The Alert system is a pile of crap in it's current form. I'll explain why through a basic timeline of every alert so far I've been a part of. Problem 1: The Warning The alert warning pops up and immediately everyone stops thinking about what they are currently achieving and starts planning a massive withdraw to the warpgate. This is kind of counterproductive to the normal fighting that should happen. Problem 2: The Alert goes live You have everyone sitting in front of the warp terminals hitting tab and trying to continent shift as fast as possible. The continent gets loaded to cap and platoons end up getting split up with some people in the queue. Problem 3: They last to long Two hours is waaaaay to long. Nothing else besides that needs to be said. Problem 4: There are to many alerts in a day As soon as one ends, a lot of people just seem to wait for the next one. Proposed fix: 1. Do not warn about them ahead of time. Simply have them pop up. 2. Do not make alerts continent based. Make them happen on all continents at the same time. 3. Change the alert to something along the lines of controlling a territory (or several) on each continent. 4. Shorten the duration to an hour or less, or have less alerts per day.