We have 2 new guys in SP who are scoring more than our main guys and they don't have the ridiculous stuff we have.
The only players raiding with alts in SP are jack and chris with 1 alt each. Chris raiding 2 accounts at 55, jack has a lvl 38 alt in here.
The other alts are just pve.
As for the yahoo merge, Lanceh is pretty much the only remaining active player on kong from yahoo, to my knowledge. If we merge, this will happen to kong players as well.
As for op items, I've raided and beaten nearly every single non-WF compounds at 55-60 by using 1-2 survivors with 37.5% 3/3 RPK (s) The only one I needed 3 survivors was ShamishA1 who is incredibly stacked with massively good guns and on him, I used a 37.5% RPK, 42.5% 107 and max 107. This means that having those ridiculous guns add a level of difficulty but every raid is still doable.
Alts or not, Maddie recently beat my defense using a single survivor and she was using one of the new guns, just regular stats, not max nor crazy at all. Sham beat me with 5 survivors using double or triple max guns but let's face it, he just wants to show off a bit
Therefore, sham is right to an extent. You don't need op guns to raid on kong. We have seen and still see plenty of raiders using what you and I would call average guns and they beat players like me, chris, jack without that much difficulty.
We're currently rank 1 this round, we've been mostly rank 2 last few months to Elf being first and only 2 SP members raids with more than 1 account. Wars are not determined by the number of alts, they are determined by whoever can stay online and score the free flags at max level.
As for the market, it's somewhat true. The market is not dead though, whenever someone gets a good uni in chat, there are plenty of people who want to buy them. Difference is players can't spend 100 prems on a max 107 like richk24 did but max 3/3 guns still sell for 15-30 prems depending on the gun, stats, level etc. Research notes, herc keys are constantly traded as well. I personally bought 120 research notes in chat since mid september. They market clearly dropped, but it sure as hell not dead.
Edited by morsmagnes3, 28 September 2017 - 01:23 PM.