Recently I quit my P4 team and have started a new team and we are working our way up from the basement. I have discovered an interesting phenomenon that is happening in down silver league.
There is evidently a bug in the game that when a player becomes inactive for such a long period of time that their base is archived and no longer attackable, the game does NOT remove them from their team. If you declare war on that team, they appear in the team’s roster but when you try to attack them you get this message.
Come to think of it I have seen this a few times in Platinum. There were a couple of wars over the years where one player was unattackable and at least one of them was very nearly a loss due to it. But its pretty rare in Platinum, presumably because any decent Platinum team will kick an inactive player long before their base gets archived by the game.
Down in Silver league that is not the case, which probably surprises no one. The result is that if a team does not have auto kick turned on, it can grow into a bezoar. People join the team, quit playing the game, go inactive and get archived, but it still shows them on the team and the team looks larger. More new players looking for a team join that team, go inactive, and pretty soon you have a nearly full team of NO ONE. The system has no way of passing this garbage out, so it just sits there stuck and growing in size - like a bezoar.
We are currently in wars with three such teams, and we are losing all three because they had more flames than us to start with (our team isn’t completely full yet) and we cannot attack their players.
@arelyna @PGJared can one of you help us with this? I have filed support ticket #1134440 but as usual no help from the primary support agent. All they said was “Unfortunately players in silver league go inactive all the time. I will tell the developers about the problem but I cant guarantee they will fix it. Have a nice day”. They have done nothing to fix our wars we are losing and have not responded in hours.
Its not fair to lose wars because you cant attack the opponents.
I suggest you just manually kick all of the archived players off of their respective teams and that should give us “left team” flames on each one. That will fix the short term problem. Then after that see about fixing the bug so that archival automatically removes the player from the team.