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.
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.
– 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.
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.
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. Dewand 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.
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.