Attention all Hansels! (This really only applies to players above Lowlands BC) [Note: The following is in reference to EPIC BATTLES not hitting OSFs] In the past, you have all heard the talk of how guild hansels earn a lot more plunder.. How you have to try and save up a ridiculous amount of money to upgrade 2/3 of your buildings to SoS to avoid a plunder a drop.. How everyone is just so afraid of converting to SoS! So.. I have some good news for you. There’s nothing to fear! If you don’t already know, the Devs are working towards abolishing plunder wars. Good riddance. So this means you need to stop thinking with a PW state of mind, and start shifting to an EB / Real War mindset. EDIT: They did abolish plunder wars So what does this all mean? You no longer have to fear converting your SoSs one by one! The plunder drop is only miniscule when hitting in The Haunting. When EBs came out, I was at 34 Lvl 4 guilds, 2 Lvl3 SoS, and 1 CoE ( 94,744 / 94, 744 / 588,920 / 588,920 ) If my memory serves me correctly, I made about 24mill an attack. I hadn’t tested how much I made for a single assassination. I began to hate seeing my stats so low, so I decided to upgrade to 31 Lvl 4 guilds, 4 Lvl3 SoS, 1 CoE and 1 Titan. ( 173,416 / 198,424 / 678,340 / 678,340 ) Here I did notice my plunder drop.. I then only made 22mill an attack. Although, it is possible that it dropped that much due to me not only destroying 2 guilds for SoSs, but a third for a Titan’s Lair. My reason at the time for this was I noticed that I hardly did any damage to the Apparitions, and I felt bad. So I thought I’d work towards increasing my stats for the benefit of my clan as a whole. I also tested one assassination, and made 26.7mill reward. Yesterday, I finally decided I was tired of having low stats.. A few of my allies had sold, so I took this opportunity to upgrade a large amount. I converted 8 Lvl 4 Guilds to Lvl 3 SoSs. So my build became: 23 Lvl 4 Guilds, 12 Lvl3 SoS, 1 CoE and 1 Titan ( 173,416 / 198,424 / 1,090,020 / 1,090,020 ) As you can see, this significantly increased my stats. At this point, most of you would probably freak out thinking this would have dropped my plunder by A LOT. My plunder only dropped by 1.5mill. I went from earning 22mill per attack to 20.5mill (prior to the rewards, of course). I also re did my single assassination, and still managed to make 26.6mill reward. In saying all of this, you did see my plunder go down as I converted to SoS. But the point was to show that the difference was only incredibly small. Especially since in the last upgrade, I did 8 Lvl 3 SoSs all at once.. You’d expect that to be a large jump, but it only affected it by 1.5mill in attack and 1.1mill in an assassination. With Plunder Wars eliminated, and a new real war system focus, I imagine you’d want as larger stats are possible. As you can see, my plunder only dropped a miniscule amount, but my stats jumped from 680k to over 1mill! I think I’d rather have these stats than the tiny bit of extra money. The purpose of this thread is to not tell you that you have to convert to SoSs, but to just show you that if you did want to convert to SoS, then go for it. There’s no need to wait anymore. There’s no need to save up a large amount and upgrade in a single shot. There’s no need to follow this “2/3 rule”. Don’t be afraid of the plunder drop, because it’s not that big of a deal. And your stats will be so much better : ) Not to mention you will also be a much more valuable tool in a real war Note: These tests were all done against The Haunting. When I did these conversions, I didn’t actually do it with intent to do an official test. It was more of a personal thing and I was just experimenting for myself. So, unfortunately I don’t have any screenshots or formulae showing my previous results, so you just have to take my word for it.