I agree, alot of players are focusing on conquest.
To add to that you need no bp to conquer your first city, so you can just focus on conquest even if you will be ridiculed and called a simmer. For conquering the 2nd city now with the tutorial, 600 bp would be enough. So yeah conquest should be the priority early on ro:farming from clear cities = no waste of troops = non-wasted resources = faster conquest
I feel conquest > abp early on
then again my POV is of someone who doesn't live the game
You missed tw they top 5 in abpIm going to give my opinion on the Top 5 Alliances-
Venominium - Swim - Experienced leadership along with experienced players. Highest average point total of 2167. An average of 220 ABP per player.
Mad Rhino Association - Float - Don't know much about their alliance, but they have a sister alliance already, 1825 average points and between both their main alliance and their sister they barely make up the ABP RUSE has and still a long ways from Venominium
Legion XIII - Sink - 200+ Players many players low in the rankings, apparently started in Naxos but they don't have the previous leaders as far as i know, low ABP for no.3 alliance and if you add their academy's bp its still lower then the top 3 attacking alliances.
Lightning Shadows - Sink - Lowest point average in the top 5 and ranked 19th in the abp rankings, definitely sink
RUSE - Swim - 2nd highest average points in top 5 only 20 average points behind Venom, lowest member count in the top 5 and the top 10 but 2nd in the ABP ranks with an average of 224 per player