Everything PLV said in only one word: BULLSHIT.
No one cares about you, your stupid minis, and your stupid big fucking squad of one player. Real people playing conflicts will need to do more attacks to keep in the UC, that's all.
I've had one of my Rebel mini bases attacked by PLV "players" several times - I posted attack prints here, similar loadouts deploying troops (eATAT) at the far south of the screen to reach a top north base... What a great strategy, btw! I was able to get revenge 1 or 2 times - probably during some power outage or connection loss...
As I said, I have a "mkenobi II" Imperial mini (610 bs - about 400 medals) that I use to donate Snipers/Jumps Level 1 to my Prestige while my 2nd account is still HQ 6. This base is attacked by level 3 and 4 players, and obviously wins thanks to Prestige troops in SC. PLV defensive wins are probably against this level of players.
When I need to attack to pay for upgrades, this base most of the time finds full Dev bases HQ 7-8-9 or mini Dev bases with 2 turrets, with max resource capacity. And no more CNFO like a few months ago.
PLV is enjoying the same benefits. In other words, the Devs not only don't give a damn about mini/sandbaggers destroying the matchmaking, they encourage these players to find targets all the time, adjust these Dev bases to their base score (mini bases with 2 turrets) and still provide rich bases so that they can pay the upgrades. Probably PLV is a Dev since he knows the game better than most here.
The good thing is that these mini bases find Dev bases, and not Live bases from real players at HQ 3 and HQ 4. At least that's my experience with my mini. And once my HQ 6 (upgrading to HQ 7) reaches Level 8, I will delete my mini.
SWC Windows survivor.
Imperial HQ 11 & Rebel HQ 11 on vacation.