The rate of which you can acquire the mats and produce bombs has not changed other than the increase in gather rate and the acquisition of tar via Mek’s spire. Addressing the ease of which you can get bombs is hinged on those 2 factors. Nerfing bombs/perks/increasing building health won’t make it harder on larger clans that have the numbers, resources and time. It will only make it harder on smaller clans.
Increasing the difficulty of bombs, whether it be gathering, producing, it’s affect, increasing building health, et al, is literally increasing the grind regardless.
This why I am saying wipe.
Yes, of course, a larger clan will always have the ability to get resources quicker if they know what they are doing. Same can be said for smart solos, duos and smaller clans though.
What the issue is that some of these clans, reduced often down to 1 player refreshing, has access to hoarded resources. Some years upon years because of BVs. DP sure, but more so building mats.
I have many BVs, some are the quick “get up and go” and everything to start at meta. Some are literally just building or raiding mats. You know what this means.
Wipe it all out. Let everyone start from the beginning freshly on 3 month intervals with the new ages. No more dragon hoards.
It could reinvigorate many players. That race to get the resources and establishment going, who gets there first, who is smartest and ready first to assault or defend.
The anticipation alone is what I look for in my gameplay. That’s me if course, but it tickles my brain which means it probably does the same for others too. I miss the days of weeks/months long wars.
Messing with perks again is just asking for more punishment. We’re already being curb stomped here.