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PizzaioloSteve

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Guess their leader should have double thought before PM'ing me and insulting my kids. That's right George Scott, I had left you out of this until you had to open your mouth and tried to bring my 3 and 10 year old kids into this. Might as well reset pro. Good leadership choice, call back your enemy when he is about to quit. Funny thing is people like you always go to that when you can't handle the game as it is. It's not my fault you were never more than Tbrews patsy. I could report you and get you banned, but like so many other players in other worlds that have made the same mistake, I will wipe the floor with you. Say goodnight to your CS.
Consistent with my other post, this is interesting to read and sad. Why must a fun intellectual challenge be ruined by these sorts of rants. Why are so called experienced "top players" so insecure that they have to spew hate speech at new players and insult them? Do major leaguers taunt little league players and children?

Surely everyone in here would rather come across to others more like be a top footballer, tennis star (E.g. Federer) cricketeer, or baseball star than a whiner, spoiled, or arrogant person?

P.S. I am not aiming my comment at a particular person, just at anti-civility in general
 
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Cyllis

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Consistent with my other post, this is interesting to read and sad. Why must a fun intellectual challenge be ruined by these sorts of rants. Why are so called experienced "top players" so insecure that they have to spew hate speech at new players and insult them? Do major leaguers taunt little league players and children?

Surely everyone in here would rather come across to others more like be a top footballer, tennis star (E.g. Federer) cricketeer, or baseball star than a whiner, spoiled, or arrogant person?

P.S. I am not aiming my comment at a particular person, just at anti-civility in general
Speaking of top professional athletes with excellent sportsmanship, didn't Mike Tyson bite off Holyfield's ear? And didn't just recently at the Euro Championships, french runner, Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (a silver medalist in the Olympics no less) celebrated his win by immediately pushing a 14 year old girl?

I guess my point is, you can't expect anybody to display good sportsmanship purely based on their status.

C
 

PizzaioloSteve

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Yes, the dishonorable are despised.

Speaking of top professional athletes with excellent sportsmanship, didn't Mike Tyson bite off Holyfield's ear? And didn't just recently at the Euro Championships, french runner, Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (a silver medalist in the Olympics no less) celebrated his win by immediately pushing a 14 year old girl?

I guess my point is, you can't expect anybody to display good sportsmanship purely based on their status.

C
You make my point for me. Those people are despised and the ones who play honorably are respected. All I am saying....
 

Minatomus

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Guess their leader should have double thought before PM'ing me and insulting my kids. That's right George Scott, I had left you out of this until you had to open your mouth and tried to bring my 3 and 10 year old kids into this. Might as well reset pro. Good leadership choice, call back your enemy when he is about to quit. Funny thing is people like you always go to that when you can't handle the game as it is. It's not my fault you were never more than Tbrews patsy. I could report you and get you banned, but like so many other players in other worlds that have made the same mistake, I will wipe the floor with you. Say goodnight to your CS.
He insulted your kids??!? Geez, Thats graphic, and friggin disgusts me.

You sir, deserve a + rep for the entertainment and livening up the forums for a while.. things were getting really quiet here. Thank you.
 

EternalAK67

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Awe, your just mad because I beat you to the punch. I caught your friend trying to destroy our new alliance last night so we just sent you a little retribution.

We left this world because it was slow and all of the players in the ocean had all joined your giant MRA or one of the million people you then pacted us with. Thanks to you there was no one left in any surrounding oceans thus resulting in all of the fighting over cities and back stabbing. There was no spies in your alliance that I knew of, only a few spiteful members who sent their bir to their own alliance members cities.


No, our only mistake was pacting with treacherous pact partners like yourself. For all of the times that we with our small numbers had to bail you out with defense or attacks yet your two alliances with all of their numbers could never return the favor. For all of the times that I had to watch smaller players give you resources as you with all of your high point cities failed to be able to produce and wisely spend your own so that you could help them in return. For all of the times that you sniped our city claims. For all of the times that you recruited off of our claims list and recruiting list. For all of the times that you tried to recruit my top players even as we held a pact with you as if they would not inform me. For all of the times that I had to watch you flounder to take small or ghost cities. For all of the times that we had to listen to your players squabble with each other. For all of the times we dropped a player that you requested as harmful but when we asked you not to recruit 1 player you still recruited him. For all of the spies you planted in our alliance. For all of the plans you had of splitting our top players and conquering our bottom ones instead of ever attempting to be a true pact partner.


For all of that and we still tried to work with and help you. The fact is that you would have never even taken out Ultimate Dark Titans without our help. Without our help with clearing and defending seals cities as well as keeping their allies busy you would have failed (you have yet to effectively extinguish them to this point so you may still fail) . Without needing to be accountable for our alliance you would have been over run by Raise Your Weapon and other enemies that you are terrified of on your forums a long time ago. Before you met me you didn't even know how to draw up battle plans and even now the ones you make are substandard at best.

We could have easily switched sides and back stabbed you a while ago when we realized what a poor pact partner you where but we chose to remain faithful. When we gave up on you and decided to switch servers we were happy to simply move to your alliance and sim until things became interesting again rather than keep up this pact partner charade. In fact you automatically gave me leader rights though I never once asked or gave the idea that I would want it. But then we had to catch your friend trying to destroy our new alliance.

Take this as a warning, I am vigilant against the spies you send even if they appear to be friends of mine. I am swift and harsh with my dealings of anyone I suspect. I will repeat to anyone else who chooses to traitor us in such fashion. And I am not afraid to spend a few rep negs to prove my point.

Oh yeah, one last thing, Lene says hi and enjoy the resources everyone gives you cause he knows your gonna need them :p
How else can I put this; WELL-SAID BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!
 

Courageunderfire

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I would agree that real life attributes shines thru in game.I would say this post reflects that a few people attitudes would not be worth knowing in real life.I fully agree with CnoteG,To insult your family and child whether him or me is not the thing you do over a game.but people get passionate and then again others I would never give the time of day to or a job in the real world with their comments,I wonder how their mothers?fathers,wives,girlfriends would say if they read what the post before the mods got to them hehe.Its only a game and I have met and will continue to meet alot of nice,honest and friendly people.

I would be bold to say Pizzaiolo steve and I have chatted and I find him a great person who has a great life.I would class him among many others I have meet in this world to be great people with great values I would have no qualms sitting down and having a pizza with him anytime and would welcome him and some other past and present grepolis players into my home lol.
 

PizzaioloSteve

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I would agree that real life attributes shines thru in game.I would say this post reflects that a few people attitudes would not be worth knowing in real life.I fully agree with CnoteG,To insult your family and child whether him or me is not the thing you do over a game.but people get passionate and then again others I would never give the time of day to or a job in the real world with their comments,I wonder how their mothers?fathers,wives,girlfriends would say if they read what the post before the mods got to them hehe.Its only a game and I have met and will continue to meet alot of nice,honest and friendly people.

I would be bold to say Pizzaiolo steve and I have chatted and I find him a great person who has a great life.I would class him among many others I have meet in this world to be great people with great values I would have no qualms sitting down and having a pizza with him anytime and would welcome him and some other past and present grepolis players into my home lol.
Honesty, that is really nice courage. Now, consistent with Grepolis culture, I must take one of your cities!

Seriously, it is interesting that I see intelligence and positive qualities on both sides of this passionate rivalry that has developed too. I think some of the players enjoy taunting, which is ok, but also at times can have a thin skin (ME!).

Perceived betrayals and rivalries are created by the very nature of the game and while I can't see a resolution to the in game situations easy developing, my personal opinion is that we should all try to be willing to sit down and have a beer with our enemies and carry that 'attitude' as a cultural value for all of Grepolis players to commit to.

Is friendly chat at times a smoke screen? At times I guess it is. certainly we all make friends to gain advantage, whether in game support, information, or just to pass the time. But for me life is too short. Both you and atlan ra have taught me a lot about Grepolis, on many dimensions, all in a short time, though you are definitely bitter rivals in the world. Some players brash style may gain them support, while turning off others. This may hurt or help in game. Fear can cause compliance, but is that satisfying? It works for game success, true, but why are we playing?

Anyway, my regret is that more of the rich drama is not visible to more of us. The complexities must be hilarious for the dev team to monitor, if they do. I would love to have god vision to all the in game chats.

I have tried to admit my mistakes when I have made them. That is hard for some I think, as I see persistent revenge vendettas as driving most of the action. Of course peace is dull for many, so I'll have to think on that one. Do people betray just to generate a challenge and action? I guess so, so I am now not trying to take anything personally.

Sorry for going long winded again.
 
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Aiolis

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that was very good PizzailoSteve and very mature.

People are innately spiteful on this game. It is hard to go a week without dealing with inter-alliance dramas aired out on the forums, or saboteurs disbanding alliances, or now rogue players.

There are far too many people who take this game WAY too seriously. And forget like you said the reason for playing this GAME in the first place. We deal with enough confrontation in real life, why bring it into a game?
 

Yokhen

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Perhaps because some people play this game not for the fun, but because it in a sense gives them a sense of life?
 

EternalAK67

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Perhaps because some people play this game not for the fun, but because it in a sense gives them a sense of life?
This is fair; I can deduct every penny I spend on this game from my taxes! Hahahahahaha
Just because real people log-in and play and are active on the forums; gives excellent insight on people's behaviors outside the game that is great for direct-market research!
 

PizzaioloSteve

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I used to do some work at electronic arts. Now that is a corporate hq with fun going on!