I don’t know whether or not this will be a good idea, but I’m putting it out here because I think it has potential.
Domination and Gang Fortress are both under-attended. There are typically 25 to 30 people on Domination, and a total of 1 gang “fighting” Gang Fortress. I’m not sure what exactly the devs had in mind when they added it, but it seems like the goal was to replicate a bit of Domination-like gameplay on the main server. It seems like this idea just doesn’t work. The problem is that it has become completely obsolete to almost every single gang. This same problem exists for Domination, however it is not nearly as severe. Several gangs play it, but it doesn’t reach the player count that it used to, not by a long shot.
Here is the change I propose:
Take away Gang Fortress fights on the main server. It should no longer activate there. Continue hosting Domination on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rather than popping twice a week for gangs to cap on the main server, ownership of the Gang Fortress will be awarded to the winners of Tuesday’s and Saturday’s Domination events. The schedule for Gang Fortress remains essentially the same (it pops twice a week), but it will be highly contested by every Domination gang instead of being camped by one gang for 45 minutes. This fits, considering that Gang Fortress is supposed to be the most valuable capture point on the server. If Envy really is the best gang and does deserve to own Gang Fortress 24/7, then they can prove it. The other side of this change is that it will bring more gangs to Domination, which is still sorely under-attended.
Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.