What is a Blog?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Blog is defined as:
noun: blog; plural noun: blogs
1. a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
The key to this definition, as it pertains to those of us playing World War Rising, is that it is INFORMAL and REGULARLY UPDATED.
The blogs are only available for a few days at a time but remain a wealth of much-needed information in order to play the game at its fullest potential. They Are CRUCIAL to understand, in order to be successful in the game.
Where can I find the Game Blogs?
Game Blogs are found in-game. They can be accessed by clicking on “MORE” on the bottom menu of your city view. This pulls up several possibilities. From here you can log in and out of the game, contact Support (Support is NOT the same thing as Developers), and MOST importantly, access the game blogs.
Why are Game Blogs so important?
In a nutshell, game blogs are so important because they are the “cheat sheet”. So many answers are provided in the tidbits of information provided. Blogs will cover almost everything you need to know about the mechanics of the game at one point or another.
Blogs discuss everything from events to how troops work with each other. In WWR, we all know how important troop composition is. Oftentimes, how to navigate the right answers can seem daunting when you don’t understand what is what.
Luckily, World War Rising Provides the answers in the blog!
How can I translate the game verbiage in a blog to my own language?
World War Rising Blogs often cause me to have flashbacks of high school AP Lit Class. Blogs are akin to Shakespeare at times. Like Shakespeare, the answers in the blog aren’t always straightforward with what they are trying to tell us.
So here’s the rub. How on earth do I understand what it is they are trying to say??
When a new one comes out, especially the blogs for mercenary troops or boosts, I read them at least four times before my brain begins to sort out how that troop or boost falls into place within my set up.
Ask ANY major player and they will tell you: Reading blogs ONE time is NOT enough! The language of the blog has to be read very carefully.
Be sure to notice subsections that only apply to the section above (not the whole blog), or WHEN things work. For example, is it a boost only for attack? Is it something that only takes effect in CP? Be sure to take notice of what other items, and how many, the blog says you must have in order to get the full boost.
*Keep in mind that the other items needed for that one item to work probably also has its own requirements that you need to figure out as well.
Which Blogs should I read most carefully?
I would suggest taking the most time with blogs that list boosts. This includes buildings, research, gear, heroes, and most importantly Mercenary Troops.
We all know that in order to have a successful base, whether an attack base or a defending base, setup is incredibly important. In World War Rising, many factors work together in order to make other things stronger. Those now stronger things make even more things stronger, and so on and so forth.
If you remove one domino in the succession, the momentum stops. It is similar to your base setup. If you are missing a piece, you lose the boosts that had the opportunity to be so much stronger. Everything layers on top of the other.
Fortunately, the way to layer everything is explained in the blogs.
One major hint about blog reading… One blog will not give you an answer. Flat.
Because of how everything layers in order to work properly, you have to familiarize yourself with any blog you can get your hands on. You never know what may apply to your account.
Other Important Blogs
In addition to stat and boost knowledge providing blogs, there are event blogs that are also very important. By reading the event blogs carefully and knowing what to expect, you can have an idea of what not to waste to achieve particular goals you may need.
Aside from events, the blog will always tell of special things that are occurring, such as Catch up Tokens and other valuable items. These items can be very extremely unfortunate to miss out on for the average player.
What do the experts suggest?
Any experienced player that knows the game stresses the importance of reading game blogs. When I asked a few of our top players why they personally felt it was important, here is what they had to say:
“Learning to interpret a blog is like reading the manual on a new device, all the information you need has been put there for you by the developers. It’s often overlooked or misunderstood by most. Because of this, it is a large part of what separates the good “players” from the “bad” ones. More importantly, it will inadvertently lead to a breakdown of your base if you aren’t paying attention. In turn, however, it can allow you to use the full and proper utilization of your base if you do pay attention.”
-Destro/Darth Vader (O+G)
“Everything important about setting up a good defense or offense comes from the blogs. Read the blog. Read it again. Then pay attention to each word and read it again. Then test it.
Blogs have a very specific nature to them. Reading them with a broad stroke ends up in mistakes and can be very costly. Pay attention to “when attacking during an attack when defending and in a deployment”. Those are critical towards understanding when things activate and when they don’t.
Unless you’ve tested what the blog stats you don’t really know if what you think is working is actually working.”
“I wish the blogs were better in detail. They give vague descriptions most of the time. They can be open for too much interpretation if you don’t read them carefully.
In mercenary blogs (new and old), I look for their specific boosts… units they give boosts to and what units give them boosts. This goes for both defense and offense. Some boosts require testing to get numbers right because the description is vague.
It’s good in a way because the answer needs to be found rather than given.”
“The blogs are important because they will give you everything you need to know to set up for success. What you do with that information decides your game play.
The blog will tell you what you need to know, and from there it’s what you do with that information that’ll make or break you.”
“I read everything about it. All events and all new updates. To keep up with the game you need to read the blog.”
“Blogs are important. Blogs explain which troops boost others. Sometimes the math is a little strange. But it’s good info. And I enjoy reading them and testing.”
-Leigh/Leigh uk. (Okst)
“The blog is like the manual of the game. It’s basically like the manual for your new car’s touchscreen. You don’t have to read it, but it sure helps you understand and find things if you do.”
“The game itself is much more than just attack and defend. It requires a balance of the right troops , buildings and research to be successful. The blog is the key to understanding these.”
What Comes Next?
Reading the Blogs is key to begin your understanding of overall base strength. The Blogs mention several things from Gear to Mercenary Troops. Let’s take a further look at items you may find mentioned in blogs:
One of the MAJOR reason to read Game Blogs and How they work is Mercenary Troop Composition:
Time to Suit Up!
Buildings have stats. Reading the blog will help you to decide which buildings benefit you the most!
New Heroes ALWAYS get a blog with stat totals:
Squads are CRUCIAL to gameplay, and understanding them is just as important!
Research is a MUST! Each new research tree that comes out has a blog posted with totals.
I can not stress enough the importance of familiarizing yourself with the information provided. The answers are given to you. Please keep in mind that no one has the same base BECAUSE of all the possibilities WWR provides. There is no such thing as a blanket answer, and you must figure out what works best for YOU!
READ THE F@$&*% BLOG!!
I would like to thank my panel of experts, the GIANTS of the game, that joined me to help with this topic.
- Destro/Darth Vader (O+G)
- Goober (Sefi)
- IceIceRoyRoy (SWaT)
- TheKaratekid (STP.)
- Sheriii (SzA)
- Leigh/Leigh uk. (Okst)
- Celeste (~Ink)
- Catmonster (Gfkd)
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