Well, I am an offense player, and support the concerns about defense. Our offense also tires of constant time wars and would prefer some variety.
I did want to know if it was only top alliances or widespread. It sounds from these few posts here, that it is more a top 100 concern. Although, our family alliance, Tactical Chill reports that lately 3-4 out of 10 of their wars have been time wars and they are currently #411. So perhaps there is at least some relevance to those outside the leaderboard. If it is more focused on leaderboard alliances, then maybe some of my suggestions would be applicable. I think it is a mistake to suppose that one person can correctly sum up the overall situation; that's why it is good to get multiple viewpoints here.
I know that you are offense. I can go D and O, but I don’t support the comment of Chadwicke. A discussion about this by many players would be fine, but I have doubts that many will participate. It was the complete wrong opening, typical legendary. One sided, overdrawn and not balanced, the view of top 20. Tho i argued against, that’s it.
Its even not a top 100 issue, it’s top 20/30/40. Ofc your attackers are bored too, time wars are no fun. That’s why I am struggling to visit the top 20 teams. But all top teams are responsible for this situation. Mergers, asking for Info Age Players only to join and consistently running the money way has resulted to a couple of op alliances and many casual ones. Defenders crowned their D, offenders bought TT, no one asked for slowing down the process.
And then, regularly and loud, always the same people are asking for a nerf of O or boost of D. But wth is nobody suggesting to do 0TT wars? Cause all are freightened to loose glory on the leaderboard. That’s it.
Tactical Chill might had a bad run - or - other alliances are getting better, who knows. But look on domistats and watch the war results, not so many time wars there, as a percentage of all wars.
My critic is that such discussions are always starting with suggested solutions, doesn’t matter if Chad or Dradis or others are starting them. Never a discussion is starting with a description of the as-is situation, based on quantitative figures and some empirical data. That’s how I learned to do such work. 30 years ago, and it’s still being valid in every business. Doing it this way might show a variety of views AND solutions.
But well, it is at it is. Personally I don’t think there is a solution for top 30 teams and the rest of the alliances, due to the situation of the game and the non existing community.