A teammate and myself were sharing our favorites list to help each other earn gold. We are close in level. I am 96 and a she is 101. Are trophies are always close, sometimes she is ahead of me sometimes I am head of her. Between 2100 - 2400 usually. However the most amount of gold she will get from opponents will be under 200k. The same opponent will pay out as much as 900K to me. There is obviously a formula that determines the amount of gold that a player is able to receive. I have seen in the forums players complain about gold raids only being around 100k, and how hard it is to upgrade 10mil plus towers at that pace, but I haven’t seen anyone post anything resembling a better understanding of how the system works and what we can do as players to increase the amount of gold we receive during raids. I know the factors are not purely related to trophies or hero level. I am thinking it could also be effected by the gross rating of maybe your spells and troops too.
Could a less skilled player fall into situation where there statistics say they should be at one level, but their ability is at lower level? Could that possibly be a factor?
Currently my best solution to this has been the creation of a Gold Equipment set. At the moment I almost triple the amount of gold I receive from raids. That certainly helps a lot. But x3 of a 800K raid is a lot different then x3 of a 100K raid.
Does anyone have any insight on how to manage your account to optimize the amount of gold you receive from raids?