Plarium Just killed small clan combat by raising the requirement for Holmgang to 3T influence
Two weeks ago, the bar was raised to 1T for clan participation to Holmgang. Now it's 3T. Plarium hates small clans.
Firstly, consider that the new levels require tons of soul shards. If you want to grow at an acceptable pace, SH Siege is no longer enough. Holmgang offers far more soul shards than Siege and you need them. There is no argument possible here.
Now let's see why people like me prefer small clan combat :
- Small clan combat is much more about strategy. I played in both types of clans and this is plain obvious, which made me chose for small clans. It's just so much more fun.
- Another factor is less chance of mistakes by small players. We all once were small and we all made mistakes like dropping shields, attacking stronger players or yielding without domain guards. Less players automatically reduces the chance or such mistakes.
- Then there is the leniency of planning. If you need 7 or more players to succesfully do SH siege or only 4, that makes a big difference. Surely the Tower of Odin won't be lvl 4, but that's not important. Strategy and fun are more important than being the strongest. That is of course if you don't get lagging behind because you don't or cant join important events.
Now unless you are a small group of very strong players, to get 3T influence in players together will involve 10 players or more. You may consider that small but I don't. 6 Players of 100b influence and up is my maximum for considering small clan combat. Call it tiny if you will, but that is how I like it. More players reduce the fun for me : the game starts to resemble to a crap shoot of killing whatever comes in your way and raising knowledge and building levels blindly because you don't know what others can or will do. That's definitely not strategy..
Surely I struggle with a personal issue being 'living in the wrong time zone'. Since I am not russian nor can I understand any, there is not many other players in time zones near SE Asia. European or American clans will mostly plan their Siege or Holmgang at times when I sleep. That means it's not obvious for me to simply join any clan, be it large or small. Given these circumstances I have created a small clan of my own and have been playing siege and Holmgang succesfully. So that ends now.
My options are very few. I surely won't join a large clan. It's boring. I definitely will stop playing some of my accounts. Fortunately I didn't buy stuff for them recently so no loss there. For my main account I will look around where I can join both SH Siege and Holmgang. If that doesn't work out I will quit the game. It is pointless tho play a game without being able to participate in the events that offer the most growth potential.