I’ve been reading this forum since I downloaded the game in January of 2019. I found it very helpful early on with various aspects of the game. I also quickly realized that not everyone is helpful and you have to be cautious with believing what you read. A good alliance that caters to beginner to mid level players is the most important thing to a new player. When you read something here bounce it off your teammates before you take it to heart.
There is some bad advice in this thread so I decided to use my first forum post to show any new player what I’ve built in just a little more than 1.5 years.
I bought my first PoV in August which is the most I’ve ever spent. Other than that I’ve purchased VIP twice for $2.99 US and I always buy the gift deals where I get 300 gems and everyone in my alliance gets 30. All in all, less than $30 total in 19 months.
I raid and farm everyday (unless real life doesn’t permit) to fill my chests. I stay in diamond tier most days. Occasionally I open my app to find I’ve dropped to platinum but that’s happening less and less.
I complete every gem quest but those are the only uncommon quests I bother with, the rest of my world energy goes to farming (usually 8-7) and rare quests, trials, challenges and the like.
I save up gems to 3k and do a 10 pull during Atlantis rises. That’s the only thing I spend gems on except roster space expansion as needed. Usually do a pull every 3 months. When I have all the heroes I want from Season 2 I’ll move on to season 3.
Someone mentioned this but it’s worth repeating, ALWAYS save your epic hero coins for seasonal events.
Have patience, enjoy each level of the game, participate in wars and hit titans even when you’re weak. That’s where those fine gloves, compasses, and other 3* materials are going to come from at first. Titan and war chests are invaluable early on.
Build 2-3 teams of 3* heroes and help out your team by doing cleanup during wars. Your alliance will explain that if you don’t already know what it means. I hope I’ve been helpful.
Here is my current roster and profile. I’ve blacked out my alliance because I’m not the leader and I haven’t spoken to him yet about posting that here.
Edit: I’m unable to post any more screenshots at the moment because my account is new. Understandable.