Apologies if this has been answered before but there's something puzzling me. I'm awash with grog right now so I decide to leave it overnight to attract the higher player lurking in the upper 200's/lower 300's. This gives me two things: a) It shows me the weak points in my island for a given type of attack. b) It gives me a chance of revenge to snipe some (if not all) of their gold via revenge. Point (a) is certainly true. What's puzzling me is point (b). I get attacked, then I got to visit to size them up, make my plans and attack. No such luck, they are under a shield. No problem, there's always tomorrow. Except tommow never comes, their PR has changed but they are still under a shield. Never mind, there's always the day after. Except there isn't. The player is obvously farming (and dripping in gold!), there PR is going up and down, but overnight, they remain under a shield. I've done this three consecutive nights when they have gone off-line, no joy, they are shielded. They have the pirate statue so to lose rank they must me either attacking or being attacked. But under shield conditions, I'd see some damage, and I don't. So, to the question. How is this possible? How can a player remain under a shild for three consecutive nights but raid during the day. I'm a noob, no doubt about that, that but this is definately mind boggling.