8-) Time for the comeback?
Seriously though, It seems insane that an exception can't be made in this case, it's not like we're talking about a top team here. What good are inflexible arbitrary rules that only serve to prevent people from enjoying this almost 20 year old game!?
Even if you don't agree with every decision he's made, you can't find an individual who has been more selfless and worked harder for this community at the expense of himself than the great Taff.
A true AoC legend.
Definitely build your own, not only is it fun, but you'll pick up a whole lot of useful knowledge.
Tarzan is pretty much on the sweet spot. Spend any more and you start getting diminishing returns, which becomes even less worth it when you primarily play and stream AoC (I assume).