If you're going to put my name out on the forums, at least make sure you do it without going through the spin cycle first. Let's start with the actual signing of Zodiac. It was very clear that they only intended to sign us to throw us into the war on your side. That was made evident when, the day after we proposed the treaty, they asked us to hit Mensa in an offensive strike. Our logic at the time was that we'll end up in that war anyways so we might as well enter on the offensive front and likely be supported by IQ. Our blitz on Mensa partnered with Zodiac was more than enough to keep them tied down until TKR entered against us 130 vs 35 with more than enough capabilities to cover our entire tiering at that point. When SK was drowning and we asked for help, all we got was "VE has wars with TKR too". Since both of us were getting pubstomped with no real plan to handle TKR and, by extension, bail us out, we decided to exit the war after a month of waiting for a real plan. During my radio interview with Thalmor, I remember Seeker confronting me about our early exit and being upset that we weren't dedicated to the war. I very clearly explained to Seeker that we weren't dedicated to a war in which we received no support. What we were supposed to do? Meat shield for a bunch of alliances who had no intentions helping us? Meat shield for alliances that we had no interest in garnering political capitol with and that we owed nothing to? I very distinctly remember the circle jerks in that server and, by god, it was the last thing I ever wanted to be apart of. So yes, maybe I was a little upset with the IQ coalition during that radio show but I think our actions were entirely justified due to the piss poor handling of that war by IQ and our lack of desire to help you push your agenda.
To claim that we cancelled Zodiac just to plot against you for your criticism is a little too flattering for both of you. Nor was that the rationale behind lying to Polaris, which admittedly isn't my greatest move. However, we plotted against IQ because your consolidation was in no way healthy for the game, amassing the entire active lower tier and encroaching your way into the middle tier was nothing more than a choke hold. As an alliance leader, my ultimate goal is to ensure the health of this game remains dynamic and interesting for all players, not just for my own community. This seems to be lost on many alliance leaders, who look to "win" the game. This cementing of power is absolutely atrocious and will lead to nothing but a dead game. What happens when you do win, when you become untouchable, when you police the game to ensure that your alliance stays? Activity dies, players give up but, hey - at least you're number one right? Number one in a game where no one remains active due to your actions? Sounds amazing. These most recent actions by NPO have done nothing but re-solidify my beliefs that not only are you out here for your personal gain but that you truly don't care about the consequences of your actions. Good luck with creating your future hegemony.