As my old buddy its quiet sad to me Beli that you post this, it clearly shows how little you know about AE.
Your theory is people with xp cant have big accounts, that's pretty narrow minded, seen that we actually have had food since day one, had over 4-5 crashes and won all but one, of course our accounts are better then most of the server, we have been swimming in credits for weeks mate.
That's what happens when you contest people and fight it out.
I dunno are you pointing my rank out for a reason but I will bite, you should know what spec I am, fighters, so yeah rank stays high when you don't have to burn fleet carriers ya know.
So when you just sim in a cluster and lost fleets in a crash and got no returns, then obviously your account is gonna fall behind.
Also when you openly admitted to me that you tried your hand at cheating in 29, then please don't try act all innocent.
Your tears are futile
First, I like to think that we are still buddies, Irish, and that we can poke fun at each other. Not sure where you come up with the tears stuff from.
Trying to put me down like that irks me some though. Attacking my knowledge of AE to try to justify an untenable and clearly ridiculous assertion is pretty lame. The accounts I posted were simply all of those with both more XP and higher level than mine, and there are not many - which kind of kills your argument all on its own. Yes, winning crashes gains you derbs etc., you also have to burn fleet to get them. And in those early crashes you didn't even have caps yet, and even when you do they usually run and hide until the fighting is over. Not saying its bad strategy, just pointing out a fact. Now, for your assertions to hold any credibility, they would have to apply to a much larger percentage of FRANK. The fact is that those top accounts are way out ahead of most of your own guild, and your guild contains some other very good players. Why are more of those other accounts not equally advanced? Either you're feeding those top accounts disproportionately, or those top accounts are doing something that most others are not
, or a bit of both.
And as for my cheating... here's my whole post to you as you seem to enjoy posting skype chats these days
Hey Mate, just writing to say hi. I started back on AE on R, although I wasn't sure how long I would play for. Things starting to settle down now after my divorce. I'm now playing for lolz with Burgess. He tells me you are/were Windy in ATM. But if you remember the [EVIL] guild on start up in 29, that was all me. I tried doing a one man guild for kicks.
Too much work!!! And tried my hand at cheating.
Got banned eventually, I wasn't at all subtle. Was surprised it took as long as it did. Once I decided to stop the one man guild thing though, I thought about asking to join ATM, but then I got banned. Burgess convinced me to restart with him in 01. Anyway, drop me a line when you have the time. Hope all is well with you. Cheers!
So yeah, tried it for a few days for kicks, got caught, moved on. Other than that I've always run clean accounts, and my current one that I've been running since day 4 is clean.
And yes, it's getting harder to find any guild that runs 100% clean accounts these days (other than the ones I GM ofc!
); so yeah, it is kind of like the pot calling the kettle black a lot of the time, which seems to be your biggest beef - and some people's justification for continuing the practice. The point I was making in our previous conversations was that most good, clean players don't actually like to zerg. But sometimes frustration with those super accounts will convince them to go along with it. I'm not salty, I play AE for fun and I take it for granted that not everyone is going to abide by the same morality. It's just that occasionally when you play hard, know you're doing a good job, and then see those super accounts, you're kind of like ffs. Then it blows over and you carry on. Since I'm just playing for lolz this server, I also told you i was personally targeting them! And it felt darn good to take a bite out of xiaobai!
Small victory, and not like it really changes anything, but hey you enjoy it when you can.