Over the past few days, I have developed a feeling as if there had been an excessive amount of DoE's lately, earlier I took a look down the front page of the Alliance Announcements forums and i found the results interesting to say the least.
27 Topics (not counting the three announcements)
9 Declarations of Existance (Expletive Removed, Legacy, Africa, GARO, Cat Land, Posaris, Unity, ACE, and OTF).
What an odd phenomenon to have such a high number of alliances formed in such a relatively short amount of time. Why so many, why at the same time, and why the generally horrible names?
I can't comment on the cluster or the names, but perhaps I have a theory on why so many.
Essentially, we haven't seen a good war in a long time. Wars tend to beat down people, demoralize them (to some extent), and take up some free time. Without them, nations grow to a point where their rulers feel they can take on the task of leadership, they have an all-time high morale that allows them to believe they can accomplish anything, and they've got nothing better to do with their time then invest it in a fledgling alliance.
If your tired of all the new alliances, instead of complaining about it, stop giving diplomacy a chance.