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    I play in world sestos where I made some strong enemies. Now their entire alliance (actually they are four alliances) is engaging in the valiant effort of sitting home and bombarding me with lightning bolts. At first I thought it's just annoying and a waste of favor. But then these lightning bolts start to hit important buildings with surprisingly high frequency. My level 40 farm had been hit multiple times in the past days. It's starting to really hurt.

    I'm just wondering if it's really a viable strategy to hit someone with lightning bolts. I'm wondering if I should return the favor but I kind of think it wouldn't be much of impact since we are much smaller alliance and our cities are less developed.

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    I believe it is a viable strategy, particularly if used in conjunction with plague on cities not being bolted. First though there is a need to assign priority to particular cites for Bolt and plague as plague has a 6 hour duration and Bolt resets after four hours. Earthquake is fairly useless and costly better to use the wood for building LS imo.

    Hope this is of some help. See you on the battlefield my friend, you are respected as skilled fighter.



    (my hope is for you to join us, we would be very strong working together)
    Last edited by SySt3MaTiC; 20.07.13 at 05:02.

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    In my opinion, it's pathetic. Use your Zeus favor to enhance your LS attacks.

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    Or that
    Last edited by SySt3MaTiC; 20.07.13 at 08:14.

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    Syst3matic, I have expressed to your leader that joining you is a possibility, but I cannot left my teammates behind to perish. We have players who got rimmed but still keep playing. They are not anywhere close to the level that you play, but they are people I feel warm to be around, and I will not betray them.

    BTW what do you mean bolts reset after 4 hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by givemeten View Post
    BTW what do you mean bolts reset after 4 hours?
    When someone casts a lightening bolt on your city, he and everyone else will have to wait 4 hours until they can cast a new spell on that city (the same city to be precise, they still can cast on your other cities)

    I hope that answers your question.

    As far as they are useful in this game? It depends. Everyone has other opinions.
    imo they are worthless, but some other people find them a very useful spell to annoy the enemy. It is very demoralizing to have your buildings bolted down. However I'll join the opinion of bigskyguy and say that the favor could better be spent on chariots.

    You'll have to find out yourself what you like most.

    J

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    I think bigskyguy was talking about favourable wind gives you 10% boost to attacking ships used with other favourable boosts is always a handy way to cripple peoples defenses and its only another 50 favour, whilst lightening bolts are annoying, i believe that might be their tactic to annoy and make you do something you might regret best bet is to hang in there, they might get fed up.

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    I think they are worthless on the demoralizing part, to me that is at least. But they do hit important buildings sometimes, and it costs resource to rebuild them.

    Also this particular enemy is in a specific situation. I think it make some sense for them to do that. They are more centrally located in the world and attack us in the outer skirt. There core cities are pretty far from us. Not needing to worry about other enemies, I suppose they have a lot of favor sitting around anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorisva1 View Post
    When someone casts a lightening bolt on your city, he and everyone else will have to wait 4 hours until they can cast a new spell on that city (the same city to be precise, they still can cast on your other cities)

    I hope that answers your question.

    As far as they are useful in this game? It depends. Everyone has other opinions.
    imo they are worthless, but some other people find them a very useful spell to annoy the enemy. It is very demoralizing to have your buildings bolted down. However I'll join the opinion of bigskyguy and say that the favor could better be spent on chariots.

    You'll have to find out yourself what you like most.

    J

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    One more thing I'm greatly perplexed is that I don't know why it is possible for one of them to hit me 3 times within 2 hours time. Is the daily reward time different for different time zone?

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    What Merlin said. I think chariots are just about as useless as lightning bolts.

    Plus the resource efficiency is just in favor of enhancing LS.

    5 chariots cost about 5.5k resources.

    A bolt on a max level building might cost the target 20k resources.

    Saving 10% of a LS nuke (let's just say you save 20 LS, small nuke) is worth about 48k resources.

    No contest.

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