You show up and start saying StarDock would be "ignorant" if they ended the game when the channeler dies, now anyone that does not want their channeler to be UNIVERSALLY HATED by all ai players from day one is a carebear, and anyone who dares disagree with you is "Unintelligent and uninformed" unless of course, they have played the greatest example of AI in a game ever, Spartan 1.13 - I guess if they have played it and still disagree with you they are just crybaby hacks who can't take a real man's game.
Wow, I am almost in fear of challenging the assertions of such an obvious real man, I fear even responding to your manliness, the mere whiff of your testosterone might destroy me. But I am feeling particularly brave to day, so I am going to make an attempt.
What you are saying may hold true for a straight WAR simulation. That isn't what I understand EWOM to be - it's a magic CIVILIZATION simulation. It is not all about strategy and warfare, there is economics and diplomacy and who knows what else. Obviously I haven't seen the game but everything I have read so far leads me to believe that. So maybe it is ignorant, unintelligent and uninformed of you to show up and start swinging your mighty e-peen around about what would make this a great game and anyone that disagrees is an idiot or a pussy. In other words, your opinion is welcome, your slander of anyone that disagrees with you is not. Of course this is the internets, and you are free to act like as big of a horse's ass as you want. Just don't expect for your opinion to be listened to or respected if you can't have a civil discussion and refrain from ridicule, name calling, and overall being a jerk.