Where to begin…I have been minding my own business on USA1. I’m level 26, and am more than willing to defend attacks from other players. I am not in an alliance, because I just started about 2 weeks ago, and decided to just check it out and see, and I'm not sure right now whether I can commit to an alliance, because I am traveling to a place that will have spotty internet service, so I'm afraid that I may have a hard time contributing right now. So up until today I have successfully defended against two attacks from players that were 9 and 16 levels higher than me. These were fair attacks (this is a war game after all) I have not been aggressive in any way to anyone as of today, and have not been attacking anyone of consequence; in particular I have not attacked anyone from the alliance or related alliances that have been attacking me. This afternoon I have been attacked 11 times by Lions Lair Too. Starting with a level 49, which is 23 levels higher than me. Then there was levels 40, 29, 48, 13, 28, the same 29 twice, 20, and a 41. I was a good sport about this and successfully defended my main castle against 1016 of Lions Lair Too’s men (I killed them all). I also was attacked by someone else this evening who is a level 34 and sent 246 men who I also killed. Then after I did all that all afternoon, a level 61 from Lions Lair Too attacked my outpost, which is not armored yet. I’m a level 26, and there is no way that I could have defended my outpost, because I have not had enough time, strength, or resources to even armor it yet (I went up a level today just fending off attacks, so I only today in the middle of these attacks was capable of strengthening my towers). The guy who attacked it sent 177 Veteran Macemen, 166 Veteran Crossbowmen, 3 regular Macemen, and 17 regular Crossbowmen. –This is ridiculous. I mean the rest of his alliance, high and low level, at least had the courage (I use that word loosely) to attack my main castle which is fairly well developed (this is at least somewhat honorable)—this level 61 coward, however, not only attacked a player that is 35 levels lower than him, but also, was too scared to see what would happen if he attacked in a somewhat fair way—at least a 26 level castle that was defensible against such a force. Needless to say he was too scared to lose his men after the rest of his alliance already lost so many.
I guess what makes me most angry about all this is that I was looking for posts in this forum related to Lions Lair Too, and found the apparent Lions Lair family founder who was talking about starting this alliance to “train” people to play this game well and justly. Fast-forward to today, and I just defended against a bunch of people, that I did nothing to agitate, other than to defend against their attacks. Like I said at the beginning of this post, I don’t have a problem with defending against a somewhat fair fight, even when the odds are not in my favor, which happened a lot today; but I do have a problem with defending against something that is indefensible, and someone who is more than twice my level. It’s not like I lost a lot or anything, just some honor, but I don't understand how this guy won honor, when what he did is unhonorable; it’s the principle of the matter. So now that I’ve vented, I’m sure that I’m about to be attacked by a bunch more, but what are they really trying to prove? I’d really like to know why people can’t just play honorably.