The player DarkEvil has a warped sense of personal responsibility when it comes to piracy. VNS’s Diplomat and de facto Leader, Starman, is perfectly fine with this. We are not.
Last piracy round DarkEvil decided to raid lots and lots of players from various alliances, which is fine as long as he was willing to take responsibility for his actions. He also seemed to take an interest in our player, Mocona, since she plays piracy. Throughout the round DarkEvil would raid other players while using an altered username. Sometimes he pretended to be Mocona and tried to frame her for his raids. Other times he would change his name to something insulting or offensive, such as MoconaTheSlut. During this time, he also raided members of Lost while claiming they were feeding Mocona. (They were not.)
At the end of the round, Mocona warped a town to DarkEvil’s island to raid him at the last minute. DarkEvil responded by converting his points and then raiding Sergio(SOL), claiming that it was somehow Mocona’s fault he raided Sergio. DarkEvil sent Lost’s leadership a message stating Mocona was to blame for his raid on Sergio. We disagree. (So did SOL.)
Lost has a long-standing retaliation policy when it comes to aggressive actions against our players. We allow retaliation with military, even for piracy raids. Since DarkEvil raided numerous players in Lost, several of those people went after him in retaliation. He didn’t think this was fair since he was just one person and he had multiple alliances coming after him. I explained to him that if he didn’t want a bunch of Losties attacking, he shouldn’t have raided a bunch of our members.
I also sent a courtesy message to VNS’s diplomat to let him know why DarkEvil was seeing people from Lost attacking. Starman said they would allow one person to retaliate. Just to make sure he understood what I was saying, I presented a hypothetical situation stating that if a given list of players had been targeted by DarkEvil, each of those players would be entitled to retaliation. (I was not stating those specific players had been raided or were attacking, but merely presenting a hypothetical scenario.) Starman and DarkEvil twisted this into a bogus statement and said that we were only allowed to let one person retaliate. We disagree.
Not long after that more people from VNS started attacking our members. Not only were Starman and AngelDuck now involved in fighting, but they were attacking members of Lost who had nothing to do with the pirate raids or retaliation. If the only excuse being used to attack our members is the tag we wear, that’s an act of war. Since VNS wants to fight, we will respond in kind.
In an entirely unrelated matter, VNS has also accepted the player Marvel who uses his floaters and his alt accounts Lelly and Fulgrim Prime to go around nuking people’s wonders. He is currently draining wonders on:
Terms to end war:
1) VNS presents a reasonable arrangement to resolve this.
Lost gets bored.
2) Convince Marvel to stop draining people wonders.
Boot Marvel from VNS.
Until both terms are met, we fight. Happy Hunting.