Let me start out by saying I appreciate everyone’s direct feedback. If I seem a bit snippy, it’s not aimed at you personally. Annoyed with the raid update and getting over a vicious head cold.
I’m guessing from the posts and some of the pictures (okay, and a little alliance stalking) you guys are maxed out on a fair amount of your bases. For example, Dante2377 your currently defense team is max leveled 5* with all 4* troops boasting a Team Power of 4102. That’s awesome!
I’m about 6 months into playing. I liked the game enough to spend a little money on it. I thought their VIP deal was pretty sweet. 30 Gems a day, extra builder, bonus daily summons (fodder). I Really Liked The 2nd Builder! Part of my grind was raiding in Silver League. Raiding for resources is pretty common in PvP elements of games I’ve played in the past, and I thought they had a really nice balance of limiting it to what was available in the Watchtower.
This 80-90% cut in the raidable loot is a huge kick in the crotch when your trying to build your base. The chest reward issue is really to me moot at this point in my build. That one chest does not compensate for the loss of resources I was capable of earning with 12 raids a day. Figure on an average 5:1 Win-loss ratio, my 10 wins could net me 400-600k in each resource after taking out rerolling.
People can come back with the “back in my day we only had 1 builder, and walked 20 miles up hill to and from school…”. However, I was introduced into VIP 3 months (4?) into my game play. I was power leveling SH to 20, and now they’ve upset the apple cart on what I was paying to do.
Am I going to quit the game? No, I think it’s still fun.
To the title of the thread: Cup Dropping Punish: Good or Bad?
The way they’ve done it has not incentivised me to raise my cups into Gold League, which is about where I can max out at with 1350 (+/-25) trophies. Takes me more time to stay there for a lot less benefit. I’ll continue to grind away on my base, 30 heroes for AW, troops, and battle items. I won’t renew my VIP.