I very often see Clan members with bases that aren’t optimised as best as they could be, or get asked questions about strategy etc. I was going to write up my own strategy guide to the game to help new members and existing ones but I found one on the internet that is really excellent giving loads of tips from beginner through to advanced level.
If you want to know the basics of how to design your base, or best strategy for raiding, read ‘Flammys Strategy Guide‘. It’s split into separate chapters making it easy to get to the areas that are of interest to you.
I can’t recommend this enough. Read it and you will definitely have a better understanding of how the game works.
Flammy also has a Youtube channel with loads of helpful videos.