Not true. We do have allies and we even have NAPs.
However, we prefer to allow our members, which ever ocean they may be in, to have a range of viable targets rather than strangle their growth with excessive diplomacy.
This is a war game, and to take the combative element away from your team is the road to ruin.
Not really fair to use that as an example, it wasn't exactly a joint decision by the leadership to disband TW-S. Anybody with a grudge and the ability to click a button can disband an alliance its not like they all decided to go their separate ways.
Yea, we in tw-shadow didn't choose to disband - one guy convinced us he was capable of being a good founder and leader, then disbanded alliance a few weeks later. We are still up and running just fine, if not better.