This is NOT a pride issue, but rather an attempt to understand the obscure and inner machinations of this game. Just started a new war. Normally I am island #2, which is also my position in the team with regard to MP. The few times I have been on a lower island is often when one or maybe two of my team have better runes or a monster ranked higher than mine. So now this war, I am...island 11? Really? Plenty of people above me with weaker runes or monsters not ranked at all, while I had one monster ranked and leveled to 110 and runes as good or better than the ones above me.
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I noticed an inconsistency on placement some time ago. For some strange reason I have been placed much higher then a lot of my team mates when it is obvious I have the weaker team. I have noticed it on a regular basis. One can't determine bottom feeding by the lowest island even anymore as the lowest island may be one of the strongest players.
I would sure like to know how the placement is as I am sure not seeing any consistency in it.
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@Kaiju Seems awfully random, I mean, from my experience it can't be factoring in runes, or monster level because my ranked monsters can often be placed islands behind those with only lvl 100 monsters. Strange indeed.
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It seems to be a mix of available monsters (and those in your PVP defence do not count), equipped runes and some randomness. MP has nothing to do with it I think.
So in general the stronger players in a team get the highest bases and the weaker get the lower bases, but do not be surprised if something happens like in the Kaiju example.
In the circa 350 wars I played for AMAB I only was base # 1 once. And obviously it was not because I was stronger in these elements than Your Master, but because the random factor was 'in my favour' that time.
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@SkeelMaster I agree with your observation. Monster levels/types being equal, it's always the life runed bases that are higher!
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