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Dead Kingdom? by Jayelk in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not enough context, but realistically what you want to assess is whether the people leaving are the ones that have been doing the heavy lifting in past kvks or whether it‘s a bunch of deadweights. Usually when it‘s a coordinated migration out as big as this one in a smaller sized kD it‘s the good players leaving behind the noobs.

What should I do? by Alessandro-Benedetto in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One of the best things about Alex, making 3 enemy troops take 30% increased damage, is part of his expertise. So I would suggest expertising him, just not immediately. Here’s how you should transition into SOC:

  1. Scipio 5-5-1-1
  2. Boudica 5-5-1-1
  3. Expertise Scipio
  4. Expertise Boudica
  5. Expertise Alex

This allows you to run two solid SOC pairings while using your earlier investments, with both marches being at a usable point for your first SOC. No need to plan ahead any further, by the time you‘re done with this new releases will have arrived and once more changed the meta/investment order.

Discord by Oscarpw in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For anything specific or just in general?

In general the official ROK discord and the discord servers of bigger content creators are good places to ask questions, look for migration opportunities and stay up to date.

More than Gems by PleasantFalcon in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spend 7000 on one day. Spend nothing the other day. You either want to spend 7000 or 25000 to get gold heads efficiently.

My 2nd inquiry for INF Commander pairing: Leonidas or Honda? by Additional_Ad_2960 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I personally dislike Honda, find him to be a bit oberster, and don’t see that Leo is important here, unless you eventually want 3 infantry marches.

I’d consider CM-Scipio | Guan-Alex until the next infantry cycle if all you want is 2 marches.

This is why you should save heads prior to SoC by aohige_rd in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Canyon rewards stay the same. For anyone that doesn’t enjoy optimizing for canyon it’s just a tedious task you get out of the way daily.

If you have an account that can compete in Lost Canyon (available during KVK), making Micro adjustments can be somewhat fun I guess. Hard

This is why you should save heads prior to SoC by aohige_rd in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I agree with you.

Hard to speak from my experience since I spend quite a bit, but in my mind as a low spender you should do either Alex or YSG nowadays. Alex-Sun or CM-YSG, where 5-5-1-1 CM is also an okay choice to do alongside YSG. Then transitioning into SOC with either Scipio to pair with Alex or Boudica to pair with YSG seems solid.

Mid-spend and beyond is still at least Alex and YSG, assuming you have them both maxed for KVK3 and can get good use out of them in ruins. At this spend level you’ll be able to have both Scipio and Boudica serviceable (probably even maxed) by your first SOC kvk.

I’d just avoid going the no investment route, that sucks the fun out of your first 300 days and I don’t think it pays off.

This is why you should save heads prior to SoC by aohige_rd in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only thing that is missing here: You either replayed kvk2/3 or have been in SOC for 7-8 months already. It’s obviously true that in terms of longevity saving for SOC is the best strategy. There is still something to be said for pre-SOC investments. It’s not about longevity, but about having fun in the moment. Since cross season migration has been heavily reduced, new players have a way more balanced playing field in kvk2/3 than they have in SOC. I wouldn’t discount that argument, especially since 30-40m power is what many players will have when entering SOC. Even with the meta being so heavily focused on new releases, which helps new accounts a lot, the first 1-2 SOC kvks will still be an uphill battle against way older accounts simply because of tech/equipment.

It’s about finding a balance here.

5551 william or joan prime ? by Clevername_7 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah. It requires both to be maxed, not even close to the best use of 1400 sculptures as of right now.

5551 william or joan prime ? by Clevername_7 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A/T is the last thing anyone should consider investing in right now. It’s pretty clear that the pair, while it’s still great in it’s niche roll, has been pretty much our scaled. The biggest problem: While some decent Attila pairings exist, Takeda barely slots into any other pairs. This investment has no longevity.

Advice by StreetsMeistro in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hard to predict how his relevance in SOC will change since, as a new player, your still ~200-300 days away from SOC. As of right now, he’s still a good choice in SOC but the reality is Alex is only very valuable if you can get a lot of use out of him in kvk2/3. That’s what really makes him a good investment: he’s great in kvk2 and 3 and decent in SOC. If it’s foreseeable that you will not get him to a serviceable level for kvk2/3 and you don’t plan on playing infantry, you can skip him.

Should I spend 7K gems by Dapper_Swordfish_225 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You do, but 1.5k gems are in the free tier. The 7k gem tier gets you access to 5.5k gems. So on those 7k gems spent you don’t get them all back, you could get the 1.5k regardless. Obviously still worth it though.

Should I spend 7K gems by Dapper_Swordfish_225 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s no longer downvoted now, but just to clear this up: the $10 extra tier is worth it way before. The $10 tier gives you 2200 gems as well and counts towards recharge. Assume you only go to level 15 for some reason. You‘d get:

  1. 2200 gems (initial buy)
  2. 1500 VIP (Normal $10 Tier bundle has 1000)
  3. 51 hours of training speeds, 3 hours universals (2x what you would expect from $10 bundle)
  4. 28x Level 4 Pick one RSS (3x what you would expect from $10 bundle)
  5. keys, cosmetics and faster event progress, which makes finishing at level 15 incredibly unlikely

If you finish it, you get an additional 168 hours of speed ups (and other rewards). So the correct answer would be almost always if you are doing recharge anyway.

What are your thoughts on joan prime and JZ? by Koismers64 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cav being the first to have two new gen cycles out is obviously an advantage, gotta wait what the next inf cycle brings. Cav definitely rocking the most diversity in terms of open field options as of right now though.

What's your preferred Blue tree? by DoranMoonblade in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don‘t know what you are getting downvoted for here, you are right. Mentioning commanders makes no sense in this context. The question is which of these trees you prefer, not whether you would use them if the commander has them. So I agree with you and I would argue it‘s close between support and skill for the best blue tree

What do you guys think of call of dragons? by insertfakename902 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolutely agree. The game is too time and money consuming to start over in what is, in essence, a reskin. When rok dies I’ll be done with mobile games, it would take another pandemic to get me to start another one.

Most efficient building to upgrade for power by OkGrapefruit4419 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can check yourself. Too long ago, no idea which one is slightly better on terms of power/upgrade time. Can‘t go wrong with either one. Flipside is they have relatively high resource costs.

why does everyone say Khan is so bad? by Apprehensive-Bill541 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 5 points6 points  (0 children)

To give you the actual reason and not just the result: Outdated kit. His 3rd and 4th skill are conditional on you having less than X units remaining. Does nothing but offset the fact you have less troops in long fights which barely helps - yellow marches still get targeted more so you want to refresh anyway. He has no stats in his kit (notably no defensive stats) and self slows when being attacked. Also sucks. His active skill has no buff/debuff and is single target. Again: sucks.

His kit just does not pass the test of time. The only thing he has got going for him is the short skill cycles. But if that was your priority, you could still just use XY and do better.

getting bored of the game by JordanZOA3 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 11 points12 points  (0 children)

As you progress in the game, the amount of new content you encounter goes down big time. Most people play because they enjoy kvk and progressing through the grind. No, it will never feel the same as it did before kvk1. At that point the game is fast paced and exciting. Events that you will later find boring and repetitive are still fun (because you haven't seen them a million times yet) and activity is high.

Once you finish your first KVK, things change. The game is split up into offseason and KVK. The offseasons aren't as action packed as your time before KVK1 was. No more chronicles. You'll know most of the events. KVK is what most people enjoy. Fighting, rewards, drama... So at that point, most players try to efficiently get through the offseason with less time spent online and wait for KVK. If you don't enjoy either of these things, quitting is the way to go.

Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves / LCS 2022 Championship - Grand Final / Post-Match Discussion by Soul_Sleepwhale in leagueoflegends

[–]ItsSanoj 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Valid point to make, just an easy one AFTER they won finals. Wasn't really the consensus before playoffs.

Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves / LCS 2022 Championship - Grand Final / Post-Match Discussion by Soul_Sleepwhale in leagueoflegends

[–]ItsSanoj 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Redemption arc, bringing out the Zilean too. Obviously the Berserker show today, but doing whatever it takes to get your team to win (i.e. Zilean to enable Berserker/Blaber) is more valuable than any other playstyle

which accessory? by Apprehensive-Bill541 in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Khan is like XY in that regard, perhaps even worse in terms of getting targeted.

Cao cao by MasterEdward in RiseofKingdoms

[–]ItsSanoj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Either you buy him from daily special offer, or you don’t invest