I've been playing Clash of Clans for 4 days now. After the 3-day beginner's shield was lifted, I was attacked and suffered 100% damage. I thought, that was it, this attacker has taken over my village and now I have to build a new village. But no..the village was still mine, my buildings were not actually destroyed, and I was awarded a 16 hour shield, and I could continue to play.
So I don't understand; what's the goal, or eventual result of the game? What I initially thought was that clans would fight each other and the last remaining clan in the world is the winner. On an individual level, I figured destroying an opponent's town hall will give me their village , then I'll have 2 villages to manage and stuff like that. But no, you can still play after your village has been destroyed 100%.
So when do we truly lose or truly win in this game? What is the goal to be achieved?