One of the topics brought up in the recent post is population balance. When a raiding party has 15 vs 5 defenders, often this demoralizes the defenders and makes them not want to defend. So I'm going to ask a series of questions which are actually serious, and I'd like anyone who wishes to respond to my post with your personal answers. Please don't respond to other people's replies, I'd like to see this treated as a sort of multi-question post.
How do you consider someone's "worth" or value in battle, and do you feel like this way of valuing someone as a combatant (or not) can be standardised into a number that anyone can agree on?
How do you feel an org should handle their interest in raiding if their choice of raidee (which is a word now) has less people online at that time?
If a defending party has people leave and/or give up, do you feel the raiding party should lessen their numbers in the same regard?
Should gods/divine be able to "lock" their orgs for an event? For instance, this weekend might have locked Serenwilde and Glomdoring, keeping any other parties out of attached realms/planes during the event. We know Lusternia has this sort of mechanic on domoths, whereas an opposing domoth can't be attended by an org who holds a particular domoth.
Do you feel that a raiding party should mechanically be required to see how many defenders are in an org before they raid it?