“Clash of Clans” is a powerhouse of an app, and its players are as hardcore as they come. Since its release in 2012, “Clash of Clans” has dominated Apple’s App Store, quickly climbing the ranks and claiming the title of No.1 highest-grossing app overall. The game revolves around the idea of fortifying a base, defending it from invading players and their clans, and raiding the bases of others in order to gain resources and start the whole process over again. The game play is addicting, and because logging off means leaving your base wide open for a raid, the game’s top players stay glued to their screens.
Clash of Clans is first off a game that’s polished. One thing that was mentioned in this article was that when it comes to mobile game development it’s not about how many games you can get onto the app store, and how fast you can do it but rather spending the time to create one great game, not lots of mediocre games. Supercell definitely spent the time required to make Clash of Clans not only fun to play, but addicting.
Clash of Clans has got an art style that really appeals to any age and this type of game has already been proved popular among many gamers. The game obviously takes some inspiration from successful Real Time Strategy (RTS) games like Star Craft and Age of Empires and they put it into the palm of your hands.
As we all know that playing Clash of Clans is about attacking, stealing and making our base strong. If you think about it, there;s no good reason in playing this game but in fact, the game offers a few useful lessons for leaders within the business world.
Three Useful Lessons To Learn in Playing Clash of Clans:
1. Invest in your people to build a strong team. The central mission of Clash of Clans is to build a strong village that houses a powerful army that can both defend itself and conquer other villages. To do so, you must harvest resources to build different kinds of buildings and, ultimately, train an army. Once your army is powerful enough, you can begin battling with others. A much better strategy in the game would have been to take my time gathering additional resources to invest in an army, to increase their strength and skill and improve their odds of success. The same strategy is critical in business, and many of us in roles of business leadership forget the importance of investing in training and the materials necessary to improve the odds of success. No amount of investment guarantees that you will win in battle or in business, but developing your team generally cannot hurt.
2. Team up with good partners. Once your village is sufficiently mature, you have the option to join a clan that comprises villages managed by other players. As a clan, you can then find other clans to battle and thereby collaboratively pursue greater riches for all of the members of your clan. In business, as in Clash of Clans, having the right team can make all the difference. Even the best and brightest business people have an off day (or month or year), and having a team of capable colleagues not only helps to share the load but provides a motivating force to push you to be better. And while you can’t always choose your colleagues, spending time thinking through whom you want on your corporate team who can help you pick up the slack and keep you motivated to push your own limits of success is generally time well spent.
3. Pursue balanced growth. An army needs to improved and grow especially in the battlefield. Applying all tactics and strategy will keep the clan stronger. Learning to discover other;s personality and entity. Was able to attack and defeat, but with more difficulty each time. This lesson from Clash of Clans is an important one in the business world, as well. Like a Clash of Clans village, a business is a complex entity with multiple elements that require attention. Putting all of your attention into one and neglecting the others is a recipe for failure. For example, as any salesperson will tell you, a great sales effort is nothing without the ability to deliver a quality product or service. Pursuing growth in a measured way that keeps the elements of a business in balance can help minimize major disruptions and increase the likelihood that the business stays on the intended course.
Investing in your people, teaming up with good partners, and pursuing a balanced approach to growth can make life easier in business, as well as in Clash of Clans.
But aside from the business lessons we can learned, Clash f Clans helps us develop the character of being patient-the attacks are not easy. It needs a lot of patience to win the battle. Like anything in life, things are rarely instantaneous. They take time. It has taught us to savor the anticipation and excitement to complete life’s personal battle.
A game should never affect your life and the way you live it. The way we play the game shows how we strategized the battles we have in life.