Cloud Raiders gets clan support Android EVGA Tegra Note 7

Many genres spring from a single popular game. The casual strategy genre owes its popularity to Clash of Clans, for instance. And once a game reaches that level of fame, other developers inevitably release their own games that draw inspiration from it. Cloud Raiders is Game Insight’s take on Clash of Clans.

Although a first-class effort, Cloud Raiders has lacked one key element since its release in February: clans! You can’t take on Clash of Clans without clans. Today Game Insight released a major update to Cloud Raiders that corrects this oversight and adds a proper clan system. Read on to learn about how clans affect the game and how to join Android Central’s own clan!

Cloud Raiders version 2.0 release notes

  • CLANS in 2.00! This feature will roll out through the next week to all players.
  • Now it's easier to find buildings that are available to build.
  • Dozens of improvements and fixes including performance improvements.
  • Friendly fire damage fixes for turrets.

 Clantastic

Cloud Raiders gets clan support Android

After installing the update, you’ll notice a new voice bubble icon at the right side of the screen - the clan button. Before players can access the clan features it brings, they must restore the Clan Dock. The Dock is a little building that sat unused until now. It costs a little gold to fix it up, but at least it has a speedy 30 minute completion time.

Cloud Raiders gets clan support Android

Having completed the Clan Dock’s renovations, you’ll then be able to join or create a clan. The process of creation is quite simple. Just come up with a cool name, decide whether to require an invitation to get in, set a minimum valor (PvP) stat for members, and design a clan emblem. I wish there were more emblem pieces to choose from, but the current offering works well enough to start with.

Cloud Raiders gets clan support Android

Once you’re in a clan you can chat with other members, giving players something to do during the downtime between raids.  Clan members can also request troops from their clan mates. I haven’t tested this yet, but it seems that friendly troops actually increase the maximum size of your raiding party. That should come in handy!

Looking for a clan to join? Try the official Android Central clan. Request to join within the game and we'll get you in. You must have at least 250 valor to join, and it helps to be an active player. We also have a Cloud Raiders forum thread here at the site. Sign up and we’ll storm some forts together!

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Cloud Raiders gets clan support Android

Cloud Raiders takes place in a world of floating islands, not unlike Activision’s Skylanders series. At the outset, players become stranded on one of those islands by evil sky pirates. They’ll then have to build a base in order to keep those pirates at bay and take back some loot in the process.

In order to defend your base, you’ll need to recruit various types of soldiers and house them in bunkers. They can then be deployed when invading ships reach the island. Enemy forces often come in larger numbers, though. That’s where cannons come in. Place them strategically so they can fire upon the invaders who hack away at your buildings. A large cannon can be aimed at specific targets as well, but it takes time to recharge between shots and only works on AI invaders.

The real fun in Cloud Raiders is player versus player combat. After building up a sizable raiding party, players can attack random settlements and attempt to steal their resources. Win the battle and you’ll gain valor and the envy of other players. Just watch out, because invaded players can take revenge with attacks of their own.

Cloud Raiders is free to play with surprisingly fair in-app purchases. We’ll go into more detail in our upcoming review.

 

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Cloud Raiders gets clan support on Android

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..I was wondering the same thing until I found the answer in the image URL itself. ;)

So Paul, what sets this apart from CoC or Samurai Siege? Or even Galaxy Factions? There's bucket loads of these types of games out there and some are far better than coc or Samurai Siege like Castle Clash or Galaxy Factions yet they don't have the players or online community. Without a community the better games turn into ghost towns and dry up and blow away.

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Well, so far Cloud Raiders has a good-sized community. Game Insight is a big company and they can afford to promote and support it as necessary. Also, the game will be coming to Windows Phone very soon and those players will add to the player base because it's cross-platform compatible. No other Clash-style games are available on WP at present.

That said, I haven't played Samurai Siege or Galaxy Factions so I can't compare them. I just know that Cloud Raiders is done very well, and they have some good improvements coming like global chat. But I'd definitely be interested in your comparisons if you try Cloud Raiders out.

Lol, I think I've tried a good many of them, probably too many in fact.

Castle Clash-Great graphics, lots of buildings, a ton of activities to do; enemy waves, hero battles, off line campaign, PvP, boss battles. Log in rewards, rpg type hero leveling. The bad; too many different types of currency to use, some things aren't explained that well and there's very few players online to form clans with and not much support.

Battle of Zombies: Cute concept and graphics but again not many people online for it.

Galaxy Empire: Decent but didn't hold my attention long.

Battle Command: Another like Galaxy Empire, decent just didn't hold my attention and not many players.

Samurai Siege: Well balanced, great player activity and developer is always responding to feedback and having special weekly events.

Galaxy Factions: Awesome graphics, able to rotate screen, balanced, lots of different troops, mechs and hero's. Another like Castle Clash that's a fantastic game but could disappear due to lack of players.

Cloud Raiders: So far good game but not well balanced. Level 6 town hall required to start leveling troops?! I know there should be some challenge involved but not being able to level troops earlier to go on raids is an oversight. CoC and Samurai Siege get balancing right, there a challenge and wait period but don't put things so far out of reach early on that they turn players off to the game.

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Go to the clan management building at the top-left corner of the island. Select it and look through the clan menus - you can leave the clan from there.