So... PH8 has finally arrived! Now I once again find myself facing several new building upgrades that require a lot of resources (more than 3 m gold or grog) each. This reminded me of that one question that has been troubling me ever since I made my way from PH5 to PH7... "With such lengthy recruitment times, how does one protect his loot in between each raid/recruiting?" This question really bothers me. As many of you would possibly agree, even if I get an average of around 1 m gold and/or grog from each raid, many of those new PH7+ building upgrades will require more than 3 raids or so to get build. The tricky part is, average recruitment times are rather lengthy (>1.5 hours) at PH7/AC6/Tavern 8. With the "down time" being so long in between each raid while one holds more than 3 m resources or so, one is bound to get raided by other players. Now I find that quite annoying as it ain't easy accumulating more than 3 m resources. Any tips on how to prevent getting raided while waiting for recruitment to complete? What if I am a busy man who don't have much time to spend on playing PP, given that actively doing things in PP is the best way to prevent getting raided? I don't like the option of buying Shields with gems btw. P.S. I hope that Pirate Catcher lvl 3 helps in resolving this issue.