Midge wrote:But, I don't think it is any more ridiculous than if a squad wars at the same time once a week, they get hit with an "ager" to punish them for not warring enough.
I find the ager too aggressive as well. But on the positive side is if you get an upset win, you can jump up in the rankings a lot. My squad got hit by the ager when we didn't war over the US Independence Day holiday (we normally war 2x a week). That dropped us from 140 to 220, which really bugged me at the time. But then earlier this week matched and beat the 55th ranked squad, which jumped us back up to number 62; I doubt we would have made that big a jump if our sigma hadn't increased. So, in our case, the increase in sigma, and short-term drop, turned out to be a "good thing" for us in the long haul.