So far my problem is that I operate on a strict and limited budget, sufficient to have bought VIP monthly and that’s about it. Now that my citadel is largely completed, I am having difficulties in fitting in with alliances in which there are more that just one or two big spenders. And there are various reasons, the main issue relating to acquiring ascension materials (AMs). 1) difficult to outpower them on titans; 2) miscellaneous events such as seasonal events and colour monster chests are infrequent; 3) Watching videos is almost useless; which leaves us with alliance wars where everyone gets the same chance for AMs. The problem is that it is difficult for alliances that include more than one big spender to get fair war matches as debates in the forum on this topic have shown. And the reason is that while frantically making 10x pulls to get Atlantic or Seasonal summons, they also get a shedload of 5* heroes which they are incapable of levelling, but do not want to use as feed. This --> bloated benches with powerful but less-than-useful 5* heros wallowing with little level-up. And this gives bloated war scores not alligned to attack or defence abilities. Remember a 3.60 3* hero has its specials at 8. A 5* at 2.40 has similar power (war weighting) but normally less that half of the special attack levels. It is infinitely less useful that the 3* with full specials and some talent boosts.
With these P2P spenders it is common to see level 34 players without one fullly levelled 4* (defence) team. I have kept record. When they withdraw from war, the war score drops by an astonishingly disproportionate percentage compared to the average f2p player.
So, finally to my question: Is there a guild whose stronger players are also f2p and who understand the need to fully level some 3* teams, then to go for two fully levelled 4* teams, and then, when their TC 20s should be ready to crank out 5s, head into the big league, levelling up a few key 5s, and winning a minimum of 50+% of their wars?
If not, I would like to start such a guild, probably ideally suited to ALT heroes, which follows prudent play, modest spending, reasonable discipline and participation, and sensible hero progression routines as in this post: