My problem was start of conquest, taking no troops with me. Now I need to reload troops at a watchtower (125 per turn and 9 hours cool down for next troops!) and hope the enemy doesn’t raid us before that time.
So no raids, need to retreat while I easily can beat all their bases, but just due to lack of troops (none) are forced backwards.
Lack of possibilities to earn alliance plus individual gold is a serious issue. I now also need to protect at tower, waiting for better times.
(Sarcastic mode) Positive point is that nobody raids me, since I have no unprotected gold. Having said that, my personal workers also seem to get holidays during this conquest, no time to raid plus… I save my pro ticket, can’t risk to go offline for 35 minutes. And for what? For a conquest that gives a possible few chests plus some conquest boosts.
I think participants will be the losers, better to skip this conquest and go for gold to max defense first. You can better invest in maxing defense first, then next (lost and skipped season) conquest you have more alliance gold, stronger defenses for members and a way more easy conquest.