A AR/RA/TBC merge would be a bit of a server killer probably. Imo AR might be the favorites already cuz of how little damage they have taken on their home soil and the sheer amount of players they have. We might have a lot of troops now but we would still have to double the average WW def account to win the in the end and that is extremely hard.
We can't realistically win against the entire server with only 50-ish players if it is decided to only go against us. will be interesting to see how Olympia/AR/1776 decide to go about this round now that it seems like most players has gotten a bit sore from smashing hammer after hammer in +/+
Bifrost has a very high calibre of player and what appears to be a very high level of commitment, shall we say, from their players on a large scale. You might have less players but if more of those players can make massive def compared to a small amount in other alliances then why can't you win?
I don't know where anybody said AA was the best UK alliance ever... there was a challenge put out before server start to attract good competition, which it has. AR/RA has its good players, but also plenty of mediocre and not so good players. That's just how it is.
Bifrost are pound for pound better than anyone here.
Now give it 5 minutes and somebody will probably say how AR/RA think they're brilliant again.