Having to buy crappy updates in Phase 3 just to unlock 4 is kinda depressing. Most of my AP is still in phase 1 and 2....
Each phase the requirements suck more and more. 1000 AP to unlock P2 is fine b/c it's only 1000 and there's >4500 AP of useful stuff in P1.
8000 to unlock P3 is mediocre, but 7718 on Inc AP, then Inc AV or Merc Disc to clear 8000.
But 25000 to unlock P4 starts getting ugly, but at least SL, Start w/Tech & Tech Disc clear 25000.
But 100K to SAsc is just dumb. There just isn't enough good stuff there that warrants 100K investment, esp if the intent is just to throw it all away and start over again.
Phase 4 AP Cost Adv Upgrade to level
5518 Better Hospitals 50%
25739 Inc Army Caches 100%
10044 Auto-Draft 0
23300 Inc Clan Req Size 300%
11810 Faster Digging 50%
9460 Cache Visibility 200
Even all of the best options still only get you to 85K-ish, and the rest gets eaten up for AAQ, which you really only ever need @ 5-10% but I put higher just to get 100K, b/c there's nothing else appealing within P4. Tbh only BH, IAC & 5-10% AAQ are truly appealing. AAQ b/c it is a lot better than AQ just for the JS aspect, can be used much earlier in a level and without the care AQ requires to prep.
It would be better imho if it were at least perhaps invest 50K in P4, then another 100K anywhere in order to SASc. That way could max out IACP, Crafter Speed, etc, and maybe do some Tech Runs, rather than just investing in random P4 stuff.
Edited 5/20/2022 04:59:47