Welcome again ladies and gentlemen to the most shadowy of online corners that is otherwise known as the W27 Blog. Regulars to this harlot-strewn tavern of news will know the story by now. For everyone else, picture the scene: A single tribe stands on the cusp of world domination, held off only by a handful of stubborn souls and the indifference of InnoGames. All eyes point towards the North East where the last remaining enemies make their stands, faced with wave upon wave of Shadow troops.
Just in case you can’t picture that, here’s a map:
We kick off this this week with the news of the impending closure of W7 to add to the list, and this author finds himself yet again embittered. Am I here to rant? No, no I’m not; then again I’m not paid to make jokes, but that’s all part and parcel of the service. Come to think of it, am I even paid?
Where was I? Oh yes, W27 rumbles on into the horizon without any sign of stopping, even if we lose a few disillusioned folks each week. Shadow of course remains the lumbering behemoth that it has been for some time and the scattered rainbow of enemies proves about as much of an obstacle as a pack of Skittles. Still, Shadow’s tenuous mix of aggression and apathy will no prolong this charade and provide me with newsworthy fodder for the foreseeable future.
When a tribe with 9 villages makes it into the top 15, you know that someone is distinctly askew with the state of affairs. In face, when *TKP* start climbing up the rankings, there’s probably a butterfly that has flapped its wings once too often. Does it all mean that we’ll be home by Christmas and that I shall spend Boxing Day wallowing in my own decadence rather than ranting about attack breaks? That remains to be seen, as does the possibility of a podium finish.
Anyway, we must make tracks to the nitty-gritty of the stats, though I sense you don’t have to be psychic to tease out the theme of this week:
Shadow vs. SBM
Side 1: 49
Side 2: 0
Shadow vs. Dawn
Side 1: 15
Side 2: 1
Shadow vs. SKULL
Side 1: 83
Side 2: 0
So as we can see, it’s the same story with Shadow’s domination. However, the grim failures of their opponents should not cover a distinctly average week from Shadow. Their total of 330 is far from those of previous weeks, and whilst it may sate their wars, it brings little to convince.
SBM, as the main opponents of Shadow, fail to live up to that title once again. Their disappointing effort makes clear yet again the state of the world, and it is only a shame that with such a low total, this farce will have to continue.
Dawn, having moved into third, manage to make the best of things following last week’s mauling. The conquer against Shadow might not bring it down, but 15-1 is the best any tribe has managed for some time. Activity remains mixed however, and if any of the largest members were to come under attack, we could see that scoreline rise once again.
SKULL take the ignoble mantle of whipping boy this week. Whether their villages are more attractive, or more available, I cannot say, but they have been disproportionately conquered in recent times. 83 villages constitutes a massive proportion of the tribe and one wonders how they will endure much longer.
Overall, despite a poor total, Shadow powers through. Certainly the player count decreases each week and its continent dominance moves into unprecedented levels. It will be interesting to see how their conquers pan out, whether this is a sign of things to come, or the calm before the storm.
In Other News…
- The endgame sequence is announced on W7
- The Shadow top 40 reaches 200,000,000 points
- gerick 6 makes it to 1,000 villages
Ennoble Winner: Shadow (+330)
Ennoble Loser: SKULL (-84)
Ennoble Winner: lord trader (+33)
Ennoble Loser: nckhileman/Joe the Elder (-27)
Top Ten Tribes
Top Ten Players
I think that wraps up this week’s foray into the depths of W27. Thank you all for joining me and the best of weeks to you all.