Had two matches recently where it was a blatant 4v8.
For example the last match was Crazy King. We were Green.
Red/Purple did not attack each other whatsoever. Even to the point we had multiple encounters watching them fight us side by side and then running away from each other. Or walking together and not fighting.
One instance: I'm capturing an abandoned purple flag, very literally, all 8 of them run up. I drop my storm attro. (Magsorc), manage to kill one before I die, and then watch the purple team just run away, without being attacked/attacking the red team.
Now; I don't care if you want to be a premade. No issue with that.
But if you're going to be running multiple premades, and play 4v8, instead of 4v4v4, I think something should be done about that. IMO, that is not acceptable behavior, and not what the BGs are for.
My deduction on why it's happened twice today already is that these premades are trying to get their quest boxes. (Like the rest of us!)
I know of this happening in Cyrodiil, which I am impartial to. It's open world PVP there, if PVE players are attacked, that's the risk they run being in cyro. If two alliances want to have that 'mutual understanding', that's fair for PVE. (IMO)
I don't know. Just seems stupid that such behavior can be allowed in a BG. Not the first time I've seen such a thing happen, but it's definitely going to be a problem already, from what I've seen, thanks to the event. Everyone wants their rewards, but making the supposedly 'structured' pvp environment unfair by acting like that just kind of sucks.
(Disclaimer: I do, and have no problem playing with premades myself. I don't think that's a problem. No hate on that.)