View Full Version : Gold items - finding best value

10-05-2012, 10:09 AM
Apparently the developers screwed up and those of us with the most recent Android update can buy every "limited item" that has ever been released (or at least a lot of them). I used it as an opportunity to document all of the limited gold explosives:

Description Gold cost offense defense total
Demolition Charge 60 40 26 66
Propane Bomb 90 55 33 88
Thermobaric Grenade 95 22 74 96
Industrial Charge 100 50 56 106
Scatter Nail Bomb 115 66 40 106
Toxic Grenade 125 90 25 115
Live Mortar 125 78 37 115
RC Car Bomb 130 70 48 118
EMP Grenade 140 65 71 136
Charged TNT 295 147 60 207
Thermal Grenade 900 280 160 440
Hydrogen Grenade 940 325 129 454

Doing the math, there are only a few items where you get more bang for your gold - the Demoltion charge and the thermobaric grenade. By the time you get to the 900 gold items you're basically paying 2 gold for each attack or defense point. If money is no object this makes the most sense, or if you're in a situation where you can keep your mafia low and those you attack/that attack you are at a similarly low mafia number.

The other way to document value is the swing in points: I assume to most of us, a 120 item is more valuable to us if it has 110 offense or 110 defense versus an even 60/60 split between the two. The toxic grenade, thermobaric grenade, and charged TNT seem to offer the best value as far as the dramatic swings in offense/defense.

I bought a few of the demolition charges. I don't have time to go through the cars/guns/etc but they seem to follow the same pattern, with the difference being more attack/defense points per gold spent at the lowest levels. Once you get to 900/950 gold they seem to get to 400/450/500 points each.

10-05-2012, 10:44 AM
I'm excellent at finding great values!

And I love gold items!

Assuming your hero is Adolf Hitler, I'd like to suggest you follow his guidance: Blow your brains out in in complete and utter shame, having realized your entire life and belief system are failures.

Luke 3457
10-05-2012, 11:12 AM
Man!! I'd go big if had an android !! They are trying to level the playing field, Between iOS and droid I guess.

10-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Go nuts on the hydrogen bombs , I wish it was on the IOS , you can't get beter value for a none comsumable explosives , sorry it sounds expensive but 100 of those hydrogen bombs , are for the long term ...

Even 10 hydrogen bombs are like the bomb , since explosives values that high attack are awesome .

But it is expensive :( , tough .

Edit i know they are called grenades , but they are like the bombs .

10-06-2012, 01:26 PM
But like all items don't buy more then 100 incase of scaling , so play for the future , while reaping the benefit of now ;)

10-06-2012, 01:30 PM
The pedant inside me, wants to point out the flaws in the science behind the weighting and pricing of the different grenades.

This is not the first time, I almost sent in a ticket because the Tesla Cannon would likely electrocute the weilder just as much as it would the target.

10-06-2012, 01:36 PM
But the tesla cannon cost around if legit ;) around 30-50k gold ... depending on the biddings ..
And luck .. but lets say the actual price is a lot higher .

So ram we are talking about the big spenders ... Lets say the first crossfire , a person went trough all the gold she saved up ;) and that was with much beter drop rates and first day beginning .

Maybe scarlet and sam want to be honest what they spent ..
MaxXx will be but he is not on the forum .

10-06-2012, 02:48 PM
Wouldn't a mix of Toxic grenades and thermobaric grenades be the best option?
One for attack the other fro defense.

Is this really a mistake because I see that they have different amount of days they will be available. Might be a way to get Android players closer to IOS.

10-06-2012, 03:06 PM
No defense is worthless in this game , sorry just learn to accept red , or pay 2-3x for defense .
Sorry use defense buildings to get defense , even if most of them are worthless and are padded defense value .

Just stop worrying about defense , free attack skills given 300 , free defense skill given 0...

Sorry if you don't understand that formula , then nothing will make you understand , that defense will not work :( .
The game is boring if you cannot attack anybody .

10-06-2012, 08:09 PM
There all worthy items just keep lining my pockets
Shouldn't your posts have blue text?

But yes- that's exactly the view I'd expect to hear from you, being a representative of Gree.

10-07-2012, 02:30 PM
Sry. Ill try harder

Why haven't you been banned yet