Earning and Spending Gold
Gold is one of the main resources in Wartune, and is used to do anything from acquiring guild contribution, to capturing astrals. However, sometimes you will run out, whether it be from lack of earning it, or unwise spending. The first section will be on how to earn gold quickly, and the second section will be on how to spend that gold wisely.
How to earn gold fast
1. Gold Production
Gold production is the basic method of earning gold in Wartune, and is affected by many different things. These are:
Town Hall and Gold Refinery
Gold Production (Technology)
Gold Boost (Guild Skill)
Upgrading your Town Hall will provide you with +80 gold per hour. You will need to have this upgraded in order to advance other buildings in your town, so it is certainly worth focusing on. Your town hall will also allow you to levy a large amount of gold 5 times per day, with a cooldown of 1 hour. The amount of gold levied is based on the level of your town hall. You will also unlock a Gold Refinery at later levels, and this will further increase your gold production upon leveling it up.
Gold mines may be found throughout the Wilds. Based on which location your town is in, you will find different-leveled gold mines. The higher level gold mines will give you higher gold production, however be aware that other players may steal the gold mine from you! This means that if you are a lower level, you may wish to instead choose slightly lower-leveled gold mines.
In the academy, there is a technology that may be learnt called “Gold Production”. Each level of this will give you +60 gold production per hour, and it is arguably the best technology to learn in the academy.
Lastly, “Gold Boost” is a guild skill that increases total gold production rates by 1% per level. This is not worth it at early levels, as you will not have much gold production to begin with, but is a welcome boost in the mid to late game. Note that this guild skill only costs 20% of what the other guild skills cost to learn.
2. Farming Gold Seeds
Farming is a great way to earn gold, especially considering these types of seeds are the first that will reach level 2.
Every hour, plant and harvest basic gold seeds, as these will turn out the most profit for you. If you are planning on being offline for a long period of time (E.G, sleep, work), then it is recommended that you plant a 4 hour gold seed instead.
Level your farm by helping friends energize their tree, revive dead crops, weed crops and remove pests from crops, and you will unlock extra plots of land. With more plots of land, you will be able to plant more gold seeds at once, and further your profits.
At a farm level of 15, your gold seeds will upgrade to level 2, and your profits will increase greatly!
3. World Boss Events
If you are able to deal large amounts of damage to single targets, you will benefit greatly with large amounts of gold and daru.
Every day at 11:00-12:00, 16:00-17:00 and 22:00-23:00, world bosses will appear. (These times are based on server time). Make sure to attend these if you can, as it is well worth the effort. The more damage you deal per fight, the more gold and daru you will acquire.
At the end of the world boss, some players will receive prizes.
Apollo Prize: Gives rewards based on your ranking in damage. 1st place gets 250k gold and daru, 2nd place gets 200k gold and daru, 3rd place gets 150k gold and daru.
Warrior Prize: This prize is given to any of those who reached 1% damage or above, but did not get the Apollo prize. Gives 50k gold and daru.
Lucky Strike Prize: This prize is given to the single player that deals the finishing blow on the world boss, and awards anywhere from 500k gold, to millions of gold! Be sure to try to get the last hit on the boss whenever you can, as it is well worth the effort!
4. Plundering Player Towns
This method of earning gold is somewhat luck based, as it depends on your enemy and how much gold they currently have. It also depends on you being able to find another players town that you are able to actually defeat. However, if done correctly, you have a chance of earning very quick gold.
Firstly, enter the wilds and search for a player significantly lower level than you. (You will be unable to fight those more than 10 levels below you) Click on their town, and then select ‘Attack’. You are given 5 attempts of this per day, and may buy more attempts using balens. If you defeat them, you will receive a significant amount of Kyanite, and also 10% of their total gold.
There are a few good points of the day to plunder other players cities, as they are more likely to have higher gold total.
Early Mornings / Late Nights: These times are according to your servers times. If you target people at these times, it is more likely that their gold production will have caused them to accrue more gold.
After Arena Awards: Every 3 days at 5:00 server time, players will receive a large amount of gold and daru based on their arena ranking. Plundering shortly after these become available will increase your gold plundering rates!
After World Bosses: Best time to plunder, in my opinion. Directly after a world boss is defeated, plunder players to steal the gold that they acquired from the world boss event.
5. Gold Alchemy
This is the most reliable way of earning huge amounts of gold, and of course requires a fair amount of balens to do so. At the top of your screen, you will see a button that says “Alchemy”. Using this, you may spend 50 balens to receive gold, based on the level of your Town Hall and Gold Refinery.
Each time you use alchemy, the balens cost will increase by 10. It is recommended that, if you choose to use alchemy in the first place, you only use it a few times per day, in order to be most balen-efficient.
All non-VIP players are limited to only 20 alchemy attempts per day. Becoming a VIP and leveling your VIP status will allow you to use more maximum attempts per day. Note that there are some events that reward you for using this feature, you may want to wait until those events before using alchemy.
Arena awards are handed out every 3 days at 5:00 server time. They award players with a large amount of gold and daru, based on their arena ranking. (Lower arena ranking will mean higher arena rewards)
The rewards, despite being only once every 3 days, are quite good. At rank 100, you will receive around 125k gold and daru, simply from clicking a button.
Campaign and Multiplayer Dungeons
Campaign and Multiplayer dungeons are more oriented towards experience, rather than gold. However, you can still earn a small amount of gold from completing them.
Most of the gold you will receive from them will be accrued from gear drops and travelers purses.
Be sure to complete the quests that they require you to do, as these will offer you far greater amounts of gold.
How to Wisely Spend your Gold
Now that we have some gold to spend, what do we spend it on?
First of all, the biggest tip on gold spending for Wartune is to spend it on something that will be permanent, and reliably obtained. If you want to try your luck at a luck-based stat increase such as astrals, go for it. However, you will often be much better off going with a guaranteed smaller stat increase.
Guild skills should be your main focus gold-wise. Buy guild contribution (1000 gold = 1 guild contribution), and buy the guild skills relevant to your class. Mages should learn Intellect, Defense and Stamina. Knights should learn Power, Defense and Stamina. Archers should learn Power, Defense and Stamina. All of these classes should learn Charisma and Gold Boost later in the game, when it is more important.
Another, slightly less reliable, way to spend your guild contribution is to use it on guild blessings. This is somewhat random, as you may earn amazing prizes such as level 6-7 gems, or measly small bullhorns. However, it is more reliable than astrals in that you will always get something.
Enchanting your gear is another large money-eater. However, similar to guild skills, it is a permanent and reliable boost to your stats. In order to enchant most efficiently, it is recommended that you use higher level luck stones. Personally, I use them to ensure that I have at least a 50% success rate at all times when enchanting.
Now we arrive at astrals. These are the biggest money-eaters in the game, primarily due to how luck based they are. I would recommend getting some basic astrals for your class early on, and then focusing on guild skills. After you are happy with your guild skills, move on to astrals.
You are looking for orange or purple astrals relevant to your class, however note that in some cases this has taken millions of gold to acquire. Luckily, even if you are extremely unlucky with capturing orange and purple astrals, you will accrue “Star Points”. 7000 of these points will allow you to simply buy the orange astral of your choice. (2000 for purple astrals).
After you have acquired the astrals you want, you must use even more gold to level them up, by feeding them other astrals. I would recommend selling the white and green astrals, and using any blue/purple/orange ones that you do not need for experience.