There is an art to playing Game Of War without going broke and for those that have already read my previous articles by now you should know that the answer is patience. The most feared players in this game are not the ones who are necessarily a level 21 nor is it the player who’s over a billion in power (although that doesn’t hurt). The real threats to worry about are the individuals who can build an empire for free (or for less than $20) in a short amount of time which can devour marches from those who feel that by throwing money at the game they will become invincible. The big players typically throw their accounts up for sale the moment their guard is down and they get zeroed but the smart ones who know the tricks of growing quick and free keep coming back at you.
With that said we are going to go into the next trick I’ve picked up along the way which is not rushing to upgrade your empire to a level 21 Stronghold. This tie’s directly into my previous article which covered “Timing Events To Your Advantage”. In that article we covered the techniques of generating large amounts of gold while at the same time getting paid for enhancing your research studies (letting the game pay you to progress).
So, how does timing events and speeding through upgrading my stronghold have a correlation? Well it’s quite easy to explain. Every time you upgrade to a higher stronghold so does the prize bar to obtain prize 3 for each of the four events. For example a level 16 stronghold’s Kingdom Event typically allows you to attain Prize 3 if you reach 525,000 where as a level 19 is on average over 3,000,000. I don’t have to do the math or calculations for you here to make it evident that if you want to amass a large stock pile of reserve gold and complete as much research as you can while getting paid for it that your best suited to stay where you are until you start to notice your options are limited and it’s time to go to the next Level.
Individuals who also rush to reach level 21 typically are confused why level 15’s are burning them to the ground on a daily basis. Well, those level 15’s were patient and allowed the game to work in their favor and amassed themselves a nice stockpile of gold while they maxed out all their events until all their research was maxed out for their current level. Keep in mind they achieved most of this for free and have more research completed and therefore have more powerful troops. You on the other hand rushed to the highest level and are now facing some or all of the below situations:
- You don’t have enough gold to keep your shields up all the time
- You aren’t strong enough to attack or defend against smaller players
- Your event goals aren’t attainable because you have not stock piled either the gold or the resources to achieve them.
Allow the game to work to your advantage and be patient.
(This is Part 5 in the Series of The Art of Playing Game of War Without Spending Hundreds of Dollars, to see the whole series click here).