Fast Opponent Search (Less Time In The Clouds)

When you search for opponents, you always have to spend some time watching the clouds until the game presents you the next base. Depending which Town Hall you are, which League you play in and also what time of the day you search, you probably push the Next-Button quite a lot until you find a base you finally attack.

People in the top trophy range sometimes wait for minutes until they see the next base. This is a problem I can’t solve, but in this post I want to show you a little trick that reduced the time in the clouds for players in the normal trophy ranges.

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So Much Time In The Clouds

Many of us aren’t aware how much time you spend in the clouds. If you check between 30 and 50 bases before you attack, you will spend an average of 2-4 seconds watching the clouds each time. Many bases are skipped right away (not enough loot, wrong Town Hall level or maybe because you simply don’t like the setup you’re seeing).

In total this means you’ll have 60 to 200 seconds in the clouds, which is more than 3 minutes in the worst case.

Under regular circumstances you wouldn’t mind – it’s just a little more time, but if you just boosted your Barracks to play a hardcore farming session, you don’t want to waste the boosted time watching the clouds.

Spend Less Time In The Clouds

The simple trick is not skipping right away. If you push the Next-Button right away (e.g. there is simply not enough loot), you will see that you spend a couple of seconds in the clouds until you see the next base.

If you wait at least until the timer is down to 27 seconds left and then you next the base, you will see the next base showing up almost immediately.

I’m not sure how this behaviour actually works, but if you do it like that you will save yourself some time while searching for a base.

faster player searching and less time in the clouds

Also simply watching the clouds is annoying. I think when I would see the total time of seeing clouds for the whole time I played the game so far it would be hours, if not days in total.


No rocket science after all, but using this you will save yourself some time and what’s important for me, it also feels better than watching the clouds all over again – even if it’s only a couple seconds each time, it is annoying.

Thanks for editing: Sam Ellison

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Written by TimmyEatWorld

I love to play Clash of Clans since 2013 and write here about latest strategies, news and base designs. While my troops are training, batteries are loading I like to keep myself busy with skydiving.
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  1. After collecting a huge trophy always me defence get raid for trophy more than 50+and for whole day if I search I get only 6,9,14,15 max I think this should see them mine attack and defence if I m wrong always in legendary now I am having 5856 now just I got minus of 34 before this 35 and from yesterday I m trying to get those trophy but my result is xero
    And then also they not think so I decided to leave this gamee one sided game

  2. I am a Legend Leaguer 5884 cups. I do not like playing the game anymore, because I spend so very long on searches. Yesterday was nearly 6 hours straight of searching/raiding without stopping. I found only 4 raids the entire time. All of which were high percentage 2 star attacks. I use my clan games boost hoping it would male some sort of difference. I spent 110 gems also on strictly boosting. Now this feels like stealing to me SUPERCELL. I get there are issues with finding bases for everyone up here, but isn’t there some sort of a fix? I am asking for a special legend league trophy rule that only allows legends who have been searching for an hour or more to be given an open base in a lower league with a percentage based trophy system that doesn’t take more than 3 cups from the defender, however, gives the legend leaguer extra trophies based on their attack percentage and star amount…so like a 3 star would only take 3 cups from lower guys and receives 9 for a three star..6for a 2 star above 60 percent..4 for any other 2 star and nothing additional for a 1 star. This keeps us legends able to play a game they obviously love. And remember that adding trophies to the mix is not a bad thing, because they are all taken away at the end of the season.

    • I can totally understand you and it’s frustrating, for sure! The League system needs not just a fix but just a complete new structure where people are rewarded for pushing cups (and not just the League Bonus). This will help that on top you will find more players as now so many dropped to Titan because of the clan games.
      An easy fix for now would be to reduce the Guard Timer in Legend League & Titan League, but I don’t think Supercell want to go for that…
      I do hope we will see a fix soon 🙁

  3. im a th9 and currently at 3870 cups but i rarely find any th9 or even th0s with good cups offer. i might be a noob asking this but what to do. does changing globals affect this anyway.

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