We are a community of about 12 people who got together and know each other in real life. We got the game to be able to build something that we own together. We play on US East Trior (Village Hidden in the Leaves) was our settlement name. We have a neighbor nearby who took a massive amount of plots between us and connected to us to them and we lost our whole settlement, we are all very unhappy and need to know if this is even allowed. As the mayor of what was our Hamlet I was not even given the option to accept this merge or decline it. It just simply happened. We could use some help here and support.
I approached Alakazam the mayor of Illuminaughty and he was not very helpful, I have the screenshots of the conversation where he basically told me to pull my plots back so we were not connected, but I fail to see how this will help if he just takes those ones as well.