New players in Game of War: Fire Age have a lot to learn. Game of War isn’t exactly an easy game to understand. With that in mind, I’ve assembled my top 10 tips for Game of War. If you’ve just started out and you have no idea what you should be doing, this Game of War guide is for you! Read on for my Game of War tips!
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Tip 10: Always be Building
Game of War has a ton of buildings to construct and upgrade. Chances are there’s always a new building or upgrade you could be putting your construction time towards. Every time you log in, make sure you’re building something! Even if you’re just upgrading a farm to the next level, it starts to add up over time.
Especially at the low levels, try to pick buildings to upgrade based on when you’ll be playing next. You can only upgrade or build one building at a time, (in CoC parlance, we’d say “you only have one builder”) so try to maximize the amount you can get built while you’re away. For example, if you’re going to sleep after playing, try to start something that takes a long time to construct.
Pro Tip The Gymnos and Storehouse are both important to upgrade early. The Gymnos increases your gained Hero XP, which benefits you more the earlier you take it. The Storehouse protects your resources from attack, which is always a good thing.
Tip 9: Pick the Right Upgrades
At the Academy, you can level up various aspects of your empire. In Game of War, there’s just a ton of upgrades to be researched here, they all take a long time, and in total it can take years to unlock them all at the default speed.
Pro Tip Some hero gear can boost the research speed – chalices, for example. Try to prioritize crafting some of these at your forge early in the game, and you’ll save a lot of time!
So what should you prioritize? Keep in mind that you can’t upgrade further down the research tree without doing the earlier upgrades first. However, each additional point in an upgrade generally only adds 1% to the total ability.
Thus, from my perspective, it makes the most sense to get the minimum levels possible on the early research before working on upgrades lower in the tree. You can always come back to earlier upgrades, but there are a lot of things that are locked behind weeks worth of research that you’ll miss out on if you don’t try to hit the bottom of the tech tree as fast as possible.
Tip 8: Army Training Takes Forever
Unlike in faster-paced games like Clash of Clans, in Game of War your army training times are totally insane. The amount of troops you can hold in your base is way, way higher, and the training times are stretched to the max as well.
When playing Game of War, you are going to spend a lot of time training troops. Here’s yet another tip for every time you log in – make sure you’re checking in on your army! It can take more than a couple of hours to train even 1,000 troops, so time not spent training is time wasted.
Pro Tip Bear in mind, though, that your standing army eats food – so make sure you’re producing enough to feed everyone, or you’ll go bankrupt! If you’ve trained more than your farms can support, the number beside your food count will flash red to indicate that you need to keep an eye on your food, build more farms, or dismiss some of your army.
Reddit Suggests… SavageKitty adds: If you wear a Upkeep Reduction helmet / Large Food Upkeep Reduction, you can have 0 upkeep with 100m troops.
Tip 7: Keep Moving!
We’ve just established that Game of War: Fire Age armies are costly in terms of time and resources. Knowing that, you’ll want to protect your investment in troops.
Armies parked at your base are vulnerable to enemy attacks. Basically, you’re going to get attacked for resources often, and if you lose resources AND your army investment, that’s a double whammy of bad news.
The easiest way to keep your army safe is to keep them on the move. You can send them out to distant lands and keep them away from your base for hours on end if you so choose. Depending on how hardcore you are about checking in, it can sometimes be best to send them to an ally’s town, or prepare a bogus attack on a distant enemy that you plan to cancel before it arrives.
If you’re not that hardcore, you can at least send them to resource sites nearby, which kicks them out of your base for a short time and gives you some bonus resources to boot.
Pro Tip Check in the “Report” tab of the “Mail” screen to see how your army did while they were out. Game of War doesn’t do a great job of informing you about their progress otherwise.
Reddit Suggests… SavageKitty adds: Usually Athena gifts with gold can provide you a shield that can last almost 24/7. If you can’t pop on too often think about keeping your SH shielded.
Tip 6: Find a Good Alliance
Alliances are key to Game of War: Fire Age. Obviously, a solid tip for the game is to get in one as soon as possible. However, being a part of a good alliance makes a big difference compared to being in one that’s just mediocre. What makes a good Game of War: Fire Age alliance? That depends on how you play.
For instance, if you’re planning on spending a lot of real-world cash on gold and other powerup packs, you probably will want to be in an alliance where other people are doing the same thing. That way, you’re all sharing the free alliance gifts that come with purchases. You don’t want to be the one guy in an alliance who is hardcore enough to spend money, and have everyone else mooching off of you.
On the other hand, as profitable as it might be to be a moocher in a clan where everyone else is constantly buying stuff, it can lead to a lot of pressure to conform in super hardcore alliances. In fact, it’s possible to get kicked out of alliances that spend a lot of money if you’re not willing to pony up the cash. Thus, if you’re a player who isn’t planning on paying, you might want to find a more chill alliance to call home.
No matter your play style, good Game of War alliances are active – that means they’re online when you are, and they’re willing to help alliance goals and each other frequently. Give a new alliance a day or so, ask questions, and see how they react. If they’re not an active alliance that is willing to help, ditch them and find a better one!