Fair competition idea
I have an idea that may help keep players interested during Jotunheim and Asgard. The idea is simple, and it allows Jarls to showcase their Knowledge rather than their troop numbers and it goes a little something like this.
1. In Asgard and Jotunheim allow all players to designate a set number of troops that can die in battle while keeping the remaining balance safe while engaging in Town Vs. Town battles. It would be great also if the Plarium bank would bring back "Troop Packs" prior to Asgard and Jotunheim to help people prepare for battle. The feature i mentioned could be activated when the Shield is not used. This will allow EVERYONE to enjoy a more reasonable chance to earn shards and have victories when battling Town Vs. Town. Even against the biggest players!
2. Limit the set number of troops to correspond with town levels. For example (hypothetically), starting at level 35, you are going to be allowed to have 6 billion total troops selected to die in battle, for level 36 5 billion, 37 4 billion, 38 3 billion, 39 2 billion and level 40 1 billion. (Something like that) it would work just like the pre-set marches we currently have, except your pre-sets would indicate which troops were fighting when you are being attacked. Remember these numbers are HYPOTHETICAL . Im not calling the shots here!..just suggesting!
3. Limit the number of Onslaughts to 2 at a time in Town Vs Town battles, this will help keep big clans from sending 4 to 12 Onslaughts all at once which would certainly result in a win. Remember too, you do not have to unshield, therefore it is an option, not mandatory. In areas where you cannot shield, this is the price you must pay. If you dont like being hit, move out of the Rock Forest, move away from Pioneer 9 and move from your spot in Asgard.
The suggestions above are similar to the Resource yielding spots that we already have, yes...but there are no resource yielding spots in Asgard or Jotunheim. This feature would allow for smaller clans to gauge their knowledge and enjoy more success against the larger clans and players, earn more shards, level the playing field when it comes to wins and prove to all that Knowledge is where the real power is, not Billions of troops that are impossible to kill which leads to people not even trying!!
Everyone would be engaged and having fun again, strategy or no strategy! lets face it...in Jotunheim and Asgard the fun is in the fight!
FYI...I am a "big player" and someone that really enjoys playing the game and risking Onslaught after Onslaught in order to earn shards. I just dont think there is an equitable way to ensure the smaller clans and players get a fair shake at shards, and inevitably, this is what is harming the game, its lack of excitement and fear of losing everything. My suggention will solve these issues by allowing players to be more care free and therefore more actively fighting which is more fun!
I challenge the developers at Plarium to look outside the box when it comes to keeping the smaller players engaged. Be mindful of disconnecting from the client base that fuels the future.
Please consider what I have written and thank you for your time and also for doing a great job for 7 years!
Thank you for your time