So the AI is getting smarter? Or playing like a person would?
Sounds like the frustratuon for a lot of people is that as they progress the game gets more challenging, and you’re playing smarter/better and more experienced opponents.
I don’t think that’s unnatural.
It’s like being good at 8th grade math in a small school, then moving on to pre-calc mid-semester at a big school. You’re no longer one of the top students and they’ve been studying it all year.
So you write home to the Forum and tell them the new school is really hard, the new kids aren’t as accepting, the teachers are tougher, and you just want to come home to your comfort blanket.
I guess one of the nice things, though, is that you can! Keep your lineup at 3* or 4* for raids. Keep playing people less experienced than you at those levels. Join a lower level alliance. Titans will be easier. Your War score will improve. Take a back seat on leadership.
I like the game progression. I like competing against the top. So I try to do those things; but you don’t have to.