Tarnished Coast is returning to tier 2 earlier than expected. A big part of this is thanks to the efforts of many individual players who showed up to see how they could make a difference (and it didn't hurt that people could get some mapping done while WvW was a sea of green).
This next match up figures to be much more competitive and shall consist of:
Kaineng (Green) / Fort Aspenwood (Blue) / Tarnished Coast (Red)
The interesting thing here is that there is no clear favorite: All three servers are quite close in rating. All have strengths but also some clear weaknesses. Without the presence of a 'super-server' like Blackgate or SoR, this tier is open for anyone to win. Once again, we will rely heavily upon the contribution of the individual. Tarnished Coast is unique in WvW because we do care about our community and we utilize that as a strength.
Some people laugh because they say we do not come across as being serious enough about PvP. I say let them laugh while we kick their butts to the curb and party inside their keeps.
See you all on the battlefield.