You know, people always ask me why I don't really rp during large events or rp in general. Here's why: Because no matter what you do, it doesn't unicorns matter. The end goal is always the same.
Prime example, this Bloom infection that's going on that is very likely the event to get the new curing system in place. I get the admins need an event, that's all well and good. However, Bloodloch was the last city to be infected and the Bloom had no way into the city short of someone tracking it in, which no one could because we started enemying people. We had plans in place and were waiting to hear from admins about setting up a barricade and quarantine zones to make sure Bloodloch STAYED uninfected.
HOWEVER, regardless of what we unicorns did, SOMEHOW the guards were infected anyway, despite NO sludge being in BL, NO citizens being in the city when infected (as far as I am and any of the leadership was aware), and NO stalks being in the city. So because the guards were infected, we lost our status as the last uninfected city because THE GUARDS infected the citizens.
I get wanting a new curing system, but if players do something to stop their people from getting infected, that should unicorns mean something. Instead of admins just going "Oh look, uninfected! Blast em with an infection that came from seemingly nowhere! RAWR!"
THAT'S why I don't roleplay much. Because this is just one of MANY events, global/centralized/personal, that no matter what I did the roleplay I invested didn't unicorns matter. Why should I waste -my- time pushing to keep the peace, stop an infection from spreading, slaughter an entire race repeatedly, etc... if nothing I do matters because the end result is the same?
Note: This is NOT, under any circumstance, a blast at the admins/celani that build these events for the players of the game to enjoy. I love what you do and I love your involvement in the game. This is just my perception of the events and what TYPICALLY happens any time I get involved into an event.