I have some feelings on this issue.
1st off is my clan has been around for about 3 years now. We competed for 2 years or so on both of the old Tier 10 maps.
Id like to note that even back then the uber clans stuck to the North American map and the lower clans would be better off playing the smaller and less desirable map Arctic Region map.
When the map split to tier 10, 8, and 6 my clan was faced with a decision. Continue to play on a much smaller tier 10 map or move to the tier 8's or 6's. This was a clan decision and all members were involved in the discussion, as a group the decision was made to go down to tier 6. The former commander was not happy with this decision and decided to leave with a few other members.
I was left holding the clan and everyone was now asking me "ok whats next M1"
So for me the tier 6 map was both a learning ground as well as a place I could find a spot for my clan as we build upon what was left. I have played in over 500 tier 10 CWs and called at least 300 of those. The switch to tier 6 was rough at first I brought the tier 10 mentality of strats and training's... quickly I learned that was a mistake.
I disagree that tier 6 is for scrub players. It is a place for lower clans to go to play on a more competitive level. It is a place for good solid clans to learn the ins and outs of the global. It also introduces newer clans how to diplo which we all know is an absolute must to stay on any land for long.
Lastly id like to address the meta for tier 6 CW and strongholds. and this may just be the best thread to do it.
Meta pre OI
Crommys rush ling style with perhaps a 37 or two. Fast tactics FOCUS FIRE and evade or possible cap.( we all know caps dont earn boxes)
Meta post OI
Crommys rush ling style with perhaps a 37 or two. Fast tactics FOCUS FIRE and evade or possible cap.... or so they thought
The OIs introduction was a well thought out and pre determined destiny to ADVANCE the meta game at tier 6. The mindset that uber clans have is to run as many as possible win or lose to earn cerdits. smart but they get pissed when a clan runs some OIs because they can no longer ling rush however they often still do.
My clan loves Tier 6 because it is fun we win and we are not looking to be the biggest kids on the block but the community that a clan can offer. Call us SCRUBS and [edited]TERS. because the unicorn tears taste like gumdrops and jellybeans and we drink them by the bucket.
Introduce an OP heavy with a derp that can 1 shot other heavies was brilliant KUDOS to Wargaming . As for the uber ling rushes... better increase your meta game unicorns because they are not going away.... cry as you may.