This goes way back to the release of scorched earth.
Me and my tribe were the alpha on an official island server at that time and instantly went for scorched earth when it came out. We found a nice spot next to an oasis. At the other end of the oasis, another tribe was building up, who were also an alpha on a island server. After the first day the 6 of us managed to set up a nice base, and so did our neighbours. Suddenly out of nowhere they blew our up completely. We didnt had anything to defend ourselves since whe had only been building. My tribe mates felt a bit sad and went for the night. except for me and one other tribemate. we grinded for 4 hours to craft about 100 grenades. We then waited till the electrical storm disrupted their turrets. Long story short, their base was also gone after they woke up the next day.
From there on they acknowledged our power and the two of us ruled that scorched earth server for a good couple of months untill the chinese came over...
Was a great event