I dunno any other way to explain it to you. I could burn ALL my resources for the next 3-5 days leveling just troops…so 3-5 days later i will have enough fodder to now level up a hero a good chunck and depending where said hero is at it might take a day or 2 of resource…so now were in over a week without using resource on consumable so i burn another day or 2 making consumables…rinse and repeat. I probably been playing at least a year longer then you and you wonder how i can always be burning up my food so quick…well you do the math.
Hope it makes sense to you now, if not your a lost cause far as im concerned on making the explanation any more clear. TIME PLAYED!
I play 16-9 like its going out of style…with a smidge of 8-7 when i need some training fodder for the camps. I use my “auto win” tickets on 23-11 only for the xp and it has a good tendency to give alot of high level fodder and hero leveling fodder. Been playing that way for ■■■■ near a year far as map spots go. Your dilemma is you leveled with 2 builders thus out leveling what you can do in hero/troop fodder and you are in the endless rut of playing catch up in leveling materials and i didn’t get that curse of a 2nd builder chaining me down with all the buildings maxxed and now no materials to keep up with my mines.