And who are you, sir, to tell anyone else how they are allowed to enjoy this game?
The whole point of a sandbox is that every player is allowed to enjoy the game however they want within the limits of the software and the devs’ rules. If you’re not actually interested in participating, that’s fine, if you don’t find tournament-style battles to be fun, that’s fine.
Neither you nor anyone else are obligated to participate, and since the Alliance Tournament has no tangible effect on your personal style of gameplay (aside from providing you more opportunities to gank important and/or valuable targets) then why would you have a problem with it?
What’s it to you if some players decide they want to participate in it, or any tournament, for that matter?
As far as I can tell, the only reason CODE. was affected at all by AT XII is because loyalanon decided to try their hand at competing.
[raises a hand to pat Karak on the shoulder]
[looks at @safira_jomita’s post again]
…safira, are you aware of what the triple parentheses have been used for, of late? Because if not, then I suggest you edit them out of your post so you don’t get mistaken for some alt-right dirtbag.