For those out of the server let me attempt to explain why the Empire saltines is so great and ridiculous.
When the WW time came about, the Empire rushed to build theirs so fast that they had their WW at lvl40 while everyone else's was at 15 -10 at most.
Seeing as they were so far ahead one has to assume they were thinking that
a) The rest of the server is just going to fight for second place
b) They would fight each other and the Empire at the same time
c) We can take them, yeah sure we can take the whole server on our own since we are terrible at diplomacy and have no allies and pretty much antagonized everyone around during early and mid game.
So yeah, the sheer arrogance of thinking that people would see them ahead and just hand over the win or alternatively thinking they could win alone against everyone they ever antagonized is why they lost.
As someone who was part of a kingdom on the top 20 and had to respond to multiple defcalls every single day against them, seeing them breaking down in salty tears for what amounts to "We would have won if you just had LET US!" is just so satisfying.
A fabulous fool