I remember a lot of whining about Rose from both sides of former Quack. I guess they aren't as bad if you need their help in a war.
separate from above:
You could always have O Levels connecting spheres. People are so concerned with keeping it visually separate on the web but then they still oA in with blocs and alliances not treatied to them or they go in defense of someone. I dont really call it secret treaty per se, but it would be nice if people made their allies a little more visible. Cant call someone a hegemony cuz they have a lot of visible treaties then conjoin multiple blocs with no ties to fight this "hegemony".