I think a lot will be decided by the fact how time consuming the new conquest will turn out to be and how alliance gold absorbing buildings and cetera will be. also it will depend on the rewards. When during a war, gold is comparable low like during war season (50k- gold), then it would force a lot of players to quit.
Yes, the game was boring before 4.0 plus rebalancing, so having to upgrade towers and obstacles I can live with. At least it will force me to start raiding during recess. Having said it, the so called balancing has some deep impact on my favorite combo and it’s not only mine. Ceres, hammerstrike, bladestorm, wolf, ogre are just a few to mention that are ‘rebalanced’ with negative impact. 5 out of 7 are affected, wow.
It only shows that flare gives us untested versions and has no clue how to properly test new introduced pals and other stuff. Who else came up with original idea of 20/21 morale in the first place and all those other statistics for Ceres? Or was this intended, let players do huge investments and then suddenly make it much weaker. I hope this is not the case.
I can live with nerf of one of my favorite items, but 5 out of 7 at once? Most players aren’t residing in a team that can have all boosts active and definitely majority can’t keep up pro boosts. so what combos they must start to use? Or should they now focus on raiding lower hero levels and take the fun away from those players.
I am blessed that my team still has dracomancer and that we can turn off animation. So I still have an alternative. If the main purpose of reducing morale was to make it no longer possible to copy conquest boosted vikings, then it would have been enough to add a condition that such a viking can’t be copied by Ceres.
So far I have been able to beat bases and get gold for upgrading a building, but a lot of my members already said they now can melt their gold gear. It’s almost undoable to beat bases that have some gold with it. They better raid with full combat gear, otherwise the percentage of losses is too high or they need to spend a lot of extra time (plus face a lot of frustration losing raid after raid) to get enough gold.
Oh wait, should the members that still can get gold, raid for them, open their bases and leave temporary the team to share gold? That sounds absurd and it is, make sure that players can get descent gold to be able to do upgrades.
I will wait for the outcome of the conquest. If it’s very time demanding, for me the time has come to retire.