Top 12 Sink or Swim

Eclipse08

Newcomer
Insider info tells me that the NEW ORDER has already made SCREAMING BANSHEES red on the 2nd day of bp. Nothing like starting off on the right foot.

I wonder if NEW ORDER knows who or what the BANSHEES are...

It will be interesting to see who takes the lead when the bp bubbles break.
 

Rising Legacy

Guest
Sweet, surrounded by both alliances so whoever loses can expect me to come in for the scraps.
 

Slayer94

Taxiarch
Insider info tells me that the NEW ORDER has already made SCREAMING BANSHEES red on the 2nd day of bp. Nothing like starting off on the right foot.

I wonder if NEW ORDER knows who or what the BANSHEES are...

It will be interesting to see who takes the lead when the bp bubbles break.
who are the banshees?
 

Kyer Sabree

Messenger
They are looking at facing both New Order and their sister alliance. They would have to be some active grepo geeks to come off on top of this one.
 

Rising Legacy

Guest
I dunno, could still go either way. Depends on the level of communication between the sister alliances and the activity/aggression of the players. Still, today should be a good indication of how things should play out.
 

ROCK27

Artisan
We are 2 experienced players---not looking for more than a few "active" players to join us.

TASSY MOUNTAINEERS
 

Captain Planet

Messenger
Don't get butthurt if I think your alliance sucks, it's not personal.

1. The Ancients - swim for now
abp average: 1,557

Stats skewed slightly by the heaviest gold spending on the server. Spread out across every core ocean. They look decent at this point but it's too early to determine if thats due to skill or credit cards.

2. The Brew Crew / too - sink
abp average: 1,035

Don't see a reason for a "sister" alliance in a 60 cap but everyone likes to hug now so par for the course. Tighter core than The Ancients but still spread out all over the core. Have MRA'ed hard to start the server and are undoubtedly filled with below average players.

3. HAMMERDOWNs - sink
abp average: 990

Just a worse version of The Brew Crew.

4. New Order / II - sink
abp average: 719

Will be interesting to see if they actually fight The Ancients for control of 44/45 (can't see yet as conquests haven't populated in stats). Again, 2 alliances on a 60 cap just smells of an MRA. Lowest abp average of any of the "top" alliances. Not necessarily indicative of poor players at this point but certainly shows a degree of indifference / inactivity given you can obtain their average with barely any effort via bandit villages.

5. Screaming Banshees - swim
abp average: 1,057

IMO the best of the top 12. Good core in o45 and a decent ABP average. Seem to be a fully active group with very little holes in it. Their quality will be determined based on how they handle New Order / II and The Ancients in their home ocean of 45.
 

palistus

Peltast
Don't get butthurt if I think your alliance sucks, it's not personal.

1. The Ancients - swim for now
abp average: 1,557

Stats skewed slightly by the heaviest gold spending on the server. Spread out across every core ocean. They look decent at this point but it's too early to determine if thats due to skill or credit cards.

2. The Brew Crew / too - sink
abp average: 1,035

Don't see a reason for a "sister" alliance in a 60 cap but everyone likes to hug now so par for the course. Tighter core than The Ancients but still spread out all over the core. Have MRA'ed hard to start the server and are undoubtedly filled with below average players.

3. HAMMERDOWNs - sink
abp average: 990

Just a worse version of The Brew Crew.

4. New Order / II - sink
abp average: 719

Will be interesting to see if they actually fight The Ancients for control of 44/45 (can't see yet as conquests haven't populated in stats). Again, 2 alliances on a 60 cap just smells of an MRA. Lowest abp average of any of the "top" alliances. Not necessarily indicative of poor players at this point but certainly shows a degree of indifference / inactivity given you can obtain their average with barely any effort via bandit villages.

5. Screaming Banshees - swim
abp average: 1,057

IMO the best of the top 12. Good core in o45 and a decent ABP average. Seem to be a fully active group with very little holes in it. Their quality will be determined based on how they handle New Order / II and The Ancients in their home ocean of 45.
As a note, you can consider New Order the same thing as The Ancients, as they pacted a few days before BP ended, and leadership told members to "Treat them like they were alliance members"

Who knows how long that pact will last, but for now that's the case.

Edit: With that said, I would say that if you consider the Brew Crew to be sink, Ancients should sink as well unless they suddenly unpact. Brew Crew has a bunch of solid memorable players, same as Ancients, but both have too many members.
 
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palistus

Peltast
How boring
Exactly, I left immediately after that pact was made. New Order is nothing but a bunch of food, and it's disgusting that leadership of an otherwise strong alliance took 120 targets off the table instead of letting their membership get those mostly free cities. They talked a lot about how a small alliance of good players could dominate a large alliance of poor players constantly in the forums, then they go and pact with one of those weak large alliances... Really turned me off. It's a shame when really good groups of players are ruined by bad leaders.
 

palistus

Peltast
you do relize u painted a really big bullseye on a really small target right?
I'm fine with that. I'm only playing this world out for gold and action at this point assuming a suitable alliance doesn't come along in my area of the world-- and it's nonsense to imply that other alliances are going to target me for being a thorn in Ancient's sides.

They already had the reports themselves, so there's really no reason not to use them to poke fun at them :)
 
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S E R T A G

Messenger
As a note, you can consider New Order the same thing as The Ancients, as they pacted a few days before BP ended, and leadership told members to "Treat them like they were alliance members"

Who knows how long that pact will last, but for now that's the case.

Edit: With that said, I would say that if you consider the Brew Crew to be sink, Ancients should sink as well unless they suddenly unpact. Brew Crew has a bunch of solid memorable players, same as Ancients, but both have too many members.
We won't fall with banshees at our sides :p
 

Leathen

Messenger
Now now children. Do you really need to be boasting only a few days out of bp? Give yourselves a week before starting to boast of your own successes. Lord knows I'll have few to boast of. :/
 

Fallade

Newcomer
Insider info tells me that the NEW ORDER has already made SCREAMING BANSHEES red on the 2nd day of bp. Nothing like starting off on the right foot.

I wonder if NEW ORDER knows who or what the BANSHEES are...

It will be interesting to see who takes the lead when the bp bubbles break.
Apparently the BANSHEES.