Hello all, I have two main questions I'd like to be answered.
Firstly, what determines the number of troops and resource amount (stolen goods too) of robber hideouts? Is it the combined attack power of my troops? Is it my village's resource production? Is it server age? Or is it a combination of these? I'd like to know how to predict and control their size so that as a def player I can still somehow attack them without being overwhelmed which leads to my second question.
How do you deal with robber hideouts if you're not an off player? If robber hideouts do increase depending on your size (pop, res prod., off value) then as a def player do you have no choice but to let them attack you instead of you trying to crush them? I like to keep a small army for raiding but I'm wondering as the server goes on whether it'll still be possible to attack robber hideouts when 90% of your troops are def. Depending on what the robber hideouts depend on then I hope to minimise those and so deal with smaller hideouts in the future so I can still farm them instead of waiting for them to attack me at half their value.
Regarding the first question especially, I want hard answers and numbers even to get a correct estimate (race and troop type of hideout is randomised to a point I guess but everything else should be hard numbers aren't they?). I've read on the internet and the forum of similar posts and NONE of them helped as they all just gave speculation. Where is this information available if at all? The wiki is certainly no help as it provides nothing more than basic info I see. Please don't give speculation, I've already done my own.
Thanks in advance