In what seems to be an unexpected development, long-standing PC guild Midnight Express was sold with its leader apparently riding into the sunset. A user on our Discord tipped us off by posting a screenshot that shows a guild chat interaction in which members are left guessing what the eff just happened.
Apparently a user named “itsthexypat” took over control and moved the guild into their personal alliance. A Facebook post by guild leader “Casper” later clarified the process. He claimed that “broken promises from the devs, lack of conduct and lack of interest” is pulling him from the game. By selling his personal account to “chinese farmers” and the guild to another player he tried “to get back some of the money” he had spent on the game.
Guild sells are not uncommon, because Strongholds attaches a value to them. It is however the first time a prominent PC guild is affected. For its players it’s annoying to shocking, because they might lose months of grinding. In the end it’s essentially one individual leader benefiting at the expense of a guild’s members.
Was Midnight Express on the decline?
As long-standing guild Midnight Express surely has seen better days. According to reports some high caliber players left to other guilds recently. Additionally Casper himself was allegedly banned for botting. He got the account back, but with all R12s and ADs stripped. So this might have been the final nail in the coffin for him personally and the sell only the end of an ongoing decline.
Nonetheless it’s sad to see this happening to a familiar name. We think Midnight Express was founded early after launch in 2013 and once was a breeding ground for PC streamers. The most popular example was Kali Gold, but there were times when multiple ME streamers were dominating Twitch. It also has always been home to well known and/or controversial players, like premier PVP trash talker Merciless.
Some comments indicate ME since recovered from the events, although some members found homes elsewhere. We certainly hope everyone affected was able to land on their feet!
What do you think about the guild sell? Are you a member or know someone within Midnight Express and can share addition information? Do it in the comments below and visit the corresponding thread on our message board!
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