Top 10 Real Tips for Starting Game of War
Recently started playing Game of War? Well you're probably starting to realize that the game is more complex than you ever thought it could be. You need some tips and you need them now. Well don't get discouraged. Here are some beginner tips to get you started on the right path.
1. Research And Build
Before you reach the maximum stronghold level of 21, researching and building should be your primarily focus. By spending even $50 on the game you can reach stronghold level 21 if you take care to complete events and use those rewards to grow. If you don't plan on spending money then, focus on research and building until you reach level 15 and unlock T3 troops. Early game you cannot do much with T1 and T2 troops, so instead make sure you are saving up enough resources to complete your next building upgrade or research category. Troops are relatively quick to train, but buildings and research take a lot longer.
Try your hand at war with what little troops you have so you can understand how powerful each tier of troop is. Before doing this, check out the posts we have made in the "war" section on our “Tip Archive” on Real Tips. It’s very easy to beat an opponent if you play smarter than them. Watch when two alliances fight each other and watch wonder battles. You will learn a lot from seeing other people’s mistakes and successes. Lastly, before attacking make sure you do not attack an alliance that you have an NAP (Non-Attack Pact) with. You might get kicked from your alliance if you do.
3. Spend Some $
If you have a few dollars to spare, buy the a few of the cheaper packs so that your hero is much higher than other players at your level. A higher level hero gives you more power and more skill points for your hero skill tree which makes you MUCH more powerful. Read this to learn more about gaining power quickly.
4. Optimize Your Hero
A majority of your true strength in the game at low levels comes not from troops, but from optimizing your hero gear and gems, and completing your research. Spend your speed ups on research and craft gear that best fits your play style. Materials are the most valuable consumable resources in this game, be very careful how you use them when crafting, but they are not easy to replace unless you buy in-app purchases.
5. Find A Good Alliance
Find an alliance with people you enjoy who are passionate about playing the game. The quickest way to lose interest in the game is to be in an alliance that is not striving to be the best. Don’t be afraid to leave your alliance and ask to join a more powerful one. Some will require you to spend money to join their alliance or be a certain power level, and some will not. Learn how to make it in your alliance.
6. Learn Quickly
The quicker you learn, the better you will be. I know a lot of newer players who spent $1000s of dollars on the game at the start, thought the game was simple, but got destroyed by veteran who spent only a few 100 dollars or less. Take some time to learn how the game works, THEN spend if you so desire 🙂 You will learn quickly that players who spend money have a significant advantage over those who don't.
7. Don’t Farm Tiles
Be very careful farming resource tiles. The quickest way to lose all your troops is to get attacked while farming a resource tile. When you are farming, you have no hospitals to protect the death of your troops, and no boosts from your buildings or traps to use for defense.
8. Craft Wisely
Gear is important. At level 5-10 make sure you at least have a full set of lvl 1-2 gear. When you near level 15 only craft gear that is guaranteed 100% for level 3 (green) quality, and only insert level 3 gems. After you have a full set of green gear, save up your materials until you can craft level 5 or level 6 gear much later on in the game.
On the other hand, if you plan on spending money on the game, it would be wise to shield for 30 days, or a few weeks to build up your stronghold. If you try to grow while unshielded, an enemy will most certainly target you because you are an easy target during growth stages.
9. Upgrade Your Gymnos ASAP
Every time you upgrade your Stronghold, try to upgrade your gymnos as fast as possible. Your gymnos gives you a higher experience boost at each level for every quest completed, building upgraded, and research completed.
10. Rally When Offline
Rally for 8+ hours when you are offline and before you go to bed each night. This way you will not get zeroed when you are offline. For a more advanced guide on protecting your troops, see here.
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