When it comes to games like Gems of War, for me, I need to set myself milestones to shoot for. Something beyond the simple “Log in, donate a million gold, grind 300 trophies, repeat next week”.
Some of my first milestones were simple:
Unlock all Kingdoms
Finish all Quests
Get all Kingdoms to level 10 for the stat bonus
Get all Kingdoms to PL3 for the extra tributes
Get all Kingdoms I can to PL5 for the extra stat bonus
At that point each Kingdom became its own little milestone. Farm souls to get Adana troop to max level, then enough red minors to trait them for PL5 before moving to next Kingdom.
Then came a BIG milestone: have all troops I own leveled as high as they could. At that point I wouldn’t need souls, I could retire Valkyrie!! Oh what a day that was.
The next hurdle was as before, but pushing to PL7 for the extra tribute rewards. Started with the kingdoms with the most troops, the easiest. Ultimately any kingdom with at least 10 troops would get there.
And that is where I am. 25 kingdoms at PL7, 1 at PL5 and 1 at PL4 (Silverglade commons/rares holding me back). So the next big milestone? Traiting everything I own. I already have more than enough of every stone except arcanes. I need 24 Blue/Blue, 30 Green/Brown, and 10 Brown/Brown. That’s it. And Green/Brown is Monday, so that is easy! edit: Draakulis done, so that leaves single color arcanes for guardians.
edit: Almost forgot about ascensions. Getting all troops to mythic is another milestone, one that is a moving target since new troops are added and it is difficult to search for anything specific. Personally, I have 6 commons, 3 rares, 6 ultra-rares, 3 epics, and 5 legendary to go. One legend is Autumn Imp, so that may never hit mythic. Hopefully the commons and rares will be worked out from 14-15k gold keys when Suncrest hits.
Then what? There are 6 Mythics I don’t have, I guess I could save up enough for them just in case I luck out.
There are the spoilers about upcoming troops, such as next Kingdom, that I could farm enough to have them covered (spoiler: already done…)
After that I guess just having 21+ of each would be nice, so I’d be future proof against any new mythic.
And then… You Win? Roll credits…
What about you guys? Do you set milestones? Do you play towards a goal and then another? If so, where are you and what is your next goal? If not, what drives you on?