What response do you expect from Olaf? To be honest, the one he has given as per his usual is more than I would have given in his position. It did not even take two pages of posts for this conversation to turn from feigning interest in merging with XWIS to threatening its future as if you could not see the true intent from a mile away. Even if CNCNET is the future of Command & Conquer, a straightforward approach would have been more respectful. Automatic redirection and cooperation from Olaf is just easier for what I admit sounds like a wonderful prospect; however, even though his work has been acknowledged, the course of this topic is truly offensive to the historical accomplishments of Strike-Team and XWIS. When it comes right down to it, we are talking about dismantling years and years of hard work (cheat-free ladder, redirection, utilities like Game Spy), all done for the love of a series that is quite a dear subject, which is not being treated properly I am trying to say. "This is going to happen with or without your cooperation, so you may as well cooperate" is a pretty crappy offer to give up your baby. This should be considered when complaining about how it is just so confusing why Olaf is acting this way.
This discussion has spanned much longer than this thread. No one is disregarding what XWIS has been the past X years.
But, what you just said that are the key points of XWIS are the ones that CnCNet is trying to do better and can do better because CnCNet doesn't have any WOL restrictions. Dismantling years of hard work is sometimes necessary to gain something better and in this case CnCNet has gone forward enough to call it quits. I've discussed this privately with many and I've been suggesting that if we have a deep merge we could/should rename to something completely new - a new birth of C&C online gaming. Bring C&C: Online in as well to have full coverage of the titles.
I'm not really the bad guy here, or maybe I am. I don't play any of these games, never really have, I just run the show because I'm apparently fairly good at it and no one has stepped up to replace me. I even suggested Olaf to take it all because I don't really want to do this anymore but it wasn't enough for him I suppose