What is a Rally? Why is it Important?
rally verb (1)
ral·ly | \ ˈra-lē \
1 a: to muster for a common purpose
b: to recall to order
2 a: to arouse for action
2: to join in a common cause
4: to engage in a rally
In War-style Mobile Gaming, a Rally is, as stated by the Oxford Dictionary above, to join in a common cause for action.
A rally is needed to take out the tougher targets that solos attacks are not able to kill on their own.
Although the ability to solo rally is technically present, a true rally consists of at least two or more alliance members that increase the overall deployment size of what is sent at the target.
The Anatomy of a Rally
There is a general process for filling a rally.
First and foremost, you must be a member of the Alliance the rally is being set by in order to join or “fill”.
In general, a target is found. Once the target is determined satisfactory, the rally leads clicks on the target and hits the “RALLY” option.
The Rally Option Screen pops up. From this screen, the rally lead decides on what troop composition to send.
Once the Rally Lead sets the Rally, a pop-up notification happens and an option on the Alliance tab becomes available.
This is where the magic happens for the rest of the team. Members click on the Rally option as pictured above. From here the troop screen similar to the screen that the Rally lead chose troops on will appear. Once the correct troops, and or Squad are chosen, click send.
Once the troops have made it to the Rally Lead’s Base, you can observe the other members joining in the Alliance War or Rally Screen.
This screen is the place to observe that the necessary squads or troops were sent.
The War Room
The War Room is essentially the location where the rallies congregate within your base. You can observe current Alliance Rallies from this location as well.
What Does the Rally Lead Want?
One of the most important aspects of a Rally is being sure that you send the correct troops that the Rally lead requests. In some instances, it is not an exaggeration to say that one troop can make a difference.
Typically a Rally Lead will find out who is available to Rally, what troops are available, and who has which Squad ready to go to add. Every Rally Leader knows that time is of the essence, so muddling through who has what before the rally is even sent is very important.
What Happens When the Wrong Troops are Sent to Rally?
On occasion, the wrong troops are sent to the Rally by an Alliance Member. What happens at this point?
It is STRONGLY recommended NOT to allow the march to stay in the Rally if the fill is incorrect.
Players on top of their game will realize their mistake quickly and drop from the alliance. This causes the march to vacate the rally as that member is no longer a part of the Alliance.
Remember that you can only join rallies from members of your own Alliance.
If the player may not have noticed that they filled incorrectly, another option is for the r5 or any r4 in the alliance can kick the player, again allowing the march to vacate the rally so that space can instead be taken up by correct troops.
Focus Tidbits: Sending to a Rally
- Consider appointing Alliance members to watch the target for reinforcements, one to check the correct fill, and one to scout to check for Squad changes.
- When you begin a Rally series, try to be there until the end. One filler leaving can force the entire Rally series to cease.
- TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! You must fill quickly and efficiently. Taking any extra seconds allows for the target to get back online or add reinforcements.
I spoke with members of the World War Rising Community and asked them their tips and secrets for the proper way to add to rallies. Here’s what they had to say:
“If I were a filler, I would typically pay attention to exactly what the lead asked for. No assumptions or thoughts on what I can send to improve it. That’s how sh$! goes wrong.”-Goober29 (Sefi) Region #539, Algorab
“Personally when it comes to filling rallies I always wait till last to make sure everything gets put in like it should such as squad and the number of troops. Glitches happen and affect the outcome of the rally.”-TheNameThief (TRU) Region #531, Steele Area
“Bad rally fillers are usually less active players who don’t appreciate the time and cost a good lead invests. They don’t realize that not filling right can waste a pack’s worth of mercs, banners with 8hr cooldowns, and the missed opportunity to catch a decent target unbubbled.
Oh and joining a rally and then posting “can someone speed me” in AC deserves a slow and painful death.” -Jadap1 (AR15) Region #531 Steel Area, and (MOB) Region #325 Slate Field
“Fillers need clear instructions quickly. Troop type and level wanted and whether to boost march if not enough fillers. Some need to be told to port to location. Some leaders get angry that fillers are not mind readers!
Fillers need to know they either need to port away after filling or be able to take a hit because they can’t shield. Newbies often make this mistake. But a lead doesn’t have time to explain that after setting.
Leads need to know who has the right squads and let them know which he wants.”-MASQUERADE 0/MaxV (POU) Region #255, Jabbah
“I do a little of both, I fill more than lead.
When doing fortress and syndicate events, train your alliance members:
- Pay attention to what is asked for
- Let the people donating squads fill first
- Don’t MAX fill rallies
- Teach everyone to work together
Think about the smaller bases that want to learn to rally, contribute and get event points. I like to fill last so after the smaller bases have joined I’ll max the rally so that it’s full.”-Thickchick
“In my alliance, if someone sends the wrong mix of troops or cannot speed themselves into a rally without prior permission, they get the boot and are told to rejoin.
We found that the ones sending wrong mix of troops are less active players that don’t typically join rallies.”-JT3Halls (DEVs) Region #285, Mercury Expanse
“I think it’s important to know what you are filling. If not been discussed then typically can check what the lead sends (especially back when we used just regular troops).
Squads, make sure you send the right squad, that it’s healed and if you aren’t sending a squad wait to fill a rally until they are in.
Speed your own march if you aren’t close, be mindful of that when you are filling.
Check RC and pay attention.” -Thorbabe (Y0l0) Region #547, Basalt Badlands
What Comes Next
There are many different styles of gameplay that you can adapt to. Take a look at a few of the articles below to learn more about which style may be best for you.
Essential Rally Knowledge
Extra Tips For a Stronger Rally
You Can’t Rally Without an Alliance
The Team Matters!
Keep a Sense of Humor
Other Topics to Brush up On:
No matter what is occurring, be sure safety is always first!
Be sure to watch for a more in-depth Rally Guide coming soon from ConcreteRos3!
The correct rally fill is the difference between victory and defeat! I hope this introduction to the proper way to fill rallies gives you some tips that will help your base!
Please remember that any comments made are to assist players in the process of understanding rally fill better and is NOT a guarantee that the exact result you desire will occur.
I would like to thank the awesome player experts who assisted with this player-inspired article on how to properly add to rallies:
Goober29 (Sefi) Region #539, Algorab
TheNameThief (TRU) Region #531, Steele Area
Jadap1 (AR15) Region #531 Steel Area, and (MOB) Region #325 Slate Field
MASQUERADE 0/MaxV (POU) Region #255, Jabbah
JT3Halls (DEVs) Region #285, Mercury Expanse
Thorbabe (Y0l0) Region #547, Basalt Badlands