So this KVK round was disappointing but not in the way you’d imagine. I’ve been playing with various encoder setups because the Android Game Tools only lets you record to internal memory. This means I get maybe 4 hours of video and it kills my phone.
So I tried one called AZ Screen Recorder. I downloaded it just before KVK because real life had been busy. It had good reviews and my first tests were great… it allowed me to steam to YouTube privately and that video was saved on YouTube not my phone. For future editing.
Perhaps I had the settings wrong because the quality was shameful on the action I did capture. It is the action I missed that is more upsetting. It stopped recording all by itself after an hour.
So I tapped record again and this time 2 minutes. I checked my internal storage… nope it’s not taking space on my phone. That was the original thought. No time restrictions were active.
So in a nutshell I did not get any of the good stuff on camera and what I did get is so poor that I don’t think anything is salvageable. That’s okay. Lesson learned.
So no decent YouTube action for this KVK; however there is a gem from Round 25 you may enjoy. I’ll write another post when that is ready.
Back to KVK
Since KoA is fond of rotating between easy/equal matches to hard/impossible matches we knew that conquering this time may be off the list. No worries. We like our weekends too.
I created my spies and ventured into the unknown. We review leaderboards in each kingdom. Lord, dragon, power, stronghold; and evaluate from there. Rarely in a new hard match do we attempt to poke the bear.
All was calm the first hour and half. Everyone minded their own throne. We thought, maybe it’ll be a boring KVK. We had no real intent to invade after my spy run. Unless opportunity presented itself.
Then this happened. Let’s call them Moe, Larry, and Curly. We did because it was amusing.
Three sh35 against a sh33, 32, and a handful of 31s. Obviously we had 30s and down helping but we’re talking about t11 vs t10 here.
Spoiler Alert: t10 won.
We gave the good fight for an hour. They knocked North and West towers down after several solo hits and then rallied South. We pulled South because senseless death is counterproductive. East was solid and they weren’t taking that without a fight. Instead Tornado rallied the throne. It hurt but it wasn’t enough to reset us. It wasn’t a mega.
I guess that didn’t sit right with them. We were a bigger bite than they thought and not going down easy. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Then Wood aka Shemp pulled from 133’s throne and popped over to 207 to lead a mega rally on our throne. Yes. Their strongest player left their throne defenseless. We had not seen his stats but we had no doubt he was the power player.
So in true 207 style our fearless leader said, well if they think they can reset our throne I’m going to reset theirs. And he did. It was grand.
Of course ours was reset too because Slak had 207 locked in a mega garrison. We had no intent to sacrifice troops and the decision was made for Slak to pull and port to reset 133.
Lesson One: Do not leave your home throne vulnerable. Defense is Priority.
So we kept them busy with tower hockey. Tornado stacked the throne and Samson attempted to keep four towers from firing by his lonesome. It was hilarious. It seemed they may be new to invading but they were quick learners. Samson finally achieved keeping two of the towers from firing each rotation by sending cavalry to reset our one troop.
Slak smashed Tornado off our throne and then he and Samson disappeared. When they did not appear in 133, we checked 277’s shore and watched in glee as they were tossed around like debris in a storm. It did not end well for 133 and ended with 277 defending their throne first.
It was not over for 133 yet. 277 returned the favor and visited them for a spell. Watching the tower hits was a lovely thing. 133 also took some big hits, one a mega rally we all knew they’d lose.
Lesson Two: Do not take a hit you are not positive you will win.
Taking a mega rally is not something you should do if you can bubble or port.
133 claimed their throne second and 207 last. We had no further visits and after the first two thrones were won we hung out in Discord mapping out our reaction to various scenarios that never happened.
It was fun and personally I was glad for a short KVK weekend. It had been a long week at work and I was exhausted even though I slept a good seven hours before KVK started.