I could still find enough loot yesterday plus this morning. Maybe I was just fortunate, fact is that I also leave gold unprotected behind for others to grab. Today I used a gold shield for three days (sorry collegues, troop and spell upgrade are ready within two days, otherwhise I would offer you to take some of my gold).
During recess I notice that most bases with 400k+ are players being online 90% of the time. Then it is definitely harder to find loot, but still I am able to find 300+ bases. Although I still find enough gold, I also have the feeling that after 5 or 6 raids gold is indeed decreasing dramatically. Add this to the boring aspect and we have a problem. Waiting times for upgrades to finish are too long, so players don’t need gold to raid, some have full chambers.
I overcome this problem by every now and then by opening my base during recess and dropping lots of trophies. Within a few days my gold problem seems to be solved. When members need gold me and my members open our bases and share it with them, it’s the only way to keep all of our members getting enough gold for upgrades.
Gold is indeed moving out of the game fast due to more and more expensive upgrades. I already compared it with taking a swimming pool of water out of a lake and only throwing back a bucket of water. That bucket won’t help. Now a dozen of swimming pools are pulled out of the lake and only one swimming pool is added due to war season. They have to monitor the height of the water and react accordingly. It’s unacceptable that rewards are given around 100k from players around hero level or above.