I’m looking for advice on how to balance team strengthening and still do well in whatever league my team is in. I did a lot of searching around and couldn’t find anything on this so I’m asking here. We’re a fairly young team and are currently in Gold 3. For a while we have been placing in the top 5 in each event, top 3 for a while there. These last 3 events since reaching Gold 3 we have been placing below 10.
Since wars play a big part in league promotion I have an officer who believes we should declare 2-3 wars and deliberately lose them in order to be demoted a league. With that the idea is we lessen the competition so that we can earn better prizes and work on: 1) strengthening bases, 2) leveling dragons/get better dragons, 3) work on getting all team members on the same page with being effective players since we recently had quite a few new members join the team. Basically prepping ourselves to become stronger as a team before being promoted to a higher league so we can be more competitive.
I think we need to strengthen as a team but I’m not sure deliberately losing wars is the way to go. Most of the team wants wars consistently. There’s even some who don’t care where we place in events. I personally prefer ranking higher in events for the sake of my inventory and sigils. I do better in points when I can keep having plenty of tools at my disposal from event placings and forging. The officer mentioned above already sent out a message about the war loss idea. Only about 4 teammates have responded and are not in favor.
I feel that if we keep getting promoted in the current state the team is in we will end up in a place where we cannot compete well at all in events or wars and will get demoted anyways. I’ve only been playing since November 2017, so like I said we’re young. I want to do well as a leader and as a team but I feel I have reached a point where I’m really not sure what to do. I only want to make a wise decision here and I may not know enough of the game function to make the right move.
What do you more experienced players suggest?