Quick link to the video in case you don’t want to read my post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVc7VDHmpJk
That’s it for me. After two and a half years of E&P with some of the top alliances and coolest players, I’m calling it quits. I’ve killed all the titans, run all the war scenarios and made it to #1 global in raids (and stayed there more than a few minutes) half a dozen times.
But… it’s not the boredom of game play that made me want to blow up my teams and uninstall the game.
I have an addictive personality. What started a long time ago as F2P later morphed into C2P, and for the last year, I’ve been spending absurd amounts of money to build the best teams. While I’m fortunate that I could afford the habit, I see now that this has become a wasteful addiction with no actual payback. When the thrill of the game died down, I realized that all I bought was a lot of very expensive pixels.
Here’s what helped me to change my perception of the game - maybe others will try this exercise.
Find a friend or a person you respect, and tell them about Empires and Puzzles. From the mechanics of the puzzles to the characters and their stats/skills. Tell them about how you farm resources and level characters and troops. Tell them about ascension materials and the rarity of pulling what you need. Then, tell them how much time you spend in the game each day. THEN, tell them how much money you’ve spent to get where you are. Be honest about it.
“So, you play Candy Crush to throw tiles at wizards and ninjas, and you waste hours, weeks and days of your life and spend enough money to buy a car… but it’s cool because everyone in your alliance does it too??”
I don’t judge anyone who spends money on this game, and I don’t begrudge SGG for squeezing so much cash out of me - they’re just very good at what they do. My only recommendation to everyone is just to stop and check your perspective from time to time.
Me… I’m checking out! I hope you enjoy this video of me going out with a bang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVc7VDHmpJk