Shadow, ok you've gotten my attention- it's a tough thing to do you know, be very very ready to bask in it's glory.
I am the one who is to be held liable for "bug exploiting" or as some in your alliance might call it so ingeniously "pushing the boundaries to explore possibilities". We know what a great excuse that is- perhaps I can use it for myself but I don't care in the end. I am quite happy of what "possibilities" my handling of the "bug" has created- hey I was only trying to see how far I can go with it for beta testing purposes- I am quite sure you know what I mean.
As for my leadership skills or gamplay I don't think you're one to judge. I as the leader of SPQR sure blame it all on me for ruining for your round, shadow. I feel little if any remorse for it: I am glad for it, proud of it. You and your kind finally got what it deserved- I think, I'll even go as far to say I am sure the community will agree with me.
Let's not forget what Dark Knight's post states- for your sake and your alliance's let's not get into what fair gameplay is: you're not the prime example of "Fair Gameplay". It gives me shame to even utter your name and fair gameplay in the same breath (go to the link): http://forums.alliancewars.com/viewtopic.php?id=4563.
The past it's truths hurt huh? I am sure it does. It is Really really shallow for you and your alliance to even feel deserving to win a round especially this round because I thought randoms like you said are useless- that headstart of 800 transports well isn't that a clear example of no skill like you said? tsk tsk tsk I think it is a clear example of no skill. Think hard on this... Most of these back to back winning rounds for you and your alliance have been bugged, underhanded, and etc.
Hmm The DevTeam (Postal) you did the easy thing deleting my account and then the accounts of my members. Perhaps not the right solution but the easy solution- there is no denying that. If the DevTeam was really on the ball shadow- they'd be able to put things back to normal before such randoms. I just see a lack of willingness there but the DevTeam are respectfully the creators of the game so I'll accept the punishment they've dealt- however unjust I know it is. Perhaps some of the community feels the same way I would assume.
If you haven't noticed most of the veterans including myself and my members have been playing but not like before when it meant truly meant something. I am more than sure that you know of the reasons why this has happened- your kind always seem to be involved in them. Past events before, during, after your time killed the game a long time ago.... Your kinds leaving of the game is a relief to all players I believe though perhaps too late for the game.
Don't let the door hit you on your way out: but it seems individuals like you always come slithering back from the shadows.
P.S.: As for Assassin's Creed and Gauntlet- I applaud them for their new rankings. I don't believe they should be held liable for anything as it was my fault as leader of SPQR who authorized the allocations. As for my return to playing the game seriously like back in the day upon your return- I don't think you should or ever for that matter witness, match, or surpass it- it's a luxury you'll be entitled to- not until I feel like it.
Remember to raise the bar but do not give into astonishment.