Mergers, however, are risky.
Look for people who have the same game goals. And maybe you visit for a few days. Talk about it beforehand or risk the alliance falling apart further.
Note: English preferred in the forums.
Mergers can be risky if the two alliances do not have the same goals. The new merged alliance needs to agree on the alliance goals and rules before the merger.
For @Hawkeye I feel for you. Two years is a lifetime in this game, sometimes literally. I’ve been in my alliance for 1-1/2 myself, and have seen some long-time members come and go – some with no warning, they just dropped out of the game one day. I think especially for f2p and c2p you reach a crossroads at 2 years or so of playing where you find it harder to motivate yourself to play. The players who quit may have been at that point themselves – this was just the tipping point.
You do need more pizzazz in your recruitment thread. Currently it doesn’t stand out. It also won’t be read unless someone actually searches for it as it’s not being updated.