Editorial: The Phenomenon of Big Word Tactics; Tactical or Trashy?

ALASKA, CP Army Hub Headquarters, Scorpion’s Office – Big word tactics have enormously impacted the way armies battle for the past several months. Following a huge spike in their use since April, these type of tactics have only increased in popularity among the masses. And yet, every battle at least one of them gets recycled, drawing derision from both judges and opposing army leaders. Are these tactics really as effective as we believe them to be?

Disclaimer: The title mentions that this post is an editorial. This means that the following post is completely based on the writers opinion and does not represent the views of CP Army Hub. 

Editor’s Note: This article is not intended as a means of offense, ridicule, or defamation towards any army. The armies mentioned below were included solely for the purposes of an instance.

The first prominent use of big word tactics this year was when the Army of Club Penguin routed the much bigger Rebel Penguin Federation during the World War Rewritten. In a farsighted strategical move, the Clover Defenders revived the “DOOM” bubble, used by the Nachos in 2013. At the same time, they created an array of original ones that are still in use to this day, such as the “RENEGADE x5“. These tactics proved to be extremely successful for the green army, allowing them to better compete with the larger sized RPF.

Army of CP using “BOOM” bubble against the Rebels.

The popularity of these tactics spread like wildfire in the community with several old tactics being reborn. At the same time, army tacticians started racking their brains for ideas on more impressive big word bubbles. Some of the ideas from those months were so popular that they are still in use among armies.

But, what exactly is the reason for their popularity, newcomers to armies may ask? The answer to that is just everything about how we battle. Tradition dictates that the entrance bomb of armies, that is, the first tactic that an army does while entering the room, has always been a ‘joke bomb’, or an emote bomb. E9 (War Faces!) bomb is so persistent that it continues to be the most used entrance bomb to this date. However, the use of big word bubbles, especially after multiple training sessions, can prove to be lethal to your opponent. The most notable advantage is that your army can cover the opponent bomb despite being smaller in size. This may cause the judges to be impressed by the aesthetic way in which the army entered the room.

Furthermore, it allows your troops a chance to get into formations faster than the enemy. The reason for this is that they are much more used to the big word bubbles, as a result of the training sessions organized by the leadership. In modern times, armies are often seen using the big word tactics as a counter-attack against an incoming wipe. Wipe bombs have proven to be ineffective if your opposition army is holding their formation with a big word bubble, as wipes are often based on an emote tactic. Last but not the least, you can use big word tactics to gain an upper hand if either your own army is trying to cover the opponent, or vice versa.

Red Ravagers With A 12 Max; Covering 50% Of The Room.

And yet, despite all these advantages, comes the biggest disadvantage that may even overpower the pros of using big word tactics – repetition. Such is the appeal and the aesthetic of the big word bubbles that leaders tend to favor them over more creative tactics. An example of this is the “UNCHAINED” tactic used by armies like the Elites and SWAT for close to two months without a break. The Rebels still favor the “BIG WORD BUBBLE” tactic, which has been in use for months now. Even the most inexperienced leaders will reveal that they realize the need to break the monotony in events. And yet, repetition of tactics tends to make the events inevitably monotonous. If the troops start to feel that the events are dull, they will certainly leave the army.

Executive Producer Max, who is also a member of the Army of CP Higher Command, comments, “I believe it’s gone too far, and they have replaced smarter and more interesting tactics that could be shorter”. Army tacticians often end up destroying the culture of the army by trying to bring more and more big word tactics into use. Still not convinced? Take a look at this tactic, used during the final battle of the March Madness tournament, fought between the Dark Warriors and the Ice Warriors.

Ice Warrior’s reply of “Lazy Tactic” completely overturned the effect of Dark Warriors using the big bubble. Pic from March Madness finals.

A lot of armies have shown preference to tactics like “A”, “M”, “W” spams, over their more creative slogans and catchphrases. For the insignificant advantage of having a big word bubble tactic we tend to ignore the fact that creativity always wins the favor of the judges. Side note: We may also end up looking like this cute little guy from the once popular game Clash of Clans while using these tactics.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

This does not mean that all big word tactics are to be considered boring and unimaginative. Some tactics are naturally big in size. Others are big word bubbles that focus on a particularly memorable incident that occurred in the army. Examples for these can be tactics like “EIGHTH GENERATION IS THE BEST GENERATION” or “CSYSMELLS” x4.

In the end, it is obvious that while big word tactics have lots of pros, the cons of using these tactics are equally prominent. As individuals of ever-expanding armies, it is our duty to make sure that creativity is never undervalued, for any reason whatsoever. While it is impossible to correctly judge whether a tactic is overused or not, we can and should be making efforts to ensure that monotony does not get the best of our society.

What do YOU think? Are big word tactics used way too often? Or are these the new J-Bombs of the community, set to last for quite a big part of the future? Let us know in the comments section below!

Scorpion Demon

CP Army Hub Editor-In-Chief

3 Responses

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  2. also, good read scorp! imo, big word tactics have been extremely overused lately, especially since sizes have been dropping, but people still want to look as big as possible. i guess we’ll just have to accept the fact that armies are becoming smaller rn :/

  3. I personally like those tactics right there,

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