I will have a go, from another server so do not know most of the players here. However, will base in on stats and observations.
1. Parti und Jaranen (SWIM)
PAJ is currently the No. 1 fighter alliance in the world and are primarily located in O55. I understand that they are a premade Balkan or German team. They are located mainly in O55 and are currently beating Cult of Ares and To Be Named alliances. The alliance has heavy golders and strong fighters. I expect that they will win this world if they play their politics right. They have the sister Alliance Stipe und freunde.
2. But Woman Never Wing (SWIM)
Based on the name of this alliance, they must have been unsuccessful in picking up chicks at the clubs. Obviously their pick-up game needs improvement (pick up 101, use a wingman not a wingwoman). However, game play on this browser game is on point. 6 players are currently ranked top 10 by size and ranked No. 2 fighter alliance. They are located in O54, which has some contending alliances, however, they will dominate it hands down. They are currently beating Ubique who are also in the same ocean. Tight crew, and do not think they have a sister alliance. Likely to war PAJ sometime down the line. These boys have deep pockets, imagine how big they would have been if they hadn't wasted their money buying girls drinks at the club. How many numbers you get?
3. Stipe und Freunde (SWIM)
Sister alliance to PAJ
4. Vox Populi (FLOAT)
Do not know much about this crew, except that they are in O44. The ocean is very soft, and they will likely dominate it. However, once they fight the other top alliances, they will likely lose. Still, they will be in the running for the WW stage, if they pass the endurance game. Have only taken cities from other small alliances.
5. TRUE LEGION (SINK)
Any alliance with 'Legion' in their name do not usually win. Another alliance I do not know much about. O54 is full of sharks, and I do not expect them to survive. Likely to dissolve and top players taken into BWNW. Have only taken 1 city off an enemy.
6. To Be Named (SINK)
A MRA with a few solid players. Leader seems too busy with other worlds or not taking it seriously. He is a Scot so likely at the pub getting smashed every night. Still putting up a fight in O45, which has other similar alliances at their level. They have a tight core, however, being sandwiched by PAJ and Full Tilt. Currently working with The Norse Raiders to beat off Full Tilt. They have lost a few cities to PAJ, SUF, and Full Tilt. Likely to collapse and their top players merge into other alliances in the near future. Alliance name changes regularly, based on the mood of the leader or when he is drunk.
7. Full Tilt
My alliance so no point reviewing, currently holding their own with their sister alliance (FT2) in O45. Leader is here for the long run win or lose. Knows what it takes to pass the endurance game.
8. The Norse Raiders (SINK)
A MRA also in O45, currently holding it out, but likely to sink. Leader is playing multiple worlds so another negative for the team, They are spread all over O45, however, been lucky to have not lost any cities. O45 is relatively soft with many mediocre players, any player in this ocean can make it to WW stage if they can pass the endurance game. Have a sister alliance, the Berserkers.
9. Ubique (SINK)
This alliance is spread all over O44 and O54. Appear to be an MRA as they are picking players all over the world without strategically picking. Likely to lose alot of cities based on their loose core. They are currently losing to BWNW. Likely to collapse and top players merged into the other top alliances.
10. The Monarchy (SINK)
They have a picture of Biggie with a crown and they say that they bow down to noone, but i think otherwise. I loved pumping his song Hypnotize when I was a young buck. However, I prefer the Westside! They are located in O44, and likely to get steam rolled by Vox. They have not lost any cities yet. Leader appears to be an experienced player.