Let's start this simple,..
I'm playing this game now for my second round; the first round I started 2 weeks to late and oh boy try to catch that up as F2P... there's just no way, still I made it to Island 4. And was really excited for the next Server to start.. Since my former realm leader did everything to get us to Island 4; she needed to take a break bc this was a lot of "bullshit" for her and so on...
Now being on this spot by myself,.. had a lot of personal issues getting into the game.. bc of this diplomacy bullshit going on,.. I mean sure this game is kind of based on diplomacy,.. but tbf how should anyone beat the "we are competitive" realms - as "FUN" - realm.. there's just no way, if u want "FUN" in this game, stay on Island 2 as long u can - go up on the last week and just unleash the beast. Bc playing this game in the TOP - 10 is just giving u depressions with the bulliness of the higher realms. For the higher realms it's literally you can't be offline, you have to just spend to much from your personal time into diplomacy, argue over stuff so unnecessary. Personally, I'm not thinking of playing another round of this game, since I don't need this toxicity in my life.
So the only 2 options for your friends and your realm is to retreat; or play this game as slaves.
But let's start the real story by now,.. I invested a lot of my private time to calculate stuff on excel and helping out my realm & friendly players in everything I could probably do.
I tried to reach out for a realm to start some diplomacy got first of totally ignored from 1 person reached out to the next one - (s)he told me to reach out for the next persons; alright I wrote the next ones - 2,.. 3 hours no reply from both of them. Yea feels like being the fool in here, right?
Oh, and now we (all of my realm - leaders) getting trash talked, funny how things turns out.
The same day I got invited into a shady discord chat, with 2 strangers in it asking us for help explaining me the situation etc. So I agreed to help them because I felt bad over the situation they were in. Unfortunately at the same time the other side of this bullshit diplomacy war contacted me as well. So I agreed without talking to my realm to join in; shortly before we had like a big issue to solve. Which ended up to remove 2 of our players. - So we had intern troubles to face, while me and 1 stranger of my realm helped the asking realm a bit on defending their towers. - At that point of this diplomacy war, mentally I was so done. - Talked a lot with another diplomat about the feelings going on and what (s)he was thinking of that situation ended up with us both crying over the situation.
At the same time my realm was going to break, because one of my friends told me I'm taking to much decisions alone and he just don't have the fun anymore he had last server. So I quitted for my realm the ongoing war of snipping towers to defend to get myself back to the level I started this game. Just to apologize to my realm members for being so selfish in my decisions etc. And guys what are u thinking happened after the one asking us for help lost? AH!, you guys are right, we just got bullied into slavery - or death. Because it's not enough for them to just simply won the war; no how dared I to think of that.. really pathetic of me since I saw the toxicity before.
Just one example of getting bullied after the war ended.
Started not that bad I guess, but well there's a lot I just can't publish freely so a bit of context is missing but the persons in this topic know exactly what's going on so feel free to trash talk me here again. - about me being impolite.
I mean welcome to diplomacy of smaller realms - the only reason they overrun the help asking realm, was bc we stopped snipping the towers with raids.
But yea since they won and there is nothing to fight for - why not bully us out as well. I don't wanna know who they are going to bully after we are gone.
Atleast I was so nice and "Blanked" the person and the kind of "important" messages. And well next step of bullying it's not enough to get rid of one persons private time no, no.. let's write every leader of my realm a message as well, maybe you can split the realm in 2. I think if I didn't turned myself against my decision that day - as a friend come to me to talk about, this would've worked out well. But we are playing like a family again. And I'm not going to watch your toxicity going onto my friends.
All my Realm - Leaders got this message :
Actually I think this is pretty funny, how far some realms are going. - I seriously sometimes don't know what to do crying or laughing at this mess of a game. Oh and I forgot I told someone of "this realm of the screenshots" that we are leaving the fights; and only got an "OK"ish answer back. But ye let the big ones bully us.
In the end, why would anyone care? since it's none of their business. - but if the game keeps going this way. - I don't see light at the end of the tunnel since there is only 2 option left - being on the top as a toxic diplomacy snake or sitting down on I2 and try to have fun until all the toxicity is moving to island 4.
Feel free to share your thoughts -
Thx for reading this whole nonsense.
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