That’s great, really great. Before tick 250 you were really active, agreed. Before tick 250 I was really inactive, agreed (just checked my logs and that’s when I started). I don’t think anyone is claiming you were inactive at that point. But honestly, in our alliance’s leader’s chat when we were discussing the LAN war that we were going to do you didn’t speak for 31 hours.
Either way, what this comes down to is the following. You knew we were going to do this in advance. As Matt said, at that point you could have done several things, like kicking me right then and there BEFORE we went to war and reasserting leadership or tell us you were out and we would have taken over official leadership.
What you instead did was both kick me and then leave yourself, leaving BAR entirely rudderless. Well, not entirely rudderless. Leo took over at that point and managed to mess things up even more by kicking all the rest.
Please don’t try to imply I was doing this for my own fame or rank. I’ve said many times I don’t care about my rank, several in the alliance literally offered me their crystals and I refused. This was about our TEAM, the team that deserved to win this era, the team that wanted to have fun rather than sit and build.
How on earth can you possibly conclude this, after all that has transpired. We had activity, we had coordinating. Neither one was thanks to you after tick 300. All we need is motivation and to never give up? What you forgot to add was that you need to not have a selfish official leader and co-leader who can kick everyone to mess up their era. If there is anyone that showed the new and intermediary players how to play the game and how to improve their gameplay it’s been Matt, Trajic and me. Many others, but if you had to name just a few it would be those 3.
Also Youssef, I can appreciate people discussing this intelligently. But honestly all your points aren’t even close to the truth. Psi knew since about 10 hours before the attack, and he had (surprisingly) been on in the meantime. At any time between then and the start of the war he could have done something, but he didn’t. The only reason not everyone in the alliance knew a day in advance is that we had spies and I didn’t want to tell someone that was going to leak it to LAN (well surprise, that happened anyway). I made sure everyone would be on by massing about relics and crystals at that tick, since that tends to motivate everyone to come online.
There really is no use continuing to discuss this, I know that. But Psi, you have made all the wrong choices at the start of this war. There were many ways this could have been done that wouldn’t have messed the game up for so many people, but that would perhaps have gotten you slightly less favor with a group that you seem to have valued above your own alliance on this event. Rather than doing that, you chose a course of action that has completely trashed this event for a very large group of players, and that saddens me more than any loss of my own army or rank ever can.