Just a few weeks after the "biggest update after", it's upsetting to see that not much has really changed with the dynamics of CoC over the last year. If anything, the game has gotten much worse. And with more people quitting every day, I'm surprised CoC is still the top grossing app. My prediction is that it will fall off if Supercell continues to manage it like this. Games that fail to change eventually become obsolete.
All I suggest is that a little pizzazz be added to Clash. I think more special events would be very interesting. Short, week-long developments designed to keep clashers on their toes. Here's a couple examples:
I also think that holiday events should take this concept to the next level, introducing new heroes and troops that only exist for the duration of the event. Here's one example for Halloween:
These events would also offer achievements (with gem rewards) which would remain in player profiles after they conclude.
Let's keep the game interesting! Nostalgia can only do so much.