Please refrain from creating threads intended to troll another alliance (or player), especially ones that can be mistaken for something much more serious, such as belittling one's nationality. You can, however, create threads discussing the ingame actions of players and/or alliances, as long as it is clearly known that that's what is being discussed.
I want to apologize to anyone who might have been offended by my remarks comparing ITALY (the alliance) to Italy (the country). This was irresponsible, and potentially hurtful, and for that I am sorry.
We should make no mistake that Italy (the country) is an important partner in the diversified and global economy we all share. Italy has made great contributions to the development of modern civilization, not the least of which is spaghetti.
Clearly, the military failings of players in ITALY (the alliance) and ITALY (the alliance as a whole) cannot be compared with or blamed on Italy (the country) or any previous Italian military leader. This would be unfair to those historical figures.
It had seemed only fair to point out real world historical fact to a group of players wagging a different set of real world historical fact to subsidize their substandard game play and abuse smaller players. Embarrassingly, I was successfully trolled by those players (in ITALY, the alliance) that have focused on their Italian heritage as a factor in this game we share. I should have realized no one else cares (with the possible exception of Vietnamese and Filipino players in similar nation-centric alliances).
In retrospect, it was wrong of me to insinuate that players in ITALY (the alliance) are illiterate, even though the messages from players in ITALY (the alliance) are nearly incomprehensible. I'm sure each of them (the players in the alliance ITALY) is intelligent and well-spoken in his/her own way, even if there is a complete lack of evidence on the boards to support my belief.
I look forward to continuing to work through our differences on the battle field (the Ikariam combat system, not to be confused with actual battle fields on actual land).
With all due respect,
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