This month we sit down with (KIII) Eriu! We also would like to welcome Eriu to the World War Rising team as a new writer. Be sure to keep a lookout for her informative articles!
WWR Command: Tell us about yourself a bit?
(KIII) Eriu: “I am a single Mom of three (the most important thing in my life) that grew up in a strict military, though “Brady Bunch” type of household. I was blessed with a rich childhood and three amazing sisters. I’ve lived many places around the world having been a military brat, and I admire and love to experience different cultures because of it. As my children grew older I found one of my newer and current hobbies, Strategy Based Mobile War Games.
I have played MMO games for roughly seven years. I fell in love with the battle tactics and the psychology involved and greatly enjoy strategizing and people watching. My start in the game style was accidental. I was playing another game that offered playtime in Game of War as an incentive for freebies. I downloaded Game of War, excited to receive my goodies, picked the Kingdom with the prettiest wonder, and then never looked back to another style of game. The thrill of dead troops had been discovered.”
WWR Command: Tell us about your account a bit.
(KIII) Eriu: “Although I have several, the account I am currently having the most fun with is a Trap. It is in another region from where I originally started and has brought newer and more fun challenges with each passing day. It is under 330 mil at the moment but can eat most rallies. Solos only work for the attacker if for some odd reason I am not around and they are maxed or extremely close to it. The account is set up to score points while giving away none.”
WWR Command: Why did you start playing WWR?
(KIII) Eriu: “I began playing WWR at the request of an old GoW (Game of War) friend. Since that game had been my first love so many years ago, I figured giving a new one a try with some old buddies would be a good time. As it turns out, it’s been a blast so far!”
WWR Command: How much time do you spend on the game?
(KIII) Eriu: “What a loaded question this is! So, as no woman gives away her true age or weight (as the old cliché says), I’m not saying! It IS between 2 and 6 hours on average. For Kill Events, I call for my right to remain COMPLETELY silent. Lol!”
WWR Command: What’s your favorite thing about the game?
(KIII) Eriu: “By far my favorite thing about this game is the strategy involved in successful battles. I’ve never really been a numbers person, but these games have taught me a new respect for the puzzles numbers create and the joys of solving them. I enjoying manipulating the numbers and figuring out which numbers matter more (Game Math is a bit different at times).
I also really enjoy the people watching as I mentioned above. I’ve always felt these games are a micro representation of the macro real world. I’ve read articles of companies suggesting their management staff play these games, and it’s easy to see why. You are forced to work with all walks of life, all cultures and must learn how to deal with a variety of issues that could occur, whether they be foreseen or unforeseen. It fascinates me!”
WWR Command: What is something you’d like to see changed?
(KIII) Eriu: “I am not a fan of events that you can only participate in by purchasing packs. I feel events should only be able to be won based on merit, effort and time. I would love to see purchase base events eliminated.”
WWR Command: Do you have a favorite Battle Report?
(KIII) Eriu: “I have many favorite battle reports! My favorites are always success after a defeat that I have learned from. As a trap, fortunately, that is a regular occurrence, as I am constantly having to tweak and discover new ways to combat the continuous stream of new things the larger accounts are obtaining.”
WWR Command: What tips would you give to new players?
(KIII) Eriu: “Don’t just push buttons. Set a goal for yourself and take the time to research achieving that goal before you start. Speak with more experienced players and take the time to read what EVERYTHING does. Depending on the path you wish to take, there are many gratuitous roads that you do not need to travel to be successful with the account you are hoping for. Don’t waste on things such as particular gear or research that will do nothing for what you are hoping to achieve.”
WWR Command: What tips would you give to Defensive players?
(KIII) Eriu: “Invest in Mercenary Troops. There are many things to look for when setting up a defensive account such as buildings and specific research, as well. Learn gear, hero mastery, and hero and squad skill trees. A defensive account is like an amazing Chocolate Cake recipe. Each ingredient is purposeful and important to the outcome. Take the time to know which ingredients blend well together in your account to achieve what you are looking for.”
WWR Command: What is your favorite Hero/Squad member and why?
(KIII) Eriu: “So far, I believe my favorite Hero would be Talia. I like the fact so much can be done with her successfully for defense at a much lower hero level than the other heroes. She has great skills to pair with a particular squad and has great mastery skills for anti-stats and defensive stats as well. As the game is constantly evolving, I can’t say what my favorite maybe tomorrow, though!”
Thank you for sitting down with us Eriu! Do you have a player you’d like to nominate for the Player Profile? Let us know in the comments below!