In addition to what duhrigs said, the fact that people quit isn't much of an excuse for Nuts!/Ni. Our own list extends far greater, and includes most of our whole internal structure, and frontline players, some have since returned and some have new owners, but we kept going.
Tribb, beast, fester, greenmantle, horsesoldier, andreas75, capacitor, dimfas, Eegah, killeryu, sirronn, the list goes on and on.
Do you think if we had all these players active in the war, your supposed "pro's" would've done even half of what they have done? I would guess, realistically, around 70% of your conquers have either been an inactive, or a re-cap.
I'm getting pretty tired of the excuses about people leaving, we had pretty much ALL of our leadership and front-line leave, and we still kept going, and kept fighting. Nuts! were just looking for an excuse from day 1 it seems to me, all I have heard from them is blaming each other, blaming slingo+leadership for poor leadership, the leadership blaming members for not participating, someone quitting and then someone else giving up as a result, running to another tribe because they were losing or didnt believe in the leadership, rather than stepping up and helping to lead themselves, etc.
We pretty much had no leader for half of this war. We all just pitched in where we could, and worked as a team to the best of our ability. There is no excuse to be said by Nuts!/Ni that FRST could not say the same, but we don't need to find excuses, because we don't need them.
It's just sad to see all the begging mails and everything, of a tribe who gave up hope so quickly and easily, and tried to palm the blame off onto everyone but themselves, as individuals, no-one could accept responsibility.