The MMO RPG genre for the iPhone was so popular that it burnt itself out with relative ease. iMob Online, PlayMesh, and the varities of properties that mimicked the same format with different themes such as ninjas, rock stars, shopping, world combat, or space fighting. One of the most popular was the vampire themes, and amongst the varieties available you can usually find a higher level of innovation. These text based iPhone MMO RPGs really based their popularity on their social networking functions and the ability to just check in at random, but as these elements entered other popular games there was more diversity and many titles fell by the wayside. Now there are still several that have survived, and one of the most involved and intriguing is Werewolves vs. Vampires, that takes, and builds on, many of the best of these elements. Here are several tips for managing the game and leading your pack.
The first thing you want to do in Werewolves vs. Vampires is to get to know the lay of the land. There is a basic theme throughout the title that is common to all similar games. You complete missions to gain experience points that then allow you to level up and customize your character. Here you are going to want to lean in the direction of strength since later levels are really defined by combat between you and other actual players. You will want to begin investing in property right from the start as your finances are going to be critical, and you will want to really focus your leveling appropriately so that you do not level up too quickly. Your race, however, is not going to be of central importance because they are functionally equal.
There are essentially two versions of the game: the Lite version and the pay version. Conventionally the MMO RPGs on the iPhone were free and offered pay respect points, or other functional elements, but in this case the full version is $1.99. The reality is that you will not be able to really get into the game without the full version, so it serves to reason that you should just test it out with the Lite version and you should actually invest in the full version for real play. This is important because the title will be with you for quite a while and often on a day to day basis.
Building Up Your Clan
Adding to your clan in Werewolves Vs. Vampires is just as important as it is in comparable text based iPhone RPG. Just as with games like iVampires Online, Undead Live, and Vampires: Bloodlust, there is a friend code system in place that helps you add other players to your Werewolves Vs. Vampires clan. Though you have to complete the Werewolves Vs. Vampires internal tutorial before you begin you should be working on adding to your clan and disseminating your friend code as quickly as possibly.
When you start out at the Werewolves Vs. Vampires Home page go to the left hand column and find My Clan, which is under The Masters and above Most Vicious. Once you are in My Clan you will see a number of different options on your left hand side and the rest of the display is supposed to correspond to the selected option. You will start out in My Clan, which is where you will see all the people who are currently in your Werewolves Vs. Vampires clan.
Go down to the Codes button and select it. Here is where you will be using Werewolves Vs. Vampires friend codes to send clan requests. Here you will see your friend code listed on top and below you will see two buttons, one that says Redeem and one that says Request. Here is where you can enter people’s Werewolves Vs. Vampires friend codes and then hit the Redeem button below, or Request if you want to send a regular invite. Make sure you get your friend code as much as possible. My Werewolves Vs. Vampires friend code is 10992, so add me freely.
If you go to the Invite button, which is directly below the Codes button, you will find a number of secondary options for adding people to your Werewolves Vs. Vampires clan. Here you will see three option buttons on the top of the display. The first is email, and when you hit the Request button you will be given a prompt to send an email invitation. The next is Location, which then uses your location and the GPS function of the iPhone to find Werewolves Vs. Vampires players in your physical location. The last one is Contacts that then lets you go into your Contacts List and then find and select people you want to send Werewolves Vs. Vampires friend requests.
For as complicated as Vampires vs. Werewolves for the iPhone is, the healing system is fairly familiar. It ends up hailing from previous titles like iVampires Online and Vampires: Bloodlust, both titles that bring the MMO text-based iPhone RPG genre in this direction but do not complete the voyage. Here you still have a place to get repaired at an extravagant price. Here are some tips for using the Healer in Vampires vs. Werewolves.
When you are at the main Vampires vs. Werewolves Home screen you will find Healer in the right hand column directly below Dark Market and above Profile. When you select Healer you will see a simple screen with a question at the top asking if you want to get healed. Below this, it will tell you exactly how much it will cost to heal your Vampires vs. Werewolves character in its current health situation. Below that will be a Heal button that you can press. Once you do, you will be healed for the price listed. If you are already at full health then it will not allow you to do anything in the Healer.
The only real question about using the Vampires vs. Werewolves Healer is when. It does tend to be expensive to use the Healer in the long run. Many MMO text-based iPhone RPGs are actually more costly because it first requires you to deposit money in a bank that will cost you a ten to fifteen percent fee. Thankfully, you do not actually have to do that and instead will use the free money you have available in Vampires vs. Werewolves. Still, you should be selective and only use it when you absolutely must be able to complete different tasks. Do not let your desire to play overwhelm the fact that you should not waste money when you do not have to.
If you are low on money, this should be one of the last things on your list, and the same is true if it is early on in Vampires vs. Werewolves. Instead you should usually just allow your character to heal the natural way. Remember that Vampires vs. Werewolves is more complicated than most other MMO text-based iPhone RPGs so you should look at each situation individually.
For all its differences in gameplay, Vampires vs. Werewolves still includes a leveling system that is fairly familiar. All of the text-based iPhone RPGs include a similar excuse for selling points to players for iconoclastic cheating and forcing players to perfectly plan their progression. Any wrong move in Vampires vs. Werewolves can leave you unable to compete against other players at upper levels. This usually comes from leveling up too quickly and spending experience points in unwise locations, and when you do your Vampires vs. Werewolves account may be beyond salvaging. In this situation you may want to just consider resetting your Vampires vs. Werewolves account altogether and starting over from scratch. Here is a guide to resetting Vampires vs. Werewolves and knowing when the time is right.
Resetting the Account
When you are at any stage in Vampires vs. Werewolves look to the lower left hand corner and find the question mark, which you will select. This will bring up the “Options Help About” screen where you can help systems, frequently asked questions, and about listings about the developers. The bottom option, below the FAQ, is Reset. Select this Reset button and you will be taken to a Reset window with a button in the middle. Select this again and your Vampires vs. Werewolves account will be reset completely.
If you cannot consistently win any Vampires vs. Werewolves fights or your account is consistently attacked then you may find yourself in a disaster. As you get up in levels, you are going to see that those who planned their progress have perfectly laid attack schemes set up that you will not be able to compete with. If you cannot consistently get on top by level twenty then you may want to consider resetting. This should not affect your friend system. If you have leveled up too quickly without investing your money then you are going to find that resetting your Vampires vs. Werewolves account is the most important feature. This will be one aspect that there is no way to reverse and you will only have to start this process over again.