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Tunes of War: Official Forum Thread

Nice job @Vangor. I now have your GW theme stuck in my head.

It really is very catchy!


Thanks @Stan but imagine how bad its stuck in MY head… Ive heard it a hundred times in 24 hours lol


Here at Monkeys on the Bed Laboratories, we’re always interested in collaborating. In fact, we have the makings of a serious Gems of War band here! Woot!

(I promise ya efh I do listen to your videos lol)


Hi everyone! I just wanted to give a prigress report on my theme song for Gems of the Ostfront! I have been working hard on it and i am learning a lot about making music (and having tons of fun!)

Unfortunately i have had a bit of a setback due to getting about half done and not being real happy with the song to this point. So i may just scrap the whole thing and start fresh (haven’t decided yet)

Either way, i am still working on it and hope to have a finished product soon!

DJ Vangor😎


The summer has come and gone and with its exit I bring the newest Tunes of War parody!!!

But before I go any further I must give some special shout outs.

This was from the very beginning a collaboration between @Whiskeyjack, @vangor, and myself. When we learned that our “brudda”, @Ozball, was being made an official Forum Moderator our crazy minds started crafting a very special tribute to him.

The following parody is that tribute.

We hope you enjoy: MODERATORS

We moderate any stealing of intellectual property. We’re damn good too. But you can’t be any geek off the boards. You gotta be handy with the hammer, if you know what I mean. Earn your keep.
Moderators, mount up!

It was a clear black night, a clear white moon
Vangor is on the tubes, trying to consume
Some content for the eve, so I can get some likes
Just rollin’ at my desk, reading through the night

Just hit the website, my community
On a mission tryin’ to find posts of quality
See a thread full of trolls
Ain’t no need to speak
All these jerks know what’s up
When they cross me

So I hooks a left into Official News
Some brudda talkin’ nice so I said "let’s do this"
I jumped into the thread, and said "what’s up?"
Some brudda’s try’n’a be me so I said “I’m stuck”

Since these posters pinging me I’ma glide and swerve
So I tell them that the Devs are on the word
Gonna think of better things than some corny tricks
I see my homey and some sucker’s all in his mix

I’m gettin duped, he’s try’n’a be me,
I can’t believe they’re taking Vangor’s IP
They took my name, they took my profile pic
I looked at the brudda and said “damn, what gives?”

They got my homey hemmed up, posting all around
Necroing old threads, so he look like a clown
I gotta come up real quick before the forum drowns
I best get out my hammer and lay them busters down

They got posts in my thread
I think I’m going down
I can’t believe this happened in my home town
If I had wings I would fly
Away from it all
I glance the front page and peep brudda Ozball

Twenty six year ban plus one to be nice
Ozball is about to turn accounts to ice
Now they droppin and yellin
It’s a tad bit late
Ozball and Salty P had to moderate

I laid all them busters down
I let my keys explode
Now I’m switching my mind back into freak mode
If you want likes step back and observe
I just left a bunch of trolls over there on the curb

Now Oz got the likes
And that’s a known fact
Before I got jacked I was on the same track
[Oz] Back up back up 'cause it’s on
OzBall and me
and Salty to the P

Just like I thought
They were in the same spot
In need of some desperate help
The Ozball and Vangor
Were in need of something else
One of them dames was posting great memes
I said "ooh I like your style"
She said "I need a title and you seem real nice,
would you help me out?"
I got a box full of pings and I know what to do
The next stop is the admin menu

I’m posting
Onto a whole new level
Stept towards
I dare you
On a whole new scene
[Oz]The brudda is the post and the post is the meme
We brings
Where gems is life
And life is gems

If you know like I know
You don’t want to step to this
The Guild Wars era
Funked out with a gangster twist
If you post like I post
Then you give likes everyday
And if you’re an impostor
505 will moderate

FUN FACT: @whiskeyjack came back with lyrics for the entire song 12 hours after conception!! Insane!! :scream:


This was very fun to work on with you guys (what little bit i contributed lol) and i look forward to possibly collaborating on future projects!


Omg… I laughed so hard. Thanks for posting it. :rofl:


Context in case anyone is confused:

Oh, and for what it’s worth - and I must apologise to Lyya for her amazing gowdb site, and to Tacet and Krudler for all their hard work with their helpful videos - this is THE best thing to come out of the community! :joy:


EDIT: OP updated to include Moderators! :grin:



@efh313 you are such a wonderful, talented human.


I am proud to bring you the latest Tunes of War parody! An homage to our beloved Lyya! Thank you @Lyya for everything that you do for all of us and this community as a whole!

Thanks to all who contributed ideas!

I hope you enjoy: Lyya


I met her in the forums of Gems of War,
Where you read through threads or you can post a new idea.
I-D-E-A dea!

She reached out to me cause she saw I was knew.
I asked her her name and she explained it’s pronounced “Lee-ah”.
L-Y-Y-A Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya!

Well, I’m not the world’s most physical guy,
But I’ve seen her stare a Black Rhino in the eye.
Oh my Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya!

Well, I’m not dumb but I can’t understand,
Her icon looks like a woman but she smarter than men.
Oh my Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya!

Well, she has this troop hidden deep inside,
Emma Blightbane, The Herald’s Bride.
She picked my brain and slapped me in my face!
And said, "Your teams are weak! You need my database!”

Well, I’m not the world’s most knowledgeable guy,
But my teams are getting stronger and I know why,
Thanks to Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya!

Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya!

She’s first on the scene.
Vivacious and kind.
Even devs lag behind.
So they offered her a fee.
She looked at them, and said “It’s free.”

Well they know that we all want her to stay,
So they made a Moderator out of her, NO PAY
for my Lyya. ly ly ly ly Lyya!

Patches will be bugged, and bugs will be patched.
Nobody understands the plan the devs hatched,
Except for Lyya. ly ly ly ly Lyya!

Well I downloaded this a week before,
And I’ve never ever matched a gem before.
But Lyya smiled and took me by the hand,
And said, "Come with me, I’ll show you all I can!”

Well I’m not the game’s most dominate guy,
But I’ll keep unlocking Troops and I’ll always try
And so will Lyya. ly ly ly ly Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya!

Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya, ly ly ly ly Lyya! (ad nauseum)


This is the best thing on the planet ever. Thanks so much :slight_smile:


Could you perhaps post the lyrics or maybe enable CC on the video @efh313 ? I’d really like to see it.


Lyrics coming tomorrow, maybe tonight if I can make it happen. :wink:

EDIT: Post updated to include lyrics!

Just scroll back up… you don’t really need a link… do you? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


Teaser: The Soul Forge fiasco has inspired me, so be on the look out for the next Tunes of War parody… Coming Soon!!

Edit: I have updated OP to include Lyya.


Ah, memories! Back when we thought Design-A-Troop was coming the first time, a few of us (remember this, @RiverSong?) thought we’d shoot for a daemon huntress style troop inspired by Emma Peel, the Diablo 3 Demon Hunter, Bayonetta, etc. The spells we proposed never quite made it to fruition, but the spirit of the troop idea was eventually added to the game in the form of:

We had a emo backstory all worked out for her, too, but unfortunately that never quite made it into the game lore…


Of course I remember. Where do you think @efh313 got his information? :smile:


To be fair, remove the “a” and Shakespeare has already written a pretty emo story about Desdemona! Defies her father, runs off with a black guy, is generally a good person, someone convinces her husband she’s cheating, he murders her, he then realises she was faithful and kills himself etc. etc. :roll_eyes: