This is what I have learned from playing Mob Wars. Mob Wars is a game on Facebook. There are many similar games, but Mob Wars seems to be the most popular. In order to play effectively, players need to recruit other mobsters. One can have a mob of 500 members at basic levels, so most people run out of real-life friends willing to play Mob Wars and need to make other friends - strangers you don't know from around the world. I have a whole crew of Manchester United mobster friends, which I find extremely gratifying and cool. I have Israeli and Arab mobster friends, and friends from nearly every other country or area around the world.
We all share the mutual enjoyment of robbing, accumulating great sums of ill-gotten gains, killing for cash and just-plain killing.
Each mobster has his or her own motivation to play the game. Some are clearly interested only in amassing great sums of cash (billions). Others want to be professional hitmen or women and care only about killing others on the "hitlist." Still others like to fight and don't care about money, just about winning or killing.
Me? I'm a well-rounded mobster. I like to kill - particularly mobsters with offensive and/or ill-chosen names like "Rap1st" or "Buttmeister". I like to fight and am particularly motivated by my excellent won-loss ratio. I realized I needed to amass money as well as mobsters too - in order to have the best weapons to be able to kill more efficiently and defend myself.
But I learned something very valuable about human nature while playing Mob Wars. There are some nuisance players who are just pains in the rear. Normally playing the game is fun. Sometimes you kill, sometimes you get killed - no one takes it too seriously. But there are some who either take it far too seriously, or who are just tweaky douchebags who are absolutely bonkers. They attack over and over again without reason, or hitlist other players three and four times a day, which makes it difficult and unpleasant for others to play.
I learned that if you build up your defenses and have a strong mob and one of these dumb bullies attacks you - whacking them good and hard is always effective. Quick, efficient, total destruction of the nuisance mobster - no hesitation, no regrets. They always go away, and they never bother you again, moving on to "easier" or more easily intimidated prey.