Oh why i missed that post?
I was not reading all entirely, but i got some points that was mention by several people:
#1 As for Prestige War: Hash did not talked about LK in this case, just to defend @KushChapo
When we started to build the new Ultima HQ at Eresho, there was nothing big.
Well not entirely true, LaFamilia was there with a smalller City, maybe 7 Million Prestige and i am still sorry, that they decided to move, because they could not compete. But i hope they are okay with us in this case meanwhile
But we started to plan that new Ultima Network, it has took much nerves from us for several reasons. The Mainreason was, that we had to open it way to early.That was a big mistake, because many people came and wanted to have “a piece of cake”.
I bet, nobody of them would have builded there big, if we would not have moved to there.
Following to that, we had indeed a very obvisious “prestige war” running, a war, we never participated.
More than that, i was talking so many times with this people to explain, why we won’t do that and why we are not able to compete. But people did not cared about.
I just got said: “We just love to build”, “Why you not build also?” “Why people don’t align?”
There we come to
#2 Why Ultima Network will not be able to compete?
Thats simple as it is, Hash told already: We have 50 Planets to connect and to care for that.
Yes you could now say, “Hey other Networks do same, why they have more Prestige in their towns?”
My Answer: Because they are more people, they have their HQs not moved, they don’t own the Planetary Gates, Just the Mainhub (like TNT). And no, we are not masses on people at Ultima.
Ultima is NOT a big guild. Maybe one of the oldest. But literally this guild was driven for some months just by 3 people. Yes we have people in our Guildbook, but to be honest, we are far away from being a real guild. Guilds like Portal Seekers, RTG, Fireborn, Illuminaughty, LK, just to name some of them, are way more like a group. Ultima is more like a pool of Solo Player.
Beside this, i am the worst player for Prestige.
I can build hours on a Plot (Like my Tree at Fireborn) and not even get 10k Prestige.
And do you know what? I don’t care, i will not change my building style just for showing, how good “i have understand to play that game.”
#3 What else in case of Prestige and Warden/Viceroy?
Yeah! We was setting up Eresho town with the sense of a Network, that means we don’t force people to align their Beacons to UG-NET. We wanted that every guild/people who comes in the Town has the possibility to drive under their own name.
Maybe we was a bit naive in this case.
We don’t mind, if people are Warden of the Big Town, because we will not be able to compete (as said above). All we wanted was that this Town is made as an “Ultima Network”.
But people decided to change the name, for reason “Because we can.”
That leads to
#4 Why opt-in/out will not help in case of Ultima?
As for UG-NET itself, it would be okay, not to join another settlement/big town.
But what it would mean?
We are in middle of this whole “problem”.
I doubt it is even possible to separate us, for reason of this sense i was describing above.
What would be the consequence? The whole town would be splitted up in many single pieces.
The renaming if the big town, “because the warden can do it” was leading to many many questions by people who not aligned their beacons to anyone: “Why i have to see each time i am loggin in the name “Hohoho Town” (or other names it was called). It is annoying, i thought i am a part of Ultima Network Town?”.
#5 Do we care and continue?
Yes thats the whole problem that we was facing and wasted hours to clear such stuff.
And it made me tired as hell.
And all we had to see all day things like “All your town belongs to us.” (as Big Town Name)
Did i cared? Yes, because i believed that people are polite. I was wrong, so damn wrong.
Do i care now? Well with this post obvisiously, but in real, i don’t care anymore.
Do we continue? Yes, we will continue, as long we can somehow maintain the Hub.
But that is getting harder and harder each week.
Surely a main reason is the low player count in general in Boundless.
But a good piece of reason is, that people was leaving Ultima Eresho Town and their portals when we suffered by the prestige war.
#6 Last but not least
We are always open to talk to the people, to find solutions and arrangements.
IF people talk to us.
But for me personally it would be a great joy and the knowledge about that we get appreciated to maintain an entirely Network for so long time and in reason of the original sense of the Town to leave the Name of it (at least partly) that we are in Ultima Network.
Maybe lets look back to the early 2019 days again: You would more than likely not have a town there, if we not had decided to move there.
Lets look forward again. Soon we have 2020.
Hopefully it will come with many opportunities and a stable and loyal playerbase for Boundless.
Even i sound a bit angry in all of this case, i am not, i have my places to relax and just ignore the fact that some people probably want to see us going down.
The most thing i do is trying to spread love and understandings.
If more people whould do that, we could make the world better.
A small hint as last sentence: I am not against competition, it is okay to have such in a game, but i don’t like forced competition.
Ohh and i am needing to edit and add one more thing:
Big Thanks to many people in Boundless, who are always helpful, polite and loving it to play with other people. There are countless around that i could name and i am really appreciating your ongoing support. Much love for you in 2020!