I want to know as much as I can about Clash of Clans town hall level 8, because I have been here for about 2 weeks now, and it seems like there are a lot of upgrades that go into this town hall level, before you max it out. I have always maxed out my town halls before advancing, but I really want to be town hall level 9, because of the cool stuff that you are able to get at that level. In particular, I want to get the lava hounds from the dark barracks, because most of my attacks use dragons.
With a lava hound, I could use nine or 10 dragons and have the lava hound tank the air defenses while I use rage on my dragons to wreck the rest of the base. It seems like it would be a pretty effective strategy for a war. It would cost too much elixir to be practical to use outside of a war unless you were really committed to trophy pushing. I don’t really see the point in trophy pushing beyond an extent, because really, the only reason you would want to be in the higher trophy leagues is for the attack bonus. And I know I don’t have a good enough base to be in even Crystal league at the moment.
Instead, I am going to stay in gold 2 and hope that I can find enough resources while raiding, in order to move along quickly through town hall 8. I do not know if I want to max out my walls before moving on or not. It just seems like such a huge comitment of resources and I am not really sure that the return is worth it. Maybe those big black walls do scare people away.