I've hit Tier 2 for 9 out of 10 events following the tips below. You can hit Tier 2 playing free (as long as you have a full deck of L4 characters, preferably MTMed), but spending $20 or so will make it much easier!! My one fail was an event where I missed the 1st day and half, so my second tip is probably my most recommended!
1) at least a couple of MTM raid cards make hitting Tier 2 much easier. If you can spend a few bucks, do so and do it first thing
2) Play as hard as possible on Day 1. If you play it right, you'll end Day 1 with significantly more energon and battle cubes than you started with. Aim to finish Day 1 in the top 500 at set this as target for each day after
3) Don't have deadwood in your ally list. Some people think it is better to have just 10-20 allies that you know/trust than to have a full list of people that you're not sure of. Only 1/3 requests comes from this list, so the more confidence you have in your allies the more more likely you'll get helped
4) There's nothing wrong in sniping, but hit your strong allies ASAP as they are the ones that will help you across the line
5) Check in regularly in order to farm cubes
6) Scan when possible (aim to level up 1-2 times per day minimum and ensure this is done at sensible times in terms of battle cube recharge times) but keep at least 3 spaces in your request list for allies to seed
I would add a couple more comments on top of what @MaryHinge147 have suggested.
A big part of the success of reaching Tier 2 (and been able to follow those tips listed above) voices down to - how much playing TIME you have, and starting DECK POWER.
Obviously if you are lacking sorely in both, forget reaching Tier 2 on that episode. Maximize your DP with readily available RARE cards first. If you are going away for a few days, or have a busy week at work, then defer Tier 2 push until another episode. It's all about planing ahead, and not wasting cubes if you know your DP or TIME is insufficient.
I think Mary summarised it well, however, I have to emphasise that the ally list on last logon is NOT accurate, so kicking someone you think last logon is 1-2 days could be a mistake of your life as well. It not critical however if you are someone who has high capacity of allies and in that I am saying 100.
I know some would muck around to the extend of accepting weak allies to begin, and kick them out after 3 days onced you snipe enough from them.
There are many stratgies to play the game. Mary's method will work if you pay some money for a lite paying player.
For me as free player it involves some pace planning, and that is not to waste cubes on first 3 days and you also need to gain ranks significantly. The disadvantage here as a full free player is you do not have the extra power hits as compared to a lite paying player who may have a mtm Air raid before you. So this is where I have to suck in and work out my pacing to get a full mtm Air raid card which helps me heaps.
I would like to refute the claim that you need to start out fast and hard to make it into the second tier. I 100% agree that getting out ahead makes everything easier, but I for one have never had a fast start and have been in the 2nd tier the past 3 events. We all farm the first 2/3 days until the big hitters start throwing around big level bosses. It's what you do after the first 3 days that is more important to me. DP really limits how far up the rankings you can go while farming. Even this event after spending my first $9 and having a 13500 DP I was at a 1900 ranking after day 3. Currently I am at a comfortable 411.
Three events ago my deck power was in the 5,000s and after day 2 I was at 14,000. That event (HMW) was almost ideal for a start up player however since it had lackluster interest, a 1500 second tier cut off, and the x bosses that aided new players in many ways.
Last event I was 11,000 after day two and ended easily in the second tier with no money spent. The key to moving up is having great allies and a lot of time. Money/DP certainly speeds up the process, but there is hope for those willing to only dedicate A LOT of time.
It is however critical that you get ahead in the ranking category you wish to be in before the last two days however. No one likes that frantic push in the end nor wants to end up 101, 1001, 3001, etc.
^ yup, ditto, I was at uncomfortable 700 and woke up at 900+. It was bad. Which is why I hate 1K limit for tier two.
And you are most spot on with the last three events unable to push hard. being said you paid money, and I didn't and I had to work even harder at 12K dp. I am at 420 and under. However unlike Mary she is super safe with 300 cubes, I on the other hand have to hit with care.
100% freetard player here, tier 2 finisher on last three episodes (as well as the current one in all probability - knock on wood).
My advice is to wedge yourself nice and deep into the tier 2 rankings going into the last 24 hours of the event.
You want to avoid having to fight for rank 1000 as time is running out. In Bee Team, I thought I would be OK maintaining rank 800 for the last day. But then I found myself losing a rank every 4 seconds with few big seeds appearing, and I ended up having to initiate and 3-cube hordes of 7900-point bosses just to keep my head above water. What a waste. It would have been much better to have spent half those cubes the previous day getting to rank 500.
In honesty, more and more people knows how to play so technically if you do not know how to get to tier 1K then in honesty try next event. No bad blood here, but we are up against better players each event, have a chat with the top 100 now, they will tell you how much money and time they have sank for this one.
Wait till you see post morterm for this, is not going to be nice.
Uncleprime wrote: If your DP is at least 10k, and you play at least 12 hours a day. You have pretty good chance to end up top 1000.
Heed Uncleprime's words - sounds pretty accurate to me.
You can widdle-waddle and piss-fart around with all those tips and strategies, but it all voices down to play-time. 12hrs/day would be minimal I would say if you're not spending a buck and with a lowish DP of 10K.
This game sucks up too much time so sometimes it's a trade off between time and money when you want Tier 2. You definitely can play for free and get there but I can't devote 12 hours to playing the game so I end up paying on average $20 per episode and spending maybe 4 hours a day though this episode is costing me significantly more having to buy battle cubes in addition to the space bridge and even though I don't really like the card I need it to increase my DP in preparation for the next event.
As has been mentioned above overall how to achieve top 1000 is entirely down to your play style, how much you're happy to spend and a huge chunk of luck, sorry I mean a good deck ;)
If you have masses of spare time and can sit for 12~18 hours with a phone/tablet propped up next to you and snipe bosses then you have the opportunity to get a good rank. Equally if you spend some cash and end up with a decent raid deck for the episode then you also stand a chance at getting a good rank.
However, if you have a low to mid deck and are only able to play for less than 6 hours a day I'd say you're less likely to get a decent rank unless you've banked up a bucket load of cubes from previous episodes. It's not impossible but less likely.
In truth, this episode I've been lucky in that I got a MTM x7 on the first day. This has really rocketed me through the points and ultimately required less time spent playing. Sadly the game really does favour people who get the raid cards (i.e. buy them).
18.104.22.168 wrote: actually how is the Help Request system work on the games?
is the request from your Direct Alias & his alias? or randomly pick?
if it is randomly pick, therefore there is no need to form a good alias team, rite?
Nobody actually knows for sure. Approx 1/3rd should be from your allies but beyond that nobody is sure. I'm pretty positive that your current rank relates to what you get as I'm 500 above my girlfriend and get higher level help requests than she does.
CORRECT! This is the only thing that should be said, the more you share it the more it becomes difficult for yourself. Being that, is like I stated, if by now you cannot figure how to get to tier two then you deserve to find out in next event. happy playing.