The only power I wanted was the power to protect myself and my fellow friendly alliance mates from abuse by others in power. If anyone in my alliance is going to abuse anyone else, it’s going to be me.
And since I have no interest in abusing anyone, it should never become an issue at all.
I call you an eternal optimist because compared to me, you are. There are many times where in my mind, I am thinking “we don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning this war…”
But I don’t want to say it out loud, because that would be demoralizing to the team.
It leaves me conflicted because, on the one hand, I think a good leader should rally their team, even when faced against overwhelming odds.
On the other hand, I don’t think a good leader should lie to their team either.
It’s helpful to have a fellow leader who is able to put a positive spin on a bad situation, to make it seem less bad. Because without that, I’d probably just shrug and say “looks like we’re going to lose another one, guys… just use your flags for whatever and get whatever points you can, I don’t care anymore.” Which would be incredibly foolish, because we’ve actually won quite a few of the wars I never thought we stood a chance of winning. Never give up, never surrender!