If you followed my Game of War Stronghold level 1 to 2 guide you should now be sitting at Stronghold level 2 with four of each farm type, four villas, a Barracks, Hospital, Academy, Watch Tower, Walls and Forge all sitting at level 1.
Before you start building any more it’s time to check out research in more detail. Click on your Academy and you will see this is broken down into three categories: - Combat, Wall Traps and Economics. To begin with we will concentrate on economics to provide some well needed boosts to your city.
However, before we do I strongly recommend researching troop training speed under the combat tree. This will provide a 20% training speed increase, which is one of the few ways in Game of War to increase your troop production.
This will take the best part of an hour and half to complete, as soon as you start researching hit the orange “help” button which will allow members of your alliance to speed up your research. This should be used any time it is available throughout Game of War.
Depending on how quickly you have been working through these tutorials you may still be finishing up scout training level 1, if you are you can either wait it out or use a speed up.
Now you should upgrade every building you have to level 2 (don’t forget your walls!). At this point in the game all of these upgrades can be completed instantly. Again, remember to collect all the quest rewards along the way.
Before you upgrade to stronghold level 3 I recommend checking your items as you should have a couple of “100 VIP Point” items under the special category. Using one of these items now will bring you up to VIP level 2.
Please do not be tempted to use your “Activate VIP” items at this point, because increasing your VIP level instantly rewards you with a 24 hour “Active” VIP timer and they will therefore be wasted. In addition try to avoid adding any more VIP points until the first 24 active VIP timer expires. This will maximise the amount of time your VIP is active.
Active VIP increases your “free build” timer, effectively reducing the time it takes to build all of your buildings.
For a detailed explanation of how the VIP system works check out my VIP guide.
This will be the first upgrade you cannot automatically complete and will take approximately 20 minutes to build, however with VIP level 2 you will be able to auto complete the build after 7 minutes. Once again as soon as you start building click on the help button allowing other members of your alliance to speed up the build.
You can either wait this out or use some low level speed ups if you have them. Try not reduce the timer below 7 minutes left as this will hit your free build point where you can autocomplete your stronghold.
Once your Stronghold has finished upgrading guess what?.... That’s right; you need to upgrade all existing buildings and farms to level 3. With VIP level 2 all of these can be built instantly so there is no reason not to. You have now unlocked the Gymnos! Proceed to build immediately and upgrade to level 3.
Right, you are finally ready to upgrade to Stronghold level 4. You should now have around 200k in all resources (except silver). The Stronghold will take approximately 40 minutes, which you can reduce with help from your alliance and speed ups if you wish.
That is it for this guide. You are now almost ready to start building your army. Find out what to do in my next guide.
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