We appreciate you taking the time to provide some comprehensive feedback. I think that saying "Everyone wants to hate on us" is an obvious exaggeration, although there have been some rather salty comments within this discussion thread. Most of us seem to be more level-headed than that.Zizzle wrote:Farming would be being in the base killing or having tanks or whatever outside aimed in and killing you and not touching the core.
As much as people like to make us the poster boy of killing the game and accuse us of that "farming" (aka not coring) that's not our MO. We have an easy to remember name, we were first to unlock Achilles and we have had members not core before (We got on their case to stop). So add it all up and we have a reputation for it.
I don't mind the bad rep. It's hard to build up a good rep and easy to destroy it. Everyone wants to hate on us, so be it. Just know when you get "farmed" make sure it's actually farming. And if it is farming check the names in the lobby and it's a 95% chance there aren't any whiskey in there and 100% chance it's not a full whiskey lobby.
For starters, I believe that I already have an accurate perspective regarding what is/isn't farming. From everything I have seen and heard, Whiskey has a roster with a lot of talented, hard-working Halo competitors who devoted a tremendous amount of time and effort towards the Spartan Company commendations. That is admirable, and definitely a proud accomplishment. However, you also have members who have openly admitted to farming in order to expedite finishing the Achilles commendations. Yes, some of them caveat their comments by emphasizing that they (allegedly) haven't done it in recent weeks, and that Whiskey leadership has threatened to expel them if they are caught. Once again that is admirable, but like it or not the damage is done. Your leadership extended a Spartan Company membership invitation to some people who apparently don't possess the same integrity and maturity level as the rest of you. As you implied yourself, it doesn't take too much to tarnish a reputation built upon a great deal of talent and hard work. People like Lance Armstrong and Marion Jones can easily attest to that.
If the leadership from Whiskey were able to step forward and say that their people never farmed their opposition while pursuing Achilles commendations, that would be very impressive... but they can't. Eventually, everyone's attention will be focused elsewhere and this entire discussion will be an afterthought. Until then, to those Whiskey members who earned that armor without any farming along the way, please accept my heartfelt congratulations.