Welcome to part 2 of the beginner’s guide to Crazy Tribes! Click here to go back to part 1 of the guide.
The “food” quantity at the top of the screen is how much food is left over after all of your citizens are fed, on a consistant basis (which is why it changes every time you upgrade a building, but doesn’t change by the minute or the hour)
Upgrading any of these buildings (depending on the main use of the building) will increase the speed of resource-gathering, allow you to hold more resources, improve exchange rates, allow you to train new troop, research new technologies, send your troops out on new jobs, and increase the amount of each resource you can store.
Since you’re just beginning the game, your first order of operations should be to upgrade your gas, metal and plastic buildings, as well as the biodome so that it can keep up. In addition, go to the Atomic Cafe and start sending your Scouts (which you can train more of in the Arsenal) on the beginning missions to gather more resources. As your resources grow and gather, start training more troops as well as upgrading your Arsenal and Black Market. Train more combat troops in the Arsenal and supply troops in the Black Market.
So what are iodine, ammo and water canisters good for? Iodine is good for sending spies on long marches to gather information about other bases. Ammo can be used to take over another base – when you send 1,000 ammo in one battle, then you can take over another base. Water canisters, which are the premium currency of the game, allow you to speed things up as you go, and upgrade more than two buildings at the same time.
Check out the “Map” area after you’re done exploring your base, and you can see all of the mutant bases around, as well as bases that are owned by other players. Mutant bases are weak and very easy to attack and loot, which makes them excellent for “resource farming” very early in the game. Player bases are much tougher, unless they have been abandoned. To get information first, send spies (and iodine, of course) by tapping on a base and scrolling down to the bottom of the menu. and sending spies.