Let me tell you what our current conquest is about. Genie and Master, a level 64 team is in top tier. We are matched against teams lower level, but with more members, since our team at the moment is suffering the situation that more members become inactive and we aren’t able to find replacements. At the moment we have 38 active members.
We are way stronger than any opponent on our map, still we are third. Reason is our own problem, not having enough members to donate stone. Even without being into problem once, we are 70 out of 80 on top tier ranking, meaning we will demote. We might be fortunate if we make it to tent boost, due to stone resource problems, even while we own a mine.
Is that fair? Yes it is! We simply don’t belong there, we even not belong there if we had every spot filled up. We came that high by being way stronger than other teams on the map due to matchmaker working in our favor. During the first conquests we only managed to survive in tier 3(!) by peace treaties. We really wouldn’t stand a chance to be honest.
My team realizes we don’t belong in top tier, even tier 2 is not our tier, that’s being realistic. Matchmaker now is just favoring us and many other low teams, that’s a fact.
Simple, in top tier very strong teams should reside, not teams like us. Sure, it’s great to win those huge rewards, but honestly matchmaker should prevent us to get in top tier. We should have a very hard time in top 2 tiers, that would be fair.
Matchmaker should pick randomly opponents per tier, not holding reckon with alliance level at all. You want to take a shot at a tier where you don’t belong? Then accept that you are outgunned on conquest. You must not only think on your own team. When you are on a map with very strong teams, either those teams should be on higher tiers (most likely they promote) or you should be on a lower tier.