S8.com: Living Dangerously

Obor from Ap.PTT came achingly close to ending the Server 8 endgame, as his World Wonder reached level 99 yesterday.

With only hours to go before the game was won, a single army from Silent But Deadly marched in and knocked the World Wonder back a  few levels, down to level 97. It has since rebuilt back to level 98. Here are the current standings:

WW Standings Oct 27

And here’s the battle report from the attack that stalled Obor, from Sammi of the alliance Hype, who is ranked as #54 both for attacking and population.

Obor WW att1

I’ve heard they might have been another attack that hit earlier to damage the walls, but I don’t have a report for that.

So where do we stand now? Well, with the walls damaged and the Lv.99 Natars on their way, the defense at Obor’s Wonder is about to get rocked. They have to face the Lv.98 Natars on top of that, for the second time in as many days. If this World Wonder is ever going to be brought down, now is the time to do it.

Is it odd that only one hammer was sent by SBD to do the job? What would have happened if it had come up short? It would have been too late to save the game (See this post about the recent Speed.com server for an example of a last-minute attack coming up short). Even if they have accurate scouting reports, the defense can change from the time a Wonder is scouted and before the attack hits.

Ap.PTT’s opponents are either on their last legs, or they’re living dangerously. But if they are on their last legs, they’re not letting it on and they’re not giving any signs of throwing in the towel.  They want to win. So I’m inclined to think they know what they’re doing and the risks they’re taking. Maybe they think they can’t afford to waste an army at this point. Or perhaps they want to take advantage of the high-level Natar attacks to weaken the Ap.PTT defense. Maybe they’re just so good that they can afford to take risks that would make me very nervous if I was in their place.

There have been World Wonders brought down from Lv.99 before, even once before on this server! (I was busy at the time, that’s why I missed it). But it’s a risky place to let your opponent get to.

It’s almost a polar opposite from when Ap.PTT attacked SBD’s World Wonder with 39 endgame armies, as instead a solitary force is relied upon to do the job. Sammi was up to the task this time, but there’s no room for error if the enemies of Ap.PTT want to stave off a victory again. If this is all part of a plan, it’s sure to be a grand one, so stay tuned because something big is going to happen soon on this server, one way or another.

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One Response

  1. You called it on this one! They didnt realise obor had overbuilt capacity on their last attack. We were up and running 2 days ahead of what they thought!! Had 100 in the queue before they could react. Was a dangerous level to leave him at right enough.

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