First of all, I agree with the statements that most players that are supposed to be good are trash and that many others are very much overestimated. I also think in many cases power/score and actual skill are confounded, there are some very good players that don't get as much attention because they never get the high scores.
I also agree with those that state I'm the best player on this game, simply because I think any metric you want to go by proves that. If there's anyone that would be able to challenge me it would be Geenstijl though, he's an absolutely amazing player in every sense. Iceman also is one of my favorite players, that guy is just a one-man wrecking force.
As for the whole JW vs SNEK debate, by the time we attacked JW honestly didn't stand a chance at all. A few of JW didn't disband, they got farmed for exp. But by that time it was quite impossible to beat me, I think, let alone my entire team. JW also wouldn't have stood a chance if they had teamed up with TLA against me, because TLA was very obviously more active and better than JW. I do think JW could have played it much better if they had backstabbed before I did, that might have allowed them to survive a bit longer. The disbanding though.. I honestly don't think they would have lasted longer if some hadn't disbanded. I'd just have had a bit more exp.
It's also not as if all this happened purely by chance. It's easy to judge in retrospect but of course I'd been getting TLA riled up against JW and was helping Malice take over leadership of JW while simultaneously telling his members about how TLA was going to attack. They were bound to clash, the only question was when it would happen. If anything it wasn't a very good move by TLA, they struck first. After that there wasn't all that much JW could change.
You know it Cap
I don't think either one of us focus on solo play over coordination. I would argue what both of us do is try to allocate resources and experience most efficiently. Since I also tend to be the most active player and I know how to use R5, that means I allocate the experience to me first. On CE we did the same, exp went to Geenstijl and me first but we made sure others also had at least 1 or 2 squads of R5 so our enemies had to be afraid of every player suddenly killing 2 squads with 1. On any normal era I would go much more for coordination than for solo play since it's just that much more effective, but I've stopped playing normal eras pretty much. And when you go for BOAT, you don't go for spreading stuff across many players in your team, you take as much as you can for yourself. Give me another CE and I'll focus much more on the team since the goal there is to win the era rather than set a score record.
I'd just like to state I disagree with this statement I placed on Simen's goodbye era as a sort of tribute, and during all that era I made 1 unit and never intended to do anything. Yes, in that case it is easy to keep me down Those other many worlds I still need to find out about, but there's a large difference between an era where I place and never build a unit or an OP and an era like this where I plan to win.
I don't think this is the case, but eh it's all speculation in hindsight. It is pretty funny to see these discussions about it though, I think what people fail to realise is I'd just adapt the plan if anything had gone differently. I'd probably have allied DPLR and Prr in that case, or even joined Prr and rebuilt that team together with Niracas etc etc.. Then again I am arrogant enough to think I would never lose an era where I go for the win anyway. Most on this era got played hard, and I think I could have won the era a lot easier if that had been the goal. But like I said, the goal was to get as high a score as possible and for that a quick win wasn't optimal. I could also see how people would think I only won because the stars aligned though, it's all speculation. I just think that this is literally the 4th era in a row where I try to go for a BOAT score and I actually got the BOAT score, there's starting to be a pattern
To all those thinking I'm not actually as good as I'm made out to be, bugger Alexander to do another Champions Era and I'll definitely be there to take on all challengers