Is there any difference for you between crystal/conquer race and vulturing on someones target where the main battle has taken place already but target run just few ticks away?
Probably for some of you there isn't
For me this is crucial for the way you treat opponent (it can anyone, friend, enemy or neutral). That kind of behaviour (vulturing) is simply dishonorable and I won't show any respect nor mercy, because there are unwritten rules which should be respected.
When I'm hunting on crystal which is already marked with my secret code I will find him wherever it goes and any vulture sneaking it from me will be punished.
It won't safe him anything but his own arm, even NAP between our alliances because NAP is only for honarable people.
So beware and think twice before you choose dark path - it will lead you straight to hell.