Aside from what was happening in the past and currently in some regions in the world, people engaged in ruthless clan wars. However, Supercell introduced a feature in Clash of Clans (COC) that revolutionize “wars” from bloodshed into enjoyment.
This addictive game that launched last 2012 boasts its massive global multi-player community unlike any other. In order to succeed in COC, you need to enter a clan. I never had an eye for this game when it started. I found it like a human equivalent of Backyard Monsters in Facebook. Perhaps, I did not also have an iPad or a smartphone that time.
My cousin (female and 9 years older than me) started playing this game. My brother soon followed. When COC became popular, it was kind of sad because I can’t play this game on my Nokia Lumia 925 powered by Windows 8.1 OS. How I wish it will be available in Windows Phone Platform soon. On my own opinion, Supercell will benefit if they will open to the Windows market as many players anticipated. I am one of those who line up on this long list:
Fortunately, I can now play this game through Bluestacks software in my personal computer. When my cousins found out, we decided to make our own clan and we started kicking out opponents. We also invited friends to strengthen our team. One of them is my classmate who is also a blogger for this site. Now, three of my brothers, 6 cousins, and 3 close friends compose this clan. Currently, we celebrate a humble record of 3 Wins, 1 Defeat, and 1 Draw.
The best thing about this game is that it connected us online no matter how far separated we are – from Cebu, to Manila, to Singapore, to Melbourne, to Korea. COC serves a our new “hangout place.” I think it would be also advisable to join a clan where you know your clanmates personally, especially their playing patterns and time when they get online. My cousins are childhood friends and growing up together makes us closer. We used to play on the streets running and chasing each other. Now, the internet gives us an avenue to play and forget our age. In other words these people can be trusted and they will never (hopefully never) betray you. We are a clan – a real blood related clan.
If you ever meet “Buntagay” in the game, brace yourselves because we will crush your bases. Just kidding! Anyway, let us play this game in the best way we could. For us, this mobile game is not only for fun, it is a family treasure. Destroy our clan and our grandchildren will haunt you for generations. Don’t make us click on that red revenge button.
This is how we see this game. How about you?
Fortify your base. Train your troops. Loot some more. Wage wars. These are all horrifying words but Clash of Clans made them cute.