How did YOU start playing Forge Of Empires?

heybo

Well-Known Member
I was the 75-ish-th player to join D world... I don’t even think Colonial had been released yet?!? Maybe so, but not for long. No chat, no GvG, no SoK’s, no Rogues, no GB levels above 10, very few extra FPs outside of Hagia and CDM, but again, only to lvl 10 (if you could get them that *high* then), not a lot of much anything but attacking and plundering neighbors. Very few initial guilds, which fewer of them are still around. It’s always good to see the one’s who still are :)

Completely random as I was perusing the newly released Chrome Web store for some nifty browser extensions. Game popped up, tried it as it was free, D was suggested as a new world I obviously haven’t played in, liked it and even after a few long sabbaticals away from the game, the FoE and GvG dreams keep sucking you back in...

To this day, it is still the best avenue for chronic procrastinators to get their fix in each day.
 
I started playing because my flight got delayed in an airport and I was looking for something to do for a few minutes. A friend of mine had a strategy app on his phone that resembled a Civ game. While I was looking for something similar I found this and have been playing ever since.
 

AceGoober

Member
I'm a long, long time gamer (going on 40 years) on consoles, PC, phones, etc and a 30+ year computer technician. Long ago I used to play a game called Star Wars: Tiny Death Star which was unceremoniously pulled back in 2014. It was a big blow not only to the developers but also the users of the app, especially me considering the amount of time spent and progress made. I was maybe a month, give or take, from getting up to the maximum build level in the game. After the game app was pulled, I didn't touch any city building games for quite awhile mainly out of the fear of losing my city I'd invested so much time into.

Back on November 10, 2015, Fallout 4 was released to the world. As major Fallout series fan I was on it like butter on biscuits. Loved the building aspect which reminded me of various aspects with Tiny Death Star. Just over 2 years later, and 4,000 plus hours into the game, I was itching for something a bit more community oriented. I searched for city building apps but many seemed to lack community and/or features I was looking for. One day I happened to search for 'Empire' and stumbled upon Innogames web page for Forge of Empires. I liked what I viewed and after a bit of searching for feedback, joined.

To say I'm impressed would be an understatement. The challenges, Guilds, Events, Contests are above par, give or take a few glitches every now and again. Forge of Empires is a well thought-out game which satisfies my hunger for building. A game which I will stay with for the foreseeable future.
 

Resipsa2

Member
How did YOU start playing Forge of Empires?

31,543 players and counting... and they all had to come some somewhere! How did you find (and start playing) Forge of Empires? Was it an ad, a recommendation, or did you just want to play another strategy game? :) Post your answer below!
You can also see my answer! ;)
 

jumpmasterrt

New Member
How did YOU start playing Forge of Empires?

31,543 players and counting... and they all had to come some somewhere! How did you find (and start playing) Forge of Empires? Was it an ad, a recommendation, or did you just want to play another strategy game? :) Post your answer below!
You can also see my answer! ;)
I kept seeing the damn commercials on TV. I figured if it wasn't a "pay to win" game like GoW, Mobile Strike etc, I'd give it a go. I like the self set pace they allow so It keeps me playing.
 

pic2z

Member
My son got me started on FoE in 2012, been with it ever since (it's all his fault). He quit due to not enough time for PC games and family. Like the city build part of FoE, love to rearrange everything. Been in several different guilds where GvG is the big thing (have lost the flavor for it though) - GE is more my style.
 

Elaine Trapp

Well-Known Member
I liked the tv adds and was getting frustrated with the Support Team's answers on the other games of buy a new device every time I wrote to them about some bug that would pop up. I like this game the best because unlike the other games you only have to retrain your troops if you're the attacker and not the defender and also you don't have to put out fires or rebuild your defence every time someone attacks your city.