I am a newbie (2 weeks) that was recently tricked into leaving the alliance I had originally joined that had a ranking of around 2700 for an alliance ranked around 340. Since the one I was invited to had a 36% gold bonus compared to only 30%, I thought it made sense. But almost immediately after I donated 10,000 gold, I was kicked out with the message that my level wasn’t high enough. So why did someone from the alliance invite me if there was a level requirement? And why was I accepted in the beginning? And why were there two members in the alliance with almost the identical name?
Also of note is that the alliance only had roughly 10 members or so out of a possible 18 or so.
Now consider what happens if 100 newbies a month respond to the invites and donate 10,000 gold each? I believe this was the goal. To scam as much in donation money as possible. So I’m curious if this is an ongoing problem, or something that moderators stay on top of and monitor somehow?