So many misconceptions in that response it’s crazy lol. Yes, there are always people who mess up and make mistakes as newbies that’s why they come in here and ask for advice. Why do you advise them to do the same mistake you did? Quite frankly I don’t even think you are aware that it is a mistake to build like that.
You do not always need help for xp runs rofl! If you level your base slow and in line with Red’s check in the new babys you have will be strong for your level and you will be able to do your XP bases. (Btw, 312 is not the only base you can use to get max exp lol. do some research).
I had my first garnet when I was 150ish and I was able to do all my xp runs. I am lvl 196 now and I got my first emerald, Ferga, and I’m able to do my xp runs without backups. Only dragons you actually need backups on are the dragons that you get on a side while breeding main dragons.
Again, you are wrong, you can go Hau and Frost path and still have a strong base, you just need to keep yourself in check and not over level you base. I went that route too and you get the eggs a bit later, but during the wait time don’t be a noob and keep leveling you base. So yeah, leveling slowly benefits your dragons (Hau and Frost) and you base (because it forces you to slow down your leveling if you’re smart and wait for the eggs for the Hut).
And lastly, yes it does matter. I’m level 196 and nobody can kill my base with 1 dragon when I defend it. Noctua, Rhyo, bring anything you want. So yes, it does matter.
People seeking for advice come to these forums daily and they get such poor suggestion is a shame.
Disclaimer to everybody, DO YOUR OWN research once you get couple of suggestions, not everybody that’s giving an advice knows what they are talking about.