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Player Spotlight: KUSHQU33N

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It has been a spooky October and we are going to end the month with our monthly player profile. This month we spent some time talking to a player who has been playing for a while but not quite as long as some of the players we have looked at so far.
If you have missed any of our past Player Spotlights you’ll definitely want to go back and take a look at them. Some of my favorite things to do are to spend time talking to these players and getting to know them. I hope that you are enjoying it as well!
Past Player Spotlights
Emperor Huckster
The Tiny Fighting Trap
Player Spotlight: WolfofOne001
Player Spotlight: Rage
For this installment, we spoke with KUSHQU33N. We definitely don’t want to forget the ladies and the power that many women bring to the game. So let’s take a break and get to know one of our female warriors.
Becoming KUSHQU33N
Meet KUSHQU33N. KUSHQU33N is a member of ~WLD and has been playing Game of War for about three years. While she came to the game a little later, she has had fun catching up and getting to know the game. She has a thirst to know more and be better in her gameplay which is essential for any Game of War Player. In the time she has played, like every Game of War player, she has learned and she has grown. However, each of us has our own beginnings.
KUSHQU33N started playing in Kingdom 849 and ended up in Kingdom 2 after a merger. She spent her time while playing as a Lead. She would solo players on a daily basis. KUSHQU33N’s early days of playing helped lead to her becoming the player she is today as well.
When the Dragon War Dimension was released she stopped playing in the Demigod Dimension. Her focus has been there since the release and she has been able to make new friends there and learn. KUSHQU33N in the few months since Dragon has opened has learned more about Wonder Battle and Rally Leading. This has led to her becoming not only a better Lead but also a filler.
We frequently see KUSHQU33N moving from alliance to alliance to be able to help support allies and friends in the Dragon War Dimension. Some of her greatest accomplishments and losses have occurred in this game space. As we continue to get to know her we will see more about this below.
Thoughts on Dragon War Dimension Versus the Demigod Dimension
Many players have “picked a side” for lack of a better way to put it. Players find themselves gravitating more towards the Dragon War Dimension or the Demigod Dimension. There is nothing wrong with the side you choose as it is player preference. We asked KUSHQU33N to share her thoughts regarding the two.
Honestly, I don’t even play in Demigod anymore. There is too much going on there and it is just too crazy and complicated for me. I prefer the Dragon War Dimension because of the slower pace, and it is not as complex as Demigod. It reminds me of old-school Game of War.
What are you Wearing?
We asked KUSHQU33N what her current Gear of choice is. I mean clothes make the woman right? And the right shoes are to die for! For a little Halloween fun check out the meme below!
KUSHQU33N’s gear choice did not disappoint. Her current gear points directly to the type of player she is and makes me quite jealous (not gonna lie). She is currently sporting Level Six Arbiter gear and an Assassin’s Kunai.
Greatest Accomplishments
We all of things we consider some of our greatest Accomplishments. KUSHQU33N shared some of her favorite accomplishments which have recently centered around her time in the Dragon War Dimension. Some of her favorite wins included opening T4 Troops and Stronghold 30 in the Dragon War Dimension. In addition, seeing ~WLD become the first wonder holders in Dragons Nest (1151).
 Most memorable Win
The burns, the caps, no matter what it is we all have our most memorable wins in Game of War. Some are fresher than others while some are older. However, these are the things that make us smile and remind us why we love the game.
Most memorable win at this time would have to be burning Lord Stark a few days ago. OG Drago from N0== alliance set a rally on him and we filled. Stark only burned because his dragon was home but it was well worth it, seeing him burn and releasing all the heroes he was holding.
Most Memorable Loss
With the wins we also have losses. These losses help us to learn and help us become better players. Just as KUSHQU33N has had some noteworthy wins she has also had some memorable losses.
Ctesse soloed me a month or so after Dragon War Dimension was released. I was sitting in the Wonder and suddenly I was ported out and on fire. After that, I had to shield and build my account more. Then ~WLD and @1CT became friendly and I went on to cap her after asking her for a test right before the first Dragon War Dimension Super Wonder. I worked hard but still doubted myself. I was surprised I did not burn.
Why does KUSHQU33N Play?
We all have our own reasons for playing. For many, these reasons come down to the people we play with. This is no different for KUSHQU33N, she plays for her own reasons but much of them surround the people she has met.
The game is a great outlet for meeting new people and I love playing with all the friends I have made in game.
Best Game of War Memories
We all have different memories of the game and some of those memories will forever stand out. Some of the memories are the moments that leave us with our mouths wide open, going ummmmm… what just happened there? We scratch our heads and sometimes can be very upset. Looking back these memories can often become funny and some of our best Game of War Memories.

During the dragon glitch ( launching a dragon at a SH would zero the player ), LSUGirl attacked me with a dragon during a Wonder battle and zeroed me. Looking back it’s super funny and MZ later replaced all the troops that were killed during that time frame.
KUSHQU33N’s Advice to Players
Everyone has their own take on the game and this leads to some great advice from the players we have had the pleasure of getting to know. We asked KUSHQU33N for her advice to players as well and her advice rings true.
If you get zeroed do not get discouraged. Use your reports from the attacks and come back stronger than before.
We see so many players ready to throw in the towel when they burn or get zeroed. However, the many of the truly great Game of War players know, you are going to get burned and you are going to get zeroed. What matters is what you do afterward. Do you learn from it or do you throw in the towel? The choice is yours.
What are you excited about?
Different things about the game get us all excited. For me, it is the thrill of an incoming attack and wondering what the result will be. For others, it is waiting for the fire to blaze from another player’s Stronghold and for others, it is the joy of a well-built account. We asked KUSHQU33N what she is most excited about in game right now.
Cores were released and I’m super excited to play around with them. I am also really happy we are able to gather different resources now, this gives smaller players a better advantage so that they can grow. In addition, Stronghold 31-40 was released giving 5 marches instead of 4, marches are bigger and so are rally sizes.
Wrapping it Up
Game of War is constantly changing and so are the players and the things we look forward to. It brings us a diverse community of players. Each of these players has their own strengths and their own weaknesses. Each of these players looks forward to different things as they travel their Game of War journey.
Some players we are able to relate to and learn from. Hopefully, as you read our player profiles this is an opportunity you get. We are having a blast getting to know our community and their different play styles and stories. We hope you are too! If you have questions or comments please be sure to leave them before and let us know whose Game of War story you would like to hear next!
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All I Really Need to Know, I Learned Playing Game of War

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These are the things I learned in Kindergarten:
1. Share everything.
2. Play fair.
3. Don’t hit people.
4. Put things back where you found them.
6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
7. Say you’re SORRY when you HURT somebody.
8. Wash your hands before you eat.
9. Flush.
10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
11. Live a balanced life – learn some, drink some, draw some, paint some, and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
12. Take a nap every afternoon.
13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
15. Goldfish and hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup — they all die. So do we.
16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned — the biggest word of all — LOOK.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Many of us are familiar with this little essay. It is funny, it is sentimental, and it is true. However, in some ways we learn those lessons in other areas of life. Robert Fulghum may have learned everything he needs to know in Kindergarten, but I learned it in Game of War.
Lessons taught in Game of War
These are the things I learned in Game of War:
1. Share everything
Working together with your Alliance mates makes you a stronger player. It is really difficult to play Game of War without an Alliance. Within an Alliance, you can share resources and gift each other. By doing so you ultimately make each other stronger. In Game of War, I learned that sometimes it is necessary to share everything!
2. Play fair.
Many players who have been around for a big amount of time have heard horror stories and even seen them in Alliances or players that are less then ethical. Most of us remember players that during old school KvK kill events would “cheat.” By building accounts that were nerfed, they would inflate their kills and inflate their score. This kind of behavior has long been shunned by the Game of War Community. The Game of War Community teaches us to play fair!
3. Don’t hit people.
We like hitting people in Game of War. Let’s be honest. However, there is always that one trap that is intent on teaching us the lesson that we should not hit people! In my original Kingdom, I spent some time in an alliance that was intent on teaching that lesson to one of the “big bad wolves” of our Kingdom. Any time we would cap him, we would put him in “time out” and wait long enough that either his core was burnt out, or right before he dared to mar our graveyards by dying a hemlock death.
4. Put things back where you found them.
Have you ever logged into the game and changed your gear to research and forgotten to switch back to defense gear? You inevitably end up logging back in later to find that you are on fire! You took your Defense gear off to play with your Research Gear and did not put it back where you found it. This led to flames and quite the mess, so Game of War has taught me to always put things back where I found them.
If you do not know where I am going with this, then you are guilty! Along the way in the game we kill Monsters who then spawn tiles. If you do not collect the monster tiles you end up surrounded by Monster tiles with hardly anywhere to move and monsters take longer to re-spawn. We have seen it happen! So for goodness sake, clean up after yourselves!
6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Let’s travel back to the good old days of ancient protected kingdoms. Kingdoms where there were such things as Kingdom Rules (the horrors). These Kingdoms had rules, like “no tile hitting” and first march rules. By enforcing these rules, they essentially taught us the lesson to not take things that are not ours.
7. Say you’re SORRY when you HURT somebody.
This lesson comes down to basic manners. So let’s look at please and thank you as well. Game of War, if you allow it, will teach you the importance of manners. One of the first times my hero was captured, I was lost. I had no clue how to get it back or what to expect. In case I haven’t mentioned it, Game of War was my first game of this type. I was advised by my Alliance at the time to politely ask for my little Hero back. Sure enough, over the years of playing I have learned you are much more likely to get your Hero back if you ask politely, versus if you rage and threaten their livelihood. However, let’s be honest, sometimes the raging is funny.
8. Wash your hands before you eat.
I remember when we used to get seasonal monsters. Around Thanksgiving, we were all running around killing turkeys and making jokes about having made Thanksgiving Dinner — you know, or at least I was. The Turkey is ready, wash your hands and dig in!
9. Flush.
I mean, not to call anyone out… but we have all played Game of War from the ultimate Throne. Except me, I would never do such a thing, I’m a lady! Or would I? You will never know! However, after your time in the Throne room is completed, do not forget to flush and go back to number 8 (and please wash your hands!)
10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
This is a universal truth. Have you ever seen that alliance that sits in Kingdom Chat baiting people to join them with snacks? They get this truth! We all know that Game of War goes best with a good snack and if it is warm cookies and cold milk, it’s that much better.
11. Live a balanced life – learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
Game of War encourages a very balanced life. There is time spent building and researching and time spent burning and being burned. We work on our accounts, we spend time playing, and we spend time drinking (please drink and play Game of War responsibly). We grow, learn, and play in the Game of War universe, and to excel at this game we truly need a balance of those things.
12. Take a nap every afternoon.
It is KvK Kill… of course you are going to pull an all nighter, however, before you can do so, a nap is necessary! With the lack of evening sleep that Game of War players often suffer from, a nap in the afternoon is absolutely essential!
13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
In game we often find ourselves clumping together in our little hives. There is safety in numbers and when we venture out into the rest of the Kingdom or a new Kingdom we must watch out for traffic (big attackers) and stick together (reins).
14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Be aware of wonder… We have a big Wonder sitting in the middle of the Kingdom. As it is one of the most fought over items in the game, I do believe that Wonder is something that Game of War has taught us to be aware of!
15. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup — they all die. So do we.
We all get zeroed and have our Heroes captured. Eventually, it happens to every single player. We see this happen over and over again, and we learn that it happens to everyone and is part of life in the world of Game of War.
16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned — the biggest word of all — “LOOK.”
Look! This is a very important word in Game of War. We LOOK for targets, we LOOK for ways to increase our stats, we LOOK out for each other. Looking is a big component of Game of War and if you do not look, you will ultimately fail.
The lessons we learn in this community and the friends we make will last a lifetime. I learn everything I need to know playing Game of War. What life lessons has Game of War taught you? Be sure to comment below with your thoughts!
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Player Spotlight: Rage

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Welcome to the Game of War Player Spotlight for the month of September. This month for our Player Spotlight, we chose a player that has been around for quite a while and is well-known throughout the community. In previous months, we have spent time talking to some really fun players. If you have missed their spotlights, be sure to go back and read them! Over the last few months, we have heard some great thoughts and advice from these players!
Emperor Huckster
The Tiny Fighting Trap
Player Spotlight: WolfofOne001
This month, our player spotlight features Rage! Don’t worry, we will not let him rage too much! Rage is a strong lead and has a lot of knowledge in the game. He has worked to build a strong alliance, and much of this comes from his philosophy of how to treat one’s team. He has some great thoughts for players, so make sure you keep reading and meet this month’s spotlighted player, Rage!
Rage’s Story
Current In-game Name: CM Rage, originally Rage 247
Rage’s Current Alliance: D:V
Rage began playing Game of War four years ago. His original Kingdom was K749, Edia. After years of playing, the name of the Alliance he started in has evaded him (he thinks it may have been Kdz, but is not positive on that). He has some good memories from his early days in K749.
Rage had been in his alliance for about a week when he started messing with some of the big alliances in the kingdom. He talked about how there was a random account in the kingdom named BANDITTO. During this time, one of the bigger alliances, SKL, was calling for a NAP. Rage pretended to be BANDITTO and applied to the alliance and was accepted the next day.
He was there for a few months and did not do much other than slowly building his account up. His account was at about 100 million power when a spinoff of the alliance D:V showed up in the Kingdom. He heard that there was history between a few D:V players and SKL, and that the two alliances hated each other.
Players such as REZZOVER and LBS VAG came over and maxed new accounts. This was back when Four Horseman still worked and Green Colossal was good gear. Rage was zeroed by LBS VAG, and had his hero renamed to “ASS LOVE”… which he has maintained as his heroes name.
Moving to D:V
Even after being zeroed by D:V players, eventually Rage moved over to D:V after they had been in the kingdom for a few months. He at the time was playing the role of a filler, and had made some cores and played with customs, but never led a rally before. Then Zeus came out and Rage decided to start leading rallies.
Rage recalled how it took him an hour to gem it and forever to craft it. He set out to find a target and zeroed a player in monster gear, and then got capped on the next target. He did not know how to hemlock — and hemlocks took 6 hours at the time, if this gives you an idea of how long ago his story as a Lead began.
Rage also got the chance to play during his early days as speeder and filler in StayAlive’s last two Super Wonders, which he really enjoyed. All of these experiences built up to him becoming a rally lead, and gave him a love of cores (you should see this guys core book!).
After around 6 months, Rage was doing Super Wonders and driving accounts for days and leading rallies. There had been a spinoff of D:V in that Kingdom with 2 spenders after some of the other R4 members had left and gone back to main D:V, and it had just died off. Rage asked if he could go over to the main D:V alliance and after about 2 months was made R4 in the main D:V Alliance.
Hard Times
There was a time when Game of War was experiencing a difficult time, during which many players left the game due to one-hit zeroes. D:V struggled with that themselves. Eventually, D:V became family with ONE, and many players moved over; however, the R4 team stayed behind and D:V appeared to be dead.
Rage’s Love Story
When this was happening, Rage was in the trap room that belongs to Carol May (yes, one of Teamrealtips awesome writers!) At the time, Carol was R5 of LV, and looking to make a change from her current Super Wonder Team. Carol and Rage had been talking for about a year, and they merged LV into D:V and rebuilt the alliance. Rage and Carol discovered that they made a “Kick-Ass” team.
Together, they built a successful Super Wonder team. They recruited well-known players from 73V and RA, and formed their own Super Wonder Team that placed in the top three during the first run they had as a new team.
While Rage did not go into many details (which is understandable), he talked about how he and Carol fell in love on Game of War. Rage moved from New York to Florida this past August to join Carol and continue their Game of War battle side-by-side.
Game Of War Accomplishments
Rage is an excellent player, but very quiet about his accomplishments during his time in Game of War. Sometimes using other people’s accounts, he emphasizes the fact that you have to know what you are doing and be able to think on your feet even when helping a fellow player out.
[Accomplishments?] Not really many, I mean I ran block for some of the SW winners and drove winner’s accounts… Hell, kingdom wonders are cake if MZ can let us get troop counts right.. honestly, it being a 2-second march at the wonder kinda blows.
Why Does Rage Play?
Rage, like the rest of us, has his own reasons for continuing to play and invest into his account.
I play for the people. I love the passion some have for the game … and well, I met the love of my life here.
Most Memorable Loss
Throughout our time in Game of War, we all experience losses and wins. Sometimes they can be difficult to remember, but certain ones always stick out in our heads.
I think getting burned out of the wonder was a huge loss the first time it happened.
Most Memorable Win
Rage shared his most memorable win with us as well. We all have our stories of losses, but our stories of victory are often just as fun and Rage’s own story proved to be no different.
Rage talked about how just after his Kingdom merged, he was working to hold the Wonder. He was minutes from closing when a double rally was set on him and the wonder. He held strong though, and with one minute until the Wonder closed, capped the rally on his Stronghold and the Wonder.
Rage’s Thoughts about Dragon War Dimension Vs. Demigod Dimension
Rage isn’t the most wordy guy. We asked him what his thoughts were on the Dragon War Dimension versus the Demigod Dimension, and his answer was short, sweet, and needless to say, to the point!
I play in the Demigod Dimension and Carol plays in the Dragon War Dimension.
While his thoughts were simple, he did mention that he enjoys that you can play the same account at the same time in different dimensions.
Rage’s Advice to Players
I love hearing the advice that comes from our different players. It is always worth taking the time to read and think on!
Always treat your alliance like family. No player is better than the other just because they spent more money. You’re only as strong as your weakest player. Even the small player that does not spend can speed and scout if you take the time to teach them. I always did what is best for my team and that is what caused so many players to stick with me through all these years and all the mergers and changes.
This is great advice, and shows the reason that Rage, along with Carol, has been able to build successful alliances. When you recognize the strengths and weaknesses of your team and take the time to nurture them, your team will excel. When you treat your team as if they are family, they will stay loyal to you through a lot of things.
We have had so much fun talking to Rage and hearing his story. We are excited to look at our next player for the month of October, and share the story of another member of our community. As always, if you have a player you would like us to reach out to and feature their story on the website, let us know in the comments below!
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The People You Meet in Game of War Social Media

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We have met many people within the Game of War Community and had some fun exploring who these people are in previous installments of our People You Meet series. However, we don’t just meet them in the game — we also see them on social media. Game of War has a vibrant playerbase that thrives in outside communities such as Discord, the Line app, and Facebook.
Therefore, for our next rendition of The People You Meet, we will take a look at the People You Meet in Game of War Social Media. If you missed our previous installments of The People you Meet, make sure you go back and give them a read. They are sure to send you into fits of giggles.
The People You Meet, Part 1
The People You Meet, Part 2
The Lurker… Kinda
You will meet the lurker in every room. They pop their head out on occasion and say a few words, but typically they are the ones that read the room and do not talk. Many times when you call out the lurkers, they will pop their head out and explain why they are lurking, and then go right back to lurking. There is nothing inherently wrong with this type of person, and I myself am guilty of lurking at times. However, we aren’t mean and we like you, so come out and play more often!

The Attention-Seeker
This person is the one that is constantly talking in rooms. Posting information and in more informal rooms pictures of their children, their meals… well, pretty much anything they do all day long. They hope to be validated through an online community and will constantly check back in to see if someone has commented on or liked their post. Once again, there is not anything inherently wrong with this type of personality, but it can become a problem quickly. If I could give you one piece of advice it would be… BREATHE!

The Warner-Awayer
Yeah, I am not sure if those are real words… but it is the best way to describe this person. I’m sure you all know this person, but if you doubt it, let me give you a little more clarification. This person used to play Game of War. They no longer play, but they continue to lurk in the rooms for one reason and one reason only. They are looking for an opening and if they get an opening, this is what they will say:
“If I can give you my advice? Quit NOW… MZ is nothing but money-hungry grubs and I refuse to give them any more of my money. This game ruined my life and I refuse to stop until everyone quits.”
Blah, Blah, Blah. Whatever words or phrasing they use, it is always the same, and all I hear is blah, blah, blah. Get out the room if you hate the game so much!

The Critics
Everybody is a critic! Not really, but these people definitely exist in Game of War Social Media.  They are the ones that will search and search to find something wrong with what you just said and jump all over it like white on rice. This can be a frustrating personality to deal with, as it can go one of two ways. Either their criticism pushes you to prove them wrong or to go back at a problem and find a way to do it better, or it puts you in a place of darkness.
A little constructive criticism can go a long way, but be cautious not to tear each other down in the process. Criticism can either help us improve or discourage us, and a large part of that is how it is given. We have seen this often from the Simon Cowells to the Gordon Ramseys of the World. However, let’s be honest: you can be the best at giving constructive criticism and there will still be people who do not know how to take it.

The Inactive
These people are there, but they do not read the room or interact –at all. I mean, even lurkers interact at times. The inactives are there and may occasionally clear messages but who knows why they are actually there or if they are even still out there somewhere. However, seriously look at Game of War Line Rooms many times the room number is nearing 500 however, out of those 500 people maybe 20 people make up a majority of the conversation.
The best thing is when an inactive user decides to leave a room, and they post their farewell and see their way out the door. This leaves all active users scratching their head wondering who in the world that person was.

The Couple
Okay, once again, let’s be honest. We all know that Game of War couples exist. Spending so much time as a community, this is bound to happen. There are five years of history between some of the players, and actual successful real-life relationships have come out of these couplings.
However, there is always that one Game of War Couple. Everyone knows they are a couple because of the excessive amount of chat PDA. Sweetie, if you want to tell him that you will call him soon or tell him about your day, they invented something called Private Messages… please learn how to use it. And we really do not want to hear you call her Honey Boo-Boo 20 million times. This is when the gag emojis start populating chat.

The Room Geek
I actually love the Nerds and Geeks of Game of War. These are the people that get into all of the mathematics and science behind the game. They are some of the best players, but at times they are too smart for their own good.
These are the people in the room who are throwing out abbreviations and numbers and mathematical stuff and leave the rest of the room (especially the newbs) feeling like they just witnessed a conversation in a different language. Sometimes the Geeks and Nerds of the rooms need a translator — thought, if you ask them nicely, they may translate for you!

The Room Clown
Oh my, I do not even know where to start with this one. The room clown, much like a class clown, can be a lot of fun. This is the jokester of the room who always has a funny meme or a smart-aleck comment to make in response to just about everything. They enjoy stretching their comedic flair, but unfortunately at times they can take it a little too far.
While this person can be a lot of fun, if it goes too far it can quickly go from funny to troll, and then no one is happy.

The Room Police
Guilty as charged! These are our room monitors. The people who make sure that the room is running smoothly and all individuals within are abiding by the rules set forth. Believe me, this is not always an easy role, and it is very easy to anger people when you tell them their meme is unwelcome in the room. However, this is a role that needs to be fulfilled in order to be sure that the community has places they can go to get information and not be overrun by off-topic chatter (there are rooms for that).

The Info Provider
Guilty as charged (again)! These people are there to provide information for Game of War players of all types. They seek validation through chat in some form, in that they want to be recognized as a credible source of information. However, while some people give great advice (we at Realtips like to count ourselves among that population), others should not be giving game advice.
There have been times where I have found myself going, WHAT?, upon seeing advice given within chat. While there are many knowledgeable players out there be cautious about who you take advice from and do not build your accounts on glitches!

That’s all for today! There are so many personalities in the Game of War Community, whether you find them in-game or on social media. We have fun interacting with all of you in both places. If you are not already in our social media rooms, you should definitely be sure to join us for great conversation and strategy tips on the go.
Line App – Add thatcinder and ask for an invite to the Game of War Realtips Room.
Discord App – Click here for an invite link to our server.
Did we miss any personalities? Be sure to let us know some of your favorite personalities you meet in the Game of War Social Media Rooms! Comment below and if we get enough maybe we will revisit for yet another People You Meet!
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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.
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