I guess I am one of those bullies that go around attacking without a purpose and making a massacre. I will try to address some of your comments in here.
Level 30 hitting level 20. The level players are at is their own issue. I have seen heroes at higher level than me with less playing days, but mostly we do see heroes with same or more playing days that are lower levels. That only means you have not bothered to level up, so please, no one else to blame but your self.
We spend silly amount of money NOT. Is not how much money you spend, but were you "spend" your skills and perks points, upgrade of your research building and resources to improve you research time. You want the Devs to put a "cap" on donations, really? Would you do your same work and ask for a pay cut?
Attacked by 5-6 members...yeah...it's called alliance :). Advice for you if I may; If you are next to a fast growing player, specially if that player is despot and you are a "casual" slow growing player, move, because you will be attacked.
Fact: By the time we hit on 2nd target most of your alliance had truce or ladas up, which means they couldn't reinforce the players that didn't place them and were getting attacked, which is what alliances should do. Yes, we go in a group, because we are an alliance. You guys should try it.
Fact: We attacked a town with pop/cult 785/514 , brought that town to 112/125, in less than 3 hrs that same town was back to ~550/ 350... There are speeds ups for rebuilding after attack, there are many advantages for Collective players not being used or not used properly, you even get noticed in most cases over 1 hr just to give you enough time to gather reinforcement from probably across the world , but I Wont go back to beating that dead horse!
Fact: WAR is one of the victories of the game, so YES that is our purpose!
In closing I do donate, but not much. I have a full time job so I only play max 3 hrs on weekdays. The difference is I learn from my mistakes , I read what is the purpose of buildings, perks, even artifacts and heroe's clothing and use it to my advantage. You need to read to improve in your game. You need to have better defense and you need to help your alliance members , that is also a FACT.
10 months ago.