You may have faced this in your zone and get disgusted when some one spends more money than you did on your new car ingame. Well its OK try starting over in a new zone and build up your account to hq 5 and Max all buildings as well look to the zones ranks in your (more) category and join a high ranking jumper guild. This will allow you time to build massive troops and save speed ups etc so when you finally reach the guilds designated zone your able to zoom straight to t3 troops and power jump thus putting you on equal ground with the $ players not to mention the exp you get .And we all know most of the time $ can't by experience ingame.