Oohhhh Faux Outrage..... do i care.... no sir.
I tell it as i see it harsh sometimes maybe but then some dudes need taking down a peg or two. I'm fair, thats the good thing about being such a nice guy as myself LOL is that i get to talk to people in ALL alliances , no favourites just call it as i see it.
The one thing that does make me laugh though is the hypocrisy that accompanies BN and assorted lap dogs, all these players saying that WW doesn't matter to them and yet busting a gut to try and get that victor of the world award. You just have to laugh, never have a bunch of grapes tasted to sour in the history of Grepolis. Its part of the game , if you truly feel that way then don't bother building them or don't play that part of the game.
The other biggest laugh is the assumption that anybody that isn't in the BN "Gang" must be simmers. Does that include the BN player with 108 cities but with only 265k ABP LOL, or the host of hangers on who, (even now) just expand into safe oceans collecting cities rather than contribute anything towards helping those hard core fighters who are carrying them.
You have to ask the question, why recruit these people? and, you have to feel a little sorry for the main core of long term BN dudes doing all the fighting. At the end of the day every alliance has a percentage of passengers, La Famiglia found inactive probably their biggest enemy at a crucial time i'm sure they would be the first to admit - BN/Redbacks and friends are no different. The Plague seemed to fly largely under the radar but made the most of their geographic position.
One of the biggest let downs of this world was the number of alliances independently opting to choose their own wonders it was just sooooooooo predictable
Wouldn't it have been great to see Breaking News, The Plague, La Famiglia, Sanctimonious, Redbacks, Tzopanoi and the 4 or 5 smaller alliances all going for the wonders against each other.
Maybe change the end game conditions to facilitate that kind of scenario. For example, maybe not allow ANY alliance changes in personnel once the WW stage has begun, each alliance goes with what it has and has to go it alone against all other alliances that remain. Maybe change the criteria needed to win a world to make the above scenario viable. Maybe scrap the VOTW and MOTW awards and have just one award at the end of the game. Maybe have 8 wonders but make them a shorter time to build with less levels to allow single alliances to complete, reduce the build time frame. Chances are that every alliance could realistically build at least one wonder, it then becomes a straight fight until one single alliance builds/owns at least 5 and claiming the winners crown. Competitive edge is maintained throughout and nothing given for being the first to build four.
I suppose chances are that even then alliances would band together providing militiary support once they themselves are out of the running but at least its something a little different.
I'm out of this world (awardless) but thoroughly entertained by what has passed here, Helike is incredibly boring in comparison.
Good luck to those players that stay and want to play for a crown, apart of course from all the simmers and city collectors who pretend they are part of something. LOL
ThePlagueLaFamiglia (or should that have be ThePlagueLaFamigliaBlackDeath ?) achieved one of the greatest 4 wonder victories in Grepo history given the odds , lets hope its one of the last 4 wonder award worlds, but not holding my breath.
Have fun Dudes.