When the global markets collapsed, pandemonium ensued. People lost there jobs, there cars, there homes, there lively hood. Normal families living on the streets, looking for a warm place to sleep for the night, looking for some food to put in there mouths. The sadness turned to anger and desperation, looking for someone to blame. Was it the bankers? The wall street fat cat's in there suits, carrying there suitcases full of human blood? Is it the elitist's corporation owners taking even more from the average joe? Who is to blame and why?
It is commonly known that when a recession hits the masses, a lot of humans go hungry. And man's will to survive will turn that very man into a merciless beast, who would do anything to survive, atrocious, horrible things. It is then when love and peace is lost and hate a violence takes over instead. Friends and neighbour's attack each other, ready to rip each other apart, limb from limb, ready to eat the flesh of another fellow human just to stop the grumbling in there belly, ready to drink the blood of the innocent, just to quench that thirst. When the standard of living drops, so does the standard of which we treat each other.
This is what has happened to Play2Enjoy in recent times. A recession has hit us, the money is gone and we all don't know what to do. A storm of confusion and anger has swept in and drenched us with its bullBrad pitt. Not knowing what to do with all the anger and confusion, we attack one another. We snarl and growl, bite and bash our fellow members. Like a horde of man child's, we sook and cry at one another, spit dummies and throw rattles out of prams.
The scary part is, the recession has only just started, and it is only going to get worse.
Some blame the ridiculous spending. When the influx of new members, with new players and more money came in the league, the market sky rocketed ten fold. Players values doubled and the spending was crazy and fun. But this didn't destroy the market, spending crazy money amongst each other was fine, it kept the money in the rotation, money went from one player to the next, from the next onto the next, so on and so forth. And everyone was spending big, everyone was having fun, everyone had money, and the poacher was paying us out, and paying us well, so there was no need to stop, we couldn't, we loved it, we were addicted. Like a bunch of broads with there husbands platinum credit cards on a shopping frenzy, we splurged. Forty mil here, 50 mil there, who cares, there's plenty of it and there will be plenty more to come! So when auction time came, the competition was red hot, everyone wanted to out do each other, willing to pay mad money to get there player, some even just to spite other member's from getting there desired player, which is all fair game.
This is were the money was drained. The auctions are a huge drain that we throw our money into and we do it every week, sometimes even twice a week. It was all fine and dandy when the money that was going down the drain was showered upon us from the heavens above. But it stopped raining, and the drain was still big and wide, and we poured our cash right down that tube. We are addicted to the auctions, the same players go on the market, no body wants to spend a cent, when they pop up on the auction, we are willing to send it down the drain, instead of sharing it with our fellow members. It is this addiction that is only going to make the recession worse. Auctions will come every week, we will throw hundred's of millions of dollars at them, and every week, the league will have hundreds of millions of dollars less. It's straight up economics.
Now that we are in the recession and tension is high amongst each other, let's not become wild beast's. Let's rise to the occasion and remember that this community thrives on peace and joy, banter and fun. We don't need money to spread joy amongst each other, the money never brought us joy. It was us. As much as we are all to blame for the recession, we are still responsible for the vibe of the community, and the most important thing is the vibe, the joy, in our little weird community.
Doc is the first to apologise for any harm doing that he has done.
A wise man once said "It's on us to change the way we eat, change the way we live, and change the way we treat each other" -Tupac muthaFahooking Shakur.
Peace and Love Homies!