This post is to shed light on aggressive targeted bullying and Pocket Gems lack of action to do anything to protect their players from it.
For three days two teams in my 5 team alliance was under attack by a notorious bully in the game. These two teams received numerous threats, backlash and were constantly being bad mouthed and mocked by this player in the league chat. He attacked for 2 hours straight the first day, 3 hours the second day, and 4 hours on the third day. And what triggered it? A simple disagreement about league chats. He had no intentions of capturing the castles he attacked. He purposefully waited until shield cooldown was in the last hour. He loaded no more than 2000 troops on his primarchs at a time. We’ve had to call upon ten different teams from across the leagues to try to stop him, including two pirate teams who answered our call for help. Even a Diamond team player tried to help by contacting this player about his behavior. Nothing has stopped him and he has threatened to carry these attacks out for a whole month. No player who causes this much disruption to the game should be allowed to continue to play.
Further investigation revealed that ours is not an isolated case. This player is known for aggressively targeting weaker Platinum teams, teams that have not a single player among them that is strong enough to stop him. He carries out these hours long attacks on them, giving them no time to recover and only stopping after they have yielded to him. This player has driven whole teams to quit and yet Pocket Gems has done nothing to stop him.
And to top it all off, this player boasts about his cowardly accomplishments and posts the coordinates of his victims in the league chat just so his “fan club” in the league chat can witness his brutal act.
After enduring an hour of the attack on the first day several of us reported it to Pocket Gems who said they would do nothing about it and only gave us base building tips. Half hour later, I reported to them that he was still attacking my ally’s castle and that the base building tips are useless as he was attacking players 200 levels weaker than him. They said a team would look into it, but still no action was taken to stop the abuse. I then reported to Pocket Gems that I had found out from others across the leagues that this player was notorious for this behavior and that his actions have driven players and whole teams into quitting the game. Pocket Gems still did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to prevent another attack! It would have been so simple to suspend that player’s account pending the investigation, but instead they’ve allowed him to carry out these attacks, draining us of our troops and our energy. They are letting this player get away with it and by so doing, they are encouraging it.
Any company that allows bullying of this caliber is not worth supporting.
We are done, Pocket Gems! By allowing him to terrorize us like this our enjoyment of War Dragons is gone. Pocket Gems won’t even uphold their own terms of service. Unless we see that Pocket Gems is putting more effort into solving this matter, they will get no more money from us! And if Pocket Gems still refuses to resolve this issue and allows this player to continue playing, we will be quitting! For Pocket Gems will have proven to us that they care more about one ex-Diamond tier player than they do about their Platinum tier players who make up a huge majority of Atlas. And do take note that I have not once mentioned this player’s in-game name in this message.
To all the good players of this game, if you dislike bullying as much as we do and if this outraged you too, then join us in this boycott and tell Pocket Gems just how unacceptable this is.