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Loyalty Doesn't Exist
I've decided to finally quit the game. I've been playing almost 4 and a half years on the US1 server now and I've seen my share of alliances throughout. I've played two different accounts, my first having been deleted from inactivity back in 2015 when I hit 70 and found the game no longer fun. Once I got back into it I've found the community surrounding GGS. It took me a while to really find an alliance to stick around with but for around a year and a half I spent time with EC (Eternal Champs) back on my original account a couple years ago. After taking a break and coming back to the game I spent around six months with MC (Moving Company) maybe 3ish years ago. This was my first taste of a real PvP alliance. I'm not sure of the exact pacts that existed back then but I do remember that it was back around the time that LoF was the leading alliance before Misc and KoN came along. The alliance I spent almost 3 years ended up being Confederacy-SF. It's part of the Strike Force family, or at least it was. About a year ago we got into a scuffle with GK over a supposed rv take. Kevin was in charge at the time. A grizzled war vet who didn’t take anything from anyone. We put up a fight obviously with only about 20 members above 200k might though it was basically him carrying the load in the fight. That’s when I first saw the cracks in the relationship that was supposedly a family. Both within the SF family and even within our own alliance. Kevin was always known for protecting his own but he never could’ve known that his “grasshoppers” as he called them wouldn’t be there to have his back when he needed them. Kevin to the best of my recollection was completely angry with SF for their lack of support in the war for an alliance that was supposedly part of a family. Immediately Kevin knew that he wouldn’t be able to depend on a family that flaked at the first glimpse of a PvP fight when he knew that he would never back down. Six months later is when he finally realized how loyal his grasshoppers really were. What started as a small disagreement with KoN escalated quickly. Members who had stood by him for years ran for the hills as soon as the fighting started. Kevin who at the time had reached 800k might was positioned to protect his family and fought to the end. But the only one who stayed by him was Sky. And what about SK’s family which we had joined immediately after the war with GK? Never lifted a finger. What happened Grace? How about you Drackor? Why say you’d always be there to help your family and then run with your tail between your legs at the first hint of danger.
I’ll probably get so much flack for this but I have to say my piece. Pacts don’t mean jack. “Loyal” members who have been there for years will run as soon as you can’t protect them. As soon as something bigger or better comes along they’ll run. It’s what I’ve learned from this ordeal. I’ve given everything back to my mentor and throwing in the towel for good this time. To bad I only ever reached legendary 140 and 300k might. What I’ve learned from my experience is probably worth a lot more than anything else this game could’ve given me.