Every day we log into the Mech War Dimension and we have challenges laid out before us. These give us the opportunity to earn rewards and prizes that can keep us moving forward in the game. Part of playing wisely and spending wisely involves knowing how to optimize these challenges. It is tempting to just spend what we have and level up as quickly as possible without worrying about Challenges, however, doing that will lead to the need to spend more over time.
Recently we have seen some changes to the challenges in the Mech Dimension and how we are rewarded. It is important that you are familiar with these changes and how they affect you. Today, we will cover what has changed and what has remained the same to help you be able to optimize your rewards.
Plan your Challenges
Part of being able to optimize the challenges you will encounter is knowing when you will encounter them. If you pay attention the challenges are on a schedule and very predictable. The big challenges such as kill Challenges, Raid Boss, Nexus, Bunker Battles, and such are not as predictable however, we can still plan for them. We often hear people ask what different challenges are and there have been some recent adjustments that allow us to better know what we are planning for.
Planning for Big Challenges
We are all familiar with the Weekly Joint Agenda. This blog is updated on Sunday evenings for those of us in US time zones and lists what big battles we can expect to see ahead of us. Here is a screenshot from a past Agenda.
While this information is helpful if you cannot remember what the event is, then it is really not going to help you prepare. This is why “The Path: Your Weekly Fight Agenda”, a new blog is a huge help. This blog outlines the challenges ahead with a drop-down menu. You can see this in the SS below.
That means if I know that we have a Rebel challenge coming up, I will start saving up Commander Energy on my base. If we have a Kill/Rebel Challenge coming up, I can prepare my base for battle and rebel targets. Ultimately, this blog is going to help you know what you need to do to get ready.
If I am unable to take hits on my base at that time then I will prioritize Rebel Target Challenges over Kill Challenges.
Planning for Weekly Challenges
Typically, you can count on there being a Training Challenge at the end of the week that runs right up to the Saturday Challenge starting. There are times when this challenge is not present. However, when it is, it gives the opportunity to train troops with Challenges.
I typically save the majority of my training for these challenges and only train outside these if I am preparing for a Kill Challenge and need more troops. The benefit to training with Training Challenges is that you earn speed-ups that help to replace the ones you are using to hit the Challenge and can help you train more troops than you would have originally been able to. Typically, I do not try to place in these Challenges but only train enough to hit the Challenge and then come back for the next rotation to train more.
Planning for Special Challenges
Recently we have seen some new Challenges popping up called Covert Challenges. These challenges are connected to bigger events that we are able to earn tokens for. The actions you perform for the covert challenges consist of:
- Construction Power
- Open Gifts/Scout
- Rebel Target Hunting
- Capture/Execute Commander
- Kill Troops
- Complete Missions
Currently, we have an Unlock Level 7 Troops Challenge going that we are earning coins for. This event gives unlocks for Tier 7 siege and one troop type, as well as some other great prizes. Typically, these challenges are going to take more time and require more effort however, because of the content of the rewards they are often worth the time and effort it takes to invest into it. One big suggestion I have for this is making sure that you save gifts to open during the Open Gifts Challenge, which means forgetting about that Open 25 button.
Also, while it is easy to execute commanders for the Capture/Execute challenge you can capture a Commander 15 times and save your instant elimination items. When hitting Rebels be sure to use your Commander Custom Attack and save on Commander Energy. In addition, if you pay attention to the rotation of events you will know when to log in for different ones.
Planning for Daily Challenges
Daily Challenges are where we have seen the biggest changes lately. When we reference daily challenges we are talking about events such as:
- Commander Challenges
- Rebel Target Challenges
- Combine Challenges
- Mission Challenges
- Construction Challenges
- Bonus Catch ups
When it came to these often we would see that the rewards were either helpful to us or not so helpful and many times we would choose to do them based on those factors. With the new changes to these, we are now seeing the ability to pick our own prizes. Now when we complete these challenges we can earn two different types of Black Market tokens:
- Bonus Catch up challenges now earn tokens for the Catch-up Black Market. Even if you do not need many of the items available in this Black Market be sure to do these events because you can also buy loyalty here.
- Other Challenges now help you earn tokens for the Weekly Black Market. This black market has a ton of up to date content that you can buy to keep you moving forward and supplement whatever pack purchases you may make.
Below you can see the announcement of the new Black Market Layout and the two different black markets available in the game.
Quick Tips for Challenges
MSHQ is here with some quick tips to help you optimize your Challenges and keep growing and building using the rewards from these.
- If you are on a limited budget (or even if you are not) do not use all of your resources, energy, etc trying to place. Often being able to complete the Challenge more than once is more valuable than placing. Use just enough to hit the challenge and then wait for it to cycle around again.
- The bigger Challenges such as SvS, Nexus, Bunker Battles, Night Thrills will have rotating Challenges, do as many of these as possible to keep building up your “stockpile.” While many of these Challenges will have a bigger Challenge associated with them and it is tempting to get on and get this Challenge done as quickly as possible unless you are trying to place it is more cost-effective to do just enough to hit the current rotating Challenge and then wait for the next one.
- Training Challenges are valuable! I cannot stress enough how much it will help you to do these challenges at the end of the week. If you are going to train you might as well be rewarded for it and save some money by getting back some of the resources and speed-ups you are putting into the challenge.
- Select Challenges will also help with building up the amount of loyalty you have. Loyalty is very valuable in-game so building up a stockpile is essential whether you use it for shields, ports, or Rebel Target Energy. We will discuss Loyalty more in a moment.
- Rebel Target Challenges are more valuable than they feel, especially those that are associated with bigger Challenges. If you know one is coming make sure that your Commander is in Rebel Target Gear and building up Energy. When it is not your Com with Carry-over then make sure you do not change out of your Rebel Target Gear before you use the Energy or you will lose the Energy that goes over your new Energy Cap. If you are planning to Level up your Commander be sure to do that during Commander Challenges during Rebel Target Challenges in Rebel Target Gear. This will max out your Energy Bar so make sure that you only go up one level at a time unless you are leveling your Commander with Carryover.
The Search for Loyalty
Loyalty is something that is very important in-game to many players. While we are able to get Loyalty from Alliance Quests often the amount is small and barely keeps us going. In order to really optimize your loyalty, you have to optimize your Challenges. Having a loyalty doubler and the Economy Research Loyalty boost is helpful as well in making your Loyalty go even further.
There is still some loyalty associated with special events that you will want to watch out for. However, now your biggest source of loyalty is going to be in two different places:
- The Weekly Black Market
- The Bonus Catchup Black Market
You will want to be sure to budget your coins well enough that you are not only purchasing the items you need but enough loyalty to be able to shield when you need to do so. Many of us rely on shields for when we are not online or even when we are online so when looking at the number of coins you have in the black market be sure to keep an eye on the amount of loyalty you have as well. Always ensure you have enough loyalty to maintain your base’s safety. The cost to retrain is too high to not be safe.
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