Mercs in AW

Hi

We have seen this quite often in our allience wars. There are quite high level players that have recently joined the allience we are facing, most often one day ago, that right after the war leaves the allience.

I have searched around the forum and have come to the conclusion that this should not affect the matching since it is based on the players when the matching starts. The top 4 players in this case was above 4100 in power and the most powerful 4400+. The two strongest in our allience is 4200+, the rest is 3500+ and below.

What I cant understand is why people want to do this since, from what I can see, are only drawbacks for the people doing this. Less loot due to lower war partcitipation level etc. The other people in the allience however gain alot since it might be a higher chance for winning, potentially. I have only seen this when facing russian alliances.

Worth noting that just because they Merc doesn’t mean they have lower war participation.

War participation stays until you participate in a different alliances war.

What they might be doing is one of:

  1. Titan mercing but doing wars at home
  2. Doing the war shuffle

Titan mercing with a home alliance is pretty common. Essentially between wars the members go out and Merc titans… Essentially flags for hire. Then when wars roll around they come back ‘home’ for matchmaking & wars before going back out to Merc again afterwards :slight_smile:

For the war shuffle there are other articles worth reading:

There are a lot of other threads about “Mercs and wars” but I think you’ve found a couple of them:

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Please add further discussion to the threads linked by @Guvnor :+1:

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