The Beginners Guide To World War For The iPhone
So you’ve decided to start playing World War on your iPhone. It looks really cool, hey what’s better than a war game, and it has a great opening graphic, but where do you start? What do you do? I’ll tell you. Now, I can’t promise that you’ll be the best player in the history of World War for the iPhone, I certainly am not, but hopefully after reading this you’ll have a better idea of how to play and succeed.
Oh, by the way, click on the images to make them larger.
First, lets flesh out the main page and see what everything does.
Your Money does exactly what you think it does, buys stuff (more on this later).
Experience tracks how close or far you are from advancing to the next Level. As you advance Levels you gain the option to play different Missions, buy different Units, and build different Buildings among other things.
The next row down is your Health, Energy and Ammo.
Your Health is more or less your Hit Points. When you battle someone or someone attacks you, you can lose Health. If you lose too much Health you die, but don’t fret, you don’t have to start over and it doesn’t kick you out of the game; it just add a Death to you’re My Profile page.
Energy is used to do Missions, more on this in the Missions section.
Ammo is used to Battle other players. Every time you battle someone you use an Ammo. It’s not gone forever, a counter will start and when it reaches zero you gain 1 Ammo back so you can battle again.
Every once-in-a-while, the nice people running World War offer you Honor Points or a new Unit for signing up for a different game. My advice is, do it. Most of the time it’s free, and if you don’t like the game or think World War is enough for you, once you get your Honor Points you can delete it.
The next area is a nice little graphic that tells you your Name, how many people are in your Alliance and your Alliance Code. And if you’re like me, you may find yourself tapping the screen in that area to see if it does anything. Try tapping around to see where it takes you.
The Missions button takes you too the Missions screen. Here is where you can battle to gain Experience, Money and sometimes Loot. Each mission has requirements to complete them, Energy (yup, this is where you use Energy), Alliance size and Units. There is also a ranking system, so each time you play a mission you gain more rank experience to eventually Master the Mission. If you master an entire section (Europe, Balkans, Africa, ect.) you will gain a special Loot.
Battle is exactly what you think it is, a place to go fight the bad guys, but don’t go attacking with out the right Units and Alliance members. Here it tells you what country the bad guy is in, gives you a link to their page (so you can see their stuff), how many people are in the other guys Alliance, and a quick Attack button. Also on the top is the Sanctions list.
The Units button is where you buy your military so you can Battle the bad guys. Here you can pick what type of Units you want to buy (Infantry, Ground, Water, and Air) and see the stats of each unit. The trick with buying Units is, buy enough to defend yourself as well as attack. And when I say enough, I mean there is some math involved.
Take your current level and multiply that by five, that’s how many Alliance members you should have. Now take that number and multiply it by 6, and that’s how many units you should have. So, since I’m at level 53, I should have no less than 265 Alliance members (53 x 5). Each Alliance member can use 6 units, so I should have 1590 (265 x 6) attack units and 1590 defense units (if I could afford it). It’s relatively easy early on, but as you gain levels it gets harder, so keep that in mind as you start gaining levels.
Some Units can cost you money each round, so pay close attention to how much the unit will cost you compared to how much you are actually making.
The Buildings, where I spend most of my time, is where you can buy things to help defend yourself, earn you more money, and raise your Energy. I highly advise you to spend your time in here, whenever you can, and buy as much money and defense as you can. It will help you.
The Vault is where you can store your money when you are not playing or if you’re saving up for something special. But keep in mind, there is a 10% fee for every deposit you make.
Restore is where you can pay to refill your Health. I never use this, your Health refills itself on its own. But you may find yourself fighting someone and running out of energy so you cant attack, it may be a good idea to fill yourself back up so you can keep on battling.
The President section is where you can spend your Honor Points. My advice is to save your Honor Points for either Secret Reinforcement or the Money.
My Profile is where you can find out all about yourself and spend Skill Points. Everything in there is pretty self explanatory, but I’ll take a minute and explain the Skill Points.
Under the Skills tab are your Skills, every time you advance a level you gain some Skill Points to be used here. My advice early in the game is to either build up your defense or put one in Attack, one in Defense and one in Max Energy. I normally don’t put anything in the Max Health or Max Ammo, but I also don’t attack all that often.
I’m sure there are plenty of things I’ve missed, try just tapping them and see what happens. I intentionally didn’t go into the Settings or Help screens, you can play with those by yourself. I also had no interest in going into the News Feed, it’s pretty self explanatory.
So you may saying to yourself, “Self, That was a lot of info. What am I suposted to do with all that?” Well, here’s the low down:
- Money makes the world go round – save it for Units and Buildings
- Get as many Alliance Members as you can
- Follow the Units to Alliance Member / Level Rule – 5 Alliance Members per Level, 6 Units per Alliance Member
- Keep track of how much your Units cost, Money is the most important
- Don’t waist your Honor Points on anything but Money or Secret Reinforcement
- and finally add JSJTRW
Well, I hope this helped, and if you have any questions post a comment and I promise I’ll respond. OH! and feel free to add you Alliance Codes here or on my previous post Sick Addiction To World War for the iPhone.