Hello HZ Gang,
Let me start with a bit about my personal thoughts on HZ:
Although I am incredibly active and enjoy playing aggressively, I see this fighting strategy game as exactly that... a strategic fighting game lol. That means I do not get upset when people attack me (its a fighting game) and I quite literally congratulate those who out-wit me (its a strategy game). I am a cheerful player lol I have been known to send apology letters to the people I farm, and I have even helped people who are not on my team, simply because they were "close" and needed a boost (shhh dont tell Swarm haha ). However, mostly, I enjoy the fun that I have with my teammates.
I am an active Swarm member, but I also have many chatty friends in various other teams. I have been told that we have been dubbed, "donut hogs" because of our top 10 honor placements over the last few months. I must admit that I laughed and I will not deny that there was a small zing of pride racing through me at the thought of being noticed.
However, I do want to apologize if any players are personally offended by this. Let me explain a bit...
As many other teams know, it is no easy matter to get players into the top 10 ranks AND stay there throughout the week. This is very much a group effort. The strategy of losing/gaining honor is no secret. Helping out a teammate by giving them honor is also not a new strategy lol. What we are doing is neither cheating nor selfish. On the contrary, what we are doing is actually a lot of work and a whole lot of teamwork.
Some people see us as being selfish, but I see it as simply playing the game. Hero Zero offers a weekly contest. So each week we work really hard to help each other out. Many of our players give up their own chances of winning to help out a teammate. That is definitely not selfish. Many of our team members communicate all week long, working out the math, and coming up with new ways of helping our teammates to gain. From our point of view, we are simply playing the game by the rules that were created. The only reason we end up with so many players in the tournaments is because we work hard for it as a team. We are not trying to take away your donuts. We are trying to help our friends. To be fair, doesn't it make more sense to help out your teammate than it does to help out non teammates? lol Seriously, think about it for a minute. lol Its not personal. Its just fun.
This post is not meant to sound angry or boastful! On the contrary, I am trying to point out that we have no secret strategy. We have no secret stash of unlimited donuts. We dont have evil plans to dominate the server. lol We do NOT think we are better than anyone. We dont want to take donuts away from anyone. We simply have a team that communicates and works together and we have more fun competing in the weekly honor tournament than we do in the team rankings. I even congratulate other teams for their accomplishments (many of you can attest to this).
And one more thing that helps... we really do like each other. We strive to be a team of friends. I suppose that could be our secret weapon!
Feel free to comment on this. I am not trying to stir up trouble I really am just trying to share my point of view