EDIT: Will PvE and PvP have separate limits imposed? PvE rarely has people covering the whole map like the PvP scenario described.
The bigger problem we have are the 100s of orphaned thralls from departed clans remaining months after their last login (despite the supposed 15-day decay rule). Will this also be addressing the thrall decay system and the fact that it works only intermittently?
As a PvE player I’m trying to wrap my head around such a low cap on the number of thralls we can have.
Maybe it’s different in PvP, but in PvE it’s typical for each member of a clan to want to build their own base. After all, building is one of the prime attractions of this game, and I can tell you from painful personal experience that it can be disastrous [to even a long-time friendship] if two clan members have differing creative visions for a single base — it just doesn’t work.
Realistically then, I see this change dramatically increasing intra-clan conflicts, because if one person over-builds and over-populates, they are going to severely limit everyone else, and the minute someone starts culling their thralls… Well, people can get very impassioned about what happens to their virtual belongings.
Effectively, this disincentivizes clanning-up on PvE servers, while encouraging the creation of alt-accounts to milk the per-member cap increase. While I suppose my clanmate and best-friend would be OK with us splitting into two clans, without any means to separate his bases out from mine, that effectively means that one of us would lose all of their buildings. Given that I’m much more invested in CE than he is at this point, there’s a good chance of him throwing in the towel and simply retiring.
Anyway, that’s enough stream of consciousness musing for now I suppose, but I’m just trying to wrap my head around the logistics of having only ~30 thralls a-piece in a 2-man clan, let alone a meager 10-thrall ration for a full clan.
Back to the Q & A: Is that a return-to-inventory icon I see on the follower’s radial menu? If so, that would be a big help in getting things sorted if a clan needs to disband.