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Feedback Guild Battlegrounds

CrashBoom

Emperor
It is now common that this powerful guilds ask to play "friendly" which means not building traps nor destroying Siege Camps. And the situation on Battlegrounds looks like that the 2 guilds dominate taking sectors from each other so quickly that it is almost impossible to compete with them.
but why do you play friendly when they aren't friendly to your guild ?

best is to delete every siege camp before they take the sectors
because why should you save them their goods ?

if they want 0 attrition fights they should pay for it and not get it for free with getting your camps
 

Kontestator

Farmer
but why do you play friendly when they aren't friendly to your guild ?
I didn't write that I agree to do that. They just ask every guild at the beginning and observe who is strong enough to cooperate. Thats all. Other guilds like us can only observe them exchanging sectors. This is how the map looks like for entire season [pic below]. They just don't allow anyone to leave beach. Alliances are not the problem at all, because they have profit. The problem lies in matching guilds and league system, because situation like this occurs every two seasons. It is too easy to advance to the point where you can't compete at all. It is obvious to me that my guild shouldn't reach max MMR now, because we are too weak. But we do it with ease and thats the problem. The sytem now favours the best guilds on server, because they are not forced to compete with each other but they are exploiting FPs farming possibility at the cost of weaker guilds. This is possible only because there is too many guilds with maximum MMR.
And always will be in the future.
I hope some changes will be made to provide better entertainment. Now I become disappointed with GBG.
 

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bones42024

Farmer
I didn't write that I agree to do that. They just ask every guild at the beginning and observe who is strong enough to cooperate. Thats all. Other guilds like us can only observe them exchanging sectors. This is how the map looks like for entire season [pic below]. They just don't allow anyone to leave beach. Alliances are not the problem at all, because they have profit. The problem lies in matching guilds and league system, because situation like this occurs every two seasons. It is too easy to advance to the point where you can't compete at all. It is obvious to me that my guild shouldn't reach max MMR now, because we are too weak. But we do it with ease and thats the problem. The sytem now favours the best guilds on server, because they are not forced to compete with each other but they are exploiting FPs farming possibility at the cost of weaker guilds. This is possible only because there is too many guilds with maximum MMR.

I hope some changes will be made to provide better entertainment. Now I become disappointed with GBG.
I recommend that when on maps without the top guilds, try to create a similar environment where you and one or two other guilds control the map. Enjoy the rewards and hopefully get more buy in and maximum participation. You may be able to add some fighters that want in on what you are doing to help give you more fire power in the top league. When fighting on maps like the one pictured teamwork to try to set yourself up with at least a few sectors that you can work to avoid getting demoted to platinum league and get your guild members as many fights as possible. Make sure when you target a sector you have enough on, don't take sectors that you can hold for timer advantages until you have to in order to attack unlocked sectors or you are forced to in order not to lose it. I play in some guilds that exploit the map for fp farming and it's quite fun, and I know the pain of watching other guilds do it and not being able to do much. Just try to take advantage of your opportunities and strengthen your guild both in numbers and by dedicating to increasing attack bonuses
 

zlobnyj bot

Squire
I noticed problem with Guild Battlegrounds and which is pretty complex since it is not purely technical issue. I play in a second tier guild, meaning that we easily advance to diamond league, but there we usually can't leave beach because of 2, rarely 3 powerful guilds. It is now common that this powerful guilds ask to play "friendly" which means not building traps nor destroying Siege Camps. And the situation on Battlegrounds looks like that the 2 guilds dominate taking sectors from each other so quickly that it is almost impossible to compete with them. It is not the problem itself, because they are strong and they can do whatever they want. But the purpose of the 2 guilds is not to compete with each other but synchronize taking sectors just to maximize Forge Pionts output with minimum diamond and resources investment. Sadly Guild Battlegrounds became Forge Points making machine, not a place for competition as I believed it was intended to be.
This is possible because of several reasons:
- you can earn a lot FPs (1k or even more daile if you have time) just with Alcatraz, Zeus, Catedral and Castel,
- prizes for winning season are worthless in comparison to available FPs output. It is better to cooperate with other guild than trying to be the best,
- it is too easy to advance from Platinum to Diamond League. Just 1-2 wins after falling to Platinum and you compete again with the best guilds on server which potential is overwhelming.

I play on polish server where I spend a lot of time on the Battlegrounds since its launch and I see that things are going wrong way. At the begining it worked nice, but recently it looks like this: one "rich" season where we easily beat every guild in Platinum and gain a lot of loot. And then we have 2 weeks of holidays, because we can only watch 2 powerful guilds farming FPs. Then we can play again which usually means that we dominate ruining fun to others.

Finally I think there are several solutions. For example working with rewards, so that winning would be profitable and the prize would be worth effort. Another example is to decrease MMR points gained or lost during single season so competing guilds matching would be more balanced. Or even maybe the MMR should be biased so that only 3 guilds get positive MMR. Reaching the top should be rather difficult like in other games like LoL. Maybe adding additional League with even higher FP output would be better, but with only one guild getting positive MMR once in it. Just to create thing worth fighting for. Now fighting for the first place is just waste of resources.
maybe just demolishing buildings with a 100% chance?
 

OgiDogi

Farmer
Just a suggestion for GBG stats:

If possible to add a column in the "Member Activity" with level of attrition next to negotiations and fights.