I'm a fairly new player, been on since November 30, 2012. I like the game, and the Faction thing is pretty cool, IN THEORY! However, the developers have obviously gone off half-cocked!!!! I've read this entire thread, and there are references to all kinds of glitches: Factions with 24/20 members, players leaving a faction only to find they are still in that faction next time they play, etc. It appears there is a MAJOR server lag. Had a friend I know submit a faction request, then an ally request. Received the ally request in a few minutes, still have no faction request 24 hours later. Either the game servers can't handle the player load, or the application is very poorly de-bugged. All STUPID/REDUNDANT questions aside (e.g., "How do I get concrete??? Duh...) WHY HAVEN'T THE DEVELOPERS ADDRESSED THE LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS IN THIS THREAD? Maybe they don't have any answers!
ANYWAY: I DO have my own faction.
I will NOT expect any players to donate! (But donations are always welcome.)
I WILL (and already have) put my own resources into the faction. (While still developing my own base...)
I will NOT kick any members without giving them a reason and fair warning in advance.
I will NOT promote EVERY member to Officer (that just makes no sense to have too many officers!)
I will NOT accept EVERY request (if any ever get past the Deadly Server Lag!) That's just good policy as far as I'm concerned. Can't let EVERYONE in!
I WILL consider any comments or ideas from members. Please use the Faction Forum!
We DO NOT have to be the BIGGEST or the BEST, just the best we can be. Seems all the BIG factions are being run by the game developers anyway. I'll try to give them a run for their money!!!
Faction: Peanuts Gang (You're a good man, Charlie Brown!)
Invite Code: 177-215-555
Leader: General Anesthesia (me.)
Current Members as of this post: 4 (see "Deadly Server Lag" I mentioned previously!)