It’s been already 2 years since I did my first steps on the Kingdom. Seems like yesterday: As a newbie, after few successful raids I got some confidence and said to give a try against the undisputed champion of the leaderboard, MasterE. …….as you guess it didn’t go as planned! But as real Arnold’s fan, I too said: “ I’ll be back”!
Two long years have passed since then. Joys and disappointments, achievements and failures, delight and frustration. and now, I am finally saying goodbye, to all of you who become my family in this virtual world.
I was hoping that day to come much later, but sadly the truth is, that ….I can’t keep it up anymore.
As a rather engaged player with a limited budget, I tried to compensate my lack of money spending with time, effort and strategy. I have to admit that in the beginning this was working pretty well, but sadly for the last year, with each major update, keeping up was becoming harder and harder… Worst part was that I wasn’t failing just me, I was failing my team and friends who all counted on me.
I was failing them not because I was any less of the raider I used to be, but because the developer was increasing the power balance gap between free and paying players, more and more and more. Despite my outcries, I couldn’t do anything about it, but instead be patient for the sake of my team, hoping things will change for the best.
After the last update though, I realized that this struggle will get only worse. My base will NEVER be as strong as the high spenders, My raids will NEVER be as easy, My War performance will NEVER be even nearly as good. It only gets worse as Flare demands more and more. Time, skill or strategy don’t really matter anymore, and win is just something that can be handed to the highest bidder. I simply can’t accept this, and this is why I will move on in my life, as soon as this war season ends. But before doing that, I wish to share with you some of the good moments in my 2-year-old journey:
The day I reached the first time the top 10 of the leaderboard, along with some good buddies – no pushes/pulls, just with clean victories – those days seem impossible to be repeated now
The day when all top alliances forgot their differences and all united against terrorism
A typical day where I lost ~2 Billion Gems and Trophies. Yes, that gladly was a bug.
The first time where I beat scroll free the base of my RR2 legend, MasterE.
Back on the good old Burninator days before skull perks were implemented. Before the perks, me and the people you see on the screenshot were all consistent top performers. After the skull perks, all of those devoted but low spending raiders become the low/medium performers.
The day were RR2 history was made. The day where a small, infamous team fought united and fearless against the Big 3 Alliances.
I could go on and on but then you may confuse this post with one of HeroesFlorian’s ones
I just want to end this by saying a big Thank You to all of you who become my family during those 2 years. I love you all and wish you the very best in every step of your life.
I am also apologizing to everyone that I may have hurt with my words or actions. I am asking your forgiveness.
Peace to all raiders ! Hasta la vista!