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Battle Hero Guide

Day 1,917, 10:44 Published in USA USA by Aramec

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Here We Stand. I'll be detailing a couple of (hopefully useful) guides for new players like myself, beginning with how to earn your first Battle Hero. I'll be primarily using Division I in my examples as that is what I have the most experience in dealing with. Credit to Iamnameless, Hale26, and a few others of the eUnited States Citizens MU for helping me along.

As a disclaimer, I'll be speaking primarily from personal experience with these guides. I am not the best, I am still new, I don't know all the answers, and I'll surely miss out on some pointers so feel free to add them to the comments. Advice is always welcome.

PART 1 - PREPARATION


If I only had one sentence with which to summarize my point in this section, I would only need one word: stockpile. Your temptation as a new player is to expend and use all of those pretty weapons, bombs, and energy bars as soon as they come into your hands.

Don't.

The key to getting a Battle Hero is ultimately how much firepower you have at your disposal and how fast you can deal it out. Battle Heroes go for anywhere between 300,000 damage done to as high as 1,000,000 damage done. And bazookas aren't going to get you there alone. To assure getting taht medal, you're going to need to stockpile three things.

Thing 1: Bazookas


At 10,000 instant damage for just 10 health, you get the most bang for your buck. Three shots, and that equates to 30,000 damage for just the low low price of 30 health. With the Bazooka Booster, you can get +10,000 damage added on in Division I, effectively allowing you to drop 60,000 damage for just 30 health. As a new player, it's very easy to quickly get bazookas if you join a solid Military Unit and make sure to follow your daily orders. There's two methods of making sure you save your bazookas for the time when you need them. First method is to not assemble them, which is safe and assures that you aren't errantly using them up. The second method involves assembling them but making sure you have enough other weapons in your inventory so that you won't use your bazookas. The second's payoff is that you don't have to assemble them in a hurry if you see an opportunity to grab your Battle Hero suddenly. I still recommend the first, however.

Thing 2: ASM Missiles


In Division I, ASM missiles do an astounding 75,000 damage for the low low price of no health spent. With five of those, you can drop 375,000 damage, easily putting you in the running for a low damage Battle Hero. The key to getting these is accomplishing missions. The only caveat here is that they expire after 30 days, so you're going to want to get as many as you can and then go to town with them at the end of the nearest deadline. Edelmann informed me that if you acquire new rockets within this 30-day-period, however, the expiration date for all the rockets in your inventory is expanded. Just be sure to keep track of when they expire and when you gain new ones to know your time budget.

Thing 3: Energy Bars


Bazookas and missiles are all well and good, but if you can't layer on some buffer damage with other weapons like tanks, helicopters, and guns before or after that, you're not going to assure your lead very well. Energy Bars are your backups; your insurance that even when you've spent all other energy, you can still dish out a bit extra. Do not use these unless forced to.

There are a couple other small things to help you prepare that also help you in other ways.

Small Thing 1: Upgrade your free Training Ground BUT only when there is a sale. This will allow you to get a Super Soldier faster, thus allowing you to get more gold quicker. It bulks you up, allowing you to deal more buffer damage you need to outpace other BH hunters. Again, I reiterate only to upgrade when the price is right. There are 40% off sales that they occasionally have. Ignore all other flashy offers and go straight with whatever gold you've saved up for the Training Ground upgrade. It is the best investment you'll make.

Small Thing 2: Join a solid Militia. No matter if it's one of the top tier ones or a close-knit group of friends, find a group of people you're comfortable with who give you steady supplies, friendship, and advice. They will be invaluable to you in the long run, and are a great way to get involved with the game. I personally love the MU I'm in, eUnited States Citizens MU. Easy going people who are always willing to help out new players. I've heard the Flight School is good as well, and I'm sure there are plenty of other great MUs out there. Go find them.

Small Thing 3: Do your daily orders and no more. Save whatever extra weapons you have from being supplied after completing your 25 kills for your buffer damage. Bazookas and bombs are wonderful, but there's nothing like a little extra insurance to deter the next guy from getting your Medal.

Small Thing 4: Know how much total damage you can drop. Calculate how much damage your bazookas, boosters, and missiles will deal; or in equation form (Bazookas+Boosters)+Missiles=Base Damage. Save that info in a word document or notepad or just memorize it, because you'll need it later when you start gauging battles.

Now that you're loaded up and ready to fight, let's talk about finding the right fight.

PART 2 - SCOUTING


As previously mentioned, there's a lot of range in the damage people are able to take Battle Heroes for in Division I. I just recently was able to win my first Battle Hero in Division II for about 2 million damage, while the guy on the other side took his almost 5 million. It all ultimately depends on timing and finding the right battle.

Timing
If you're looking for an assured Battle Hero, you will NEVER want to drop your damage at the beginning of a fight. Psychologically you're setting the bar; yours will be the damage number that other hunters seek to overtake, and from personal experience I can assure you that you will fail in holding the lead in this regard.

Battles last 2 hours or until one side obtains 1800 points, whichever comes first. To quote the wiki:

"Every minute one side has over 50% control will award the side with X number of points where X is:

0-30 minutes into the battle, 10 points at every minute;
31-60 minutes into the battle, 20 points at every minute;
61-90 minutes into the battle; 30 points at every minute;
91-120 minutes into the battle, 60 points at every minute."

Thus, the battle you want is one nearing the end of it's completion, probably with time running close to out and one side which has at least 1400 points accumulated. You can drop damage earlier than that, but I've found the best minimum time to start your attack is at that 1400 mark and at least an hour into the battle. It gives you enough time to get the majority of your damage down without feeling rushed.

Know Your Enemy
There is no assured way to find the right battle to get your BH in. There's always a few elements of chance, but the most important thing to know is how much damage you can do compared to how much damage has already been dealt by the top fighters. Go through the list of battles currently going on and look at the list of the top fighters. The icon is a bar graph in the lower corner of the Battlefield Interface screen.



If it looks like your base damage, which you'll remember is calculated as (Bazookas+Boosters)+Missiles, is significantly higher than the damage dealt by the top fighters in your division be on guard for there may be hunters like yourself waiting to drop their own damage.

If you wait a little bit, and the base damage you can deal is still significantly higher than even the top fighter (mine cleared it by 400K) then you've probably found a good battle to get your Medal with.

A couple of final tips in scouting. Firstly, the safe bet for beginning hunting for BH in Division I is when you have at least 150 strength and are at least Level 23. When you hit Level 25 you get bumped up to Division II, so that means you'll be at your strongest and most viable time to get a Battle Hero just before you have enough experience to be bumped up.

Secondly, never try and get a Battle Hero in a battle involving your own home country. There will be so many True Patriot Medal hunters also involved in that battle that unless you've managed to stockpile an exorbitant amount of firepower you'll most likely be outgunned.

Lastly, double check which of the top fighters in the battle you've chosen is online. Just simply bring up that list by clicking on the lower right icon, and click on their names. If the top fighter has a green circle and it's getting near closing time for the battle, you can bet your gold that they're camping that medal and thus it is best to stay away. If everyone on the top fighter list is grey and away, it's weapons free time my friend.

PART 3 - FIGHTING


If you've done the proper preparation and you've found your perfect fight, there's not much left to do other than drop your damage. However, there are a few tips I will offer which ultimately comes down to personal style and what I've found to be most effective.

When beginning to drop your damage, test the waters. If it's a daily orders fight you're fighting in, kill 25 people with normal weapons. If it's another fight, just deal some damage. See who is contributing to the fight and see if anyone is matching you at all.

Then, bring out the bazookas. Bazookas are easy to gain this early in the game, so it won't be a great loss if you start attacking with your bazookas only to see someone else suddenly shoot up to the Top Fighter spot. You can still exeunt with valor and grace and live to drop your missiles another day.

If you get through you bazookas, if you've dealt a little buffer damage, and if you see that no one's online or really matching the damage you're laying down, then it's time to go Helms Deep on this mother and bring in the big guns.


Go big, or go home.

Once you've dropped your missiles (and other bombs if you somehow manage to have them), then sit back and enjoy the view.

In my opinion, it's important to make sure at this stage that you've given yourself a clear enough lead without having spent all of your firepower completely. Make sure to give yourself a big enough lead to show other people that you mean business, but hold back a bit of your stockpile still. This is where your buffer damage of various saved supplies and energy bars can now finally come into play.

After all the points are tallied and the clock has run down, if you've done everything as closely according to this as you could, you should be getting a wonderful little notification informing you of your new medal.

Enjoy it, and congratulations on your Battle Hero!



Until next time, dothras chek.

 

Comments

Aramec
Aramec Day 1,917, 10:56

Feedback is more than welcome.

Mister Y
Mister Y Day 1,917, 11:17

This is a good guide for noobs in first division. I'll link it to my little friends. Voted and congrats.

Aramec Day 1,917, 11:25

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Sara Calati
Sara Calati Day 1,917, 11:31

Very useful...voted!

Iamnameless
Iamnameless Day 1,917, 11:37

v impressive first article!

Mercurius100
Mercurius100 Day 1,917, 12:28

Outstanding article. Subbed and voted, and sending the link to every new player I can.

Drew Blood
Drew Blood Day 1,917, 14:16

VOTED for the mushroom cloud....!

Drew Blood
Drew Blood Day 1,917, 14:17

Excellent article....

Drew Blood
Drew Blood Day 1,917, 14:19

Shouted...aren't replies fun....

Mister Y
Mister Y Day 1,917, 14:39

So you need a new alert!

ViKy KC
ViKy KC Day 1,917, 14:22

Very informative!

Meow! ♥

ligtreb
ligtreb Day 1,917, 14:24

Good work. Voted and subbed.

Hale26
Hale26 Day 1,917, 14:29

Nice article Aramec
Glad to have bright upstarts such as yourself in WTP.

Waysted
Waysted Day 1,917, 14:52

v + s nice work!

Autochthonous Kosovo
Autochthonous Kosovo Day 1,917, 15:01

V + S it was awsome!

Arrden
Arrden Day 1,917, 15:10

V

Lozz
Lozz Day 1,917, 15:48

nice information lol next time ill have to wait ^.^

WayneKerr
WayneKerr Day 1,917, 16:16

Best advice for easy BH's is don't be too eager to race out of the lower divisions. Get decent strength up first and you can rip through D1 & 2 BHs.

Plugson
Plugson Day 1,917, 16:44

Great stuff.

Rican
Rican Day 1,917, 16:47

awesome stuff.... thanks

Trogdorthetroll100
Trogdorthetroll100 Day 1,917, 16:47

Well done sir.

Kishvier
Kishvier Day 1,917, 16:48

Well written, very nice article. Keep writing, voted and subbed.

Edelmann
Edelmann Day 1,917, 17:16

The only caveat here is that they expire after 30 days, so you're going to want to get as many as you can and then go to town with them at the end of the nearest deadline. Keep track of when they expire to make sure you're not caught suddenly with half of your missiles missing. ---- If you acquire new rockets within this 30-day-period, the expiration date for all the rockets in your inventory is expanded.

Aramec
Aramec Day 1,917, 17:18

Thank you! I did not know that and will add it to the article.

Edelmann
Edelmann Day 1,917, 17:29

Another hint for searching a battle would be to look for a distant RW involving countries with not many D1/D2 players. The downside here is that you'll have to move and the moving cost will consume your medal gold.. Other than that, I have nothing to add. When going for BH, I regularly make my claim in the first minutes and make about 6-8kk (D4, ofc), but that's a strategy/style thing. It's hard to argue with logic in D4 where people sometimes just go crazy and tank hundreds of millions. I regularly also save enough EBs/rockets for a Campaign Hero and collect 2-4 Battle Heroes and the CH on top, it makes the medals cheaper on average. But that's no option for D1/D2, of course.

Edelmann
Edelmann Day 1,917, 17:31

Ah, I have another thing: Time your levelups. When you achieve a new level, you automatically get your health filled to the maximum. Use that, time it so you have a free round of fights without having to use EBs. Also more important in D4, but it's still free damage for anyone.

Aramec
Aramec Day 1,917, 17:31

Yeah, especially at Division I, where the gold could be put to Training Grounds it seems like a bit too much of a give. But I mean if you're only in it for the Battle Hero, who much cares about the gold I suppose.

BattleAxeWarrior
BattleAxeWarrior Day 1,917, 21:23

Great article, I am somewhat new to this game and this has helped a lot with some of the little questions that i've had that I wasnt sure to ask about. Good Read, voted and subscribed!

Allan Lynch
Allan Lynch Day 1,917, 21:53

I've seen a lot of dumbasses. Keep two important things in mind: know your enemy and do some math.

American Exceptionalism
American Exceptionalism Day 1,917, 22:30

Very well-written and informative. Subscribed & Voted.

nookem
nookem Day 1,917, 23:54

"Bazookas are easy to gain this early in the game"... you mean to say one doesnt get a bazooka per DO in 2nd or higher divisions?

Edelmann
Edelmann Day 1,918, 07:07

Yes you do, but I guess he just wanted to say that bazookas are easier to obtain than rockets. Also, the earlier in the game, the higher their influence in comparison to your regular hit.

Chihiroh
Chihiroh Day 1,918, 04:08

Excellent read in from an informative AND cosmetic point of view. And this coming from a new player... congrats, vote and sub, support from eBe (;

Chihiroh
Chihiroh Day 1,918, 04:15

Oh, just a suggestion, the damage difference between you leading and the BH competitors depends on the missiles used in your division. You have to get enough lead to be able to react if the other hunters just below you drops missiles in the last 5 secs. (But that's a detail to be taken into account when you fight against very experienced hunters only)

EvilBetty
EvilBetty Day 1,918, 05:35

I would never recommend stealing a BH in a last minute. It's always smarter to fight at the beginning because no one with brains will try to take it from you if you did enough damage. Ofc you have to stay online to watch for idiots and be ready to do some quick damage at the end if necessary. But that's my experience in D4. I assume that D1 is pretty chaotic.
I don't know your timezone, but when you decide which RW you gonna fight, it would be smart to do it at night when most of the people from that country are asleep. But that also depends on rl luck, because not all people choose their eCountry depending on their nationality (I'm Croat and my first eCountry was South Africa for few months until I decided to apply for eUSA citizenship).
You don't have to remember your damage by heart. There are online eRepublik calculators where you can easily see how much damage you can do with weapons depending on your strength and rank. Also, regarding missiles (and bombs), remember that we all got them from missions at the same time (maybe a day or two difference), so there will probably be a lot of BH hunters in the last few days before they expire.

Edelmann
Edelmann Day 1,918, 07:08

Another detail: Battles in D1/D2 are often flipped very easily, so think twice before going in with your rockets when the battle has like 0-1760 points and 48%. ; )

eisenmutter2
eisenmutter2 Day 1,918, 07:20

because of the picture:
in eRussia they have lists for not important battles where you can fill in your name for a battle where you wish to get the BH. most big MUs in eRussia respect this and so you don't waste too much damage... but i think 'not too much damage' in eRussia is nearly the normal level of damage of other countries battles

see
http://tinyurl.com/748n28z
first is the application formular, the other 4 are the lists of the 4divisions

Fhaemita The Apostate
Fhaemita The Apostate Day 1,918, 09:08

good article

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 1,919, 06:18

Very nicely done

Dante D
Dante D Day 1,919, 09:24

V+S

Zheng He
Zheng He Day 1,919, 10:11

Good stuff. A couple of points:
1) If you fight out of your country against DoD orders, you're not helping your country. Are you being loyal? Are your priorities right?

2) The numbers go up as your division goes up. Watch out.

3) I suggest putting down a strong base at the beginning to be in the top 2 or 3 for the battle. I usually put in all my damage with my Q7 tanks, then come back near the end to see if I have enough in reserves to get the BH. Some players will see your initial damage and respect the fact that you plan to get the BH.

4) I think it was said, but don't try to compete with Michael Jordan. If the current leader is 3 levels above you, has 10K more strength, and 50 BHs, don't waste your firepower.

5) Strength is the one thing you can't catch up on. Max your training grounds and train to the max every day. You can't get the chance back and you're limited to at most 90 points per day. You can buy more candy bars and weapons, but not more strength.

Alburner
Alburner Day 1,942, 10:29

v+s

Nikolai Omega
Nikolai Omega Day 1,945, 17:33

Nice! Voted and Subscribed!

Rinzen
Rinzen Day 2,336, 03:16

Excellent guide. I'm relatively new, so this kind of good content will help me along the way. Thanks for taking the time to write such a clear article.

 
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