Crew-Mates & The Story of the Tree

I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me & you
And i think to myself
What a Wonderful World. . .

Who would know that a gaming environment can actually lead to personal happiness.
Personal happiness meaning meeting good people along the way. It’s not just about heroes and emblems and aethers and loots and titans and wars and raids and tourneys (damn, why did i say it’s not JUST about when it’s actually a LOT :sweat:) . . . Anyways, it’s not just about all of those things that we can do with a sequence of clickings, that actually gives us the reason to stay in this game. . . It’s also about the people we meet playing this game.

Staying in this game through the years have built bonds to some, if not more, people that play this game everyday. Alliances are not just merely a bunch of players logging in at the same walls, u cannot go the distance if you are not actually surrounded by people you like (attitude wise) and trust (at least game wise). These are the same bunch of names that greets u everyday of your life, from the minute you woke up and grab your phone and start clicking on that icon (a very intrguing icon, btw, but that’s another story) named Empires & Puzzles, then probably hit the titan then realized that u screwed up your own POV because u didn’t read first that u need to hit it with all elements (which is crap, but also another story), and then realized too that it’s a pass, because the alliance message board says so and u didn’t read too because u are still half asleep… dang, NOT READING brings a lot of issue in this game. . . :unamused:. . . Thought it was suppose to entertain gamers. . :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: And these are also the same bunch of names u said goodnight to after after emptying your WE flask, your titan flask, and your Raid flask.

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And i think to myself
What a Wonderful World…

Okay, i got lost. . . What was i saying again? . . . :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: oh yeah, well, let me start again by saying that we dont just enjoy this game because of the game itself, we also enjoy it because of the people we met. And these people includes alliance mates, of course, that’s the first thing, i think, then the people we met outside the walls of our houses - people from recruitment groups, leaders of other alliances, helpful Line/Discord/Whatsapp groups, and even this Community Forum. Mostly these are just names that we encounter as we play the game, but little that we know, we are actually opening doors of friendship, sharing a bunch of laughters (and headaches too, because let’s face it, some are just annoying :weary::weary::weary:, but also that’s another story), and we are also giving and taking help along the way. . . And these things sometimes lead to greater bonds. Understanding and Respect are given, and Friendships forge along the way. I bet there’s a lot of people here who can attest that they got involved into somehow a personal level of bonds with their mates, if not, but with a familiar comfort to certain people.

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying how do you do
They’re really saying
I Love You. . .

And sometimes, an even stronger bonds are built because of this game and its community.

And just inside the Mates, there is a Tree that provides a good place to blooming things. . .
Embracing the people on it, and celebrating with every person around it, as everybody witness all the things that are growing. .

And i think to myself
What a Wonderful World.

Come on guys, everybody is invited to share their own story that started and evolved because of this game.


@Skellet53 @Pike @NicoX @mrchief @sleepyhead @FrenziedEye @Theo87 @The_Seeker @Sorvina

@everybody from this gaming community


thanks for the tag! nice intro @Nirvana29 , and now whenever I see a tree I will get this weird “hah! the mystery of @NicoX and aww but @Nirvana29 made such a nice post and now I’m all muddled up” feeling


Hey man! Another wonderful speech! And so true! I will never forget my history, but the present is a good one. I’m happy to be where I am in the game. And I’m proud to be one of the Tree Stooges. :smiling_face_with_tear: Somehow. :roll_eyes: By the way, if you miss an h, you can look for it at Easter. And a Pike. And a 6. And many other things…


I have no idea what is happening, but if you are enlisting my fertilising and landscaping services, I am happy to assist.

I have a watering can, will that meet your requirements? :rofl: :joy: :sweat_smile:


Wait, did you get a :wastebasket: @Nirvana29 !? Congrats! But what for? :thinking: @NicoX Any idea? :smirk:


Forgive me @sleepyhead i can’t exactly tell u the mystery of @NicoX and the tree or my life will be in utmost danger. . . :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: :deciduous_tree:!

Awwww @pike man, I’m more than glad to have you in our family, and it’s a real treat to hear that you’re happy gaming with us. And hooray to the TREE STOOGES! :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

Dang, i think i like it that way! :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: :deciduous_tree:!

@FrenziedEye Don’t worry man, i think a lot of people don’t either :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: but it’s better that way for my own safety :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

I think nico can handle that one :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

Idk, but @sleepyhead is the one who mentioned about that :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

I am very much glad u said that. . . Wait, we’re talking about you changing alliances, right? :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

Sold! Password is “Nico Sucks”, I’ll wait for you by the door! :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

#worth.a.shot :deciduous_tree:!

Yes. . . And idk if i should laugh or cry about that :fearful::fearful::fearful:

Gee, mods, u could have just given me a :deciduous_tree:!
Just sayin’. . . :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

@Pike Either for trashing @NicoX Sucks or they want to put me in one. . . I have no idea! :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

#trash.and.troll :deciduous_tree:!


@Pike the duck guy dared me with the :deciduous_tree:!
I’m just happy to provide another reason for trolls to be happy :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

@NicoX I will get a Franz soon to make the ducks share damage with you, man. And that will be for a lot of turns :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: :deciduous_tree:!


:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: man, u sound like you’re not so sure. . . U will get laserbeamed anyway :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

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@Shyam come hang around, man. Tell us about the Jesters. . . would love to hear how everybody juggles there :grin:


This post’s title got me excited but then, tl;dr

However, your safety is of paramount importance so maybe we can exchange it in a coded message. How about reversing the sentences? In order to not reveal the entire scheme, we should also add “duck” as every 4th word. That should do it I think.

I agree, tree would have been nice, but then, it’s better than mine which is the “invisible” emoji.

If folks see this thread and still think Crew-mates is not the most happening place, they deserve 2LB aethers being shoved in their faces.

Just wait till King Duck (@NicoX) wakes up and see the fireworks go. Another post with a 100 quotes, followed by 10 more - coming up soon. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


ducks and trees make me think of roast duck stuffed with parsley…


Wow… I’m actually impressed as to how u turned the Story of the Tree as something inspiring and sort of symbolic as far as growing relationships. I wasn’t aware that you can actually make sense :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Nice touch with the Tree and the song… :thinking: Really impressed how you deliver it this way :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: and i feel like dying saying this…

Ummm… Because u aren’t really familiar with all these things because all you do is log in the game and troll people :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Or, or the people you met and trolled while playing this game… :roll_eyes: I know it gives you Happiness :rofl::rofl::rofl:

:thinking: What’s with the icon?..

U keep saying another story, then stop bringing it up?.. :roll_eyes:

Ohhhh… You’re too funny… like you do that… :expressionless::expressionless::expressionless::expressionless:

That tells you to shut up when you’re trolling everybody :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Yeah, probably you don’t know what you’re saying, that’s why it actually made sense :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Ummmm… Like you? :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Yeah, like the Idiot Twins & The 3 Stooges :roll_eyes::rofl::rofl::rofl: No wonder why puks don’t speak at all

Yeah, it will be much stronger if u will just wash the dishes and takeout the trash then go straight to sleep and not text somebody… :roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes:


Excellent @Nirvana29 . You made a relationship between tree and ours.
Look at that tree :palm_tree:!!! Wow How majestic it stands? Like that my alliance Jesters

Exactly … !!! Happiness is not in-game but meeting new friends. To be honest the source is Outside game not in game( Only nowadays) .

You are exactly right. I enjoying this game because the people i met . Not a single lot and lot branches .

Exactly. What the game given.? Like this tree which game given happiness to us ?

Exactly. Bond is between tree members but not game.


Exactly. I thanks to forum who gave a nice tree called “Jesters” in this life. From that tree i got good branches like @Math-Teacher @Kloster @Sir_Crapsalot @McNaulty @Cheds as they are looking all over in this tree .

This jester Tree gave me all the funniest thing i ever had in my life. Always joint family. Patience is important. Happt to say I am a part of this tree Fun, Beer, whisky :tumbler_glass: Good , Adventure , Caring, Adjusting… Etc etc … I am playing this game because of this Crew family tree…


Additonsly i saw lots good guests in my trees by this forum .
I know @Sarah2 @Luna (TBD) long time ago and still living as dove in my tree. Birds come and go but dove always in heart .
@Joesiera a good brother a welwisher a neighbour @Vidya128 another brother who are my roots in this tree as they always monitoring me …
@Dessertrose there is flower in this tree. Always loveable and sweet as she celebrated her birthday recently.
@mrchief in this tree I look a financial advisor who always … how to say … Yeah exactly He is “right about investment”

@sleepyhead @Pike @Skellet53 @FrenziedEye always …they making this tree as always fun. Not only fun but something they will add knowledge. They are pouring lots of waters to my roots.
Totally the jesters gave me and teaCh me lots as about game, friendship, cheers …love …



I started to write a post about my in-game experience, but I think no one wants to read that.

This tree reminded me of branches and how every experience is a branch, every person a leaf. I came to know plenty of people here on the forum, people I like reading, people I respect, people who make me laugh and people who make me think. I’ve been a forum person for almost 20 years and I’ve always loved how you can find like-minded people in an environment like this. Bunch of peeps from here are very dear to me and I’m sorry I don’t live closer to plenty of you. My wish is to throw an international party somewhere and to just have fun with y’all, that would be a blast. No phones allowed, btw :rofl:

Now, when I mentioned the branches and leaves… There is one person from this forum I need to mention and even though I know I’ll regret it, here it goes :rofl:

I don’t remember how and when did @NicoX and I started talking to each other, I just know I gave him my Line ID after one of his long hiatuses when he was feeling low. I didn’t think he’d actually send a message, so I was so happy that he actually did. That happened somewhere during last year, I can’t remember when, but the main reason why I’m mentioning the twat is next.
Nico has been one of my friends who sat listening to me while I was down after a breakup with my, now, ex. He offered comfort and compassion when I needed it.
He’s been listening to my hypochondriac rambles often, not mocking me or anything, just being a friend.
Due to the nature of my job, I can often get extremely withdrawn from people and you know what he does? He gives me space. He’s never a presence that suffocates me, never someone who’s hanging around my neck. He absolutely respects my space and doesn’t really bit*h when I don’t reply for a day or two. We just continue talking like nothing has happened. He trusted me with his phone number (which is something I don’t take lightly) and I mean to show the respect back.
Honestly, everyone should get themselves a Nico.

Our relationship has definitely flourished when I sent him a photo of me sitting on the toilet. I think I was sick and had diarrhea :thinking: He drew the line at my hairy legs though, he doesn’t want to see that.
And to think, trashy music brought us together :rofl: Thank goodness for Eurodance. I think I outtrashed you :thinking:

Nico is a friend. So, idiot, if you’re reading this, I know you know this, but I needed other people to know how kind, generous and what an awesome friend you are. Your friendship has definitely enriched my life and even if I never meet you in person, I’m happy I got the chance to meet you in this virtual space :heart:


What a great memory you have @Shyam :trophy: - and TBD are still going strong under @Macaque1902’s leadership.

It’s a wonderful world, when your cup is half full vs half empty - kudos @Nirvana29. :clap:


Thanks for the tag @Shyam , this positivity and gratitude of yours is just what I needed today :slight_smile:


Thank you so much @Shyam

Your words mean a world to me

You are so kind :green_heart:


And this song always reminds me of @anc1ent1 :green_heart::green_heart::green_heart::green_heart:

I don’t know why! But it just feels right


It Smells Like a Tree Spirit! I told ya :wink:

Great words to read before hitting the sack. Sniff. And a great place to be under/near/hanging on (delete as appropriate) that tree :slight_smile:

And here’s what AI (Freeway ML) thinks about “Crew Mates Sitting Under a Blossoming Tree”. Well, I really can’t see blossoming part, but even the best AI probably won’t correct my spelling error in the description I gave :stuck_out_tongue: