Gunship Battles: Crypto Conflict (GBCC) is one of the latest up-and-coming P2E games out there. Given its familiar mechanics and the existence of a non-blockchain version, it’s no wonder that hundreds of thousands of players have signed up to play this game on Android alone.
The game is also available on iOS and PC. Due to its accessibility (and genre), it’s also no surprise that the game is already played in over 1000 servers worldwide at the time of writing.
Here is the first part of a series of comprehensive guides on how to approach the game from a free-to-play (F2P) perspective.
Save at least 100,000 Titanium for minting MILICO
Titanium is the “superior upgrade currency” of the game. Without this resource, you won’t be able to teach higher levels or get access to the best ships, planes, tanks, and equipment that the game has to offer.
If you don’t plan to get Titanium for your play-to-earn efforts, then feel free to skip this section. However, if you want to take advantage of the game’s P2E treasury, then you might want to save 100,000 Titanium (the game requires that you have this in your inventory), plus the resources for the associated tax fees (which starts at 25% and goes lower as you level up your HQ).
At the moment, 1 MILICO is worth 15,000+ Titanium; if you want to get 5 MILICO tokens, you have to pay at least 93,750 Titanium for both the minting cost and its associated taxes. Of course, this could be higher or lower depending on the game’s internal economic factors.
From there, you can cash it out through the WEMIX ecosystem.
Take note that you wouldn’t be able to get access to the MILICO exchange if your HQ isn’t yet level 18.
Make use of available codes and promos
Generally, if you are in an alliance, your leader/officer/content creator should be the one who would give you all the latest codes.However, if you are alone, you have to be quite patient when it comes to hunting promo codes, on the game’s Discord server, the game’s Twitter handle, and the internet at large.
These codes generally give useful upgrades that would help you in your journey as an admiral, so make use of them well!
Save your gold for upgrading your HQ and primary buildings
The game gives you a lot of chances to stack up on gold at the very beginning of your career. Save your gold and don’t use any of it until the total upgrade time of your HQ building starts to go beyond 12 hours.
In this way, you are able to be able to reach a higher power level faster – and you’ll shorten the amount of time needed for you to reach that sweet level 18.
Once you go beyond level 10, levels 13, 15, 18, and 20 represent your biggest power spikes. Here’s why:
As a result, it would be wise for you to save your gold and use them for upgrading your HQ and your main military buildings; you won’t be able to level up your HQ if these buildings weren’t upgraded in the first place.
Upgrade your ships and airplanes when you can
Unless you are a player who spends massive amounts of money within the game, you are more than likely to have limited access to the required materials for fully upgrading your ships and airplanes to their fullest potential.
With that being said, upgrade your ships to the extent that your resources allow you to do so; as soon as you have extra resources, pick your most critical unit and level it up one at a time!
Upgrades vary from EXP gains to specific upgrades that would increase the attributes of a certain piece of military hardware. Another way to help your army is through investing in admiral abilities (available by clicking on your profile picture in-game) and the Research Center itself; every upgraded stat surely does come handy!
Admiral abilities: what should I pick?
There are three tracks for you to pick: Naval Operations focuses on the fighting strength of your ships,, while Aerial Operations is all about getting your planes to Top Gun levels! As for the final one, which is called Defensive Operations, you get to pick skills that would allow you to fend off enemy attacks – this is particularly useful if you are on the defending side.
Choose wisely, as you only have limited levels to allocate. Each level is equivalent to 1 admiral ability point!
Play to your strengths
In sea battles, you have to take into account the attributes of your planes, ships, and aircraft carrier(s) when playing against either a NPC or a human opponent. With that being said, battles revolve around ships while at sea.
However, when someone attacks a base, he or she has to undergo three phases: air, sea, and land. Typically, a battle is won if a player is able to land his tanks and overpower the land defenses of the enemy.
Here’s the basic layout of interactions in the game:
Generally, you’ll want to have a balanced composition against a NPC opponent, though your enemy’s playstyle may turn out to be diverse and unpredictable. As such, try to scout first to see what the other player could bring to the table.
You will always have access to the Frigate class first; so make sure that you plan your battle compositions accordingly.
Obviously, the guide is intended to help the F2P crowd play the game in a much more efficient manner and become a part of the GBCC ecosystem as soon as possible.
We do hope that you find this series of guides useful. Good luck on your journey, Admiral!
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