A ridiculous number of bases are now choosing to use only a handful of towers in their layout to game the algorithm Flare is using. The most common variant is a total of 2 towers in the layout, both poison towers at the gate. So if a raider takes down a gate and 20 of 21 towers the raider gets a small penalty. But if a raider takes down the gate and misses 1 tower on a two tower base, a huge penalty. In both cases the raider leaves one tower. So do we tell new players not to waste gold and time upgrading and unlocking towers, but to just build, max and perk two poison towers and stick em at the gate?
The Ninja event is already semi-ruined by being mostly about not taking down the gate before taking down the gate towers. I hear top 5 alliance war battles are largely about not missing gate towers. Should the name of the game be changed to Gate Tower Revolt? Holy crap!
Give players more incentive to use more than two towers! In fact the entire reward system and incentives to have a deadly base could use serious tweaking.