Two hours ago, Fizzer announced the new update regarding clans. It's about Clan Wars, where players can compete in real-time games to conquer territories on a map. Now, I'm aware that this sounds vague, so for a full explanation please refer to the actual blog post: https://www.warzone.com/blog/index.php/2021/03/update-5-10-clan-wars/
There are a few things I'm interested in.
First, what kind of map should we expect? Is it an existing map or just a void that gets filled up? The blog post says:
Clans who win games are rewarded by getting a territory on the Clan War Map in their color. Subsequent territories a clan earns will be placed nearest to their first one, so clans will expand out in a circle over time.
So should we expect that there is a "THE clan war map"? Will the map change every season?
The post continues with the following:
the exact territories and bonuses don’t have any strategic meaning
Meaning there are bonuses on the map. To me this indicates that maps made by the community will be used. Why would you create a new map or generate something with bonuses when they have no effect, right?
The next question is more serious, and the post highlights it quite well:
What about Clan League?
Various reasons are given why Clan Wars won't interfere with Clan League; and I agree. I do not think they will interfere. That's a good thing, as the goals for both competitions seem to be inherently different. Then this sentence struck me:
Clan Wars is designed to complement Clan League. In fact, I believe Clan Wars will only help Clan League become even more popular, as Clan Wars could be a stepping stone for it.
I'm really curious how Clan Wars will affect Clan League. Will it be a stepping stone towards it? It may be, yeah, it may not be. I've yet to make up my mind about it, and that tells me we'll need to look at the results before drawing any rash conclusions. I'm really interested to see how the two affect each other though.
(This also means that if me and Meldarion mess up CL and nobody wants to play anymore, we can just blame Fizzer and his Clan Wars! :))
Please share your thoughts on the update and the concept of Clan Wars. I'm really interested! Also, if you're reading this, Fizzer, let's make integrating Clan League into the actual site a thing at some point ;)