I figured I'd have another go at World of Tanks clan wars. My friends told me you don't have to grind strongholds for two to three hours a night 7 nights a week just for maintenance on your land and to replenish your resources. One of the main reasons I quit REL_3 back in 2015 was because of the 2nd job strongholds became. I applied to REL2 and was accepted today.
I'm not sure how it will be since I joined a clan again right before the campaign. If I survive the campaign, I might just survive the "new and improved" Clan Wars 2.0.