I thought I would post something positive re the changes to AW.
Our alliance mostly started & is a training alliance for a larger group of 4 or 5 alliances with a semi level of co-operation , mostly if over matched on titans etc. 50% of its members chose to stay rather than shuffle up to stronger groups .
As a result we have 1/2 around the 3000+ & levels 30+ , the remainder tend to be new players of 15-30 level.
on the Original release of AW we averaged about 45% wins & were content to grow with the game. Then came the tinkering of coding which for us became a disaster . Massively out matched on ALL of the wars as the changes carried on. A week before the most recent changes while ranked about 5500 we managed to be matched up with #3 Crystal Palace & lost by a generous 4000 points .
So where’s the praise you ask . Well since the introduction of a ladder pairing all of our alliance have lifted in attitude to AW . Previous disaster mentality has been replaced with optimism . We know we will meet teams better than us . We know we will win some also … previously our nearest match was 15k points above us.
Since the change we have lost one , won 2 comfortably & one seemed touch & go until the last hour and finished with a win for us.
I am aware many will not have been so fortunate as us. Win streaks have come crashing for some & losing streaks remain for others , what has changed for us in particular is the belief that a ladder system will eventually Ballance out for most if not all . So to those still being clobbered , give it 10+ wars to self sort.
Dev’s & coders , thankyou for restoring faith in this part of the game.
dear game coders , I don’t have enough mines … 4 simply is not enough