I, AnomanderRake, declare standard war on Avengers on behalf of the TMS alliance. Here’s what happened as best I can tell.
One of our members sent me some text from Pavlos indicating he was going to nuke, raid, crash, and all manner of nasty things to a couple of our members (who am I kidding....I only have a couple members). So, I reached out to Pavlos to verify I understood the entire story. I was very polite too...heck, I know REVO could be trying to pull a fast one on me! The lad is a lunatic! Right? Can’t be trusted at all!
1. Your members attacked our members. I said “uh huh, guilty.”
2. Your members attacked our members because they didn’t want to share inactives. I said “yup, probably.” I didn’t even have time to teach them that yet...99th did!
3. You poached a couple of our guys. I said “yes.”
That it. He’s outraged and said we “made our own bed.”
I *suggested* he should AT LEAST take the time to look over wars past. I mean...he seems to think that the size of their alliance would make the difference. I tried to imply that I could probably defeat their entire alliance in Ogame war myself. He said...and I’m paraphrasing here...”HEY SCREW YOU BUDDY IM LIKE 80 YEARS OLD AND A FORMER MILITARY COMMANDER (thanks for that, by the way)!”
So that’s it. I admit full guilt on all Avenger charges against us.
Standard war it is. To be honest, I’d have preferred to hunt fleets to match Diablo, but whatevs.
TMS will accept two possible surrender conditions only.
1. Avengers currently have 35 non-vmode players in their ridiculous 51 man alliance. We will desist if Avengers lose 20% of their current active base to vmode or quitting the alliance. I’m placing that number at EIGHT (8) players.
2. Alternatively, Avengers can make me a bacon pie to halt the war. It must be real, it must look good, and they must provide the same evidence as the last alliance that made me a pie (they can look it up).
Avengers should know that I am willing to accept any defectors into my alliance, though until they have proven loyalty to TMS they should expect a rank without online status indicators. Otherwise they will be welcomed.
Anyway, Pavlos was right. I should not have even bothered to ask what happened.
It will be TMS!
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