Looking at the main stat page, trying to figure out if anything is happening, and where. Trying to keep it short,
Empire-E - just 15 players, 1201 avg. #14 attack, #15 defense
US - 30 accounts, avg 1169. #6 attack, #7 defense
Veil – 32 accts, avg 555. #12 attack, defense?
Deathrow – 22 accts, avg 1095, #9 attack, #2 defender
Empire – 56 accts, avg 1199, #1 attack, #5 defense
D&TTA – 58 accts, avg 1335, #3 attack but only half of #1 or #2, top defender
D&TTA2 – 22 accts, avg 587, #7 attack, #4 defense
HB – 36 accts, avg 1367, #2 attack, #6 defense
EmpireNE – 49 accts, avg 1067, #10 attack, #9 defense
TBN – 20 accts, avg 1912, #4 attack, #8 defense
MARINES alliance has only one player but they are the #5 attacking alliance. That’s kind of cool. MARINES is also the #3 defender. Must be a tough neighborhood. EmpireSE has one account too, and is #8. The one account in EmpireSE has 10000 more attack points than the 49 accounts in EmpireNE combined. Wow. The #11 attack alliance is WDYM, with only two accounts. Busy, busy, busy.
So except for a few outliers it is pretty much in line. The top two attacking alliances are Empire and HB. They each have twice as many points as the #3 and lower alliances, so they have been doing some whacking, even if it is mostly rats. Hard to find much else to whack on this early in the game.
Population-wise there isn’t much to note. The smaller alliances have fewer accounts, and the accounts are generally smaller. One outlier is TBN, fifth in pop but with the highest average in the server at 1917.
OK, so what's happening?
So how did D&TTA and 2 get to be number 1 and 4 defenders? There doesn’t seem to be anyone else in their quad. Are they getting punished by some rogue hooligans? Hard to see a big fight happening in the NW.
The SE might be a fun-to-watch slapfest. US and Veil should have some fun, after they divvy up Empire-E
Not surprising to see the top attacker and the #2 defender in the same quad. The main Empire account should be able to consolidate in the SW, unless they contract Excess Leadership Syndrome. Deathrow faces a challenge, but hey, that’s what makes it fun, right?
Finally in the NE, as it always seems to be, there is the chance of drama. After one of the quickest SPQR implosions witnessed in the modern age, the remnants have organized themselves, and are putting up some respectable numbers. EmpireNE needs to recruit the account in EmpireSE, or maybe just move to the SE. It will be interesting to see what TBN decides to do. Pulled together well after server start, they're fewer in number, but have some strong raiders and ratkillers.
There are several alliances with pretty good numbers that should make for a decent game once arties drop and we can get on with some carnage.
At this point all there is to talk about are the stats. The arty tally will show us a lot, but that's 50 days away.
Don't be shy - I'm sure I missed a lot, so pile in.