Most premium games I’f started took forever to fill. But it’s a mute point by now. The community in the 64 player games has grown increasingly impossible to play with in a positive way. Grudges are held, fewer and fewer reasonable players are found. And there is a growing clique that seem obsessed with fighting in perma-alliances even when there is no benefit to it but protracted conflict. That’s fine and all, but they seem to expect betrayal of any kind, past and presently contemplated, are against the rules.
I don’t know. I guess it’s just me. My reputation has somehow been ruined because of politics in past games and my tendency to dominate whenever I have good allies, and those who I have betrayed see fit to ostracize me without end, despite having made it up to them in successive games. And then there are the bad apples who eschew diplomacy for bullying tactics and trade embargos of the worst kind.
With Jay vanished into the netherspace, the old NP avatars nothing but a pipe dream long gone, a shriveling and souring community, and the demand for players to be perfect in their dealings, rather than duplicitous… I’m done. I don’t think I’ll be playing in the near future. Maybe I will set up a premium only game, but that won’t be any time soon unless the urge strangely strikes. I doubt that will happen.
Enough of me bawling. I’m outta here.