When I started playing I struggled with raids. I read guides here on the forum, asked to Alliance members and, following their advice, I start rerolling more an more until I got an opponent I think I can beat.
Someone even suggested me that if I re-rolled 10 times, the eleventh match wold be a sure win, regardless the power of the opponent. (I tried for quite some times and it worked … then it didn’t work … then it did …, I’m pretty sure it was just RNG playing with me).
My hunger for more and more food was insatiable, raiding had become a chore and I hated it.
Then I stopped and ask my self why I raided? It was not for food or iron, it was for opening the chest.
And for throphies, of course, but trophies I wanted to keep! What was the point of winning 100 thropies if during the night I was raided for -200 throphies?
I wondered if re-rolling made sense.
To me it didnt and I stopped doing it: I always face whatever opponent I come across. I select the best color mix I can to face that opponent, decide my goal for that raid (it can be “wipe them all out”, “let’s kill as many as possible” or just “let’s kill that Guinevre”) and I start fighting.
From that day:
- I developed a better sense for creating attack and defense teams, since I need to get the maximum out of what I have.
- Trophies are a good indicator of my progresses on how good my attack teams are (how many times I win) and how good my defense is (how many trophies I can retain). I slowly ranked up to Platinum when I was at level 26 and stay there since then (I’m at level 32 now).
- I’m no longer short of food, without having to waste time on building factories up to 20.
- I can open a chest every day just by starting the chest in the evening and finishing the morning after.
- I’m having the fun of a good challenge any time.
So, if you struggle with raids, as I did, just stop a second and consider if rerolling to find a “better” opponent is the right thing for you.
For me? I’m done, thanks.