One of the popular strategies was the formation of a huge meta-coalition from many kingdoms throughout the map, with the aim of combining victory points in the final. To do this, the “donor kingdoms" had to be in the top 10 on victory points. Then the main kingdom “stole” victory points from them (of course, by mutual agreement and without actual resistance). This, as you can understand, is contrary to the idea that lies at the heart of the function, and which is to maintain a competitive spirit until the last moments of the game round.
It turns out to be a korlevstvo donor can be if you bypass the rules.
Agreed. It happened far too much this server. Nerves took VP from like 10 minor alliances they controlled as well as a major alliance (Darkness) and continuously took vacation mode to stop VP being collected fairly, and Dominion, ILovePL and a few others basically teamed up to do a similar thing back (bar the vacation mode). Both teams played dodgy tricks on the WW swaps, and every major alliance used the deactivation of treasuries to hide VP, and multi-accounts were rampant on the server.
There was a lot of bending the rules from all sides, although I guess not technically cheating like using relocation, no one did that to my knowledge (except for multiaccounts, the biggest problem with TK).
I wish there were better rules in place but no matter what people will look to bend what is there for their own benefit. Happens every server, just like the losing team jumping on forums to complain that they were beaten and how it wasn't their fault and the winning team gloating in unsportsmanlike fashion. It was a well-fought server and all teams should hold their heads high, sad that it got so bitter at then end but that is usually what happens.