Deploy Troops vs. Bribe Army Contractors

In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be working on some UX and UI improvements, with the goal to ensure our players can understand and use some features better. Let’s just give a real example of Deploy Troops feature.
According to some of our analyses, we’ve been aware that Deploy Troops feature offers a terrible experience when you get there for the first time.

Previous Version of Deploy Troops mode

Previous Version of Deploy Troops mode

 

In general: way too much of texts on the left and lots of different numbers on the right side that causes a complete mess in the players head. We believe we owe our players to create a way better experience on those function as we find it one of the most important features in Boot Camp. Players that haven’t experienced the value of Deploy Troops or Bribe function are not playing the best experience War Clicks can surely offer. That’s why we decided to make it clearer and that’s the result of our remake.

 New version of Deploy Troops Mode

New version of Deploy Troops Mode

To give a bit more explanation behind the story of Army Contractors/ Investors and Bribe vs. Deploy mode and to ensure you understand the game and its features better…read below…

Army Contractors – are ‘’produced’’ when you progress through the Boot Camp. They don’t give you any value until you claim them. Once claimed they grant you a huge production boost, so you are progressing way faster – producing more units and so on.
Real example (based on the numbers from the picture above):
Let’s assume that you’ve claimed Army Contractors by :

using Deploy Troops mode
3.105B Army Contractors will be added to your account immediately
1.814T Production boost will be added to your current boost of 85.887M
You’ll send all of your currently produced units to War Zone where they will become a part of your Support Power and DPC
You’ll reset units, upgrades, trainers, trainer upgrades and Power points

Small Hint: Check your Gold balance and if you find enough Gold, spend it for Investors to gain additional Boosts on every Army Contractor!

– using Bribe mode –
3.105B Army Contractors will be added to your account immediately
1.814T Production boost will be added to your current boost of 85.887M
You will not reset your current progress
You will not send units to War Zone

How to progress through the Boot Camp faster?
1. Claim as many army contractors as you can
2. Increase your Boost per every Army Contractor you own

Open Trainers & Investors menu

Open Trainers & Investors menu

 

Ensure you buy as many Investors as you can

Ensure you buy as many Investors as you can

What is the difference between Deploy Troops vs. Bribe Army Contractors?

Deploy Troops

Bribe Army Contractors

RESET units, upgrades, trainers, trainer upgrades, Power points

YES

NO

Send currently produced Boot Camp units to War Zone

YES

NO

Free to use

YES

NO

Army Contractors joins immediately after use

YES

YES

Gain Production boost

YES

YES

 

Competitions are LIVE!

On Monday, we’ve deployed an update that changes a bit how weekly competitions work to make them more engaging an fun! Shortly put, now they’ll only take into account active registered users, and their GAINS during a competition week.

Compete and collect great rewards

You will also notice that rankings widget is now separate from the competitions button, to make things more clear and easily accessible!

We are still resolving some minor display issues also considering some additional changes/ improvements to the country score competition. For more info feel free to check our previous post:

Stay tuned 😉

Competition Rework coming next Monday!

The next two months we have A LOT of important and cools updates planned for War Clicks, to improve your experience by making it more fun, engaging and smooth!

 

One of the first ones to come is related to some changes of how weekly competitions work, as there are currently some issues that keep competitions too stagnant/ boring/ results not changing and the way they are implemented also create massive implementation and performance issues on the backend, that simply are not prepared for scaling of our game’s user base, especially with the growth plans we have for the future!

 

So we are making some core changes to how competitions work, to make them more attractive and resolve the scaling issues they were/are causing:

1) So far competitions were available to & rewarding all players, registered or „guests“. And as registered users tend to play more actively, a large chunk of rewards were given to „guests“ who would likely stop playing much sooner and their rewards go to waste basically (instead of more active players getting them).

 

So that is the first change we will be doing – all competitions will from the update onwards be available and rewarding ONLY registered users. (A registered user is considered someone who registered on WarClicks.com or is a logged in ArmorGames player)

 

2) Besides the Weekly Levels gained and Contractors % Increase competitions, all the rest were looking at „fixed values“ instead of what a user gained DURING the competition. This caused a huge issue, where (i.e. For score competition) top users would constantly be getting the same rewards – even if they were inactive during the competition, simply because they clung to their place during it! The idea behind weekly competitions is to stimulate and reward activity during a week, hence why we will be changing all 5 existing competition types to rank off “gain” instead of just fixed/total value.

 

  • We will be also improving the clarity of the competitions AND the “your ranking“ widget. These will now be separate buttons – competition results will now be visible fully within the game without opening a new tab for you. Much more useful to see how and where you rank! A lot more people will be paying attention to the competition results now, so make sure to customize a bad-ass character in your profile, so people remember you when they see you in the top rankings!

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Customize your War Clicks’ character!

The day has come to release our latest developed feature – customized profiles!
We added some new elements of customization to the game, to give you the best playing experience.

Characterization is divided into 6 different categories: Gender & Skin, Face, Hair, Outfit, Face markings and Other. You’ll now find a lot of different possibilities to create the most cool or bad-ass character, one that you best identify with!

Set your best character

Set your best character

Customize your profile, select your face shape, define your gender, choose your skin type, pick your eye color, choose your preferred hairstyle, set your army uniform – outfit, unlock some face markings/ covers, or add some other elements…

There are already lots of elements to choose from, and we will be adding more in the future!
Not all features are available from the start, as you’ll need to reach a certain Rank to unlock some of the elements. Others (Premiums) can be purchased by Gold.

Wondering why to create your character?
*  When your opponents will be checking your profile, they’ll find your personalized character
*  To feel better/ unique as your character will be ‘watching on you’ in the top left corner of the game
*  Your Character image will be also shown in PvP battles when attacking or being attacked
*  Your character will have a great role in upcoming Country Invasion as well… 😉

Find yourself some elements you LOVE, set up your character and what’s the most important to us – HAVE FUN playing War Clicks!

350,000 players!

It seems all of our efforts are picking up the results!

350,000 Players

350,000 Players

Let’s compare some basic stats:

  Apr 2017 Apr 2018
Total Players 30,000 350,000
Most players by country (TOP 3) US, BR, IND RU, US, UKR
Gender (Male – Female) 76% – 24% 61%-39%

…That’s like a x10  increase of our playerbase!

 
We believe that by creating a friendlier user experience we’ll keep more players on the long run, there are also a lot of other factors that we are currently aware of and should be improved in this year, so when all pieces are put together, we believe it’s going to be a massive success!

Our developer team is motivated as we see those results and positive player feedback!
We are thrilled with what is coming to War Clicks this year, and can’t wait the next April to compare the stats!

 
We believe we can publish War Clicks to some more gaming platforms in the upcoming months, that should help us generate lots of exposure, new players, so we are not over yet.. Still a lot  to do in May, but we are all  looking forward to it!

Country Invasion / Part 2

Country Invasion has been a part of War Clicks since the start, but we were never fully happy with the experience it conveyed – we always wanted it to be a cool addition to the game and require some teamwork to achieve common goals. We already had huge reasons to rework it (and how) but about 2 weeks ago we asked for your opinions as well, to get a broader picture of not what just we want – but also that it’s aligned with thoughts and desires of our community – and we are happy to say that we all see similar issues and see similar solutions and ideas to make it way better!

 

The main issues of the existing Country Invasion (CI):

  • lack of teamwork feeling (majority of the damage done by only a few, awful new user experience)
  • lack of properly balanced rewards, especially in late game
  • fights become not interesting/boring/impossible to progress at the certain stages
  • inactive country leader problem – no option to skip bosses if the leader is inactive, lack of other commanding options/decisions
  • treasury has little to no meaning currently. No user benefits from donating
    -More users should have a say in decisions, but to keep sense of „knowing what to do“, the decisions should be at least partly centralized to the top/most experienced players.
  • No teamwork or “country” feeling. There should be fights/battles between countries.
  • very limited chat, that makes it hard to converse and is annoying to use only within CI

 

After taking all of that in we had discussed tons of ideas and made an important conclusion – to resolve all of the above and make CI awesome and fun to play for everyone, we had to do it right. We decided that we rather take proper time to Continue reading

Earn Free Gold

We believe that you’re in need of some more gold, right?
Do you imagine what you would do with an extra 100, 500, 1.000, 10.000+ Gold? Are your friends beating your ass in the game and you want to show them that you’re one crazy player not willing to stop fighting?

For all those reasons we’re working closely with our partners trying to create the best playing experience as possible! ‘Free Gold’ is a great way to increase your Gold balance for doing simple tasks, completing surveys, giving your opinions, installing apps, watching videos, signing up…

Do you believe sharing your opinion could help you collect more Gold? Would you spend it for Time Warps or for 2x/3x DPC items or for new Investors, Trainers or do you prefer cosmetic items and you’ll change the wallpapers in BootCamp or WarZone?

We’d love to hear what you are up to?
Lots of players are already using this strategy of gaining Free Gold by completing simple tasks and we believe a lot more will join them in the following days. There are new features coming out on War Clicks, so you’d better stock up yourself with the Gold as it will surely help you progress through the game easier!

Different ways of earning Free Gold

Different ways of earning Free Gold

So, what are you waiting for? Check out what’s there for you and keep in mind that offers are updating quite regularly, so make sure to check back often!

Customization Part1

Wallpapers, new cursors,… and customized Profiles!!
Yeah, we are already working on new customized profiles. Soon, you will be able to create your personal army character.
Here is the first preview we’d like to share with you:

Profile Customization

Profile Customization

We believe a lot of players are willing to set their outfits, soon you’ll have the chance to set up your own and show it around in PvP battles or just set it for your personal satisfaction to look cooler!

As we now have lots of players playing for weeks, months and some even for years, we decided to add some new cool feature that should enhance user experience. Customized Profiles should be Live within 10 days.

We always like the idea of letting players make their own in-game profile- character and use it in different parts of the game, so yeah we are close to implement it on War Clicks and hopefully offer our players one great experience there!

Country Invasion – Part1

War Clicks is not stopping after massive improvements in the previous months! The game is optimized as never before, and we still have lots of work to put in improving specific game features and polish the game as best as possible for all upcoming future improvements/updates.

As we love to hear feedback from players, we decided to let all players take part in upcoming Country Invasion rework.
We already have an idea of how to rework Country Invasion to make it fun, engaging, and playable for everyone/for countries of all sizes as well as to address several current issues (inactive leaders, better progression, rewards that matter to everyone (always…), how to make it more of a group effort instead of just a few individuals…)  – but would still love to give you a chance to express your opinion, desires and ideas of what you’d like Country Invasion to involve/become!

Here are just some of the topics we’d love to hear from you:
1.) What do you find most annoying in the current version of Country Invasion?
2.) What exactly would you like to add to make Country Invasion more fun to play?
3.) Do you find Country Invasion as one of the main features in War Clicks? If yes, why?
4.) What is more important to you – WarZone’s Rank or BootCamp’s Renown?
5.) Would you like to see every soldier have some power to Vote on specific country topics/ decisions?
6.) (other ideas, wishes) …

We believe together we can create one of the most addicting games of 2018! Let’s do it! :)

..and yeah, don’t forget to make use of Today’s up to 25% Extra Gold offer 😉

Wish you all great fighting,

War Clicks Team

BootCamp & game progression / balance changes

Today, we have deployed the first set of updates of major progression/balance changes, to make the game more engaging and interesting to play throughout. Mostly these changes will be noticed by new/“early game“ players and those who’ve reached the latest most stages of the game. The first set of changes is affecting only BootCamp! WarZone will be getting major changes as well, but due to the nature of it it requires more testing and fine-tuning to ensure we do not „break“ the existing experience for anyone, so changes there will be deployed next week.

After gathering statistics, feedback and a lot of testing these were the main issues we wanted to improve in BootCamp:
Too fast progression made things hard to follow/understand for most new players, as well as going through some early/mid game progression obstacles too quickly, and making the game feel “too easy”.

Super Late game was too uneventful with too slow progression and taking just too long before doing anything major again in BootCamp. Note that this is hard to balance and build “too in advance”, especially because any low/mid game changes affect the late game as well. So we first had to tackle with early/mid game, before taking that as a basis for further late game improvements. We’ve deployed the first set of late-game improvements and will be adding more in the following weeks slowly, as it’s a delicate balance we could easily break without enough testing for each.

 

In short, here’s the list of changes made (we’re happy to answer any further specifics or clarify something further, this is a general overview of what was changed):
First thing we wanted to improve in BootCamp was tackle with the Daily Voting for Continue reading