I have a simple suggestion...This game needs to be advertised more.
I came from another castle building MMO, one where the developers are completely ignoring players and there is much player angst.
There are many people out there looking for this style of game, I have been for several years! Yet DOF was surprisingly hard to find, I only ran into it with a fluke google random click, I'd done searched for MMO style castle builders before in the past and this did NOT come up.
This needs to be fixed. You have a great product, sell it!
Improving the MMO aspects after bugs should be the number one priority, once alliances are you will have entire communities moving to the game as groups, abandoning ship off another game i'll not mention here
Talk about this game, everywhere. Tell your friends, tell their parents. Every new person is more money to go back into the game!