I’d thought I’d share my findings after my first 40 days immersed in E&P.
Why do I think my opinions are worth listening to? Because it’s the internet and I’ve been conditioned to consider my every thought as intellectual solid gold.
Firstly, I’m strictly F2P. Thanks to all of you that spend your cash to keep the game working. I’m happy grafting and grinding and waiting for the occasional smidgen of quality to filter through the percentages set by SG.
I’ve seen loads of comments about raiding being rigged or how the board plays differently from map levels. It doesn’t, but we play it differently. When you’re desperate to hit with all the holy tiles possible, you make choices which don’t lead to the free flowing cascades of destruction that you unleashe on a puny goblin smasher.
I really enjoy wars and since the latest update, we’ve had our closest fight to date; I know that’s not been everyone’s experience. Our alliance doesn’t have a huge amount of chat but most people show up.
The weakest part of the game, imo, is the narrative! Wow, it’s thin. I have no doubt that the minds on this forum could come up with 1000 original and interesting plots in a week!
Is SG a corrupt evil overlord?:
Hmm no. There seems to be a lot of anger out there, particularly from people who feel ripped off. Understandable if you’ve spent your retirement fund, but that’s the business model. The way to enjoy it is just accept the percentages or move on if it’s not your cup of tea!
I love how many helpful and intelligent people have posted some great research on here. This game is basically Lord of the Rings if JRR Tolkien was a cheap Casio calculator, it’s just statistics. It’s great that people share do so much data sharing. Thank you!