Can we please get an idea/update on what will be the new formula for decay? I have not been removing inactive members as of yet because they are not causing decay, but if/when the break is over and we get a large spike in decay for them that will not be a good thing. Thanks in advance for any dev response.
We reached level 59 the other day and yet today are back at level 58 and need about 30K in renown to get back to level 59! We are a small close knit guild and this stuff needs to stop happening stop taking away renown we have earned and flushing it down the damn toilet!
Yeah I found it odd due to the "summer break" to be honest I'm not even sure how decay works so I don't really know if all the toons we have in the guild are hurting us or what. We have about 4 accounts which are active but each account has a lot of toons in the guild roster (I think I have 7 or so myself just to stop random invites) so I don't know if this is causing an issue and if we removed a lot of them would it help?
Decay has not been dependent on guild size for a long time now. So don't kick people because of that. If you do kick them, you may lose renown and alter your guild size bonus (for better or for worse, depending on guild size) for a while.
Ah right OK so for me for example I have about 7 toons in the guild roster but I login everyday with at least one of them so that will stop it from happening since "the account" is active if I have read you right here. I will ask the guild leader if he kicked anybody or anything, thanks for your help :D
Hmm. Even if decay was turned back on you wouldn't lose 30k renown overnight for a lvl 59 guild. More like 4.5k renown.
It does sound like someone's either left the guild and so took some of their renown away (although you would likely have noticed if there are just 4 of you), or someone deleted an alt and had that particular toon quit the guild before deleting (rather than just deleting it from within the guild) which you may not have noticed if you all have a lot of alts.
When you mouseover the Guild level number on the guild page, what does it say the modified account size is for you guild? (active - inactive + recent departures)
If your guild renown bonus got smaller ... and you're already at only 4 active accounts, then either someone went inactive (not logged in for a month) or left and the two week penalty to size has expired.
Since it has been switched off, those have gone away. One could assume that means guilds have stopped dumping folks for 'renown control' issues. For that reason alone I see it as a good thing that decay is suspended.
The only reason I can see from outside the racetrack for anyone to be upset at lack of decay is because their guild isn't getting to sit at the top of the virtual hilltop by themselves. If I'm missing something, I'd be happy to read any other rational reasons to want decay back.
Until then, I support NO renown decay.