Howdy folks and welcome to another edition of my PvC. Its been a weird round so far, and we are only 2 days in. WE have a known multi in one family, phantom empires, people getting moved around families, and who knows what the next few days will bring.
Before I start though I wanted to take a few moments and give some of my own thoughts on the game as it stands. This is not an attack on Pie, or what he is doing, just some observations.
I Am coming up on my 2 year anniversary with IC, I have made a few “enemies” but also made a lot of friends in the game. People that I chat with outside the game. This I think is one of the biggest draws of IC, the community. Even the bad parts of it. It is still a place to interact with folks from all over the world. Not every game can provide that.
The community is also a big issue at the same time, you have people getting “revenge” for things that happened 1.5 and even 15 years ago. And it just pushes the cycle again. And now that we are down to 36 players in the “main galaxy” its just a community that keeps feeding on itself as it get smaller and smaller.
When I started there was usually 75 to 80 players in the main galaxy, even getting up to over 100 for a round or two, now we barely made 36. I went through my discord PMs of people that I have talked since I started, and around 45 people are no longer playing. That’s in 2 years.
No I don’t have a fix to this, and no its not Pie’s fault as I truly think he is trying to fix things. Just some observations that I have seen in my 2 years.
So now on to the PvC
- 7247- Dota 2 Heroes
This family currently has a 4 planet lead and about a 5k nw lead which is about right, they have gotten off to a good start so far. Being lead by The Dr, they also have Axel, zanharim, daylight, dronze and cxris. Solid lineup of good players, but I wonder if there is a true leader or true econ person in the bunch. They also have cxris who will screw up majorly at some point to set them back. I think when it comes to it, someone will out save or outmaneuver them in a war and they will start falling.
Prediction- Contenders for top 3
- 7246- Cloudy Skies
Can Kingray finally do it? Can he finally be the king? Or will he fall behind again. He probably has his best line up yet with Luker, hala, ordos, pickle and spike. If spike and pickle are active then they have a decent chance. They are off to s very good start, currently they have the second best planet/nw ratio in the galaxy, and are over 100nw per planet better than 7247. I think Kingray falls short once again.
Prediction- Contenders for second.
- 7248- No Chaos No Drama
This fam has been through a lot, they lost one of their players to another family, and are dealing with a multi, as well as having their drafts have pop and food issues, but despite that they are a strong 3rd currently. With The other Doctor leading, they also have a solid line up of Orbit, TBO, Scouty, and Schniepel. Will orbits actions of last round come to bite him? Can TBO OH the whole galaxy? Will they get a good random/draft when they kill their multi?
Prediction- Contenders for top 3
- 7245- Choctaw Hogs
And now we come to my family. And there are some nice folks here, but how in the hell are we not in dead last. Lineup consists of Myself, Manos, Dzordz, exceed, Funeral, and Machiavelli. Mach is going SS as normal, Manos, Dzordz and funeral are all recent returning vets. We are trying to set the ship straightened, but it may be to little to late. Our real test will come in a war scenario, so we will see how things go.
Prediciton- Nice guys finish last
- 7244 Crapper
What an awesome line up here. Nightwish, Retorica, Soul, Thirdrock, Cells, and Flip. They are currently last in planets, but have the highest nw/planet by far. They may look to have a slow start, but looks can be deceiving. Nightwish probably has the best income in the galaxy atm, and is a beast when he wants to be. If Cells and Flip are attacking they will have one of the better attacking groups out there. And this is no offense to anyone in the family, but activity across the round may be their biggest issue.
Prediction- Contenders for the win
- 7243 B4D4ZZ T3RM1N4TORS
First off, they lose points for making me type that name. Secondly, its another swagga fam……currently with the worst NW/planet ratio, and by worst I mean 300nw/planet behind the next closest. Daffy, stealth, darkhelmet, rivan and bluegizmo round out this group. Look we all know whats going to happen. Swagga will start some early expo war, LOSE, talk about how great he was, and his family will sit in the bottom 3 the rest of the round.
For end of round here is where I think standings will be