These new changes are a BIG mistake. tribes now requiring 10 people again? droping down to lower systems if someone leaves and having to reform to get the land back when getting a member back? Crowding around homesteads? smaller homesteads.
All steps in the wrong direction. Squeezing the players into smaller and smaller areas will just squeeze us out to another game. This is a major problem in wurm now, trying to pack too many players into too small of an area and making a mess. The person who pointed me to this game is already talking of going for a refund and I'm thinking of doing the same.
Just about every beta I've been in, the devs do the stupidest things right before release, cutting corners, removing features, dumbing down, basiclly ruining what made the game good.