Wrastar I get everything you were saying.. and olympia was more sudden, but I my opinion thats worse. Its hard to expect people to stick around to hold wonders.. in Upsilon you guys actually only knocked down our last wonder island by taking a city from someone in our alliance. And that being said it was from someone who was not active, and just hadnt ghosted because of the maount of gold in his account. We lost the first 6 wonders because players ghosted. I mean it had been 6 months basically since the world was won. That never happens. You cant really expect the top players to stay around and active like that world is a priority.
In olympia the world was over for about 10 days when a player ghosted. You are right to feel betrayed because that speaks volumes of the player to do that. I dont know the situation, only the result, so I wont speculate. In my mind the fact that you guys needed to keep upsilon open speaks for Trinity's persistency, but it is also respectable in my mind that we help wonders for 6 months. I mean the last wonder fell because it came down to 2-3 players (squid and mikeg) defending an inactive city where we could get updates against the majority of your alliance. You tried to take squid's city too, but failed at that which is funny in my opinion too.
All in all it is done, and I really think because multiple alliances can win the crown it really is becoming more and more meaningless. I find myself looking to see if players who have crowns also have the victor award. That means more in my eyes. Not taking away from you guys because keeping a world open 6 months after its won is not only horrific, but also a difficult feat to acheieve. Stinks about Olympia because it looks like another group will get a crown (although many there deserve it), and I will have another account I wont use again get one as well lol.