Honestly i don't think it matters how sheepy goes about fixing this. There will always be a problem. Any change will just shift the power in Orbis. Now its low level raiders, next will be complete top tier superiority. ( for you CNers, you should know how that works)
Ill give my last opinion... The problem imo is, during this silly thing we call the peace cycle. Most people completely decom everything that has to do with military. They think there alliances and treaties will always be there to protect them. Arrgh has pretty much shown in the last few months that the treaty web basically means nothing during the peace cycle and people shouldn't rely on it during the peace cycle. Goes to show when most alliances sign treaties, they are only thinking of themselves and there interest. Basically all im saying is the treaty web is a lie.
With that said, what would you expect from an raiding alliance with no treaty partners or care for the treaty web, plus with members that has completely revolved their nations around war?
And there are ways that exist to beat us. You may not know it, but we do. Ill share somthing here.....
When arrgh kept raiding NAC, we knew one day Rose and VE will hit us. It was just a matter of time. Then that time came and we saw rose/ve's war boner popping up. Allot of us and allot of our gov was like "oh shit, our time may have come" Cuz we knew VE and Rose had the capability to wipe us. Then later that night, we got drunken orders to preempt VE/Rose. By the next morning, our very coordinated members manage to hit anyone who was a threat to us. Then the rest of us just basically raided.
So what does this say? We knew we were about to be rolled, but we used our coordination and our military we always have on hand to prevent that. We strike before there members got to powerful. We know how war works. We know the dos and donts. We know who and not to strike and when to strike.
Then why is this such a problem? Only thing arrgh is taking advantage of are surprise attacks and the false reality of the treaty web. We all know the game war mechanics completely favors the aggressor. No doubt there. Its also very easy to wipe out an entire military in a single hour. --- that may need to be nerfed. i do agree there. But having zero military and relying on basically noone for protection. thats a peoples issue. Not a game mechanics issue. the current mechanics allows beat down nations continue fighting. It just seems like an issue now because arrgh is taking advantage of the peace cycle.
Thats all i got to say pretty much.
tl;dr: treaty web is a lie, you guys make it easy for us, everyone in arrgh knows we can be rolled so why dont you?, our military superiority comes from coordination, experience and always having a standby military, the current game mechanics allows beaten down nations to continue fighting but during the peace cycle it the best way to raid.
Edit: For you people who say this isnt about arrgh, go ahead and think that. Reality is arrgh is the only one highlighting this so called problem because of our excessive raiding lately. So this whole thing is basically about Arrgh.