To start I would like to acknowledge that this game functions off of a player built economy and I am in no way here to complain, I simply want to tell a story and enlighten this community to the events that led to purposeful murder of the server Aukumea. I would like to, if at all possible, help to avoid this level of manipulation anywhere else.
Aukumea started as a predominately Purple server with 2 companies dominating, one the perpetrator of this servers demise being a company know as “Elysian”. This dominance continued into the early weeks of the game with little to no help, communication or support allowed by Elysian in any wars, influence raids or watermark farm. They were and, from what I understand form sources on Camelot, still are a company composed of between 150-250 hardcore players. While this behavior may not be ideal in a game focused on faction cohesion this was understandable given their level of commitment surpassing those unable to give 8-10 hours of a day to playing.
A few weeks later when the initial server transfers were opening up Elysian was publicly attempting to sell the settlements back to the server. As you can guess this did not go well for them by any means and ultimately may have led to their malicious behavior that followed. With 200 or so Syndicate faction members all of the sudden gone they left all taxes, trade costs, rents and fees at Extreme. Now this may just seem simply distasteful but at the current stage of progression barely anyone was 60 and most 60’s were less than a week fresh meaning the inability to afford rent, list items, or progress professions. While this situation may have been damaging to the economy of Aukumea what followed simply sealed it’s fate. Elysian continued to make alts either through account share/new accounts/characters and rotate Governance in order to siphon 100’s of thousands of coin off server.
(The above point is indisputable. More than half a dozen company owners can attest to this and there is plenty of documented evidence in screenshots and testimony as well as game data to support this)
A server intended to be self sufficient can survive a max exodus along with decreasing player base but not the combined forces of intentional mass cross server money siphoning and exodus.
These events continued for a few weeks after and even to this day Elysian still controls Reekwater on Aukumea. Through some means they have kept Covenant from taking their settlements by using entire Marauders rosters for defense up until recently when they allowed them to have it for free after the collapse of it’s infrastructure.
The combined mass reporting by Covenant and Marauders on Aukumea against shot callers before wars has led to not only a toxic but account damning environment.
The above information can and will be confirmed by multiple sources on/from Aukumea. Accountability is necessary for the healthy maintenance of these servers.