‘Clash of Clans’ Latest Updates Make Gameplay More Balanced as Gamers Can No Longer Use Lightning Spells to Steal Loot

Finnish game developer has released the summer updates for the freemium mobile MMO (massively multiplayer online game) strategy video game “Clash of Clans” early last month and came with a lot of changes including a more balanced gameplay.

The update has disallowed players from using lightning spells to steal loot of their opponents by destroying their elixir storage. Instead, they can use the spell to kill resource collectors and enemy troops, details News Every Day.

Unlike before, the spells now require less playing training time. Healing and lighting spells take 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes while freeze, rage, and jump spells can be done in 30 minutes instead of 45 minutes.

Other upgrades that came to the popular mobile game include the availability of the level 5 dragon with Town Hall Level 10 players. However, the level 5 dragon comes with a price and it costs 8 million elixirs and also requires an updated laboratory.

Meanwhile, the cost of level 4 dragon has been lowered to 6 million elixirs and also comes without the need for an updated laboratory.

In addition, entry-level or lower ranking players can now unlock dragons which enable them to counter senior or veteran players who have already built substantial bases.

Supercell will also host its first ever convention for the “Clash of Clans” community in Helsinki, Finland on October 24. Tickets have been on sale since last month.

Philippines’ biggest CoC tournament

The Philippines has one of the most numbers of “Clash of Clans” gamers and fanatics in the world. In order to capitalize on the fad, local telecommunications firm Globe Telecom and Clash of Clans Philippines, an organization of CoC fanatics, recently held the opening round of the #NextLevelKa Clash of Clans Tournament at Abreeza Mall in Davao City in the southernmost region of Mindanao, and also in Trinoma Mall in Quezon City in Metro Manila. Both events drew hundreds of participants and a large crowd as well, details Inq Pop.

There was a total of 24 winners from the tournament’s opening round, 18 came from individual sub-categories that include Rookie, Master, and Champion; and six for the clan match-up.

A total of 50,000 trophies were actually given away by the tournament organizers over the course of the two-day tournament.

Raymond Policarpio, Head of Globe Telecom Prepaid Portfolio and Brand Management, says that they are overwhelmed with the support and participation that gamers have given in the opening round of the #NextLevelKa “Clash of Clans” Tournament.

Policarpio has also invited gamers of CoC to participate in the remaining tournament which will be held on August 28 and 29 at the Ayala Center Mall in Cebu City in the Visayas region. Subsequently, all tournament winners will meet on September 13 at the Glorietta Center in Makati City, also in Metro Manila, for the Ultimate Clash Grand Championship where winners can win approximately $3,100 worth of cash and gems for individual winners while Clan champions will receive over $31,000 worth of cash and gems.

No more trophy dumping

Game developer Supercell has evened out the playing field among gamers of “Clash of Clans” by addressing trophy dumping strategies of some gamers to gain advantage at a lower level.

Some gamers have been dumping their trophies to make attacks at a lower level within the “Clash of Clans” system, which gives them undue advantage since it would be like pitting a veteran versus a beginner in a game.

Supercell made an important update to address the problem by altering the “Clash of Clans” multiplayer algorithms to prevent or penalize trophy dumping on the platform.

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According to an employee of Supercell, who used the pseudonym Markika, in a statement said that the constant goal of the game developer is to better motivate and incentivize players to attack opponents at their level of skills and progress.

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