Do you have any pointers on where to read up on what to expect from a 2.0 upgrade?
I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanics behind the wonder building. Who controls it? Leadership in the alliance? Members on the island?
What happens to a wonder if a member on the wonder island gets conquered or goes ghost?
What happens to wonders if two alliances merge? Is there a way to bring wonders over?
How does the wonder upgrade process work? Is it automatic or does it require some manual steps?
I would begin by looking on the Wiki under the 2.0 Portal
. There is a lot of information in there.
As for the Wonders, I will answer this as best as I can with the information that I have:
I would think that decisions on building a wonder and which one would depend mainly on how the alliance is formed and run. Other than that, I cannot give you more of an answer.
If the alliance loses complete control of an island either through a ghost or conquest/revolt, then building of the wonder ceases and all progress is lost past the last completed stage. So if you were around 60% done building Level 5, then you would drop back to Level 4 of the Wonder.
When two alliances merge, one of them has to disband. If an alliance disbands, any WW progress they have made is destroyed, so it stands to reason that at least one of the alliances will have to sacrifice any work they have done as a part of the merge.
Upgrading/Building the wonder is done by resource shipments. Any one in the alliance can do this. These are manual and are sent directly to the Wonder, and not to a player.