Quote from the update notes:
"For the first few days after the final wipe, only Tribes of 10 members will be able to place totems. I may lower this number, based on current tribe sizes after I examine the database.
After a few days, solo players will be able to claim Homesteads."
So I won't get protection from ganking parties, for several days, unless I join a tribe ?
And don't start me elaborating on why I would not EVER join a tribe based on numbers only.
This will only mean I will not be playing during the first days and who knows after...
This is, for sure, not in the game's best interest.
Please, reconsider !
PS: A compromise would be not to let tribes area protection on until homesteads are available, that way all players would receive equal protection.