I understand folks as I'm in a small city as well and raids can be quite frustrating. We're trying to grow ( *wink *wink) but its difficult, and made more difficult with how things are implemented currently (something we're looking to fix soon).
But that's a good point to make, we are staying small...other city's do not and the game is based on city's having a fair amount of folks.
This isn't just aimed it making things tougher as it's inline with the changes coming, features being expanded and the rewards to go along with it.
Hopefully I share what we have in the next week or so.
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