Not too worried about how my reputation appears to sub leaders.
I said my piece and have listened to what everyone had to say, I see most peoples points but would like to respond to a few of them before I take my leave.
First off to Kush, about the whole top 5 thang.... viewtopic.php?f=246&t=4071
I've never gotten top 5 on a single tick earth client no, but neither would you against the competition I've gone up against. The only 2 rounds I have NOT gone up against the likes of Kane, Avi, Creel, Renee, etc....I've won. So back off, we had a discussion last night and thats that.
@ Milanor...who the hell are you anyways? Funny how you are more active on the forums than in the game.
@ Kane...Thanks for the praise, if anyone knows my ability to play this game its you (since ive played against you almost every new client round that ive been in). You are surprised that I expected to leave ExSo unharmed, I only expected to do so because I had MorGaN's word that I could.
I've had quite a few people talk to me and tell me that nobody ever lets a member of their alliance leave for the first place alliance. Anyone remember mL on E1A2? I let Sun Tzu (Derek) leave AND take the relic that he rightfully captured and protected himself. And I did this because we were friends and I understood his current frustration with our alliance. We didnt have much of a chance to win that round. Although the differences between score were not as drastic this round, I still felt the same as Derek did when he asked to leave.
Only a few of the members in ExSo have gone up against ARM (myself, Vicous, Morgan and Camelot) and have any clout in terms of survival opinions. I felt as though ExSo had absolutely no chance to win despite having a FEW very skilled players.
People keep bringing up the relic situation, and as Dowster pointed out...I gave it to them. I'm not sure why this is continually brought up but we can run with it. In terms of the relic, ExSo would have never gotten it if I was not in their alliance. There is 2 ways to look at this situation if I were absent.
1 - I recommended that we secure Greenland ASAP from the get go. Nobody made even the slightest move towards it so I was forced to stop building units and spend all my resources making a radar/gate network all the way up there. When relics dropped, I was the ONLY one with units up there and the only one with gates. This in turn led to me sending a nuke at the relic and taking it soley by myself.
2 - ARM would have never granted ExSo a NAP if it weren't for me. Tigran has no faith in MorGaN's word and It took me to give him MY word to agree to some sort of terms. These terms (which took a considerable amount of effort and patience) kept ARM from being able to build gates, radars, etc on the western border of Greenland (where the relic was placed). Not only that, but it probably kept ARM from taking on ExSo much earlier.
So all in all I still feel like I should have been able to leave both in peace, and with the relic. But its water under the bridge, I'm not worried about it anymore but I felt like I should sum up my opinions in a much more civil manner.
Best of luck to both alliances, but I think we all know how this is going to turn out.