Many of you who have been playing Game of War for about 3-6 months will know that there are three huge road blocks to reaching Tier 4 troops. There are 3 important buildings: Prison, Hall of War, and Altar that need to be level 21 before Tier 4 troops can be researched. A lot of websites talk about the requirements necessary to reach T4 but none give you a great non-spending method of getting your entire alliance there. This post is going to talk a little bit about what your alliance needs to reach T4, and mostly about how to get through those tough roadblocks.
The 3 Roadblocks to Tier 4 Troops
- Prison – 20,000 shackles worth 300,ooo gold
- Hall of War – 20,000 books of war worth 300,000 gold
- Altar – 20,000 daggers worth 300,000 gold
If you one member buys the necessary items in bulk of 1000s it costs about 600k gold. Using this method of gifting individual items is more expensive but the cost is spread throughout the alliance. It’s very hard for one member get 600k gold without spending at least a few hundred dollars. For many alliances it’s a team effort to help each other get enough daggers, books, and shackles to complete these buildings, but they don’t have a methodology for it. Fortunately, a few alliances in my kingdom collaborated and created a method by which the entire alliance helps each other one at a time to reach T4.
History of The Trinity Challenge (VUW version)
So far we collectively found ways as an alliance for everyone, regardless of their financial abilities, to obtain T4 troops by helping with resources and speeedups… but upgrading the Prison, Hall of War, and Altar still proves to be a problem… until now.
The way our local rivals tackled this challenge, as well as MANY other mega alliances was to ask alliance members to gift shackles, books, and daggers to a specific person at a time until that individual completed the Prison, Hall of War, and Altar. But actually, they forced their alliance members do this and the person selected was often the most popular. Any member who did not donate enough, was kicked.
We have never used forceful tactics nor will we ever use those tactics and as we have always stated your participation is 100% voluntary. It’s only fair however that alliance members who choose not to participate will not benefit from the program. Also, the leaders have developed some very fair qualifying requirements and an incredibly fair, unbiased, and performance based method of determining who will be first to benefit from our gifts and so on.
As an example, most of us participated in sending RSS to certain alliance members one at a time to help them grow fast until we developed our “Tile Free Program” that allows everyone to benefit equally. Everyone now enjoys equal and unlimited availability of any RSS with silver being the exception because now most everyone has the advantage of speed researching. The “Trinity Challenge” is developed in the same historical cooperation to help everyone in our alliance.
Everyone in our alliance is asked to gift at least 3 or more shackles, books of war, or daggers every day based on their ability to participate. Each of these items costs 15 gold coins to gift someone, for a total of 45 gold coins a day. This is a VERY minimum requirement that pretty much any member of any alliance can fulfill. From my experience, it’s more common for members to gift 15-20+ a day. Personally, I just click gift as many times as I can until I get bored.
Typically we start with just one of the three items: daggers, books, or shackles. In fact, we start with shackles and complete the prison first.
We make sure to complete each building completely before moving onto the next one. Each day the recipient of the gifts should give an update via an all-alliance mail that states how many daggers, books, or shackles they need.
Tomorrow I will post the second part of this series titled: The Tier 4 Trinity Challenge – How To Select A Candidate
If you are interested in using this method with your alliance, have your members follow along. There will be 3 total articles in this series.