So, its been some 454 days since I started playing and now, literally I have uninstalled the game. Here’s some feedback of my time here.
Gauntlet - Imo this wasn’t a good move. A change to gauntlet which means I’m no longer doing exactly the same thing every single day but now doing exactly the same thing each day with extra difficulty. It’s doable but normally have to play one of the last sectors with a second team after the first were wiped out but did damage.
PvP - I’ve never been a fan of PvP (What???).
Well that’s actually a lie. When I started playing I loved PvP. It was great, tactical and win or lose, a lot of fun. Now at over 800k team power and level 90, it’s the same old. Min/Maxers galore, people heavily reliant on drake in most battles. It’s become so tedious and not as tactical as it was when I started playing that I just don’t want to play it.
That’s all fine if I don’t want to play it, but, there’s loads of good rewards in PvP. With PvP being the way it is nowadays (as mentioned above) I’m happy with throwing any old team together, letting it play out on auto and seeing if I win or lose.
This was fine to do when playing on an emulator (as I’m mostly at the computer desk anyway). I could just put a team together, minimise the window, get on with what I need to be doing and then pop it back up in 5 minutes time to see the outcome and repeat. Fine.
On mobile phone though, if I can see the battle is a losing one, I have to sit there watching it play out, draining my battery for a minute or so watching my team get finished off, or, push the game to the background, bring it back up a few minutes later only to see the game has totally crashed, requires a “force stop” and reload. (More on that below).
War - It’s good fun, enjoyable enough but it’s way too much. Surely once or twice a month is more than enough?
Patrols - Bleh. Even though it’s good to get the rewards, it’s a tedious part of the game.
Bugs and annoyances -
So these are possibly more annoyances than bugs.
- I often farmed heronium through hard mode. What I do when it resets is scroll to Chapter 1 mission 1, Use energy to farm. Then do mission 2, mission 3, etc.
Lets say I get onto 2-1 when I have no energy left. I minimise the game to the background and later come back to use the energy I accumulated while I was away. I bring the game back up, press missions, chapter 2 hard is already there (no scrolling to get to it), press 2-1 and use up my energy. Sometimes when I press that quick win button the game freezes (on screen button presses in and nothing). Requiring me to force stop the game and reload.
If I have to reload the game because of a freeze or because my phone has wiped the ram to use on something else (So full reboots when I opened it again), when I go to missions, hard… The screen is at chapter 14… So then I have to scroll all the way back to chapter 2 to resume my farming… Annoying!!!
- This follow’s on from what I said about PvP. If I put the game to the background when a losing PvP battle is happening, it’s pot luck as to weather the game will require a force stop or not.
Sometimes it will restore quickly back to the main screen (and have results in the inbox). Other times it will restore to a black screen with that loading wheel for a while (then give an error saying results will be in my inbox).
At worst it will freeze altogether on that black screen or it will do that loop for a while, where it says results are in my inbox. I press OK, game freezes. I have to force stop and reload. Before it gets to the main game screen it says something like I have an unfinished battle… Black screen with loading wheel for a few minutes before coming up with results will be in my inbox, I press OK, game freezes again.
I was running the game on a Pixel and now a Pixel 3.
This was kind of disheartening with playing the game for various reasons including the way I play PvP these days.
The devs have spent money on getting studios to record the voices and the game has lots of other sound effects and music. I can’t enjoy any of these on my phone as I play muted (Because I’m normally doing something else like watching TV when playing on my phone). On my computer I have a decent sound system set up which was great to enjoy the game in all it’s glory.
It makes war much better (instead of having to type orders on a phone touch screen, it’s easier on a computer keyboard).
While not officially supported, it sucked that since the August update, the game doesn’t work with emulators at all.
Emulators do not give anyone an unfair advantage, they just make the game more user friendly (and avoids crashes and freezes experienced on a phone as with emulators, the window can be minimised) and it’s easier to record footage of gameplay on a pc for uploading places such as youtube.
For a while I had been feeling this game is a total grind and indeed, the more I progressed, the more it became even more grinding. Farm heronium, do same old gauntlet battles, do patrols, get a few bits of gear, play same old Co-Op battles, play PvP to qualify for any reward.
The emulator situation for me has just killed off any remaining interest and love I had for the game.
Best of luck all!!!