With another global war appearing on the horizon, we'e seeing the usual flurry of last minute treaty signings and cancellations. When are people going to figure out that pieces of e-paper aren't the be-all-end-all of the cyberverse? I mean, look at MHA, the statistic number one alliance in the game, they're treatied directly with Gramlins, who have one formal treaty. One.
A treaty can be a wonderful thing to formalize a relationship, and as a way to announce it to the world, if that's your thing, but it isn't always necessary. Think about it, this war started when NpO declared on \m/, in defense, so they say, of any number of alliances they hold no treaties with. Alliances like MK find themselves overtreatied and with hands semi-tied when they find themselves fighting on opposite sides of direct MDP partners.
If these treaties were done away with, the game would suddenly become exciting. There wouldn't be simple cut and dried lines before the wars even started. Treaties are nice, but I would much rather have some real friends out there, ones who want to fight by my side, than a group obligated to do so because of a piece of e-paper signed months or years ago by people who probably aren't even there anymore.