Playing not to lose is a great way to do it. Play to win, fool.

When clan House of EL began no obligation “practice wars”, they were hoping to learn new strategies. Improved results came sooner than expected–immediately, in fact. Their practice war record is better than their regular war record. What could explain this? Let’s take a closer look at the math of clan wars. MINI-WAR Assume we could […]

Game changer!

The February 2015 Clash of Clans update will soon arrive, and the least talked about tweak will have the biggest impact. Namely: “Healers no longer trigger air traps – just keep clear of Air Defense!”  [Source] I shall now predict ramifications of this change on Clan Wars. You will scoff now, and fail to credit […]

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Today I shall briefly explain the math behind a contrarian Clash of Clans war tactic dubbed, “Crazy Valkyries“. The strategy is akin to a football team risking to go for it on fourth down in lieu of punting.

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If the Big Ragoo, the Evil Twins, or the guy who played keyboards on song 11 of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack have Twitter accounts, please let me know so I can follow them.

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Additionally, when you take into account the time and energy bad clans spend squabbling back and forth about misunderstood metrics instead of actually playing the game, the stupidity factor of limiting free trade is multiplied. Unfortunately, real life trade agreements are frequently equally as stupid.

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If I was on the committee, I’d be worried the 2014 season is going to be as chaotic as the 2008 season. (It’s looking like it will.) I’m not sure where all their confidence comes from, because the only take-away I’ve gleaned from the mock meetings is that the process still needs work.

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That’s what they’re asking us to do, right? They want us to believe they can look at film and read metrics the same way Miss Cleo reads tarot cards. Using mythical soothsayer powers, they can magically find the four “best teams”. Supposedly, this is a better system than picking the four teams most deserving based on actual results.

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