I wanted to make a proposal (I sent this to SGG already, but wanted to get public feedback) concerning AW revive timers.
In the mid-tier and lower alliances, there were lots of reports in the previous wars that teams were only targeting the weakest teams over and over, which doesn’t make for a good war. So the timers were increased to the 6, 8, 10 hour times.
Now at the top end, this has led to the situation where both sides wipe the other relatively easy and HAS to wait for revival to use flags. Currently 7DD is matched vs Aggressive and both alliances were easily wiping each other with flags to spare and sitting around watching and waiting (just like Maul and Obi-wan waiting for the laser barrier to drop).
Now 7DD is mostly US players but also a fair number of EMEA players, where aggressive is primarily Eastern Europe and Russia based (from what I understand, correct me if I’m wrong). Now when teams revived, most of 7dd was awake and we wiped them and even with 8 hour revival, will get to do a third round of full hits (i.e. more points). Whereas most of the Aggressive folks are asleep and even if they wake up 6-7am Russia time, maybe there’s 8.5-9 hours left. Which means if they wipe us a 2nd time, to even get a third round of hits, most of their alliance will need to be on in the final 30-60 minutes.
Now that doesn’t seem fair since AW was supposed to be long enough to make it time-zone agnostic (i.e. start time doesn’t favor one time zone area over another).
So with the goals of:
- being time-zone agnostic so no time zone group has an advantage based on AW start time AND
- dissuading people from only ganging up on the weak defenses over and over
we’d like to propose the following:
- if the entire alliance, all 30 defense teams, are defeated, immediately cut the revive time in half. Or immediately revive all 30 teams.
This will eliminate any potential time zone advantage that’s seemed to creep in with much longer revive times AND clearly if you’ve wiped out all 30 defense teams, you are NOT just preying on the weakest members.
Happy to hear others’ thoughts on this…