I have been watching a good friend play this game and learning how discouraging it can be if one trusts the wrong players. The game does look interesting; but only if I will actually have the time to create a strong village. I have read the "Rules", "Wiki - FAQ" and "helps". I have also read many threads in these forums. There seem to be a number of players with great guides, even though they use terms I am yet to be that familiar with. I have not found a step-by-step guide for a new comer. Perhaps I missed it. If so, will someone direct me to where I can read it?
I would like to know how to develop my village in such a way that my resources cannot be "farmed" by another while I get the lvls I want. I am thinking my headquarters and hiding place may be best to lvl first; however, I could easily be wrong. At any rate, that is what I have started so far. I am thinking I won't even bother getting any troops to lose until I get the village units up to the lvls that will best support what I want .. also until I get enough resources to create enough defensive troups to protect what I have constructed. Is this a good strategy?
Any help (in game or in this forum) will be appreciated.