Well, another day, another hastle it seems. These days the game of Cybernations has grown (if that is the term you prefer to use) so far from what it was like when I made my first nation back in 2007. Many alliances have come and gone and we have so many people who have been a part of what this game is today that are no longer with us. Personally I have been in few alliances compared to some players of my age in this game, mostly because I like the idea of staying with one family and making it work until it no longer can. I've branched out and tried to create my own alliance in this game and learned some very important things about how alliances work, I owe that to a great many players who helped me learn those lessons.
Recently however, I have noticed a trend that doesn't seem to make sense to me. These days in Cybernations, it seems like people who are a part of established alliances look down on new and small alliances. I really don't understand why, surely they must remember what was like to be the low man on the totem pole. Power in this game is not something that is given in any way, it is something that is earned. Granted, there are many ways to earn power, some of them being frowned upon, but you never just have power handed to you. I think we can all agree that no alliance in their right mind would give power to a nation of only 300 nation strength, but you don't treat them like nothing either. So if you wouldn't treat a new member of your alliance with harsh critisism and flaming at every post, why would you do so for a new alliance on the block? Some alliances deserve it (the name Winner12345 comes to mind when writing this) but the majority of new alliances are just friends grouping together for the common good. They don't have to be big to be powerful, all it takes it one person to set off an explosion.
My current alliance, the Global Protection Force, gets a lot of negative posts on anything our Secretary General, Triumvirate of Foreign Affairs, or any other government member posts. I know members may have a problem with some of our members, but surely that doesn't mean the whole alliance is bad. I would be willing to bet that if the Global Protection Force was a top ten sanctioned alliance, most of the people who flame on our posts and harass us on a regular basis would not do such a thing no matter how big a problem they have with us. From my point of veiw, in the past the alliances of Cybernations were much more accepting of the new kid on the block and taught them how to succeed rather than shot them down. I understand that it's all about connections and politics, but friends are hard to come by these days and I kind of think that should change.
Yes this post is a rant about my opinion, and if you don't like it then you don't have to read anything I post ever again. Like I said on my blog, this is a place for me to vent my frustrations about things I see around me. You don't have to like it, and I don't have to care if you like it. Thanks for reading anyway, I know I can't write, but if one person reads this and changes, it's worth it.