Why not retire from playing intensively, and play for fun instead?
Thank you for this thread.
I enjoyed some Real Life yesterday - actually with a lady whom I met in my alliance, and then we found out that we are almost neighbors , so we met at a cafe, and we had a great time! - and I missed the thread by @marlenus.
For big players, I would like to mention an alternative to quitting completely. An alternative that more and more big players are choosing. It is simply:
Retiring from playing intensively.
Leaving that topXX alliance, joining a smaller alliance with nice people - or joining one of the retirement alliances which are currently being founded by more and more big players. Who all want to do what I have done: simply play in peace.
Leaving “the grind with the big titans”, going back to “play, not work”.
The quotes are taken from a conversation that I had last week with another big player. That is what he said to me. Verbatim.
Some time ago, I had met the guy in a topXX alliance. Now I saw him again, and he had founded a retirement alliance. To play the game in peace. To play. For fun. Instead of working.
As some may know, I myself retired from playing intensively some time ago. For the same reasons. I was thoroughly tired of the grind with the big titans, and I was thoroughly tired of this game being nothing but work. For no pay. On the contrary… I have a daytime job, thank you very much, and I do not appreciate having to work and work, for no pay, in my spare time.
But why quit the game, and throw the labor and the investment of time and money in the trash?
I myself - and more and more big players now - very much prefer retiring to a smaller alliance, with like-minded people, playing for fun, having no stress, no bother, no annoying stuff - and happily raiding to our heart’s content
We have the heroes, we have the experience, we have nice contacts with whom we can raid back and forth, sending them the videos, congratulating them on their wins, and - of course, in my case - inviting them for some nice genuine German beer for their return visits
Now, that is what I call playing a game for fun and enjoyment. Like retirement in Real Life: I have worked hard. For quite some time. Now, I have time to play and enjoy myself.
To my mind, retirement is a wonderful alternative to quitting the game and throwing everything away.
I would strongly advise to give it a try.
Now, I have no idea what SG thinks about all these happy - and quite strong - retirees hopping around in the Top 100 player leaderboard, talking to each other, having a great time and enjoying themselves immensely. Instead of throwing everything down and thus making room for the next generation of players - who still spend a whole lot of money trying to get to the place where we retirees already are.
Well, as Rhett Butler said, "Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a d… "
I never asked for 12* titans, I never asked for war or for big huge war opponents, I never asked for grind, work, bother and annoyance. And I have retired from all of that stuff.
Play, not work