First of all, I am happy to read your ideas and feedback, but if anyone starts one of those petty arguments that have been getting threads locked then I will permanently ban your forum. No more warnings.
Okay here is my solution I sent to Con as well.
Alliance list is mostly abused by players who farm low pointers 20-41 with one man raids.
If exp gained for survivor kills is decreased by 20% and a banner gives as much exp as 2.5 survivor kills there will be no disadvantage for players who raid high pointers with 5 men but the low point farming will make players level up due to exp gained from banners taken.
This way it won't be possible anymore to be level 15 with 2000+ banners taken.
Makes more sense in my opinion than removing alliance list.
Cherry, xp gains seems like a good idea. The problem though is that I am sure people will start getting around it by creating alts once they grow out of the sweet spot. Looking at the number of alts that people already have, I presume it is already happening.
The problem with alts is that it ends up with more useless accounts eating up space on our server that we can't get rid of, which adds to costs, etc.
Before you disabled/removed the "Recent Enemies" list, I'd (as a white flag player) would use that list to see who was online for some alliances. When that was removed, the alliances tab wasn't quite as useful, as it was keyed to target alliances in similar standing, so the alliances i wanted to check and see who was on weren't always there.
It would be nice if there was still some way to easily see a list of the members of an alliance. See who's on/offline if your looking to talk to someone.
In my perfect world, on the war tab, you'd be able to click on any alliance in the top 100, and it would bring up the member list for that alliance, and perhaps show how much points they had this round. No attack/view button, just a list of members. Perhaps add a search function by alliance tag for alliances not in the top 100.
That's probably a lot of work though, and I'm not sure it's worth it.
I didn't realise that seeing who was in other alliances / who was online was such a big thing. I could try an look at adding a "preview" button to the top 100 list which could show alliance members. Search could be harder, but not impossible - I just don't like adding it in because of the type of database doesn't like running lots of search queries.
It sounds like the biggest problem with this list being removed is that the individuals list isn't always returning the highest points. I may have to have a look at that. There could be a bug in the code, or there could be something else going on that I am not accounting for.