About Purls HQ

About Purls HQ

I think it is time to expand my blog a little. I’ve always enjoyed writing and there is only so much one can write about a game. Especially when there are numerous websites that cover everything you need. So let’s learn about Purls HQ.

It was suggested, and I previously though of doing this, that I add references to my blog such as rss for building and items of that nature. I’m not interested in digging that deep or being responsible for staying on top of updates. This data is already out there and I’m far too busy with my career to focus on those items.

What you will get onstead, is me. Just Purls. Not just the gamer, but the wife and workaholic.

The Wife

Many of you may know that I am married and my husband plays koa with me. It’s awesome because I don’t need to worry about getting yelledat for ignoring him like many who have nongamer significant others. However in the con list is sharing a gaming budget and fights over a game because we are both fiercely competitive. So there’s that.

The Workaholic

I work 10 plus hours a day at a financial technology company. Right now I’m developing my career and setting myself up on a path to bigger and better. My title on paper is Operations Manager but technically my responsibilities exceed that.

I’m the senior knowledgebase and miracle worker. I get shit done. I work with our top clients and manage our portfolios while running Operations under our COO. I’ve been with the company seven years and started as a sales admin.

Want to Know More?

That’s just a peek. The basics. I’ll start writing more about these topics in future posts and less about the game. Why? Because if you follow my YouTube channel all my gaming life is on display and I don’t need to rehash that here.

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New Blog Content

New Blog Content

So I haven’t posted new blog content in a while and this is because I’ve been very busy.  Preparing for KVK and real-life #Work.

I started this blog as a platform for my game experience and will continue to post here.  I enjoy writing.  I started uploading videos to YouTube with the intent of embedding in my website.  What I didn’t realize is that I’d enjoy editing them and using them as my primary content.

Don’t worry, I’ll still post for every KVK – maybe not every round but at least a summary of the match-up.

There are a ton of reference sites out there with data on requirements for SH and other buildings.  Plus all the other changes and events and such.  It was suggested that I add this content to my site; however I’m honestly not interested in slaving over that (and having to stay up on updates) for a few views.

If you like my content I ask that you share your appreciation by clicking like/subscribe.  Even commenting!  While I write and post videos for myself – the process is fun – I also want to publish relevant content for those who have shown this appreciation.

So, if you have a suggestion – let me know!  Drop a comment anywhere on any of the platforms I use or meet me on Discord!  I practically live there.

❤ chat with you soon!

Adding Voice to YouTube

Adding Voice to YouTube

So I have what I hope will be well received news by my followers. Whether you follow my blog, YouTube, or Facebook you count.

I have some videos from 207 KVK 25 with sound. What sound you ask? My voice! I’ve pondered this and asked others for their opinions. This is not a voiceover. This is my side of Discord during KVK.

So you won’t hear the others. Unless they were loud. But you’ll hear my one sided conversation of the action and what we were chatting about at the time.

I’d really like to record all of us and have previously gained permission for this from my teammates. So stay tuned for that fun! We are a rowdy bunch and have a blast.

Why this post? Because I’ve pondered this as I said for a while and I’m asking for your opinion. I mean KVK 25 was a month ago as we are approaching KVK 27 in a few days and I have yet to post any of those videos with my voice.

So. Drop a comment here, on YouTube, or on Facebook! No official poll and I’ll use the comments to make a final decision.

♡ 207

Happy Birthday Purls!

Happy Birthday Purls!

Today I finally sent out KVK role mails.  I take my job seriously.  It started last week when we laid out the plans for Round 2 vs k394 and k64.  We are typically unified and since we started accepting all troops and stats for KVK the interest has only peaked.  In fact we napped KE last week because we didn’t want to hear the, “I want to do KVK but I still have troops in the alliance hospital”, story.

Monday I started my KVK tour across k207 visiting at least 10 alliances to recruit.  I use Mail All in every alliance to send a canned message – basic plan and roles I need to fill.  This way the replies go to me and not the r5 of the alliance who then has to mail me the details.  Things get lost in translation.  I usually stay anywhere from 2 to 12 hours in each alliance.  Most like to just chit chat and others ask for advice.  It is fun.

I basically interview everyone who responds and ask them for availability – gold for ports to other kingdoms, troop counts, and preference.  99.9% of the time everyone who responds gets a role.  I guarantee it.

Of course I use a spreadsheet!  How else could I possibly review the massive data and organize it logically to ensure everyone gets a role based on their available time to play, troops, and general knowledge of the event?  I use the spreadsheet for mailing templates.  You can copy a row of cells and paste them in game – instant custom message!

It helps people to know exactly what is expected of them.  We usually get a handful of first timers and even people that have participated in the past may have a new role this time around.  Sampling below of actual mails.  It takes several hours to format the data correctly but once that is done it only took me 30 minutes to send 45 mail messages.  Individually.  Makes people feel important when it’s customized.

On to the birthday celebration.  I haven’t yet put together the secret post with videos that talk about some big thing.  If you read my About ♡ Purls page recently you’d know already.  The post is in draft format and it does talk about an early birthday present from GH.

Speaking of, here he is in action.  He knows I dislike being the center of attention.  I also dislike birthdays … so of course he went into KC.  He also blew up Line Chat in every room we share … love the man.

 

Best. Husband. Ever.  He went out of his way to make me feel special.  I appreciate it as much as I dislike it lol.

Overall a good day.

 

♡ 207
Hello World

Hello World

I have been meaning to start this blog for a long time – it can be tedious to type this up time and again in AC or KC – easier to paste a URL and boom let them read all about it!

So…

Hi!  I’m Purls and I live in Kingdom 207.  Best.  Kingdom.  Ever.  JS.

I’ve played KoA for a year.  Longer I think.  I cannot recall and honestly I’m scared to scroll to the bottom of my Google Play purchase history.  Let’s say early 2017.  February abouts.  The kingdom just opened and the throne was a curiosity since it was destined to be bubbled for months.

Blog Name; PHQ.  So there are two parts to that.  HQ stands for Harley Quinn.  PHQ = Purls Harley Quinn.  I usually go by just Purls.  Sometimes Purls ♡  or in my early days Purls ♡  HQ.  I was Harley ♡ Quinn for KE back when my stats allowed me to participate.

You know you have the right Purls if you see an HQ picture. I use several.  My main is me all dressed up for Halloween as the lovely HQ as shown in Suicide Squad (take that Revenge!  …some movie that wasn’t important enough to remember my ass).  My alts – well farmers good luck.  You’ll never know who is mine.  Alts in other kingdoms, yup another HQ picture.

It’s okay, there are no other Purls in the contact list but me.  I’ve looked.  No, they aren’t spies if they have my name … I use something else for that (seriously though if I talk in KC you should be able to figure it out)  So if you’re in KVK against k207 chances are I’m watching your KC.  Yeah, people are silly for planning in KC.  IDC – tell me all your secrets!

I’m sassy.  I also tend to curse a lot.  Don’t like it?  Leave.  I’m not rude and I’m not an evil mf.  But I do speak my mind and I don’t take lip.

I’m currently at stronghold 30 31.  Just 600 494 badges from 31Maybe some food.

I live for Excalibur Event, otherwise known as KVK!!  In fact everything I do in game is to prepare, plan, and execute this event.  No, I’m not the Queen.  No, I’m not the biggest player.  I organize the event and ensure participants are rewarded.  Oh and I fight too ♡

I like to chat!  I’d like to make people laugh.  I like to help.  I like to have fun in general.  I like to organize and plan.

Want to know more?  Stop by k207 and ask for me.  Or add me as a contact in game.  Don’t be offended if after our hello’s and chat that I remove you.  I use my contact list for Kingdom Mail and I rather like it to not be over 50 people I have to sort through.  So don’t take it personal!  If you and I get along I usually share my Line and/or Wechat ID – or you can just ask…

Anywho so I like to help.  I’m humble and really hate bragging but if you’re coming here to know about me you should know that I provide a lot of advice.  Stuff I’ve discovered by reverse engineering game mechanics or by mathing.  Stuff others have passed down.  Stuff I’ve read.  So, in that I don’t take credit for all my knowledge BUT I do take credit for putting two and two together and making all the puzzle pieces fit together.

I tend to provide a lot of stat advice and best practices for growth.  What packs to buy for what, what gems to level, prestige to apply.  Etc…

Oh and I make up words.  So don’t bother trying to call me out on it.  Go with it.

Anywho this blog is focused on two topics:

  • What did Purls do today?
  • What advice does Purls want to share today?

If you don’t like what I have to say, okay.  That’s your prerogative.  If you feel the need to spam comments with your dislike…thanks!  Everyone is entitled to their opinions.

If you do like what I have to say, let me know!  The more positive feedback the more I’ll be motivated to share.

♡ 207