Er, alright, I suppose that’s what having a volatile side looks like.
There’s acting kingmaker when given the position and choice, and then there’s deliberately thumbing the nose at the spirit of the struggle. Your chosen spec has the card draw and individually powerful drops to come back from an empty board, and you have more than enough gold to establish that and heal afterwards. The tension of the endgame, for me, is one of the best parts of FFA, where players struggle to stay ahead, negotiate with others to eliminate common threats, walk the line between protecting and attacking the weakest side, and brew their own plans all the while aware that others each has an ace up their own sleeve. This, of course, requires the silent agreement that everyone looks out for their own side’s victory first.
If I were Shadow, this win would’ve felt hollow.