When it comes to Mobile Strike there are a couple of types of Players when it comes to spending. You have players that have the financial capacity to spend as much as they want and max their accounts. These are the players you see winning in events such as GCP or Bunker Wars. Then you have players who have the ability to spend but are on more of a budget. These players tend to be the ones that make up the support team for the big spenders. Finally, there is a set of players that we do not address very often. The players that do not spend (Free to Play) or only spend when they are able to get a catch-up pack at the deepest discount.
My intention today is to spend some time talking to these players. At times when you do not have the ability to spend, it can become very discouraging. When bigger players are hitting you and knocking you off tiles and you feel that your growth is stunted by these players, giving up seems like a good option. However, there are a few things that we will look at that’ll help you have your own level of success within the game. Also, some tips in this guide will be useful to players who are willing to spend as well.
Ten Mech Dimension Free to Play tips to help you along your way
Free To Play tip Number One: Adjust your Expectations
One thing that is necessary to realize is that you will never be FastandEasy or Tact Japan. Many of you know who I am talking about and if you do not then just watch the events. These guys are great players and hit hard and have both won GCP in the Mech Dimension at one point or another.
When you do not have the ability to spend, you need to be able to adjust your expectations. It is okay to play at a different level and you can still have fun. However, adjusting your expectations of what your capabilities are will help you to enjoy the game even more. If you expect to be one of the best traps or attackers without spending then your expectations need to be adjusted.
Free to Play tip Number Two: Grind Challenges
Challenges are huge in the Mech Dimension. A lot of progress can be made if you are willing to Grind the challenges that are available within the game. With challenges right now it is very easy to get enough VIP points to get your VIP to a decent level. You can also get gear mats, Commander XP, and more using challenges. However, it is important to note that when you are doing challenges you want to be sure to do just enough to complete that Challenge. As a player who is not able to spend it is unlikely you will place very high in Challenges.
However, if you only do enough to complete Tier 3 of the Challenge and then stop; you can do the Challenge again the next time it rolls around, and receive even more prizes. For example, instead of adding all your VIP points and leveling up as high as possible all at once, add just enough points that you are able to hit the VIP event, then STOP, because this Challenge will reset the next hour.
After that, add just enough points to take you to the next VIP level that completes the VIP Challenge. By doing this you will get more speedups, resources, VIP points, and other prizes because you are completing the Challenge multiple times instead of just once. In addition, every hour there are Challenges that give items needed for Seekers Research. Completing these challenges will give rewards that can help further those free researches.
Free to Play Realtip Number Three: DO NOT Unlock your Mech
The Mech is a huge feature in the Mech Dimension. Recently, we saw the release of the Mech Reborn and we are seeing more use out of the Mech then we ever have before. However, as a player that is not spending, you do not want to unlock your Mech right away and here is why: A low-level Mech is quickly going to be demolished by a higher level Mech. In addition, players will hit you just to kill off your Mech and get more XP to level up their Commander. Unlocking your Mech before you have the ability to level it up is a liability.
For More Information about leveling your Mech and uses for your Mech be sure to check out:
Free to Play tip Number Four: Find an Alliance
Having a good Alliance can make or break the game. This is a group of people that can help you out with resources when you are running low, tips to help you keep progressing, and the occasional Gift. Finding an Alliance that is willing to accept you at the level you are but is still an active Alliance is very important. Not only for the reasons I listed but because a huge part of Mobile Strike is the friendships we make and the camaraderie. So it is important that you are active and contributing in that Alliance as well. The last thing you want is to look like a beggar to your Alliance mates.
In addition, without an Alliance, you are unable to complete Alliance Missions. Building up your Loyalty as much as possible is going to be essential to help you keep moving forward. Making sure you complete your Alliance Missions and build up your loyalty cannot be stressed enough (remember you can also obtain loyalty from Events).
Free to Play tip Number Five: Farm, Farm, Farm
Resources can quickly become a big issue. When you are building up and constantly running out of resources it can be exhausting. However, especially at the beginning stages of your gameplay, it is simple to farm the resources you need. Continuously Farming and keeping resources coming into your inventory will help to keep you going.
Free to Play tip Number Six: Rebel Targets or Raid Boss
When it comes down to it you have two choices on how to spend your Commander Energy: You can spend it on your normal everyday Rebel Targets or you can spend it on the Raid Boss and Special Rebel Targets. As a Free to Play player, you will not have as much Commander Energy as players who are buying. If you want to hit normal Rebel Targets my recommendation is to do so by using the energy your Commander accumulates over time. The Energy that you have to open; save for Raid Boss or Special Rebel Targets. By doing this you will earn more rewards that will take you further than what a Normal Rebel Target Drop would.
Free to Play tip Number Seven: Build up Slowly
Take your time building up your Base. Level with events and do research with events as you are able to. Remember that when you go past Headquarters level 14 your Commander will be able to be captured. So stopping at HQ 14 and making sure that all of your Research is done to that level will help you keep your Commander at home. If you have a Commander that is able to be captured and decently leveled you will see bigger players trying to grab your Commander for a boost.
Free to Play tip Number Eight: Protect Yourself
This is a continuation of the last tip. There are several ways that you are able to protect yourself as a non-spender. As mentioned above if you stay at HQ 14 or lower your Commander cannot be captured. However, let’s look at a few more ways that you are able to stay safe:
- Build Hospitals and then only build enough Troops that they go to your hospital beds
- If you have enough loyalty or shields you can pop a shield
- Ghost Rally your Commander and Mech (if unlocked)
- If your Commander is able to be captured, have a friend hold it for you, especially if you are worried about not being able to get back online in time to reset your Ghost Rally.
Free to Play tip Number Nine: Read MSHQ and participate in our events
I referenced the fact that the game will occasionally offer a 20 Dollar Catch up Pack. Every month we do an event on the website and many times there is a 25 Dollar Gift Card offered as the prize. By entering our contests you have the chance to get a little money for a pack that will help boost you.
In addition, throughout all of our articles, you will find quick and simple money-saving tips that can help you continue to move forward.
Free to Play tip Number Ten: Join Our Line Rooms and Discord
Line and Discord are a huge part of the Mobile Strike Community. We use these forums to let people know about what is going on and tips and tricks to help you make the most out of what you have. These rooms are a great place to have some more camaraderie or grab some quick tips. Join us on one of these forums!
For Line: Add thatcinder and request an invite to the Mobile Strike Room
For Discord: Just Click here
Remember that you are an integral part of the community.
It is easy as a player who is unable to spend to think that you have nothing to contribute. However, just because you play at a different level does not mean that you cannot be of use. A community is made up of many different types of people. Many times the people who are not spending are the ones who best know how to get the furthest on the least. What are your favorite Free to Play Tricks for Mobile Strike? Let us know in the comments below.