- Adaptation Displacement: Evony is, gameplay-wise, an exact clone of an earlier Chinese browser game known as Kingory (they're even based off the same source code, and may or may not have been made by the same company), which most people have never heard of.
- Oddly enough, Evony itself might be falling victim to this. While it's still enormously infamous as a source of Snark Bait and parody (just look at all the various things that reference it), in terms of actual gameplay and player base it's not looking good. On top of the "covert spyware" and "lackluster ad campaigning" controversies, it's being massively out-competed by its own copycats, who've not only improved on a lot of Evony's flaws as a game but also have refrained from being spyware.
- Fetish Retardant: In a shoddy attempt to Photoshop bigger cleavage lines onto one ad, they managed to make the woman look like her breasts were pancakes.
- Memetic Mutation: Ads featuring an attractive woman entreating "my Lord" are probably a nod to the game's ad campaign. Though given Evony's bad press, ads tend to spoof their style rather than straight-up imitate it — Plants vs. Zombies has an ad with a decaying zombie girl wearing a crown prompting you to "save your queen", while one for Alteil features a girl and boasts "She is actually in our game, my Lord!"
- No Such Thing as Bad Publicity
Readers are encouraged to avoid this game entirely. It is a spyware program in disguise.