New Beta Event

Looks like Tuesday has a new beta event, which is interesting for sure. It promises great opportunities for teamwork, which is always good news.


The time has come to set sail and pursue vast riches rumored to lurk just over the horizon! Use lumber to build a fleet of ships, and send them out with your swashbuckling Admirals and powerful Dragons in search of Gold. Get ready, because the event goes live on Tuesday!

Win points by bringing Gold home, (beware, the voyage may be treacherous!) and destroying enemy fleets. Gold can be mined from gold mines, or stolen by destroying enemy fleets. Gold can be used build even more ships. Amass a big enough armada and you can blast enemies out of your territory and stake a claim to the best gold mines!

* This is a BETA event. As such, we’re running it as a “bonus” event starting Monday in between regularly scheduled events. April will feature a full slate of events, but by participating in this beta you’ll win even more prizes and get a head start on strategizing for this immersive team event. While this event is running this week, league promotions/demotions will not occur.

They giveth, and they taketh away

So the new event arrived. Players from all over were rejoicing as the seemingly easy rewards started flowing in. People in the US were totally ignorant of such things as they were all asleep like babies.

40 bases to kill, difficulty fairly simple. Remember, this is a Beta event though, and things could change.

And they did…

Not even a day into the event, with hundreds of players achieving maximum rewards, the event was changed with harder bases and new rules upon reset.

Pocket Gems, please remember to keep the playing field level! We now have a situation where a bunch of lucky players have gained an advantage of several thousand rubies and dozens of 12 hour time boosts to boot. In a game where this matters so much, why change mid way through the event?

Next event: Conquer event!

We love the conquer event (in theory). Grab as many acres as you can to prove world domination. What worries us are the settings for the chest farming.

Recent experience in the chest farming period has been quite grim. Last event, we had reports of 300+ bronze chests after the whole two days being opened to reveal just 2-3 energy packs. Not cool PG.

We want more rewards PocketGems! We urge you to turn back the clocks to December when the energy gods smiled upon us. More importantly, this is the final event in February where fragments for Bixi can be obtained. Don’t let this event turn into a damp squib.

XP Event


This is a new event from all we have seen, and it certainly raises some valid questions and tactics.

How will XP gains be calculated?

From all we have seen on Amoeba’s website, players earn experience based upon their level. So a level 1 player earns a maximum of 4xp per attack (plus elite and research bonuses), whereas a level 148+ player will earn a whopping 38,697xp per attack on a base that gives them maximum XP.

With the right backing up, we can see high level players running amok with the backup of their allies and using all of their multipliers up on their whole stable and not just roster for huge points.

When will the event start?

With XP multipliers being a massive factor in points earned, we are crossing our fingers that every player will be given a level playing field. The only way to do this is to have the event start at the daily reset time in our minds.

When will we next see a cool portrait?

It’s been a long time now, and it seems like the special ‘Chosen One’ portraits being generated for the top 6 teams during December are taking their sweet time to arrive in play. We hope that PocketGems find it within their means to spend some time designing some new portraits for the masses!


War of Infinite Battles – what it takes

UPDATE: Energy refills reset each skirmish, so the figures below are going to be way off!

If, like us, you’re wondering “Hey, just exactly what do I need to do to get maximum rewards?”, look no further!

Pocket Gems clearly have this overwhelming desire to cause sleepless nights for all of us, and if you ask us it’s just a touch unrealistic in our opinion to have such high demands on the players.

To reach the top tier of reward, you are basically looking at needing to  use raids and because the leader has double points you are usually going to want to attack him to save on energy. This strategy may of course change depending on the points he gives! Sometimes it is far more beneficial to attack the highest level player in a team if he gives you more points.

We worked our spreadsheet a little harder this week, and although the exact chests per refill are not known to us we applied what we think is a reasonable expectation. Hey look, we even decided to try to catch 6 hours sleep in the process!

TL:DR; Basically you are going to need to attack targets giving you 185 points or more and raid them the maximum number of times. If you do this, expect to have to use almost 300 energy chests to get maximum points!


Dawn of the Runes

15/01/2016 Update

Check out Twitch – Pixxel on Thursday 21st at 3pm for the exclusive first look at the rune system!

We have no idea what is in store for War Dragons over the coming month with the recent announcement of the Dawn of the Runes.

An ancient power has awakened. Runes from the Age of Order are sparking with long lost magic. Dragons are growing restless, as archaic magic surges throughout the land. Could this be the power Gustav’s army has been tapping into?

This month introduces a brand new feature ready for you to harness – Runes! Keep an eye out for Runes that will be dropping throughout the game. As January unfolds, your most clever scholars will be studying how to harness this power to make your dragons and base more formidable than ever before. Prepare yourself this month as:

  • Starting with our War of Infinite Battles event, Runes will start dropping from treasure chests as prizes.
  • Runes will be dropping at an increased rate for this month’s events to celebrate the Dawn of Runes.
  • We will be releasing a set of Runes exclusive to this event.

What will these Runes do?

Will they be permanent or temporary in use?

Things could start getting quite complex in achieving the base defense of your dreams or fine tuning your dragon to be even more effective against certain base types. We certainly welcome an extra layer of strategy in choosing how to use runes effectively, though we have concerns that it may increase the gap between players on the fremium model vs the cash players.

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