Does your Clan have absolutely no problems with troop donations? If so you can stop reading now – still reading? I thought so. Almost all Clans have a minor to major problem with troop donations and I want to show you some basic rules you have to make your Clan stick to in order to get that right.
Troop Donation handling in solid Clans
To keep it simple most Clans have just one rule (or maybe two) when it comes to Troops donations – always have a positive donation rate and only donate what’s requested. Sounds good enough, but the first rule often leads to the first big problem.
Donating not enough or even too many Troops
If someone always has a very bad donation rate he’s one requesting more than giving himself – you don’t need to be a genius to get that rule. In my Clan there’s a golden rule to always be within a 1:3 ratio. You ask why I wrote “within” and not “have at least”? Good question. In former times we also had a problem with clan members that simply donated too much!
How can someone donate too much? It’s some simple math – if someone is donating like 3 times what he requested, it means that other players aren’t able to donate enough for their requested troops and simply got into a problem themselves either by requesting fewer Troops (because they always had to watch their rate and don’t always have been able to donate) or get into trouble with our Clan executive because their rate was going bad.
The thing is that it’s always more or less even – there can only be that many Troops donated like requested and if someone is simply donating like an animal the other members (mostly the less active) aren’t able to keep their donation rate healthy. I hope this makes sense to you and I can tell you this brought a lot of better donation quality and fun to our Clan.
Handling Troop Requests
Everybody likes to donate troops, but often there is the same situation that prevents you from donating – you don’t have the troops that are requested. Let’s say you do an attacking strategy, but many in your clan request Lava Hounds or Golems.
You don’t have these troops in your Army Camps so it’s hard to fulfil their request, because when you start training these troops it will take 15 minutes until they are done (unless you gem).
Chances are quite high that somebody else fulfilled the donation request and then you have a Lava Hound or Golem trained and maybe have no use for it (and wasted resources on).
Here’s a simple trick that I do for that:
Did you know that you can also donate a ready trained troop that is still in the Barracks because your Army Camp is full?
All you have to do is to add these troops on the back of your training queue when you leave the game and you have it ready for donation when you come back online. If there is a donation request for that you can donate it or otherwise you can remove it for a full refund of the resources to train your next army.
All you have to do is to clear it off BEFORE you start your next attack or you will have it in your Army Camp.
Of course, this is only useful for troops with a lot of housing space because you can only have 1 single troop unit per Barrack queued and ready for being donated.
I usually train 2 Golems and 4 Giants that I always have ready for donation, but that is something you will have to check yourself, depending what your clan mates request frequently.
Finding out about wrong donations
You’re about to attack with your Balloons and Minions, but there are also some Barbarians in your Clan Castle? A common thing sometimes, but it’s just annoying. Of course, you’re a little mad at the person who did it and sometimes it simply happened accidentally. If this happens more than once you have to be a little careful to find out who did this.
Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to tell who donated these Troops to your Clan Castle so if you see this happen quite regularly you have to stay online until you see who donated the Troops. My suggestion for you is not getting mad after the first time, to not get a bad mood into your Clan, but in regular situations you should just watch your requests in game who donated this and simply talk to the player 🙂