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Jumpers and AW Season Rewards - Maybe AW Season too long?
From an Alliance that was at the bottom of Gold1 and top of Gold2 (bouncing). We were heading higher. Until someone jumped.
We have found that people are alliance Jumping more than ever with $$$ in their eyes, eying platinum. My alliances effort to move up was wrecked by one such person. Someone I never thought would become a jumper.
And then trying to replace him was even worse as people only wanted to join Platinum alliances. I saw some crazy demands on the Facebook group. People demanding Platinum (and never getting it) that I wouldn't even consider in Gold1/Gold2. And definitely not able to replace the guy we lost with an equal player.
The effort of recruiting to replace Burnouts from AW effort, spending being so high, and people chasing wild dreams is a killer.
Also the rewards are soooooo grand in differences between levels, people are jumping even quicker. Wrecking alliances. I've talked to other alliances having the same issues.
It just seems AW season is just too long causing such a temptation to jump. If people want to change, that is fine in the beginning of seasons, but not now so late. But that timeframe where a jumper can kill you season is just so long.
Could AW seasons be shorter? I'm not saying lesson the rewards for the same timeframe, but split it up into half along with the length.
Not sure if that will even work. Just know while seasons is really cool idea, it is causing lots of tension in alliances.