The LegendZ Take - Issue 3
Welcome to the 3rd Edition of the LegendZ Take. In this satirical newspaper, I will take you on a sarcastic and insulting journey through the world of Epidamnos. Hopefully, I will reveal some interesting facts along the way, but mostly we shall see who has the thickest skin and the best sense of humour.
DISCLAIMER: I mean no offence to any alliances or players and am writing this only for a good read once in a while. If you hate it, tell me and I won’t come back!
SECOND DISCLAIMER: I do not consider myself a legend.
THIRD DISCLAIMER: Data for this paper was collected 21/03 (16:00)
The Paper consists of the following sections:
1. The World Rankings
2. The World Wars
3. The Interviews
4. The Gossip
5. The Reports REMOVED
6. The Educational Section
1. The World Rankings
Rise of The Shady Bunch – Despite dropping to only 49 members, The Shady Bunch have increased their average points massively and moved past The Priory into second position. This change came about during a large OP ran on The Priory by both The Shady Bunch and Plunder and Pillage. The Shadies have always been considered an Elite alliance in this world and their growth over the past 2 weeks confirms this.
Rise of Kraken – Kraken are now not far behind The Priory in 3rd position. Kraken have the luxury of not having too many large enemies at this stage and are using this to their advantage. An alliance that maybe looked suspect in 6th position, and part of the larger conglomerate, has now started to show signs that they are a strong stand alone alliance.
Rise of Skull SkeletonS – Anyone who has been around the worlds of grepolis a while will recognise names and know members in this rapidly growing alliance. If you do know their members your only question may be why they haven’t risen more! The top members of this alliance despite starting late have some of the highest city counts in the world, and with average city points still to rise you can expect this alliance to continue to make it’s move up the table.
Further Fall of True Fear – Strangely, I do not see this fall in the rankings as a bad thing for True Fear. Points aren’t everything and in this case, it has been very much a consolidation of the alliance. Now with a more stable core, and the players having picked their sides, TF are fighting back. I think that any concern for the fall down the rankings is unwarranted. It should be noted that their growth rate has remained largely the same as the top alliances, with Kraken and Skull SkeletonS just outstripping them.
The past two weeks has produced some of the best fighting seen in this world so far. Alliance that in the last issue were thought to be under the cosh have pushed back and really balanced out the power of the world.
The Shady Bunch vs The Priory – Over the weekend, The Shady Bunch ran an op on The Priory and struck a major blow against the religious folk. The score last time of checking was 15-10 in favour of TP. The weekend op reversed that score with it now standing at 33-17 in favour of The Shady Bunch. The Op targeted the weak spots of TP and showed up a potential lax in membership management. The Shady Bunch pride themselves on having no weak spots and TP will need to address theirs if they are to try and prevent the loss of further cities.
The Priory vs Plunder and Pillage – It would appear that TP are very popular right now. Obviously attacking holy men is the new trend. This war, started by TP, turned when P&P decided to run a joint op with the Shadies. The defensive coordination had recently been dropped between TP and TS, meaning TP was hit on both sides by notable assaults. The op was a large success for P&P, taking on the largest TP player crwth and winning. The overall count is still significantly in favour of The Priory, standing at 44-19 but this has been a turning of the tides in the overall course of the war. Should P&P choose to work together with The Shady Bunch again, this total could change significantly.
Twisted Souls vs True Fear – Despite a resurgence in True Fear the overall score in this war does not make for good reading. 61-11 in favour of TS suggests this is still a rather one-sided war. This is to be expected however considering that TS is significantly bigger than TF and has the backing of Kraken and Twisted Minds for defense. Should that pact fall, TS may find they have a worthy adversary in TF when pitted in a 1v1 fight.
Kraken vs THE VANGUARD – Note: I can’t be bothered to acknowledge sister alliances anymore. The main alliance score is 33-1 in favour of Kraken. Domination.
They are the most interesting wars for now. I may take an edition to look further down the table and look at the outer alliances depending on developments.