A few friends and I started building a settlement knowing all well that someone could come in and build next to us and build more prestige than we do. A few weeks ago, a guy showed up and started building. One of our friends invited him to build next to us and talked to him and all seemed well. Then we aren’t really sure what happened but he and his group of friends started building long running plots and roads to connect us to other settlements. When we told him we didn’t want to force merge with people, his response was that we are now the #2 settlement on the planet and that “we were welcome for that”. Along side that, for a few days they were forceable grappling mobs to our members and leaving them there to attack us.
I jumped on discord to voice chat with him and he told me he and his friends are building prestige towers to take over as the capital of the planet. He said that we couldn’t stop him and I agreed with him. A few days later, I saw they were going to force a merge with another settlement so I plotted out a long ways to try to block that from happening but I wasn’t successful. He forced the merge anyways.
I jumped on discord to chat again with him and he started telling us how he was the victim and that he would do what it takes to stop us from having fun. I told him that we were indeed having fun and we wanted him to be a part of our community. We just didn’t want him to build a big prestige tower for the sake of becoming viceroy and merging anyone who stands in his way. At that point the insults started to fly and I told him that we would appreciate it if they would just move. He told me he isn’t moving and reiterated that he will do what it takes to prevent us from having fun. He said he has an unlimited amount of plots and will continue laying them as he needs to.
I know there isn’t anything that can really be done about this, but its just sad because we really enjoy this game and everyone in the community has been awesome. Then we get this guy next to us that is not as awesome. I hope that the other settlements he is merging are not frustrated.
In any event, happy patch day all! I am looking forward to doing some sweet forging tonight.