A Look Back: Tier 4 troops – Classic Game of War

What we now call Demigod Dimension, I obtained tier 4 troops August 1, 2014. Below is what I reported that day. This is one of the first blog posts I wrote for Game of War Tips.

I’ve obtained tier 4 troops and have begun the training of each type. For 5,000 troops it requires 5 m of two of the rss type and 2.5 m silver. Not cheap, but hopefully worth it. I’m finishing research of war elephants tonight and will likely try to start onagers next. The plan is to do T4 walls next.

Fantastic Game of War artifact. I’m not sure how this compares to Dragon Dimension Tier 4, but my writing has improved quite a bit since 2014 I believe.

Dragon Dimension in Game of War is a return to classic Game of War. The days of KTTTT% are over. It’s much easier to manage your upgrades and to identify/calculate your upgrade increase.

 

 

Hyper farming

This classic post from August 1, 2014 discusses the genius behind “Hyper Farming” with your guild mates. It’s nothing new. Players were doing it nearly 5 years ago.

Today I calculated that I have over a billion food items I can use under the resource tab. I obtained all these items during the casino bonanza a couple months ago.

With that being said, I am wondering if I should destroy my farms producing food in my main stronghold and build a different type of resource producing tile such as ore, stone, or wood.

My upkeep will eventually outgrow my farms anyway once I mass produce tier 4 troops. However, at the moment I’m keeping up with the food needs of my troops.

If I destroy my farms I can just click use and receive food from resource tab or take from farms. My stronghold 21 can produce some incredible resources if I hero skill it properly and maxed all tiles to 21.

I believe in a later post I lay out the foundation for hyper farming. Essentially, with hyper farming, you focus your talents, gear, and plots to produce one type of resource while teaming up with 2 or 3 other mates.

This team of hyper farmers trade resources to each other gaining maximum production of each type of resource. It also helps promote daily login of your guild mates so  you can complete the trade and keep your accounts from reaching maximum levels.

Another idea is to use an account as a bank. That way you can just dump  your resources into a central account before you reach maximum levels and stop producing.

Dragon Dimension Starting Guide

I’m pretty excited about this Dragon Dimension so far.  It’s very similar to Game of War from July 2013 launch date.  However, I’ve noticed a few differences to look out for.

Buildings provide different boosts than in Demigod Dimension.  For instance, Barracks provide training speed and queue only while Villas provide defense stats. Hospitals provide no additional HP.

The best way to start Game of War Dragon Dimension is by achieving as many quests as possible in a chain. This provides the necessary rewards to keep going.

upgrade stronghold 23 game of war dragon dimension

However, I noticed they stop offering linear quest rewards around Stronghold 11. Instead it jumps to suggestion for upgrading to stronghold 23. It’s odd and maybe just a glitch on my account. Any ideas Machine Zone?

You can also obtain Hero XP to level up that hero. However, the hero skill tree is significantly different as well. Its much simpler than Demigod or the even the early days of Game of War. In fact everything about Dragon Dimension is simpler.

The stats, hero skill tree, and more is like the early days of Game of War before explosive runaway expansion of the game took over in Demigod dimension. The game had to go somewhere. I’m liking the reboot.

Hero Levels 201-225 Game of War

Ten of each type of building Empire quest line

The trick to starting out any Game of War account, unless you plan to load it up with packs from the gate, is to build 10 of each type of building: Barracks, Hospital, Villas, Farm, Mine, Logging Camp, and Quarry.  Be sure to end each series of 10 with the building you want the most of.

So, if you’re going to stack Barracks in your city then build 10 Barracks last. The reason for doing all this is for the quest rewards from building 10 of each building.  These quests rewards resources and Hero XP. So, yes you will build then tear down some of those buildings.  Don’t worry it will be worth it.

Visit the link for a more detailed look at this strategy and video guide.

More Quests! Daily, Alliance, VIP

Gladiator Levels Game of War

Second thing you want to do when starting is get those quests going. The timed quests provide additional resources and XP as well.

So far, I’ve reach level 10 Stronghold with just a $5.00 pack. I probably didn’t even need that, but I wanted to finished the “unlock Dragon Dimension Portal” Inferno.  This Inferno also provides linked reward to the Demigod Dimension, which I’ll jump into now.

Linked Demigod and Dragon Dimension Questing and Events

Game of War Spiritual Building

When porting between dimensions you have to restart GoW application each time.  If you have two devices its possible, I think, to be logged into each dimension at same time. Have you tried this yet?

Also, just before you port through, look closely for your “Linked Rewards”. Depending which side of the portal you are on, you could be earning a little boost for the other side.

Events Provide Great Rewards

The Dragon Dimension has many events you may attempt for decent rewards. One event recently paid out because it was impossible to complete.  Thank you Mz!

The events are usually fairly easy to finish. For instance, I have a linked event to collect secret gifts. I must collect 40 gifts to finish the event. I believe the secret gift drops every 10-15 minutes. You have hours to complete this event.

The Importance of Alliance Loyalty

Alliance loyalty is important for early dragon dimension. Shields CANNOT be purchased with gold in the Dragon Dimension. Instead, you must use alliance funds.

Peace Shield Costs

Purchase peace shields with alliance loyalty starting with 8 hours for 50,000 up to 3-day Peace Shield for 750,000.

Accumulate Alliance Loyalty

The best and nearly only way to gain loyalty is by completing alliance quests.  I think you receive some in alliance gifts as well. Peace shield DO appear in gold packs on the second purchase tier.   However, I don’t see alliance funds in the gold store yet or the packs offered in-game.

So ghost rally is your safest bet if on a tight entertainment budget.

Ghost or Fake Rally to Save Troops

If you can’t afford a shield then you must be a little creative in your approach to saving troops and resources.  First, keep your storehouse leveled up.

Your storehouse provides some insurance if you are attacked.

Hero Tip: The storehouse in Dragon Dimension saves Silver in addition to the other resources.

Ghost rally is pretty simple.  Once you’ve built a Hall of War you can set a rally on some abandoned level 10.  Send your troops on a rally and they won’t be harmed should you get attacked.

Set the timer to 8 hours to a place that marches through the forest for maximum march time. If you do it right you can keep your troops safe for most of the day.

The remaining troops you can send to a friends shielded embassy. Whatever troops remain must be covered by hospital capacity.

Another option that I don’t recommend but could help you in a fight is to send troops to an encampment. I’ll leave this for another guide.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoy the Dragon Dimension! It’s been a joy reconnecting with so many players recently from our half-decade journey in Game of War.

Good luck and have fun!

Dragon Dimension Game of War

 

-Darkthorne

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Three Features I Enjoy in Game of War: Dragon Dimension

I’ve played the Dragon Dimension side of Game of War for while now and I’ve a few takeaways from my time on the other side.

Dragon Dimension is now the default dimension in which you start Game of War. This is a addition to Game of War as its a manageable side of the game. Demigod became unmanageable as many experienced players of Game of War discovered.

I invite new and experienced Game of War players to join me on Dragon Dimension side for the following reasons.

Dragon Dimension Portal GoW

Reconnecting with Old War Buddies

It’s been about a year since the old gang went in separate directions. Many friends left the game or serious reduced their activity months or years before even that time. So, its been nice receiving messages from nearly forgotten mates asking what’s new?

Dragons in Combat

It will be interesting to learn how these dragons effect the combat balance and mechanics of the game. I’m not far enough along yet to really notice a difference.

I’m still accumulating the necessary Dragon Level Up Crystals for my Dragon’s Den. Once I level the dragon up I can add additional skills to it for added combat boosts.

Fundamental Game Play

A return to fundamental Game of War allows experienced players to help beginners to learn the game at a much easier pace than Demigod side.

However, players looking to join Dragon Dimension immediately will be a little upset. A friend recently attempted to join us by creating a new account. He wished to jump straight to the Dragon Dimension but is not able to gain the necessary portal unlock.

We did notice a gift-able chest that contains a Dragon Dimension Portal Unlock, but requires a substantial purchase in the Gold Store. I guess we missed the limited time low introductory price of $5.00.

If you know of a simpler way to get your friends into Dragon Dimension please let me know in the comments.

Kingdom vs. Kingdom Events for Your Entire Alliance

The kingdom versus kingdom event is linked to Demigod side. The first stage is monster killing. Participants are awarded tiered points determined by the level of monster you kill for your alliance.

I’m not far through the hero tree, but I’m able to kill level 1 monsters to help my kingdom and alliance in the event.

-K 1183 [MGdL] Darkthorne

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What do you think about Dragon Dimension side of Game of War? Shoot me a comment below.

Gathering kingdom event

So, today I log in to see a new kingdom event. 20,000 gold and various other speed ups for gathering and killing monsters. I was initially excited, but as I post this an “outlander” is attacking one of my farms.

The walls that protect the kingdom from others will be dropped during kingdom events now. At first I did not let this deter me. I need 40,000,000 points to obtain the top prize. 

So, I set out to farm some food because it will provide 2 points per resource. Not long after I settle in, I’m scouted by an outlander and then a march is sent. I’m using anti scout, so he has no idea what I have there, but I leave anyway.

Basically, this event is not so appealing. I can farm for points and risk losing troop power, or just sit in my stronghold and wait it out all weekend, or go to their kingdom and farm their strongholds… Either way there will be no farming of resources. Dumb event if you ask me.

(MGd) DarkthorneX

August 2, 2014