So, sometimes it happens in a sins game that you dominate an opponent so hard in fleet only, and there are no real opportunities for your setup to have a stronger economy because your other bad allies all got curb stomped and the field of play is such that you can't tactically take out another player's eco. So, it ends up with the economic players wearing down the remaining super fleet while owning 3/4 of the map, while they also build a super fleet of their own(at least as an advent/tec player...vasari have no problem with this situation).
I just recently played a game like this, where we were all but ended and we had lost, and it was our super fleet vs their super fleet. The other team had set this huge fight out and wanted to engage us to see who had the better fleet, all the while boasting that they had already dominated, this battle was a foregone conclusion, they just wanted to fight it. Everyone was engaging in the fight and enjoying it, right up until the lag set in. So this is about a 30 minute fight(which isn't nearly the longest fight i've ever had). My team was outnumbered by about 30% in forces, yet we had high level titans. they had an all carrier force, yet not enough guardians to do anything. we stayed back in defensive formation to cut down their fighters/bombs with our ~100 flak while my coronata keeping damage to a minimum (it took them a long time to focus fire the coronata instead of the eradica..lolz). So ya their bombers were getting shredded, and then we proceeded to engage their carriers. then the lag set in really bad and they started bitching about their victory point.
Well newer players, this is what you do when adversity strikes, you adapt and overcome. You stick the fight out, you endure the shitty lag. Many games lag out, learn to deal with it. If you engage in the fight, don't whine your way trying to get everyone to leave.
We engage and throughout the fight, we proceed to dominate the other fleet, the destroyed lvl 10 eradica taking out an amazing amount of opposing ships. Since we all agreed to fight this fight beforehand, all the complaints that said to stop the fight and let them have the victory, mid fight. I mean my team was really mauling them good, so why give up the fight right, especially all the boastful crap that we were reading by their team.
I personally enjoy the large fights in sins, and when they actually happen it is a fun experience, even with the lag.
If you go into a huge fight, you are vouching for your computer as well, you don't have the right to bitch and moan if you minidump because your computer sucks. You can buy a computer with newegg's card and upgrade it, and pay it off within a year, even if you are poor (that's what I do). So, if your rig is crap, and yet you derive a lot of your fun from playing games on it, perhaps it would be a logical thing to upgrade it.
Anyways, someone has to finish the fight. Also, if you commit to a game, don't go telling everyone it's your bedtime and it's time for the opposing team to quit, you chose to start the game in the first place, man/woman up and accept your responsibility that you are going to play a full game. That is kid shit.
It's sad what people will sacrifice in their personal lives to just get one point of victory. What about the memory of the fight?
Those always last longer than some irrelevant win or loss. Epic fights for epic experiences, and memories. I remember a few memorable fights over the years, yet it really comes down to who see's these fights out that makes these memorable fights happen.
Lag is a part of playing sins online, don't piss and moan when it occurs because you are enjoying an awesome tactical situation that few games can provide.
This wasn't about a victory point for me, because they owned all the territory, and no way in hell was I going to take time to take out AI's...but these new players (and some of them old as well...) are just so focused on these meaningless stats that they let them over rule their fun. They engage in epic fights, but then realize their computers can't handle it midway...after trash talking the other team's ears off. There is a word for this: idiots.
In the end, Daknife got the victory point, and not surprising, he didn't boast or piss or moan.
An example for the others on his team.