i dont even care about this topic much… I came to this thread to pick on Aether lolz
but if you really wanna know what I think here some thaughts for ya…
1.any tactics that the game allows you to do should not be called “cheating”
2.Is it fair or not? idk
haven’t really looked at the math
far as I can see loser bonus is in game to make wars more active and compeditive
the teams getting crushed have reason to keep fighting during that war and a shot at placing in the season.
if removed it would be more one sided seasons of a single Alliance or 2 sweeping the map.
if the underdog has no chance to win theres no point in the war at all. at least not from an entertainment standpoint
3.(and perhaps most important to note) War seasons are won and lost by the skill of the Generals NOT by how much or less a team is able to grind. I would have trouble to recall a war lost that wasnt due to this. Most Generals arnt fit to manage a fast food joint let alone let alone lead 58 people onto a field of battle. pick any one of these close wars and look at history. the skull diffrence could have been corrected by general kicking leaks in there D. it aint all about grinding.