I first started seeing this push towards more and more people converting to hansel/ps1 when abyss lands were released because of the plunder spies can make over attack builds. With the release of these latest lands it is getting wildly out of control. Spy builds (while a crucial part of the game and I respect anyone who chooses this route for gameplay preferences) are drawing a clear growth advantage over attack builds and are rendering tank growth (comparatively speaking because of towers lack of plunder) non-existent. If you haven't noticed all the new lb spy builds, check out the ASW clans. At least 7 of the top 10 members in every clan are heavy hansel if not completely ps/ps1. Many times in the last year have I thought about converting just to keep pace, but I love my tank build and find it is my favorite way to indi war. Slowly the choice for me is becoming clear: convert or quit. A tradgedy of sorts, because I simply cant keep up with my spy peers unless I crux, xtal, hte every day. While many will argue spy builds are better, I don't think anyone would argue it is foolish not to have a balance in this game...and maybe it is still fairly balanced, but it won't be for much longer. Devs need to take a hard look at this and in a hurry imo. I am interested in reading all comments from both spy and tank vantage points.