We went through 3. Started on 18, then to 17, then to 15, now at 11. Was non Vip till I hit 91 and never left top 50, so it's doable.
Not merging basically means the one high spender/tryhard guild will monopolize any potential recruits. Of course if one was a coward or a follow, that wouldn't bother, but it s***'s on anyone who isn't.
I personally think guild size shouldn't of been 50. This alone is a problem. Most "#1" guilds have garbage leaders and affluent sheep, they flock together because that guild was made first, and they want a surefire carriage.
When my server was on early days, the first guild had like 30+ pay2brag players, you think a weaselly coward made his own or joined a guild based on skill? No, they join the other cowards, so they can touch each other.
If the limit was 10, or 20 tops, you'd have more diverse competition instead of 1 or 2 guilds stacked with vip11+’s getting top 1 or 2 by default over guilds that hire based on skill rather than stamina burning meat. The worst part, is I seen many of these members brag that they can win with their buddies, even when I was literally 3 staring them 5 lvls below thier level. These people already pay to win, you think they aren't trying to get every other easy way out? Yes they are. Do you think they like competition, challenges? Nope.
It's funny when I hear these guilds say good game after beating significantly weaker guilds we destroyed in wars. Merges help, but then again, I've seen many including my own guild lose vip11+ cowards to get carried by thier equally coward spender brothers.
Heroes Charge didn't have this problem, the arena was competitive in the 1000's and we had more 50+ guilds without a single merge... They advertised, where as lilith's support refused my offer of free advertising on the largest video game for trading the ability to mail them 4$ a month to debug my account to "monthly card enabled". I guess there are enough people buying 300$ dinosaurs.
It was funny, I was outside and my mom dropped by, we had a smoke and she said what are you playing, "This game, see these 8 people in a row with V's next to them? All spent mad money, this guy? Over a 1000$ and I beat him like everyday!" Then she said "You're lying, who would spend that on a game?" I lie to her, I still say I'm a free player, to ashamed to tell her I droped like 10$ in for the extra cave lol.
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Hunter of Traitors, Ex Legendary non-Vip from Server 18.