Is killing QONQR participation in my area. As we speak I'm being bought out of a 200k zone that took me days to build. I pumped new life into QONQR in Oklahoma when I stirred up Que13 (Faceless) and he started taking the game more seriously. My friend and I knocked him down to less than 100k bots total, and now's he's about to crack the top 50 in the country. Then I recruited and recruited and built Legion up to where my recruits have 2 of the top five spots in OK. Number 5 is a turncoat who my nephew recruited (guess who recruited my nephew?) that got tired of not being able to play against Faceless.
Now, Faceless spends so much money in my area, people are starting to talk about quitting. We're playing the same game by a different set of rules. I know real $$$ spent on the game is good for the devs, but it's not fun anymore. Why wait to recharge? Just buy cubes! You'll overwhelm you're enemy while they have no chance of responding.
In my opinion, it's hurting the game. I've "bought" cubes with MS gift cards to upgrade my scope, and I think that's a great use of cubes. Buying zones? It discourages competitive spirits. Now number 2 Faceless brags "we're older and richer" (whatever that's supposed to mean). I work two jobs so my wife can stay home with our baby, and QONQR is a little something that I can enjoy while doing either job. Used to enjoy.
Not whining, just a vent. In my opinion, and I'm not saying this is how the game should work, using cubes should be limited to scope upgrades.
Lovin' the Legion,