chapcrap wrote:Doc_Brown wrote:Which of the following do you think is a more preferable situation?
1) More clans participating in events, with an occasional clan dropping out before or in between wars.
2) Fewer clans participating with minimal (or zero) dropouts.
To put this another way, would CC4 be a better event if only 20-25 clans signed up but you knew all were going to stay in until they were eliminated? Cheme already noted that they have the authority to issue appropriate penalties once privileges are issued, so we're talking about clans dropping out between or before wars. Because if you impose severe penalties (and a big hit to rankings or a ban from a future major event is severe), clans are going to avoid joining if they think there is even the chance they might have to drop out. Clans hovering in the 10-20 member range are going to be far less likely to join events. New events like Lx's cup probably end up with 3-4 participating clans. Is that a better outcome for the clan world? I really don't see how. The only proposal I've seen that doesn't result in significant harm to clan life as a whole is Foxy's: If a clan has to drop out due to inability (or anticipated inability) to fill the game slots, it is required to recruit new members prior to joining a new event.
I choose penalizing for dropouts so that we get less.
By that, I take it you mean fewer clan dropouts, less clan participation, fewer clans overall, and a less active clan system (and a less fair one at that if you're punishing the innocent parties left high and dry after multiple members leave their clan or quit participating, and add to that fewer clans since the severely punished ones will likely cease to exist altogether). I feel like I'm starting to sound like a broken record. I just haven't heard anyone explain why making clan life less fun for everyone is a good exchange for eliminating the rare case of one or more clans being awarded a surprise bye in one round or another of some event. In my mind, less participation has a far more negative impact on everyone than the current situation.