EDIT: Now that flak has been buffed and carriers have been nerfed, does anyone still want to participate in this demonstration?
Ok, so apparently people just don't get it (see the replies to this thread https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/340339 and the various threads about needing to nerf carriers).
So to all of you who think carriers are OP, I am CALLING YOU OUT. That's right. Tonight, from 7 pm to 10 pm EST, I will play you in a team game. I promise to build no more than 1 for every 5 cruiser carriers you have. I will show you how to counter carriers properly. At the end of the demonstration, we will then determine if a nerf is really needed. I invite the developers as well. My screen name on ICO is "[DT]Howthe?" Be there or be square. If you want to reply to this thread and reserve a spot either on my team or the opposing team, just sign up. I'll then go ahead and make a roster.
EDIT: When you sign up, make sure to post your screenname, with proper spelling.
Roster for 7 pm game 2/27/09: ICO updated during the time we had.
Carrier Killing Team vs Carrier Spamming Team
[DT]Howthe? __________________ Agent of Karma
[_]-Flipkik ____________________ [SP]TheTraviler
EDIT: Here is a replay (for what it's worth) of a game I just played against a carrier spammer. As you can see, carriers are not a game winner. http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/8/7/2039910/AutoRecord-02211859.record