There should be a new reward system where if the r1 team kills all other teams in the era, Then they get the rank 2 and rank 3 rewards also. I think it will prevent giving free wins to friends and battlehugging
To be considered dead, maybe all players of that team should be conquered, or maybe the rank 1 team needs to lead by a particular amount of power , etc.
I think it will encourage more competition, and prevent teams from settling for rank 2 or 3 without fighting
feel free to express your opinion about this idea or add any changes