Season 7 for Warships is growing on me. While it has been frustrating as heck, it woke me up from my slumber when it comes to playing Boom Beach. I got too used to playing the same way every day. The last two season was get the choppa and then try to win sprints to destroying all engines.
I started this season the same way. Upgrade the gunboat and transports to max. Max rifles and then try to upgrade everything else before adding another engine. Well, that strategy sucked this time. I ended up in endless battles with other players where I won some and lost some but in each battle, no engines were destroyed. So I couldn't earn the upgrade chests. It was then that I realized this season was set up to initially use smokey warriors. You needed to get as fast as you can to the third engine and then to smoke which is right after the third engine on the upgrade tree. Then shocks are the next upgrade after smoke. When I was stuck at 2 engines, I realized I had a bunch of gbe going to waste since only flares were available and artillery was pretty far down the tree.
By blindly sticking to my usual starting routine, I didn't make the analysis that there was a better path. The funny thing is that I really don't like smokey warriors. After getting off to a bad start, I started making progress with smokey warriors. That made me study the upgrade tree closer. While my opponents went for heavies and medics, I took the straightest path to rocket choppa. Now at 3 engines, I'm doing quite well. I'll use the next couple of days to get other troops or defenses on this level but I am currently winning more than losing.
When Season 8 rolls around, I'll take more time to study the upgrade tree before playing.