VARITHIO is a friend of mine, and since you named him, I'd like to vouch for him, because he unfortunately can't speak English well and asked me to do so. I don't want to start a flame where I am just the messenger, of course :) , but when one makes names, I think replies are in order.
This message sounds really curious to me, because VARITHIO complains about people dropping all the time - listening to his vocals where he swears at people abandoning games is tons of fun :joy: (unfortunately these gems are Italian-only, that's a shame).
Talking about facts, everyone can check his record of games, he has dozens of (well) completed games here on Gaiaform and in general he is a very active player. You can also find a single game where he dropped after choosing factions - the one where you were involved. That is something which unfortunately can happen, we all have lives which can prevent us from playing as much as we wanted. Oh, and another one, where the players participating were all friends in real life (they're part of our common group) and agreed to drop the game to open another one, to add one more player who had been left out. That's it.
Again, I don't want to start a debate around a person who can't technically vouch on his own, and I agree that the issue exists in general (I already reported it), but I think that this time you just called out the wrong one. I know it's frustrating to have one game where one or more players drop, it happened to me SEVERAL times, but I never called names because I couldn't know why this happened (who am I fooling? They obviously were terrified by my skills :grin: :grin: :grin: ).
See you around, have fun!