I'm not getting this. Getting very frustrated. I have 3 level 12-13 gold vaults. If they are 1 1/2 full, I will get attacked twice and loose over 150k each attack. But if I attack someone and they have 2 1/2 level 12 vaults full, I barely get 35k. How is it I loose so much after an attack, but I can never get anything close to that much?
Yes attacking from the list gives you far less loot (5%) (same as "revenge" attacking)
Instead you should press "Battle" in the lower left corner of your main screen, and then the button with the "knife and map". That button generates a random enemy (in your might range) and from them you can get a maximum of 25% of their gold/mana. This cost a small amount of gold every time you generate a new opponent.