To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.
"They are called alliances but every alliance will have an elite group of hardcore players and the mundanes which are just there to occupy space."
"They do a nicer job of this than other games, but guild events are timed and if you were to choose not to play, you would hurt the guild's chances of rewards."
"Yes, my team needs me to unlock traits. And in most clans you are kicked after not playing for some time."
"War mechanic makes you have to play all weekend to fill queues so your friends can play. And compete to win."
"The youtube channel that tells children to download this game, does so under the guise that it will help them defeat a group of evil hackers that want to destroy youtube; when in reality said group is fictional and the show is fictional, but the children do not know this and play the app to try and help them"
"Friends are encouraged to give services to each other, such as helping each other get into Shovelstrike Quarry or sharing rare bugs with each other's gardens."