So long, and thanks for all the pixels!

I’ll remember this one, would you mind please coming back on here in a few weeks of obviously no playing and say if you feel better for it? Or worse?

I’d like to kick the spending habit too, and hoping it feels great to be free. (Or gutted!)

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Thanks guys. @Gti, so far, feeding my heroes into oblivion has felt really liberating!

The only thing I’m starting to worry about is how I’ll pass the time when I’m on the pot, LOL. Gross, but you know you all do your best raiding in the can!

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Mind me, but i vote your post best post of the year.

I don’t know you but i really wish you all the best.

Edit: best soundtrack too, lol.

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No more worries about: 4* mats, poons, tornados, titan loot, HAM, shiny new heroes, nerfing, war matching, mono vs. 3/2, tournaments, challenge events, and so on…

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I wish you continued success in your future endeavours. For me, the most thought provoking post of the year.

Thank you for sharing :hugs:.

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I’m here saying my farewell as well, I will be permanently leaving the forum at the end of the weekend. I just wanted to say as a fellow addictive personality l over stand your sentiment, here is my farewell post to give you some insight.

I was able to afford it until I couldn’t anymore, so I’m glad you walked away before it consumed you like it did me. Take care and all the best

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I watched your video. After the initial feeling of “Are you sure???” (silly because it was already done), it was strangely liberating to watch. Fairly sure the last straw for me is coming soon. Am weaning myself off of my alliance, which I will miss with all my heart.

Thank you for speaking truth and modeling courage.Blessings as you move out into the light!!!

Wishing you the very best

:bouquet::heart::bouquet::sunglasses:

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This was a profound post, too. There is life outside the game!!! It’s just as messy, but it is REAL!!! Step into the sunshine!!! Call a friend!!! Taste freedom!!!
:bouquet::heart::bouquet: :sun_with_face:

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Kudos for the Douglas Adams reference.

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the most raging video ive ever seen on this game…i got my tear drops watching those 5star heroes being fed with so much anger!!!

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No anger in deleting them, @Luckman8, I was just trying to get it all done before the song ended, lol. Was a huge relief, and I’m already happier and more productive on day one w/o E&P.

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This was very inspiring. Was there some sort of catalyst? I think I need a catalyst. For instance if I don’t get a decent yellow, purple, or green five by the end of February I’ll take a break or quit. Or is that mentality just part of the addiction?

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Honestly, you’re correct in seeing that this is part of the addiction mentality. You’ll find a reason to justify staying and/or spending more. It’s a very dangerous slippery slope. Even if you don’t get the 5* hero, let’s say you get a poison dart. Will you stay in hopes of getting the hero since you now have the ascension mat required?

I’m struggling with the same thought process mind you. This thread is starting to feel a bit like EnP Anonymous.

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Yep. I was there in November. Pulled Francine. December was about to quit. Pulled King Arthur. Luckily I don’t really spend. Maybe I’m up to $35 total in 15 months but for me it’s the time and the stealing of mental capacity.

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why dont you just take a break if you just wanna get relief or happier…i bet that your alliance mates really need you to contribute to it …i just cant believe you trash thousands of dollars with your hard earne money or thousands dollars is just like few bucks for you?

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if you don’t go immediately you will go never… :slight_smile: i know that

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Agreed @Dorotheus. For me, it was leave permanently or fall back into bad spending decisions eventually. I expect lots of folks have the same problem.

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Nice video @FeedMuggy.

My exit strategy was to get SG to delete my account from their servers. No base, no heros, nothing…all the way back to the insufferable tutorial :confounded:.

I wish you well in life, absent Empires. There are thousands of hobbies to explore with what was once you’re “gaming time” , or failing that, just not spending hours hunched over a screen lining up some coloured squares. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Just one word ! RESPECT !

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@Luckman8, I gave your question a lot of thought, and simply put, that roster that I bought was a liability, not an asset. Throwing it away doesn’t mean I’m trashing an investment, it means I’m removing the need to ever dump more money into it. There are always shiny, new heroes just around the corner that will make your old investments feel obsolete in time. For me, I know that if I kept playing, it would just be a matter of time before I start making bad decisions again.

As to my alliance needing me, I’ve seen lots of folks in the top 100 that clearly struggle as much as I do with spending and addiction. Some, far more. Again, no judgments, but maybe this video actually helps a few people more than me getting 5 or 6 one shots each war or throwing enough harpoons every day.

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