WLDD - Its slowly starting to show just how uncommitted most of their roster is. They've struggled to hold territory vs Escape in repeated skirmishes, and they're currently on another rash of internals. There's good players over there, and have began gaining a solid grip of the rim while using tudadar as a buffer against WET. Reform is possible, but they're their own worst enemy right now.
-DS- - Probably my favorite out of the non-top 5. Their position is garbage, squeezed between 2 of the strongest tribes in the top 5, but have deep access to rim and a good mixture of experience. Being able to withstand either VAPE or even OBEY if they get pushed will earn them a lot of respect and all the political leverage they'll need with any other tribe. Their main enemy is time, and whether or not they can get big enough to hold on to that deep continent grab they have. Imo, has one of the highest chances of success.
- Has never really grown in the world, their op on Escape was met with bemused amazement as we stopped their op dead and then counter punched. Things have lulled for a few days though, as bujok! poor coordination, and escape's long logistics into the area begin to show.
APEX - The bastard child of CTC. They're super top heavy, but viable so long as superdog continues to stick around and teach. You can see his influence in the tribe as other players with mediocre stat history seem to be figuring out how to grow and coordinate. Could theoretically stick around long enough to become a threat to even my own tribe, they certainly seem to producing good enough players. Spooky.
4am - doesn't have enough territory or roster to really become a major threat to WET by themselves (at least not on their current path), but could team up with one of the top 5 and has some regional pressure. I can see a couple good players developing out of them. Ultimately I think wet will just use its mass and roll over them.
Defy - A tribe on a mission with a couple of significant names from previous worlds. It'll be interesting if our favorite little premade
will continue to be complacent and let another potential enemy pop up on their door step instead of strangling it in the cradle. Lord knows they must be bored over there.