Feel like I've finally cracked it...
Ok so about 2 weeks ago I posted on here that anyone that buys gold items is near on unbeatable and the loss rates of your units make fighting pointless etc etc etc.
Well I'm back and would like to share how I've turned this around!! Making my army, at it's current level of 23, near unbeatable without buying a single gold item.
First of all, from my messing about, the game follows strictly the rate of loss quoted on each unit and runs through them items in that order. I'm not saying that you won't lose the "low" quoted items. You will and it sucks big monkey nuts but you can reduce this risk massively!!
Bottom line is its war and you take casualties. So the solution??? Ensure you have a lot of high rated expendable pawns!!!
Current level 23. Attack 1342 Defense 1483.
The way to do it:
Do not do missions!! Cannot stress this enough!!! You do NOT want to be steaming through the levels in the hope of a nice drop from a mission. You will lose units and the gain, assuming you even get one, won't warrant the losses. You can do the missions later when you are a force to be reckoned with.
Upgrade your money buildings continuously. This is your unit fund and should take prio!!!
Buy loads, and I mean hundreds, of low level expendable troops. The 600, 1000 and 2000 cost ones work great. These are your bread and butter to cover acceptable loses!
I am now on mission 28 of the honour reward missions, earning 150+ every time I complete one which I do frequently!
Choose what you wish to buy with these, personally I do avengers and combat boats, currently have 18 and 35 of these respectively.
As for other troops, ground, air and sea.... Well that's up to you. Using the above info then logically check the loss rates and go from there. Just keep your expendables topped up!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't be afraid to stop fighting and gaining exp to gather funds from your buildings and restock troops. You may of taken a bit of a beating but that's fine, cease fire, restock and carry on!!!
Tried, tested and works. Am now finding this game a lot of fun!!! Nothing quite so satisfying as watching the gold buyers smash against your army to make you smile.
Last edited by Havster; 12-19-2011 at 10:42 AM.
Reason: Spelling and additional info I forgot.
Good information, thank you. Now that my upgrading and plot development are taking over 24 hours and my vault can keep up with my income I can start to accumulate the numbers needed to be effective. I am only getting attacked 5-6 times a night and losing once or twice. I hope to correct that and find someone how is not using their vault in the process. :-)
That's the nice thing about a game like this, given enough time and drive, someone will start to chip away and figure out a way to make it fun again. Number crunchers FTW!
Oh and any doubters, add me and take a look!
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Can you clarify: "I am now on mission 28 of the honour reward missions, earning 150+ every time I complete one which I do frequently!"?
Of course, there are missions/challenges you get for attacking people of certain levels or people with 20+ allies x amount of times. I complete these one after the other with no problems. Info above is incorrect I'm actually on mission number 33. I get, depending on the challenge. 100-170 honour points per one of these.
Hope that is clearer.
Sorry valour!! Valour reward missions, lol my bad.
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Not that I ever doubted, but your stats are better than advertised: L25, attack/defense 1500/1500+.
I slowly stumbled across that solution as well, just didn't have the numbers or experience to confirm it. I had noticed the trend that when I had lots of high value units, they were the ones I lost most in raids and attacks. Don't forget that you never know who will attack you, so it seems intuitive to me that a balance of forces is a good thing. And the valor units add a lot, so doing the missions that add a lot of valor points seem to pay off dividends not initially made obvious at the lower levels.
Hello Havster, Im still not very good now. I also dont buy these stuff, currently I have won 350 times and lost 125 times. Not bad imo. But I have a question; where do you spend your points on when you level up ? On attack/defense/stamina or resources? Currently I've a bit more defense than attack since most of the time im not playing, so defense is necessary. But which options do you chose and why ? Also, my English isnt very good so I didnt get your info for 100%, but are you saying that its better to buy for examply 100 Fighter Jets (3000 dollar) than 10 other expensive kind of jets (30000 dollar each) ? Also, what are you upgrading first: defense buildings or money buildings? And my last question, how is it possible that when I have better stats of defense/attack than the other player, that I still lose? I never understood that.. Many questions haha, I hope you could answer them And can I add you? Im almost level 20 now, im a casual player but I need some friends, I only have 25