So I'm pretty new to Damoria, made my account just before Christmas and so far I haven't really done much, except level up buildings. I made an alliance with a friend who made an account at the same time, instead of joining an already existing alliance. Other than that I don't know anyone in the game.
About a month ago I logged in and noticed the top of my page was orange and I was being attacked. Not by any person close to me on my map, but by someone random over a day away from me. The random guy had loads of points (42 million) and as I would notice once he arrived he attacked one of my castles with about 2-3 million troops.
Now my main castle has just above 1 million points and I certainly don't have millions of troops to defend castles with, so he won and got my castle. And then he went for another one of my castles, and got it. And then a third one. And then someone else that seem to be unrelated to him (not same part of the map, not same alliance, but also days of travel away and lots of points (36 million)) attacked a 4th castle and got that. And now this random person number 2 is going for a 5th castle.
From never having anyone attack me I am now being chain-attacked from random people from other parts of the map, that orange top is basically all I see now.
Is there some breakpoint of points where people will see you as prey and start attacking you? - Like while I had less than a million points on my castles they didn't attack me because there was no point, but any castle round 1 million points is a good target to hit so that is the reason they are going for me now?
Is this common, do all players get attacked as frequently and I was just lucky to not be attacked until now?
Is the only way to avoid being attacked to join a big alliance? Is the reason I'm being attacked that I'm not in one?
Is there some "Hi i want to be attacked" button I have accidently clicked that lights up a KICK ME sign over my castles? If so can someone tell me how to unclick it?
What should I do when being attacked by people 30 times as strong as me? What's the tactic? Just let them get your castle, and move all military and resources away from that one. Or try to defend? I tried to defend and moved all armies I could and lost them, so now I just have a few thousand armies. It seemed there was no chance to defend against people with so many troops.
Will me asking these questions on this forum basically admitting I know nothing about the game, and saying I have no army left make me get even more attacks? I guess I already know the answer to that one. Sigh.