I slept in. I was quite upset with my wake up call and that my comrades had waited until 45 mins after bubble drop to give me a buzz on Line Chat. I had been up the day before since 7am and went to sleep around 3am – KVK starting at 6am for me. I’m up an hour before KVK starts and had planned on a 2 hour nap. Not a good start to invading kingdoms.
I obviously slept through my alarm and I assume GH turned his off in error rather than snooze. I also missed a few Lines and text messages. I immediately jumped out of bed and jumped on Discord and logged into my account.
I let my teammates have it. They decided it was better for me to sleep as I earned it and I wasn’t needed until 45 mins after (true) bubble drop. That I’d done all the hard planning work and everyone knew what to do. Except in our first invasion. NO ONE ported to the right shore and people were just everywhere!
Forgivable sure if I had not sent the roadmap for where people should be, who they should rein or would be reined by, etc. before I took my “nap”. Really I’d had about 3 hours of sleep and I’m a huge control freak. Yes, I admit it. And in our previous 23 KVK events so far I have NEVER been LATE!
I’m over it. Got over it rather quickly. Lack of sleep. I’ve played with these people for almost a year. Abouts. All forgiven on all sides as what is a slight grumpiness between friends?
Side note, we ranked #10 overall globally for Alliance Power. This reset just after KVK started so this is accurate considering others also acquired a lot of power for KVK purposes. Very proud of our team! Go 207 ♡
So the k394 was uneventful. I logged into my spy there and reviewed KC and AC. I have a host alliance who is against the king’s alliance. Their leader was taking FULL advantage of us in their forest and she went ninja on their people left at home. They popped their alliance bubble while battling us for the throne. It was quite hilarious. @DQ you rock! Made my morning.
We chatted in Discord for a while and the first few hours flew by. We did tackle the easier kingdom first because we were also defending k207 at the same time. This didn’t stop k64 from attempting a reset on k207! Twice…
Interlude in K199
k199 was part of our last match. It was fun. It was not an even match and we did lose our thone the first round. And the second. The third we got lucky and took advantage of the k199 king being indisposed and snagged the throne in the final round of the match.
I left my spy account in k199. I started in a host alliance against the king; however I soon made friends with him. We’ve talked a bit after our match ended and I decided to stay in k199. I joined their alliance and spent this KVK with them as well. I’m only a SH 11; however I was known for my main account and my KVK experience so when I asked if I could take the South Tower that was currently empty the answer was yes.
So me as 黑玫瑰® – Black Rose ® – took South Tower with my silver dragon and a thousand or so of cavalry. I won one attack and lost the second. It was fun and filled in the boredom.
Playing with K64
We decided we wanted to try and shorten our KVK time investment by conquering k64 with just one and half hours on k207 and two hours on k394. Great thing is k64 wasted a lot of spell power by putting an antiport on our resetter and sent a mega rally at him. So he bubbled. Obviously. However he could still port so he went back to the k394.
When k207 finished there was a thirty minute gap between k207 going to k64 and those in k394 being able to. We saved the harder kingdom for last and decided to at least reset them.
First k64 put a mega rally on our resetter; who ported in and out of his spot to break it. Easy. Foolish waste of spell power. Then k64 wasted another antiport spell on our resetter and started a mega rally.
See the thing about being able to break antiport is it generally requires three open kingdoms. However this does not apply if your home kingdom is already closed and you are spelled in another. You cannot port home but you can port to the other open kingdom. There was fifteen minutes left on the k394 throne so he ported there and back to k64. It was comical.
Their reaction? To spell us with Angel of Death. Which only works if you have wounded troops in your personal hospital. We had none. Those that did were minimal and even then a whole hour was available to take care of them. At this point k394 was finishing and so we focused on where our tower people would port because k394 thought flooding would be an effective measure in round two.
Watching Paint Dry in K64
Really, that is what we did. After our force ported in they did their obligatory scouting and sacrificing troops for the buff. And we sat for the remaining six hours it was like watching paint dry. So we made up fun games to entertain ourselves. Bets.
Example: I have # troops with dragon and they are sending # troops with/out dragon and their research is % times worse than mine. How many will they wound? This entertained us the first few hours.
Soon flooders started disappearing. It was like they came online and said, nope we’re not winning and I’m not bubbling, and ported home. At this point there was zero action and porting closer to the shore was irrelevant.
When faced with hours of nothing but each other in Discord you come up with all sorts of things to pass the time. Love my friends ♡ This of course lead to antics in k64 KC by moi fashioned by @Chris. It was a nice stab followed by nothing as you can see.
Planning KVK 25
The last two hours was spent planning our next round. We had taken all we learned in this second round combined with round one and started our initial planning since all the people required were already present. We will of course have a formal meeting early next week to lay it out and discuss positions required. Then off I’ll go on another KVK tour!
Obviously I cannot disclose these plans here; however these details will be available in my KVK 25 post. In reality I wrote this post in the last hour – fresh on my mind and nothing better to do.
I honestly wish I had started this blog a year ago. I thought about it. Many times. Better late than never? You really haven’t missed much. Just me finding my feet and learning the game and making new friends.
Why am I home as throne ends? Because a free port is a free port and I had 2k troops in a tower not the throne. I went home a minute early as did others. First I had to clear the tents lol. I don’t usually farm during KVK and this is why.
Until next time!