Good discussion, I think their is truth to both sides of it. I also think that BHG developers are very limited in what they can actually do but that may be a different conversation.
I’m a defensive player (424) have played in top alliances (top 10, top 20) and quite frankly, the game is just really boring at those levels. For two reasons; no base survives and you are constantly playing the same teams. Inside the top 25 or so, i’m not sure how those teams/players get much enjoyment out of the game. They are usually so stacked with great bases and museums that rarely do they get beat by teams lower than them (usually they take a lower team lightly) but also they rarely beat teams higher than them. Their is just not a lot of movement at that level.
As to the first point, no base survives. I don’t find that fun at all either but I’m a defense guy...lol Their are a lot of great suggestions in prior comments and I agree that it is just a minor tweak or two but again I think BHG is limited in what they have the ability to do. I recently moved down to play with an old alliance in the 80-100 range and in the nine wars we had, my base did not get 5 starred once. I did find that slightly more enjoyable especially because we played vs alliances I was not familiar with.
Personally though, I’ve decided to go unallied and just play the game as MP. I just don’t see the point in spending $$$ anymore or at least at the rate I was spending. I can play at whatever pace I want, as much or as little and don’t have to spend. I’m usually welcomed to visit most alliances to do a war or two when I feel the urge to participate in war.
So that is where I’m at with the game, not that anyone was asking…lol As a higher level defender, it’s just not fun or interesting to participate in wars. It’s impossible to defend at higher levels but my base is rarely beaten at an alliance level just 50-70 spots away. Their isn’t a sweet spot and I don’t think that BHG is capable of satisfying every player in the game. If I had to do it all over again, I’d go offense…lol