I've talked to people and they have said that they wish it was back. I would really help lots of people in alliances. Most people don't have the money to buy gems and they might have used all of their hourglasses. Now they have to wait the full time of construction. Whenever I go to build, I see the "Request Help from Alliance" button and I always wish I could press it, but it is greyed out. Please bring the option back, it would help many people.