Windows Phone has more than its share of raiding games nowadays, but my favorite continues to be Royal Revolt 2 from Flare Games. Back in September, the game received a major update that added single-player campaign stages for players to enjoy in-between attacking each other. The game was updated last week, and today it got another update. The most important feature of these two updates: alliances.
Yes, Royal Revolt 2 now has social features that allow players to form alliances (clans), work towards common goals, and chat with each other. Naturally we have a Windows Central alliance that we'd love for you to join. But why should you join an alliance, and how does it all work? Whether you're a new or returning player, our in-depth look at how the game's alliance system works will help you get the most from Royal Revolt 2's latest game-changing feature.
Version 1.6 release notes
- Get an awesome Christmas present for free
- New levels for many troops, spells, and more
Elite Boosts for Alliances:
- Boost your alliance's troops and defenses
- Unlock the Blazing Knight, the Storm Cannon and many more
Build it up
The first step towards joining an alliance is building an alliance tower. It costs two gems, the game's premium currency – hopefully you have some from winning tournaments or completing quests.
After building an alliance tower, you can create your own alliance or join an existing one. From there, you can view members, send out invites, donate to the alliance, chat with alliance members, and check your alliance's place in the overall Alliances Leaderboard.
Initially, an alliance can only accommodate a handful of members. To increase the member limit, everyone must work towards raising the alliance's level. And that costs gold.
Every day, each member of the alliance can make one gold donation towards leveling up the alliance. You also have the option of making a huge donation via in-app purchase. Otherwise, everyone is limited to the one daily donation. So it's super important that everybody actually make their donations every day.
By default, players can only donate 1,000 gold per day, which isn't much. But you can increase your donation (and thus your value to the alliance as a whole) by leveling up your individual alliance tower. That costs gems, so players might not be able to afford upgrading their alliance towers very far. But save up enough gems to improve your tower and you'll be able to donate 10K or more gold per day, which comes in very handy.
Benefits of alliances
What do you actually get for all your effort to improve the alliance? Why, a gold bonus! The combined trophy rating (essentially leaderboard position) of all the members contributes towards a gold modifier. The more people in the alliance, the higher the multiplier will go. Every time you attack an opponent, that multiplier will increase the gold you win from the battle. It pays off in the long run.
Alliance members can also chat with each other, but the chat could be better. You can only see the messages people type while you're online. If you don't log in at the same time as other members, the chat feature won't do you much good. Shame the messages aren't stored asynchronously as in Cloud Raiders. But at least Royal Revolt 2 notifies you when people sign in and out or new messages get typed, unlike the totally useless chat system in Magic Realms.
Finally, today's update has laid the groundwork for alliance members to purchase Elite Boosts for several units and towers. We can look at these boosts now, but they aren't available to unlock just yet. Hopefully soon!
Join the Windows Central alliance!
We'd love for our readers who actively play the game to join our alliance. The alliance can only hold 15 members so far, but we continue to level it up and raise that limit all the time. If you play every day and you're willing to level up your alliance tower in order to increase your donations, our alliance needs you! Just visit the Royal Revolt 2 alliance thread in our forums and request to join in-game as well. Together we'll grow the alliance and win all the gold!
For more information on Royal Revolt 2, check out our detailed review.
This game rocks, the combination of those "city games" and the fun almost rpg action of the raids its really cool. Also the developers are cool people. Hope they keep adding content!
does this game sync between wp and windows 8?
Received my Xmas present!
Imagine if developers started making games that needed 2GB ram to even run. We would be having Xbox 360 caliber games. Just a thought. My HTC One M8 needs games that truly take advantage of it's power. Even the most powerful mobile games out there can run on a Lumia 820. We have yet to see the true power of the Snapdragon 800 series SOC.
Don't download the update on windows 8/rt. My game Is not stuck in debug mode. Hope I don't lose all my progress!!!!
Uh oh! The devs did tell me that they have another update coming for that one. Hopefully it clears up son.
Thanks good to know.
Has anyone else had this problem? Also, is there a way in the Windows Store to see what the current version of the app is?
I had that same issue, but I deleted the app because I thought it was a bad download. If my data isn't there when the app is back in the store, Flare is able to restore it as long as I contact them. I've been checking the app store twice a day since the game was taken down. I hope one of these updates makes it possible for me to play the same game on any device. I'd like to be able to take out my phone and collect my bread when I'm not by my Surface 2.
Flare has deliberately chosen not to allow universal cloud saves. You should pester them about it via Twitter, etc.
I went through their forums a little after RR2 was released, and despite many people asking for the universal save they made it clear that it wouldn't happen for RR2. However, they did say it was something they were looking into for future games. As long as my data is still on my tablet, I'm not kicked from the alliance I gave so much money to, and people aren't able to attack me and take my gold, then I'll be ok with the update bug.
I've spent too much money on this game
The problem in RR2 is, the game is linked to the mobile you're using. If you shift to new mobile and install the game, it will start anew.
I sent an e-mail to flare games asking for onedrive support on the phone and they replied and said if I gave them enough information about my account they would switch it for me to my new phone. Not as good as one drive integration, but as least I can switch my phone. Of course they haven't done it yet, but I just sent them information yesterday.
Flare can restore your old game to your device if you contact them through their forum. However, they can only restore it to a similar device. Desktop to desktop, phone to phone, or tablet to tablet. It can take a couple days, but that's better than restarting. They don't seem to have an interest in making the same game available on multiple devices last time I checked. However, they did say it is something they're looking into for future games.
Anyone have any idea why this is no longer available in the Windows Store?
I updated the game on my Surface 2 and I wasn't able to connect to their servers. It is still available for phones, but I don't know about desktop.laptop computers. Paul said in an earlier reply that the game will be back soon.
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