing on the same team! 2 rounds of playing with Valhalla that we started Brotherhood again.


Captain West:
I canít believe you guys had never teamed up before! I remember Brotherhood was gone for all of a round or two, and then you guys got it back going again.

Teds:
Yessir. We brought back some of the old Cunts back and right from the start had success from winning rounds and taking union gold. Unfortunately, we had some differences and the ďOGĒ BH members and us separated ways.

Lots of diversity within WDFWY we are built up of a few different families, but these last few months have been the most exciting in awhile. Theyíre hungry to compete and they keep me signing in each round. Without them I probably would have quit after leaving IC.


Captain West:
Its always good to make new friends, especially when they spice it up.

So what do you see for yourself for the future?


Teds:
Absolutely. Great team and are selfless. I have achieved everything personally within TMB that I wanted to. Now I play for my team. As long as I have a team my future is to get them each level 4 gold/ a win. We have as one unit got that done for 7 different guys so far!


Captain West:
That is pretty impressive in a few months.


Teds:
Itís not every round you see me or the same person taking a win. We are spreading the wealth ďwinsĒ among everyone
Especially with these fun capped rounds. Itís not all on me or Dezl take the win. You need the entire team to do so!

We have had some wins and some losses but itís all about coming together with one goal! And honestly, I feel like this is the best group Iíve been with. Maybe even the best group in game. Little to no drama and just lots of BS and fun.


Captain West:
The no drama thing is huge. That is usually what will destroy a union. Those guys are good dudes.


Teds:
Lots of good dudes and girls within the team!! Couldnít have done it without them!


Captain West:
hahahaha
Is there anything else you want to cover about your in game stuff?


Teds:
Nah we pretty much covered it.

Captain West:
Ok. So a little bit about Teds the person. What kind of work do you do?


Teds:
Iím in the exotic car business. We do anything that has to do with 4 wheels and needs to get done- we do. Hence me driving the Ferrari. Not mine, I wonít front. But Iím spoiled in that sense I drive/have driven pretty much every bad ass car out there!


Captain West:
Right up my alley. What kind of car is in your personal driveway, and what car would be there if you could choose anything?


Teds:
Right now Iím driving an Audi A6 I change every month or so. And my personal favorite and goal is a Spyker. Hand built, made to resemble an aircraftÖ. real cool car. Not really fast. I drove one for like 400 miles and fell in love.


Captain West:
Its not always about fast. It usually is, but not always lol. Sounds like a great ride.

So whats your favorite meal?


Teds:
Yea sometimes slow and steady wins the race. Favorite meal- Vodka rig if I had a choice but if Iím hungry pretty much anything that is served. Iím the worse Italian/Greek I hate seafood.


Captain West:
I cant stand seafood myself so no judgement here haha.


Teds:

lol

Captain West:
Ok. So you can ask me three questions now. What are you curious about your interviewer?


Teds:
1. You Eat Ass?
2. Kill Fuck Marry: Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum?
3. You just won the lottery like 600 million net to you after taxes. Whatís the first thing you do?


Captain West:

1. Yes I do.
2.
Kim dies, i'd fuck Klum, and marry Fox. I've read some Fox interviews and she keeps it interesting.
3. 600 million net, first thing I do is pay off every family members mortgage. Straight up owning your biggest asset makes life a lot easier lol

Teds:
Very admirable. Nothing wrong with eating a little ass.
And I think Iím with you on that exact order. Kardashianís are whatís ruining this world.


Captain West:
Kanye can be amusing or a huge douchebag. And Iíve never watched any of the Kardashian shows, I just think how they got famous in the first place is a joke.


Teds:
Sex Tape FTW


Captain West:
Ok, so shout outs! Who do you want to say a kind word about or tell to go fuck themselves???


Teds:
Well here in NJ go fuck yourself are kind words.. Butttt...

T, Lars, Michael, Peter, Georgio, Lopov, Brad, Jon, Miko, Tony Abdullah bc heíll be butt hurt if I donít.

But Ofc all of my WDFWY gang. Thank you for the hard work, time, energy and commitment you all have made. Itís never unnoticed or unappreciated. And my respect and admiration to IC. Still have love for you guys! And pretty much everyone I have ever crossed path with in TMB! Itís not the largest group as it once was and Iíve become friends with a lot of people. So that being said, everyone can go fuck themselves. Including you


Captain West:
Well thank you for that sir. I'll take those kind words to heart!


Teds:
Any time!

And thank you! Nearly 10 years later (on this account) my wish has been granted.


Captain West:
hahahaha yeah


Teds:
Itís almost bed time! Thanks brother have a good night.