I was searching for a good base to attack this morning and I received two messages. The first message prompted when I clicked to search for a new base, "Your attacking has been disabled" and then I was kicked from the game.

Now I am receiving a message that says, "You have been playing for too long and your villagers need to rest for a few minutes."

I spoke with a few other people I play clash of clans with and they said they could attack (not a maintenance window).

Why did I get these messages?

  • Not sure if I should shorten the question title... feel free to edit that.
    – Zero
    Dec 11, 2015 at 17:37
  • oh yes this is a dup, sorry about that. Close away!
    – Zero
    Dec 11, 2015 at 18:28

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A recent update rebalanced the Personal Break system, which is intended to prevent players from staying online and never being vulnerable to attack requires you to log off for a while every so often. The exact breakdown of times was in a link from the update news, I'll see if I can find it.

The new system is a bit more forgiving of casual players, allowing you to attack from behind your Shield without forfeiting the entire Shield time, plus giving you a Guard time after your Shield breaks where you can't be attacked but can attack freely. However, Shields are harder to earn (TH destruction doesn't automatically grant a shield now). The time you can remain online non-stop was reduced as well, although the window between when you log off and when you can be attacked was slightly expanded.

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    Recent? 2013 is pretty old... oldish? Dec 11, 2015 at 17:48
  • @JonathanDrapeau Huh. I'd never heard of the Personal Break stuff before the new update, but apparently I just don't play enough to hit that limit. CoC is NOT my favorite game, I just jump in, assign some upgrades and rearm some traps, and go to something else. Dec 11, 2015 at 17:51
  • @JonathanDrapeau there was an update yesterday that shortened the length of time you can play consecutively from 6 hours to 3 hours. then you are forced to take a personal break.
    – Dragonrage
    Dec 11, 2015 at 17:51
  • Is the downvote random, or is there an inaccuracy with the updated answer? Dec 11, 2015 at 17:55

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