Yes, you are correct. We will still see who earned the most points for the week and thusly is "The Best" at the end of the week. But that cumulative score is a conglomerate of a War waged against 6, now faceless opponents. In the original design, importance was placed on the domination of INDIVIDUAL guilds on a daily basis, this allowed for a clear cut definitive answer to Guild A vs Guild B: Who is the victor?
To give a more tangible example lets say that Mean Machine faces
- Interim II
- Dragon's Peak
- Blazing Dragons
Aside from that being a horrible pull for us, lol, lets further assume that all 6 of those guilds for whatever reasons don't participate until the last day. Mean Machine rallies its members and we all agree to fight 5 matches every day because we WANT to see how we compare to these top tier guilds.
Day 1: Mean Machine soundly defeats Interim
Day 2: Mean Machine soundly defeats Interim 2
Day 3: Mean Machine soundly defeats Hoguns
Day 4: Mean Machine soundly defeats Anonymous
Day 5: Mean Machine soundly defeats Dragon's Peak
Day 6: Mean Machine narrowly defeats Blazing Dragons (Blazing Dragons's did all their battles today)
BUT at the end of the week, because of our inability to field teams of ALL one color, members not playing well or what have you the WEEKLY results look like this:
1st Place: Interim
2nd Place: Interim 2
3rd Place: Hoguns
4th Place: Anonymous
5th Place: Dragon's Peak
6th Place: Blazing Dragon's
7th Place: Mean Machine
Now, I ask you, what sort of bragging rights do we really have? If we turn around in Global or on the forums saying: "Look we took down all of these Guilds!" The obvious retort and snub will be... "Yeah, but we didn't compete in any of those battles..." And the record will show that we are in fact the Weekly LOSERS, despite our week long run of victories. That doesn't seem fair somehow in my eyes. So, some sort of reward for each of those Daily Battles would curtail the "pain" of seeing us suddenly drop from 1st to 7th because everybody waited til the last day. And that reward doesn't have to be tied to the weekly "unique" reward but SOMETHING offered to signify a job well done I think is not unreasonable.
Final bit of information here:
I am not that competitive a player, nor do I think Mean Machine would start any sort of bragging chant in Global, BUT I am voicing this opinion on behalf of those players who ARE competitive and WERE looking forward to being able to discern WITHOUT DEBATE how they matched up against some other Guilds. What I DO agree with from my post is that a decent amount of the Guild vs Guild element of GW is gone, because nobody places an importance on those daily battles anymore.
And we haven't even gotten to Sneak Peak III yet!
tl;dr: Just presenting the opposition POV for devs