Well I have been playing boom beach for years and this warships was awesome I the first season before they updated mid season.. and this season is point to win.. cause the only incentive is getting to higher tiers and better rewards.. I can not keep a streak bigger than 4 cause I get matched with a player that is at a way higher tech level than me and it's noticeable difference like every defense is 2 lvls above mine.. like it's making me feel that the only way to progress in this game is to pay. With this being a "free" game it shouldn't take money to win or accomplish anything in the game.. if that is how it's supposed to be then start charging for the download..
You should always be able to get at least a few ER's
The matching is around a few things so if you upgrade wrongly you are penalised but you can correct your decisions to progress further
It is a 3 month cycle so there is no rush to get to Legendary X
Had the same problem at stage 25, multiple 7,8,9,10 win streaks and when I needed one more win for L1 would always lose followed by usually another 5+ losses. Was trying to save my chests to get better rewards at Legendary level - eventually gave up and took the lower rewards to get the DC, flew thru to L1 then.