Hi RakeJay, I’m in an active alliance that currently has 19 members. I’m wondering if you may be a good fit with us and vice versa.
Level: our members range from levels 21-47 in basically a bell curve distribution, so I don’t think your members would be at all out of place. There’s no problem with one or more members being at a lower level; we were all there at some point and I think the general attitude in the alliance is that as long as those members are active and contributing, they can and should be helped and carried to some extent. That is, we recognize that if they’re not benefiting from Titan loot and whatnot, it’s harder for them to level up and become a bigger contributor. We are patient and take a long term view on things.
Titans: we’re currently hitting 5 and 6 star Titans. I don’t remember us ever failing to kill a 5 and we do decently on 6 right now. Maybe that’s not amazing, but that’s the truth of where we’re at right now.
War: we have a very active core of 11 members who participate in the wars. Last war we used all but 8 flags -a high participation level is VERY much the expectation. I need to know how active your members are in wars before we consider merging. We have kicked many members for opting into the war and then not using their flags. Please be brutally honest with me on this point. We’re fine with people opting out of the wars and hitting Titans (we have a number of players who do this and still hit the Titans hard), but if you’re in the war you need to use your flags.
Pay: I’m not sure, but I’d guess we have some C2P and I know we have some F2P members (including our two strongest members). But I don’t know more: it’s never been a real topic of conversation in the group. Whatever everyone chooses to do is fine.
One last issue: we have a leader who has gone inactive in the last two months (it’s worth noting that the leader is opted out of the wars, so they’re not hurting us there). To deal with this, we intend to dissolve the alliance and re-form with all the active members. We have not yet done this because we have agreed to first open our current War Chest first. We’re at, I think…17 right now, so we don’t want to surrender that progress. I know that’s a bit messy, and if that’s a deal breaker, then I understand and wish you well. But I wanted to be honest about where we’re at.
If you’re interested, please tell me a little bit more about your group. How active are you all, what are your goals, and if there’s anything else you think we should know about you. We’re a closed group, but I will give you the name and coordinate with your further if we look like a good fit.