You know, it's funny, when you mentioned in VIP chat yesterday that you had a bombshell screenshot that would prove your point that this would make super guilds unstoppable, I was curious what you would post. Would it be a screenshot from months ago where Sticker Legion held every position in the top 10 of challenger (that was a fun challenge, btw; thanks for the challenge Payton!)? Would it be a picture of how long we sat at rank 1 before being dethroned by PI? Would it be a screenshot of us using 1-2 toons to defeat lines?
This picture makes me laugh. You took a screenshot at a random point during the day of 4 players (who typically finish in the top 5-10 at reward time) in the bottom half of coliseum. You also cropped out the power because hey, don't include the fact that I'm sitting in 27th despite having a defense 100k points lower than everyone else's around me. The fact that top players fall that much throughout the day shows, in my opinion, how much movement there is in Challenger Coliseum. I typically fall into P1 every day, despite the fact that I typically finish in the top 5-10 (#1 last night! take that Zyrth ).
If you want to play the single screenshot tells a story game, I've got one too:
Omg, there's no Stickers at all in Challenger Coli! Chimera clearly the top guild on the server. Or how about this one?
Omg, Alamat has two players in the top 10!? OP, nerf Alamat! (random fact of the day - they're only 34th in total power! Legacy is 7th)
But no, I'm not interested in posting half-truths that seem to corroborate the point I'm trying to make. Instead, here is the full Coli from this morning: http://imgur.com/a/Cjuea
There are 17 guilds represented there. (having very strong deja vu writing this atm) Sticker legion is the most represented, but here is everyone else:
Sticker Legion: 13
Hail GREE: 3
G O A T: 3
Rebel Alliance: 1
Dark Shadows: 1
Buzz Kill: 1
Night Fury: 1
U 30: 1
The fact that Alamat has more representation, despite being lower in power than most other guilds on this list, shows that Coliseum is as much about skill as it is about having good heroes.
I'm scratching my head at this one. With PI essentially dead in the water, the only way anyone will take #1 from Sticker Legion is because of the BS matchmaking. So, basically, nobody can take it from us right now. Why is that bad? Why is it so wrong that the best guild finishes #1? We would not get 12 defensive wins every week. And yes, we would have more losses because Guild War would actually be challenging. You keep whining about top few guilds, yet your guild sits at 7th in total power, 6th in team power, and, if I am not mistaken, finished in the top 5 in GW a couple weeks ago. And you always finish in the top 10, right? Legacy is a top guild, stop acting like it's not. And stop running from a challenge!
Again, if you aren't good enough to beat the top guild, then I see no problem with that. I find that Davy Bones is nearly impossible to beat. Do I think that's an issue with the system? No. I think it's as it should be. He is one of the top players on the server - he should be nearly impossible to beat.
I honestly struggle to envision any modifier that would make guild war a challenge for top guilds that wouldn't lead to guilds like Sticker Legion being cemented at #1. You could double every current modifier and it wouldn't make a lick of difference because of control heroes.
Guild War should be a challenge. If you want it to be a challenge different from Coli/FP, I understand that and I don't feel strongly enough about the matter to disagree. But saying that a guild that is better than yours (in the context of GW) shouldn't be able to beat you is silly. GW is a boring snoozefest right now. The only way to entertain yourself is by seeing how few heroes you can use to beat someone. Do you think it's reasonable for a fairly high tower in a top 5 GW to be taken down by a total of 5 heroes? I do not.
I also don't think it's reasonable for me to be taking down 3 BD/Horse/Plague lines from the #2 guild in GW. Make Guild War a challenge again, please.