I noticed your defence of Jenny the Hermit in Global Chat and just wanted to thank you and let you know that you are spot-on about what happened. She, myself and another player joined this game from another one; she and the other player quickly used Tenaril to relocate to the area in question in Farshards; they specifically chose that spot because it was it was unoccupied and relatively desolate, and had no way of reasonably knowing about the "land claim" that she encroached on by a mere 10 squares. They also sieged and brought the other player down to zero before doing so to Jenny. In both cases, they messaged at one point that they would give them 14 days to move before attacking, which I think is an unreasonable amount of time to give a brand new player to be able to exodus, since they had each obviously used their Tenaril already. In Jenny's case, buck1 messaged her on July 20 saying she had 4 weeks to move. As you can see, she did not receive nearly that. I think it's quite clear that the actions of RofC can only be described as bullying of a player who could not possibly have (and I can assure you would never have) presented any threat to their alliance. There wan absolutely no need for urgency on their part in asking her to move: she was not any threat to them or in their way for any reason, and the misunderstanding was entirely forseeable, as there is simply no readily available information on land claims, particularly to new players.
Also worth noting: They DID give the option to join RoFC also, but why would anyone want to join and pay taxes to an alliance that treats new players this way?
|The IGM from buck1|
Interestingly, when buck1 was a new player, he accidentally settled a town well within my 10 squares. Rather than razing him, I helped him grow and gave him plenty of time to exodus. It would've been nice to see that paid forward.