I've been a big fan of two aspects of strategizing in warzone idle:
1. How to spend AP points.
2. Figuring out what is "good" on each particular map / trying to anticipate how the maps scale relative to each other and predict how the next one will be different.
To elaborate, I found it enjoyable figuring out which advancements will be useful. E.g. IACP is obviously useful from the start, then you realize JS is useful, then idle time, ore sell value, additional mercs, etc. The fact that you can start to appreciate previously "useless" advancements is a sign of a well-designed game.
For figuring out what is "good" on each particular map, I mean things like:
- What is the most efficient way to explore? Is efficient exploring even possible?
- Where will most the $ come from?
- What's an optimal order to capture key objectives?
- Which techs are worth investing in?
For level-level strategizing, this is about trying to guess how the game is designed. E.g. how much longer will the next level take (and hence, what is the payoff horizon for my investments)? What is the optimal ordering for upgrades? Do I need to pay for all the hospital upgrades? When should I stop upgrades and invest more heavily in mercs? etc.
Great fun all around!