I want to show to anyone interested how recent (or not so recent) changes related to war points/protection and raid lockout affect the war on Kongregate.
The above picture shows how many flags have been lost in an alliance that is 2nd in the war 4 hours before the round end.
And here we see the amount of points scored by both alliances that are in question.
I dont have the picture which would show how many flags the alliance that ranks as 1st has lost. Any player from TED is welcome if he wants to post it. But I have a pretty good idea that the picture is a lot different. We in SP raid active players and high value targets.
This is the first time I see something like this happening in my 4 years of play (was away for the better part of this and last year though). An alliance winning the war without needing to take the flags from their direct opposition.
Instead,winning the war by raiding targets like this :
Which are worth 20-40 war points. Those compounds are abandoned,trashed, with injured survivors, and most of them with bad defensive setups even while their owner was still playing the game.
And this is the game winning raiding atm. Harder targets are mathematically not viable at all,even if you have the skill,experience and gear to raid them. 1 survivor earning 20-40 wp is better than 3-5 survivors earning 80-120 wp per raid,and in the latter case,only if succesful.
Kongregate is a much smaller community and for that reason was always a bit different. This is just another difference I am bothering to mention, and just to mention. I am not asking for anything or accusing anyone,and also I know why this is unlikely to ever change.
I know why so many targets were created out of thin air and why players are able to attack the same inactive target they farmed just few hours ago instead having to wait for 12 hours like in the past. Speed-up raiding works well with a high number of targets,it spends more fuel,which then needs to be bought.
And its not new,its been there since alliance wars have started. It was never an issue on Kong, and still i dont think it is.
As I said,no suggestions or accusations, take out of this whatever you want. Veteran raiders will know what story those pictures are telling.