ImperialDeathStar wrote:CoolGuy wrote:I disagree vehemently with the concept of dumping medals. Your medal level is a mark of your experience and skill as a player. If you choose to dump medals to get easier matches then you defeat the whole purpose of the game.
I've seen many high level, previously medal capped players lose to my (level 9) base. Most didn't even try and lure SC or appear to have any plan to deal with SC. Most didn't even drop shocks and lost half their troops to traps.
If medals reflect skill and experience, then they should be the best. Yet they employed next to no apparent tactics. Medals are skewed by dev bases. If you want to reflect skill/experience, remove ALL medals acquired from hitting dev bases.
On the point of the purpose of that game...what is that? Build a Max base? You can play next to no PvP and just get war loot to do that with low medals
Max out medals? You can just hit dev bases all day long and collect medals with next to no skill.
Collect frags? HDs will get you a long way. Otherwise conflicts for certain units. If you go the conflict route, then good PvP matches are beneficial. It's going to be very difficult to UC more than 1 planet hitting live bases of equivalent strength, requiring air and frequent SC. I know....I just scraped UC on tako with 41K gears, hitting ONLY live prestige bases. Never again! If people are after frags and keeping medals low aids getting UC, then go for it. Otherwise you can just slog it out and complain how you can't make UC (or better yet, blame macro players....).