How do satellite alliances work? I assume it’s not just having a similar name. And I assume it’s not a matter of “once you’re high enough level, you can jump up a tier!” because then the lower guild wouldn’t have enough manpower to attract people.
Here’s how I assume that satellite alliances work:
All people need boosts, but they don’t need them all the time. People only have/use food for a short time. So I assume that the top guild sends all other members like 50 invites each, keeps 3 spots open, and then, when those members need to raid, they just accept the invite, do the raids, and then return to the lower alliance, ensuring that the top guild’s boosts are utilized more often.
Likewise, top guilds don’t spend all the money they bring in. So I assume that, once the daily quota has been met in the top alliance, some members will go to the lower alliance to make donations to quickly raise the smaller alliance.
In exchange, the smaller alliance provides a safehaven to those who are on break or otherwise not participating, and allows the top alliance to have >60 functional member slots.