Best grind advice here is to get the 100 plasma for the jump BEFORE worrying about the tech that needs plasma. ONLY get the FIRST level of the Super (plasma req) engine. Don't upgrade until you hit the red planet. Plasma and gems get very easy to come by then.
Okay, I have to give you credit - you are one of the FEW people I know who has OBVIOUSLY read the Silmarilion by Tolkein. Anwe? Iluvatar? Some of the other names... not to mention the prison warden borrowing the Lord of the Rings... Color me impressed for a true Tolkein Fan.
@ ken030988: a couple weeks ago I would have agreed with YOU. Unfortunately, since then, the speed upgrades on DK's have gone away UNTIL AFTER YOU KILL THE GREY ISLES AT LEAST ONCE!! Getting that first one is a pain in the butt.
Consider also scaling the conquer speed based on relative army power - that is, when you have waaaaaaay more army power than the enemy nation, let us conquer faster (maybe make it an option for double cost or something like that, but waiting on the fights is really annoying after a while)
Another problem with the contracts is when it tells you to get kills with a premium weapon - If i dont happen to have any gold coins at the moment, and i dont want to spend real money, I'm basically stuck. Not cool.
Is it just me, or does anyone else find the last level of the alien campaign to be insanely unfair? Lets see... We have 3 people, they have 4. We all start out with pistols, they start with snipers and rockets. They have a raze soldier who takes 3-4 rocket headshots to kill each time. And oh, yeah, you have only 4 minutes to kill him 10 times.
Seriously. Insanely unfair. Has ANYONE figured out how to beat it?
This is my first ever comment on the site. I've been playing on Kongregate for a couple months now, but this is the first game that absolutely deserves for me to come in, stand up, and make a statement. This was a great game. That barely begins to describe it, but this is a true flash masterpiece. 6/5 dude! Ignore the haters. Small people need to make others feel smaller so they don't seem so small by comparison. You - and your great game - are bigger and better than that. Ignore em. If they don't like it, their loss. Keep up the fantastic work! =)