As one of the generals of United We Stand I also would say our alliance would deserve the title of belonging to the better alliance from the top 200. I joined the alliance somewhere in December after introduction of the bug that Windows players couldn’t login for a period and never regret my decision. It’s better than an alliance, it’s all about helping each other, even with social life. For the game we are there for each other, if somebody has some ‘secret admirer’ who keeps on raiding, the alliance will handle it for the member to scare him/her off. Of course we test each others bases and try to give advice what to improve like any good alliance would do. But it doesn’t stop there. Even with social problems we try to help and be there for our team members. We have been a listening ear more than once for a lot of players and the reward is that our players stay happy and are willing to do an extra step, when we need them most.
Playing a game should be fun and not a burden, so we try to also focus on importance of private life and when we are online too long, our members inform us to take a well deserved break for that day, they will handle it. Most important is that we care for each other, even without knowing each other in real life. We would rather lose an entire war season, then losing a loyal member, that’s the way our members feel. For us it is normal to be there for each other, even during the short period of time that our leader unfortunately temporary had to leave the game. Not a problem at all, the generals took their responsibility and I temporary had the honor to lead the aliance. Well, leading is a big word, the alliance does not really need to be controlled by a leader, every member is aware of his/her responsibility and that’s just fantastic. And sure, sometimes there are some overheated discussions or finger pointings, but other members immediately interfere and tell them to stop, because that’s a golden unwritten rule of us, keep it friendly and hold reckon with others and never blame any other member.
If I just look back at previous war season, we were like a wounded animal, some players unfortunately had to return their devices and we had a dramatic fallback. It was hard to say goodbye to a few of our first members, because they had to return their devices and let them go, but we know they will rejoin us within a few months. But even then they keep tracking us and show interest in our alliance and are asking how we are doing.
To continue with previous war season, due to unfortunate circumstances, only 20 members of 25 remaining members were able to compete in war season and I still can’t believe what happened there. A normal team would have just given up the war, being outnumbered and having to fight against frenzy blaster, while not having any war boosts ourselves. We were losing heavily at day 2, losing 3 wars on a single day. But after frenzy blaster was gone the 20 remaining active players stepped forward, took their responsibility and did the impossible. We beated a 42 member alliance several times in a row to become third. How about that?
And yes, we know that our leader is busy working and since he also deserves a private life, like everybody else, we respect that he isn’t that active for the moment. We totally understand that he and other team members sometimes aren’t helping at all, but that’s fine with us. No need for players to exhaust themselves, giving them a well deserved break is also a part of being there for each other, we just handle the situation by ourselves and if we lose, we take it with dignity, no blaming on people who didn’t attack, we win and lose as a team. After all it’s only a game.
It’s an honor to be a part of this team.