@AnjaValkyrie I figured ‘staying’ in the top 100 would be a bit of a misnomer, which is why I put it in quotes. I guess what I’m looking for is “defense team with best survival based on what I have” That will keep me at ~2600 cups within shooting distance of 100.
That being said, I appreciate your candor. I constantly tweak and look for improvements to get to the point where I am “as good as I can get” and it just feels like I haven’t quite got the right mix yet to where I am satisfied.
And I do realize that if there were “a perfect” defense, that I would see the exact same configuration repeated multiple times. I, too, have beated Zero, Anchor and many of the ‘elite’ class of players who have 30 level troops and Day 1-max hotm/event heroes, most without a problem due to stacking.
Ultimately, I’m just trying to find purpose in raiding because it’s such a chore and there is very very little benefit to being in, say, diamond over platinum. Whoohoo… you get an additional slot. Eh. Because, beyond raiding there is War. War defenses are a little more resilient due to the mechanics in play but the “boosts” make them annoying and less fun overall.
I am not as experienced or as respected in the game as you are, but I am at the point where I can beat all challenges, events and hit every titan hard, win 80% of my raids and do passably at war (usually 4/6 kills, often 6/6 kills). Just looking for some more growth and fun in the game. Y’know beyond mindless farming for resources, as I prepare for events.
I think that, sometimes, I only stay in the game to chat with folks and fulfill my OCD by maxing out heroes. Creating mini-games out of the game because I’ve (effectively) reached the end of the game as far as content provided and challenge offered.
A normal human being would walk away and find something else to do, but with 6 kids and a stressful job, I stick with what I know and (like many) my phone is always with me. So, yeah, I could quit. but instead I try to find new ways to have fun and one of those involves making my best possible raid defense to ‘hang around’ close enough to the top 100 to lay the smack down on the elites to feel like I’ve accomplished something.
That was a lot more verbose than I intended.
Please do not interpret it as argumentative. I’m on a long conference call that I have long since checked-out of … So I typed here.