New top 12/ ranking/ thingy. I'm only going to talk about the top 4 because they are now many times larger than any alliances bellow them.
1. Hug This.
What can i say? A big core (how on earth am i meant to hug that?!). Good warscores (i hope free hugs were given to the conquered cities!) and good leaders (Thizzle, Ian, OOC and Nanotechno i believe). I wonder what happens when their is a voting tie? Now I'm just gonna move onto the next alliance in order to avoid that guy with a pitchfork who probably feels left out (I'll bribe him later).
2. Hell Hounds.
My own team so i won't comment. Not looking forward to our warscore against hugs being displayed right at the top of their grep life page
Here is the part where i take this seriously (for me at least). First off they are now the only major alliance that has not had many major engagements with hugs. So, ummmmm good luck guys. But, they have taken two cities from hugs. So, well done! They mostly occupy the eastern strip of the server with some cities in 53 as well. This makes me very reminiscent of the position my team in Leontini was in... They have already survived an OP from NONAME which shows grit but they have not been tested by hugs. I could easily see these guys rising up out of nowhere and taking 2nd place.
4. Hellfury Legion.
This is the team that has emerged from the collapse of True Fear and i have to say i am not envious of their position. They are thinly spread across 45 and 55 (good luck with the TT) and have hugs all over them (especially in 55). If this team can hold their ground and get BP together to thicken their core they would be in a very good position for domination. With two core oceans their is a lot of potential for a large percentage whereas an alliance like hounds will not have all of its cities counted. Whilst they may be small for now i think good leaders and teamwork could make these guys a real threat.
So that was my rushed top 4
Now if you excuse me. I have to pay off a certain someone... For future top 4's i imagine the list will stay like this with maybe one more team rising up. But if your not larger than hounds sister your not worth talking about. Full Stop.