KLONDIKE, CP Army Headquarters – With the new year now here, we have recently seen a shock merge take place. This week, it is time to ask our army advisors what they would do if the topic of merging ever occurred.
Welcome to the first 2022 edition of ‘Advisor’s Advice’! This week I went to six different army advisors and asked them about the more recent topic of merging. What advice will we end up receiving from our advisors about this topic?
The advisors were asked:
‘What would you do if your army wanted to merge with another?’
Csy, Army of Club Penguin’s Advisor
I’m actually quite surprised mergers are so uncommon in CPA – many competitive alliances in other games often see merging to form stronger, bigger and well-resourced coalitions. However, I would first explore the reasons surrounding the merge, accessing where the army is at currently and evaluating what reasons we may have to wish to merge with another. I’d also consider the logistics of the entire thing – such as the proposed merger name, post-merger structure, discord usage, etc. In the particular context of ACP, whilst it would be unlikely for us to undergo a merger without prior PoG approval, but ultimately as an advisor, I believe my role is to support what the leader wishes to do and the direction they want to take the army in. I think an assessment of the benefits vs. harms of the entire situation, as well as exploring any possible underlying concerns, e.g. stress of leading the army, wanting more staff and support, etc., and suggesting possible solutions to target and ameliorate these problems if they exist would be a good starting point.