I'm not sure about you, but I hate tribal hugs, so I'm perfectly fine with having "no friends". Oh, the friends I have in TEA don't count, after all, we're going to be aloneYour friends list grows shorter by the day too I bet...
I'm a warmonger, I uphold the standard of Tribal WARS. I dislike family tribes. I dislike coalitions. I dislike merge-to-win. I dislike academy tribes. You know what I do like? Fighting cowards who dislike war, and a lot of them can be found in my list of dislikes.
This was an interesting read, so let me say a few things in response.Not a backstabber or a betrayer but not opposed to using betrayers and backstabbers.
Not that it is an invalid way to play the game, if anything it is optimal. It really depends on your character, a lot of honourable, honest people end up as losers unless they are really good at the game. Liars, cheaters, backstabbers and those who claim to merely navigate that world do succeed. This is the same in real life.
For me personally, I'd rather fail. That is just who I am. I think TW cannot be classed the same as a game of monopoly, I think your conduct here to an extent reflects on your character in real life as there is a significant real life investment into this game. Yes, be who you want to be, but you can see who you really are through this game. That's why I, at least, value these traits that are suboptimal for gameplay, because that is what I value in people in real life.
I cannot know whether TEA are what people claim they are or not, but I thought I'd mention this as I think it is important with all the glorifying of this sort of play over recent worlds.
Firstly, I can appreciate a player who holds themselves to a high moral standard. It is admirable, and I never said it wasn't. However, I do not respect those who cry over such tactics if they either fall for them or are affected by them. Someone who cries over spilt milk isn't taking the time to clean said spilt milk, opting instead to stand, unmoving, crying over said mess. It's the same with the people who show outrage towards betrayers or spies or other such actions. If you're making a noise about being upset over being betrayed, you're not helping your situation by not fixing the issue. The type of person I respect who holds themselves to a high moral standard wouldn't cry about it, and instead make moves to combat the issues that have arisen. THAT is the sort of mind set an honourable person should have, and is the trait that separates the fakers from the truly honourable people.
Secondly, the theory about how your TW personality reflects who you are IRL is an interesting thought, and I believe it does hold true to a certain extent. I'm a bit of a stat whore IG, and IRL I dislike not knowing things. I often enjoyed being in a diplomatic position, which I believe has been reflected in my life as well, for example, a family member was seeing a psychologist who seemed to be crap at their job, and I was able to make a few guesses as to how/why, even though I myself am not a psychologist in the slightest. My guesses made sense to not only the family member who felt like they were getting nowhere, but to their doctor as well as the other psychologist they went to afterwards. Now, the reason why I say that TW personalty = IRL personality is to a certain extent is that whilst I'm neutral to immoral tactics in game, I'm 100% dead-set against immoral things in the real world.