Well, most likely I will get a "slap on the hand" by the Moderator by going "off subject", but I want to add NQ's side of this story. NQ was one of CCCP's first allies. Over the weeks there were "problems" such as CCCP taking cities reserved by NQ. NQ would submit a screenshot asking "why did you take a city reserved by us?" and we would get a response of "you are liars! We had that city reserved!" The reservations were set for four (4) days. The cities taken by CCCP showed that NQ STILL had the reservation with 2 days left on their RESERVATION. NQ had spent the time to CLEAR the cities and then found that AFTER they had launched their CS's that all of a sudden a CCCP flag would pop up. To try to keep peace and to keep the pact in place, we simply responded, "Keep the cities", but we will no longer be sharing Reservation since they "obviously do not work". We knew they worked. We knew CCCP did not care. We left the matter there. It was 4 am in the morning. We decided to all meet back at 7 am and take a break. At 7 am, we woke up to two of our cities in REVOLT and 7 of our cities under heavy attack. Our pact had been dissolved with NO EXPLANATION. We had been totally betrayed by our oldest pact. We believed that taking two of our reserved cities within a 24 hour period was intentionally done by CCCP trying to provoke us into breaking our pact. We had more honor than that and tried to keep our pact in place and marked it up to "miscommunication" because of language barriers. If we had made the decision to break the pact, we would have followed what is pretty much "normal" protocol in Grepolis and would have notified CCCP that we would be dissolving our pact in 24 hours and we would have given them notice. We would not have pulled a "Pearl Harbor" move and betrayed a pact. These "surprise" attacks are what led to NQ and CCCP officially going to war.
The problem here is that CCCP ASSUMED that since we were not using gold as readily as they were, that we were inept. Big mistake. In fact, HUGE. Since the core of NQ is composed of Grepo vets with 3+ years experience on the EN, US, Beta Test Servers, we did NOT put all of our eggs in one basket. We had developed other friendships which ended up forming a "Coalition". NQ joined this group of alliances in quick retaliation of CCCP's attacks. NQ took the first city of CCCP's for their treachery and betrayal. It soon became apparent that this type of treachery and betrayal had reared its ugly head with other alliances, so the Coalition formed quickly and struck even quicker. Within the first 24 hours, we had 17 CCCP cities in REVOLT.
The domino effect kicked in quickly as the "academies" of CCCP quickly started dissipating, splitting off, and going to other alliances. THEY had also been betrayed and REFUSED to be part of CCCP in this type of "play". There was NO HONOR in it and even in war there are boundaries which you do not cross. Some of these "new" alliances started splintering as soon as they started forming. Unfortunately, the dishonesty and betrayal of CCCP made it difficult for some of those who were simply trying to get away from CCCP. Right now I have a message box full of messages from CCCP members who want to leave CCCP but because they are located on the core islands of CCCP know that they cannot without being annihilated. They are "stuck".
How will this all turn out? We shall see. Some "new" alliances will appear, some "other" alliances will disappear. But when the smoke settles, you can bet standing nose-to-nose will be the Coalition against CCCP. The Mission Statement of the Coalition and especially NQ is pretty clear. You have NO honor. You BETRAYED a pact. You are UNTRUSTWORTHY. And this type of player/alliance will not be allowed to survive on this Server. CCCP will have to sleep sometimes. The Coalition can go 24/7.
Watch the ABP's and DBPs day to day. They will tell the final story.