Let's be honest. If an alliance chooses smaller wars instead of going all-out then having members call out bases isn't a bad idea. But, expecting your members to have to check back in the chat-room to see who has called what? Not a very good idea IMHO
Just came from an alliance that expected above Plus, expected me to medal down for better match-ups.
Not so sure about the thinking with that last one. Does it really help with match-ups? Lord knows things are bad enough in current individual match-ups if your medals are too high. Don't know if that extends to full-out alliance wars. ???