At least you know why you're leaving and not like me who does not really know what changed to make me feel that Arkheim sucks so i left^^
I hope you enjoyed the rounds you played even with the flaws you mentioned. I can understand your views even if i need agree to everything. Problem with "bashing" others is most likely, that people always be offended if their opinion is not shared. Actually i personally prefer people that tell me on a regular basis how my opinion on a topics sucks. If someone never really bashed me, i don't like him.
Furthermore it's hard for people to understand irony and sarcasmn, which i am personally using 24/7, which also leeds to the feelings you mentioned.
About favorismn: It's a double edged sword but i think it's a good thing in most of the cases. Sometimes devs need a third opinion, e.g. on some stuff so there has to be a limited priviledged/trusted playerbase to get more information on sth.
In almost no case this actually leads to problems this is why you see such systems in many many games.
To refer to your mentioned situation. That Murx and another realm were bugged during ascension and were a short time on L3 (i think) was a situation everyone could have seen if watched the map/ the opponents closely. There was even a screenshot of both realms on L3 in the offical discord, so everyone that understands how the ascension system works had this information already. We know that both spots are blocked before anyone reached out to the devs so there was no information gain because of priviledged. To go even further Murx got even a disadvantage from that because:
* We lost our planned spot on L2, which resulted in having other neighbours which in the long run almost lost us the entire round, because we wanted to crash Silver Vales on L2 already.
* We reported that both spots are blocked and got the answer that the problem causing the failed ascension was fixed but the spots stay blocked so we invested many times to plan according to that. In the end the spots were also fixed 1 day before ascension so we had to replan everything.
Also i am pretty sure the devs would have answered everyones question if someone would have asked if the spots were blocked. So it's more like we had the information because we reported it and not because we were priviledged.
I can't really remember i ever had game breaking informations before other which could ever result in a big advantage. I personally think you get more information people don't have if you just observe the game better than others. Lastly i am actually kinda happy they appriciate people that make the game better and encouraging it so i would have had a way worse experience if there wasn't some funny chats with the devs in between.
Actually i have the same opinion on that as you. I don't like duals and would prefer if they are not allowed.
Sure i know multis are way more powerful but i still would prefer a 15 vs 15 humans and not accounts. Before Murx entered the competition there were none (or very few) duals and i kinda enjoyed to find out when players are active to actually attack them when they are likely to sleep and some did the same on my realms.
Sure you can archive much even without duals but you're always a step behind even if you invest a lot of time in it.
I wish you the best of luck in the future.
Tell me if you find an interesting game