Play if you have an unlimited disposable income.
I am writing this review so that others can make see what my experience with the game was and then make their own decision. I downloaded this to get a "reward" from another game that I played. I was hooked in the first day and saw that the max base or headquarters level was level 30 in June of 2017. It is now October and the max HQ level is 250 if I recall correctly.
I want to be the best and be able to conquer the game so I made my first purchase, I was promised an HQ level of "X", a commander level of "X", and completed research levels of "X". After my purchase I was not able to complete the items as stated in the "sale". I contacted the developer and after 10 emails I was able to straighten out my issue.
This cycle continued until I stopped playing in August of 2017. What I found was that once I made it to a certain point, that for another mere $100 I could level up to another point and so on. I found that it is a never ending cycle.
I spent a huge chunk of money on the game and found that, if you did not purchase the newest package your base, troops, research, etc. was obsolete. The newer base, troops, research, etc. always "destroyed" the last package release.
When I started playing the items were consistent and everyone was "maxed" out. Epic war, LLC. is releasing new items every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays currently. If you are NOT buying the latest and greatest you cannot "safely" accomplish the goals of the game which are to destroy other bases and hold control points.
They (EW) come out with a “new” sale every few days that always state guaranteed “max”. If it was Guaranteed “max” then it should “stop” at that point and not continue to increase. The HQ was a max of 30, then 40, then 100, then 200, now 250. The commander, VIP, troops, research, each have levels as well. While one package may "max" out say your commander, you need another once to max out your VIP, or HQ, etc.
The game depreciates faster than buying a new car, for example when they release something on Tuesday, it comes with say 100 items for $100 and you need 1,000 of those items to "max" out your base. Then when the new items come Thursday (or sometimes they come Tuesday night or Wednesday morning) they include the 1,000 items for $20-$80. Keep in mind that even though it includes the full 1,000 items for what you needed on Tuesday, it now needs 1,000 different items for another "upgrade" but it only comes with 100 of those items.
There are constant glitches in the game that don’t allow the game to play properly. Also you are constantly missing items after the “purchase”. It generally takes three or more emails to the developer before they attempt to fix the issue. It takes another three to four emails after that before you have the items completed.
The numbering and amount of items required went from you need 1,000 of this, to you need 1TT (TT= Septillion, yes it's a real number) of that same item to "level" it up. Currently (10-16-17) there are people with a power level of 1KTTT (Sedecillion), which require you to have an unreal amount of troops.
If you choose to spend money on this game do some research, there are many ways to save money when buying packs, but as I said you need an Unlimited disposable income stream to play this game.
I am happy to spend “some” money to play a game that I can enjoy and I would be happy to also pay to see the game progress, however when the game progresses three times a week it is theft and a scam.
Good luck to you.
Only the rich
I’ve been playing this game for 6 months. At the beginning it was fun and I was able to keep up with the top players. The game would have a new release once in a while which allowed players to catch up with and created a some what even playing field. Then the releases started coming every week meaning you have to drop at least $20 a week to keep up. I have spent $475 on this game and I am no where near the top in power.
Lag and glitches
Playing since 2015. The lag and glitches have gotten so bad that I can't even look at the commander tree or research trees without the game immediately crashing. Reported this to MS and they responded with more upgrades to the point where I can hardly get the game to function at all. Assuming they must be shutting the game down for good soon and are just trying to get that last dollar before they do.
Game is very expensive to keep up and when you get cought up they add more so you have to spend even more to try to catch up again
Pay to play
By valhalla 88
This game was great for awhile. Now with new releases it forces you to spend every couple days to keep up. We are talking thousands people!!! For people that want to maintain a leading account it is at a minimum 1 thousand dollars a week, every week. Stay away from all games made by Epic War. They all end up like this.
So I've been trying to update my commander for the past 3-4 days and the game keeps crashing. This is getting on my nerves b/c I have over 3300 points to add. 😡😡😡😡
Greed to its fullest
I use to love this game, strategy, team play, fun. But now, there are every day, sometimes 2x a day. Packs $99+ just to stay revenant. Many use “loaders” to buy their packs which means huge underworld discounts on packs and Epic turns a blind eye. Game quality has gone down hill... freezes, kick offs, reboots, lags, slow support from submitted tickets, etc. Unless you have $20k to invest annually, or a loader, (not kidding) don’t download this game.
Do not even bother. Player - KiaRedDog
By Son of a fish
Unless you want to spend literally thousands of dollars DO NOT download this game. New stuff is released daily, sometimes twice in one day!! No strategy here! Just BUY what’s new and win. Worst LAG in any game I’ve ever played. Safe yourself the pain and keep looking.
It has gone down hill.
By shield or be killed
This game 2 years ago was fun and exciting. They have you a chance to have fun and play the game and enjoy the new perks. Now, you can spend $1k's of dollars and get zeroed in 20 secs or less. 1 hit is all it takes. Times have changed, less people playing. To many glitches and game keeps crashing. The only reason now to play is to BS with people you meet and nothing really else.
Not so mobile
By 9 month player
The game concept is great but the function is lacking. The game constantly shuts down. I have an i6 that is up to up to date, my signal is good and the game app is up to date. Lag is a big issue as well. I have been trying for a week to set my deployment presets and the game shuts down every time. Also my building boosts are at lvl 60 and I know I can go to lvl 175. With over 50 buildings at near 2 seconds a click and 3 shut downs per building then you do the math. I give the support team 2 thumbs up. They tell me they understand my frustration and are working to resolve the issues. The game upgrades so fast and considering the lag and shut downs that by the time you get everything upgraded you are out of date. I haven’t tried to do my upgrades on a pc but if I can’t play the game sitting in my living room 15 ft from the WiFi box they it’s not a mobile game. It is good to be in an alliance though. I enjoy sending ppl 800 items at one click to send and one click to confirm I want to send. Like I said , I like the concept but the function is lacking.