I’ve been a part of 4 alliances now, and at one point was the leader of one. Left my starter alliance due to a little drama, started a mutiny in my second alliance because we were upset about non-participation and lack of leadership. You know how it goes, people opting in for war but not using all their flags, people not hitting the titan, etc. So I started my first alliance with several members from the second.
We were happy, but small (8/30). We took down 4*, 5* titans but the loot was great. I would say there is no difference in the loot you get fighting a 4* titan vs a 10* titan. IMO, getting “good” loot relies entirely on your score in relation to other members’ titan score. (But even then, my SO has gotten rare loot for scoring terribly. So maybe it is truly random.) And since we were small, we strategically made use of all our War flags and opened War Chests on the regular.
But I digress-- my small alliance still yearned to be bigger. So we merged with another alliance. We never established leadership agreement so really, we just became part of their alliance (now 28/30). Some of my old members seem happy there but my goals are no longer being accomplished. We’re not growing, we’re not improving, strategizing. The “leadership” calling it quits on a Titan because it’s projected we can’t take it down, when people have flags left. Losing Wars with several flags left. Considering a few of my old members seem happy there, I’m reluctant to voice complaints because that’s how I started the last mutiny.
So my question is: What’s the benefit of being part of a big alliance? Aside from having more interesting Wars (aka more opponents to choose from), I don’t see what the benefit is. You can still rank Top 100 regardless of your alliance affiliation. To me, it seems worse to be part of a larger group because there are so many variables to account for. And poor leadership makes everything worse.
Thinking about branching off again and starting a new alliance. Wondering if I should just stick it out. Thanks for reading!