What Haypi Kingdom means to me...
Greg & Julie
I want to share what Haypi Kingdom really means to me.
I started playing in March 2012, and at that time I was looking for some
kind of release from my everyday life. I found out that my grandmother was
dying, and it was really taking a toll on me.
I stumbled upon Kingdom, and I was instantly drawn in. Having been a fan of role-playing and MMORPG games, this gave me something to do anywhere and anytime. It was a bit daunting at first when I saw some of the bigger players and their armies and the prestige, and I knew that if I wanted to become something big, I was going to have to study and talk to some of these people.
I was part of an alliance initially that was infamous for stirring the pot & everytime I turned around, my army and lands were devastated. During the middle of the night during a massive attack on my cities, I received a call that my grandmother was doing bad and it would probably only be a few days. I looked at the list of attackers and noticed that they were from the same alliance. I sent them each a letter describing that I was not an aggressive player, but was part of an alliance that was and that I was going through a rough spell.
ALL of them called off their attacks, and several of them messaged me to say
their condolences. A few of them shared their own stories about loved ones and
their tribulations. At that moment, I left my old alliance and joined theirs and
I never looked back. They are the kind of people that I look to surround myself
with and support in this game. Because in the end, that is what this game
symbolizes to me.
I can't be with my family 24-7, and I have always enjoyed playing games with friends and family. This group is my new "gaming" family, and I couldn't be happier. The camaraderie and laughs that we all share makes this game what its all about. Just a place to go and enjoy and get away for a bit from the stresses of everyday life.
We recently had a member of our team who was deployed and he told us that it was a privilege to play with us. I messaged him back and told him, "On a team of superstars and born leaders, you stand very tall my friend... and what you are doing for our country, is the most giving and selfless act any human being could give. I have enjoyed playing this game with YOU and I will look forward to your safe return." And that is what Haypi Kingdom and my alliance mean to me.