Curious what everyone else thinks about the NML area since recent changes… here is my problem. I feel that lower ranked teams can actually bully the higher ranking teams in the NML… here is why.
Today, my team (Currently Rank #6), was in the Chaos NML working on the poachers for the event. There was another team there, rank #116 and S2, so we set up on an unoccupied garrison to start our event attacks. We had zero intention of attacking the other team at this point and even if we did, the payout would of been 1% - 8% GP only, not worth it at all. This team didn’t cause us any issues though so wasn’t a problem.
Along comes another team that is also in D1 with us, but currently ranked #65 in Atlas. A couple of players on that team decided to post up on our garrison which stopped our ability to attack poachers. They also proceeded to attack us, which is completely fine, it’s a war game. This is where I find bullshit happening though…
My team basically had to waste troops for crap glory (<30% depending on who the player was) on ANOTHER D1 team, because they decided to post up on the garrison and attack us. I don’t see how that’s fair we can’t even wipe them out from attacking us, without taking a HUGE penalty on glory earned for troops lost.
I couldn’t even image how bad it would of been if that first team above mentioned, decided to do the same thing. We would of got 1% glory trying to resolve the situation by wiping them out. How is it fair a low ranking team (low ranking teams have very higher level players) can walk into NML and attack us, but if we return the favor we just basically suicide troops for nothing.
I think the NML needs to be changed to a free for all zone, no % of glory. You either man up and enter the NML or you stay out. I support the idea behind the ratios to help avoid stronger teams wiping out weaker teams territories, but I don’t think that should apply to NML. The way it currently is a lower ranking team can just come and get glory and prevent teams from attacking, without much of a risk of retaliation.
Even if you didn’t make all NML a free for all, but changed them based on their teirs to keep certain ranking teams more concentrated in certain areas?
Tier 2 - ratio applies?
Tier 3 - 50% ratio applies?
Tier 4/5 - Enter at your own risk, 100% glory?