Customizable War Timer for your alliance


#1

I found a problem, and did my best to fix it: Alliance members need to coordinate attacks during war, and we’re often in different parts of the world and different timezones. Here’s my answer, a war phase timer and planning tool. Somewhere along the line I decided to add a titan clock too so I could figure out when I needed to be back after roaming on a pass titan.

A few months ago, I joined an alliance where war was scheduled, and more serious than I was used to … and and I was left feeling like a bear of very small brain and confused by things happening 10 hours after war started, or was that 5pm Eastern time, and what time is that in Central time. To make things worse, I then promised to be online at the start of war, before I figured out that it was 5am local time, and that’s NOT a good or natural time for Barry to be awake … but it was a new alliance and I didn’t want to look like a flake in my first war by backing out, so I gritted my teeth and set my alarm. (And didn’t volunteer for that part next time 'round!)

Being the spreadsheet geek I am, I made this, in self defense, and discovered that many other alliance members appreciated it as well. It has kinda grown a bit since then.

I hope some of you can use it as well.


#2

I tried to put really good documentation in it so it would be easy to customize too, which is an odd departure for me; normally I hate doing that kinda stuff!


#3

Very nice! Thanks for sharing this! I’ll be cribbing it for our alliance. :grinning:


#4

Enjoy. But maybe give me half an hour before you run with it; In the shower, I just realized I really want to do a little cleanup on the titan clock part. (Edit: Apparently my time estimation skills are improving. It did only take half an hour!)


#5

We are also an international alliance with different time zones. We have a general idea of when our players are available. I suppose if we could set fight times we could win even more wars but I kind of like the organic, suspenseful way we fight.

We can often clear their board but we are never sure … makes it fun and exciting, I think!


#6

Nothing wrong with doing war that way, it can be fun too. But with poor planning you can end up in the last minutes with one player who has six hits, six strong attack teams … and is staring at six mop-up attacks on the board wondering what he should do.

If you want to coordinate war, this makes it easier.


#7

Don’t get me wrong, I admire your dedication and talent.


#8

So far I’ve gotten some love for this from the leaders of the other Groot family alliances, but since I’m there, I pretty much set this up for them, and as the guy who wrote the spreadsheet, it is really easy for me.

I’d love to hear from you (or anybody else) as to whether the instructions I provided in the sheet made it easy to configure for your alliance when I’m not helping.


#9

The sheet works like a charm. I sent you a copy of our pub link on Line. Thank you very much for putting this together!


#10

Haven’t gotten to explore the sheet much yet. Will in the morning. Funny thing is we just started asking today for what time zones our members are in and making a sheet to keep track now that we are using more strategy in war. Sounds like your tool maybe just the thing we need to keep it all organized. So thanks in advance for sharing. I’ve discovered war tracking/planning sheets are the hardest thing to get donated. Many alliance leaders don’t like to share those. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#11

If you want a mostly-automated war tracking sheet I’m happy to shoot you a copy of ours. Line ID: garanwyn