I have the most fun when I'm winning.
Whats left are the ones that say " I must win AE!!!!!". Really? Is it winning when you push a noob out of your little area of space. When you permafarm them into quitting? An entire guild against one player that is just learning the game ...i have to say that is mighty impressive. You definitely won AE there. You are super elite when you do that. You dont only win AE but you win the entire internet!
You do that because you have
to. If I let Joe Newb develop a fleet in my stronghold, he is going to use it to hit my bases when I am away on ops. I could spend some time now farming him out of the game and have all my *beep* stay intact when I go to make war, or I could let him develop enough to become a nuisance. I can't recruit him, because he might be a spy and by recruiting too many players, especially new/bad players, you become prime target for other guilds looking for food.
Stronghold play is the most effective way to play the game. We don't get our jollies out of farming all the newbs out, we farm all the newbs out so that our guild (made up of good players) can stay competitive. If I leave all the pests in my stronghold alive, then I have to build turrets. If I'm building turrets, I'm not building eco or fleet. If I'm not building eco or fleet, I fall behind the rest of the server who is farming their newbs out and playing greedy with eco and fleet. If I fall behind the server, I get invaded and farmed and all my players quit and my guild dies.
It's a vicious cycle, but right now it is the way the game is played. You can be an idealist all you want and cry about how it's not fair to the newbs, but that's the way it is.
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Also known as Homura