@Benny ally give bonus to spies. @z : I will still buy. Guess what? My land cost me 600 million, a tier 2 level 3 I build on it yield a ratio of 1000!!!! of course I will buy an expensive ally like you for a ratio of 117. Eg buying 600 million dollars of ally like you is going to give me more attack, defense and spy bonus than an extra forge. Do the mathematics and u can understand. Conclusion: what is expensive allies? Does the ratio still applies? Yes, the high land people needs them. Land is just too costly to justify exploration!!!!