A friend on Saturday posted a GoW screenshot on twitter and I thought I’d pop in to see what was what and see if I could catch up. In the days since:
Unlocked 5ish new kingdoms.
Opened a stash of 24,000 gold chests and 6,000 glory chests from when I quit (ow my wrist).
Spent 4-5 hours leveling up and traiting the dozens and dozens of new troops. The mass ascend button was handy.
Worked through story quests for new kingdoms and new quests on old kingdoms, unlocking soul forge and underworld and a few new classes
(side note: My bomb team still made short work of quest fights on normal, Elspeth - Bombot - Troglodyte - Hero w/ Jewel)
All those quests helped unlock levels in Soulforge, though I wish it leveled up automatically instead of having to stop doing quests to go unlock, lost a good bit of fight credit to that.
Popped into the underworld with no clue what ‘delving’ was, but unlocked and did story for each. Picked one at random and did 3 delves.
Did the 3 Dungeon fights, which I guess I’ll do daily forever now. (side note: My ‘praise the sun’ team still works wonders here, Annointed One - Hellcat - Mercy - Sekhma)
Grinded some PVP to get to tier 1 (twice, once Sunday and again Monday after reset). “Praise the sun” was enough for the 2-trophy fights.
PVP got me some ingots, looked into what those were and started upgrading my common weapons.
At this point I took all the gold i’d earned and put into right back into gold chests. Except for Skulk Fang (which I think I missed in my initial barrage), all commons are at Mythic. Woo! (Excluding guild troops) And all but 29 of the rares are Mythic. Woo again! (excluding troops from delves)
I remembered Lyya’s awesome website for tracking stuff, so got that synched back up. For troops I have (still missing plenty of legendary and mythics) looks like I only need about 260 traitstones (102 of which are red/yellow)
Looking at kingdom levels, they all seem to be gated by upgrading weapons or obtaining pets. Weapons are just going to take a while from what I can see (I did all the common weapons fast enough, beyond that though… long haul). Pets seem rare?? I got one from an event yesterday and scored one from a random surprise in PVP.
I guess next is looking into a low key guild. Guild wars is what drove me away back then and I’m hesitant to get back into that slogfest. Also gotta figure out what to do with factions, if I should focus on one or spread around. What is point of leveling them up? Is it worth ascending things like gold chalice?
edit: Also, gotta look into hero classes. All these perks, especially with weapons being upgradable, opens up a lot of combinations that didn’t really work before.