- Mar 14, 2012
Jfoytek's Weekly Power Rankings Week 2
This Week we saw the Unholy Alliance transform into the "Incompetent Alliance"
10) Last Week: Fido
This Week: Trin Tragula (Previously 3rd) Fell 7 Places
Three French stack wipes in lands that the French had no business being in! There is teaming up and there is being lead into a very dumb position at the Urging of a Bratyn.
I don't fault Bratyn for wanting help against a very powerful neighbor but when the help comes from England / Spain / France?!? One must say wtf.... Mind your own business you have no business getting involved in an affair on the other side of the world when Burgundy still exists!!! Trin with Johan having a Meneth substitute it was on your shoulders to keep your alliance from doing something Rash, Pointless, with Zero benefit for your alliance, and you failed.....
9) Last Week: Guiseppe Garibaldi
This Week: Sidestep (Previously Unranked) Moved up 2 Places
Sidestep honored his alliance and fought the good fight even taking out a stack of Polish troops. He certainly wasn't the powerhouse of today's wars but he earned some loyalty points with the KJohan, and still seems to be keeping good relations with StarNan. While he hasn't earned much land yet he is playing the long game and I believe its going to pay him dividend's down the road.
8) Last Week: Rageair
This Week: Katz (Previously 7th) Fell 1 Place
Spain managed to follow France across the world for what reason?!? Then again I didn't actually see Spain's troops die, I am sure they managed to be nearby enough to look the part.
Katz seem's to be up to his old tricks with his troops always 1 province behind the front line never actually going into the fight. But seriously Spain and France what did your foray into foreign lands prove? You lack organization? You look stronger then you actually are? Did you really show superiority or was it your plan all along, to make your alliance look like plush teddy bears that pose no threat?!?
7) Last Week: Katz
This Week: Rageair (Previously 8th) Moved up 1 Place
How does one end the Session while losing a war and yet still climb the rankings??? Because Rageair completely outnumbered against the "Incompetent Alliance" was still bringing the fight and winning battles! He should have been steam rolled, how does Morocco stand up against Spain, France, England, Portugal, Holland for that long? Because Rageair has proven he deserves to be number 7 in this list, bye putting on a strong performance against overwhelming odds!
6) Last Week: ForzaA
This Week: Guiseppe Garibaldi (Previously 9th) Moved up 3 Places
The Pope proved today that he is indeed a pope! As Crazy Christian Nations marched off to war against the Byzantines who lay claim to Rome, France, Spain, England and many others tried to sack Constantinople, and the pope did not even have to commit a single troop. Austrians handed him land in exchange for declarations of excommunication. Yes this pope has learned how to watch all the other Christian nations do stuff that benefit him while he does nothing.
5)Last Week: Johan
This Week: Johan/Meneth (Previously 5th) No Change
Johan was not hear to effect the outcome of the crazy things that transpired while he was away so I cannot in good conscience punish him for the mistakes of his ally's.
4) Last Week: Bratyn -
This Week: ForzaA (Previously 6th) Moved up 2 Places
Sometimes inaction is the best action. ForzaA has made a good strong ally, who is not his neighbor and he will likely not ever have Victory Cards on. Infact his ally makes sense as they will likely be able to feast together on the same foe's in the future. Today he did not join the war, and not joining the war was the smart move. The war made no sense it was made up of a large disorganized hug box that had no real reason to be where they were. And ForzaA would have only been an easy target for this Hug box to get easy score on.
3) Last Week: Trin Tragula
This Week: Bratyn (Previously 4rth) Moved up 1 Place
Diplomacy is a major part of this game, and Bratyn proved today he can pull strings to get players to do ludicrous things on his behalf that don't benefit them in the slightest.
This ability makes him a constant danger in a Multiplayer game, even if he is playing a Nation that lacks power and is a relative non factor. While the coalition war he was the mastermind behind failed epicly, it could have only helped him, he was really the only person that coalition war really benefited and he managed to get players on the other side of the map to come to his aid.
2)Last Week: StarNan
This Week: StarNan (Previously 2nd) No Change
Curse StarNan for his brutality in jumping Fido as soon as he got into the game. Feels bad for Fido, StarNan played well today he expanded, he didn't get drawn into any of the foolish tom foolery and kept to his plan. He still seems to have the newer players around him playing to his fiddle. And so far there is obviously no one deserving in game to threaten his place in the Number two spot.
1)Last Week: K Johan
This Week: K Johan (Previously 1rst) No Change
K Johan took sub par Byzantine troops?!? And still fought the unholy alliance plus others and came out smelling like a rose?!? Yes a show superiority war may not have been the smartest call on the coalitions part, but K Johan did much to quell some of the questions that many of us have about his ability to play multiplayer. Then again much of his victory had to do with the utter incompetence of his enemy, there was no coordination at all. However there was certainly no mistakes on his part that would warrant his removal from the number 1 spot in this list. Either he needs to mess up or someone else needs to step up to the plate and prove they deserve this spot in the list. But for now it seems like K Johan is cementing this position in the power rankings.
***We saw alot of changes this week, with an ill adviced coalition war making the Unholy alliance look like the "Incompetent Alliance" I wonder how much will these Power Rankings change come next Tuesday?!? Watch this thread to find out.***
Few things. First they aren't subpar. Kaiser Johan kept ottoman ideas. Purple Phoenix gave him better generals and probably better army tradition and orthodox gives him discipline for essentially free.
France and Castille and England joined that war because Hungary is allied to the ottomans, Starnan is quiet and Mamluks and QQ together got their teeth kicked in. If Hungary and Austria just let the ottomans unite the middle East unopposed the game is already over. Hence why they are there.