As Guild Wars is currently set up newer guilds are being punished. As designed, you can only increase your rank a max of two brackets per GW. You start so far down in the ranks that you are competing against inactive guilds, single person guilds or both!
Take today for example, we played against a solo person guild, all five matches vs the same person. The person hadn’t set his defense (or didn’t care) for the GW color of the day and has zero points, so isn’t active.
Looking at the brackets that I can see (ours and one above and below us), of the 30 guilds, 10 of the guilds (an entire bracket worth) have not participated at all, not a single point amongst them, you do get points for a loss, so they have zero participation.
The bracket we’re in, we lead with 548k points, the second closest guild in our bracket has 59k. Looking at the bracket above us, the leading guild has 654k (most likely in a similar situation to us) and another guild with 109k points. Below our bracket, the leading guild has 71k points.
I don’t say this because I want or feel we deserve a large jump in brackets. I say this because i would actually like to play against other ACTIVE guilds!
I would like to see a timeframe set for inactive guilds. If your guild hasn’t participated in x number of guild wars, welcome to the magic slide, a ride all the way to the bottom of the bracket list, therefore pushing active guilds up to where they can compete against other active guilds. If
Same goes for solo or smaller guilds that don’t want to fill their rosters. Congratulations on being active, but if you are constantly only scoring 10k points, vs a guild scoring 100k+ every week… weeee down the slide you go… on the bright side, your ride isn’t as far down as those with zero participation, but you need to clear the way for those of us that want competition!
If it’s not that simple, then at the very least remove the two bracket max. jump. Even this would allow guilds like ours and the one winning the bracket in front of us to leapfrog a lot of these guilds scoring zero each GW.
Sorry to be so long winded!