No Kill Event Mercy

We ended up with rank 4 globally and were not disappointed. It did not dissuade k133 from invading which created a 400 million power loss for k207. Instead of this being spread across 10 players it was spread among 50 and was easier to swallow by all.

Kill Event Changes

A new rule was implemented in k207 to ensure we had ample troops for the event. Alliances were required to send 10% of their membership to KVK to be safe on KE. Sometimes a little healthy fear is necessary.  There is no more kill event mercy.  

To some in chaotic war kingdoms this sounds unfair; however we have had peace for a long time and this has made KE peaceful as well. This was intended to allow growth for KVK. Then the alliances started sending less and less each round. This meant the same group of people were rebuilding every event.

We rule fair and abide by the rules we implement. Every decision we make as kingdom leaders is for k207 and not for ourselves. If the opposite were true we would feed our dragons every KE. We had no intent to disable our kingdom if an alliance failed to send the required amount; however examples would be made.

The point being that you send troops for KVK and get a 300% buff to rebuild and k207 shares in the losses or fail to help and lose your troops entirely by those who bleed every KVK. If you enjoy the peace a small sacrifice is required. Or peace will end.

It was a wakeup call and everyone joined together. We received so many people that we had to boot farmers. Our usual size is less than 50 members which is just 7 main accounts and the rest farms. I have not completed the final tally but it is approximately 75 people all in.

KVK 28

We ended up with rank 4 globally and were not disappointed. It did not dissuade k133 from invading which created a 400 million power loss for k207. Instead of this being spread across 10 players it was spread among 50 and was easier to swallow by all.

As you can see sometimes rules are good to have and in the end we still had the troops to keep going and walked away victors. As I write this post, k207 and k277 are done. Only k133 remains and I don’t expect they will be allowed to gain their throne without more heat.

They poked the bears in k207 and k277 and at this point it is a matter of ego and pride. We will never meet them outside spire and firelands and this is the last time we can give them a what-for in KVK and show them that while we may be weaker we have a bigger heart and an amazing team who coordinates every detail.

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♡ 207

Tower Hockey

Allies

Sometimes there are things I cannot share because it may affect the rest of a match in KVK in unfavorable ways.

We were matched with k133 and k277 for KVK 26 – 28. Both proper beasts in comparison to k207. It was our hard/impossible match. Usually we lose 2 out of 3 defenses on these match ups. This time we are proud that we defended our kingdom and won the throne all three rounds. It is expected that our next match will be easy/equal. These are our invasion rounds and quite fun.

The untold truth of this match is that we allied with k277 in KVK 26. When Moe, Larry, Curly, and Shemp aka Rider, Sampson, Tornado, and Wood in k133 invaded k207 early on we gave them a fight. Then they left us, slightly wounded, and invaded k277. I immediately added k277’s strongest, Guardian, as a contact and we exchanged quick hellos.

Then he asked if we could ally. We created a room in game and in Line. It was great. K277 has a similar culture to us and out of the three kingdoms were the bigger beast – imo – this matchup. You don’t turn down that type of alliance in KVK after being manhandled by the other kingdom.

Guardian of k277 proves the point I’ve tried to make to others and slaughtered k133.

Stats > SH

It was amusing to see a sh32 murder sh35’s. He is now sh33 and as others should, he maxes out before upgrading a stronghold. He is also a decent guy and we had a lot of fun together.

KVK 27

Guardian was not on the k277 throne when KVK started. It seemed another alliance was given a chance to see what KVK was all about. We were told by Guardian that his 277 alliance which held the kingdom would not interfere with our fun in their kingdom. Were given two hours to invade for some Dragon xp before he would start their throne timer for defense.

The issue we faced was we didn’t have sufficient troops to stack everything and invade. We did not want to leave ourselves open to attacks from k133 but also wanted to have a little fun.

We sent Unicorn Police, Unicorn Porn, Cunning Stunt, and Scrubalotimus to take towers. These are just farms of our core KVK group and they often provide comedic fun to our invasions. Due to technical difficulties I only captured Scrub.

Then Game decided that he’d port over to lead a mega rally and brought his farm KK to join. I was unable to join on Purls as I was defending k207; however I sent my alt sh26 H.Q. Dew was not in a building and neither was another core player The Dude. Dew brought his alt NomNom as well.

Game started with a solo hit and that did not end well. We knew the stats but were distracted and it didn’t register until the hit was done. Just one of those things.

In the end, we had some fun and still managed to keep k207 secure. After defending we visited k133 with Guardian and played tower hockey for some time. Because we could. Because they messed with us first. They failed to do their research and lacked the experience required to lead a successful invasion. I hope they learned lessons this KVK and wish them the best on future matches.

♡ 207

Dragon Spirit Floor 35

Yup, so it is possible to skip Blue gear. Of course you need to have some research and runestones leveled first!  I made it to Dragon Spirit Floor 35 with green gear!

I’ll forewarn that you can’t miss the guardian on Floor 34…if you go the wrong way and fight you may not have the health to beat it.

I’ve gone from Green to Purple gear twice and plan on repeating this with all my farms. Then they unlock 41 and from there I can plunder from floor 21 everytime and fill my bags.

Once I have sufficient coins I buy and level my runestones before attempting Floor 55. It’s easy if you stage it out. Especially if you are doing all of your farms at the same time.

Research and Runestones Used to unlock Floor 35:

Dragon Spirit Resources

Guide with Pictures Posted Here

But do read This posT in full. You will need To understand The basics i detailed. Just ignore the runestone and research requirements.

The Dragon Labyrinth is a great resource generator. So much so that you can get more rss per day in the lab than you can gather in a day on any farm with minimal effort. Guaranteed.

There are some requirements. However any farm can get there in a month or less. It depends on speedups and coins you may have stocked for the Undead Trader plus steel reserves.

  1. VIP 5
  2. University 15
  3. Floor 55 in Labyrinth
  4. Dragon Spirit level 35

VIP

Adds 5% cooldown reduction to the labyrinth. This is important because the goal is 36 hours. By default the labyrinth cooldown is 48 hours. You can use 30 minute items if you don’t buy a monthly VIP activation.

If you are savvy you can start the lab timer and when it’s less than 30 minutes, activate VIP and then do your plunder. Done right you can use the activated VIP to plunder again because the lab will finish it’s cooldown before your VIP ends.

University

Level 15 is required to maximize your satchel capacity. You should research capacity to 15 and cooldown to 5. This ensures you have enough capacity to plunder all the coins you need to buy resources daily and 5% more to the cooldown.

You also want to research Health, Defense, and Potion Effect to 6 at a minimum. This will make it easier to unlock floor 55. You can also add some research to Health Potion and Attack if you wish.

Spirit Talents

You want to go Knight; however for capacity reasons you should put 10 points in Berserker and Mage to gain 10 x 25 or 250 satchel capacity in addition to the 5 x 25 under Knight. In total this is 15 x 25 or 375 in total capacity which is the recommended amount in this guide.

Additional points can be put in Knight favoring Defense and Health. You don’t need the extra Satchel Capacity and can skip that path entirely.

Dragon Spirit Gear

You want full Knight gear. Each time you unlock the next gear color forge it immediately. Do not enhance as it is a waste of coins.

It is better to dismantle your existing gear before making new to reuse materials. You may need additional materials to go up in gear quality so have extra coins handy.

  • Green – Floor 15
  • Blue – Floor 25
  • Purple – Floor 35
  • Gold – Floor 45

To forge Gold gear you need a total of 70,199 steel and 1,400 of each material. You can buy the required materials as you go or stockpile them once you have the coins to purchase. You need 1,995 coins to purchase the materials.

Steel is not available in the Undead Trader. You can try Spire or Trial coins if you have them. Otherwise on a fresh account you’re limited to the Wishing Well, Packs, and Daily Goods Exchange quotas.  

Dragon Spirit Runestones

Runestone leveling is priority one as you will find it more difficult to progress without them. 
To unlock Floor 55 you will need to level those gemstones and have unenhanced Gold gear.

  • Defense – 2 runestones to level 1 (if wanted)
  • Health – all 4 runestones to level 4
  • Attack – 2 runestones to level 4

Spreadsheet

I have created a spreadsheet to help you. You can find this by going to the Spreadsheet menu item. A video will be posted on how to use this sheet. It is only Version 1 and will be further enhanced as necessary. This version is sufficient to get anyone started on massive resources.

Special Shoutout to @Christof for convincing Dew and I to use the lab for resources.  Your advice was valuable to this post and my own sanity.

♡ 207

Kill Event Inquiry

Curious here. I have visited more kingdom’s than I can count … as a KVK spy. You can learn a lot about a kingdom from their KC but not always truth.

I’ve seen how many do KE or war in general. I’ve even joined alliances on my spy…invited. Usually by an alliance against the one who holds the throne. I pick their brains on the kingdom culture and learn what motivates their KVK people. How they think. Do they take risks? Are they fair rulers? I don’t always get lucky to get into such an alliance but it is fun when I do.

It seems you are either peaceful and united or warring. I rarely see one in the middle. People are either bullied or protected. Rule breakers dealt with swiftly regardless of status or ignored because of their status. KE has rules in each kingdom even if they aren’t obeyed.

So my question for you is, “How does your kingdom handle KE?”

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