If you hope to get anywhere in Clash of Clans you need to be willing and able to launch an attack. After all, harvesting resources the normal way is just a lot of hard work and it’s a lot slower. Plus you’re not going to get any trophies if you sit around and watch other people build up their empire.
If you want to attack someone it’s actually quite easy to do. You can choose from real players of the game (i.e. humans) or you can choose from computer simulated players (i.e. artificial intelligence). The main difference is that once you select an artificial intelligence player you won’t have any option to back out or be picky.
You’ll automatically be shown a base and you just have to place your troops. With a human option however, you’ll be able to look through several bases and decide on which one you want based on difficulty level.
Make sure you place your troops properly so you can make sure that you destroy as much of your opponents base as possible. You only need 50% in order to win and get trophies but the more you destroy the more you’re going to get as a reward.
Of course, you don’t actually have to do anything once you’ve placed your troops because they will try to pillage and destroy everything in their path all on their own.
Keep in mind that 100% destruction is your ultimate goal. If you can accomplish this you’ll get three stars and earn a lot more gems, coins and trophies. 50% will get you one star and mark you as the winner and destroying their town hall will get you the second star, but make sure you go for the gold.