Dark, what do I need to survive Game of War?

How do I survive Game of War Fire Age?

I get this question quite often. The answer is tricky. Perhaps by the end of this post you’ll be able to answer this question.

In this post, I walk you through priorities of upgrading to survive Game of War.

Surviving Game of War Fire Age

First, the in-game blog should be used as a guide. Many players have an issue reading the blog – loading issues or something. So, I’ll highlight the latest and greatest upgrades here for you.

Keep an eye on the in-game blog.  Upgrade according to the latest releases first. This priority will put you on the same page with all players.

Don’t be overwhelmed in trying to relearn everything you may have missed in your absence. Prioritize the latest releases in the blog first.

Familiarize yourself with the current level of gear, hero, troops used, runes, gems, etc.

I’ll go over many of these areas now.

Mythical Combat Research

Complete Mythical Combat Research and unlock more Mythical Creatures to do your bidding against all enemies in unstoppable marches with unbridled Boosts!

Mythical Training Grounds

Players use Mythical creatures in rallies and defense now. These monsters are found in the Mythical Training Grounds.

Mythical Creatures Game of War Fire Age

So, your first priority is to unlock, research, and train Mythical Creatures. Next, you need to boost the stats of these monsters! We now have new heroes that specifically boost Mythical Creatures. Read on friends!

Multiple Heroes – Unique Stats and Boosts

Multiple Heroes are now available in Game of War Fire Age. Its as if they have rebooted the game using a new hero with substantially fewer skill points to worry about.

Also, the skills pertain to Mythical Creatures which is the reboot of troops. Use your old hero for training, building, crafting and other economic purposes.

Your new hero is like your fighting hero. They used the same sort of method in other games such as World of Warcraft. One hero for fighting, the other for economics.

This is a welcomed addition as the old hero skill tree was out of control. Some 50,000 skill points to set. Good grief. Also, the stats are incredibly difficult to understand.

For example, “14MTTTT%”, difficult to count and compare all those T’s.

Mr. T Game of War Fire Age

“I pity the fool who tries to calculate and compare upgrades using that method, sucka.”

Recently, three new accessories were released.

Recruit a Third Hero

Diversify your battle strategy when you recruit a Third Hero to join your Ranks from the Hall of Heroes!

New Heroes for Hire!

Warrior, the more the merrier this Holiday Season! New Heroes have arrived, and they’re ready to lead your men to victory!

Customize your strategy with A THIRD HERO with unique Boosts and Skills that no other Hero has wielded before. Recruit a loyal new companion from the Hall of Heroes and together you WILL conquer Kingdoms to reign supreme.

Hall of Heroes Game of War Fire AgeBenefits of the Newest Hero in Game of War Fire Age

Third Hero Benefits Game of WarHow New Heroes Work

  1. Make sure you are at least Stronghold 15.
  2. Unlock the Hall of Heroes using an Unlock Hall of Heroes.
  3. Go to your Hero Profile and tap on “Change Hero”.
  4. Recruit new Heroes special Legendary Hero Medals.
  5. Activate your new Hero.
  6. Ge them battle ready by leveling them up with experience and customizing their specialized Skill Trees.

Additional Notes about New Heroes

A freshly unlocked hero comes with a full hero energy bar and generates energy only for the active hero.

You are unable to choose a new Hero if you current active hero is imprisoned or eliminated. Womp, Womp :(.

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Why We Played Game of War

Why Did You Download Game of War Fire Age?

I had just received my first smart phone and received a message from a friend that I should try Game of War Fire Age.

The dude on game’s icon caught my attention. He was raging with a rebel yell and teeth ready to gnash at anyone who dared stand in his way!

The game initially took on an Age of Empires feel. I walked through the tutorial with Athena and started to look around.  Cool! I’ll work on building my empire then lay waste to all these unsuspecting empires I see about, most have a shield like me.  I’ll book mark them and wait for it to drop.

My First Attack – Hooked!

I had my first army of tier 1 or tier 2 I believe at a whopping 100,000 power or something. I sent an army to a silver tile that I really needed!

Oops, someone else is trying to reach that same tile. My screen turns red! I turn red in anticipation and nervousness, and then…

Hmm, what happened?

I check the report. All my troops are dead and my hero is gone!

Enter Mopar Lar and Runner from Dahae Dawgmen

My first impression of Mopar Lar and his son Runner was spectacular. The guy who captured my hero on a tile was hit by Runner. Before Runner reached the tile my captor pulled his troops off the tile for a mad dash to his stronghold.

Mopar Lar was already headed that way with his incredible army of tier 3! Just as my captor was reaching his stronghold Mopar Lar lit him up freeing mine and several other heroes! Wow! This guy is amazing!

I was with Mopar Lar and Runner ever since…

Mopar Lar passed away a few months back and that passing was sort of the camel’s straw to break our alliance. We’d been slowly drifting apart but I feel this event really put a period on our saga.

The next month we took his alliance to the Super Wonder and with help from Allysssa and Draco we achieved a third place finish.  Not Emperor, but not bad for a team of social players who just wanted to stick together through thick and thin.

Many stories from our time in K94 and K106 are chronicled on this website.

Many, many historic articles are published here at gameofwartips.com.

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Where Did We Go Wrong?

Perhaps a look at Game of War’s history will help us unlock how we’ve reached the current state of Game of War. Whales dropping like flies. New installs lowest they’ve ever been.

Once top of the charts with Candy Crush, Game of War now barely reaches the top 100.

Once 2 million a day in revenue now scraping by with less than $100k/day.

So, yes, I’d say something is wrong with Game of War. No joy.

Game of War Economy – Important to Player Base Retention

First, it seems once resources were added to packs many players who specialized in hyper farming and selling resources were soon pushed out of the game.

These players had a small budget. It’s not enough to purchase packs frequently. Also, their speed-ups  no longer supplied by the sale of silver and food. This wasn’t what they signed up for…

Hyperfarming on a Grand Scale

Some players set up vast farming networks of some 300 accounts or more. Each of those accounts was a download and some spending to get them to maximize production was suddenly worthless.

Players could simply purchase large amounts of resources in gold store packs from the makers of the game.

This destroyed the economic balance of Game of War Fire Age.

No longer was Game of War about helping alliance mates with resources and other needs to upgrade their empire.

Instead, alliances began seeking, “big spenders.”

The first players to leave Game of War were the “farmers.” These players who prided themselves on the best production boost gear and empires that maximized a specialized resource.

These players were also apart of a cluster of other farmers who traded resources to maximize production of all resources per day.

Impossible now to keep up with out purchasing, these players tried to hold on as long as possible, but without purchasing it was impossible to remain relevant for very long.

The joy of Game of War slipped away for these players.

So, who remained? Spenders with a larger budget were mostly who remained.

What started your Game of War journey?  Why did you play?


Game of War – Post Ctesse Age – Changes

Game of War Post Emperor Age

The originating Emperor of the Super Wonder snub and player stance has called it quits.

ctesse game of war

Is she simply calling the bluff of all the haters who blamed them for all the problems in Game of War?

With Ctesse quitting, will we see a new, slower direction for Game of War?

In the comments by players in just this posts it appears that content release pace is the most serious issue in the game.

Friends playing other games express glee that they’ve experienced zero new content releases in the six weeks they’ve played that that new title.

In Game of War, players complain that new releases are dropped to cater to the most powerful, biggest spenders. However, even those players tire of the constant need to update their accounts.

Love her or hate her, Emperor Ctesse touched many lives over the years. I recall many of my alliance mates begging her to hit them. You could always count on Ctesse being the hardest hitting account in Game of War.

Ctesse receives the Game of War Michelin Star for bravery and love.

Ctesse Michelin Star

Whether you loved her or hated her, she will be missed.

Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

How to Improve Game of War Fire Age?

Lately, Game of War Fire Age has become Game of Protest.  The protest is so strong the most popular and arguably the biggest investor in Game of War Fire Age has quit.

It seems the player community has had enough of the constant content drops and the requirement to upgrade their account twice a day to remain relevant.

The drop schedule has reached every 12 hours. This gives players just enough time to log in an attempt to collect mega gifts, which is also a broken system, upgrade to the new release and maybe get a couple hours to use it before they have to log out and sleep only to be presented with a new drop when they wake up.

Recently, alliance leaders asked their mates to drop tags before purchasing unlimited packs because the gifts created incredible lag.

The gifts are worthless to most anyway. So what needs changed in Game of War?

Players Taking a Stance By Sitting this Super Wonder Out

Gameofwartips.com has always been for the players. It’s great to see players taking a stance in an effort to gain the attention of the creators of the game.

Besides, they are the real shareholders of Game of War. The creators ought to listen to their suggestions to make the game a more appealing investment for their entertainment dollars.

Game of War today is the 26th top grossing mobile app on iOS. It narrowly edges out Episode ft. Pitch Perfect™ Compare this to previous years when Game of War held held the top 5 position. It’s clear the ship is sinking or has already sank.

How Do We Save Game of War?

I’ve asked many players over the years. This isn’t the first time players have taken to the nets in protest over the game’s direction.

In September 2015, Gameofwartips.com reported in a blog titled “Houston We Have a Problem”, Emperor Stayalive77 attempted changes to Game of War. The creators listened and released a blog post in response.

Mz Boycott Response
Response to Player Protest Sept 2015

Do you have a recommendation or an opinion on game direction for the creators of Game of War? Let us know in the comments below.

Player Suggestions

Software Issues

The biggest thing that I feel is needed is the ability to defend attacks, it is extremely difficult to defend a solo, let alone a rally and forget about a mega rally.

Too many software issue remain and lag is ridiculous. They have completely forgotten things link the alliance store, city rallies, black market and the market inside alliance cities.

They are never updated with new items ad the amount of copper per day is way too low.these are just the tip of the iceberg as for what needs to change, updates should be every 3 to 4 months, not 3 to 4 hours.

Content Release Pace

Mz, should change model that they operate back to volume based monthly releases and decent quality as they had in beta.

Additionally Mz needs to get strategy and adventure back in game. It is all about research. No cores.

Make the game affordable and if Mz release new monthly, provide options for people to buy or attain it by being logged in game.

Don’t create release items for one time use.  Like casino is there now it still reflect times 4 months before black market, what is use?  Bring back the old style kill and Super Wonder events.  These 2 hrs events make no sense, neither interesting.

Stop these routine of buildings, then special buildings, then gear then banner, then, hero then back again same routine. It makes no sense. We are tired.

Game of War has no strategy, no adventure, it is boring.

Make a change now before more people quit.

Content Release Schedule and Latency issues

I am Lucy Law, even though I’m not a rally lead, us fillers are relied upon greatly.

These constant upgrades and lag makes it impossible to keep up. I’ve been playing for many years and the people you meet on game really keep you there.

Regardless of all the issues we are having, Mz needs to start listening to us all, get this fixed. Slow down with the upgrades, bring back strategies! Stop the banners, gear upgrades etc… The list goes on. We want to enjoy it!

Pace of Content Releases and Costs

This is Ladi! I appreciate all the attention that this has given and the time it took to compile these views must have been extensive, thank you for speaking out on behalf of us and taking our concerns where it will be heard.

One thing I do appreciate about Game of War is the $20 packs.

More affordable for mothers with large families who enjoy getting away in a game.

But having to buy $20 pack one after the other within same week makes that impossible to remain affordable in order to play as you want.

Content release pace and strategy

There is so much that I agree with here.

One thing that I would say is that there have been so many large rally leaders and fillers that have quit playing because of the constant game updates.

No one can even keep up unless you are related to Rockefeller. The $20 packs have helped. There used to be updates about once a month which would allow everyone to form strategy and compete, rally and just have fun.

I agree that if you don’t spend a lot of money you just won’t be relevant as someone else talked about.

If MZ would slow down the updates and simply allow players to play, form strategy, and rally other alliances again, they just might see several of those big players return and move this game back into the top 10 game apps.

The ball is in their court. Let’s sit back for a bit and see what their response is. Either they want to see this game rise again or watch this great game (use to be) continue to sink. Your play MZ.

Read another player’s classic Farewell to Game of War.

Game of War Story #2: Kuran and CoPoTo Super Wonderboys!

Super Wonder Past and Present

This is a look at the past and present Super Wonders of December. With news of ONE snubbing this month’s Super Wonder (more below) and the community reaction, I thought it’d be interesting to look at past champions of the Super Wonder.

The following Game of War story is from December 29, 2014. Emperors Kuran and CoPoTo pushed the limits of Game of War.

Legend holds that Emperor Kuran discovered the “missile or bullet” attack strategy. He was one of the first to use a single troop type to attack his enemies. 

He made great use of Relics and Cores to maximize the attack of one troop type. The end goal is to kill more of the counter troops than you lose. It worked!


Super Wonder – Kuran and CoPoto December 2014

Kuran and CoPoTo are at it again. CoPoTo weighing in this time at an impressive 21 billion power and boasting an alliance power number of 134 Billion you have to ask yourself “Will there ever be a new Emperor?” Who will challenge the Kuran CoPoTo Order? Is this what MZ had in mind when they created the Super Wonder?



Super Wonder Instagram

You can follow Kuran on Instagram @xxkuranxx. Watch as he and his compatriots destroy billionaires!

Who will challenge the emperor? What sleeping giant and his ferocious friends are poised to take over the Super Wonder? Is there no one?

An example of what you will see @xxkuranxx.


What will he come up with next? Mz, hire this kid as a developer consultant.

Do you have a Game of War Story you’d like to share with your old alliance mates and the Community? Leave a comment below. 

Super Wonder December 2017 – ONE Will Not Defend Throne

Good luck to all those who participate in this weekend’s Super Wonder.

It appears the defending champions will skip this event in protest of recent developments in Game of War.

From Ctesse Instagram:

MZ lunacy

Here we go again …

MZ go from draws to one hit zeroes on huge players using solos.

Is MZ trying to drive players out of the game ?

Another ridiculous upgrade with massive players everywhere getting one shot zeroed from a solo.

We are taking a stand at ONE and instead of just talking about it , we are acting on it, by snubbing their SW event .

We are asking players to put their complaints into action.

Stop whining and act on it!

When they see their biggest money event where no one is interested…

maybe …

just maybe …

they will know we can stand united and we are serious about our rights and their obligations to the gaming community .

Super Wonder Ctesse snubsw







What do the other teams hoping to challenge ONE think of this move?

One player likens it to modern American politics in this humorous response:

They’ve won like 4 events in a row due to <filth> ups so they’d like the “recognition” of their absence from this event so that if they lose they can claim absence.

Last event we won. We did. But MZ took away our 1hr lead creating only minutes between our emperor and ONEs.

In that light, ONE is announcing their absence in case MZ gives a fair fight this round. They are doing this to save face incase they lose.

If they truly cared and were actually concerned with game they would have joined in boycott or organized one prior to all of Tess accounts with title.

Clearly they didn’t care too much when we were all participating. But now that we are fighting daily they want to say this to save rep if they lose and to downplay our victory if they win.

Honestly, Ctesse IG posts are in same category to Trumps tweets in my view.

Every day it’s something else all designed to save face and distract.

Tesse claiming the fight for the peeps and to change things when it’s known that she has collaborated with MZ on many of current in game features.

How can she be for peeps when she helped to build the current game design? It’s smoke and mirrors.

The fact that she’s calling for new game platforms to transition speaks clearly that she is not for the peeps.

Why be for the peeps then ask for new game to move to that they will then need to spend more money on? That’s not for them… that you ask them to continue to spend money and follow your conquest of the app market platform.

That’s not for peeps, that’s for herself to continue slaying with a following.

Could just as easily be for the peeps, cancel ALL gaming and not seek new game. And instead use sum of 3 months of her high level spending while for each of those 3 months sponsoring 8-12 people to fly out to visit for a weekend hangout…

Literally.. her spending would sponsor ONE team meeting. If truly for peeps, and only cared about the people of her team she would be more inclined and DRIVEN to meet them. Not simply drag them to a new game.

If she drags anyone to a new game their first thought should be, Why this game?

How could Tesse be connected with these new developers for personal influence. If she goes to a new game I’d suspect MZ connects as well to market more activity on that game.

Ultimately. I think we will see ONE at the event. Their level of participation will be that of their current ability to win the event. Last time as I said, they won literally due to MZ’s interference much like Russia’s in the election.

Super Wonder Prelims TessWill ONE defend after all? We will see tonight December 1st at 8 PM PST and December 2nd at 04:00 UTC!

Game of War Story: Make them an offer they can’t refuse…

Our Game of War Story

While many of our friends and old alliance mates have moved on to other things, it’s nice to reminisce about old battles and kingdom narratives.

“Game of War Story” project provides a place for players to reflect on the past 3 or 4 years experiences and friendships.

What’s your Game of War Story?


Tell us yours in the comments below.

Enjoy this Game of War Story from October 20, 2014

The latest news in Dahae kingdom is a continuation of the DF (Dahae Fighters) vs. D (Dreaded Legion) saga.  DF, in a surprise move, has decided to offer new kingdom rules to all alliances.

This coming from the alliance that since its inception has fought against rules of the ruling alliance, creating chaos and fear, forcing many to quit Game of War completely.

Game of War Kingdom Rules: Dahaefighter

The spirit of these new rules are said to strengthen the kingdom for kvk events.  They are basically 1) no tile hitting outside of kill event 2) no holding heroes 3) no rallying.

The most comical part of the whole scenario was they created a room for the leaders of alliances to join and discuss the rules.  But you can imagine how that went.

Keep in mind DF has been terrorizing it’s own kingdom for months now.  Zeroing people, farming them, executing heroes.

Initially they stated it was to toughen and strengthen the weak for kvk.  Now they argue Dahae needs rules of non aggression to grow.

game of war story

R5 Kingdom Discussions

The discussion was pleasantly taking place until one member of DF became agitated and began cursing everyone in the room out.

This ultimately led to most of the top alliances to reject the rules.

DF has since announced war against them.

The smaller alliances who accepted the rules have already experienced DF breaking them by being tiled by them.

True Intentions of Kingdom Rules

So, what are the true intentions behind these new rules?

Mostly posturing to appear to rule the kingdom?  DF can’t even control the wonder.  Last night they got their butt’s handed to them by PK.

In my mind they continue to be a band of misfits and thieves attempting to establish themselves as an honorable and legitimate alliance with Dahae’s best interests at heart.

Sounds like the lie Michael Corleone from The Godather tells his wife over and over.  “We will soon be 100% legitimate.”

Game of War Story