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Game of War Time Capsule: Cores and Traps

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Do you remember slaving away in the forge? Taking hours and hours to craft the best set? Back in the day, you were determined to hit that mouthy trap in kingdom chat — the one that always capped you and never released. In this Game of War Time Capsule, we’ll be wandering down memory lane and reminiscing on the way cores and traps used to work. 
Cores and Traps
Cores were such a big part of gameplay once the first set was released. We all sought after secret recipes and spent hours constructing awesome customs. Everyone that used Cores knew how valuable they were. For that 45 minutes that you were burning that set, you felt invincible.
Myself, I was a trap back in those days. I would seek out players that I knew made the best core sets. The difference being that they took the time to pay attention to the stats, they Gemmed their sets the best, and they took plenty of time to roll that set bonus to the highest they could get.
Back when I started in 878 Djotus, I began as a trap. I quickly found myself a rival. He loved burning me, and I loved capping him. He was among the kingdom’s most disliked attack players, and when I would cap him, he always went in time-out. Then he would be forced to sit in my prison until his cores ran out or 44 minutes after cap to avoid him desecrating my beautiful graveyard.

Eventually, he and I became friends and when we played on the same team, I was able to become an even better trap. However, to this day he will tell you that I made him waste thousands of dollars in cores and hems.
I played both lead and trap accounts. My favorite core to craft was the 4H because I had the highest troop attack set bonus on it. But my favorite to use was definitely the Dragon Bone, because I had zeroed my first target with that set, and at that time DB (Dragon Bone) was a beast for Ranged. On my trap account there were certain sets I didn’t want a hit from, those sets were called Defense Debuff sets. However the common DD sets I could cap without rein or boosts. But the one set I didn’t want to get hit by was a I 47 I DD custom. He was one of my old alliance members and was a master in the forge. His DD sets had approximately 4/500 Defense Debuff more then the common DD sets. But I always tested his new sets because to capture the best players, you have to test against the worst scenario.
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Remembering Your First Set
Every player remembers their first and their favorite set…
“My absolute favorite core set was the 4 Horsemen (4H). I was a Wonder battler, and that was the first core set that was a game changer. Of course, by being a game changer, it was incredibly difficult to put a set together, except by buying certain packs or by winning events. I remember being at the Super Wonder and every leader was running 4H and the only difference between winning and being kicked out was what Special Set Bonus you had rolled on the set. Players spent millions of gold looking for the max on the set bonus. The Asteroid Core from the 4H Set was the first core I ever crafted from a MZ “secret” recipe, and then paired it with a set of custom cores I had crafted and was slaying in rallies.
One time while I was playing Game of War when it was still fun, back in the day, FKN RAGE pms me and goes, bro I found a target in monster gear let’s zero it, I’m gonna call you. While we were on the phone, we decided he’d go Zeus and I would use a Dragon Bone (because my set bonus was the best there was). He never led a rally or anything, so I had to talk him through gemming and skilling. While gemming, I had to say look for the blue ones with a red center (or something like that, idk for sure because it’s a long time ago). 1 hr later his cores were gemmed. Then I had to talk him through the skill tree, that was also a pain in the butt. After the skill tree, there was only the set bonus left. In total, 2hrs after he found the target we could finally start rallying it. End of story: target zeroed, great job D:V 😎
Using Cores for Defending
The funniest stories can come from using Cores as a defender. I remember plenty of alliance calls where the Rally Lead always had someone watching the gear of the trap we were going to rally. If that person yelled “Cores! Cores! Cores!” then you bet that Rally Lead was going to cancel the rally and take another look!
I got a good one for this. My first cap was with Ice Legend 27. I didn’t know what I was doing either at the time. It was my first core I ever made, and I had it set up for defense. People couldn’t understand how I was capping in it. I just went with the stats and it worked wonders, lol. (Only I wasn’t using it for the wonder.) I still have a set in my items, lol. I love that commercial for that gear, too.
Sometimes We Forget
Many players can tell you, they’ve spent hours and hours making the perfect set, just to forget to use them!!
I used to love creating cores, I had a core recipe book that I have only recently thrown away. My account was never up with everyone’s so the rally lead used to allow me to create his cores and give them a run. One of the first times I was let loose in a kill event I’d created a custom CAV core. I’d checked it double checked it, lined up the correct cav troops, organised the rally fillers with the correct troops, set the rally and excitedly marched on the hapless target… totally forgetting to equip the core and subsequently losing the battle and having the hero capped. It seems so long ago now, but the embarrassment lingers.
Core Recipe Books
Some of the more seasoned players kept all their recipes in one big core book! I know for myself, I kept a spreadsheet on my computer that I could print out when needed. Take a look at some of the awesome Core Books submitted by RealTips users!!

Cores were a vital part of GoW back then, and many of us are hoping one day they make a comeback. The addition of VIP crafting took a lot of time out of the process, but many of us still enjoy a good session in the forge!
What is your favorite Core story? Share with us in the comments below!!
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Game of War Time Capsule

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Opening the Game of War Time Capsule
Sometimes it happens unexpectedly, sometimes we know it may be coming. The anxiety, the adrenaline, the worry, the excitement, its all a part of the game. All of us have that one time we won’t forget: the first time we were burned in Game of War, or the first time we lit someone else up. Today we open the Game of War Time Capsule and hear from players about their memories of fire — their most memorable burns.
First Time Being Zeroed
For a lot of us, the first time we were burned, it also came with a complete zeroing. Maybe we forgot to shield, maybe we didn’t anticipate such a big drop.
For myself, I remember filling rallies in (LV) in k894. A new potion had just dropped with massive amounts of DD, and I had not noticed the blog when I logged in. I was filling rallies with my trap when a rally was set on me by Heartquake from D:V. I wasn’t worried, I had capped Heart a million times before.
As the rally launced it dawned on me. Heart knew I capped him easily, so why was he rallying me now? Realization sank in, as I looked and saw a new blog was posted, and then the rally landed. My little trap exploded and those dreaded words popped up on screen… “Your hero has been imprisoned.” Not only did he light me up, but he zeroed me in ONE SHOT!!!!! That wasn’t something that I was used to, nor was my alliance used to seeing me in flames either.
Luckily, I had already formed friendships with D:V by that point, and as soon as I was shielded, my hero was returned safe and sound. But that burn would stick with me forever.
I was tiny, I decided to port in a KE and kill monsters. A pal convinced me into hitting some inactives, for “practice.” I dropped shield, sent my hero and some T1s to go kick some butt. Out of nowhere my screen turned red. It never happened before, and I panicked! I started recalling troops, speeding in so I could hopefully pop my blanket back on. It was all over before I knew it. My city was burning, my hero was gone, and my ego was bummed!
I was walking my dog and I realized my peace shield may drop. I thought no one will burn me early in the morning – WRONG! toasted and capped on one hit.
…Faced with completing an empire quest to burn x number of cities, I set out on a mission. I ported, bunkered, and waited for quiet. Burned 1, whoo-hoo, burned 2, 3, 4, I’m having a blast! The game is finally fun! By the time I am on the ninth one, some squealer had called on a Big to help.  He zeroed me in one hit. Wham! Massive loss. Hero captured. I asked for advice. He returned my hero and left me with parting words of wisdom, “Don’t linger!”
Gaining Allies From Being Burned
Sometimes when we get burned, we message the other player. “How did you do that?” “What in the world just happened?” “Can you try hitting me again?” and of course, “Can I please have my hero back?” These messages can end up becoming long conversations, and thus leading to friends and allies.
A couple years ago I fell asleep researching and in research gear, of course. Woke to my phone blowing up and getting rallied multiple times. I switched to Defense gear and capped rally leader. They tried to rescue and i capped another, They gave me congrats and took their hemlock. I stayed in touch with them and a couple months later, as my alliance began to fade, i joined their alliance. Years later, i am still friends with some, which led to us going to dragon realm together. Just goes to show, don’t be a jerk to those that rally you. Yesterday’s foes can become today’s friends
StangRacer lit me up like a Christmas tree while I was attacking a SH in monster gear. NIC took me into their small alliance and taught me how to play the game, or else he’d still be whipping my butt!
The most memorable time I got burned was the first time I got zeroed. I was on vacation, and lost my phone so I couldn’t renew my shield. When I finally was able to log in, I was actually surprised to see how long it took to zero me and get my hero. I had several messages from the team that rallied me about how well I did. I talked with them and thanked them, and my team then became allies with them, so it worked out well.
Don’t Drink and GoW
Then of course there are the times when we (adults over the age of 21) mix Game of War with drinking. Most of these nights have not ended up well, for me at least
I was passed out drunk the first time i burned
My first time getting zeroed, I was passed out from drinking moonshine. My alliance kicked me and saved my hero though. Don’t drink and GoW, you forget your seatbelt every time!
#TeamRealTips does not recommend drinking and GoWing, as there is a direct correlation between the more you drink and the more you burn.  😉
Burn and Learn
Although many would say that burning is not a good thing at all, sometimes we can learn about strategy, or it can lead us to do things in the game we would have never done otherwise.
It was done by a guy named named Reaper, who happened to be on StayAlive’s SW team at the time. I vowed to become bigger so I wouldn’t burn anymore, I was 23 million power at the time. Reaper later became a good friend and introduced me to D:V and the SW team. I went to my first SW with D:V and StayAlive, filling his rallies. Never would have happened if I had not burned early in my gaming experience
Most of the time that I burned it was small, expected, and positive for points. But one KE, the lag in game was so bad and FlamingMo rallied me. I would have been ok except his team had learned how to use lag to their advantage. They sent an amazing combination of scouts and one troop marches at me, followed by the hit from the big player. I couldn’t do anything but watch a flashing red screen as I got zeroed and capped. I was amazed at their coordination!
Revenge can be a Big Motivator
Ever get burned and you SWORE that one day you would come back bigger and better? Don’t worry, because you aren’t the only one.
I was just starting the game and directly got hooked. But I was a noob for at least one month. So there I went into the dark woods of the forest, and a much bigger guy came and burned me out of the forest. I had no idea what was going on. After that, I bought a lot of packs and got so huge without even knowing what troop setup meant. I was lucky that I didn’t nerf myself!! Later I learned all about ratios, nerf, etc. So I used the highest tiers only while I was playing a maxed lead, and wonder account for about six months. The rest everyone knows, I became a legendary SH 60 account.
The first time I burned was on my third day playing. I had been in game for three days but had not played yet, so I decided to get on and learn how to play. While I was trying to figure things out, I saw a red screen and had no idea what it meant. Luckily, I had a friend with me that played before, and he told me I was being attacked. Then, he showed me how to go to kingdom view and see who hit me, and how to join an alliance. From then on, that person that attacked me was on my List. So, when I was big enough, he was also the first person I found and I burned.
Our first time burning in Game of War is something most of us will never forget. Whether it was a complete zero, something we learned from, or our motivation to become the big player that came back to burn their nemesis. No matter what, we all have lived to tell the tale and survived to play again.
Thanks for opening the first of many Game of War Time Capsules with us!! What was your most memorable burn? Leave a comment below and help ease the pain with the rest of the RealTips Community.
Also, keep up with our GoWRealTips Line room! We will be asking for memories about the next Game of War Time Capsule, and maybe next time we will use your favorite memory!
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