The following is addressed only to the community of people who either still war, or want wars to come back into higher popularity. Theres something special about war. Something different. It's the moments of KaW when it stops becoming a simple tap tap game, and changes to a faster paced challenge, one of which you never gonna know what, or who, youre gonna get. Wether it's the rush, the thrill, the challenge, the chance, putting that build youve been working on for so long to the test, the change up in regular KaW activities, or for some, trying something new, learning about different game mechanics, or whatever reason it may be, wars are one of those things about KaW that make it so damn great. Unfortunately, as much as we all dislike it, war is getting less and less popular. While theres hundreds of thousands of people participating in each event, wars are struggling to get any competition at all to get into the top 500. You can literally make the top 500 through winning just 2 wars. In the whole event. Only just before I thought it was odd how I couldnt find any war clans for lowlands, when I noticed after the matchups that not a single clan matched up that war. Each matchup is becoming less and less versatile, where you are able to predict each player who is likely to be in your war event, their is a great lack in new players, only "new" warrers seem to be players who used to war before and just went inactive for a while, like I myself am guilty of. We love to blame it on the devs and come up with ideas of how the devs can make KaW better, but I dont think its likely that the devs will be raising a single lazy finger to make a change for the better, so why dont we stop blaming the devs (even though they have a massive part to play), and compile some ideas in this thread of what we can do ourselves? Its time to take action before war gets lost all together. Dont look to the past or hope devs will do what you want in the future, lets take action NOW, us, the community, together. Some of the suggestions that I would like to put forward include: - Inviting friends and new players along, teach them how to war, lets develop an interest in the knowledge behind what it takes to war, and an interest among the broader community. Perhaps put out ads even? "Do you have what it takes? Come prove yourself in this next indi war, sign up NOW", to catch eyes and gain interest - Turn our attitudes and participation around in CC. CC is where it all comes together, essential war communications, tracking KO's, WC's giving command and all of the likes. It is a view point for every player particpating in war, so we should do our best to keep it positive and friendly, lively and welcoming. Imagine if a new player waltzed right into CC and saw some of the arguing and blame games that go on, thats their first view of war, no wonder they dont stick around! This is something not all of us, but a number (very much so including myself) are guilty of, getting lost in the heat and pressure of the war, the threat of losing your EE and getting less event items, etc and is not a good look for the community, nor is it pleasant to any of us other than a way to release built up stress, frustration, worry, or anger. Have more volunteers to WC, and Track. WC's and trackers are what keeps the clan together and organised. I dont know about you guys, but it is so much more relieving when youre in a well co-ordinated team thats hitting targets fast, and as a team. Amps up the competition a bit. That being said, once a WC is decided upon, we should do our best to LISTEN to that player, and offer polite suggestions rather than start rude arguments (also something Im guilty of). If theres any new players or players re-testing war, its more beneficial to us to have them stick around, rather than see an unco-ordinated mess of heated debates and decide war isnt worth it. Well those are my thoughts and I would very much like to talk to you all about further suggestions, or constructive criticism you may have. Oh, and in before someone says "In B4 locked for low effort"