Well I was just talking to a newbie in reference to him joining MAD or not. What I said about Seth didn't have anything to do with this exact era, or the war we just fought. MAD was on m2 since the beginning, there have been a lot of eras, and we have known Seth since Steve Harley led my team. Yeah, this particular war could have been fought differently....I am just talking to one beginner player about his options moving forward to learn this game. Is MAD the best alliance in this game? No. Who cares? It can be a good place for new players to go and grow before they go off into other teams.
@George your team failed at giving Seth a front to move with. You should have reacted differently the tick you found out that I was shadowing him. In a straight 1v1, I beat his army. If he split his up into pieces, I could match him squad for squad and defend anything he attacked. I never let him get more than 2 ticks away from me. Could he have brought some spams down and bombed in front of his army? Sure...but in that area of the map, we had maybe 10 gates, and 4 colonies within 8 ticks, to counter spams and defend.
The real problem here was that Seth was alone against a larger army and nobody told him to leave and find another front, or send another player to go help him. I never saw 12 people on your line. And you took in Sizer just for score and he died in a few ticks with no ranged units. Where were you? Taking conquers? I never saw you move a squad in the first half of the war except when a conquer opened up somewhere. At the later stage you did some useless things in the center after it was already lost to you. Why did you not immediately move your army to supplement Seth? A good move here would be to keep Seth doing exactly what he was, then you move in with 2nd army and take OPs, forcing me to break up and defend, and then Seth is able to break up in kind, creating a winning front.
Seems there was no command structure or anyone making these decisions. You didn't have smart tactics anywhere, not only talking about Seth's army. You say you didn't lose just because you disbanded your army? Foolishness. You lost. You lost everywhere. Your people got drunk and fell asleep and died, got lazy and didn't log and died, all over the map. Nobody gave orders to make a clear front and attack. Nobody reacted to solve the Seth problem, just let that whole front stay red. This isnt a problem you have with just one player, this is a fundamental misunderstanding of BD war on almost every level. You never put anyone where they should have been, reacted to anything correctly, or organized your people in a meaningful way to give each of them tasks and monitor their progress and activity.
The best laid plan in war only lasts until the first move. After that, you adapt. I saw no adaptation from you or your team. Just death.