Tl;dr: pls stop night capping and emp farming
Haderus has devolved into an emperor farming campaign from the proud small scale campaign it once was.
As I pushed for Emperor the other week I had multiple players whispering me, begging and pleading (sometimes lying by promising things they could never repay aswell) in an attempt to get me to drop the campaign so that they could get the title, costume, and dye.
This is a tragedy and only damages the prestige of the title, costume, and dye. However the real issue is that these mechanics are permitted through campaign rules. To give an example of this mechanic, when I was awake at 4 A.M. testing builds and running pledges and I noticed my emperor keeps being flipped. My friend and I logged on to a bleakers defense against 24 EP. 24 EP had simply night capped Chalman, Blue Road Keep, Alessia, and Roebeck. There was a single Daggerfall Covenant member online who we saw talking in zone, or even at any of the keeps.
The fact that 24 EP were able to flip keeps against one opponent to simply crown a person who had been fed AP, and after being crowned at 4 AM never revisited the campaign seems unfair. Even though my friend and I were able to wipe them enough times that they simply stopped sieging, we weren't able to take any keeps back even with emperor.
So I am simply asking for some mechanic to preserve the small scale of certain campaigns while not jepordizing the pvp aspect. A simple idea would be to make Imperial City it's own entity (to prevent the illusion of skewed campaign populations) and deactivate keep capture when a certain ratio of DC:EP-EP:AD-AD:DC had been exceeded.
While I understand this may not be the perfect solution, it is simply a thought, or a start to what could bring back campaign diversity.
Magicka Sorc- 'Cadderly