So it has taken me two days to post this, but I wanted to give a recount of our round and why we deleted. Be warned this will probably be really long and have some tangents so bear with me.
For the past few rounds I have either not played or been super inactive due to families that were inactive, or with people the frankly I did not want to play with.
This round I got lucky and randomed with TBO, and Young Wolf, then we drafted Tommy. All three of these guys are beasts. Tommy has an understanding of the game and its mechanics that I think is unparalleled. And wolf literally sacrifices his health to be on 20 hours a day if needed. And TBO is just TBO.
We got 2 randoms in Ordos and Cxris. I had played with Ordos before but knew nothing of Cxris.
First tangent, I know I am new, but being able to play with friends and people you know makes this game so much better. It makes the long rounds go by, and just adds so much more fun to the round. MW rounds should be mostly drafts, with only 1 or 2 randoms. I think this would keep vets here as they can play with the people they want, and still allows newer plays to join good fams, learn and make friends.
So anyway we got off to a ridiculous start. The unlimited expo allowed us to grow at new and crazy rates. The round started Wednesday and by Sunday we were already discussing when expo would end and how may planets were left. Joking it was said that we should expo everything left in the galaxy. We had a decent eco lead, with Airwing and Noir behind us, but Noirs fam had been hijacked by TU and Daylight.
Tommy started looking at the math to see if it was possible, about this time Blonde explored close to 200 planets and we knew we had to act fast. And this is where we made our first mistake. We wanted to get max planets possible, and due to Tommy and Wolf con we had to use CXRIS.
I say this was a mistake for a few reasons. Cxris just explored where ever he wanted with no plan or though to what he was doing. And this is where people really got angry because he was exploring peoples home systems and their inner cores. Now I think it ridiculous that people had not explored their own HS or their inner core. The second reason was cxris for some reason thought he was keeping all of the planets, and began building lasers and random buildings on them. Never passing them to the family.
Well people got real pissed off real fast. Wolf and been working diplo had and had gotten us naps with most of the families in MW. With the exception of Beers and Mrblondes family. Beers came after us almost immediately. We had the better eco still and as i said Wolf is a beast. and were able to take care of them in a day or two. As soon as that was over Mrblondes family came after us with similar results.
At this point the round was 9 days old, the entire galaxy had been explored, we had already been in 2 wars and won, and had 1 day to eco. And when i say eco, it was on the planets we had before we explored because cxris refused to pass. But while we were warring for almost 3 days Airwing was able to take over the eco lead. and he cancelled on us.
We originally decided to try and save and war, using Tommy and Wolfs attacking skill to even out the savings difference, about 4 hours before the war 2 other families cancelled on us. At this point some one joking said we should just all delete. I was against it at first, but the guys convinced me. There was no real point in trying to fight a 3v1. And it was solidified when 2 more families canceled on us.
Second tangent. I already made a post about it, but something has to be done about how wars and naps are handled in this game. It is getting ridiculous. There needs to be checks and balance on how wars occur, how long they last, how much can be taken, and how long each family has to cool down.
So all decided to delete, and I know our deletions caused others to as well. But for us, it was better to just leave and relax for a few weeks instead of trying to win a 5v1.
I know there was a lot of behind the scene politics that honestly I was not involved in. All I know is that from a game play stand point this was honestly the worst round that I have played since I joined the game. There was just no fun. My fun was had in my chats with my other 3 great family members.
Some may flame or troll but honestly I dont care. Everyone that plays this game gives a lot of their personal life and time to play it. And honestly we werent willing to keep doing that this round.