I haven't been on for the past 7 days in game so far. This is a rare thing for me because I eventually always try to figure out a new way to enjoy the game. I used to be truly happy while feeling on top of the world, but recently, I began to ask myself, "Why am I unhappy? What is causing me to feel this way?" I have 4 level 200s, average gear, and decent amount of kamas for a casual gamer. For many years, I thought that having all of that would make me smile with joy but it seemed to fade away in time. I always felt that I had to have more, more, and more then promised myself I would be satisfied when I got to that goal. It is always great to set goals to achieve them, but I felt that the game lost that sense of raw emotions, community, and mutual respect we should have towards one another no matter who we are or what we own because we're all humans that make mistakes as a learning process but it is also a mysterious journey.
What happened to wanting to help someone out of kindness just to make someone's day instead of demanding payment when you know that you already know that you have a lot? I know that we all have to make kamas to get what we want to buy in game but once in a while, it never hurts to take that one further leap to help a fellow man or woman reach his or her goal. What happened to good sportsmanship in a perceptor, prism, kolossium, alignment, or challenge fight? It is really simple with minimal effort needed. In the beginning of the fight, just say: "Good luck guys and have fun." When a fight is about to be over, just say: "Good game. well played." or "That fight was quite intense but enjoyable, I hope you felt the same way regardless who wins or loses." When you're trying to ask questions to someone you just met or even known for someone at times about how to be a better player in game or what's the right way to go at this approach; for some reason, you are immediately viewed as a weakness or a noob. Isn't asking questions the best way to learn while working at it? Why are players so hostile to questions they know may be helpful for that person? I also noticed that a lot of people in game love trashtalking others to further improve their ego or feeling like they are the best but no one else is allowed to be the best like them. It happens more often in the small groups or cliques on a map especially. Whats wrong with having equal competition? That makes you want to find ways to improve your gameplay even more. Your actions should almost always speak louder than words for the most part.
At times, I wished that alliances were never a part of the game. The reason for this is the amount of ridiculous politics and drama associated with it. The only things that were truly worth it was the ability to talk to more people or the ability to teleport slightly easier with more ease but that's about it in terms of importance. When all guilds stood on their own, it gave it more meaning, purpose, an inner beauty to it. On Rushu, Blank made a lot of history with Rambo being first 200, Youbutsu being able to get 100 or more online at same time, plus im sure there are many other things I'm missing but you get what I mean. A lot of people wanted to join that guild, but got rejected probably for the right reasons for the most part. This gave people motivation to be the best they were able to be with a great heart but with also awesome merits to have the opportunity to join something with a powerful purpose. Now in 2017, it is just oh I see... Your guild is level 200, so is 25 others. You'll just see people recruiting members just to be at 240 members again while only looking for their level to be matching the appropriate requirement only! Unbelievable right? Also with the introduction of alliances, you get more bias players joining for the wrong reasons. For example, when Echo server began with dynasty having about 1000 members that consisted mainly of former Rushu players. All territories were green like the grassy plains of Otomai meaning you were able to capture it as long you had a prism with you. The alliance got some amazing territories in Frigost plus other areas in the game. Before you know it, 5500 people are in it within a short time frame. You think they joined for the hell of it or for the prisms teleportations? Let's be honest. Anyways, what it should have been is joining because you know youre able to make a big difference in it by helping out in 5 v 5 defense or making it a more helpful community but not shouting your requests repeatedly until people get angry.
Thank You List:
Linnaeus: For always asking how I was feeling or what I was doing.
Flower-Agi: For being super super cheerful all the time no matter the situation. Always lit up the chat room. Even made a youtube video about me for my birthday.
Aikaii: For alowing me to tease you about your baseball hobby while being very laidback.
Jefe/Champion: For giving me resources, runes, plus other things without having to pay. Allowing me to be second in command of your guild Warriors.
Noob: For being a kind sadida in the guild Team America and allowing me to be part of it for a short period of time.
Jeffreysuper: For not judging me when I was in a Gobball set when we hunted together many years ago in cania plains.
Alan-Mohammad: For changing from a terrible to a good person in the end after meeting 4 years later again in game after scamming me but offer to pay full amount for the loss with a sincere apology.
Arcmania: For playing kolossium with me nearly all the time many years ago when I was in royal masto set as an enutrof. The ghostly shovel on 1/2 or higher takes all your buffs away at the time.
Green-Goblen: For keeping me in good company while leading divided we fall.
Tazz/Marius-Ro: For always leaving an open door for me to join the guild Rebellion whenever I wanted to.
Itzmewtwo: For always organizing solar's goultarminator for many years in game plus on imps village.
Ferish: For being one of the best iops on the server while inspiring many with her feats.
Sweetkraz: For helping me out when I needed a craft or a great mage on an item. At the tough times when no one wanted to help me.
Sansona: For answering my tough questions when I needed an answer.
Nesrin: For being a kind hearted woman. Allowing me to easily be myself.
Dolphin-Terminator: For being an easy person to talk to.
Dheya-Chan: For being my in game wife while talking about things I never would've imagined.
Ravelmaster and Nodirus: For helping me level at kanigloos when frigost was still fairly new.
Greenwizard: For looking up to me when there were way more better players than me.
Spirits-Revenge: For being always bringing a light joking vibe.
Kiszmet and Mudduck. Leyline and Arweena: For being all equally kind-hearted in game couples.
Moike: For making one of the best server quitting giveaways ever. Organizing a costume contest, group scavenger hunt, and few others that made a lot of people genuinely happy that day.
Luxie:-For sharing your real life situations while being an amazing sacrier at the time.
Aciez: For making me want to make a Foggernaut after you played it.
Oneohone: For always putting up with my forgotten memory jokes.
Locy: For being a powerful sadida for Goultarminator for many years. Very serious but also interesting to talk to.
Deejavus: For being one of the best international server magus of all times. Inspiring me to level my maguses to see what the fuss was all about.
Mochio: For being a great brother. Giving me free services of many types. What more to say? :p
Lifeinmyarrow: For being a good friend to me.
Swanny: For taking an extra mile to make sure I was in good hands.
Persona: For representing in Goultarminator many years ago when we had very few masqs on the server at the time and needed desperately.
Tulup: For leveling me in Bonta Rat sewers in white rat set while many years later inviting me to be apart of many of the guilds created with many interesting conversations lol.
Linegue: For allowing me to be in one of the server top guilds at the time. The name being Corruption.
Asians-Summon: For being there for me when thing were great or terrible at times. Also having the same asian nationality as myself which is rare in the game.
Oreoblizzard: For letting me be a part of the guild Strawhats. Was an amazing time to be apart of it.
Deceit: For enjoying my company.
Yess: For being a very kind woman.
Airandi: For having a great time with me even though his English was tough to understand. He was still very enthusiastic.
Mini-Plizi: For having a great time with me even though her English was tough to understand. She was very upbeat.
Dean: For giving me 10 million kamas after i level his alt from 120 to 180. Huge leap of faith for waiting for payment after finishing it many years ago.
Tells-Best: For being a good friend to me.
Harry: For helping me duo leech people at mastogobs with ancestral set. The era when the monsters would not run away from you but stay near you at all times when you have high agility.
Devils-Guardian: For enjoy each other company many years ago.
Splif: For giving me a chance to join Profus when I pretended to be a level 5 foggernaut but later joining with main when the server was super dead many years later.
Nub-Cakez: For helping many people out that needed it.
Nixie: For making a powerful legacy to newcomers plus oldcomers.
Aleena and Whaddafeck: For making a lot of server and guild events making many people feel a true sense of community.
Kochavi: For offering me to join Dusk or Corruption numerous times while allowing me to join Valor alliance many years later.
Im-Nick: For helping me out with leeching people in frigost.
Novan-Flor: For being a funny guy and a good friend.
Froggy-Princess: For making lot of inappropriate jokes but making me laugh openly at the same time.
Big-Boi: For being a quirky individual.
Sasori: For being a talkative friend while keeping me on my toes.
Hidden-Bow: For saying hi when I wasn't seeing it coming.
Jealocks: For always sharing his in game plans of what he was going to do while being entertaining in that aspect.
Kyumari: For stopping by to say hi or always asking to give my gear away on beta. It was some interesting times for sure.
June: For always wanting to help other players.
Beckydee: For laughing or enjoying my conversations.
Chazzler: For having a positive personality, great to hang out with.
Sleeping-Whip: For being my fantasy godmother and taking care of my old guild Guardian Legacy name changed to Utopia.
Spoggy and Kung-Fury: For being a very friendly power couple. Wish them nothing but the best in their relationship.
Gnight: For allowing me to be a part of the guild Instant.
Strife-Zero: For having funny talks on skype with few of your closest Revolution members. Inspired me to make all my characters have the same colors as Revolution.
Defuse: For making me in awe with your Rogue bomb wall plays. Was always fun seeing you pvp with it. The irony is we first talked on Ombre before talking on Rushu later on.
Youbutsu: For making people so inspired and happy with having 1st level 200 guild on Rushu while making a big name for it with the environment plus people like Rambo.
Astrology: For being one of the most dominant fecas In 5 v 5 group fights I ever seen in the past few months. Frightening but equally enjoyable the see the armor timing with genius truce timing to reapply armors again in the right moments. The ap/gravity glyph strategy was a nightmare.
Uthman: For always seeing some type of great potential in me. Always enjoyed the many different sides to you. The serious, the joker, the life of the party, spirituality in what you believe, ultra competitive and many more.
Anjulica: For putting in a lot of passionate effort to make Integrity what it is now today. Lot of events that probably made lot of people days. but also a lot of interesting controversy. Only wish was that the guild application to Integrity was more faster but also bit easier.
Frostheart: For being a good friend, enjoying my troll jokes, having fun pvming or pvping.
Liinlie: For being an interesting calm French woman.
Ben-Krankin: For allowing be to be apart of Ten Inches but saw me as a unique person.
-Nota-: For beng one of the friendliest people I ever met when beginning the game as a new player.
Timeless: For making insane xelor plays that made many people say wow.
From Oto Mustam (Heroic) :
Mag: For being the 1st level 200 english player on the server. Inspiration to many english players.
Crunchiie: For allowing me to be apart of Conspiracy Theory. One of the best English guilds ever on the server for long time.
Sturridge: For taking the time to know and trust me when there were a lot of backstabbers on the server.
Ignore: For allowing me to hunt with your big team in aggro zone areas risking tons of levels plus gear. Huge leap of faith.
Charlie-Sheen: For always being happy to see me while making sure I wasn't doing too many stupid things.
Jake: For helping me learn a lot about the server while training me under your wing. One of the best bonds I ever made on that server.
Ironaxeman: For leading Murder InC. Lot of amazing english players in that era while equally being one of the best English guilds early on in the server until Conspiracy Theory.
Benevolent-Sea: For letting me join your english guild when there was lot of drama happening in others at the time.
Tapered-Soul: For being a super chill guy while always having a great time with me.
Faruz-Lyte: For being a very friendly english guy.
Hardcore-Heaven: For helping me in Brakmar dungeon runs.
From Ombre (Shadow) :
Robert: For being one of my real first friends on the server.
Moonagi: For allowing me to be apart of the 1st english guild on the server. The Moon Brigade.
Board: For being my leveling buddy and talking to me while keeping me busy.
Dismak: For helping me at level 20 to be level 200 in time. My goal to having a 200 on a special evolving server thanks to you.
Feint: For helping me through rough fights to fight another day alive.
Life: For talking about your in real life relationship of your girlfriend very often kept it entertaining. Also with all the goals you want to get on the server.
Polymath: For helping other english players by being a guild owner for a while.
Datura: By allowing me to be in a powerful French alliance even though we were the only english guild.
Lynnear: For being the best French level 200 foggernaut on the server while being very helpful to me while also speaking English fluently.
To whoever I forgot, thank you as well for being apart of my journey. Always stay true to yourself.