The People You Meet, Part 1
Oh, The Places You'll Go and the People You'll Meet, Game of War Style
Oh the places, you will go and the people you will meet….
“You’ll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
The People You will Meet
I’m sure that Dr. Seuss never thought of Game of War as a place that you would go. However, many of us have traveled this road and met a great deal of people while on our journey. Some of those people, well… we wish they would have kept to themselves as they are some of the “strange birds” we met along the way. However, others we have met have become our greatest friends, and even sometimes our greatest loves. So without further ado, I present to you The People You Will Meet, Game of War Style.
People with a Lack of Money Management Skills
We all play Game of War for a reason. Whatever that reason is, we all have a desire to be at the top of our game. However, that comes at a cost, and packs are a real and needed thing. Unless you want to kill monsters and gather from under a shield for the entirety of your Game of War career, at some point you will buy a pack. Once you buy that first pack, it gets easier and easier to buy another. We all run for the Gold Store when we find that perfect pack. Unfortunately, we have seen people get to the point where the pack crave takes over and they buy packs to the detriment of their livelihood. They can’t pay their rent, but they can cap. Here at Teamrealtips, we recommend never spending beyond your means, and even have a Budget Guide to help you on your way.
The Always Wrong Rally Filler
RALLY UP!!!! FILLL!!!!!! We hear this cry across Alliance Chat often, and often we find ourselves hoping that one filler is not on! We love to Rally — part of the allure of Game of War is watching the glow of the fire we create in our opponent’s Stronghold. However, sometimes our Alliance mates aren’t quite on top of things. We end up finding our rally filled with T1 or — the horrors! — even old troops. This leads to the rally needing to be reset, and a conversation in chat about filling appropriately. We set again… RALLY UP!!! FILLL!!!! They fill again and it’s wrong again! We just had this conversation! “Sorry, wasn’t watching AC, reset and I’ll fill right this time.” So with a sigh of exasperation, we reset and pray to the demigods that they actually fill correctly.
That Person with a Napoleon Complex
You see their Stronghold, you see their power, and mostly you see how they behave. They are obviously compensating for something! This is probably the most grandiose person you will meet in Game of War. They are different from the spender, which we will talk about later. This person is a spender; however, they are also overly aggressive and overly into themselves. There is no “I” in team, but do not tell them that. In their mind, they carry your team, and to crush the fragile ego they possess would send them on a rampage.
Speaking of the spender… This is the person that puts tons into Game of War. The average monthly amount they invest is equivalent to the income of some of us for a month. However, the spender does not focus on what they spend as much as the non-spender does. The spender spends for the joy of the game and what they get out of it. They recognize that they are a strong player but are strengthened by their alliance. However, due to the amount they spend, they are in the limelight and often criticized and critiqued by those that do not like them. The Spender is not compensating like the Napoleon Complex; however, often they get the same persona ascribed to them.
The Monster Hunter
The monsters belong to these folks. Back in my home kingdom, 878 Djotus, we had a player that was loved by all. She would have fallen into the spender category, but The Monster Hunter fits her so much better. She was the number one monster killer in the Kingdom and loved by all. The monsters belonged to her, and if you stole her monster she would burn you with a smile. But you still loved her. Many monster hunters do not cross categories like this, but they are happy to just kill their monsters and chat with the people they have met. They sit under a shield, but you will always see their name at the top of the Monsters Killed Leader-board.
Grandma and Grandpa
The wavery voice sounds out: “When I was a kid, I had to walk 5 miles to school, uphill both ways in the snow with no shoes.” We know grandma, we know grandpa, we have heard this story a million times. We have Grandma and Grandpa in Game of War too! These are the people that have been playing since the game was released! We complain, and they are sure to tell us of their hardships as young Game of War Pioneers. They tell us over and over again, to the point where it is so ingrained in our head that we are not sure if it is our story or not.
This is the person that overshares to the extreme. Let’s be honest, at some point our Game of War friends become more then friends. However, before we get to that point, there is always someone that tells us their whole life story and way more then we need to know. There is only so much I can hear about your problems with certain things that shall… remain unnamed for the sake of keeping this article PG. However, please know that the whole of Game of War did not need to know that, and we can now never unsee/unread that!
The Private Message Oversharer
This person gets props, they at least have enough dignity to not share their whole life for the whole world to see. However, they sneak their way into your pm and you think they are fine. Until it happens, they overshare, and sometimes that overshare includes pictures that you can never unsee. What do you do at this point? You thought they were fine but obviously they were just an oversharer in disguise. Do you block? Unfriend? Have an awkward boundary conversation? I am not sure what your course of action will be; however, take it quickly, because once they go into overshare zone it is all downhill from there.
Direct them to Tinder
Then you have your other people, the people who really just need match.com or some other dating app. They are looking for the love of their life in Game of War and are really just there to flirt and look for their next hook-up. I do not know how it happened, but this is a reality of Game of War. We become so close to those we play with that often we have to be reminded it’s not a dating app.
The Non-English Speaking
One of the great things about Game of War is that our friendships are not limited to borders or language. One of the not-so-great things are the times that the translator does not quite function correctly. There is a reason we saw Hispanic, Russian, Polish, and many more alliances formed based on locale. While we do have the in-game translator, it sometimes lacks in the fine art of translating correctly. This can lead to massive misunderstandings and war.
This is the person who is always there and always cheering on their team. We love this person and the positive aspects they bring to an alliance and the game. We meet some interesting people, yeah, that’s the word… interesting… however, we also meet some wonderful people. The Cheerleader is one of the wonderful people we meet. One of the people that keep us logging in and keep us going in the moments where we want to throw in the towel. The person that if anyone hurt them, you’d burn that person to the ground in the cheerleader’s defense.
There are so many types of people that we meet playing Game of War that I cannot fit them all into one article and do it justice. Just as in everyday aspects of life, these people fall into the good, the bad, and the ugly. We will continue on with The People We Meet in a later post. For now, though, what are some of the types of people you have met playing Game of War? Comment below and maybe they will be included in the next post!