Week 4 Analysis - A Balloon's Viewpoint

  • It has been a month since the server has started and there have been a lot of developments across all sectors. In order to compile all the happenings for the past 4 weeks, I have made this analysis. Please note that this thread is made with my limited knowledge of the server and any additional details or clarifications from anyone is widely accepted. Criticisms are also welcomed, but as this is a proper forum, let us maintain proper netiquette.


    Server 1 started 31 days since this analysis was made. Unlike most servers where there are moderate to little rivalries, the server is host to veteran alliances who have fought previously with each of them holding begrudging respect to one another. Let us look at the key players of each quadrant:


    Northeast


    Initially a cauldron of many small alliances, Northeast is now primarily dominated by a winning meta of the previous server, the Seals Guild and all of its wings. However, while SG has a firm grip on the region, smaller alliances still exist with some of them capable of trading blows with the giant meta.


    Seals Guild



    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    SGR 60 945 9 8 10
    SGR Seal
    60 1008 5 1 15
    SGR|RoD 41 1332 10 11 25
    SGR|Red 39 683 15 18 31
    ~FOX~ 33 767 16 16 21
    TOTAL 233 9471


    Led by their SGR Seal wing, this meta is a serious contender for this server. While they have begun showcasing their offensive capabilities, no one has yet to seriously test the defensive strength of Seals Guild and it is apparent why no one in Northeast would even try. Despite their showings, rumors are circulating that SG is housing some cheaters due to mysterious climbing of one of their players in the Weekly Top Robbers. Perhaps there are some merits to these rumors and perhaps there aren't. What is clear is that Multihunter has not yet banned the rumored player and those who have started these rumors are apparently not approaching Multihunter in fear of MH being outwitted by VPNs. Only time will tell if all the rumors and accusations are true or simply propaganda to discredit this meta.


    GRAND NE/Frost



    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    GRAND NE 36 695 17 21 1
    Frost 8 355 34 44 98
    TOTAL 44 5251


    Due to them previously attaching the word "Seal" in their alliance's name, GRAND NE was once thought of as part of the Seals Guild. However, the alliance revealed that their intentions are to supposedly unite the Northeastern region under one banner. However, their defensive rank suggests that their vision is still far from reality. Together with their allies Frost, this confederacy remains to be one of the very few who are still independent in NE.


    Northwest


    Home to the biggest meta in the server, there is barely any competition in this region.


    VICES




    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    VICES P 57 1187 1 3 19
    VICES G
    52 1242 3 7 16
    VICES W 59 1122 3 6 26
    VICES S 48 990 11 5 3
    VICES L 39 739 14 32 29
    TOTAL 255 10561


    One of the favorites to win it all, VICES is the biggest meta in the server. They have a heavy presence in the grey zone and are made up of solid veteran players. Rumors circulated in the beginning that they have also tried to make an alliance with another meta which did not go well. This recent attack may show that there is room for improvements regarding the defense of this giant meta. VICE may have been denied a victory in the previous server, but it cannot be denied that they are extremely aggressive as shown by each of their wings' offensive rankings.


    DC




    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    DC 44 546 17 23 17
    BANDITS 7 633 27 13 4
    TOTAL 51 5901


    Little is known about this confederation but officially, they are not a part of VICE. Most of their former members have also been absorbed by VICE. One can only guess that they may be having a rough time with BANDITS having a Top 5 defensive rank.


    Southeast


    Home to a winner of the previous server, there has been a lot of developments in the Southeastern quadrant. With the publicized developments in the past days, we can only speculate a lot of action in this region.


    TEN


    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    TEN A 39 751 13 12 12
    TEN Y 58 990 8 2 11
    TEN X 55 1087 6 4 6
    TOTAL 152 9431


    The alliance who won last server alongside SG, The Twisted Empire Network claims almost all of Southeast. They are extremely aggressive, and have constantly topped the Top Weekly Robbers and Attackers. They have recently won a fight against a big player in their region by the name of Squanchy who posted this in his profile acknowledging the brilliance of TEN's teamwork. However, they have also sustained some losses against another rival meta.  


    Swarm/C9



    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    Swarm 38 603 19 15 13
    C9 18 617 21 17 8
    TOTAL 56 6101


    This once huge alliance is now just a remnant of its early self. One can argue that they are not truly a Southeast confederation as they are situated in the center of the southern hemisphere. Most of this confederacy's members have been absorbed by TEN. While they do have some presence in the grey zone, only time will tell if this alliance will remain independent or will shatter with its members absorbed by the larger metas.


    Southwest


    Under the helm of a new power in Server 1, Southwest is home to a class-meta which has had a piece of both TEN and VICE.


    Lowlands




    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    Lowlands 58 1117 4 10 9
    Lowlands 52 1126 7 9 5
    Lowlandz 54 682 12 14 14
    TOTAL 164 9751


    A new meta in the server, Lowlands has already shown that they just because they are new, doesn't mean that they should be taken lightly. They have already blunted an attack from TEN, and have given VICE a beating. The recent Weekly Top Defensive Alliances however, shows that all three of Lowlands' wings are in the Top 10 which may suggest that they are being attacked hard as of now.


    Mayhem/OC


    Wing Name Number of Players Average Population Population Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
    Mayhem 28 593 20 20 7
    -OC- 10 773 24 26 32

    TOTAL 38 6831


    Although officially not a confederacy and no official relations between the two alliances, these two seem to be on friendly terms. Most of their members have already been absorbed by Lowlands. Time will tell what will happen to this independent alliances.



    Summary

    It is too soon for any action to happen, but we can see that a lot of players in the different meta are already testing the waters, with some already getting a crack at it. Rumors are plentiful in this server, with rivalry already heating up not only in-game but also in the forums. There have been unverified accusations of cheating with heavy doses of insults. The server is still in its infancy so we can expect little action in the coming weeks. However, developments are still abound with changes in each quadrant especially regarding the status of those smaller confederacies.



    Notes from the Server

    • There have been many accounts who are found in violations of the rules in past few days which may merit the rumors that there are cheaters in the server. However, for all the accusations presented in the forums, the recent development shows that it is not the rumored player who was reprimanded but actually players from the alliance where all those rumors started.
    • Tensions have been heating up between the large metas which are shown not only in-game but also in the forums as well. Recent insults and improper discussions have forced moderators to step in.


    I have tried to be as objective as possible in this analysis. As this was done with limited knowledge on each alliance, feel free to share your thoughts on the matter. If you have anything to add to the existing literature such as reports, rumors and the likes, feel free to send me a message. I hope you enjoyed this week's analysis :S


    1 This is the average population per member of the confederacy. The result is obtained by dividing the total population of each alliance by the number of alliances within the confederacy.


    Returning player from the classic servers (TKO-MH)

    ts1, 2019 - Red Balloon

  • Seals Guild

    Bruh?! please... SGR stands for Slackers Guild and RÖnin. Seal is just a skype's emoji fever like (monkey) had on the time of release


    Good analysis :P would've been a lot better if you could maybe dig out the representatives of alliances in the top 100s too :P also if someone had some more time, check which players has how many oasis and how many players with 4 villages with 5 villages or more in alliances to compare the quality too.


    i just want u to know i have no prob with u not knowing good English but don't act smart and use stuff i said that u don't even understand to try to hurt me bro