Hello everyone, some of you might have seen me on the forums before, many of you may have not, but today I am going to show you my one-year progress.
I’ve really been looking forward to doing this for the past couple of weeks, and in creating this post I will share some stories, my tips and tricks, and overall experience of the game. This will be an AMA no I will give you my honest and candid responses!
I believe I have really fleshed out my roster, I am almost at full capacity, I will be settling down on all my pulls and saving while I level up the little guys. My strongest team is Joon-C, Ursena, Telly, Ariel, Kingston. My weakest part of my roster is 3* (it’s been killing me in tournaments, and events).
My first ever hero was Bane and he will forever hold a special place in my heart as he helped me in the beginning so much. My first ever 5* was Ranvir. When I got him I thought he was bonkers, but then again I didn’t know how to read specials and just thought his bonus damage automatically applied. My first tank was Kash. What a monster in bronze-low Plat.
The team I find to be the most fun? Telly + Freya. Death by minions is hilarious to watch.
My worst team/color? Yellows. I just don’t have enough darts and I don’t find Neith or Ranvir to be as strong as other yellows (Drake/Onatel/Guin)
My best color stack team? Red. I love to see the world burn. Falcon + Wilbur is a deadly combo.
My favorite hero? Kingston. The guy is a king and has saved me on so many raids with his attack down.
My most hated hero/es? Any season 1 3* the Gunnars and Dawas I pull I don’t see deserving a place on my roster. I don’t even know why they let them be in the newer portals.
My most sought after hero/es? Onatel and Alby if I ever pull these two heroes my dreams would be complete I wouldn’t need any other hero to be content. Their art and game mechanics are beautiful and fit my playstyle perfectly.
Costumes are fairly new and I’ve only leveled up Bane’s, Sonya’s, and Joon’s so far. But I think they have added a much needed new power and gameplay style to older heroes. Here is my current list.
Best Costume? For me personally Joon-C is amazing, it spells almost instant death.
Worst Costume? Tiburtus and Skull Skittle seem pretty lack luster, maybe I haven’t given them a chance in my roster and with their costumes? Who has the worst costume so far?
Most fun Costume? I find Hawkmoon’s costume to be interesting and fun. I think HoT is better in most regards than a flat heal, and she boosts damage. She has been my saving grace for tourney’s and being able to complete events on Rare.
Troops are so important to everyone out there! I would say they are equal if not more important than emblems depending on what you are looking for. I think crit troops are amazing on defense and mana troops for offensive raids. I have been slow to level all my troops as the costs are so high.
Favorite Troops? It would have to be mana, shaving off a tile, or two, when paired with Ariel, means my snipers go off that much quicker. I will say though, seeing crit troops smash a defense is amazing too, they have put in a ton of work for me before.
Biggest mistake? Dumping resources into 2* and 1* when I first started playing the game.
One tip I would give is, do not split the resources between troops. If you have a 4* mana and crit troop, getting one to level 17 is probably the best. I made the mistake of leveling both my first mana and crit 4* blue troop and it has really hurt me from getting a better defense. Find your playstyle and stick with it, but cutting resources with troops may be costly in the long-run.
Overall Experience of the Game
Empires and Puzzles & and the community here on the forums have felt like home to me. I love my alliance, I love wars and titans, and there is always something new popping up around the corner. There are many things wrong with the game, as no game is perfect, but I have seen the game grow exponentially in just a year which is amazing.
Sometimes I agree with the pessimistic view of the Devs being in it for money or making conscious decisions (looking at you Telly and Vela), that hurt the overall player experience. I think the Devs have come along way in opening up new avenues to Mats, summons, and events. I have never had a day off because of PoV and something to do each week. For that, I give them credit. My biggest wish is for more open responses from the Devs in their decision-making processes. As a beta tester, and someone who is interested in the health of the game, I encourage the Devs to be more open and give us a reason for the changes they are making. One thing I have learned that really hits home to players is having just even a sentence or two into why something is being nerfed, modified, or buffed. I love the conversations the players have amongst themselves in regards to balance changes, and seeing the creators come out with just a few lines themselves may be very eye-opening into how they see the state of the game.
My wishlist? Please change the Tavern of Legends by removing the 3* and 4*, or introduce S2 3* 4* instead. I would like to pull for something I can’t anymore since Atlantis coins are gone, and S1 3*-4* really don’t have a place anymore in the meta.
My Hopes? I hope the community continues to voice their opinions and stick with the game we all know and love. Change is good, but change for the sake of change is bad. I hope the Devs revisit what needs to be fixed instead of pushing out new content - for now.
Anyways, this is a small window into my first full year of playing E&P. AMA and keep on being awesome everyone.