Absolutely atrocious game balance. Immediatly after attack protection is off I get 5 separate attacks on my city by 1 guy and I'm immediatly conquered. Why is this even allowed?
Sorry that happened.
It gets a lot worse than this I'm afraid. Find yourself in a top alliance on the front line and you will most likely find yourself under attack at all hours of the night for a good amount of time if you have cities in high value areas. Not to mention if you make a real nuisance of yourself you will probably be rewarded with spam attacks from the rim to try and mess up/overload your game interface so you can't defend against the closer range serious attacks.Game is full of bully boy tactics like constant daily attacks from players with much higher established cities not allowing other players a chance to recover and multiple members from supposed alliances and sister alliances.Even tho this game has a war based side constant sending of attacks from alliances to smaller players should not be permitted or is this a game where established players are allowed to say you should join us or we will just make this game unplayable for you.
I love how this game just throws people out in the middle of a war zone once its done babysitting you for couple of days
I am sure that there are many people who have had a similar experience to yourself and have decided not to come back to the game.
Its not easy for players new to the game. All the advice here is good. Don't place so much emphasis on your first city. The restart will take you to an area with players starting the world or starting again like you. The most important thing to do in your first world is to learn. Once you understand the game you can make your own choices about world speed or danger.
Problem is the game automatically assigns new players to the newest world, and I wouldn't expect them to think to themselves "surely these older worlds where everyone is so much bigger than me are a better place to learn"Play a world that's not far from closing and learn the game.