Just so you can't edit or delete this, and claim you never posted it.
So... you decided to show up Riun... to show yourself the "better man"... by doing exactly what you found him doing as cheating or ignoring the conventions of the campaign rules set out by Flashfyre... you effectively build a extremely limited core with no versatility at all... reload until you get the extremely poor visibility required for the core's strategy of "Fireflash, Fireflash, Meteor Shower" (you ignored my last post asking for the vis)... do the exact same thing as Riun and refuse, this time on a basically fraudulent basis (refusing to follow the rules of the campaign, whether to "prove a point", or as your original reasoning was, that there were no "allied nations" to draw forces from, counts against you... So you reload to gain a visibility advantage; utilize a strict force designed to take advantage of that advantage unfairly gained, ignore the same convention that you yourself bashed another for doing; then change your reasoning for doing so after you're called out...
I don't think a PBEM is required for me to do anything anymore. You've proven you do not hold to anything, so long as you're able to win. I now seriously doubt you even follow your own "extreme Long Campaign Challenge" rules, just as you've refused to follow those set out by Flashfyre; and I'd imagine that a PBEM would have you insisting on such a ridiculously low visibility, so you could re-use your strategy of "Fireflash, Fireflash, Meteor Shower"; thus proving how "good" you are. Take advantage of the same visibility with a force not specifically designed for that advantage. Then we'll talk. Once more, I've said all I have too. Actually, you've said it better than me, with your own posts. You'll delete or reword them eventually, I already know.
In the real world, unsubstantiated personal attacks of this nature are called libel, and in a court of law is considered defamation of character.
What azraelck has done here is not trivial and is not easy to simply gloss over.
Everybody who reads azraelck's ubsubstantiated and malicious personal attacks against me will be affected by them, especially those who are involved in any joint effort with me.
In effect, azraelck is telling everybody who reads the post quoted above that I am untrustworthy, unscrupulous, unprincipled, and unethical. A man of the very worst character.
His statements are tantamount to a call for the SPWAW community to label me a pariah and to shun me, to cast me out as he himself has done.
For somebody who resented being "labeled" a Cat1 or a Cat2 player, azraelck has decided instead to label me unclean and unworthy. And has done it in writing on the internet so that everybody on the planet who ever reads his post will get a chance to label me a pariah and to shun me as well (such as potential future employers, potential future business associates, potential academic associates, etc.).
And once the seeds of doubt have been planted in people's minds, it impossible to undo that deed, even if those seeds are later determined to be incorrect. Which is, of course, why libel can be criminally prosecuted.
At this point, I don't know what to do. Talk to a lawyer? I do know this. Every day I let pass without taking some action is another day that azraelck's post will have the opportunity to spread farther and farther afield out into the internet.
< Message edited by vahauser -- 9/20/2006 12:47:38 PM >