That’s a great point. I personally had never farm rares, but I do merc once in a while because the game requires more and more meat. My alliance actually supports mercing and they do it on regular basis. I don’t see anything bad in dropping few flags that would be burn otherwise.
At this point, I don’t understand why one-alliance players has to suffer with reduced loot from their home rare titans? The game is developing fast and we try to keep it up in honest ways that is not forbidden by rules, but the rules getting harsher and harsher.
And again, as it was mentioned in the post, there are some other ways to control farms from rares. I hope developing will hear our voices and reconsider means of cutting loot.