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nted members of the community were a big part of January. As January progressed, Powerof3, a long-time member of TDM announced his departure, stirring up many in the clan, and a mixed feeling as well. As the week progressed though, many felt a presence of the community in TDM gone, but with the addition of new topics as well as many different things going on in TDM involving the website, clanmatches, and more, people soon moved on.

During the end of January, disaster struck TDM, as Raven, Keith52, and Dahaka all logged onto TDM forums, noticing a disaster in progress.. Tundar was deleting every single post off the forum with Moderator powers. Of course it was not Tundar, but someone who hacked his account, but they still all watched as 6 years of history disappeared, the many different topics and sections of the forum being deleted before their very eyes. After getting up the next morning, realize there was nothing they could do, they all were shocked. Soon, TDM's were all asking the same question, "WHERE WAS THE POSTS AND THE OLD FORUMS?!"

Many people jumped to conclusions, some blaming Powerof3, others blaming Shao, but no one really knew WHO was behind this. Urban decided to get cracking, along with Red_Warrior and Raven, and they managed to trace the IP's to two people residing in the UK. After that, Red announced: "It was not Power, and it is BECAUSE of him that we have this backup from December 7th, 2007." Realizing all was not lost, Red uploaded the backup file and restored TDM to the state of December 7th, 2007.

TDM Rewind had occured.

As February started up, members of TDM decided that it was time now more than ever to ban together and become unified. The result? Clan activity had been dwindling to an all-time low in the forums, and with Power leaving, things had been shaky, but thankfully all was not in the gutter totally. After the Rewind, miraculously things started happening quite quickly. Old family members returned home: James (Tails, Joe, etc.) and Smudgey, whom the TDM community welcomed back with open arms. TDM as a whole became very active, playing alot of games together, which resulted in a first place in the Clan Leauges in February.

Funny topics started up in the public section called, "Forum Games," many of which became an instant hit with the community and which TDM members participated in quite heavily as well. Perhaps the most famous topic was "Edit that populous player pic," in which members of the community who had pictures posted would then be photoshop'ed for a funnier version.

March started off with Adz leaving the clan, and Tjured arriving as a new member. The council was disbanded due to not filling its purpose at the time. Things were rather shaky with Urban leaving the clan soon after the new website, "TDM Oldskool", was launched. A project which Urban, Suleiman and RedWarrior had been working on together. Walhallah took charge of the clan and was to lead it on his own until things got stableized again. Wally did also perform a great job with cleaning up the forums (without deleting anything of course!), in order to give it a better structure and a more solid and clean look.

In April things started to look more promising with TDM-eyes. Powerof3 returned home, and TDM was dominating the lobby daily in terms of highest amount of players online. Also, Mr. Tank joined TDM after showing a great attitude and skill after countless games with many TDM-players, and Suleiman and Powerof3 continued the work on the website. If that wasn't enough, a beta-version for installation of TDM-worlds were released by Red and High_Mage. Also, AsG posts a succesful April joke over at Pop:Re, about TDM and AsG merging into one clan, "Dark Asgard". Link:

Right when most people thought the troubles were over, hell broke loose in May. Internal disagreements regarding potential members and the structure of the clan resulted in three members leaving TDM. Dahaka went clanless, Tundar left and joined GoD and Keith52 left TDM in order to revive the old clan Dragon Team. To bring some additional stability to the clan, a "council" was once again created, called the "House of Shamans", consisting of Walhallah and four members hand-picked by him - Slayer, Powerof3, Smudgey and Raven. The purpose of the council was later described by Walhallah: "Shamans in TDM are ordinary members like the rest, but with a little more responsibility on their shoulders when it comes to the Clan. And possibly a little extra status." Soon after this, Tundar returned to TDM after changing his mind about leaving.

Clan-powers were even more equalized in August, as Raven was given administrator status in the TDM-section over at Pop:Re, alongside Walhallah. Powerof3 was given some administrator access at TDM's forum, in order to keep things running at times when Walhallah wouldn't be present. During summer and beginning of autumn, TDM also welcomed new members Vertigo (July) and Nefarius (September). However, both left TDM as early as October.

Towards the end of 2008, TDM got two new members: Lich (aka. Keith181, former TDM-member) and ElSupremoNL (the brother of TDM-member Playful). Though, Orange decided to leave TDM in December, in order to test the waters in the newly-formed clan Dx. Some days before Christmas a new MatchMaker channel/server, for TDM-players was created and launched by Raven. Mainly to be used for clan-related discussions, as TDM-players would keep playing on the regular Freequest channel/server, primarly.

From the day the House of Shamans was established, and through the end of 2008, TDM was running very smooth.

TDM-related key-events within the PopRe-community during 2008:

The Shaman skill cup

Shaman skill cup was launched in February, with TDM participation by Keith52, Kwyjibo, Bubbles and Dahaka. The tournament consisted of a total of 16 players and was held by [AsG]Hundredth and was played on the Ã…sgard map "Valhallah". The tournament was finished in April, and won by [AsG]Sub_Zero. When it comes to the TDM participants, Keith52 finished 4th, Kwyjibo 5th, Bubbles 11th and Dahaka 14th. Link:

TeratO's ELO Leauges

TeratO's ELO Leauges was one of the biggest and most (im-)popular (both in terms of hatred and joy) events during the year of 2008. Over the year, different members of TDM, and TDM as a whole, managed to break several records:


05. Feb. 2008 - [TDM]Urban: ELO 1531,7 (All time record)
22. May. 2008 - [TDM]Saved: ELO 1656,8 (All time record)
25. Jun. 2008 - [TDM]Saved: ELO 1659,7 (All time record)
17. Aug. 2008 - [TDM]Saved: ELO 1739,0 (All time record AND First member of the Populous community to breach the 1700 point barrier.)

Other than the above, both Orange and Raven claimed leauge's first place at different times during the year.


August - TDM reaches 1st position in TeratO's Clan-ELO Leauges.
September - TDM breaks the Clan-ELO All Time Record (1376 points) as a clan and rule all the classes.
October - DT pushes TDM down to 2nd place.
November - TDM re-claims 1st position.

For the first time in ELO history, the 3 top positions is occupied by players from the same clan. In this case TDM! Raven at 1st place, Saved at 2nd place and Lurtz at 3rd place.

TDM is the first clan with an A-class with a LELO stronger than 1600 (1606), in TeratO's ELO Leauges. The four players to form the line-up are Raven, Saved, Lurtz and Playful.

Link to the ELO-thread:
Link to the CELO-thread:

King of Craters

A tournament, King of Craters, is launched by Sharingan and have some players in it wearing the TDM-tag. MR-TaNk lost his first game and was eliminated in the first round of the loser bracket. Orange and Playful were disqualified due to inactivity. However, Saved managed to reach the final by winning all his games and would face either Keith52_DT or [GoD]Snipe who would battle it out in the loser bracket final. After a few months wait, Saved managed to win the King of Craters by beating Keith52_DT in the finals, winning two games straight (best out of 3).

Link to the KoC-thread:

Alan's chronicles

Alan posts chronicles written by him covering the Populous year of 2008, over at Pop:Re.

TDM was also once again voted the clan with the highest potential over at Populous: Reincarnated.
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