**Attention Summoners**
Due to issues surrounding Defensive Tactics, points from the current matchup in Alliance Wars will be removed after the season.
War Rating will not be adjusted.*
We are reducing the minimum matchup cutoff from 5 to 4 for this season.
We will continue to monitor the impact of this decision.

Modifications to war defense, to support war as a competitive mode

I suggest war defense placement gets eliminated. Return the bases tab to alliance page, rename it warbase. Summoners see the normal "join war" screen with 3 bgs, how many players currently in each, the spectate and join buttons. Summoners click join bg under whichever bg they want to be in, then add defenders. Edit defenders screen is the standard 5 slots to place champions, these are locked down anytime they are in these slots. Summoners click "place" (finish editing, whatever the current word is) and are taken back to the warbase page. Now, under the bg you've joined will be a "leave Bg" button (maybe in red) so you can jump to a different place if needed.
Summoners no longer place defenders, instead all "locked in" defenders are available to officers. The join and leave buttons are grayed out during actual war. Any time your champs are on the defense page you can't use them in quests, just a cost of war. As an officer, before you've joined a bg you'll see three "join bg" buttons, if you've already joined a bg, this is replaced with an "edit bg" under each bg. After selecting defenders and clicking "place" (or when selecting Edit under a bg) you'll be taken to the actual war placement screen, all available defenders (that aren't already put on the map) are available in a side menu that looks like the iso selection menu. Click on a champion and then a place on the map to drop it. In a second tab we would have "save load out" and a few save slots, so officers can test different layouts and move back without hours of rearranging. This tab would also have a "clear board" button to return all champs to the sidebar. Set up the board, select a load out number (1, 2 or 3, similar to the current select number of bgs on the war match page) then hit either the "Save To" or "Load Out" button. Now you can freely rearrange and if needed, go back to your previous set up.

Finally, when searching for a war, instead of selecting "1 bg" "2 bg" or "3 bg" you'd see all 3 groups as buttons. Clicking would enable or disable them. If I enable 1 and 3, clicking find war match would then display "you are about to search for a 2bg war, using groups 1 and 3, is this OK?"

By making these changes, alliances could war almost twice as often, and officers would have a much easier time with war placement (effectively only having to rearrange as needed or when a member gets replaced).
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