I am a PC gamer, and I love strategy games. My favorite being Red Alert 2. I have played other strategy games like Dota as well. As I started growing up, over the years due to my busy schedule I started playing less of PC games. I started using my cellphone more. Was never a big fan of mobile games, until Clash of Clans came along.
Clash of Clans is a multi-player game, which allows users to build their own empire and build armies large enough to invade other clans to collect coins and elixer. You will have to build you own defenses at the same time to protect yourself from other Clans. Sounds just like any other normal strategy game doesn’t it. But this is what I didn’t know about the game.
When I went for battle, I couldn’t force my troops to attack a particular building or defense like how I could if I were playing a strategy game on PC. The troops just attack whatever they please. I got frustrated that I almost quit playing. Only later on, after reading instructions did I notice that each troop has a specific way of attacking. It depends on you, on where exactly you drop them. That’s the beauty of the game. This game is not at all like the other PC strategy games. So if your playing this game for the first time, you have a lot to learn. (Not too much like Dota, but still).
The different troops are sorted into Tiers:
Tier #1 – consists of Barbarians, Archers, and Goblins. The troops in this category are very powerful when swarming in groups. But they are are vulnerable to Wizard Towers and Mortars, whose one shot is enough to inflict damage on the whole surrounding.
Tier #2 – consists of Giants, Wall Breakers (they look like Achmed the dead terrorist), Balloons (a group of Wall Breakers in hot air balloons), and Wizards. This group is more powerful than Tier 1, but they occupy a lot of space and elixer that you need to think twice before creating them.
Tier #3 – consists of Dragons, Healers (they look like fairies), and P.E.K.K.A.s (a race of full-armored creatures). This is the strongest army in the game, but costs a lot of elixir.
Dark Elixir Troops – consists of Golems, Hog Riders, Minions, Valkyries, and Witches (who can summon the skeletons of dead soldiers). I haven’t reached the stage where I can create them yet, all I know is that these troops fill in the specific niches that normal troops don’t have.
Heroes - consist of the Barbarian King and the Archer Queen. The Heroes are immortal and can only be trained once. The Heroes can be summoned by a permanent altar rather than being trained in the barracks.
The game was launched on September 30th 2012, and on April 2013 Forbes wrote on article on whether this company – Supercell was the Fastest Growing Company ever. Paananen, CEO of Supercell says the best way to make money in mobile gaming is to stop thinking about making money, and think about fun instead. Supercell used to generate $2.4 million per day for the company on the first half of 2013.
Your clan will get to be a part of other clans where you can exchange troops and chat with other about your conquests. This part is really fun, there was a news that one Finnish government official organised a cruise to Stockholm for his 50 other Clan friends. They used to discuss in the Clan’s chat on where to meet up so that they could party.
Currently, “Kings Landing” is the top clan. Being a “Game of Thrones”, I like that name. Suits the game really well.
The game is really addictive, the reason why I wrote this article is because of my addiction to the game. You can invade clans and make your way to the top of your clan without buying gems. But the problem starts when your on the top. Everyone wants to be on the top. And the game is designed in such a way that you will end up buying gems to stay on the top.
Download the game and have a look at it. Its worth the download.