Your average CN user here.
Just trying to surmise whether everyone's going to stick around after the war. I see a good deal of people deleting after this war is over, and while I'm satisfied that there will indeed be enough politics to keep the world spinnin' for a couple years tops, I think we're starting to see the point of no return. (And, for the love of god, don't give me any of your "IT WAS DYING SINCE -INSERT GREAT WAR- AND I WAS THERE," there's a discernably different feel about this war. Just a feel sort of thing, y'know? I'm of the opinion that the next major (see top 20,) alliance to receive a curbstomp will mass delete/suicide, and I think it may be a trend that might continue for the forseeable future, coalitions en masse etc. I don't pretend to be Einstein but if I were to gander the OOC/IC line in this game is just, trashed. It's not so much that "people are becoming friends," so much as that there isn't a good deal of "new people," to make up for the old farts any more. Mergeritis already happened and I think as the game collapses in on itself you may slowly see bigger and bigger cartoonishly "big," (relative to numbers now,) mergers until ...well, the end.
That...and those who would be considered "new people," tend to just be lackeys. There simply is just is a bunch of really really large amount of dumb in this game and few people have "balls." No, this doesn't mean that you should stir up !@#$ for the sake of it and claim that lack of war means inaction, but very few people here have any "balls," to put forth the kind of effort to make swift campaigns anymore or stand up for much of anything, less they (gasp,) run into resistance. Instead of months of encirclement and alienation of parties/spheres you instead see the same effort being done in nearly four-five times the usual amount of time. Hell, a lot of the !@#$ stirrers who remain in this game and who aren't padlocked by a good deal of treaties are re-rolls or their moves are so blatant they'll likely never get off the ground. Even if they did, they're effectively neutered. I've always had respect for that, and I'm seeing fewer and fewer examples each passing season. No one wants to upset their best friend who shares the same really unfunny meme's (Seriously, they're all un-funny. All of them suck,) no one wants to hurt their good friend they skype with all night and they have to be friends with them because the other person can't seperate OOC from IC. Just, nothing. A whole lot of it.
Maybe I'm just biased because finals and the holidays, but it's hard not to think how many Christmas' are left.
Also, as a member of CN I'm entitled to at least one of these rants so fk' off I don't wanna hear the "this does nothing good for the game," spiel.
I guess my point is: If you're not having fun, do something that you'll have fun doing that affects more than your three best friends or does more than "shake up," your alliance.
Love me, or love to hate me, quite a few more than the normal have at least had an opinion.
What have you done?
(I do realize the irony that my target audience may not find this and likely will not respond as much as those who "have done something," so let me pre-empt your smartassness by saying you are overrated and more full of hot air than recent relevancy, except for (insert exception.))
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