Hi @Leah03 and everyone,
The changes to Guild Wars brackets climbing is something which we’ve mentioned a lot in the past several months since Guild Wars was moved from every week to every 3rd week.
A lot of our community felt that it was going to take an unreasonable amount of time to climb the brackets even when they absolutely smashed their bracket every Guild Wars - and we agreed! So in light of this, as of this week we’ve made it possible for Guilds who are dominating their brackets to move up more than 2 Brackets per Guild Wars.
This also means that as usual, when Guilds rise in the brackets they push other Guilds down in Guild Wars ranks to make room for themselves in the Guild Wars rankings.
This is what has happened specifically to TAG and GTA this week. TAG did exceptionally well in their bracket last Guild Wars compared to the other Guilds in their bracket so they were promoted more than 2 brackets.
GTA also earned a promotion, however, because TAG was promoted to bracket 2, there was no room in bracket 2 this time for GTA so you kept your place in bracket 3. TAG went up to bracket 2 because they didn’t only win their bracket last Guild Wars, they dominated.
At this stage we’re not going to give a lot of detail about how the new bracket climbing system works, much like we don’t give away the exact formulas for Guild Wars Point scoring.
However, we are monitoring how it affects Guilds very closely, and if it needs to be improved further we will definitely do so, as our goals as a dev team are the same as yours as players:
We want a challenging, fun Guild Wars where every Guild is in a bracket which is suited to their activity and skill level and we want Guilds to reach the bracket they truly fit in sooner than waiting 3 years to get there even though they dominate the competition by a long shot every Guild Wars.
We have 2 Guild Wars scheduled this month, the one this week, and another in 2 weeks, so everyone will be able to settle into a better bracket for their Guild more quickly than usual months. We expect there to be more movement this time than there will be in the long run as this is the first time Guilds have been able to move up more than 2 brackets at a time. However, it will settle over the next few Guild Wars and the closer to the top of the rankings you are the less movement you’ll see as it’s more competitive up the top so harder for guilds to dominate each other.