At the fact that -Guardians Of Freedom- Already has -Guardians Of Freedom2-
I agree, organized MRAs can do well.Skamimida I agree hitting cap doesn't make an alliance a MRA. The alliance I'm in will have near to that number, I don't think it's much at all.
However Guardians Of Freedom have been firing out invites to people they haven't spoken to before hand, and that does make them the very definition of mass recruiting.
Even without the invites being sent, I would still think it was the case, as the placement is pretty poor. Normally premades have a main core (or a few mini clusters if they had a bad start) for the initial jump in and other players joining later dotted around. However looking at the map, Guardians Of Freedom have no real 'core' area so either they have all joined at diff times using direction and not link which is rather silly or they are mass recruiting folks in O55.
As for "sister" alliances, I think acad is more applicable. Sisters are normally equal alliances that work closely together, often under pact circumstances. Where as an academy is only founded to take in more members. As Guardians Of Freedom 2 came into existence as the main alliance got full and then more blind invites got sent, think acad seems more fitting.
However I think MRAs get a bad rep, some of the well run MRAs will outlast premades and without MRAs there would be less newbies being able get into the game. So I hope to see some of them do well