For you as a developer the KI -files might have been beyond terrible. Me and other's as players enjoyed the "plain" version of KO. There are so many servers that are filled with all sort of custom crap & events that are bugged or can be exploited by some way. Sometimes having less is having more. Imperia for me was by far the best private server and i doubt there will be one that beats those experiences because of cyberwars between owners. In my opinion, every single ko-admin is corrupt, scammer, money whore, retard, etc.. Its all about how you receive criticism, and you guys did it well. I remember myself being one to flame you guys over not banning certain wallhacker's during Lunar War's, and after that there was immediate response via forums/pms and action took place ingame. ( that is impossible these days ).
Wish the best for you big A, go on and make the next angry birds for us!