I played this game years ago when it was starting and stopped around the introduction of the underworld. I tried coming back a few times but always got overwhelmed by the amount of new content, feeling like it would take so long to get back to the meta.
So I’m wondering how the game is nowadays. I’ve seen there’s a system to craft some mythical and weapons. But still, will it take long to get a meta team? What even is the meta? There’s a lot of new content like dungeons and events which are confusing me.
I’d recommend joining an active guild and getting tips from there as you go along.
The one daily I’d recommend is doing the dungeons, you’ll need the diamonds and the occasional dragonite. And check the adventure board daily for occasionally worthwhile prizes.
Everything else is really up to you. Very few troops come around that are must haves and you can get by pretty well with an older meta team. But you’ll want as many troops as possible to increase your kingdom power, which will get you more base stat points to make battles easier and more gems through tributes. For that, again, I’d recommend an active guild - the keys you’ll get from guild tasks will get you more troops. Guilds are also one of the best way to get more pets, which you’ll also need for kingdom power.
They’ve added a lot of different features in the game, lots of dailies/weeklies. I’d suggest easing into them - if you try to do it all, it will be too much.
I think the one difference from early GoW to now is that PvP has become a lot less important (from my point of view anyway). There’s so much else to do that PvP gets less attention now, so there’s less pressure to keep up with other players and the different metas that come and go.
Less PvP importance is a huge positive to me. And I know about how important guilds can be, but I have some classmates that might be interested in starting so I don’t know if I should be joining one now or create one for them.
And I’m not really sure what I “want” to do because I’m not even sure what all I can do. I would like more mythical and legendary troops.
If you create a guild you probably have at least a year before you get anywhere near competitive brackets. It takes time to build a guild from the ground up and even more time ro climb ranks. Theres a brand new guild every single day minimum already anyway.
You posted with a Guild Wars tag so im assuming you want to be competitive in GW. Meta teams arent really a thing for attack teams from my observations. There are plenty of meta defense teams. If thats your goal you have quite a long time/money to build your stats to be competitive.
Stay away and don’t get suckered back in. I quit for 2 years then returned 2 years ago. All Delves complete. 3 missing troops. 8 Hero classes left. Kingdom levels 16ish. Can definately play any game mode easily but the “gotta catch them all” syndrome is toxic.
How many friends do you plan to recruit? As an alternative to creating your own guild, you could look through the recruitment section of the forum for a guild that’s trying to recruit multiple players or merge with another guild.