I just dont get the strategy. Unless you don't want to win, why ally with alliances that already have a ton of allies. True Fear, Antimatter have proven themselves on their own. Sure things haven't been perfect or pretty for anyone along the way, but why join in the efforts of the massive cluster that is the North? Im not saying it wont be successful, but hard to fight of the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6th (cant really include 4H in this anymore...they ran to the rim) ranked alliances with them all working together and supporting each other...and to what end? People were so miffed earlier on in these forums with Repo and Rednecks being PACTed and then even more so when it was Repo/Rednecks/Beers. Now we've got a real fight going and there is even more allignment. I get AFCs position...they wanted to survive, knew they were cats at a dog pound unless they alligned, but True Fear and Antimatter? Very confused. They have their own oceans, their own territories, sure they were going to be hit by the big 3 up North, but with more people fighting them it offered infinite opportunities to attack back. Rednecks too...they created a monster in the Beers to avoid fighting what was IB and now are staring up at what was created to be an academy wondering where their dominant position in the world went. This is a weird server...didnt stick around in Sinope for a comparison and wasn't around during en81, but really really weird on its own.