As far as JFA running the world goes - this happens everywhere nowadays. Why should E1 be any different. The team that snags the most resource OPs and can adequately defend them wins the round almost every time. Its not their fault that they expanded faster than everyone else.
The problem wasn't JFA's skill. It was everyone allowing JFA to expand at that rate without realizing that letting them do so = game over. They haven't needed to "adequately defend" anything.
I have no problem identifying JFA's ability to win era's, but we have had their claims of winning E1 without any form of help or allies shoved down our throat since tick 1.
I would have no issue with this if it were true. Giving alliances the option to place with certain conditions doesn't = winning without help to me. Just win the era guys, why all the bragging about a situation that clearly hasn't been true?
@Alexanderkitty The only claim we ever made about how we were playing this world is to try and stop the JFA steamroll. Our sub or any alliances we have tried to make was done so without claiming that we were acting alone. So pointing that out means nothing.
As far as our retreat...I'd say it was pretty damn slow considering you conquered your first WEAK player on tick 564.
Your income advantage came well before you pushed us out of Africa.http://prntscr.com/1cdjf3
Does this look like not defending to you?
I'm sorry we didn't suicide our armies into 8 of yours to make things faster and easier for you. Trust me...we tried many times to catch one of you offline but JFA are experienced and weren't leaving offline armies in a position that they couldn't be defended.