We've had a lot of talk about HL Players, HIgh Rollers, Big Coiners and so on. It seems that the non-coiners have a warped sense of who the really big coiners in this game are and I find it funny that so many of you are quick to call me a Big Coiner. So let's review this for Truth Vs. Myth on most people believed to be a high coiner vs. reality. We'll just use me as an example.
Let me surprise you all with a little factoid knowledge here right now:
I have NEVER coined a single boat in this game. Yes, I have paid for a few hours speed up to play with a boat, never more than 3 or 4 hours total though. I have NEVER coined a single BP, I have ONLY coined the OP5 Upgrade about 2 years ago.
So what do I and many other of your alleged HIgh Roller/Big Coiner players coin?
Raids and repairs. Now when I say Raids, I'm not talking about coining up the fleets ie refits or builds, I'm talkng about coining the repairs during the raids. I can run a raid in under 6 hours, last one was 4 hours 20 minutes and cost me $16.80. On average I spend $10 on this game at a time. Some days I will go through $20, others I will spend $5.00 in one week on repairs. depends on how active the player base in the area I'm in is. If I encounter strong resistance it costs a bit more, if I encounter little resistance my bank account gets a small break.
This is true of the average player you think is a heavy coiner. Currently, my account has 2 coins on it, thats it. If you look at the videos I post there is not much coin on them, ever. You will rarely see me with over 100 coins unless Kixeye has had an issue that forced me to take a large amount of damage and it is their compensation.
So how did I get all my toys without being a "High Roller" as you guys like to call it? The same way everyone else does. I play hard and smart. That means I maximize the time in my shipyard, research every hull and weapon before I waste time building it. Yes, I made mistakes early in the game but I quickly learned when it comes to Blue Prints for weapons, armors & prize hulls to wait until there is someone out there willing to coin it up, then watch a few different videos from different players to help make my decision. I look at ranges of weapons, fire rates, number of armor panels, consider repair costs vs. damage inflicted, how many battles can it survive before it needs repairs and so on.
Then I build what I consider to be the best of the best hulls with the best armors and weapons and I practice driving them until I've got it down pat. Yes, I can level some of the biggest players out there with 1 fleet, yes I can get sunk on some of them too, that is the game. I ignore trends on bases and use the base planner to develop the best base layout I can think of, then I continuously tweak that base layout to make it as good as it can get and if it holds up I go with it. Part of that is using the base planner to check weapons ranges, do the researches that I need and ignore those I don't need.
You would be truly amazed to learn that many of the players you consider "High Rollers" with the fleets they have are actually NOT. Think about it like this. If it's a week after a raid and a guy has a fleet of the latest prize hull out he coined it, but if it's 30-45 days after the raid, depending on the armor, he did i the old fashioned way.
Yes, I am honored so many of you want to scream that I'm a "High Roller" because of my base, fleets and views. But the truth is I am a true moderate coiner who pays to play his battles and that is pretty much it. Just because I don't agree with the views that many other moderate coiners to non-coiners have doesn't mean I'm the one spending all the bank.
Think long and hard before you say someone is a high roller when you have no way of knowing. Just because I could get my mcx fleet out fast because I wasn't wasting shipyard time on what I consider to be useless builds only means I know how to prioritize. Perhaps you should learn that too.