- 12-23-2009, 09:48 AM #301
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- 01-21-2010, 07:58 PM #303
On the tpic of defense buildings. I am level 9. I have 676 bunkers and 330 guard towers. You can never have too many defense points. I never bank my money and don't lose if attacked unless to someone who is usually level 30 or higher. Defense defense defense. And to build defense you need plenty of buildings giving you high income.
As for the attack and defense points when you level up. It is my understanding that those point apply to you only and none of the allies in your alliance. Whether the multiply your personal defenses...? IDK. They never apply to your allies, that is what I am sure of. I skipped the middle posts on the thread so I don't know if anyone has touched on that before I did.
- 01-24-2010, 07:50 PM #304
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- 02-03-2010, 08:44 PM #309iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
I have a couple questions.
I'm sitting at level 9, I have 4 allies, but I read somewhere on here that I should only have 3 because counting myself it woud be 4 total and only small armies can attack?
Also, I've been boosting my income via buildings, is there a certain time I should discontinue a certain type of building? Or should I keep the $1 p/h price around equal for each? If so, does this apply to def as well?
What is a good income per hour at 9/10? Is it better to level off missions, battles, or the sanction list? I read a post on justcalit.com that said something along the lines of 1mil or so per hour at 10, I'm at 400k, it seems like it would take forever with this. Are the missions worth doing? I did the first set to get the 8% to attack, but are any of the others useful? How about the barracks, is the 1 energy point worth it to buy that building? Seems like it would because it's not all that much, are any of the other buildings like that (adds something over time) worth getting?
I have more questions but I can't think of them now, thanks for helping if you can.
- 02-04-2010, 02:39 AM #310
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- 02-07-2010, 06:45 AM #313iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
If when you enter the battle option you see people who only show 1-4 allies, then you have 4. If you see people who have 5-9 then you have 5 so you may want to add 4 more or lose 1 (it is always best to stay at the highest margin you can). I tend to keep the income buildings around the same $ p/h. But i look at is as eventually if im still playing i'm going to build a certain number of say weapons factorys so i may just build 20 of them even though they aren't the best. I like keeping my building numbers rounded e.g 10, 15, 100, 150 etc etc. Im only level 35 but at level 9/10 i just did missions and battled and put the money mainly into income buildings as i went. As you said it would take a very long time to build up a big income p/h but if you don't mind waiting then that is a good thing to do, i wanted to get the most out of the game so i did everything i could to level up. I am now 'camping' out abit at level 35 earning almost 12M per hour and building up my defense buildings. I would say the barracks is worth getting if you are wanting to level up as it does give 12 energy an hour and is cheap. The best advice i can give you is bank your money constantly unless you have enough defence so that noone attacks you or if they do you win to save on the 10% this is risky however. Also before going to sleep i always try get my health as low as possible as no-one can attack you if you are below 27 health. Again, buying you time where you can't be attacked. Also keep allies at the highest margin of the group (4,9 etc). Hope you have fun!
- 02-07-2010, 10:24 AM #314iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
Here is an update of my experience so far.
I'm still the same level, and my initial concern of my income rising to slow has lessened a good bit, it's an exponential endevor and once you get the ball rolling it's alot faster then I thought. I would say 1 million p/h at level ten is more then reasonable, in fact, with how safe this level is (given the fact 25 or so tankers and several def buildings of each type render you impenatrable) it would almost seem foolish to not push even higher then load up on defensive structures. This would put you on the fast track for the next level tier seeing as how you could max attack harriers and reach 20 in no time.
This is of corse assuming you are not in a hurry or are impatient by nature.
At what point would you want to start maxing your allies, or a better question actually woud be is their a point level wise where, even if you have only fou allies, that everone can take a crack at you?
- 02-07-2010, 12:17 PM #315iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
I would agree, 1M p/h at level 10 is reasonable. As for allies i went straight to like 25 then to 29 allies from around level 5. I found doing missions whenever i could and battling whenever my health was high enough and ammo was enough worked very well for me. My kill/death ratio is around 2:1 and i made an excellent amount of cash from battling and missions. It really depends on how you feel, if you are enjoying staying low level and waiting for your income to increase, then by all means carry on until you are happy with your hourly income, if not then i wouldn't worry. Perhaps setting yourself some goals of say 1M income at level 10, then get to 15 but don't level until you have say, 2.5M and hour income and so on and so forth. I'm now earning 15M per hour after outgoings, i plan to camp all this week hopefully accumulating 1.5billion which i will then spend on more defence buildings and a few more income buildings, then i'll level upto 40. As for the allies question i believe the allies margin is the same throught the game regardless of level, not 100% sure though. Remember high allies not only benefits you, but your opponents aswell.
- 02-08-2010, 09:00 AM #316
- 02-15-2010, 10:27 PM #317
hey dudes, i have a question and need someones opinion. i currently ranked 23 i make a lil over 2.3mil an hour. i have over 60mil in my vault, to buy a power plant its going to cost me 12.150k. do you think its better for me to just camp through level 23 and 24 bank all my cash till im able to get an oil rig? im attacking people whenever i have the chance to get the xp points. my record is 777-243. should i build my defense, buy more money making building, buy units, or camp? what you all think. i have an alliance of 7 and im using 5 stealh jet, 22 b1's and 15 subs, and for my defense i have 42 stilettos
- 02-19-2010, 08:34 PM #318
Ok beavis, here is what I think you should do. First thing is that your income is way too low for your level. You income needs to be closer to 23 million per hour. Move your number of allies up to 9 which will keep you in with others who have 5-9 allies but will give you the most allies possible within category (this will provide you with opportunity to purchase the highest defense possible in the 5-9 Allie category). With 9 allies you need to purchase 54 strong defensive units to protect yourself(54 is the most units you can have and u might as well buy the best). Buy tankers if the upkeep gets to more than 10% of your income and add the best defensive units as your income goes up. As a rule, total upkeep should never exceed 10% of your income and that is why income is the most important thing. Build your income by 10% per level. Also build building defenses by at least 5% per level. Missions are a terrible way to to earn money. Wait until later to do them(they are important for certain types of loot but they can wait). The most impotant things are income and defense. And without a good income, you cannot defend nor attack properly in the upper levels of the game.
Last edited by thebigguy; 02-19-2010 at 08:41 PM.
- 02-20-2010, 11:39 AM #319
- 02-25-2010, 10:19 AM #320
Why you are losing!!!
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- 02-26-2010, 04:54 PM #321iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
I play this game lot, and I'm amazed at the amount of religious freaks who play this game and their foul mouths. They swear and quote bible versus, tell people of their wrong doings and warn them of impending hell suffering that will follow death if they don't conform.
So I guess this message goes out to those poor people who've had their uneducated minds brainwashed by their parents into believing in some make believe "God" in the sky.
Do your research, think for yourself and live a life! Don't follow one!
- 03-15-2010, 12:42 AM #322
I've been playing for about 3 weeks myself and a trick I know some folk do is get they're ally mates to add them to sanctions before bed, then , when they're attacked there, they have no health after and so ppl can't " farm " your money while you sleep.
Oh and on farming... I learnt the hard way that over 3 attacks on anyone with money is considered " farming " and ppl get really REALLY R E A L L Y ****ty LOL :-) add me jtduxd
- 03-22-2010, 07:34 PM #323
I NOTE TO BEGINNERS!!!
I am sad to see these people that seem to think that they need to attack people to get their health below 27 so people won't attack them and take their money during the night hours while they sleep. This is the only storm8 game that you can protect yourself enough to not lose to others of your level and number of allies. I have been successfully camping without being farmed for 2 months now and i never bank my money. I guess it really isn't camping. I call it waiting around to be attacked. I have been at the same level for 2 1/2 months now just building up my income and defenses. Even before i got to my current level I wouldn't ever lose to almost anyone. How do you do this without the normal camping? It is easy but you can only really do it from levels 8-15.
First Buy income buildings Second, you must get some allies. 3 to start. Send your code to as many people in your level by going to "attack" and then taping on a players name and then on their comment wall ask them to add you and drop your code. Send out lots of requests but only add three. After getting those for allies you need to get 24 water Transports. These will give you some good defense while you are in a income building mode. Next buy more income buildings and start saving your money for tankers. You will need 24. During this time it is very important that you bank your money. When you get to 24 tankers then i would rotate between buying an income building, then a defensive building and then another tanker. When you get to 54 tankers then you can add more of the allies you have in waiting. add 5 more so you have 9 allies under your command. Keep buying a tanker, then a defensive building and then an income building. when you have 84 tankers add 5 more allies. 114 tankers add 5 more. do this in these increments until you have the max number of allies available for you level. Don't buy any infantry because they are worthless. land and air units are good but water units are the best defensive units. at level 8 you should max out at 40 allies, 9-45, 10-50, 11-55, 12-60 and so on and you need to arm all of these allies with six units each. at level 9 you should have 270 tankers. 10 -300. during this time. don't do any missions because it will cause you to level up. It is best to build in these lower levels and leveling up too soon can leave you in a level that you cannot afford the best defensive or attack units available. in these lower units we use tankers because they have no upkeep and high defense. once you have the maxed out allies and tankers start building your income and defense. I am doing this with the game i am playing on my ipod. I have 16,000 defense points at level 9. Only people who can beat me "by the numbers" have to be level 16 or higher and they have to be fully loaded. The last time i was sanctioned, i lost to one guy who was level 24 but i regularly beat attackers of level 30, 40 and one time i beat an attacker who was level 76, remember, I am level 9. I have an 82% win percentage and it is rising. I now only lose when sanctioned and i mostly don't lose to those attackers either. i have not lost a non sanctioned attack since i was early level 8 at the beginning of December. Because i don't lose, i don't need to bank my money. I spend it as i go, mostly on income and defense. before i level up to level 10my income will be close to 28 million and my defensive buildings will give me 20,000 points and with my tankers my defense will be around 25,000. at level 10. One last recommendation. buy just calculate it at the App store. it is 2 bucks and way worth every penny. you can find it at justcalcit.com too but you must buy it at the app store. Happy Camping!!!
- 03-23-2010, 01:23 PM #324
- 04-05-2010, 10:42 AM #325
Here is a dumb question
How is it that someone with the same level as me can fight with more people.
I am at level 14 with 133 alliance members. I can take 70 in to battle with 420 units.
Someone else at level 14 is bringing 1140 units into battle with 70 alliance members....
Anyone have any idea?