The Usual Suspects are not usual. They are unusually good players. Leadership is what made the alliance. I am an average player , who doesn't use much gold. So I am not at the top of the world. I am glad to be on this alliance. The people are great and that contributes to making the game fun. Great players are drawn to us because we came out the door fighting and haven't stopped since. Other teams came out the door defending, except maybe Skirmish. It is absurd to have to wait 6 months to get to WW when we shoulda been there Jan. 1st.