Okay - it's not often that I (or any player, really) posts on PnP for the express purpose of praising their enemies… but I had to say this: I am very impressed with RAM's latest Op on Kev, and in particular the efforts of two players: Lapatuska and arasd. I logged on to Kevmasterzoc today (I've been sitting him for the last couple weeks) to see how the Op was coming along. He's had between 500 and 1K incomings for the last week, so I was expecting the nobles to be pouring in soon. In fact, before crashing for the night, I'd shuffled a bit of support in anticipation of nobles incoming overnight. I was not, however, prepared for what I logged in to see. Multiple lost villages, noble trains en route to empty villas I could have sworn I'd stacked last night, and a hundred unknown incomings which I have yet to finish tagging (my favorite SORT script is down, which makes that job significantly harder). Many of my renobling centers have been nobled, too… grrrr…. this is gonna be hard to recover from. Lapatuska and arasd are not particularly well-known outside of RAM. They don't post on PnP, they don't engage in a lot of chest thumping or smack talk via PM. I don't think they even speak English. But they are diamonds in the rough. Players who work well with each other, and with whatever support they get from their tribe. They may not launch with clockwork timing, but they are persistent, aggressive, thorough, opportunistic, and most importantly: effective. I have had to defend against them on 3 different accounts (asa, dk, and Kev) and each time my respect for them as enemies has grown. Props to you two, even though you might never read this.