I don’t think you can argue there were 2 evenly matched teams, considering that our team was having to deal with Psi’s team, H1N1, KS, 4E and their sub who had planted in the middle of our network and spammed us, and other individual spammers, such as the guy in africa who later joined KS - all at the same time. That’s not ‘evenly matched’.
You don’t have to believe it but I wasn’t able to play once I’d moved to uni due to not having wifi for the first few days, though I had been wanting to quit for days before then and mine and much of the team’s activity was far below its peak by that point, it was a miracle I killed a few armies in africa whilst logging so little.
It isn’t an “excuse”, I genuinely couldn’t play and so rather than waiting for my internet to be ready in a few days I decided that I’d say ■■■■ it and try and quit altogether. (made no difference since the rest of SNOW died not long after anyway). I’m pretty ashamed that I let my team down by losing motivation and then being unable to continue the era but that’s just how it goes, it would be nice for any of the group to be able to actually enjoy the game without being constantly demonised and ganged up on, spammers planted, shat on in the forums by people who aren’t even playing etc
So that’s my perspective. Can’t speak for the rest of my team though.