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Old 08-30-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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International Clash of Clans Thread!!!!!

Its like Warcraft 3 but with equity that builds up over time


Who plays?? Im lvl 80 leading a 26 person clan of uni friends/their relatives/some randoms, and its pretty damn fun! The strategy goes pretty deep in clan wars for a game in general, let alone a free app (especially when you unlock all of the dark barracks troops). And its taught us a fair bit in "running an effective organization", Art of War OODA Loop tactics, and just generally keeping in touch with the friends that moved away after graduation.



Oh yeah I mentioned "effective organization", but I suppose that's pretty accurate considering


50 WARS WON AS OF TONIGHT SON!!
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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Hey what a coincidence, I just downloaded this game like 3 hours ago.


I have no idea what I'm doing
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:26 PM   #3
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Give it some time and do some of the campaign!

The beginning is slow (and buildings take eons to upgrade, which isnt that bad as it prevents you for getting too addicted), but get some raids in after messing around in campaign too! (Where the $$ is that loot that cheese that feddi that ghetty green get the green)

Definitely gets less simplistic in strategy, but yeah gotta commit. Probably should turn away now if you value your time
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:34 AM   #4
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I must mention, the buildings take progressively longer to upgrade as you get better for a reason (not unlike our tax system).

You don't need gems (remember, gems = $ for the most part unless you hedge hard currency with cleaning up obstacles/completing achievements), but as you become more immersed in the game (one that wants an edge to 'climb the ladder' faster), it gets likely you'll drop a $5.

Not gonna lie, Supercell's milked me for $45 as of now, but I hold no hard feelings because I get it. Was it worth it? Yes. Brilliant business model: http://www.forbes.com/sites/karsten...pany-supercell/ (outdated article, shit's bigger. And we need more clansmen)

Do gems make you a better player? No. It speeds up the laymaner plateaus for true gaming, but that's also how they get you. We've found it best to only spend gems on extra builders (over time), and boosting barracks production speed. Everything else from a cost-benefit analysis is playing you for chumps (no irony intended). It can get reeeal tempting to finish a building or whatever instantly for x amount of gems, or to build it when short on the required resource, but raiding the weaker is much more easy and worth it.



tl;dr: God-tier strategy at the clan level and re-asserting America's dominance (we scrape South Korean clans, sweartagod), but the 1st half is very basic. You can bypass this by not buying Starbucks a few times a week, but spending actual money is not required to enjoy the game to its full potential.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:47 AM   #5
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Awful game riddled with microtransactions. Play a proper game.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:52 AM   #6
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Awful game riddled with microtransactions. Play a proper game.


1 star scrubs < lvl 40 can stay tf out. Only true RTS fans need apply (coming from someone that could stomp you in AoE/Warcraft/Starwars Galactic Battlegrounds and still feel unsatisfactory and crave competition).

Not that you can't be ~lvl30-40 and join our motherfkn clan, but we need heart not rage-quitters.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:01 AM   #7
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:24 AM   #8
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I've been playing Simpsons Tapped Out, which currently has the "Clash of Clones" event. I might have a go at Clash of Clans, I've been going at a few of these freeplay, grindathon games recently (Sims Freeplay, Family Guy, Simpsons...).

They're stupid and pointless, but addictive. But yeah I've made a rule never to buy lifepoints/clams/donuts/gems/whatever crap. Once you open that door, it's hard to close again.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:26 AM   #9
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damn that's a mindtrip, FX is running these Simpsons marathons

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Old 08-31-2014, 06:36 AM   #10
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I dunno what he said but it seems like you got #rekt..





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Old 08-31-2014, 06:40 AM   #11
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So like... what happens if people attack your town? Do you have to rebuild it from scratch? Does that only happen in multiplayer?
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:47 AM   #12
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Only true RTS fans need apply (coming from someone that could stomp you in AoE

hahaha bud bet you couldnt even handle 1700 get outta here with yr weak microtransaction nonsense yr no pro
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So like... what happens if people attack your town? Do you have to rebuild it from scratch? Does that only happen in multiplayer?


It rebuilds when you log in.

Thrash I normally wouldnt lower myself with a response to you, but ill bite. I dont understand 1700 (unless youre talking 1700 CoC trophies which I can handle with ease - gold league 2 is nothing to me) but I only played AoE 1 + expansion (AoE 2 was incredibly wack and SWGB was better version in that time period)

I wouldnt even have to build a base to beat you, just attack you at the start with a relentless worker wave. GOALKEEPING DOESNT TRANSLATE EH????




Also, palm tree + hockey stick avatar? Ha! I knew youd jump on the Tampa Bay Lightning bandwagon as soon as they started proving themself
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:23 AM   #14
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It rebuilds when you log in.

So what's the disadvantage of getting attacked and beaten? You lose trophies? What do trophies do?

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Trophies are more dignity/getting to harder opponents with more loot. The main thing is

1 star = destroying at least 50% of their base
1 star = destroying townhall
3 stars = 100% Scorched Earth rape

(So you could destroy 90% of base and get only 1 star, and 50% including townhall for 2 stars)

The more stars (and other factors such as the harder the opponent is), the more trophies you get, which will move you up the leagues.

Generally you should only go for loot maximizing raids after cementing yourself in the league. I find 'taking the dive' and ending the battle after destroying full collectors (rather than spend more elixir for troops to get to the storages) to be best when saving up for offense/defense upgrades





And I should mention, people will take your loot. Watching the replays can help you reassess your layout though
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:37 AM   #16
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And some hints that woulda helped me had I not learned the hard way

Cant use map boundaries/edges as protection (they can send troops out of bounds and they walk around obstacles)

And the find next opponent button in mid right when raiding (never saw it and would just attack 1st opponent, which usually ended up not being as profitable were I to shop around)

Basically the game is preying on the weak/getting bullied by the higher . But once you can join a clan, the stars become more important (clan@ end with most stars wins), and the winning clan gets really hefty war loot bonuses (and war hero pride of course)


The clan war aspect is the best part of the game though. Having up to 50 people teams play and only being as good as your weakest link really adds depth. Its like Warcraft meets some MLG MAG game (that PS3 game that was like an MMO FPS with huge armies).




And war tactics/ OODA Loop-ing, sacrificing for your team because you love tf out of them, etc 10/10 will keep playing. Kinda surprised noone that plays has posted here yet , pretty popular game nowadays
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So what maximises loot? I want to attack buildings that store/produce elixir/gold?
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Correct. Youll gain more experience over time as to most efficient troop combo for your style of play, etc.

But a good key is to know that you can steal 50% of whats held in collectors, but ~5-10% of what is in storages (which are usually more fortified). After searchng around for opponents, you can look to see if the elixir collectors look full/ gold collectos' baskets to side of cart are full, and know you have an easy target (at least in the sense of cleaning them out)

But also keeping in mind that you may want to gain trophies too, as the beginning leagues will naturally have more loot as you move up
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Thrash I normally wouldnt lower myself with a response to you, but ill bite. I dont understand 1700 (unless youre talking 1700 CoC trophies which I can handle with ease - gold league 2 is nothing to me) but I only played AoE 1 + expansion (AoE 2 was incredibly wack and SWGB was better version in that time period)

im talking aoc you scrub. 2400 and top 30 get good amateur.

play a shit no aps no finesse p2w kiddie game tho better break out daddies credit card lardo get rejected on national tv scrublord
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