Once upon a time, there was a player who wanted to try something new. He wanted to make his own sort of way to give free items to people, by making others compete through acts of wealth. All they had to do was drop the items in a small box, and whoever dropped the most expensive item wins.
It’s the most brilliant idea!
He told all of his friends, and those friends told their friends. They all enjoyed playing fun dropgames. So many fun rewards were given, all the time. It has become something everyone knows as the best and most fun way to get free things, and all it takes is to drop your items!
But then, over time, a cruel, uncaring monster among the players decided to take the dropped items instead of rewarding players. Nobody could believe it. Thievery? In such a wonderful community? Unfathomable!
But it doesn’t stop there. This idea spreads over to more people with the same corrupt personality. Some of them even want to exact revenge by performing their own scams to “earn” back what they’ve lost.
Eventually, people started seeing it as a way of profit, and thus began the downfall of dropgames.
Popularity only began to skyrocket further, the idea spread amongst other games, people were being robbed left and right, it was an everyday means of immoral profit, to the point where they had to outlaw the games all together. At this point, a dropgame is automatically declared as a scam. But that was not always the case. There are the people who want to bring it back to its former glory, but that doesn’t excuse breaking the rules to do so. There are plenty of other fun things to do that aren’t risking the well-being of other players.
And voila, a new era has arrived, the P2P era in Pixel Worlds. Some forms of it are gambling, and some would call the entire thing itself gambling. Paying owners a portion of your wealth to challenge the opponent, with the possibility of winning it big.
Something that isn’t too popular.
Something that most people believe is trusted.
Something that isn’t automatically declared as a scam by default.
Something that is run by anonymous humans, just like the former.
But in time, when people realize they can easily take advantage of the naive or ill-informed, there will be a time where this will be another case similar to dropgames.
I wonder how long it will take for people to open their eyes?