Upgrading all my gold storages now, I need the 12mil storage to upgrade giga tesla to max which is probably the single biggest defense upgrade in TH12. Unfortunately upgrading eagle is only decreasing its utility because it takes more troops to start it. Eagle is already half useless because it only fires once or twice before it is taken down. At least giga tesla does damage when you lose the defense.
3 gold storages upgrading, I must be pretty desperate at this time.
If you all have not read the news, recent sneak peeks have revealed that there will be a new magic potion introduced which is the Research Potion. More info can be read here:
This research potion seems to be what many people have been asking for, a potion which cuts down research time by… 9 hours. They were clamoring for this when we already have books that can instantly finish an upgrade thereby saving 320 hours. At least builder potions have 5x effectiveness with 5 builders, but research potion is absolute trash because you only have one lab. This is why I disagreed with this idea in reddit yet many people downvote me because they don’t understand how useless it is. I don’t blame SC for introducing this, I blame the community who wished for this.
Some people would say “if you don’t like it then don’t take it” or “they are free in clan games and events” which misses the entire point. By introducing this potion, SC has diluted the magic item pool for a discount book of fighting. It doesn’t really affect me because I would still always choose the research potion, but some people like training/hero/power potions which will decrease in frequency. Worst still, I can totally imagine SC reducing book of fighting and spell just because we have this potion now and give us this crap potion instead of books in clan games.
The second major change is the nerf to builder potions. They used to cost 15 medals only and now they will be increased to 30. This is completely expected because builder potions were undoubtedly the #1 choice in the entire shop. It beats hammer of heroes by 2-5x depending on how many heroes you can upgrade. Even after the nerf, they are still one of the best things you can buy from the league shop.
With the gold pass, if someone costed 10 days originally, it would be discounted to 8 days. Hammer of building would therefore save you 8*24 = 192 hours if you used it. 1 hammer = 4 builder potions and that would ave you 4*45= 180 hours. 10 days (or 8 for no pass) is the breakeven point. A better idea if you are lower leveled is to save up your medals and use them when you have longer upgrades. Don’t buy builder potions until you have upgrades that are 10 days long (ideally longer). For rushers, prime upgrade choices for hammer of building are: the Town Hall itself from TH11 to TH12, Giga tesla lvl5, Clan castle at TH12. Otherwise, there aren’t really many impactful upgrades you can do using hammer of building.
The third change is the new cooldown to hammers which I honestly don’t mind. Too many players are salty because they cannot instantly max out after an update. Imo, players are forgetting what this game is about. This is not a game of CWL and hammering all your upgrades. This is a game about progression primarily. I cannot understand why people play this game if it is not about progression, if they want a competitive PVP or strategy game, PUBG, Fortnite and DotA2 seem like better places for their time.