Troops cost half as much as usual, but I'm able to loot less than half what I could a week ago
Collector boosts cost a gem each, but that makes you a target both day and night and the net gain is negligible
In the last 7 days, I've had more than 6000 trophies dumped on me. I've given most of them back, with interest, but that only perpetuates the problem
Time is a factor in this. I can't spend the entire day playing the game. There is life outside CoC!

The way I see it, there are two options:
1. Take out a succession of shields (for the first time ever) and hope to wait out this madness, thereby adding to the clouding issue
2. Give up for a month and do something more interesting instead

Neither is ideal or what Supercell wants to hear, but they have given birth to this TH12 creature, so they will have to live with the consequences