Well said redmage.
The argument of "work as a team" is logical and all.. But at a certain point you can blast through any team with enough gold.
I was on a team with amazing defenders and great team mates and experienced players, but we where up against a stacked gold spender team, 3 separate slingers / hoplite nukes replenished every hour with cats.. All day non stop for 2 or so days straight.. And in the US worlds those BPs did no good when their was no backline to expand into.
Long story short my entire teams constant farming using heroes spells buffs etc etc to restock dlu did no good.. After a week or two of constant golded up nukes we could no longer keep up regardless of diplomacy , teamwork, and strategy, simply put, we where outmatched by gold. It happens.
At a certain point that no longer is fun. Its pointless and a waste of time. Maybe if the servers where larger and backlines could of been formed the fun could of still been a possibility, but when your up against someone willing to blow through hundreds of dollars in a matter of a few days just to exhaust your teams full troops and resources, their is no amount of strategy, teamwork and diplomacy that can stop it.
And to be fair to those guys spending that they have the right to do it. But realize, the us servers have died down for a reason...Nobodies going to spend a 100 or so in a world to try and have a competitive edge against a team stacked of ppl willing to spend thousands... Its a waste of money and time.
Now onto this world specifically... We have enough talent here to combat that diplomatically... But ppl tend to let their pride and selfishness get in the way of that.. So.. We will see what happens