I've been around for a while, I can read alliances and players so I know what they are.There was a time I too would have been foolish enough to call a family of alliances a MRA but in my last world something like this happened. A group calling themselves BLACKSEA joined the server and start recruiting in 6 or 7 oceans, within 2 days I think there was 4 alliances. Of course all the pre made alliances of the server were licking their lips waiting for BP to be lifted so they could sink their teeth into this "MRA".
As it turned out these guys were a large group of experienced players from the Romania grepo and when BP was lifted 5 or 6 pre mades attacked them and got their butts kicked. In fact BS were around until the age of wonders started and then their last few members merged with us and went on to win the world. So I wouldn't be so quick to judge an alliance group as a MRA if I were you guys, you may live to regret it.