Why not just stick the queue limit at 8 then anybody else who tries go join goes into a new queue of 8. Both groups can be added to the war queue and go off to fight different factions.
I think it would be good because you won’t have people missing wars because they can’t jump in fast enough.
Active factions will really shine.
Factions that have that one whale player that can’t be beaten just can’t rely on them to carry anymore.