Well, I didn’t have to start over, but a few days ago I did have to switch Game Center id’s for another game, so I said what the hell, and started E&P over. This time I know how to be wiser with my gems, hoarding them just for elemental summonseses of colors I’m weakest in. I had only 2* blue and purple, the rest are 3* and a very lucky Kalile grab, and I needed a strong healer really bad. Today started a dark elemental summons, so I took a spin… and got Oberon. Decent hero for a 3* team down the road, but not what I was hoping for, so I threw caution to the wind and pulled again, and got Rigard. Praise to the puzzle gods, exactly what I needed. All I need now is a strong blue, preferably a nerfer and/or mana-shrinker.
Anyway, I’m in no hurry to advance too fast now. I’m leveling up all buildings to keep up with my stronghold, I renewed my VIP from my other game to help stockpile gems, and things are progressing slowly but steadily. I’m still running out of food and iron here and there, but that’s slowly starting to level off. Really, the best lesson I learned from the first time around is to not waste gems – focus spending them on only what I need most, and only when the opportunity presents itself – i.e., for right now, elemental summonses – and don’t take chances yet.
Keeping my fingers crossed now that the next blue summons treats me as well as this purple one did.