Back when I sat and watched the Clan wars presentation at the mp reveal I was so hyped for Clan Wars, it sounded like everything we had been asking for and what was lacking in the woeful Clan operations in Elite. A chance to really compete against other clans and to add a much need new layer to CoD that introduced a type of competitive play the wider community could enjoy.
They worked on this thing for months, and I like many assumed that with nearly two years of feedback from clan operations and a good understanding of how the community acts, we'd have a really amazing meta game experience... We even were willing to over look how utterly annoying and useless the clan app is and how its inception excluded a large swathe of the community because we were excited for clan wars.
...Then clan wars launched and it all went to pot.
The scoring system was flawed from the outset, cheating was rife, basic common sense issues that anyone with an iota of common sense could see happening, weren't even addressed and people complained. Yes to their credit Beachhead and co addressed some of the issues, mostly by making the scoring system progressively worse each week. They did finally gave in and came up with a system that worked, (so they obviously then removed it the following week for an even more flawed and ridiculous system). They added a roster lock.. that only actually works on small clans as it still allows larger clan brackets to add people, and made no effort to address issues people had complained about since the start.
Obviously as we have so many long standing issues with clan wars , someone decided the best way forward would be to add the Diamond Division. A place where the clans who had worked out how to use the scoring systems flaws could compete against other clans in a war that was hyped as the best of the best... yeah nope.. what we got was easily the worst scoring system to date, its like you took every bad thing from the previous wars and conbined them into one almighty fail
They also added a completely new aspect with the complete removal of any sort of actual competition and just made it a timed race to capture a few nodes. but obviously that wasn't enough so added a fake clan so taking any node now takes twice as long and any clan stupid enough to go for a node (assuming your war actually had active clans ) then found as soon as they took out the fake clans wins another clan had noticed and had already racked up wins on the now open node as they waited until the right moment to start playing so their wins would score just as the node opened..
We got time slots that excluded a large chunk of Europe (because you know its not like you didn't have three weeks of people complaining to address this past just putting the time slot forward one hour and still giving american players the option of two)
Diamond is an utter failure of a launch (again) , I really don't understand why it was introduced and why given the majority of players still are in the normal wars, the issues preset there weren't fixed first. Ok maybe you saw Diamond as a way to test features for the normal wars if that's the case say so. But the worst thing you could've done is add new stuff when the original stuff is still broken.
when the war launched yesterday my clan saw the nodes and the cp values (and the scoring system /rules) and just went nope /pass. By the end of last night when the idiotic time slot closed only one clan and even bothered playing ONE clan .. out of 7 .We're gonna play tonight basically just to cap one node to get points as this " best of the best challenge" awards 1st to 3rd places a "win" free camo
I think I share this sentiment with a lot of the community seriously Beachhead its time you lot got your freaking act together.
p.s the TWO core Dom nodes.. and awarding a clan the entire cp value AGAIN when the war period stops genius !