So played for the first several hours. Don't care for the game. I'm only level two. But all the other level two players seem to have a lot more in fire power than I do. More landing craft, better level of troops and so on. When I only win 4 out of 75 battles. I begin to wonder if its not me. I'm not that bad of a player. But come on. I play on 3 different devices. Tried different things. The outcome was still the same. So I am done playing tis game. I'm sure I'm not the only person feeling the frustration of fighting against opponents that seem to have so much more.
There are issues with match ups.
My understanding is it is based on rank then number of engines.
People are farming chests and delaying going up in engines, maxing what they can out of chests.
When you unlock engines then you do not have to place them thereby staying in the previous engine bracket for matching.
So they spend all their upgrade tokens on getting the next tiers abilities or improving previous tier abilities to the max.
This leads to very unfair match ups and gets worse the further up the tree you go.
When you hit rank 11 you lose stars if you lose but gain stars if you win.
You do not lose the star for chests if you lose so if you win then lose repeatedly then you will keep getting chests whose timers are broken. Coupled with the engine thingy then you get very unbalanced match ups.
This needs fixed by supercell as soon as possible to at least let players get some enjoyment from fair fights. Unfortunately I suspect it is already too late if you want to push the leaderboard this season (which is a short one of just over a month to iron out these kinks).