What is Hyper Farming?
Alright guys, welcome to my first article in a series that will focus on Hyper Farming! This will be an intro with more focused articles for people who are spenders or who want to try to wring some cash/gold out of this strategy coming later. So with no further pretense, lets get into it!
Hyper Farming is simply having an account that only builds one particular resource generating building type (Food, Wood, Stone, Ore) and then puts 50 points into the Production III skill of that Resource for a 347% boost to the Production, some Alliances do this with their members and send all those Resources to a central account that serves as an Alliance bank. If you are doing it yourself then most often you will have a main account that will be the one receiving and holding it all.
How many accounts will you need?
This really depends on several factors, namely what you want to do in the game and how you go about doing it.
If you are a non spender or someone who might spend a little bit of cash here or there but really isn't looking to go big time, never will have tier 4, etc etc and you have no real interest in massing huge amounts of Resources with the intent of selling or trading then you will probably only need 5-6 accounts max. Your main account I strongly suggest being a food farm as that will likely be the one with the most crafting Materials and highest level Hero so obtaining the high quality food equipment(Icarus Wings) will be easiest on that account. Also without T4 it is unlikely you will ever get to the point where your upkeep will drastically outweigh the amount of food you can produce. Then of course one account for each other Resource. This setup will pretty much ensure that you will never be short on Resources for anything you want to do unless you use some serious Speed Ups. The only real question is if you want to put the work into that sixth account which will not be a farm account but your personal bank. If you do decide to go this route it will mean spending some money as an un shielded bank is pretty much useless. Good news is with the addition of the Treasury the amount you will need to spend is significantly lower.
For spenders and people who want to make money by trading and selling the answer is even simpler, as many as you can stomach 🙂 For big spenders there is basically no way you can possibly keep up with the sheer amount of RSS you need and you will end up buying from someone like me or trading/fighting for it as much as possible, but having farms will help significantly. Selling and trading anything non silver you need ENORMOUS amounts of it for it to be worth your while, even silver you want a lot if you are looking to do anything more than grab the occasional shield or speed up.
What level should my farms be?
There are a few schools of thought here, I have my farms at level 14 and dont intend to take them beyond that. This keeps my heroes safe from execution and that allows me to deconstruct all the support buildings I would want if they were susceptible(Gymnos, hall of war, barracks, hospital, etc) And lets me turn every account into a silver farm as well as whatever RSS they are dedicated too. The option to level them beyond 14 is one I personally would only take if you intend to utilize the treasury which I will talk about in a later article.
Level 14 farms can generate about 400-500k per hour and max out a 9 million stored. As you can imagine this adds up very very quickly, there is virtually nothing that will hold you up from an RSS perspective. A level 14 silver farm generates quite a bit less (about 300k per hour with some equipment) and will max out at 4.5 milion.
If you are using an account as a bank then you will want to level it all the way up to 21 because you want the level 21 marketplace, you just lose too much doing two transfers with a low marketplaces. Only level whatever is needed for your SH upgrades since your bank should always be way above what your city can generate for any RSS and since it will be permanently shielded you will never have any need for troops.
Thats it for now! Leave any more questions you would like me to answer in the comments. I will always respond as much as possible!
Contributed by Dan