Mei's Sink and Swim Chapter 1
Hello, and welcome to my personal sink and swim series chapters where I will be discussing the world events and our current competitors across all four oceans. As this is a domination world, I will briefly touch up on positioning as well in a few rare cases. In addition, this series isn't always about facts, instead it's also here to raise a few eyebrows and to make you question some scenarios and certain situations. My goal is to make sure you enjoy the read and my format so if you disagree with anything, lets discuss it calmly and lets not bring the claws out this early on, really don't want a repeat of the last server Elis; the not so nice server, possibly the worse one I played on!-.-
Anyway, I will be putting my usual disclaimer down below as I tend to make those series pretty long. Also, there may be some tiny bits of sass here and there; throughout those series.
IF YOU DON'T ENJOY LONG ARTICLES, THIS SERIES MAY NOT BE FOR YOU AS INFORMATION OVERLOAD IS ABOUT TO HIT. ALSO, FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW SQUISHY YOU'LL FIND OUT AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE.
If you're still reading past the disclaimer it means you passed the test within you and you're willing to read for roughly 15-20 minutes and Squishy approves. I will also include a map at the end to round out the positioning side of things so it will all make sense. Lastly, please note that English isn't my first language so please ignore the questionable grammar in some places. Don't pick your nose (@VIRTUALSELF ) , stay safe, grab a cup of tea (because it's superior to coffee) and lets begin!
1. Event Horizon - Big Boom/Big Swim.
Oo the Horizon good old Horizon. If you're here just for a read and aren't following, this group is my alliance so the information is bound to be extremely one sided. To start things off, as things stand out group is 1st in both the ranking points as well as the offensive battle points and we're aiming to keep this up. If we look at Horizon and their positioning directly, we can see that this group is looking to control 54 after the chewed through Wolf Pack as well as showing high presence in ocean 44 as both them and Riches seem to be going after anything but each other, especially Inconsistent Consistents who have suffered the most declining and falling extremely quickly to both parties; which begs the question, are Riches and Horizon working together? Perhaps; or perhaps not, that is for you, the reader to figure out. Horizon seem to have the strongest core of all alliances when it comes to numbers, with almost 350 cities in ocean 54 building a solid core as well as being first in ocean 44 as well if we look at it from the mathematical point of view. I do believe there is another team that may be positioned slightly better to a certain extent but it's a very close call. But yeah, enough talk about this lot otherwise they'll end up being more big headed!
Shout out to Del for bringing absolute fire to the server being our number one of the server. Also, shout out to Virtual for dragging me into this server, retirement not allowed it seems as Princess Kuini also got dragged in by her team!
2. Rich and Famous - Big Swim.
Speaking of Princess Kuini, here we are visiting their team and a group which I like to refer to as Riches as they had a similar nickname on Eretria I believe if I remember correctly. If there is one competitor that could challenge Horizon in the future for dominance it's this lot, I praised this group a lot in the past and I believe they have one of the strongest roasters on the en server besides maybe Fiasco and obviously Stooges from Pseria! I believe this group has possibly the best positioning for now and for future dominance but it's a close call between them and Horizon. The reason I say that is because their core is practically the boarder of 44/45 whereas the Horizon core is a little more one sided with Riches forming a wall to block off a large portion on 44 away from Horizon. As things stand, Horizon are top when it comes to city count but I suspect that will change as they block the ocean off, they will have way more cities to pick up in the western waters of 44. I would say the ocean will be split 66%/33% in favor of Riches based on the blockage being formed. I do believe they have an ace up their sleeve as well with a few buffers being around in the shadows keeping their heads down. I would say their buffer group is Cede Maiori to be exact, a small group which they had on Eretria helping them which was lead by Khaos if I remember correctly; I believe a similar thing is going on here. Lastly, if that is the case I believe Cede Maiori would become their support group in the future, as there can only be one winner this would be their second group which aims to support the main group to establish dominance and to win the server. Furthermore, I predict they will pick up DeathrowSRT as well at some point in the game. I do believe this group has a few hot heads but with their excellent leadership I believe it won't be a problem. Ooo I know I said lastly a long time ago but one more thing, statistics wise; they're 2nd when it comes to both point ranking and offensive rankings just to let the statistic readers know!
Shout out to Princess Kuini and JungleBear, as always pleasure to see you both on a server and also a shout out to @muhvi I know you do like reading externals so I thought I'd tag you. Tiny bits of water under the bridge on Elis but I hope we can go mushroom picking in peace without "you who must not be named;" if you know, you know.
3. Only Ares - Swim.
Only Ares, good old Only Ares, by far my favorite group on the server besides my own lot. I have a lot of respect for Riches but this lot has a special place in my heart, as I played with them on Elis where we won. This is a mixture of Only Fans players and Disciples from Elis and boy, do I know this group has talent. There's been a lot of ups and downs however on this server in the beginning and I believe so people got the wrong idea across all alliances, including Horizon players. People use to think this lot is pacting with everyone to go after Horizon, a huge coalition so they say; which seems to be false as well, Horizon hasn't lost a town yet and well, their defensive rank can back that up with them being 3rd with rather low and rigid defensive points. Anyway, I believe this group and another, which I will touch up on later are considered as dark horses or at the very least, they will play a big part in who wins this server if it turns out not to be a 3+ headed race. Also, just to polish off the last point about them mass pacting, I believe Ares dropped to gold at first. Do I believe they're now here to stay? Absolutely, and I also think there is no pacts besides one, those pacts i the beginning were there to gold in peace but that's just my take on it. I believe they have an agreement in place with Shadow Kings and that's about it as there is no indications in the statistics that they're fighting each other and also, both groups met on Elis who had respect towards one another even though they were on different terms back then. I believe this group has huge talent and huge potential to race for dominance because I think 55 is the most competitive ocean. If the top players were to play at 100% I really think Riches and Horizon would struggle. I played in ocean 55 twice and won twice, and once again I think the ocean has the most talent whereas the other oceans are more limited to recruitment for both Horizon and Riches. For example, in 54 I would say Black Dawn has potential which is a small sample of players whereas in 55 there is talent in Shadow Kings, group which always sticks, there are players such as Crapulescu leading another group, and of course there is Cede Maiori as well, and if they have no links to Riches well, there's another separate group with potential. Ocean 55 is definitely really exciting with a lot of good players, don't under mind that ocean they could have the players to race for dominance if the groups were to unite against the top guns in number one and two those being Horizon and Rich & Famous.