It is as if the War of Nations world is not messy enough, and tilting one side to the big money spender. Gree has introduced boost to suck more money out from players and gives the money spender even more advantage.
I do believe game makers need to make money, someone has to pay the programmers, right? Personally I do make a point to spend some money on a game if I like the game even when I do not need to. But Gree is way too much, and my comments for the game remains the same even though I have played for so much longer, this is a sick game.
What choices do a new player have? Not even a chance unless he is going to spend a lot, and I do mean a lot. You thought everyone will start on the same footing in a new world? Wrong, players will spend thousands, and you will see level 30s rolling around the world on just the second day! I do spend money in this game, and have been trying to use the “Gold” wisely, but this is going too far, now I would probably have to buy boost to buff up units before battles, because if not, my units will be decimated no matter how high level my commanders and how strong my units are, or I could bully the rest of the players who do not spend Gold at all… Gee. The worst thing of all, the big money spenders do gather together to form an alliance and they will just walk over the world no matter how good a player you are– if you do not like to be a bully, you will be bullied.
I do think that the idea of using “Gold” is a good avenue to make money for the game developer, providing some boost for late starters, and great for working adults who cannot afford the time. But the system is abused so much that players are pouring tens of thousand into the game, which is very unfair for others who cannot afford to do the same. There should be a cool off period for every utilization of gold, just like the immunity, example, you can only buy another resource pack after a cool off period of 72 hours and so on.
It looks like every missions can only be completed if one spend huge amount of gold, and the teams with big gold spenders will dominate every event. What fun is there for others who do not spend as much and get left behind? It will make the normal players feel so sick that eventually the world will be left with only the few big spenders, and they will leave too if there is no more fun for them, that is, no other players to bully.
I think I have had enough, and I will not buy any more Gold, as it is, it is already an expensive game to play with my original plan of spending 100 dollars a month. I can play many good online games which are charging much lower monthly subscription.