This will me be my last post if nothing changes around here about this trophy system, the more gems you invest in this game the higher ascension level you get the worser it become!!
first off all why do you think top 10 players are all between lvl 25 and 40 simple explain, becuause defence is worthless with the overpowerd gem skills!! scylla blows away half of your defence map, pyrphoros rush through barricades and bring most of the towers down easy! the really bad part is if you die, you ressurect and the timers of the skills are reset too, so it can be used straight away so its very easy to beat high lvl defences that way to win or to get to raid stage and earn trophies!
second bad thing is the reward trophies that are given by not completing to beat the defence of your opponent so called raid, they still earn trophies from higher level with more trophie count or level! so again your defence is worthless, because you lose trophies and cant earn those back, because the islands dont get occupied if that happens 50 times a day you only lose trophies to lower level players all the time,and that happens in all stages of ascension lvl all the trophies from the high ascension lvl will drop futher and futher down to the lowest ascension lvls in this game. we dont earn trophies for defence anymore and cant be won back, we cant attack those low lvl ascension where all the trophies go!!!
so close to quit this game and ask for refund!!