I think I'm about to be badly battered, too Oh, well...I am still working out what I'm doing, to be honest, and the only invite to an alliance I've had, when I looked at it, they all had smaller population size than me, and it sounded extra agressive, so I didn't join.
Thanks for replying anyway. I think I'll just have to see what happens when I'm unattended for a week, and try and rebuild when I get back.
Jas, which server are you on? Could maybe see about gettign you an invite into my alliance.
Best advice I can have if you're going away is to build your crannies up high. Think about reducing your warehouse and grannery size. If you can only store limited amounts of goods, less that your cranny capacity then you can't be farmed (apart from by Teutons). If they're not getting resources you'll be left alone. If you're a Gaul build your traps up. Build your wall up. Think defensive when you're starting off.
It's very frustrating isn't it? My dh says that you have to upgrade your cranny to at least level 10 so that when you are attacked you don't loose too much stuff. He woke up this morning to find that loads of his stuff had been trashed....at least it wasn't Jas's village. What tribe are you?
My cranny's only level 4 at the moment, but I can't afford to upgrade it yet. I've just managed to get 3 troops and a 4th on the way, but that's cleaned me out... if I could play at different times of day it would be easier, but I can only get to it in the evenings, by which point I usually find people have attacked and taken most of the resources. I'll make the cranny upgrade my next priority though, then at least I'll have a bit more left when I get to play!
I've come back from my hols to find mr JN has upgraded tons of my stuff Thanks
I found spending tiome building troops was a waste of time initially as they were all killed when I was attacked, cranny building ios the way to go to start
AMumInScotland....I sent a message to one village that kept attacking me, asking them not to, and they agreed so it may be worth a quiet request, plus of course making sure there isn't anything to take, so they get bored and give up.
Thanks, I'll take a closer look at them and see what they want / what they're offering. I'm not getting attacked nearly as much now I've got the cranny situation sorted, but I'm not sire if that's partly just luck!