What it takes to apply to join LordsOfTheBlackRose on Untamed Lands
Hello, everyone. I recently came back to the game after some time off and I decided to find me a new home. I looked around, and decided to apply to join the Lords themselves. After a brief pleasant conversation with the leader, I was put through a vetting process, and the fun begins.
I see all my sieges around my castle are liberated, and my attempts to re-take them fail as they are now loaded. I look out the window and this guy has teleported right next to me. It's Sorton, a mega spender from LordsOfTheBlackRose. And so the conversation begins.
[00:26] Papa: Hey Sorton. Something I said that provoked you?
[00:29] Sorton: provoked is such a strong word.
I wouldn't use 'provoked'
[00:29] Papa: Inspired? :)
[00:29] Sorton: temporarily interested
[00:30] Papa: It is nice to see you when I look outside the window though. My property value just skyrocketed! (fancy VIP pink castle)
[00:30] Papa: Hey, I've been interested in you for years. Finally you came around :D How are you doing today?
[00:31] Sorton: I don't know you. I don't have you on my friends list. And now you tell me that you've secretly stalked me for 'years'.
[00:32] Sorton: Joky has a bunch on this plate and most of our captains are working on some other things right now so he asked me to look into you.
[00:32] Papa: Hahaha, nah. Just remember you from way back in the day when I used to play. I have been dormant for almost 2 years. I used to be in the LotBR.
[00:33] Papa: Ahhh, I see. You have an interesting way of looking into people, but I like your approach.
[00:35] Sorton: I was in LoTBR 2 years ago... why aren't you on my friends list? reactions tell a hunter a great deal.
[00:38] Papa: Ahh, you are a huntress? I dig! Not sure why we aren't on friends list. But then again, 90% of my friends are gone from my friends list. I was in LotBR for a short period of time, it wasn't the league I spent most of my 83 levels in. I spent most of my time in Untamed Kings. But it seems like they all quit :/
[00:49] Papa: You left me... There goes the property value... (at this point he teleported away, as I am under the return bubble, can't really do nothing with me)
[01:44] Sorton: This entire server is my property LOL your property value remains intact.
[01:47] Papa: :) Good to know I'm in good hands. It is a pleasure chatting with you. The lack of good company is the number one reason so many people moved on from the game. Hope you keep it up.
[01:51] Sorton: I talk to everyone... weellll AT everyone... it's an animal thing
[01:56] Papa: You're funny, I like you.
[01:56] Sorton: I'm not sure about you. Convince me to let you into my league. (the man calls it "HIS" league while not being the leader, which is always interesting to me)
[02:00] Papa: Hahaha. I'm not sure I am THAT committed to any game I play. I love people, above all. But never make me work for it, cause then I'll lose the fun in it. I respect that you have completely different standards by which you want to pick people to be around (than me), but by my standards - I would pay money to have people like me around me. Shame you didn't get that from our brief interaction here.
[02:08] Sorton: If I am too understand correctly you don't want to work for anything you want a chat room and to be handed 'quest rewards from others work' ? Did I get that right? Perhaps you should look at another league I'm sure many would think you an upgrade on some of their members. You seem to be very personable and there are many leagues that would value that above all but here in LoTBR we strive for members that do more than just show up.
[02:10] Papa: Perhaps I was wrong about you. Thank you for your time. (at this point I feel like this is just not a conversation I want to have and I am ready to move on)
[02:11] Sorton: You weren't wrong about me. Good Luck.
It's over. We've said what we wanted to say and I move on to raiding bots, upgrading my stuff, getting all 4 of my hammers building, etc. Some hours pass and I decide to go and retake my former sieges, thinking his experiment is over and he has certainly recalled his units from there. I sent out my units at all those locations at once, they all died without a report on what's in there. So I try to take other small abandoned castles, other then the ones I was holding, all resulting in the same failure to siege them. So I decide to hell with him and those sieges and just stopped trying to take them. And.... messages continue.
[04:39] Sorton: that took you a long time
[04:39] Sorton: why did you quit trying?
[04:43] Papa: I could understand you hitting the 3 sieges I took for a friend of mine right next to me for his quests to liberate. I did not expect you would also load other nearby castles. I just don't get your logic. But whatever makes your boat float.
[04:50] Sorton: It's not for you too understand child (he says to a father of 5 children and 4 grandchildren). It is for me to learn about you. You asked my marshal to join my league (he goes to referring to it as "HIS" league again). My marshal gave the process of determining if you would be a valued asset to the league to me. You have never been in BR and if you were you don't fight like it which means you either lied or you're a raw recruit. If you're a raw recruit you talk and act like you know stuff and are experienced but you have no desire to 'work' for a league. People that don't wanna work are usually people that feel like they don't have to work. Entitled. BR doesn't really care about titles.
[04:52] Sorton: My last message to him was a resounding NO. it is up to you too change that evaluation.
[04:55] Papa: :) To be honest, from this interaction, I wouldn't join the league just because you have any weight in the league. Other than your purchasing power, I saw absolute zero value in you as a liaison. If you wanted me to answer specific questions, you could just ask them. But the games you play, and the "child".... This shows me that I am not dealing with a person I enjoy dealing with, hence the "I was wrong about you" statement. You could have simply asked, "do you have an army, how much, are you willing to defend the fortress/beacons with it" to determine whether I am a "worker".
[04:56] Papa: Instead you went "Trump voter" mode and just disgusted me with your entire approach and behavior. So yeah, I have zero respect for a person like you and glad I learned what I needed to learn not to commit to people I wouldn't want to be caught dead with. So have a nice day? ;)
[05:19] Sorton: It's an interesting perspective you've shown me. If my 'attitude' has turned you off from joining BR let me try to push a little more such that you not only don't want to join BR but want to fight us to the death. I don't care about your numbers I can see your profile and you haven't put in the effort in the past. So you say, I've been gone... and I say what's your army size? and you say I have 20m and I say 'you don't use em'... If you want that conversation it's another indicator you should be in a different league.
[05:22] Papa: I will stop talking to you before my IQ drops. I have seen and know some of the biggest spenders in this game, but none as rеtаrded as you are :) I won't fight you, as you fight "dirty", and I won't fight BR, as I have no reason to, despite your provocation. But I hope you grow up before you grow old. Adding you to the blocked list. Baaaaaaaiiiiiiii.
And so ends the most productive conver... It was not a productive conversation. I was insulted, my army size or how I use my units was insulted by a guy who spent countless thousands of dollars on the game, and I was left thinking what the actual f$#@. Take what you can from this, but if you decide to join this league and the Marshal sends this guy to talk to you, well, you know what to expect.