This is not a thread about my retirement from KAW but it is about retiring from it kaw in general. I will have reached 3 years in this game this July and somewhat recently I contemplated bringing my kawreer to an end. It had nothing to do with resentment towards the devs and how they are running this game. It was an evaluation of two aspects; how much of my resources ( time & money) have I put into this game and should it be spent elsewhere and If I do continue on, then how do I want it to go? Before now, my time in KAW has been spent playing ebs, ee, and getting into the occasional scrap with another player. I don't have any regrets about this. I don't agree with anyone that says "this" or "that" is how you are supposed to play the game. The devs have designed this game in such a way that it can be played in a multitude of ways. If I was going to continue playing it would have to be more than as an eb fairy. I have no issue with players who play this way. Play the game the way you enjoy most. Ee probably extended my time in this game. Obviously, my build is centered on it though also easily used in osw as well. But ee wasn't going to be enough either. One thing ee and ebs have in common is, neither of them do really well at building community. I understand that it does happen. Geometry&Theology has certainly done so out of ebs and Rising Hawks have done so out of ee, but I don't think that's the norm. I was only going to do one of two things; retire or join an osw clan. I believed and still do believe that this is where you find the best examples of the community in this game. If anyone else feels they have found the best community you can find in the game and their clan is an eb or ee clan, I mean no disrespect. I am glad you found that. I just don't think that is common or maybe even doesn't last outside the examples I gave and the rare few others. OSW clans don't fight for gold or equipment. They go to war, its for something different. They go to war for the honor of their clan, family or perhaps in defense of their own. This isn't to say every osw is fought over altruistic reasons, but even if leadership has the most selfish intentions, the lowly ground pounder has no other reason to fight other than his clan and family name, or for nothing else, the person next to him in the fox hole. I decided to stay in game and after some 6-8 months of considering which clan and family I wanted to be apart of, I decided on; Chaos Reborn, Apoc One day I will retire. I imagine for the same reasons I considered before. Everyone will. Even if it takes until the last dying breath of this game when everyone is FORCED into retirement because nothing lasts forever...but it isn't today. What I want to know from the community is this; Why haven't you retired yet? What keeps you playing and most importantly, what do you believe will bring about your retirement?