I’ll try to explain. When you play in a group, you get to bond with people
in it. That’s human nature. To leave can’t help but seem like a betrayal.
Yes, I did eventually leave, and it did seem like a betrayal, but
eventually I bonded with the people in my new alliance too, and all is
well. However before doing that, and as a new player to the game, I was
tempted to quit the game altogether because I knew that the alliance I was
in was a dead end, because of the game limitation that the leader could
never be replaced even though they were clearly never going to return.
Now you may not care about that, but this thread may mean something to the
game developers. Did they want me to reach that situation where I almost
left? Do they want to take the chance of others doing the same? That was my
Hey, my alliance faced the same thing a while back. As others have already said, there is no way to boot the leader. We dissolved the alliance and re-formed. I didn’t read any of the resources, and they probably cover everything you need to do much more thoroughly, but here are a few important things we did.
Talk about it in the alliance long enough that everyone knows what’s going on. Encourage even your relatively quiet members to speak up so you can take their thoughts and opinions into account.
Choose your timing. We wanted to wait until we opened a war chest, since we were very far along on our current one.
Change the name of the current alliance (hopefully you have an active co-leader who can do this).
Choose who will start the new alliance and make sure everyone knows the name. For us, we used the same name (which is why it was critical to change the name of the old alliance). Obviously the new leader should be active, so this problem doesn’t recur.
Add a note about what happened in the alliance description, including the new alliance’s name.
Having been through it, it’s not a fun situation. But it was worth it to make the effort to change, and everything went reasonably smoothly for us. Hope it does for you too.
Please consider demoting leaders for inactivity. Or deleting inactive alliances. I am sure it will free space on your servers and motivate people to log in regularly. You could also add a group demotion features where several members can elect to demote an inactive leader who is skewing war matching and frustrating the rest.
Here’s a thought. Instead of demoting the leader and deleting alliances for any reason at all, unsatisfied members may always group up, leave the alliance and start a new one on their own, with new leadership, new rules, and new opportunities. Simple as that.
As for the part about members organizing elections in order to change the leadership, definitely NO! This is E&P, not the senate, where people get to debate leader’s decisions and make calls about the alliance’s general direction. How about if I get a bunch of my friends into an alliance and vote the leader off, just because I can? You may have read, several days ago, about the complains of people getting banned from the general chat because they get targeted and reported by a bunch of trolls for made-up reasons… would you like that kind of things to happen within your alliance?
Forget about deleting alliances and changing leadership, go start your own, it’s easy. Just click on create, pay 50 gems and take it to top 100. Success! As for the people who decide to stay in a dead alliance, they do that by their own free will, there is absolutely no reason to disband their alliance.
I think the original idea as I understand it — if the leader doesn’t log in for a full week (or similar) he or she is automatically demoted to co-leader and the co-leader with the longest time in the alliance is promoted to leader — would actually be helpful. Why force people to found new alliances and leave zombies behind to trap newbies? If we can fairly avoid the problem, I think we should do so.
I’m pretty sure that isn’t about active/inactive leaders. An alliance can be active even if the leader is inactive. And if I decide to stay in a leaderless alliance, that is my personal decision, I don’t need you or anyone else deciding what is best for me. How on earth could you presume that poposing about disbanding my alliance would be ok, leader or no leader?!
I think that other guy is on to something here V…it makes total sense…let’s make 10 million alliances to flood the system…there for allowing less people to be able to play…which in turn…everyone will lose less cups…there will be no one to raid…this is goddamn…brilliant…
B2T: One can’t degrade or delete sb or sth, who paid sth or which anybody paid for. Everybody’s got the LEAVE option and that would be my option, if I was unsatisfied with my ally. There are 1000s of alliances willing to have active players or one can simply create an own…