Here are some compromise solutions to the problems we’ve been seeing lately:
Scream nerf issue: Change from 4 seconds to 3 seconds minimum no-scream time, except that over 100% scream boost chips away at time further, but only marginally.
War Season Issues:
Skull count limit: Make lvl 100 new skull count limit; add king level differential (straight subtraction, so 104-95 = 9) to apply to skull count if raiding king is lower level than defending king. It’s less severe of a skull count than old system, but allows for some incentive to attack higher level kings.
Loser Bonus: replace it with “Loser Points”. Loser Points are based on the skulls gained like current system (more skulls the better), but are accumulated over LONGER periods of time to cash in for war champion, war shield, or extra fights in war. Loser Skulls can even activate a war boost for a limited time. This way, any alliance can save up their LPs for bigger battles down the road, but each and every War Season doesn’t have the issue of the Loser Bonus. Some alliances have been shut out of Alliance Wars or placed 4th or 5th too often, and have had a difficult time getting any war boosts; this allows for an alternate path to get them or win a war in a surprising fashion.
Grinding: This is a tough one and I need some help on this one. Maybe allow a “Grind Option”, where an alliance gives the option to engage in grinding. The incentive to grinding will be to break a tiebreaker by earning many, many more skulls during a Grind War. But a weaker alliance can opt out of grinding (making it also less appealing to go after easy alliances). Default: Off, can be changed up to 1 hr before each new battle. Adds an element of skill, because an alliance that’s about to be ganged up on can turn on “No Grinding” as a last resort.
COF Skulls: This is also tough, so like Grind Option, give an option to ban COF skulls from team skull count, but still apply to personal skull count. If one alliance doesn’t allow it before being attacked in a war, COF skulls don’t count in head-to-head competition. Default: Off.
I’m sure there are many issues with each of the above solutions, so chime in! Just BE CONSTRUCTIVE so Flare hears us out, and doesn’t just see us bickering!