Hi everyone - I’m new to the forums but have lurked a little.
I’m asking because I’ve generally only played this game with people I know in the real world, and for us the “trust no-one, betray or be betrayed” aspect of the game is what makes it so much fun (and a healthy dose of roleplay ). However in the (public turn based) game I’m currently in, I’ve betrayed someone and they dropped all roleplay and are saying they’ll probably just quit because I’ve ruined the game. They seem genuinely upset by it, which obviously wasn’t what I was hoping for. From their rank etc. they appear to be a veteran so I assumed they would expect, enjoy and be prepared for this kind of thing, but maybe I have the wrong idea about how the game is usually played online?
Another possibility of course is that the level of deceit is usually of a different kind than I expected and they are trying to emotionally manipulate me (rather than simply lying about in game intentions), but if so it’s not something I’m interested in.
Thanks for reading!
A little extra context for anyone that wants it
We’re having a civilised discussion about it (slowly… timezones are a thing) but from their perspective I’ve pretty much cheated, and from mine they’re complaining about something I’d consider an integral part of the game, and I’ve delayed my attack as a result (losing momentum, surprise and weapons lead in doing so). The game is down to 3 players as half the players went AFK/quit very quickly and another followed them (something I’ve heard is an occasional problem in the public games?) but the three of us left are all right at the bottom with me in the middle, so I was hoping for some swingy alliances anyway. I also thought the veteran player (the third player is new) would expect my betrayal since they cut me off to the north and I have nowhere else to go but attacking one of them as a result… The betrayal aspect of the game is the main draw for me - but obviously only if everyone involved is having fun because of it! I was under the impression that was what the game is all about.