This post is the perfect proof of what I always say: medals do not buy crap at all, just stupid pride in some stupid rank.... I had 45k medals on Windows and rank 16 for my Empire level 10 base, and so what? I lost everything.
Now I have 7k medals with my Empire level 7 base and I'm forced to fight beasts level 9s. And to get fair matches I'm reducing my medals to 1k for my Rebel account level 8. And is working great because I started to get more easy matches than the beasts level 10s I was fighting before.
A rank by medals is stupid if medals are just a delay in our life playing the game. So I don't care when I lose an attack if I get a good loot or complete an objective for crates. I don't care if a lose another defense and more medals if the only defense that matters are Heroic Defenses.
If we could trade medals for resources or pay for upgrades, but not... Same useless thing when we raise a rank level , what big deal in that? Game doesn't give anything leveling my player rank...
Leader of AndroidsDream Squad on Windows. Empire Level 10, 45k medals, Rank 16.
Imperial HQ10 on Vacation!
Rebel HQ10 on Vacation and Rebel HQ8 in "Ewok_revenge" (Level 50 Squad)