Alright so after taking everything into consideration with Retribution here is what I have decided:
I believe that they should play in NC4 and here are the reasons:
1. As stated in the opening of the thread:
As always this Cup's purpose is to establish new and lower ranked clans,
give them a chance to win something and gather valuable experience
as a base for further growth and rise in ranks.
It is not as strict as other competitions as we have to cherish
any new blood coming into clan world and give them a chance
to understand and learn how to be an effective clan.
Bear that in mind.
Retribution is considered a new clan
2. They were not ranked in March 1st F400 and had managed to jump to #13 by April 1st. (For the sake of argument If I was to average their rankings for both months unranked = #44 and #13 their average would be #28, Also 3 clans have been dropped off the F400 in that time frame)
3. They were completely eligible for NC when they signed up as well as in March F400.
I will be looking at tweaking the rules for the future NC's so maybe we won't run into this kind of problem again.
I understand that not everyone will be happy with that decision so if you are not happy and wish to withdraw just let me know. If you wish to discuss this with me further keep it to pm's please!!!