So, a few days after the update Vanguard Alliance is at level 79. It will be 80 soon, as their leader said.
In my opinon, there is no better way to prove how insane these ten additional levels are for the game.
If VL wanted to make a statement they are the richest alliance, then: Well done, mission accomplished: You are indeed the richest! (But only that)
All other big groups will need months or years to achieve max Alliance-Level. Not even mentioning the smaller ones who do not have a chance of achieving a boost for Viking and Basilisk towers in a foreseeable future. Why not introduce those boosts, maybe a not so high one to lower alliance levels? It might prevent a bit of boost-jumping too.
We have already heard demands by VL players to add additional beast levels. I understand, at the moment the situation is unsatisfying for them. They collect more pals and can not spend them as they reached maximum beast level already. Which other groups didn’t. So lets say more beast levels were introduced… What happens? Right! They will be maximized again in an instant. This is no answer and will only add additional strength to their groups.
Where is this leading to? Even stronger bases for VL and similar groups. Which apparently is their only mission, as it seems to me from other discussions here. The game used to be somehow balanced. There was a fair chance to beat Top Groups’ players from smaller alliances. But the gap and the advantages for FGs “Elite Customers” in those Top Alliances is getting too big.
I realize it is essential to have goals in this game where beating high players is an important one. But right now it seems to be more and more important in which alliance players are, not necessairily what their strength or skill in Defense-building is. This is another bad development for the game.
Also it is not good for their members. They might or might not realize, it is no fun or competition any more. (Although fun has been taken away from them for a long time ago in wars with the huge gap in Fiefdoms)
So, Top-Alliances as VL need to be reachable, not made stronger. Nerv them! And don’t give them those few additional beast levels while everybody else is behind. The damage with the +10 levels is already done, don’t add more in the Future. EVER!
I don’t blame VL for using the game like it is and like it can be used whith excessfully spending money or preparing in time for updates. But the more important it is that Flaregames will be at least a bit wise in how the game will look in the future.
I know by critizising anything which takes away power from Top-groups will make me a target and get me and my alliance ranted at, called weak, sick, crybaby, jealous and so on. As Cromka already tried to do on Discord this morning. Nothing new there. Will not care about that and will not answer to it. Please try to keep discussions on topic and don’t make it personal.