If i didn't know better, I would think you were subtly trying to rescue Check Mate from the ashes! Planting doubt into peoples heads?Now this top 10 is going to be hard, as things are dramatically changing now, and no one can predict what's going to happen next, but I'll try my luck
1- Check Mate: Okay, here is the big story? As everyone already knows, Check Mate being ganged on by most alliances of the world, what are we expected to see here in the coming week? and what already happened
So, They are being hit hard and losing too many cities lately, their growth stalled and some quit/went in VM, now not much to be mentioned here about being attacked, despite everything, they did still holding their ground back to back, fighting without bailing on each other, they turtled up and probably counting on move. to get them out of the current situation. Now, let's check the scenarios that might happen here
Now many scenarios could happen here, let's start 1 by 1
First Scenario: If Check Mate fall, then not much to be mentioned here regarding this alliance, they are really being hit hard and their defenses are pretty much drained, the only interesting part is which alliance the leftovers decide to join.
Second Scenario: What if Check Mate manages to strike a deal with Nemesis? I'll talk more about Nemesis/Kleos down, but let's concentrate on this now, if this ever happens this pretty much could change everything, It'll turn the table on everyone, because Nemesis is expected to help Check Mate get rid of their enemies, regardless of the terms of the agreement, but if this ever happens, then it'll be major changing factor.
Third Scenario: Check Mate managing to strike a deal with Stooges? I pretty much don't see it happen anytime soon, Stooges would do this, but many members from Animal Farm who joined stooges are thirsty for revenge, so I really don't see it happen, unless Stooges have already agreed with Check Mate to only fighting for their cities in ocean 55, but then Check Mate won't hold the pressure until this is achieved.
Fourth Scenario: Chaos/Protected By/ Imperial/ A Honey Badger all siding with check mate, the question remains, is it going to be enough? maybe Check Mate can put stooges under pressure and then force them to negotiate? This won't do any impact as I expect Check Mate to break before Stooges do
fifth Scenario: Small alliances in the coalition changing side to back Check Mate, now if we combine the fourth with the fifth, it'll do a lot of difference, but if we take every scenario alone, this won't have much of an impact, small alliances already not doing much in the war
Now, those are all the options available for this alliance, turtling up and counting on move to get them out of the situation, this requires a lot of trust, and it did put a lot of pressure on move. I respect them just for believing in each other
2- Stooges: This alliance is part of the coalition and already taking part in the war, Stooges did take a side as they believe something was being planned against them from Check Mate. Check Mate really still have options against this alliance, I believe oubay here is always doing the big part of the work, while the rest just try to follow up with him, without oubay they won't have that much impact on Check Mate, but luckily they managed to snatch him from animal farm. This alliance Afterall still stand weak, they are surrounded by alliances, and they pretty much have no understanding with anyone, lucky for them the coalition came in to save them from what was coming
What if PB/imperial/chaos and honey. return to strike this alliance hard from the south while they are busy fighting in the north? Well, Nope ain't going to do much, Check Mate did turtle up and I doubt they can still strike Stooges, so Stooges will simply redirect their defenses to the south
What if Nemesis/CM strike a deal and go against stooges? now we all know if this ever happens Stooges will fall, because they are surrounded by enemies on all their borders
Last, what if Check Mate falls and they manage to snatch their members? Nope, I don't tend to go with this scenario, if CM members are ever to join an alliance it'll be Nemesis as they already know this bunch from Nagidos
Regardless, this alliance proved how strong they are, they had skirmishes with Nemesis in the past and they beat them hard, but if CM leftovers decide to join Nemesis, I guess no one going to stand a chance against them anymore
3- Nemesis/Kleos/KleosII: The only expected friends of Check Mate? what happened here? why did Nemesis do this to Check Mate? What I skipped in Check Mate section regarding this alliance, is that I think Kleos did push Nemesis to this war, I don't believe Nemesis wanted any of this, but their decisions are so much bound to each other, and kleos pushed for it. Kleos wants to win, I thought otherwise, but apparently, kleos want to take down CM and snatch what's left of their memebrs to secure the victory. Afterall, this alliance had many weak decisions, and I believe Nemesis were responsible for those decisions, that's when Kleos jumped in and tookover diplomacy (not sure just assumptions, but something sounded weird there, and now it's much better). After all, this coalition did secure their back, unlike many other alliances, they are getting stronger with time, and in dom era best players are expected to merge into 1 alliance and the rest will help them achieve the victory, really standing good chance here, but still taking a risk with the fall of Check Mate, """as I believe""" (Don't jump on me, but I'll mention this) Nemesis and Check Mate have very good bonds, and they were maybe expected to merge at the end of the world, they been playing it together since early start, but that's when Nemesis found themselves too much bound to Kleos, and unable to do anything about it, and with time, due to numbers this has faded away until they reached this. I guess I'm sharing too many thoughts, but it's the right time for it.
Just to wrap this up, with the Stay/Fall of check mate, regardless, this coalition will hold a high ground from now on.
4- Chaos/ Protected By: Now I did combine those 2 alliances together just because I'm already tired and they share the same fate.
Now, sitting around and not taking a side in this war? is it the right decision? I doubt, because either cases, if stooges win the war they are going to end those alliances, I believe they need to take action now before it's too late and they regret watching, 2 members from Chaos already sided with Check Mate, and I believe they will all side with Check Mate, but I'm not very sure if they can do any difference here, they are already too late, they won't be of a great addition to Check Mate.
5-Lykos/ New Model Army/ La cucaracha: Same as above, I combined them together because they share the same destiny, not much to say here, they are siding with Kleos/Stooges, but I don't see this as the right decision currently, Check Mate have been the enemy of those since day 1, but after all, Check Mate were feeding them BP and apparently expanding their way which will help expand the dom towards them, and maybe give them a chance in the game, I believe with the fall of Check Mate, those alliance will even fall faster than expected, they heavily relied on Check Mate to have a reason to stay and to get fed with BP, As I believe they have no way out of this, as some of those were the ones who initiated the coalition vs Check Mate.
If i didn't know better, I would think you were subtly trying to rescue Check Mate from the ashes! Planting doubt into peoples heads?
Some pretty cute beliefs, Stooges the 1 man teamI believe oubay here is always doing the big part of the work, while the rest just try to follow up with him, without oubay they won't have that much impact on Check Mate, but luckily they managed to snatch him from animal farm. This alliance Afterall still stand weak, they are surrounded by alliances, and they pretty much have no understanding with anyone, lucky for them the coalition came in to save them from what was coming
I did enjoy the battle points I got givenA great read @Evil MeIinoe but please allow me to make a correction.
There is no such thing as a 'CHAOS Coalition'.
CHAOS actually has very little to do with the affairs of the South.
From what I can see they're not much more than the wide-eyed towel boy standing on the sidelines hoping to be chosen to clean Move.'s boots at the end of the match.
It happens I guess, besides I'm glad it didn't happen, as I am happy to be in Stooges now! Come join The Fey in the new world for a little whileGreat read Mel - If I had known you wanted to join us in the beginning we would have welcomed you with open arms. Must of been Uvis and Rhaegar - miserable buggers lol