TLDR: Please be nice to each other, we are all human beings who share a love for the game.
When I started playing this game on instigation of my wife I had no idea about where it would take me. I loved the game, and started doing well in challenges and PVP. When Team Wars was introduced I was lucky enough to be accepted in All Men are Brothers, which moved to Resurrection of AMAB two wars later.
What i liked about team wars, and AMAB in particular, is that it didn’t matter if you were a Vietnamese student, an Australian lawyer, a Danish Egyptian, a homosexual American or a Dutch Iraqi. We were bonded by our love for the game. We shared the same experiences in close wars, strategising, victories and defeats. Over time, as my position of co-lead also required, I became acquainted with many players and leads from other teams as well. Some I became friends with, others I at least respected. A few I did not like, but that is normal. Even though I always considered the official Forum as the primary place for a sane discussion, I was a member of many Facebook groups on Monster Legends as well. Of course there was enough drama there over the years, but nothing that really shook my belief in my fellow gamers as in general reasonable and kind people.
Over the past week however, I have seen so much nastiness on Facebook that I decided to leave all those groups and only stay here (for now). The most vile and depressing dark sides of human nature come to the surface at an increasingly alarming rate on Facebook and, from what I heard, also on Discord:
- Personal Attacks of any nature
- Downright Bullying
- Exploitation of Glitches and trying to make that sound OK
- Sexual predatory behaviour
- Utmost disrespect from elite teams towards each other
- Mental abuse
- Power abuse
- Abuse of trust
- Playing own judge
- Greed, Jealousy and Selfishness
All of this does not come from teenagers, but from adults with children and sometimes even grandchildren.
Of course there still are many great people in this game. I still consider most ex AMAB players my friends and good acquaintances. I speak daily to my friends in Untamable. I still have many friends in other teams. I also however, have been disappointed by too many people lately that I respected.
So I am out. I would not recommend anyone to join any Monster Legends resource other than this Forum.
And if you do frequent other groups: please play nice. :)