-keep The Farming Rule basically as is -- purely related to taking advantage of unranked ? new recruits
-foster the grouping of other things as Ranching, etc. -- or NEAR-Farming, there are HUGE differences: or Farming in the second or third degree
-if you go after 1v1 ranchers, then before that, go after 3v3 and 4v4 that is even harder for lower ranks/lesser experience to win against
before you change ANY rule:
-FAIRLY take into account loser/winnerx20 pts that causes this behavior
-talk to LARGE sample of people that "have been taken advantage of", group by farming/ranching and type, etc. see how they REALLY feel, not how haters THINK they might feel
-talk to people that leave CC, see if it's due to farming/ranching (difference) or low access to RT games (that ranchers give them)
-check into and see how many PAID players played after being talked into it by farmer/ranchers sometimes they are talked into it -- you'll be surprised.
-think about making a Power rating IN ADDITION to score. changing Scoring now is like changing Basketball layups to 1 point after the fact.
Just a few thoughts shooting from the hip