Game Update and Clans News

Hello friends,

Xak Tsaroth continues its path of destruction winning the 9th war in a row and well on its way to its 10th. You have been working hard for this achievement, let’s keep it that way.
As a reminder: members of Xak Tsaroth and Solamnia are allowed to visit the other clan but for NO MORE than 2 days in a row and once every two weeks. This helps us keep things balanced without a mass exodus from one clan to another.

Solamnia has been trying to be more active at wars but too many people have opted out. I think this is a little too much, we can’t have a clan where over 50% of the people are opted out of war. We will think on how to approach this problem in the Line Leadership Chatroom, meanwhile try to make yourself available for war. Most likely we will limit how often people can opt out, if people exceed that amount they will automatically opted in and if they miss war they will be considered AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave, meaning not authorized to skip war).

As of today RideWyoming will move permanently (until next time) to Xak Tsaroth while Brighblade will take leadership of Solamnia. This will help both clans. Xak Tsaroth will have someone who can donate very high level troops for war and Solamnia will gain a leader that will not bring the level of wars up too much. Ride has been out of war for months trying to keep war levels down but this is affecting this account’s growth too negatively. Any questions please ask, as always. You can post below.

And this is the new update that came out today:
(new stuff like the Treasury and a 5th star)
CoC_Update

Xak Tsaroth is now a Level 4 Clan.

Recently Vingaard, Luna, Kuzeed and Tobie offered their help to revive our feeder clan and what a revival that was! We went to 4 to 45 members almost overnight and Xak Tsaroth has resumed waging wars with up to 45 people and winning them too. The last war, with 40 participants and a fairly high attendance, saw Xak grabbing a whopping 120 stars totally annihilating the enemy and placing our clan in the Level 4 mark.
Congratulations and good job!

Meanwhile Solamnia has been fairly steady with some wars won and some lost. For the time being we decided to try and go for as many stars as possible in wars and not a strict mirror strategy and see how that goes. Solamnia is very close to become a Level 6 clan.

Soon RideWyoming will swap places with Brightblade. That was the leader will be able to war again in Solamnia without bringing the enemy clan level up too much.

RideWyoming/Brightblade

Merry Christmas clan!

I want to wish a Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday it is you celebrate) to all my Clanmates around the world. Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! Joyeux Noël! メリークリスマス! Feliz Navidad! Feliz Natal! عيد ميلاد مجيد God Jul! Mele Kalikimaka! Bon Nadal! Vrolijk Kerstfeest! счастливого Рождества! 聖誕節快樂!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Hello Clan Members,

first of all I want to wish a Happy Holiday season to all of you, and may the New Year bring you happiness, good health and lots of war victories 🙂
And speaking of… Solamnia has been doing really well with wars recently, the Mirror Strategy is working well. We are halfway to become a level 6 clan and with that some new good perks.

Recently I moved everybody from Xak Tsaroth to Solamnia as I intended to grow our main clan as well as start Xan Tsaroth afresh with new recruits. Shayshay (Mr. Potato) and Tobie stayed behind to help me with that task. They are now co-leaders in Xak Tsaroth.

On the bigger picture we have tweaked some of thew rules, especially war rules, in Solamnia and I will give you an update on that soon. It’s nothing big, just a couple of changes and enforcement of old rules to make sure we help us get more.

I hope you are all enjoying the new update, remember to keep an eye on our facebook page for Game Updates and funny game videos 🙂

Happy Holidays!

RideWyoming/BrightBlade

Guidelines for opting members in or out of war

The following guidelines must be adhered to when starting a war. Please follow them in turn, this will hopefully prevent any hurt feelings and take personal feelings out of the equation.

1. Opt out anyone that did not use both attacks in previous war
2. Any new members
3. Elders
4. Coleaders
5. Anyone that has not attacked recently enough to be in a league

 

Solamnia reaches Level 2

The last update has brought something new: clans can earn points during wars necessary to achieve new levels and unlock perks. Although we didn’t win last war (but Solamnia has won several wars consecutively before that) we earned enough points to move up to Clan Level II and unlock our first perk: reduced donation time. Anyone in Solamnia will only have to wait 15 minutes instead of 20 before being able to request troops again for their Clan Castle. The achievement stays with the clan and will not follow you if you go to another clan (like Xak Tsaroth). Each clan needs to unlock its own achievement.

Next war is fought in Xak Tsaroth and hopefully Xak will earn it’s 50th victory.

RideWyoming/Brightblade

State of the Clans

barb Hello Clan Mates,

Recently we have face some challenges (and since when is that new?) and some discouragement, but I believe in our clans, I believe in our willingness to improve and I know that together we can find solutions. We will see some more changes in the upcoming weeks, and it is my hope that these changes will help our clans, as well as every clan member, improve.
First of all, I would like to remind you that most conversation about the clans happens in our Line app chatrooms, if you don’t have Line yet this would be a good time to install it. You can find details in the Contact page, scroll to the bottom.
In the Line app we have 3 chatrooms: 1 for all members, 1 for all elders and co-leaders and 1 just for co-leaders. Regardless of which chatroom you use, everyone is welcome to suggest new ideas or strategies. Recently I asked co-leaders to come up with a list of things that we should and should not be doing during a war. There are already several important points and soon I will have that list published here and everyone will be required to follow it. We are losing wars, many wars, and because of that we are losing motivation.

These are the major reason why we are losing:
1) Enemy clan is much stronger than us. We found a solution to this problem and the last two wars have been fair, unfortunately we lost both of them, one because a member did not attack at all. He was kicked and banned for one week.
2) People attack with no strategy. You must pick an enemy, study that base, and design an army that is effective against that base.
3) People attack too high. We are not going for loot, folks. That’s what raids are for. We are going for stars, if we win the war we gain a nice bonus, if we don’t win the war we don’t, doesn’t matter if you attacked #1 and you got one star and that gave you 500,000 bonus. You only get that bonus if we win the war. Some of us spend a considerable amount of resources to make up for those who don’t have proper troops, we easily spend close to 750,000 elixir per war and it’s not fair that we take a major loss at every war, but we still do it because we love our clan, so please attack properly.
4) People attack too low, it’s OK to attack a little lower than your recommend it target but don’t exaggerate. Our less strong members have  nobody left to attack at that point and therefore we lose attacks.
5) Some of our bases are just… well… weak. They get easily 2 or 3 starred and I’ve been asking and asking to redesign those bases. We will not tolerate weak bases anymore. If you need ideas to redesign your base please ask, the more experienced of us will be more than happy to help you come up with a stronger base.

Please keep an eye on the Rules page. Soon I will update it as well as the attack Strategy.

Next war will be tomorrow in Solamnia, please let everybody know!

One last thing, and I hope nobody takes offense in this… we lost a bit track of what we are here for and who we are. I need a stronger management to help me lead the clans and I cannot have too many co-leaders just sitting there waiting for me to do it all. So I decided I will revisit the co-leader requirements (as per rules) and those who don’t meet the requirements will be demoted to elder. This is not a punishment whatsoever so nobody should take it as such. Anyone can still prove themselves and promoted or re-promoted to co-leader. Nothing is definitive.

Ok, that was not the last thing, there is one more:
I’m going to start a contest. I want people to write a post for this website, it can be anything you like, it can be a clan update, an attack strategy, a story about our clans and its members… again, anything you like. Once it’s finished let me know. You all get to vote, and the winner will receive a Google Play or iTunes card worth $10 (with the understanding that you will use it to get gems for your upgrades).
If I get less than 5 articles the contest will be void. But I hope you all participate, this is the time to show your creativity and come up with any story (it can be fun, it can be advice, it can be a reflection, etc.). Don’t worry about making it perfect, it doesn’t need to be, it just need to be good. I will be happy to edit it for you.
Deadline: Saturday, February 28th. Don’t miss it !!

Ready ? Set… GO!

RideWyoming/Brightblade

Clash of Clans on PC

Did you guys know you can play Clash of Clans on PC? I just installed an Android emulator on my desktop and it works !! Watch the video here, it’s shaky sorry, but I held my phone with my left hand while going on my first raid using a mouse to see if it would be user friendly.

See the tree covered in snow outside? I wanted to show that too 🙂

RideWyoming/Brightblade