As anyone that's made it to the upper level knows (like level 200)...VETS CAN SUCK!
Yes, a large part of the game in the upper levels is the community aspect. Which is largely run by a handful of WoC "Big Winners" or Veterans.
Most are fair, and stay out of things...defend their stuff, take what they need and punish nations that get out of line. But SOME are just freaking
babies and think the game exists for them.
I hate that. They won't even fight you in a head to head battle. As their rebirthed nations are coming back up (you get 1000 free credits when you
pop back down to level 1) they just whisper anyone that gets close...I'm gonna get mah level 3 zillion out of suspension and ruin your game if you
don't back off from my little mamby pamby nation.
Or the absolute worst are when they decide to "protect" any little nation that comes along with an account name like "HottieBigBootyBabe" :shk:
Like it's not just some guy just making the dumbass pre-pubescents do all the work for them because they have a chick's name.
My solution. Call their bluff. If you're not defending an orb, who cares if they spend all day and night and $300 on geo wipe to "teach you a
lesson". It's not like they can really kill you. Just come back the next day, and the next and the next.
People get grudges, but I haven't seen one last past a week yet. And the levels don't matter. I've had to hunt down every last square of someone
bigger all over the freaking world and wipe them clean like 5 days in a row, then they just do it to me back... the only "winner" is the one that
doesn't quit coming back.
Of course walking away can save time too, but whatever floats your boat.
I'm just saying, don't buy all the big talk and threats from players so lazy they have to hide behind their reputation. (It's called hiding behind
a name in the game.)
Make 'em teach you that lesson. I promise you they really don't want to.
I was raising cain about this in WoC chat the other day, but then I stumbled on an Orb and figured best keep a low profile for a while.