Interview with LuckyNate (and friends)
by Captain Clutch


Clutch: Welcome Nate! Thank you for taking this interview with me. I understand that you've brought some friends with you?

LuckyNate: Yes I have. This game has always been about friends...the only reason I still play. You showed up late, so I called in the A team. Bigant, Righty, Nomrcy, TMK, and RoRo.

Big Ant: Hello!

Righty: TMK is the platinum team. That's why he was excluded from the A team fyi.

Big Ant: Was gonna say damn Nate writing a book or what.

NoMrcy: About time he showed up, Hey!

Clutch: Howdy boys!

Righty: Thanks for having me Nate.

Clutch: Nate, let's start with the basics. How did you find out about TMB, and do you remember the first family you joined?

Righty: Now here comes the book, Ant ...

LuckyNate: Well, back in about 2007 a friend showed me this game, I started with a small family...I don't remember the name. I do remember being apart of WC when it had like 3-5 families and dominated. Then a family called the donkey_punchers...great name btw, I wish I could say I was a part of the name donkey_punchers, but I truly can't remember. I partied pretty hard in my 20's.

LuckyNate: Sorry guys … BORING. The idea of this is to call me names or talk shit, OR correct my responses.

NoMrcy: Haha we will but you have the standard questions to answer first bro.

LuckyNate: Okay, ty. Here we go.

Big Ant: Donkey Punchers, lmao love that name!

LuckyNate: Ant we had 2 families I think? My drinking days … I remember some fat chick showing me her nasty huge cans. Remember that … was great.

Clutch: Alright, let's cut to the chase then! You've brought an entourage of notable TMB players with you today. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the IU_RU_HQ crew? Let us know how you ended up from the WC multi-family legacy, to rolling with the most notorious crew in the game?

LuckyNate: Well … After leaving the game for a few years, I came back to join a union that we all know as Brotherhood. I stayed there for a good few months and met one of my best friends in the game RIghty. I was quickly promoted to run my own family in the union. It was myself, Righy, CJ (Hypocrisy) and Damien running the show. We were killing it for a few rounds. DirtyNIck came back and blew it all apart however. I left to Legends and Damien went to … I can’t remember.

NoMrcy: Didn’t know you and righty went so far back.

Righty: What 5 years now? Nate? 6?

Clutch: Legends was one of the first unions I joined, and it was a serious contender for quite a reign. When I joined, you were definitely a member of the Legends leadership, but the union don/consig positions constantly changed. Who would you say was the real leader of Legends? I know that MaXx from SouthSide has on a number of occasions claimed that Legends was his union.

LuckyNate: Legends … that was a great time. I met some of my favorite people in this game there. Legends was lead by a council just like every other union in the game. While I was there, the leaders were EddieFitz, Circean, Greenes, Scouser, Gale, Vito, and myself. Southside was a part of the union, but considered outside as far as business goes. That’s mean but true.

Clutch: When I think ICS, I think Scouser. Was he the real ICS headmaster, or did he just come in on the tail-end?

Righty: Scouser? I was thinking it was Eddie that was in charge.

Clutch: Eddie was probably union don/consig more often, but the way I remember it, Scouser was the one with the biggest builds each round, and contributing the most cash to the union each round. Definitely correct me if I'm wrong though.

LuckyNate: Scouser is ICS and Legends IMO … But ICS ... he didn't run the show by any means. He taught us how to run a show together … and that is the truth. Gale, Vito, Scouser, Circean, and many more, and me … we figured out how to win some shit. But Scouser … that cranky brit … piss him off and he will zero everyone. Miss you brother.

Big Ant: This is all before my time brother.

LuckyNate: Eddie was Don during legends, but ICS was family. Ed left when we went family.

Clutch: When you were with Legends and ICS (because it's hard to separate the two) ... who do you remember being your biggest adversaries, in terms of families/unions and individual players?

LuckyNate: We were playing for bronze basically every round. We got respected most rounds as we didn't kill unless we got hit. We did take a few silver and golds along the way however.

Clutch: So when Legends petered out, where did you go next? ... and how did you end up with the IU_RU_HQ crew?
LuckyNate: Well my best friend in the game for close to 4 years is where I went. Gale knew Lopov and it was any easy transition.

Clutch: Did you know much about Lopov when you joined, or was it more of playing with Gale? Where did TMK fit into the picture at this point?

LuckyNate: It was 100% staying with Gale. I had zero clue about what I was getting into. He said trust me brother … and that's what I have always done … trust Gale.

TMK: I’m here waiting for your response Nate … better not trash talk me!

Big Ant: Fuck TMK.

LuckyNate: Your time is coming buddy!

Big Ant: Let him know how you really feel Nate! … Okay. I’ll be quiet.

Clutch: The candle is lit! Nate, tell us what you think of TMK!

LuckyNate: TMK? Where do I start? No one has any clue about him. They think and judge. If you get to know him, like in his inner circle … well I guess most of you will never know.

Clutch: TMK has been promoting his Twitch channel in his profile description as of late ... have you followed him on Twitch?

TMK: Twitch.Tv/SavageElArab

LuckyNate: I have been acting like an actual man and ice fishing all winter. No gaming for me.

Clutch: Let's rotate back a bit with regards to Gale. Why is he the guy that you decided to follow?

LuckyNate: He is my brother from another mother … no joke. I love that kid. We have talked about everything under the moon … life, love, death, everything. I am very very lucky to call him my friend.

Clutch: How did you and Gale link up? You mentioned he's younger than you, so shouldn't he be following you, and not the other way around?

LuckyNate: I met gale as a complete noob in ICS. Scouser used to sub him because he would blow through his won credits so fast. In my opinion, he was the start of the looters. He is still the fastest and it isn't close.

Clutch: For me, it's between Gale and Mitsui, in terms of the first REAL looters.

LuckyNate: They are all trying to be like him. Gale was first tho … But obviously I’m biased.

Clutch: So you join WC, end up in Legends, follow Gale to IU_RU_HQ ... and then what? What do you try to get out of the game each round? Medals, fun memories, legacy, ...?

LuckyNate: You missed a big chuck … ask about when Lopov took a break, and TMK.

Clutch: See, I don't remember that happening, because I was focused on other families and my own schemes, but please educate us on your run with IU_RU_HQ. What we really all want to know is how come you (and Gale) chose to join them, and why have you decided to stay up until now?

LuckyNate: So a few years back - this is hilarious now - everyone here took a break from the game. Righty, Antony, and I joined Dan (NoMrcy) in IC. We all did have friends in IC … but it went over like a turd in a punch bowl. We joined the chat and got hated on etc.

Big Ant: Lmao LuckyNate. I’ll answer the above question.

NoMrcy: Yeah they weren’t happy about IC-IU.

LuckyNate: That was epic.

Righty: I can add more but I think the snowflakes might get upset easily.

Big Ant: Honestly, all the IC leaders were happy to have us. Mainly Jackie-D blew a gasket about our arrival, lol. It was entertaining. I didn’t end up staying long. Jackie D is an emotional fella.

NoMrcy: I made the IC-IU fam with Nate, he brought in Ant and Righty. Was the most fun I’d had playing for a long time and pissed off Jackie-D which was always fun. So here I am now with the crew again.

Clutch: What are you guys trying to accomplish in game, right now?

Big Ant: Just having fun honestly, taking care of those that help.

LuckyNate: We are fucking family. That’s that.


Big Ant: We have a lot of great new members along with the old school ... we are a force to be reckoned with.

Clutch: So what's the story here? I feel like we're being pretty politically correct so far ... who's going to get the smoke in this interview?

Righty: The IC-IU family was epic ... I believe the first round in we took every damn tier and every damn rank 2-per ... Had the most cash and the best part of all is we handed the win to IU. Correct me if i'm wrong.

Big Ant: Your memory is better than mine lol.

Righty: I want to say it was roughly around round 680-ish.

LuckyNate: We aren't as we seem. Everyone thinks we are just a bunch of assholes? ... well guess that part is true … but everyone thinks all we care about is winning? … fuck me … hat is true too. Okay, so people say we aren't friendly? GO FUCK YOURSELF.

NoMrcy: Yep, I don’t think Babbo was too happy we let IU win hahaha

Righty: Not at all. TUJ or Nick either.

Big Ant: Seth (Tru) was still playing at that point.

Righty: Seth was fresh at that point I thought?

LuckyNate: Seth was still there for sure. That’s why we went.

Big Ant: Exactly.

NoMrcy: Seth was pretty chilled out with the whole thing ... he really did let Teds and I do dumb shit.

Righty: Oh god … that was the worst. Candi or whatever her name was … she was hot though.

LuckyNate: itastelikecandy

Righty: Yeah that's it. Chicago girl.

Big Ant: Rheyna … lol. Good people! Come on Clutch, get with the questions!

Righty: Yeah bro … what the hell … Let's get this thing popping!

Clutch: Tell me more about Lopov. When people look at IU_RU_HQ, most casual players think of TMK dominating with JP wins. Tell me what you guys think about Lopov, his leadership, and how the family/union relies on him.

Righty: Lopov… Hands down the best player in the game.

Big Ant: There’s no IU without Lopov.

Righty: We've tried it ... we really did. Lopov would go on benders.

Big Ant: Smartest, most calculated player in the game.

Righty: When Eck left. He said fuck it mostly but still stuck it through. TMK takes his JP wins … and can take it anywhere he pleases. But he's RU/IU. He prefers to take his rounds with Lopov and there is a huge reason for that. Sadly when TMK was gone ... I personally didn't have anyone to look to. And Eck always said, “let Lopov do his thing. Listen to him. You need him more than anything.” That speaks volumes coming from a player like Eck … or rather ECK.

LuckyNate: IU is Lopov. No one with any respect would ever fly that flag without his consent. This man has taught me sooooooo much.

Righty: I've always had the support of the guys in here ... When most of the big spenders left, I stepped up to the plate. Gradually got other guys to follow suit post the ECK ban take II. LuckyNate was a huge huge help towards making that happen. RoRo helped even though he didn't give two shits less either way. Dan helped when he was about.

Righty: Now remember, was TMK away or was he always here?

TMK: I’m always here.

Righty: I'll let TMK explain that.

LuckyNate: TMK. The man no one knows, I know him a little bit … he is soft spoken … generous and extremely loyal. But most of you will never know.

TMK: Lopov is the reason IU runs as great as it does. He is the backbone of the team.

LuckyNate: Fuck yeah

Clutch: Is TMK "RU" and Lopov "IU" ?

LuckyNate: NO. Good question though.

Righty: That's really a long story lol.

LuckyNate: We are all one.

TMK: The man is a TMB genius. If he has the wallet he’d take every damn round if he wanted to. The work he put in building the team can never be replaced. RU (Russia United) was founded by Mr Feldman, who joined up with IU. Leo (Feldman) had to quit the game and the team was passed to my cousin and I (Sheikh). Sheikh ran the game alongside Coca, Eck, and Lopov (and others).

LuckyNate: This is why we always win. Fight that logic.

Righty: RU gravitated from CCCP or whatever right TMK?

TMK: When Sheikh was running things, I was still a teenager. Eventually I graduated and got a good job and decided to come back to TMB and run RU myself, alongside Lopov running IU. And since then it’s been nothing but fun times and a lot of fucking wins tbh.

Righty: "teenager" ... well put.

TMK: I’m young, the real ones know that.

LuckyNate: Wise beyond his years lol ...

Righty: You definitely had the best mentors in TMB history for sure man.

Clutch: Who would you guys say are the supporting cast for the IU_RU_HQ crew? We've established that Lopov and TMK have a biggest influence on this family/union, but who are the other members contributing to the wins each round?

Big Ant: Everybody in the family/union now are supporting cast.

LuckyNate: I’d say it’s always … like literally always a team effort.

TMK: Everybody on the team is a big supporter in their own way.

Big Ant: Everybody does their part.

TMK: We are a drama free family who just wanna have fun and win. It’s the sole reason why we are still going for this long. No drama … no bullshit!

LuckyNate: Turbo wins? Talk about a team effort!

Clutch: That's what everyone says though, don't they? Who are the REAL players in IU_RU_HQ, in terms of spenders and biggest builders?

TMK: All my guys are real.

Righty: I would like to say, everyone has a role. It doesn't have to be repeated. It just works ... like clockwork … and it takes everyone to work to accomplish the success this family has had.

TMK: Money isn’t a big factor in the game captain. I’m sure you’ve seen the idiots who come here pull out there CC ... spend 7 packs ... and still lose. It’s all about strategy, timing, speed, and teamwork.

LuckyNate: Bites ... and Swan … and Skeet … and Gale … and Lopov.

Clutch: Speaking of packs ... and wins ... why doesn't Nate have a JP win?

LuckyNate: I do … lol … and Ant and TMK personally gave it to me.

TMK: You must go do your research again mr captain.

Clutch: *womp* *womp* *womp*

Righty: Even I knew that Clutch ... you need to brush up on your information and research young man.

Clutch: We all know that Captain Clutch only cares about his own medals.

Righty: Yeah I know you're a medal whore sir.

LuckyNate: LOL.

TMK: Bet you I got more!

Righty: You bet your ass you do.

Big Ant: Not a dick measuring contest.

TMK: Hahaha ... just giving you a hard time

Righty: I bet it was when I started gaining ground ... Now it's definitely out of reach for me.

Clutch: If we added up the totals of all the medals in this interview, we gotta be close to 5-digits ...

TMK: (My dick is bigger too) but anyways.

Righty: 11 inches "around."

LuckyNate: LMAO

Big Ant: Hung like a baby, 9lbs 6 ozs.

LuckyNate: I’ll lay mine on a tape any day fuckers!

Clutch: Let's talk a bit about medals though, real quick ... We all know that I get a lot of flack as a "rank whore" but how do you guys explain TMK not getting called a rank whore after taking JP ... after JP ... after JP …? Shouldn't he be sharing the love with the other members of his family?

LuckyNate: He’s smarter than everyone.

Righty: The simple fact that you are talking about it speaks volumes.

Big Ant: I can think of several different members taking JP lately … and of course family taking gold on every JP run. It all works out.

LuckyNate: I couldn’t care less.

Clutch: Are we dipping around the question, or do you guys truly feel like the status quo is A-okay?

LuckyNate: I’ve got like 80 family golds …


Big Ant: Absolutely A-okay, Clutch.

Righty: Platinum A-OKAY ... and I don't even play currently, and I can say that.

Clutch: Do medals have as much weight as they used to?

Big Ant: Our fam doesn’t function off of rank. We are a fucking family. This family honestly has zero drama. A real family.

Righty: LOOK at this shit.

NoMrcy: Do you want a legit answer?

TMK: To keep it at an honest level … There’s a time to give JP’s captain and there’s a time to just go take it myself. The best part is no one knows what’s going on in our family. Everyone outside my family can think what they like, but I know how to keep my family happy no matter what. If there’s a challenger, I refuse to let one of my guys go and lose. I’d prefer I go big and take the loss myself. But lately the guys are willing to take on anyone ... I wouldn’t try them if I were you. And PS: Big Ant is the next big JP taker , especially when I’m gone, it’ll be his game to run. You’ve been warned.

Righty: x100

LuckyNate: My win, TMK lost money … he refused to let me lose. That’s the truth.

Righty: I'm going to share a small secret Captain ... I was on the phone once with TMK on an EOR. Lopov wasn't around for some reason ... I forget why ... I had Nate and Ant on skype. I tell you what ... The silence I heard and the clicking/clacking of how fast the keyboard was rappin' along. I wouldn't want to face TMK. I'd like to thank Nate and Ant for their help that round typing certain cues btw. I don't think I ever said thanks. Well who's second in medals behind TMK? I forget the numbers in the family of current players. I only have 20 …

Big Ant: Shit can get tense!

TMK: Coca is 2nd. It gets very close after Coca … I’m not sure ... Sheikh might be third with Eck.

Righty: Coca's still playing.. Good to hear! Sheikh then Eck I presume?

LuckyNate: Lots of trust in this chat! Clutch … there are 3 people in this chat that I could get to in a day. If any one of them asked ... I would go the second they asked!

Clutch: You guys talked about Eck earlier, who was that guy? Many new players don’t have a clue who was running the game before IC/IU_HQ/Avengers.

TMK: Eck was a ruthless cunt, miss the fucker. He led by cussing and beating the shit outta everyone!

LuckyNate: You are a better leader.

Righty: He was the guy you didn't want to fuck with or get on the wrong side of.

Clutch: Storm has mentioned how killing almost ruined the game a few years back, by IU_RU (primarily) zeroing the game. How do you guys think the current climate of TMB supports killers? ... and how do you think the IU_RU_HQ family/union has played a role in the development of the game over the past few years?

RoRo: Yes, speaking from outside perspective, IU_RU raped the game back then. Was not fkn fun … so what they do … add these stupid bots to allow free players and non-big-spenders to have a fighting chance … but holy fuck, looting is the stupidest shit in the world. Yes, I know not everyone is as fast as others but no fkn way am I so slow that one guy can loot the whole town in the time I loot one bot …

Righty: I concur with that. Enough about killing and it's changes ... Might have TMK pop a vein and we can't have that.

Clutch: So let’s get this straight ... you guys think this should be a pay to play game? ... where free players shouldn’t have a chance at contesting top 3?

RoRo: No but looting is stupid as fuck ... sadly I don't have a better alternative.

Righty: Free players are integral to the game. How does this game grow without free players? Don't become CNN Captain … WE said nothing of that sort!

NoMrcy: I will have to ask you a question Clutch … What made you choose Nate as your Boss for the all stars TMB family?

Clutch: With no disrespect to the other bosses I’ve had over the years, I feel like Nate is the dark horse of TMB. He may not have the most JP’s, or the most cash looted, but he’s loyal to a fault, and has the wisdom of an elephant!

LuckyNate: Let’s talk it out … I’m not fat like an elephant though? I’m in great shape … I run 3 freaking miles a day.

Big Ant: This is true.

Clutch: Got the feeling that novellas are incoming ... beware readers!

RoRo: Domenico is king of novellas.

Clutch: Can we all take a moment of silence for Domenico’s 500+ words forum posts that will never be read …

Righty: If dom is king of novellas … I guess that makes Giles the queen?

Big Ant: Shut up nate this isn’t about you.

LuckyNate: LMAO … Anthony … I about pissed myself.

Big Ant: LMAO.

LuckyNate: Love you bro Big Ant! ❤️

NoMrcy: Ant, best comment of the interview, LMFAO.

Righty: Damn y’all missed my comment on giles ... what a fail.

LuckyNate: Fuck giles … that dude is a cunt but he is funny.

NoMrcy: Why does Giles love me so much hahaha!

To Be Continued................