One:The Ward recipe is currently 5x Fine wood, 5x Greydwarf eyes and 1x surtling coreChange it to 20x regular wood, 5x Greydwarf eyes and 1x *any* trophy.
The Ward works by emitting a strong aura. Sacrificing a creatures head to make an aura would maintain the existing lore side of things.
Two:Make buildings under the protection of a Ward take a lot less damage from players. I am talking instead of 20 hits with a stone axe destroying a wall, make it 200+, ideally make it hurt the tool more too.
From what I have seen with dnSpy these changes should be relatively straight forward to implement and they would make a huge difference to the viability of PvP in the game.
A big reason for buffing the Ward is simply, why not? You devs don't have a focus on PvP. You don't balance the game around PvP. So why not just buff an item like the Ward which is only really useful in PvP? What's to lose?
I won't try to qualify it any further, hopefully you guys see the merit and implement the change for me.