Mobile Strike is a smart phone game available on Apple and Google and promoted by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The game, a basic base builder wargame with limited combat options damages itself with an out of control gold purchasing (in Application) economy and powerful guild alliances that seem to be maximum level that simply grief lower level guilds.
While you seemingly can partake in individual combat without coming to the notice of the larger guilds, once you join a small group of players players from these MASSIVE guilds teleport to scout (untracable teleports) and attack you.
If you try to put up a fight, more and more player teleport in, and simply swamp you. They can position right on top of you with ready reinforcements and willingness to attack guilds with players (a self imposed rule by one game is level 14 or above is ok to attack) with massively powered guild members attacking targets they are 8, 10 or more levels higher than.
How large are these guilds?
Apparently of 300 players or more in a super Guild Alliance that rules the individual “state” (with state to state warfare possible) through massive expenditures of time (simply clicking what you buy actually takes time) and money (the game quickly pushes $99.00 purchases to level up.)
The ads flash on the main screen and are promoted every time you log in or the smart phone wakes up from sleep mode.
This is one such example.
The game starts off relatively slow, and with a $4.99 and a $19.99 purchase seems fun as you gain small but material advantages over local bases and can win combat missions.
But the game is swamped with $99.00 package offers, billion and trillion point sales (when you are being give in game 300 point “gifts” by the system) and continuous advertising to purchase those packages to get “legendary” equipment and necessary to compete upgrades.
The game sells 5,000 day “speed up” packages (otherwise you wait 5,000 days for one simple upgrade in a game with thousands up upgrade possibilities) so you can see how purchasing packages is necessary to even play the game at a sufficient level to even advance.
What does a mega guild alliance look like?
One such alliance is in state 635. (The game uses s (state), y, z locations) The alliance of B#R, B#R2 & A99* rules the state.
Located just southwest of what is the “state capital” the guild alliance “hive” is massive.
The location of the guild “hive” is S: 635 X: 252 Y: 470
Their leader, Big Bears, is located just south of the state control point easily reached by app by pressing the state capital button.
After about 2 weeks in game, and a $4.99 and $19.99 purchase I am seeing waits in the 30 days that necessitate use of a “speed up” item to complete construction otherwise that upgrade takes up 1 of the 2 slots I have available for those types of upgrades (research) for those number of days.
If not, don’t expect to take part in much beyond local small solo combat and building your own base at slower and slower rates until you realize the game only wants your cash, and not for you to have fun.
How to solve the griefer problem? Teleport griefers that are a certain percentage of power above their targets out of the state.
First offense: The guilds griefer gets a warning.
Second offense: Griefer gets teleported out of state with no return.
Third offense: Griefer and Guilds officers are teleported out of state with no return.
Fourth offense: Guild alliance teleported to random states, broken up, with no return and no ability to reform.
Pick appropriate targets and have fun. Don’t grief noobs because you can.
I realize that selling gold in game became necessary because farmers in MMO’s figured out how to farm and sell gold out of game for their own profit.
However this game has gone completely the opposite way with it, and it destroys the playability at fun at sufficient level when noobs would want to join guilds to have small competitive wars with other like sized and powered guilds.
It’s fun for a bit, but purchases are necessary. If you like base builders and have oodles of cash, give it a try.
This game is a griefers paradise.