Issues with who going barb? Friend or foe?
I expect that 4ZL will pass the victory condition in 7-10 days, as long as nobody in the tribe goes barb, then the 2-3 month countdown or total dominance countdown will begin (Depending on how people vote... I'm guessing they will vote for 2 month countdown).
Number of players: 2348 (-570)
Number of players in tribes: 1,012 (-48)
Number of tribes: 166 (-29)
Tribe Dominance (by # of villages)
A-4ZL! - 65.26% (+7.54%)
INNOV - 15.16% (-0.65%)
BAWLZ - 03.87% (-4.32%)
Winning Condition: 85% of player owned villages
Sever run-time: 557 (+8)days
Looks like the server closure has put things back on track, and the merge of 4ZL and BAWLZ is finally happening, so the world is well on its way to ending. I give it 3 months before winning conditions are met and world end starts.
Their pace has picked up somewhat in this post. I guess picking the winning condition has revitalized people, as well as nobles now costing 1/5 the price. Morale has been removed and restarts have also been disabled I believe, which should be helping their pace. They are going at ~1.5% per week. At that pace it'd take about 2 months, but I expect things to slow down near the end. I give it more like 3 months.
Those changes with morale and restarts and nobles to 1/5th all happened today. I don't think they have much of an impact on the pace of the last 16 days.