Congratulations to Xen on winning us Makeb this week (with some assistance from Meilan)! There really is no other way of putting it. If you look at the Conquest Point Tracking thread, you can see that Xen basically accumulated a huge amount of points through crafting to push us ahead, and then went off on holiday to leave us to it, and the rest of it pretty much took care of itself, with the competition sufficiently demotivated by our initial surge to not put up much of a fight. Yay us!
On Imperial side a bit of a heartbreaking drama played out in the meantime, as we looked set to win CZ-198 on Black Sun Squadron up until Tuesday morning, at which point the guild in second place, BRACTWO, suddenly made a massive daytime push for first place, which succeeded largely because we don't have as many people on during the day on a work day and as mentioned above, Xen had already gone off on holiday.
Aside from the obvious reasons, this was also disappointing because while Xen had contributed a lot of points via crafting on Imp side too, the rest of the guild had made much more of a dedicated effort to maintain the lead; it just wasn't quite enough. We tip our hats to our brothers and sisters in the Polish Brotherhood. They worked hard for their win and we were too complacent earlier in the week, hoping to get away with a relatively narrow victory margin. At least we got some fun social runs out of it though - remember Mace's Operative getting blown up by ball lightning on Soa? Good times!