In this post, I’m not going to create a giant rant about p2win type of games or features. The thing about Boom Beach is that you can play without paying a single dime. In truth, it’s one of the better freemium games that I’ve tried in this genre. That said, I think it does suffer from that stigma of requiring some sort of monetary investment in order to be fun. Even before that issue arises, there’s a bigger issue at stake: the low level grind.
From the weekend until today, I managed to push a Landing Craft level 16. For the first 12 levels, I spent Diamonds to upgrade my newest Landing Craft, something I considered employing a Builder instead. Now that I managed to hit my first goal, I want to re-examine if a Builder is really worth subscribing at this stage in the game.
Just saw the Alien: Covenant trailer and thus far I’m already disappointed. Not going to lie nor hold back how I feel. Obviously, this isn’t the whole movie but with trailers these days, you hardly have room to second guess what comes next.
I hit level 50 sometime in the early morning and just twiddled my thumbs in anticipation to start the Imitation Game. Fortunately for today’s Imitation Game, the bases weren’t very tough and I could take out Stage 6 without a full boost since I still am lacking enough powder. That said, with all the resources garnered from my assault, I managed to hit a major milestone. A little spoiler? HQ 20!
Recently, I bought a cheap, simple Aroma rice maker. I think I have one but I don’t know if it still works. So I decided to start from scratch since I had very poor results in Japan that discouraged me. The great thing is that it came out to a reasonable degree.
I’m in the home stretch with marching towards level 50 and doing a big push to get my HQ 20. Last night, I began upgrading my final landing craft to level 19 (for this level that is) and have a little over 100xp before reaching level 50. Originally, I was hoping to get my Gunboat to level 20 before pushing my HQ to 20, but I screwed up a few upgrades and pushed too fast. But I think in the scheme of things this isn’t a huge issue.
Over on the reddit forums, an official FAQ went out on the new Builders talking about their decision making process for adding Builders to the game. One particular nugget of information though was that they also admitted that they were not immediately working on an HQ 23, although in the future they might. What does this imply?
Supercell just released an optional update to Boom Beach where for $2.99/month (in the US) you can subscribe to gain a second Builder. I want to examine the idea behind this feature and talk about the controversy of this move in this blog post.
I’m going to split this blog into two posts; one will be my current experience and thoughts behind the latest Hammerman event called the Imitation Game and another on my progress on both my accounts for the game.
Today, was the highest level Operations my Task Force managed to complete. I had to solo two different high level ops using my two accounts. Fortunately, I managed to get both down just by the skin of my teeth. We failed the other day mostly due to how a former member did not take the operation serious enough. It was pretty bad and evident that I was forced to kick him out. In truth though, it’s like anything: if you want to get ahead, you can’t afford to have slackers holding you down.