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207 KVK 25 – Mega Rally vs Mega Garrison

There was a lot of fun to be had this final round with k64 and k394.  Most of the fun was in the beginning, after our throne was secure.  We’d intended to take k394 along with defending 207; however we didn’t have as much man power this round due to the holidays and some people had other obligations they couldn’t get out of … such as work & Easter.

This post is all about the final round of this KVK match-up.  You’ll see more YouTube coverage of the first half than anything else.  207 does not give up without a fight and we are not scared to lose troops.  Not if it means we win.  Personally I lost only 20 million power this KVK.  8% of my power.  About 90 million food to rebuild.  Or in Purls terms, 3 days of food farming.

#Easy

It was the last round of an even match up and thus far we’d taken limited losses.  In the second round I lost less than 6k power.  Win.  But since this was an easy/equal match an impossible match will likely follow.  So we decided to have a little fun before potentially taking a vacation for the next two months.

Because the 25th KVK round marks an “anniversary” of a sorts; let’s provide some statistics:

  • We’ve lost our throne only 6 times and never lost all three rounds of any match.
  • We’ve conquered all kingdoms every round in 3 separate matchups.  9 rounds total.
  • We’ve won every other defense of home.  A total of 10 rounds.  You can’t always conquer but you can defend.

So our win percentage is 76%.  And we’ve always had the same king.

#Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa

– inside joke

Defending k207 and Invading k394

So we started in 207 of course because why you wouldn’t secure your home throne before invading…

Over the six weeks we were “at war” with k64 and k394 I maintained contact with several people in each.  Some would scout or attack my towers during the event and we’d swap friendly PMs.  If you’re ever in KVK with me – I’ll accept your contact if you’ll be pleasant.

One such person is DarkQueen.  You may have seen a shoutout to her in my KVK 24 post @DQ.  Her kingdom was a mess when we started our invasion the first round.  My spy joined her alliance as they were not aligned with the king.  Long story short they had a bully that collected tax of resources every week – per stronghold in an alliance.  They were a divided mess.  Not unusual.

They managed to pull together in the last round and I was happy to see it.  It’s a game and war is war and friends are friends.  The bully is gone and they are more united as a result.  I wish them the best in their future KVK rounds.  I will be watching you.

She got me good.  I even saw the speed but as usual you click in just the wrong spot and you’re delayed and boom.  Losses.  No worries.  I should have worried less about the spam attacks and scouts which are important when you’re like me and don’t want to be speed hit on your castle.

#GoodOneDarkQueen

Our goal was to start with k394 to start.  Same drill as last time.  First slak reset k64 and we started our invasion!  We held it down a bit but soon discovered that due to unfortunate circumstances me and Dew (GH) in the forest alone with an absent king on a mega garrisoned throne and only three towers manned by online peeps and we managed it for several hours.

So when they started taking towers we couldn’t reset we had to reevaluate.  People have real lives and believe me when I say that Slak, Dew, and I have soloed plenty of invasions – in terms of being the only ones online.  Trying to stay awake.

#BondingMoments

So we withdrew from k394 and waited until 207 was secure – or just abouts.  Doesn’t matter to us.  The longer we make the other kingdoms wait the more attrition affects them.  Doesn’t affect us.  The Core Team ensures their availability the entire KVK weekend.  If we must step away it is discussed ahead of time and worked into the plans.  We went into this one knowing that we may be able to take two at once; however if one at a time was required we were prepared.

So when our fearless king returned he went to play with towers in k64.  Because both kingdoms had mega garrisoned we had set up plans to mega rally both – one after the other.  Dew and I joined slak in firing on their throne.  Three towers firing every four minutes.  It vaporizes 1% of the power in the throne equally among all reinforcers per tower hit.

We were going to mega them anyways so we added a little insult to injury.  We didn’t put ourselves in harm’s way, just let them hit us with all sorts of spells that were soon realized as wasted.

FYI Defending Kingdoms – Don’t Waste Spell Power:

  • Angel of Death only affects wounded troops and only a stupid KVK team doesn’t heal after each loss.  #Waste
  • Doom Flame can be ported out of.  We were going to port to k394 anyways before it ticked off.  #Waste
  • Antiport does not work if the other kingdom we’re invading is open.  We can’t port home or anywhere in the kingdom we were frozen in, but we can port directly to k394 which is where we were heading anyway.  #Waste

Mega Rally vs. Mega Garrison x 2

Resetting k64 and k394

Some important points – we weren’t thinking when we all popped life preserver.  Don’t do this.  Only the rally leader needs to because mega means you get the leader’s stats – which includes this talent.  #Duh  we realized this seconds after we popped it

Really that was the action.  k394 kept the scouts, attacks, rallies and such going for a few hours and then it tapered and stopped.  The last six hours was boring.

#Attrition

We decided that because we had to do one at a time that we’d take a breather and sleep.  The Core Team is in different time zones and we decided to invade k64 ten hours after we wrapped up k394.  Of course they were reset strategically to allow for extra time.  They’d taken a lot of losses and while they still had troops it wasn’t enough to be a threat.

We hoped for some excitement and got it.  They lasted longer than k394.  I apparently attracted most of the nonsense attacking.  Someone let their farm’s bubble fall and I took them out – this person’s main was devoted to my tower the rest of the invasion.

Every chance they got they took.  Several towers were taken by @Evil Hellcat and @KALLE … and their farms were marching behind them.  Of course it was just Dew, Dude, and myself all alone playing with towers at this time.  I had to give our muscle a buzz – as prearranged.

Of course after that it was over.  In fact Game mega garrisoned the throne and slak took over North and East Tower and I took over South and West.  Game wasn’t available and they weren’t going to shake his garrison – we had enough people online to stack it if necessary.  Better to have tower teams online.  Since k64 had given up at that point it was just a matter of staying entertained.

Scrubalotimus was back as promised!  However our Unicorn Police followed him to k64 and ported him out of the forest before he reset the throne.  It was comical.  We have fun and things like this aren’t something you see everyday.  k64 I hope you enjoyed the show.

And that is it.  Another KVK done.

♡ 207

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207 KVK 25 Update Coming

There IS a blog post … I promise!  It is all typed up and ready to go; however the videos aren’t quite ready yet.  I have published one video and you can go take a peek; however the story behind this will only be available on my blog.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfrLehsEAVqtINIsAlIGzQ

Stay tuned for more!!

 

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207 KVK 24 + 3 Thrones

Bad Start

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.

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!

Sigh.

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 ♡

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Conquering K394

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.

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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.

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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.

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Until next time!

♡ 207

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KVK Update + 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.

 

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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