It seems that some people here are arguing only for the argument sake and not to solve anything in any constructive way.
'Problem' is that RN's priority is to make money for Travian Games and not to provide fun for the players (although of course one might argue that happy players are more likely to throw more money into the game, but only RN knows for sure who are the biggest cash contributors).
So, not to alienate anyone and not to miss anyone with cash, RN mixed up a team base game with a game of solitaire.
But having it both ways simply does not work.
Until RN fixes the game itself and decides if this is a team game or solo game we can all argue until we're blue in the face, nothing is going to change.
We are seriously considering playing our next round as "Dis Raptors"and create so much chaos on the server that RN has to finally do something about it.