The other day I was wondering: what is the Tournament Finals after all? Someone says they are frightfully dull and boring, others consider it full of actions and absolutely wonderful.
Those opposite opinions are exactly the essence of the Finals. I had that thought while studying the North-East alliances on the map. Alliances such as NewOrder from Germany, which was highly active in the qualification rounds and ranked number 1 on the top lists almost every week, decided to go for a calmer area in the Finals. Same goes for CS and TFD that played on the Turkey qualification round, a server known to crave a lot of the alliances fighting against the Turkey host.
On the contrary, alliances that played in the Qualifications rounds only with the goal of getting a ticket have a lot of energy. They settle on the border, they attack their enemies with fury and produce a lot of interesting reports.
In the end, the Tournament Finals is what you make of it. You either stand back, build your villages, produce troops for the endgame and be quiet until the last weeks or you go with your ally to the hot zones, have a lot of fun and some sleepless nights too.
If you want to know more about the NorthEast quadrant, check my Corner for maps and interviews!
There are also a lot of reports from the war happening on the NorthWest/SouthWest border. Amazing reports… and funny ones too – as the guy that conquered an oasis with phalanxes. Enjoy!