The clocks now counting down to the biggest race of the server, everyone racing off hoping to be first across the line to their artefact - Following the grand national, could Arthur be the winning name again?
Quick Look & Biased Analysis on the Server currently
South East - Busiest Quadrant on the server, with Brexit, GTB, PFF, Galaxy, Riaps all sharing the same quadrant. (Getters Map Link for Quad)
Members - 43
Ranking - 1
Score - 8/10
[float=Left]http://images.neopets.com/items/food_kacheek_spaghetti.gif[/float]Invaders? Or have they now turned Native? The Brexit alliance looks to consist of the members from the previous rounds here and some additional ones from the Itallian speed server.
They currently sit at rank 1 in all statistics par raiding, where they're still one of the top. Majority of the alliance has gone central, allowing them easy growth by taking everyone's unwanted spawns. However there would appear to be some dead weight within the alliance, and not as aggressive as would expect from previous rounds - So far coming out the majority of attacks on the likes of Riaps.
They've taken control over the central server, Allowing them easy growth by taking those unwanted spawns. However does seem to be a lot of dead weight within the alliance, and haven't been aggressive as most would expect from them - Coming out second best to Riaps in some actions. Example A - Despite this, Would say they're in control of the Quadrant, and will take most of the Uniques/Central artefacts.
Members - 29
Ranking - 3
Score - 6/10
[float=Left]http://images.neopets.com/items/fur_handweight_set.gif[/float]Another returning alliance, have played many times on Ukx in the past, however had appeared to be on a break until recently. Majority look to have fled to the South West/South East Border to avoid conflict within center, which is not what we would usually expect. Perhaps Rusty with the recent break?
Another Quiet alliance so far, Have really sat on the border raiding with little needed done so far, They've set up base around a world wonder - Perhaps planning on setting up shop and simming for endgame? Should be able to get a reasonable artifact haul by being able to pick from both SE and SW Quadrant.
Additional Alliances in quad (Riaps, Riaps 2, PFF, Galaxy)
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[float=right]http://images.neopets.com/items/foo_galaxy_super_drink.gif[/float]Despite being what some would consider to be some of the larger alliances on the server, the above stand towards the smaller in the quadrant - perhaps reflecting just how busy a quadrant this is.
Riaps have set up a stronghold around a central WW, Galaxy have gone outback to Sim/Push some large world wonder hammer/rammers and PFF all over the shop. While single handed neither of these would be a big threat within the quadrant, Perhaps if they combine they could cease control?
South West - Possibly the most controversial of the quadrants, generating the majority of the discussion on the forum. (Getters Link for Quad)
Members - 45
Ranking - 4
Score - 7/10
[float=right]http://images.neopets.com/items/clo_korbat_yeahawesome_sunglas.gif[/float]INFAMOUS Currently sit at Rank 4, and as typical alliances go - Would be considered the dominant alliance out of them. With good positioning in the quadrant - The alliance looks set up well for artifacts. Although do have some players spread out in other quadrants which could be easy pickings (E.G Communism, Veto)
Would expect them to leave with artefact day with a decent haul, the real test here will down to if capable of holding them - With Strong Competition from KoC/VoC and Cross quad, not too sure if their defenses will be able to hold up.
Members - 26+
Ranking - 9 & 12
Score - 5/10
[float=left]http://images.neopets.com/items/clo_blumaroo_farmerhat.gif[/float]At the center of every controversy so far this round, with accounts set up outside of the alliance for helping and friendly farming, does anyone really know the true extent of how many members there are? Based on the ones we do know however we can see there's a nice spread over the quadrant, perfectly located for those much needed Small Diet & Academic Artifacts - Imagine they'll be setting up for world wonder armies.
Disregarding how they've got there, it's clear the majority of the top accounts on the server currently sit within this group. Having the Top Accounts & Raiders - If there's to be anything impressive on the server here's where it will be coming from, especially if left alone.
Additional Alliances in quad (USSR, Siths)
[float=left]http://images.neopets.com/items/water.gif[/float]Neither of the above really standing out, Both of these alliances have one or two reasonable accounts, but majority are below average. As currently stand nothing of real concern. However there has been previous discussion/rumors around USSR having some form of relationship with VoC - So could yet play a part if the case.
North East- Snorefest? Hegemony & HL - What looks like should be an entertaining battle, Seem's to be all snuggles and kisses.(Getters Link for Quad)
Members - 41
Ranking - 5
Score - 6/10
[float=right]http://images.neopets.com/items/gar_hydrangeabushpink.gif[/float]The Great Ones? Or Just the Elders? Been around since long before T4 and not long after the servers started. Usual Core still seems to be together, Plenty of experience within the alliance - Would really expect with all these years together should be in a more dominant position.
So far they've sat back while HL have cleared the quadrant out, and sort of cowered into a stronghold and given HL the Key to the Quadrant, Hopefully soon they'll stop doing their practice runs on small farms in their stronghold and actually attack an active enemy. Plenty of potential however. Should get some artefacts, But too confined for most.
Members - 70
Ranking - 2 & 14
Score - 9/10
[float=right]http://images.neopets.com/items/gob_furrball.gif[/float]Currently would consider these to be the favorites on the server, Have already removed one of their main competion from the quadrant (B.B) - With Majority now either deleting or joining HL, also Absorbing in MFA - Lots of Experienced players now together. Question will be if they're able to keep together, as now basically 3 Groups under one name.. Too many chefs spoil the brew.
Have got a decent spread within the quadrant, From Centre - To Outback, and very little competition - Expect them to leave the day with a decent haul,and then be able to prepare ready for endgame.
North West - Stark Country, one again they rule the north. (Where is everyone else?) Gettermap Link
Members - 38
Ranking - 8
Score - 3/10
[float=left]http://images.neopets.com/items/bd_shield_northwind.gif[/float]Currently have the quadrant to themselves, Facing Little to no competition. Haven't really stood out off point wise - So raises the question where has everyone gone? Don't stand out as anything special, with a large chunk of their alliance outside the quadrant.
Really with the quadrant to themselves should be able to get a good haul, however more likely most artefacts will be taken by other quads and random none allied players... Which will probably sent over to VoC.
Overall - Would Expect Brex-It & HL To leave the day itself with the most artefacts, However most likely VoC/KoC will end up with the majority by in the following couple of days, whether that be by stealing or 'stealing'
Any one missed? Anything people disagree with or want to add? What artifacts are we all wanting?
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