Agreed, after following the adjustments to surprise attack, I think devs are pretty open to making changes (note I was against changing surprise attack but can acknowledge the efforts to have a good compromise as a solution).
Looking at the alliances that have suitable sister alliances, they are in a league of their own (lulz) in terms of power. Even if you were to force them to separate, you are just going to place these massively powered alliances with much weaker ones. Its nice that at the top everyone has a good top 5 team, but a lot of those other alliances don’t have nearly the same top 20-30 that the near 40 million alliances do.
And like others have said… this doesn’t stop the mass non-alliance collusion that happens. Sister alliances had different tags in the past. Seems like the previously proposed option was an extremely targeted solution formed out of bitterness that didn’t solve the “problem”.
There used to be so many mergers of alliances to create these massive bounty and pvp powerhouses in the past (pre-war). The problem I think was managing the interests of all the sister alliances, I think giving credit where credit is due (Satisfying all members) is fine. Anyways, if history says anything, a lot of these whales end up falling apart.
Besides, judging from the complaints, isn’t the alliance that is targeted an alt alliance to begin with? Would the OP be willing to sacrifice their rewards for 25 other people they don’t work with on a daily basis (From the war history … it seems less of a tradey than some other posters proposed).