Alliance wars are pointless right now. The game imbalance has negated any value. The formula used for matchmaking means an alliance can go a month with 1 winnable match. Take an alliance with 300,000 points, the next perk is 700,000. That alliance is virtually guaranteed not to achieve that. If a more balanced formula can't be found then the perk points need to drastically drop. Or alliance missions should grant much more in alliance points. Those matches tend to be more fair and since in missions can generate money for Zynga. Missions should be seriously bumped up in importance to an alliance.