Not sure, I'm guessing people didn't particularly like losing, so they stopped showing up after a while, I'm not sure. Someone like Chips would probably have more info on that particular point.
Morale is huge in WvW. I might go Morale > Population > Organization
I don't think a particular event happened in SBI over that weekend, no. I think their plan was to fall to tier 2, regroup mentally, then push forward. However the other 2 servers took advantage of a demoralised server and pushed the morale down further. The weekend is *rough* in WvW land. Generally you can suck over the weekend, then once the weekend tourists have gone, you can start your real push, but SBI didn't really get any foothold when Monday rolled around.
Morale is definitely a huge factor as Fluff said, I've left full maps before because morale was low. Go to a lesser map, cause some havoc there and away we go!
As much as I hated SBI nibbling at our ankles, I do miss the little buggers. I do hope they regroup and find strength from newbies and people wanting cheaper transfers come Monday.
Another reason that SBI might have got a surge of casual (PvE) players when we fell to tier 2 was players trying to get 100% map completion in areas that they couldn't before. I know that all the members of our (very small) guild were happy to do so.
Hence, less new players, hence the pros get tired hence SBI witnesses what can only be described as an exodus.
I can assure you, SoS and JQ were not sharing any comms as far as server to server goes. Yes, there will be people leaking info to the other sides, this happens on every server there is. But no way we were in their pockets, nor them in ours.
We're pushing them fast and hard right now like we do every week. \o/
Whether it was coordinated or not it was clear that JQ and SoS would concentrate on SBI and ignore each other on many occasions.
Nothing wrong with that since it is bound to happen in a 3-way battle. It's just that when you're on the receiving end it's not fun... and as with many things in games, a few times all of a sudden becomes "all the time".
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Yeah, 2 v 1s are gonna happen all the time, though pretty much unintentionally. Today we had BG at south bay while SoS were on North. They both got in, and we thought they were gonna go scrap it out between 'em, but nope. They both kept to their sides. When we wiped SoS off, BG magically appeared through the same place SoS came from as well.
It happens \o_o/. It may happen a LOT, but yeah. Maybe next skirmish you'll pass a zerg going the opposite way, each side eyes each other up and goes "Nah" and keeps on trundling. Bigger fish to fry.
Free-for-alls always result in supposed teaming up. It's physically impossible for it not to happen unless someone just sits there not doing anything. At least the way the map is set up with SMC blocking a true 3-way.