This system discriminated roamers and small defending groups.
Let me explain what is wrong with it:
Today a large group attacked our Keep (succesfully). We were only with like 10 people defending, nothing we could do really, but we tried.
I died several times trying to contest and stall time to get more in, but it didn't work.
The enemy group was too tight to even kill a single person.
Now while that happened, my participation bleeded from full tier 6 to tier 3.
I am here to fully agrue this system. What I did was according to ArenaNet NOT **participating.
I was being punished **as if I was AFK.
Run a Yak in save place where it makes NO impact "Ow you are participating! Look at you go!!"
Drop a few supply in a wall that's 99% "Wow, you are working so hard! Here! you are save from Participation bleeding for 5 whole minutes!"
Fight hard to defend an objective but fail to get a kill in: "Get out of here, Slacker! Here is a punishment! You don't deserve Participation!"
Before we talk about Balance, let's talk about a FAIR system for Participation.
Untill then... I will report this time and time again as a BUG that BLOCKS PROGRESS because looking at it logically...
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS!
Edited Title to fix Spell issue
Mayor changed into Massive (since Major is also a militairy rank - sorry for the error)