9 Top Tips For Game of War: Fire Age Tips
1. Use The Stronghold Upgrade Rotation
The Stronghold rotation is the fastest possible way to upgrade your Stronghold. These are the minimum requirements to reach the next level Stronghold. Unless you plan to spend money and upgrade all your buildings immediately after reaching level 21 it's not a good idea to go straight to 21 without leveling up all of your other buildings.
The Rotation to upgrade your SH as fast as possible is: Stronghold - Academy - Quarry - Barracks - Farm - Log - Villa - Gymnos - Hospital - Mine - Forge - Walls - SH
2. Save Your Resource Items
Save your Resource Items for when you really need them. Sometimes you will get randomly attacked and lose a bunch so you want to have some Resources saved in your Inventory for backup. If your Alliance commits to hyper farming and trading Resources then you guys will easily be able keep up with amount of resources you need to grow steadily. Hyper farming won't sustain rapid growth for your whole alliance but it's FAR more productive than everyone trying to produce their own resources. If you have many bigs in your Alliance spending money to grow, you will need to have some members set up farm accounts in addition to their mains.
3. Get As Many Alliance Helps As Possible
One of the best ways to conserve speed ups and save money in Game of War is to wait for your Alliance to click all the helps possible for every one of your upgrades. Every help takes 1% off of the total time, or 1 minute off of total time, whichever is longer. At Stronghold level 21 you can get 25 helps from your alliance. That's an extra 25% off the total upgrade time. Some Researches take 100s and 1,000s of days, so 25% is equivalent to a LOT of time.
4. How To Calculate The Amount of Speed Ups You Should Use
Build Time - Instant Construction Time - Helps Available - Time it takes your alliance to click all helps = Speed Ups you should use
For example, lets say a building takes 36 minutes to upgrade:
36 min (real build time) - 17 min (VIP 7) - 11 min (11 helps at SH Lvl 11) = 8 minutes of speed ups to use!
1052 days (real build time) - 32 min (VIP 10) - (.25 x 1052) (25 helps at SH Lvl 21) = 1052 - 32 - 263 = 757 days of speed ups to use!
5. Keep Your Storehouse Below Max Resources During War
If you are going to get into a War Soon, make sure your Storehouse is empty. Storehouses protect your Resources, the higher your Storehouse the less you have to offload. You may not anticipate having extra Resources, but remember Silver can always be taken and is always needed by a spender.
6. Be Patient
This game requires a lot of patience. If you don't want to spend a lot of money you need to be patient Gathering, Monster hitting for Resources and Gear, searching for good targets during KvK KE, etc. Try to be careful yet aggressive with what you have, don't get lazy and build only 50k hospital space for 100k troops, then get zeroed and quit the game.
Play with other members in your alliance. Rally targets as much as possible rather than solo attacking them. You'll save 4x more troops and get more kills / event points.
7. Remember it's Just A Game
Game of War can be extremely unforgiving, so don't forget it's only a game no matter how real it seems. The game takes a lot of discipline every day to log in and Rally your Hero / Troops or Shield so you don't get zeroed. If you forget one day, there's a good likelihood you will get zeroed.
Only invest what you are willing to lose. Not only will getting attack deplete your Resources and Troops, but attacking will as well.
A lot of players end up playing the game for years because they make life long friends. Building relationships with your fellow Alliance Members will make the game truly enjoyable.
8. Don't Neglect Research or Hero Gear
You can never lose your Research Power, whereas your Troops can always be killed. If you want a really powerful account that will last the test of time, you need to focus on your Research more than your Troop count. Currently, an account with maximum Research will have a base Research Power of 2.6 Billion.
The second most important aspect of your account is Hero Gear. Hero Gear is permanent as well unless you craft Relic or Core Gear. Choosing the appropriate Hero Gear for your play style is crucial to your success. The correct gear will allow you to target you enemies weaknesses and exploit them.
9. Use Anti-Scout To Prevent Most Attacks
The #1 way to NOT GET ATTACKED is by putting on Anti-Scout. Anti Scout is frequently given from Gifts and can be bought with Gold (600 Gold for 24 hr and 3000 Gold for 7 days). I would recommend the 24 hr, because you may to switch boosts if you plan on attacking someone and you don't want to waste Gold.
Anti-scout results in 3 outcomes:
- The enemy does not attack at all because they don't know if you are rallied or not, if you have traps, have many troops you have, or if you have Resources that would make it worth risking it to hit you.
- The enemy will send a few T1 troops to check if you have traps or troops beyond a Rally size. I build 50k war bricks that will always kill those Troops and not allow the enemy to get a Battle Report without investing a significant amount of Troops.
- A big player will attack you no matter what. So I keep my troops rallied to prevent them from becoming hospitalized or killed.