Players United started with motivation to change how we as players were being treated with the ongoing gap widening each week. I was able to convince the 2 biggest rival faction leaders to sit down and come together to show unity, and it happened. There was an agreement. There was unity. And what blossomed from 5 players to over 1000 players in less than 24 hours was an amazing sight. I asked leaders of all factions to leave their egos at the door. Rivalries were put on the back burner, and those who were rivals came together for the bigger picture, which was a better game. The famous letter was constructed and sent out to an overwhelming response by you all, the players of RTS. That was an exciting night. To see everyone, F2P to P2P come together under one tag, #PlayersUnited. Scopely then responded with promises for a better game and updates to things we all as a community wanted and needed. Scopely also promised for their to be a Council(Counsel, whatever) of which players would have direct contact with people in Scopely to give the feeback needed to construct a better game.
#PlayersUnited stood tall, demanded improvements and stayed unified. Some players took it upon themselves to push the movement to social media and a site was created with report cards and player testimonies on how they were treated by Scopely. Things felt like we finally had a chance, that our voice was heard.
Then PC was created. I feel like this was a turning point in all the things stated above. Through not so great communication by Scopely, a Council was picked and players were confused. “Who are the players of PC” “What are they going to do” “What powers do they have” “Do they have PU’s best interest”. Then comments and conspiracy theories came about. “They’re all friends” “They’re only going to push things through for their own factions” “They’re all whales” “They don’t have our voice”. I want to remind the community that PC has some of the founding players from #PlayersUnited, a community manager who has been around since the beginning, and players that are passionate and want a better game. I can’t say it anymore. What you all put on these forums are echoed and thrown at Scopely on a daily basis from PC. We hound them, we fight them, and we do everything we can to be heard.
With the release of a new S class this weekend, it reminds me why #PlayersUnited was formed. To close this widening gap, to unify us, the players and to have an overall, better game. To which, a majority of you feel like this has not come to fruition and I do not blame you because I am disappointed with what we are being given. But we need to remind each other, every day, that WE STAND UNITED! We, #PlayersUnited will not accept what we are given until there has been true, acceptable change.
I only speak for myself, and that means I will echo the letter we sent to Scopely every single day and remind them why we formed in the first place. Every day I am in there fighting for a better game. And every day I am reminded by Scopely why I am there fighting with releases and faulty events on a weekly basis. This is not what we formed for. This is not what we are fighting for. And this is not what we want. So, to Scopely, you’re on the clock. I personally hold you accountable for 9/26. We want answers, we want a roadmap and we want you TO OWN UP TO YOUR PROMISES. Stand together guys. Stay unified, and keep making your voices heard.