I have a confession, when I read up on the faction bonus system I just joined Minax to benefit from it. I don't contribute, I just leech. I admit this system is broken and those who actively participate in opposing factions are putting in way more effort without receiving any benefits for it. Eventually it all boils down to the same problem, there will always be one 'dominating' faction. In this case its because EQMS can field the numbers, but if you take EQMS out of the equation, there will always be someone to fill that vacuum. Once a dominating faction has been established, opposition will get discouraged which will only be in favor of the dominating faction. In regards to a cap: This problem persists also outside UO. I remember during my wow-years they had this Lake Wintergrasp zone that got totally neglected by one faction because the other faction always won due to numbers. Eventually they implemented a mechanic that favored the minority faction (increased health / damage). That didn't fix the problem so in later expansion they reverted back to a cap mechanism.