This is a band aid solution but atleast they accept that. Is not really a very good one since its just as important to know how many allies you have around you as much as enemies.
Also they still have failed to address the issue that has destroyed server and WvW communitys and turned WvW balance into a joke making any ranking tables completely pointless until they address this issue. Free WvW Server Transfers......its killing WvW.
Just one example is my server desolation, we hanged in the middle tables for a while, then a US guild of hundreds of players called RUIN server jumps onto our server and begins to night cap everything every single night, we rapidly rise to the highest ranking EU server and the number 1 slot which dragged us to a tier fight that deso should not of been in, RUIN begin to lose against blacktide so they again server jump after recruiting hundreds of desolation players and take a large chunk of there own players and deso players with them to blacktide. Once we started to lose due to the huge number of server jumpers, even more players jumped ship from deso because of the abuse of free server transfers by a certain guild...
We drop 7 places very rapidly after that knocking us back down to where we should of been in the first place if it wasn't for free server transfers. We then lost for every single week since then in WvW constantly dropping in the ranking due to being dragged to tier one by a US guild that jumped server the minute they lost. This then had another effect as noone wanted to play WvW on our server anymore and even more players left the server since we will continue to lose until we get back to our original ranking before RUIN jumped servers to deso.
Other servers have also exploited the server transfer system a number of times. It damaged the desolation server communnity and it damage the desolation WvW community aswell as many other servers that have been damaged by similar effects of mass guild and players server hopping because of free server transfers.
Yet Arena Net still do not address this issue and still let it continue. Until they address free server transfers, lock players out of WvW on there new server after the transfer, make it expensive to change servers, make it so only change once a month, put in many other incentives to stay on one server win or lose and just grow your own server instead of server hopping to other timezone servers to win like RUIN does.
Once those issues are addressed then WvW can start to grow again, right now with free server transfers in WvW, trying to grow a server or community in WvW is 20 times harder and alot more pointless.
Get rid of the bloody free server transfers and start putting in restriction, heavy ones, also put in incentives to stick with one server and help it grow. Probably the most important issue with WvW right now. Would much rather have Free server transfers fixed right now than band aid fixes on culling....
One guilds actions should never have be allowed to have such a negative effect on servers and WvW community's / rankings and players. Anet allowed it because of not adressing these issues and it almost wrecked desolation as a server and many other servers.
Please fix these issues before it ruins *pun intended* WvW for good.
Edited by Eon Lilu, 08 December 2012 - 07:36 AM.