When i mentioned earlier in this thread this:
I was already considering the problems with "daily gating" as pointed by @htismaqe, so i took some time and i've been thinking about another way to deal with it.
Maybe having a set number of battles that are humanly possible to be done, let's say 1000 battles each week, that will grant Ranked Score for the Leaderboard. You could play more to your heart's content still getting gold and trophies.
The way the Ranked Score would be calculated on those 1000 battles had to be something with variables being openly explained to us in order to favor team-bulding and strategy. Could use some of the ideas and concepts that are in place for Guild's War.
- Facing a team with +25% weekly bonus status = +2 points for each troop.
In the end the number of battles providing Ranked Score could allow players to reach a, more or less, well deserved position on the Leaderboard. People sharing accounts could still finish their battles faster, but comparable to Chess everyone has the same number of "moves" (battles). Also, as each battle counts for Ranked Score is meaningful it would make the "Refresh Button", wich costs gems, relevant again.
A few problems i can already see vs Some basic solution:
Problem: People would put one troop defenses in order to minimize the gains of Ranked Score of their adversaries.
Solution: The system could fill the empty spaces with the strongest troops that player owns based on the power equation that already exists in PVP.
Problem: Using the refresh looking for better oponents too many times would probably consume much more gems than we can actually obtain on the Leaderboard Rewards depending of how many Ranked battles we can perform.
Solution: Increasing the number of opponents we can see each time would help a lot.
Well, there are more things i'm not finding/considering solution yet... Like players using four unleveled and untraited troops in order to provide teams that are worth much less Ranked Score.
But i'll leave it here for discussion and maybe someone will add their own considerations.