One of the things that my two previous articles have emphasized is that no matter how long you have been playing Game of War there is always something to learn. One aspect of the game that gets very little attention is the events that we slog through every week. Some of these events, like Kingdom of Dragons, are designed to reward the top players in the Dragon Dimension. Other events almost feel like they are placeholders or will not help you advance your account. Quite frankly, I believe that one of the keys to success in Game of War for low- to mid-spenders is consistently completing the events every week. For me personally, since I started playing Game of War I have missed completing events in only 2 instances – the week of my wedding and the week that my son was born. Call me crazy, but I truly enjoy finding a way to complete even the weirdest, most obscure event that MZ cooks up (remember the first Goostavo event?)! In this article I will explore the different events that run throughout the month and give you some tips on how to successfully navigate them.
The Basic Format For Events
Obviously, we have seen some real doozies when it comes to special events in the Dragon Dimension. Sitting aside those odd events or special missions that MZ gives us, the weekly events in Dragon Dimension take on some variation of the following possible general themes: (1) holding Wonders in an opposing or special kingdom; (2) attacking Strongholds in an opposing or special kingdom; (3) holding Fortresses in an opposing or special kingdom; (4) attacking Monsters in an opposing or special kingdom; and (5) delivering damage to a Raid Boss in your home kingdom. Some events combine all of these components for a real mish-mash of events holding broad appeal to all styles of play.
One thing that I think every player should consider when evaluating whether to participate in a particular event is whether it is worth it to them. For some players, being competitive against opposing accounts is sufficient reason to complete events. For others, they look at the rewards offered in the event to determine whether they are willing to devote the time required to complete it. Yet another player may be in a position where they play the events out of boredom. Let’s take a look at the various events that MZ has thrown at us in recent history and see if I can help you put together a plan to help you be successful in the next event.
Every Sunday, MZ gives us a look ahead at the next week’s events. This information is found in the Blog and is typically released at around the time the big weekend event concludes on Sunday at 7:00 P.M. Central Standard Time. Generally speaking, MZ will provide very limited information regarding the upcoming events, usually no more than a title of the event, but sometimes additional information is released in the blog that is important. Some information is always better than no information and, on that basis alone, you should read the blogs so you know what is coming and can prepare.
Kingdom of Dragons
Kingdom of Dragons is THE event that appeals to the top players in the game and occurs once per month. Why is this event so important? Simple. Kingdom of Dragon is where Emperor status is determined. The main event for Kingdom of Dragons is, and always will be, who can hold the Kingdom of Dragons #1229 Wonder the longest. If you succeed then you are awarded the title of Emperor and MZ showers you with gifts. Want to hold the title of Emperor? If you answered “Yes” to that question then you had better be prepared to take your account to the max! The key to success, however, is not necessarily how strong your account is. Wonder battles often turn on how strong your team is. You will need blockers to keep others from racking up hold times, strong players to reinforce your marches, someone to coordinate the activities of your team, and associated alliances working with you to make your dream of achieving Emperor status a reality.
For most players, Kingdom of Dragons is not about engaging in Wonder battles. Let’s face facts for a minute. There are probably less than 10 players in the Dragon Dimension who can actively compete for Emperor. Even if you cannot make a run at the Emperor title, Kingdom of Dragons can still be rewarding. Players that fill rallies attacking the Wonder in this event gain points towards the main event simply by participating. The benefit? Man, those prizes! Generally speaking, the best prizes, and for the highest amounts, are awarded to players who participate in Wonder fights in the Kingdom of Dragons.
Just because you are not in an Alliance that attacks the Wonder does not mean that the events running during the Kingdom of Dragon cannot be fun for you. There is usually an hourly kill event that you can participate in that also awards decent prizes. Remember, the Kingdom of Dragon occurs in what is now a non-shield kingdom, which would normally promote a higher level of activity against accounts. What you tend to see, however, is that there are very few leads actively attacking strongholds in the Kingdom of Dragons since those accounts are usually focused on helping someone achieve Emperor status. Instead, one of the keys to successfully completing the kill component of Kingdom of Dragons that many players follow is trading hits. I am not an advocate of this approach since I prefer competition. Having said that, if no one is hitting, and I want the prizes available in this event, then I will trade hits with members of my Alliance to complete the event. Given that this is an hourly event, the kill event is a way for you to stockpile essentials like speeds and resources in an economical fashion.
For all you Monster slayers out there, Kingdom of Dragons also has an event for you. While the Kingdom of Dragons is open, there is usually an hourly Primal Drake Hunt that you can complete for additional prizes. Like the kill event, this is your opportunity to stockpile speeds and resources in an economical fashion. Be aware though that the Primal Drakes that you see in the Kingdom of Dragons are much stronger than the monsters you will see in your home kingdom. You do not want to max hit a Level 4 Primal Drake thinking that you will complete the event quicker. While you will certainly get enough points to complete that hourly event, you will use all of the Hero Energy you have stored up doing so. The better approach is to determine how much energy you need to use to complete the event and only use that much for one hit.
On a final note, MZ often runs a Bonus Rewards event during the Kingdom of Dragons that requires Dragon Kingdom Tokens to complete. In order to complete this event, you must usually complete at least 10 cycles of both the hourly kill and monster kill events to obtain the Bonus Rewards prizes. The key to successfully completing the Bonus Rewards event is finishing both the kill and monster kill components every hour that you can play. If you do not utilize this approach you will have to spend 20 hours on one event!
Kingdom vs. Kingdom. KvK. Fight of the Gods. Blitz KvK. Days of War. These are some of the monikers MZ has placed on what has consistently been a fan favorite event in the Dragon Dimension. The primary focus in this event is to kill as many troops as you can in opposing kingdoms. Structurally, this event usually has a 24-hour event and hourly kill events that award prizes for completion. The main event, running for 24 hours, usually requires 20 Billion points to complete and provides the best prizes for participating. The key to success for this event is to remain active! If you are a trap, stay unshielded and look weak! If you are a lead, hit anything that moves! If you are a filler, pour your troops into those rallies! The more points you can put on the board, the higher your Alliance will rank in the overall standings, and the more likely you are to obtain one of those awesome Conqueror gifts (2 x 8 Hour Speeds LOL).
Ah, yes! One of the events that used to be great and were forever changed by…..never mind. If you know then you know. The focus of this event is for a Kingdom to wield its collective might against ugly/weird monsters placed at four locations around your kingdom’s Wonder. In this event, the prizes no longer come from hitting the Raid Boss itself. Instead, your focus will be on collecting the goodies awarded in the events. Your keys to success here are: (1) only use the energy required to complete the event; (2) use the energy that you have saved up from the Hero Energy Carryover; (3) stay shielded; and (4) stay away from the Raid Boss doublers as they usually only increase the items dropped by the monster.
This has become one of the most maligned events in Dragon Dimension and you either love it or hate it! The goal in this event is usually twofold – holding fortresses in opposing Kingdoms to obtain the Alliance Rewards in the event and to kill as many troops as possible by attacking or defending fortresses. To be honest, the event can be quite boring as most players are relegated to filling rallies against fortresses. If you are a lead, though, the action can be intense as you switch up your account from an attack to a defense setup. The keys for succeeding in this event are fairly straightforward – (1) when attacking a fortress, treat it like you are fighting for a Wonder; (2) when attacking a fortress held by a stronger player, increase your march size as much as possible; and (3) when defending, Debuffs rule the day. Granted, fortresses can be much more nuanced than what is covered by these three tips. Be flexible. Try different gear combinations to see what works for your account. Most importantly, have fun! The fortresses aren’t going anywhere and you can always be that player that pulls from the fortress right before the march hits!
This event makes me want to smack my head. Why? Can you say inflated kills? For the life of me, I truly cannot explain why this event even exists but I still enjoy it! In this event, you are tasked with hitting what are essentially fake strongholds that MZ has generated in your Kingdom. The strongholds are filled with Barbarian Grunts and Barbarian Gladiators with the gladiators providing higher points when killed. There are usually three facets to this event – a 24-hour main event, an hourly event, and a Bonus Rewards event and the prizes for completing all/as many events possible can be substantial. My tips for making this event a success include (1) use the highest level of Siege troops you can train; (2) include 2 monsters, either Cerberus, Bone Ice Dragon, or Timeless Dragon, in your march since these monsters have Siege stats; (3) find the Barbarian Fortress level that is best for soloes (Level 4 most recently) or join rallies to quickly get your points; and (4) if soloing, use a March Size Boost for a bigger impact.
Variations on a Theme
There certainly seems to be no limit on the manner in which MZ structures these events but, generally speaking, most events will include some aspect of the events we have covered. There are a few events, however, that are slightly different. Let’s take a look at a few of those events.
NightThrill – This event is usually a combination of a kill event and a monster kill event. What makes the event different is that it also has Zeus’ Flash events that rotate thru scouting, training, helping, and completing quests for additional tokens and prizes. I have found the NightThrill event and Zeus’ Flash events to be a great event for stockpiling essentials like resources and speeds.
Alliance Fusion – This event has a main component where you collect the tiered prized by obtaining Divine Duality tokens by way of training troops. Really, the goal in this event is to build up your army to prepare for an upcoming kill event. That said, the prizes awarded in the main event are usually pretty decent, especially if you are an economy player.
Remember, MZ likes to appeal to as many players as possible with these events. That being so, most main events will include some smaller event associated with it. Once you determine the structure of the event, using the tips from this article will increase your success on the playing field.
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