Anyone who reads the “reviews” section on their mobile device knows Supercell’s game Clash of Clans is an extremely popular mobile app. But of course, with any popular game comes users who want even more features. In a recent update to Clash of Clans, Supercell gave users one of the most in-demand features, but only for a short amount of time.
According to the Metro, Supercell released an update in which fans got to decorate an expensive structure known as the elixir wall — only to find that everyone was spending their money on the wall and, therefore, looting was at an all-time low.
While a lack of looting may not sound like a problem, combat is very much what drives advancement in Clash of Clans. Sure, building structures to get resources is all well and good, but it’s not sustainable in the long-term because the game has limits of how many (for example) Gold Mines one can build. There will come a point in time when a player’s troops will need to recuperate the money spent creating them by pillaging and looting from other villages. In addition, combat is what nabs players trophies, which they need to advance their level and unlock more cool stuff.
Needless to say, it’s pretty foolish to loot a village with no gold or resources to give you, and this caused problems within the Clash of Clans economy. As Allclash.com mentioned, players began spending too much elixir to upgrade their walls, which meant there wasn’t enough left for users to loot from any other player (and therefore no use wasting elixir to create troops that would raid an enemy village).
The site mentioned that Supercell later changed Clash Of Clans’ rules, making users only able to upgrade a wall when it reaches level 8 plus. Even though the update was only along for a short time, it’s pretty safe to say Supercell isn’t just trolling people — without combat, there’d be little point to the game other than building stuff. Clash of Clan’s developers also recently made an update that would stop people from “Trophy Dumping,” the Inquisitr reported.
Among other recent updates, Supercell recently added a “Clan Wars” feature that pits players’ clans against one another in group combat. With this update, players also gained access to a Clan Castle, a super-expensive building that lets them summon help from their fellow clan members. Again, there’s good and bad to every update, and this one ended with most people very happy but also some clans that required a tribute for people to enter or move up in rank.
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