So you were found guilty of acting "unethically" by sami, claim to be the most honest player in the game, and I'm somehow the bad guy? I said nothing I felt was out of line and many my comments were speculation due to multiple coincidences appearing to not be so coincidental, but much of it was fact. We may never know why Dan joined DOTM and based at LHR with the ridiculous circumstances surrounding it, which no one else seems to be curious about.
You may feel you did nothing wrong because it was within the "rules", but you should know better as there are plenty of instances of players being disciplined for not breaking the rules, but using unethical strategies. I don't remember the name of the player, but remember the guy who got busted for using an auto-refresh plugin on his browser that refreshed the used aircraft market page for 8+ hours straight? Not explicitly against the rules, but clearly out of line.
You can even refer to my first post on this thread:
I like to remain objective on these sort of things and I find it hard to believe that this isn't true. For those who were paying attention, DanDantes also started an airline in DOTM about 5 years in out of LHR where there were zero slots. The airline with the highest CV in DOTM currently is one of the Elite alliance managers. I remember wondering what the heck Dan was doing as he is a strong player and wouldn't make a rookie mistake of basing at an airport like LHR late in the game that had zero slots available at the time. Anyways, it was short lived as I presume he was running the same scheme trying to pick up slots for the alliance, but I'm guessing that slots at LHR that late in the game cost more than the startup cash and he didn't get very far. The DOTM game logs would be able to refute or confirm this, which of course only sami has access to.
I don't like to cast stones, but Elite bills themselves as the best alliance winning 10 straight game worlds, blah blah blah. You don't "win" 10 times in a row on accident and make rookie mistakes like this, especially if you are a seasoned player such as DanDantes. The coincidences are really adding up and instead of being an alliance of "airlines working in loose cooperation" it appears, on the surface at least, that there are multiple airlines working in collusion to use anti-competitive strategies.
On a positive note, the implementation of terminals in the future would eliminate the possibility of this even happening in future game worlds.
And how exactly am I infamous? The only reason I chimed in the first place is because I saw similar activity from Dan that would indicate something was afoot. I'm not even in MT9 and am completely unaffected by this, but I like playing AWS and if players are gaming the system at another player's expense without recourse, one day that other player is going to me, which is why I felt compelled to add my observations.
I am in DOTM6 though and you mentioned British Transport getting 800 slots and no one went crying to administration. Just because he didn't get caught doesn't justify your actions and make them any more righteous. It sounds like the only reason he wasn't disciplined for also acting unethically is because no one spoke up and hopefully sami is now looking into this as well. I have been trying to get slots to fly to LHR for years now and I'm sure there are others who would like a "fair" shot at actually competing on routes to LHR.
In regards to terminals being implemented, if all terminal space/slots from BK'd airlines went to the general slots pool for airlines that aren't based at the airport, none of this would ever happen.