The faster noblers map seems very flawed to me. Shipley started on the 18th of December, 2008 and has 805 villages. My account was started on the 11th of February, 2009, I have 828 villages. How is it that he is on the fastest noblers map and I am not?
I've gained more villages in a shorter amount of time.
Being #1 isn't what has made W30 top tribes unpopular.
Being #1 while arrogantly trumpeting how great you are and how everyone else sucks and can't compare to your tribe.....that is what has made tribes unpopular. Sure, people get jealous of success, but it is arrogance and self-aggrandizement that have made tribes hated. Oh, that and lying. It's all about the attitude, baby. So much for the "curse of number 1".