I honestly think the whole clicking on the recruitment link is the wrong way to do this game. You need to be able to build some kind of building which will allow the creation of units and weapons.
Eric and Mal, you should seriously go sign up for an account in Earth 2025. Just so you can get an idea of how that works and the kind of concepts that can taken and modified to fit GT Army.
If you have buildings in which you can manufacture units and weapons you can create a REAL market. That way a person can make gold to work on their army without being FORCED to attack another army. It would enable a TRUE definition of a defensive race. I think that is one of the biggest problems with this game ATM.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater... confidence than an armed man."