Google FoodandAuto: January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Clash of Clans Defense Strategy

**For more up-to-date defense ideas, check my new defense tactics post**

I saw this on the Supercell Forums for Clash of Clans and thought everyone should take a look at this useful tool. Since you have to become a member of the forums to actually see it... I thought I would make it easy for anyone to download it from here.

To get the full use of the village planner, you'll need excel or a program that can open spreadsheets (open office is free and will work), but I'll also post screenshots of the different town hall defenses. This tool will allow you to design your village layout without moving anything in game.

Download the spreadsheet here.

**Please be aware these were all done before the latest update (Barbarian King/Archer Queen update) so you will have some extra things to move around.

The town Hall 7 was one of the best, I don't think I was ever 3 starred from anyone attacking from the right. The town Hall 8 is good as well, I haven't been 3 starred in the 3 weeks I've had it.

You'll need this for the next screenshots:

Town Hall 5

Town Hall 6

Town Hall 7

Town Hall 8

This is my current setup as of 4/24: 

I still haven't decided what to do about the extra air defense. A couple things to note is the fake teslas, this is where most of my attacks would come from and it was easy for goblins to take everything if they had more than 8 well-placed wall-breakers. The second thing is the town hall and barbarian king placement. If I am trying to gain trophies, i stick the town hall inside everything. If I am in farming mode, I trade the king and the town hall. With the town hall outside, I rarely get people to fully attack me, even with millions in my storages.

With the last updates (walls and more buildings) you have a little more to play around with. I just look for weak spots from the replays and then try to make it difficult to attack there. Most of my attacks come from the bottom and they don't expect the tesla which takes care of any wall-breakers trying to come through. The rest of that attacks start with the barbarian king and then the giants always get sprung.

Also, if anyone is interested in getting free iTunes gift cards by downloading free apps, check out my guide to free gems.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free Gems for Clash of Clans

So I have seen a ton of "hacks" and "free" ways to get green gems. Just jailbreak your device, or give me your password, and what not... but I haven't really trusted anything like that. Then I saw a video of a guy that does strategy videos for Clash of Clans, and he gave a legit way to get free gems. And it totally works! I bought my 3rd builder in about 2 days, and my 4th in another 3 days. 

So here you go:

Feature Points Tutorial

This is a guide on how to use the App "FeaturePoints" to get a free iTunes gift card, which you can redeem for gems in Clash of Clans. Make sure to use the referral code 'P9QNWD' to get 50 free credits/points. 

1- Go to this URL on your phone:

Feature Points home screen

2 - Hit 'Sign Up' and Install profile on your phone (this is how 'Feature Points' keeps track of what you have downloaded)

feature points verify settingsinstall profile

3- Use Referral Code 'P9QNWD' for an extra 50 points to start out with

feature points referral code

4- Download free apps through Feature Points (you can install 'Feature Points' as an app for quick access from home screen)

feature points download appfeature points install as app

5- Use each downloaded app for at least 30 seconds (once you have been given points for that app, you can delete them from your phone if you don't want to keep all of them)

6- Most important!! Refer your friends and have them use your unique referral code for more points. You get 50% of all your friends points.

clash of clans green gems price

Steps for getting free gems:

-Redeem an iTunes gift card (USA only) or PayPal gift card (int'l users) using credits 
-Enter code or transfer PayPal money into iTunes account
-Purchase gems through Clash of Clans
-Upgrade more stuff

Side note: You can get PayPal gift cards, Amazon gift cards, paid apps and other rewards besides iTunes gift cards... For those that have 5 builders and plenty of gems already.