I was in an alliance where members would merc / visit / help newbies kill baby titans on our pass titans during the period between wars.
I do understand that months ago – without the current timers for reduced titan loot and filling a titan chest, mercing was a bit of an exploit, and mercs could get way more loot / ascension items than players who stayed in one alliance.
And having done it a bit under the current rules, I find that if I time things “just right”, I can possibly get loot as if I stayed in my alliance and didn’t pass on a titan…but more often than not, my resulting titan loot is what I would get from an escaped titan, sometimes less than that!
I see no benefit to anybody having a 24 hour war prep lockdown, and know a bunch of people who are worse for it. Please shorten it!