Ah the poor little sentry that is run over countless times per day. How about we give them a helping hand.
So the idea is why can't we buff this open world objective and make it more important since it already is a key control point on a map, albeit one anyone can flip. Like camps its already an open world non-walled objective that can create interesting fights and potentially more if enhanced.
The idea would be it would rank up like towers and keeps by each friendly yak that passes thru it. It would have three tiers and would allow for 3 levels of enhancement and be claimable by guilds. Tier 0 would be what we have now. Tier 1 would add another guard and a ranged unit at the sentry point. Tier 2 would add a 2 guards (1 melee, 1 ranged) partoling from the sentry point towards the tower or keep that the camp would supply. Tier 3 would add 2 (1 melee, 1 range) more patrolling toward the camp. The patrol routes would take both groups back to the mid point of the sentry at the same time so in effect it would be expanding and contracting still from the central guard point. Only the exiting sentry point would mark like we have today unless upgraded (see below).
The three enhancements that would be added should add more varied gameplay by allowing the claimed guild to adjust the purpose of the sentry point. The first level of enhancements should be about additional guards, one enhancement might be add more melee, more range or the guards that can pull. The second tier would be about be the patrols. Potentially options like; spawn extra range, extra melee, increase toughness of partols. Tier 3 would be enhancements to the overall purpose of the sentry. Options might be; Swiftness, yaks passing thru the point are granted 30 seconds of swiftness. Toughness, extra guards are spawned when the yak passes thru the sentry that escort it to the keep. Detection, yaks passing thru the sentry now mark enemy players that approach them.
Additional options could be added to vary game play and allow players to make these open world point more interesting and diverse. Higher tiered sentry points would reward more war score when flipped.
Envy the Madman his musing when Death comes to make fools of us all.
De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum.