Vikings: War of Clans is one of the earliest mobile base-building war games on the PlayStore. The game was published in August 2015, long before notorious titles such as Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire or World War Game hit the market. Yet, unlike others, this strategy game has proven its longevity. Four years from its release, its community is just as alive as the day it was first created.
Does this make Vikings: War of Clans an outdated game? Absolutely not. The developers at Plarium have stayed up to speed with the latest changes in the genre and have consistently updated the game and its mechanics. At the same time, BlueStacks has become an increasingly powerful emulator so there are even more reasons to play Vikings: WoC on this emulator than ever before.
A World of Mighty Rulers
Vikings: War of Clans proposes a story that is, by now, thoroughly familiar to most fans of mobile strategy games. You are the leader of a band of Vikings that settle a kingdom and work tirelessly to acquire more power. Although you cannot conquer other kingdoms and add them to your empire, you can, however, attack and plunder them. This is, in fact, an intrinsic part of the game because stealing from others is the only viable way to accumulate the outrageous amounts of resources needed to grow your own base.
For this, you need an army and Vikings: WoC gives you plenty of troop types to choose from. Furthermore, you can upgrade your units and many other aspects of your kingdom by researching new knowledge with the help of the Oracle. This, as you will soon discover, is one of the most important buildings in your base.
Finally, your ranks are completed by a Hero, which can be used both to boost your army on the battlefield and to tackle unique NPCs across the map for resources. As the level of your Hero increases, you can unlock new abilities and improvements, as well as make and equip more gear. Ultimately, you must balance all of these elements of the game – from base development to powerful armies, knowledge, and a well-prepared Hero – so that you emerge victorious from engagements with other players across the map.
Peak Performance with BlueStacks
Mobile strategy games are primarily meant to test your ability to plan ahead, so you don’t usually need cat reflexes in order to succeed. However, there are a few exceptional situations. In this game, the Watchtower in your base provides some information about enemy armies that are about to hit your gates. The higher the level of the Watchtower, the faster you are notified of an attack, but, even at level 20, it only gives you a limited amount of time to prepare.
Sometimes, you need to pop an invulnerability shield at the last moment. Whether or not you get this done can make the difference between losing your entire army and living to fight another day. In these cases, it’s essential that you can navigate between screens and activate the right defensive measures in a matter of seconds. On a mobile phone, this is more difficult that it sounds, especially if the game tends to have extra-long loading screens on your device.
When you play Vikings: War of Clans on BlueStacks, however, this is virtually never a problem. You still have to worry about being attacked, of course, but you can rest assured that when the time comes, you will be able to notify your clan and put your defenses in order without any lag or delay.
Scripts and Automated Tasks
There are some things you will have to do over and over again in this game. Take, for example, the fact that every time you construct a new resource building, you have to upgrade it about 5 times before the upgrade time is no longer covered by your 5-minute Free boost. It’s nice that you can have so many instant upgrades, but it isn’t great that you have to press the same combination of 3 buttons at least 5 times to get the job done. Think about it: you might want to build more than one farm and the whole process will soon get extremely tedious.
In comes the BlueStacks Scripts feature, which allows you to put multiple commands under a single action and bind the latter to a key. To make upgrades instant, all you have to do is to open the Advanced Controls menu and start a new script. Then, use these primitives to guide the script through the entire process. Once you’re done, the script should look a bit like this one:
Nice work! You can now upgrade any new building up to 5 times (provided that you have the resources) by just clicking one button. Plus, you can use this feature to automate any other boring task, too. How nice would it be, for instance, if you could help all guild members with their construction queues without having to go through the guild menu first?
Hyperfarming Made Simpler
There is no way around hyperfarming in mobile base-building games like Vikings: War of Clans. Everyone does it because it is otherwise impossible to farm enough resources to keep developing your base. The building upgrade script we mentioned before can make it much easier to set up a farming account, but it’s not the only tool BlueStacks puts at your disposal for this purpose.
The BlueStacks Multi-Instance Manager can be used to open and manipulate up to 5 instances of the same game at the same time. You can even select a primary window and have all the others copy your actions for an even faster outcome. This way, you don’t have to constantly log in and out of your main account. You can keep all of your accounts in check at the same time and ensure that building upgrades are permanently running.
Few things give you a bigger advantage in this game than being able to accumulate a ton of resources fast. When you play Vikings: War of Clans on your PC with BlueStacks, growing your base becomes a breeze and any tasks you don’t like can be automated with Scripts. The immediate outcome? You have that much more time to plan attacks and plunder other players with your clan!