I was a leader of an alliance (which I will not name here for security reasons) for nearly 2 years. The creator and original leader of this alliance, as well as myself, have put A LOT of time and effort into building this alliance up and strengthening it.
Due to both of us (as well as the most of our members) being busy lately, we hadn’t logged in as often as before.
Long story short, neither of us had logged in for a week, and, lo and nehold, we were ALL kicked out of the alliance we spent YEARS and money building up just to be overtaken by a level 20 player who had invested absolutely ZERO into our alliance (EDIT: he was not our member before, but came in while all members were inactive and was automatically given leadership)! The jerk also locked the alliance so that none of us can come back in and he’s not letting any of us back in nor accepting friend requests.
Basically, the rules of the game allow one lowlife who has done ZERO investment to hijack an alliance whose members have built parts and even YEARS of their lives into just because they hadn’t logged in for a measly period of just SEVEN DAYS! This would be equal to allowing any thug off the street to take possession of a family’s house just because they left it for a week!
This rule is stupid, ridiculous, unjust and it makes no sense whatsoever!
I asked the support staff about getting my alliance back but they say the system doesn’t allow them editing alliance ranks and such, which means I have no way of solving this problem. If the makers of this game have made it so easy to get our alliance hijacked, they should have left a door open for the support staff to fix the problem.
This rule should be changed in such a way that it is very hard, if not impossible, to hijack an alliance like this. Longer period of time before transfer, returning of leadership automatically if it was taken away automatically due to inactivity, and similar measures should be taken to ensure proper leadership and ownership of an alliance.
Do you developers see a problem with the current leadership transfer system? Because you should.
P.S.: My apologies, I hadn’t mentioned in my OP that the guy who assumed leadership was not a member before and became leader by merely entering our alliance while none of us were active)! It’s edited now.