A total disincentive to a new player. One cannot do well here if you're not part of a clique. I spent some money here to learn the game that I now regret. You could fix this by displaying right of way agreements, but I doubt that will happen since you all seem to celebrate treachery. Goodbye.
In game 2371529, I lost my capital due to serious wolfpacking by 5 players, only 3 of them in a coalition. Thought my border was secure...but there were tricks going down. I may not be back if something isn't done. This is only my second game. I went all the way to the end in my first.