While all of our American readers were celebrating their independence earlier this week -- ironically from the country that 148apps' parent company calls home -- Supercell got to work dropping a fresh new Clash Royale update on everyone.
In similar fashion to previous updates, this one included both new cards and balance changes made to various existing cards. There's even a brand new arena: Frozen Peak, which unlocks once you've reached 2300 trophies.
The Baby Dragon does decent splash and point damage, has a good amount of health, and is an airborne unit. This makes him an incredibly useful asset for most builds.
Countering it isn't easy though. While Archers and Spear Goblins are pretty good at dealing with most air units, the splash damage from its fireballs make short work of them if you just drop them down.
So, you’ve got Clash Royale. You find yourself playing it while on the toilet, walking the dog, watching TV, even over the dinner table. But you’re not amazing at it yet, and you just have to win that next battle before you go to sleep.
Fear not! For I have taken the time to play this game intensely (for seven whole days) and will share my wisdom. Wisdom that has been gained by various means: Losing a lot of games in a row (and throwing my phone across the room many times), reading other Clash Royale guides, refreshing the Reddit page every 10 minutes, and experimenting with my deck and tactics.
In the interest of fairness, I will disclose that I spent £7.99 on a pack of gems after the first hour of play. Don’t all get angry though - I have a paying job and can afford such luxuries. Plus I wanted to thrash all the weaker players who basically can’t afford such largesse.
It worked - I rapidly moved onto Arena 3, taking many a three crown win with me. However, the fun stopped there. I came across players who actually had tactics, good cards, and more importantly, trolled me excellently when they were winning. The number of ‘crying face emojis’ I had sent to me as a Giant is about to smash my King Tower… well you can probably understand my frustration.
So I researched for my own selfish reasons - I want to be the best in my clan. But, because I’m a nice guy, I’m sharing my findings with you.
I’ll preface - I’m at Arena 5, so don’t be thinking you can rock in here as an Arena 7 player and think this stuff is useful - it’s almost certainly terrible advice for very good players and you can take it with a pinch of salt. For the 99%, it’s invaluable and you will be praising the ground I walk on after reading these delightful tips.
So, I can’t help you with general life tips I’m afraid - you’re on your own there. I can stop you looking like a total fool though when you’re playing Clash Royale against yet another opponent with random characters as a screenname - but you have to follow this advice very carefully.
Look at the watch, watch it swing, follow the movement, 3, 2, 1... you’re under my spell.
Now we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully you’ve read my other guides where I explain how not to be a loser. If you haven’t, then you’re already a loser and you might as well go right to the bottom of this article and click on the links. Like, right now. Otherwise, feel free to read on...
Clash Royalehas a ton of free to play aspects. There's the chest timers, the card and chest stores, two different types of currency, and gems to purchase - all of which can make it pretty hard for the diehard freeloader to figure out how to best spend their free gems.
Not to worry, for148Appsis here to teach you how you can play for free inClash Royale.
Recently got into Supercell's other huge hit, Hay Day and could do with some advice on what to do? We've got you covered with some helpful trips and tricks to bear in mind!
One of the key things to keep in mind while building up that farm is the importance of the different currencies available. Everything to do with Hay Day depends on one of three things - experience, coins, and diamonds.
Experience is gained by things such as selling goods and harvesting crops. Following the order board is the fastest way to level up, but it's not always wise to level too fast (more on that later).
Coins are used for purchasing buildings, animals, and items from shops. You can earn coins from completing truck orders, selling stuff, and profiteering from visiting customers.
Diamonds are the premium currency here but they can be gained via a few different ways. You earn diamonds every time you level up, if you sync the game with your Facebook account, and also when completing one of the many achievements on offer. As a final tip, look for purple tickets that appear near your newspaper and watch a clip to gain more diamonds. Also, try not to use them too often as you're better off saving them for more expensive things.
The Importance of Crops
Every crop you plant will double its yield upon harvest. That's an important fact to remember. Don't use up all the seeds in your silo, no matter how tempting it might be, in order to complete an objective. Instead, plant those seeds but make sure there's enough spare for later on. Otherwise you'll have to use diamonds to buy more, which is such a waste.
Always have a good, steady supply of the basics such as wheat, corn, soybeans, and other simple feed for your animals. It'll keep your livestock happy and keep the symmetry of the Hay Day life stable.
It's an important lesson that we all need to remember with these kind of games - TIME WHAT YOU PLANT. Yes, it's that important that it needed capital letters. Plant slow growing stuff overnight or when you're away from the game for a while. It'll keep you sane while still feeling like you're progressing without wasting those all-important diamonds.
Remember: wheat, corn, and carrots take mere minutes to grow, while pumpkins and indigo can take hours. Plan accordingly.
Use the roadside stand to sell spare goods. It's a quick way to make a few bucks. Check the newspaper to see what your friends are selling at the moment and work around that.
Remember that most crafted goods will sell relatively quickly because other players want them to fill their orders. Go for the maximum price then pull it back by about 10% so that you sell quickly but for a good price.
The board fills up with order requests but don't be afraid to skip some. It'll take a few minutes for a new order to show up, but it's worth it. Some orders pay a pittance or simply take too long to complete. Focus on what's easiest to achieve for maximum profit.
Money, Money, Money
There's a pretty easy but dull way to make money fast: plant wheat everywhere. If you constantly harvest and sell off the surplus, you'll gain some valuable rare items along the way. It's dull though, so only do it if you're exceptionally determined.
With that money, you can buy building materials that can then be used to upgrade your various storage places, as well as buy new land plots. It'll be worth it in the long run.
Find those materials through newspaper ads but remember to decide quickly as things change fast. Don't like the ads? Quit the game completely (right down to double tapping the home screen and swiping up on the game to clear Hay Day from running in the background) and go back in. The ads will all be new!
Most importantly of all, balance your aims to make money alongside gaining experience. It'll ensure you don't end up too unbalanced but it's also a heck of a lot more fun that way! After all, developing that farm is a marathon, not a sprint.
New to Boom Beach and in need of a helping hand? We've got you covered. While a lot of the fun of such games is figuring out your own strategies for success, it's also useful to have someone give you a few helpful tips and tricks to get you started. We offer up a few pieces of advice for those just starting out and confused as to where to go or what to do next.
The Importance of Being Resourceful
As with most freemium-based city or base building games, the resources you gather are vital to getting anywhere in Boom Beach. Early on, you'll mainly be dealing with wood and gold. Wood is used for building new things as well as upgrading existing structures. Gold is primarily used to recruit new units and reveal more of the map, thereby opening up more opportunities to progress.
As well as that is the premium currency: diamonds. These can be used to fill up the gaps left behind by lack of wood or gold, but they're much more efficiently used to speed up timers on things that have long waiting times. Early on, few things take long to build so save any diamonds acquired (when possible) for later on in the game when things can take days to finish. Completing achievement objectives unlocks more diamonds, so focus on these where possible.
Later on in the game stone and iron will play valuable roles in upgrading buildings, but by then you should have a handle on what's going on.
Unusually, in the early levels gold is quite plentiful while wood is much harder to come by. A useful tip is to remove as many trees as possible. It'll cost 600 gold a turn but you'll gain 300 wood in exchange, thereby making it much simpler to afford those all-important building upgrades.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, a free-to-play invasion goes and messes up everything. Supercell's tower defense entry, Boom Beach is extending the action the high seas with new submarine themed missions.
Along with the underwater shenanigans comes a fresh new defensive building, the Shock Launcher. Oh, and remember the northern region of the in-game map? Well now it is covered in ice, which completely changes the battle strategy for each match.
Lastly, a bevy of visual and performance upgrades help put the cap on this fantastic batch of enhancements. So hunker down and get ready for invasion. This battle is far from over.