There was an old adage that “If you ain’t Infantry, you support”. To me, everything in this game is in support of GW.
Explore gets you Medals and Stones, so your GW Troops are stronger Delves get you Ingots, so your GW Weapons are stronger, plus small buffs along the way Treasure Maps get you...not enough to be of use.
When people used to ask me, “How many alts do you have?”, I’d say “Half as many as my brother”. But then he stopped playing on his PS4. “As many as my brother.” Now he’s stopping on XBox. “Um, too many?” Without my bruh, this game won’t be as fun.
He visited yesterday in person, so we compared some final thoughts/notes on the net effect the Campaign Artifact had on GW.
I’m Snotling Paragon (Lvl 1316) three wars running, so you know I was going to go all in on Campaign. Or did I? I held off buying the 9.99 pass until week 7, because I just didn’t trust the value. And I also did not trust that I would get credit for previous weeks if I bought it later. Sorry Devs. Trust is earned. So for two wars, I did not benefit from the stat increase. I did have the fully powered artifact for the final GW.
GW Week 6: 56,713 GW Week 10: 57,402
Two others, both 1100s, did finish all Campaign tasks, relatively same skill sets and kingdom progressions.
GW Week 6: 56,618 and 53,919 GW Week 10: 52,952 and 52,737
Effect: Scores went down, possibly because we faced tougher opponents. Bad boards, whatnot. They did, like I stated, complete all campaign tasks.
Three others did not, all in the 1000s. One stopped at 584, one at 368, and one at 234, so all had +2 Magic Buff as opposed to the +6 for a completed Artifact. Edit: Number 3 had no Magic Buff (Awarded at 300)
GW Week 6: 47,900 52,663 48,237 GW Week 10: 52,105 50,900 50,004
Effect: Essentially, they all stopped at or before the “Explore Shentang 5 times”, and yet, their scores weren’t far off from the two that completed all tasks. And, facing the same competition, two players GW increased. I’m beginning to think the buff isn’t worth it.
And finally, we turn to two relatively new players, one (Lvl 500) finished at 810 tasks completed for the +6 Magic Buff, the other (Lvl 300) at 780 for +4 Magic.
GW Week 6: 47,692 39,544 GW Week 10: 47,605 43,993
Effect: Indeterminate. Both players most likely gained new troops in the weeks between that were far more beneficial than a few meaningless stat buffs.
In the end, I do not feel campaigning for Artifacts are worth it. I predict all 8, including the Snotling Paragon, will end with 0 campaign tasks completed.
Ever try fighting an empowered Moon Rabbit 25 times when sub-400? Even at Explore level 6, it gets old real fast. Wait until the week is over? Good luck finding 5 Gargantuar once that week passes. But like I said, if it doesn’t help with GW, what is the point? Better off spending that time doing Treasure Maps.