- My story goes back a few years ago. It was the end of March 2014 and I loved playing mobile games, but I had no idea what GoW was about. I downloaded it to earn special points for another free mobile game, Monsters something. An ad popped up to earn some type of reward and said all I had to do was get up to SH 5 and I would earn the reward.
Long story short, I had no idea what I was doing when I started. I would follow the banter in KC but I didn’t set up a username for weeks. When I figured it out, I asked questions and was befriended by an Aussie young guy. I was eventually invited to his alliance. I was becoming well known to the R4’s and R5 and that’s when I started to learn how to play the game.
I had a falling out with the R5 who I figured out was after women who are or were married and would try and seduce them by offering to buy packs (because he was loaded $$) in exchange for nudey pics… sorry guys, I’m not that kind of gal. One of the R4’s/online GF’s broke up with him and warned me about him but she and I kept in touch. She was telling me to join the new alliance she was in and I eventually decided to do just that. It was then I met some really amazing people that I have remained in contact with since and become good online friends. We eventually merged with one of the leading alliances in K521 (R5) and I became quite skilled as a trapper. Trapping was far more cost effective than being a rally lead at the time, but still cost a bit.
I suppose this is the part where I admit how much money I have spent on the game… I don’t have an exact number, but I would estimate it to be around $1100. *hangs head in shame*
Yes, in the 4 approximate years I’ve played the game I’ve spent $1100 and I know many others that have spent as much as what my actual house costs… and that’s staggering. The point I’m making, this $1100 small fortune is money I could have used for my family. I’m a mom, a wife, and now a working professional. When I started playing I worked part time at a Canadian coffee chain that many may know of (Tim Hortons) and then I went back to school to study law. No, I’m not a lawyer. I’m a law clerk and I’ve gotten experience working with different legislation and varying degrees of law; like corporate, family, criminal, small claims and now the fruits of my labour has landed me a great job in a big firm for property.
Last year in the early spring of 2017 was when MZ was rolling shit out faster than it takes for Chinese food take-out to vacate your bowels. I knew the game was going to die. But I couldn’t leave it and let my team down in my alliance. Then a player decided to make a stand and organize a boycott and I became quite involved. Many competitive rally leaders thought that the initiative was not going to last and the game would pick up again. Now we’ve seen many kingdoms die. Former large alliances and players started quitting by the masses… I think it really hit folks when Ctesse and her crew all jumped ship because they began to see what MZ was doing. That was only in the fall of 2017 people. If only those big players listened to the smaller masses last spring (I hate to say I told you so… HAHA who am I kidding! WE TOLD YOU SO!!!)
Anyway, my assistance with my legal know-how and reading and translating legal jargon for the folks who started to become really involved noticed lil ol’ me. They were wanting to make a stand to a big money hungry corporation with their fat cat wallets and big shot lawyers and asked me if I wanted to help guide the way with them. Hell yes I do! Where will the buck stop without having people make a stand? It won’t.
That’s why I’ve been a long supporter of this movement, and I want MZ to pay for what they’ve done. They have used psychological manipulative gambling tactics and so many people have had to pay figuratively and literally.
That is my story. The only thing I can say I’m grateful for out of this game are the lasting friendships I’ve gained. Many of you may roll your eyes, but its true. I’ve made some great friends and I’m certain these friendships will last for a long time. I encourage everyone else to share their stories. There won’t be judgments from anyone. Thanks for reading.