I am a relatively new player, started in August. Thank you in advance for your advice (I did search around prior to making this thread, but I hope it is okay, that I proceed with this in a new thread, since I found nothing of recent date posted.)
So, cup-dropping. Is that the right term even? That act of intentionally losing in raids?
I have discovered, that, with my 3* team, when I raid, I am landing somewhere comfortably around 1000 cups. Going further means a lot of defeats. Going lower means easier wins. Naturally.
Very rarely am I able to stay in Gold (which is 1200 cups and above, right?)
So I have been pondering if it would be the most efficient, to just aim to remain in Silver? Or do you just give it all you got, and take the defeats that come your way? It sometimes means, it takes me an entire day worth of raid Energy to fill the Hero Chest. Maybe due to how matchmaking is slightly flawed as well, of course.
Is that an optimal way to do it, or? I do find it way more entertaining to go in with a ‘winner mentality’ and just give it all I got with the tools at my disposal, of course.
Somewhere I read, that being matched in Alliance Wars depends on your cups too, is that correct? The last thing I want to do is cripple my Alliance more than it already is, with over half of them not participating. Is that another reason to remain around 600 cups instead, until I establish a stronger team of 4* heroes?
Is cup-dropping also the reason, that some players chose to just have a single Hero as part of their Defense team? I have not for one moment understood, what is the reason for that yet!
Or do they hope that we will chose to reroll for another opponent, and not ‘waste’ a raid energy flag to gain just one kill of one hero with the victory?
Thank you again for being such a great, informative and helpful community, and happy gaming to all