Thanks Jonah for the questions
Since 8 January 2018 apparently, according to Google Play. It feels longer than that to be honest.
This is the first game that I have played continuously for over 2 years, and I don’t think that’s healthy.
I have traditionally played console games that usually take a couple of weeks (at most, a month) to complete so this was a big change for me.
This is off topic but my favourite games in no particular order are:
- Street Fighter
- Dragon Age
- Valkyria Chronicles
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- The Last of Us
- Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
- Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
- Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
- FFVIII, FFX
- Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time; Bugs and Taz: Time Busters
At the time of writing I am the leader of the Beacons are Lit!!
Due to Real Life (I’m OK), I’ll be stepping down or will have already stepped down by the time this post is published. So I’ll likely be an Elder.
My main priority is levelling my dupe Gandalf so I have another healer for war.
I typically raid with at least 2 healers so I need to make sure I have more to hand.
Other projects include (nothing flash):
Dupe Merlin is nice but he isn’t too sturdy.
Costumed Gandalf. My latest pull.
Green is my favourite colour.
I think Gandalf provides more HOT than Telluria and the defence all is nice, although granted Telly has minions. With my mana troop at level 23 I can get him to fire in 9 tiles. He will be in most of my raid teams I think particularly because of his utility and dispel all.
- How could the Beacons truly be lit if I didn’t have Gandalf the White?!
Everyone on the forum really, even the most irregular members or newcomers can sometimes offer some interesting perspectives.
However there are a few standouts on the forum that I like to read in particular: @IvyTheTerrible @MysterySpin and of course @zephyr1’s beta beat posts are pretty invaluable.
While not strictly totally gameplay related, it goes without saying that the resources created by many on this forum are pretty awesome too, particularly:
@cap (Level Guides)
I’m sure I have left off others and I apologise.
Then there are of course those who have already left us like @Mariamne and @Kerridoc who were a wealth of knowledge and / or contributed enormously in this area. Pretty sure my first post on this forum was answered by the Doc.
My last resort is of course to just ask a question on the forum. That is the beauty of this place, everyone is so knowledgeable and willing to help.
As a sidenote I shamelessly admit that sometimes I have an ulterior purpose with tagging others in my questions / posts and that is to court controversy or stir trouble in the forum for laughs
My ‘victories’ are not raid or war based, but based on heroes I have collected.
Pulling my first ever healer Kiril was my greatest victory as a noob. This game would be impossible to play without any healers. I remember having to get by with two Kirils at one stage.
Pulling Zimkitty on the first day of November 2018 with a single EHT.
Pulling Telluria on March 30, 2020, from an EHT received from a titan chest…
Wondering why I couldn’t beat level 2 of Avalon Rare or the Easter Event a few months into the game.
Using gems to continue several rare quests to snag ascension mats. This was back when I didn’t have any healers.
Moments of madness:
Almost quitting the game twice. First time was due to the lack of healers and frustration with pulls. Second was due to Aegir being buffed and having missed the opportunity to pull for his buffed card…
Not pulling any non-classic 5* for the whole of 2019. But @Rook has had it worse…
Hoarding up 25 EHT to try and snag Margaret (yes, Margaret) because I was desperate for ANY green 5*. I don’t remember pulling even a 4*… I don’t know what I was thinking.
Rigard, there is nothing better than a heal all and a cleanse.
Cloudy day in Sydney.
Roast pork with veggies. Very easy to cook and very satisfying.
If he didn’t mind I would go out and buy a doner kebab with chilli and garlic sauce for the both of us.
I’m cheating here and none of these are new ideas but they are worth repeating:
"Training room" or “Viewing room” - Allows all alliance members to watch a live raid.
"Raid a friend" - Search for someone to raid
"Fog of war" war condition - Enemy teams in war can’t be seen until attacked. Or only the tank can be seen.
Alliance search toolkit - Self explanatory
A monthly or fortnightly quest that rewards us with 2 EHTs or say 100 Valhalla coins.
Upon reaching level 100, receive a free hero of your choice.
Trade 10 classic 5* and gems for a guaranteed but random old HOTM.
Have all the people who left E&P gathered together in a game called “E&P Alumni”
Covid restrictions permitting I’d buy KFC every day for as long as that would last.
Apart from a separate chat topic on Discord, we actually don’t really discuss the subject much in-game except in passing. But we do wish each other well and check in that everyone is OK when that’s needed of course.
There’s a certain view that games are an escape from reality and bringing the topic up in full in-game is supposedly in “bad taste”.
I respect that POV but I’m not sure I really subscribe to this view - I’m always happy to have the real-world chat and provide whatever support I can