While the scenario below is fictional, and the names are made up, the event
described is based HEAVILY upon numerous historical LotJ instances.
Phase One: The Half-Assed Inquiry
At some point, one player will notice that something is amiss. In our example
case, the Imm forgot to put a factory flag on the workshop room of a clan base.
This clan now is hindered in it's production of necessary combat materials.
( IMM | CHAT )[Player1]: Hi, thanks for the base, it's great. I did notice,
however, that we don't have a working workshop. I'm sure one is meant to be on
the base, because there is a room called `Workshop`
Unfortunately for Player1, at the time of his inquiry, all of the online
immortals were either in another window, or were afk. Player1 does not get a
response. This may be repeated several times, each time with no response from
the on-duty imm. The player should at this point leave an immchat message, or
send an email, but rather than do that, Player1 decided to sulk and harbor
feelings of rejection.
Phase Two: The Declaration of Bullshit.
Player1 begins to formulate a logical scenario to explain why his imm chats are
being ignored. It is well known that the Immortal who built the base is playing
a mortal in a clan who opposes the clan that Player1 is a part of, so this is
naturally factored into the equation.
Player1: Omg, this is bullshit. We don't have a single workshop on our base.
Player2: Yeah. The Imms hate us.
Player1: They always ignore the smaller clans. How the hell are we supposed to
grow into a solid opposing force if we can't even get a base with a workshop.
Player2: And I heard they're giving extra workshops to all the major clans.
Probably to dick us over more.
Player1: I'm quitting LotJ. (See help mudquitter)
Phase Three: Formulation of a Plot to Ensure the Rectification of Wrong doing.
The affected players continue to communicate amongst themselves, and continue
to dig up more evidence of their claim.
Phase Four: The Final Straw
Player2: Anna, I heard you guys are favoring the major clans this era, and I
think that's total bullshit. Player1 already quit, and he's getting 5 more
people to quit, and I'm going to quit as well if you can't give us a fucking
chance to succeed.
Player2: Yeah, it's not fair how we're being treated. Everyone is going to go
play this other game that's supposed to be cooler than LotJ.
Codenamebananna: Uh. Who the fuck are you?
Player2 has signed off. (See HELP CONTACT ANNA)
Solution: (This is a week later, of course)
Player3: Anna, can you put a workshop on my base? I'm with So-and-so Clan. I
just got promoted to leader because the old leader apparently quit LotJ.
Codenamebananna: I'm not at home right now. Can you email me what you need
done, or ask an IMM who's on the game to handle it for you?
Player3: Oh yeah, sure. Thanks for helping.
Please note: OFTEN times, Immortals innocently forget to follow through with a
request. Sometimes, our real lives get in the way, and things just dead-end. If
an immortal has not responded to your request after 24 hours, it is appropriate
for you to remind them of anything they have agreed to do, or ask them for a
response of some kind to a standing question.