Greetings, Dragons Lords, friends and enemies. Today, the four teams of DominusOminus are taking a stand for positive change in Atlas.
We have read the forums for years, and we have seen the community’s heartfelt feedback about Atlas politics. The constant refrain has always been that mega-alliances are the great evil of Atlas that no one could stand against. At this dark hour, four champions arrive to face the future without fear.
With Dreadnought retiring, a new spring has been born from the smouldering ashes of the billions of troops fallen in battle. A world in which hundreds of smaller teams will not be called upon to defend castles in fights they cannot hope to win. A world where 5TA will battle 5TA. The trumpets are singing, and the battle drums are beating a low, ominous rhythm.
The stale smells of the battlefields of old have dissipated. A new war is upon us all. To all our friends and foes, we welcome you to join us in the new battle of the Aftermath.
War Dragons has never seen a team like DREADNOUGHT. It will never see one again.
When KingDread made the decision to give up his throne, he asked us, as his closest allies, what we wished to do with the Dreadnought Alliance, and by extension, all of Atlas.
We choose to give up its power. We choose to free you all.
For ourselves, we need no more castles. We need no more shards. We need no more power. We need nothing, except that this game remains fun enough to keep players playing. We choose this course today not because it is easy, but because it is hard: because that is where the greatest challenge lies, and so that is where the code of Dominus demands we go.
Others have tried to fight against mega-alliances in the past, but all have succumbed to necessity and themselves become mega-alliances. Who could blame them? They knew there was always one 5TA they could never fight in equal numbers with hope of victory.
We are harbouring no such fears.
To all our friends and allies, we are honoured to have fought beside you for so long. We take this step as our last and fullest expression of our regard for you, in the faith that you will enjoy your freedom and stand proud on your own merits. We wish you glory and conquest in the new era, in which none will be able to challenge your worthiness.
To all our foes, we salute you. You have fought and displayed tenacity against long odds, more than anyone could ask of you. We hope the new era brings you the balance you have longed for, and that Atlas will have a new birth.
We know others have had less time to plan their response than ourselves. In deference to our time together, we offer a grace period during which we will defend the Dreadnought alliance’s members against aggression, as we have always done.This grace period ends on Monday July 19th after PvP Shields drop.
We know that however strong we are, ultimately we are only players. We cannot change human nature, nor this game’s rules. We cannot stop others from keeping their broad alliances. We can only ask that you act as we will, one 5TA against one 5TA.
We also know that broad alliances formed for a reason: because the strong preyed unchecked upon the weak. We cannot stop others from trying to do this. We can only ask that the strong fight the strong.
We ask you all, for the sake of this game we all love, to join us in being better than our common past. We ask you to fight your equals, in equal numbers. We hope that most will heed our words and take this time as their moment to stand independent and unafraid at the dawn of a new age.
We know that there are those who will not agree. We hope to appeal to your better natures. Those we cannot convince with good intentions and words, we may convince with dragons and primarchs.
To the rest, the future of Atlas belongs to all of you now. We hope this act brings you a war game in which you may boldly make war. We hope to see you all in the battles of the Aftermath – most on battlefields far from us, until you are ready to face us on ours. We hope you join us in choosing to play a game in which you stand a chance to win, and a chance to lose, because those are the only games worth playing.
In unanimous agreement,
TheEmpire - DragonsCreed - JAPANeeeeZE - ANGELSnDEM0NS