Just received the matchup. As such we see the other alliance with a Merc for 2 days in alliance. Maybe for the titan. I hope. But no matter. I want to make sure it is abundantly clear why a Merc is used in war:
If you have a single Merc with level 70 player stats and full tilt 5* plus leveled troops against a younger group. The score still comes in…but this SINgLE team has just created an imbalance in the fight as it is impossible to get the wipe reset feature in war against that team but that team can still wipe the other. It’s like an immovable object of war. Even if the Merc never fires a shot and just goes Ex-Member…the damage is done.
I will know in 24 hours what happened here, but very disappointed as a prior game designer that such a simple exploit is possible in what is probably the best part of this game. Excellent game and I hope to be proven incorrect and somehow SG prohibits this behavior.