What made EVONY so fascinating originally was its ability to evolve. The longer you played the game, the more you had to adapt to the different ways of attacking and defending. What worked when you started out, didn't apply 6 months down the road. And that didn't apply a year later. It was constantly evolving into a more complex game. People that had left the game for 3 or 4 months were woefully behind the times if they came back to play. But, because I never left, I was on top of my game, plus I liked to switch it up and go visit in different alliances and watch how they did things. Other servers also gave insight in ways of attacking and defending. My first server was showing me the way of things to come. So I started to adapt the way I played on the newer ones.
By this time I was playing 3 servers, it would've been 4, but I gave up playing the very first server I started on and I was slowly leaving the second one behind too. The third one was my playground. I was well known there, and I had (at the urging of a friend from my third server) also started playing on a fourth and we had a close group of experienced players I trusted there.
I now played more for the people I had met and to passed on any knowledge I had acquired over the course of playing. I tried to make sure I was like my first teachers and not sound like I knew everything. Everyday you could possibly learn something new. For the most part tho, I did know the little tricks and ins and outs, and because of my early teachers I had a firm grasp of the battle mechanics of the game. But what I didn't have, was patience or the heart to fight anymore. I really didn't care. Like anything, I was slowly approaching my expiration date. The original attraction was waning.