Edited out some mistakes. But nice review I liked it.Here is another take on the top ten tribes... The ranking changes I list are in reference to my previous review five days ago, a few pages back.
Rank 1 (+2) Apathy
As I noted before, this tribe consists of a group of tightly-knit members that have been planning this world for the better part of the last eight months. It shows - their ODT is terrific, at 200k ahead of the second place holder (they were only 100k ahead five days ago). With Mafiya now out of the way, so to speak, this tribe is now widely the most known and respected premade. They've managed to overtake the previous rank one holder, SHEEPS, with six less members than the latter, and have not let their skirmish with neighboring tribes PEANUT and ~AoH~ deter them from keeping strong. Their current most relevant obstacle is the nearby Sleep, in K56. This tribe will, and should, continue to hold either the rank one or second spot for some time. Let's just hope that H0lly's leadership is more effective than the late sneggy's.
Rank 2 (-1) SHEEPS
I said I wouldn't give this tribe the top spot yet in my first evaluation of the top ten, but now I would, had Apathy not been in the picture. SHEEPS was continuing to hold rank one until just earlier today, actually, but I believe a combination of a few of their members leaving and Apathy recruiting a couple more players knocked them down a place. Nevertheless, they still have a impressive 70k lead over the rank three tribe, DBD. Their 1.23 players/nobeled village ratio is just a tad higher than Apathy's 1.11, and they have slightly less point/player average than them as well. It's safe to say that Apathy is the better tribe here so far, but SHEEPS is definitely in the running for the rank one spot a bit later on. As predicted, they've jumped up in ODT in the last few days, and their performance has been more respected as of late (the mass-recruitment flames have died down ;p). Their clear opposition in the SW is HEAD - we will look for a battle between these two tribes in the near weeks.
Rank 3 (+1) DBD
My understanding is that this tribe has done away with its family branches - a move perhaps to try to quell the public's disapproval of them? It doesn't seem to be working to me; the rumor is that they've simply reenlisted their former family branches as allies, which rather defeats the purpose of disbanding in the first place in my opinion. The main criticism of this tribe so far has been the possibility that the only reason they've remained so high in the rankings is their lack of competition in their K,
65Not K65 but K45. However, the newly ranked seven tribe, urNEXT, has made an appearance in this K as well. DBD's ODD has had a sharp incline from their rank of 78 five days ago, and their ODT still retains a respectable rank of fifth. I will continue to give this tribe the benefit of the doubt, but this clearly inevitable conflict with urNEXT will make or break their stay in this world. Is their leadership strong enough to prevail? All in all this tribe has improved in my eyes since five days ago; I will up their rating.
Rank 4 (+1) Sleep
I somewhat held my judgement on this tribe in my previous review, noting that despite their high OD they didn't have appropriate growth to remain a strong power for too long. Well, their players/nobeled villages ratio has dropped down to 3, and they continue to hold the number two spot in ODT. I am still waiting for the jump in performance I was hoping for earlier, however. I am rather ignorant to the going-ons in the SE, but while Apathy is coming out strong in Sleep's K56, I cannot say the same about them. Really, if there is not a increase of growth here in the next few days I can't see them continuing to stay in the top five. Their impressive ODT is hampering them, in my opinion. I'm not counting them out yet - let's hope they can pull off some successful victories the in the next week.
Rank 5 (Unranked) JAGER
This tribe certainly had a influx of points in the last five days - do their other stats back it up? Their rank 17 ODT is not terribly impressive, but their 1.83 players/nobeled village ratio and 4.5k point/player average definitely is. They're up in the NW in K43, with the rapidly falling NUTS!. I want to learn more about the conflict between those two tribes, but so far this tribe is looking good to me. They have a few SHEEPS members on the southern front, but lack of other top ten tribes in the NW will give them ample room to expand. I look to see an increase of OD from this tribe, along with a continued stay in the top ten.
Rank 6 (No Change) whoa..
I'll be very frank here: I am not a fan of this tribe. Their ODT has improved to rank 13 since my last review, but even that I find is inappropriately
highYou mean low. Not high. for a tribe that has been in the top ten for two weeks. Their point/player average is the second lowest in the top ten, and a 3.0 players/nobeled villages isn't looking too much better. As I said before, lack of competition in their K, 65, will likely enable them to stay in the top ten, but I really need to see something more impressive than just a rank for them to earn my respect.
Rank 7 (Unranked) urNEXT
This tribe has moved up to not only take a spot in the top ten, but to challenge the ranked three tribe, DBD, in their home K of 65. However, they have the third lowest point/player average in the top ten, and their 3.2 players/nobeled villages ratio could stand to be better, along with their ODT. Just like with DBD, the fight for control of
K65Not K65 but K45. will determine their fate. At the moment I'm leaning towards DBD's favor, but I'm certainly not counting this tribe out. Let's see what they can prove in the next couple weeks, because so far, they haven't done anything particularly spectacular.
Rank 8 (-1) HEAD
Residing in the SW with SHEEPS, this tribe with the unique crescent spread has surprisingly fallen in ranking in the last five days. However, their rank 4 ODT shows that their troops must be being kept occupied - possibly against SHEEPS? This tribe has a high players/nobeled villages ratio; again, remember that they are a fair distance from the core in comparison to other top ten tribes. Still keeping a constant member count of 38, I will expect to see a jump in rank from this tribe in the coming days.
Rank 9 (Unranked) HEX
I really don't know much at all about this tribe, but their rank 6 ODT with a low member count and their high point/player average speaks for itself. Completely unthreatened by other top ten tribes up in the direct north of K's 34 and 35, I expect to see this tribe continue to climb the ranks. Their OD shows that they've been busy securing their area and keeping down other tribes. Looking forward to learning more about this tribe and seeing what accomplishments they can add to their resume.
Rank 10 (No Change) ~AoH~
As predicted, this tribe has managed to stay in the top ten during its conflict with Apathy and PEANUT, while the latter has fallen down to rank 11. However, I don't think they'll be able to remain here for too much longer - Apathy will prove too strong for them in my opinion, and ~AoH~'s low point/player average shows that they're possibly carrying too many weaker members. This tribe isn't finished yet, and their strong ODT is not to be ignored, but I think they'll fall a few ranks in the coming days.
Rushed the last ones - I have to get going somewhere.