All us mobile/PC players have been really thrown for a loop with the new ways in which resources are gained and spent, and the lower level players more than anyone. I’m kind of mid-range (244), with lots of progress to make, and since the patch I’ve been like a hamster in a wheel trying to churn resources out as fast as I can. I finally put some thought into it, and I have a few ideas as to how best to grow given the current economy.
- Build one, or at most a small handful, of good PvP teams.
You need to win PvP. No way around it. But you don’t need tons of teams for that purpose. At most, you’ll need 3-4 so you can adjust your fighting style to match the enemy you encounter. I think any more than that and you’re putting too many resources into a place that doesn’t maximize returns at this point, because…
- Save the rest of your souls for low-level troops of low rarity.
Why the heck? Because of Kingdom Power Levels, that’s why. At this point I’ve realized that getting to 3 stars is going to take ages at the rate Traitstones drop, but 1 star is very achievable. Apart from getting the troops themselves, the fastest way to climb the Power ladder is leveling them, and the most efficient way to do that is to start with the most common troops and level them a few times until it’s cheaper to level Rare troops, and so on, always leveling the troop that requires the fewest souls. You don’t need all your troops maxed to get 1 gold star, so once you hit that point, quit leveling that kingdom’s troops. This gets you double tribute rewards, and if you only get double tribute with all kingdoms, that’s still better than double tribute chance with a couple kingdoms and regular tribute for the rest.
- Increase Kingdom Power in kingdoms to achieve a good balance of resources.
I’m not sure what the optimal balance is here, but it’s going to be different for each player. The earlier in the game you are, the more important gold is. Souls you obviously want so you can level more troops, so that’s probably the next most important unless you have a hard time getting enough glory to buy the weekly rewards. Maximizing your souls and gold allows you to level your kingdoms (thus increasing their chance of giving tribute), and souls boosts your power level so you get more out of them. The idea is to get a snowball going so your resources are constantly getting better.
- Level your kingdoms like you do your troops.
Level up ALL your kingdoms to level 4 or 5 before you try to get any of them to level 10. The increased odds of tribute chance are worth it, considering it takes a loooong time to get all the way to level 10 and get that coveted kingdom bonus. Also, the more kingdoms with a decent chance of giving tribute, the more likely you are to get multiple kingdoms at once, netting you keys and gems too. At some point, you’re going to need some kingdom bonuses to compete in PvP, but focusing on resource development earlier on will make that an easier goal to reach by the time you need it.
So, any other thoughts on this? These are just the things running around my head, but I’m sure there are other good tips out there.