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  • Atomic Rush - Factory or Airstrip upgrade?

    Hi everyone,

    Just completed upgrade to factory at lvl 5, while the other factory I have is at lvl 3.
    My airstrip (only have 1 right now) sits at lvl 3 with max troop capacity of 4.

    With the 45 % off discount is it worth spending all my oil right now on the airstrip upgrade (132k), or is upgrading the factory to lvl 6 (126.5k) a better investment?

    I have maxed all my factory troops except the newly unlocked APC. Gaining the opportunity to unlock the MK4 tank and others in future seems more beneficial than gaining another space for aircraft? I have however read many posts about the potential to gain 8 troop space for aircraft. Unfortunately I didn't have any troops available to add a second airstrip during the first rush.

    Thanks for the advice in advance!


  • #2
    Tough choice - depends if you're ready to start attacking with Heavy Tank armies, in which case the MK4 is kind of essential. However planes are very important too. If you can upgrade to a level 6 factory I'm guessing you're in Atomic age and already have the silo, so my priorities would be:
    1) Build second airstrip for the extra 3 planes
    2) Upgrade factory to get MK4
    3) Upgrade airstrip and start chipping away at those fighter upgrades

    This is only my opinion and I'm sure others will argue that getting maxed planes is more important than the MK4...….

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    • #3
      Honest answer: you need both. If I were you, I'd:

      * Stop all progress on everything else; meaning, NO university/economy/defense... and certainly nothing not taking oil; cancel them so workers can work on factory/airstrip (seriously)
      * Stop upgrading the 2nd factory; leave at level 3 for a long time (it's low priority) until main factory/airstrips are done (so you can build zooks)
      * Airstrip to level 4 as planes are critical to all success; it will NOT add plane capacity but it will unlock plane upgrades (namely, FIGHTERS; ignore others for now)
      * Build second airstrip; levels 1-3 give extra planes (not 4+); never upgrade this second airstrip to level 4; so get this 2nd airstrip to level 3 ASAP.
      * Upgrade main factory (again, ignore 2nd for a long time) so you can upgrade HT/Zooks/Commandos
      * The only thing you should be upgrading in Armory are oil things; namely Fighters, along with HT/Bazooka/Commandos. NOTHING ELSE during the rush.

      So, if you stop all the other stuff then you can start both during this event. The key is starting them before the event ends; which may mean crowning something the final day before beginning... it also might mean sleeping a lot less that day ;-)

      Lastly, for others, Armory is optional upgrade; always skip it during rush events as it is not required to upgrade for factory/airstrip stuff.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SomeRandomPlayer View Post
        * Airstrip to level 4 as planes are critical to all success; it will NOT add plane capacity but it will unlock plane upgrades (namely, FIGHTERS; ignore others for now)
        * Build second airstrip; levels 1-3 give extra planes (not 4+); never upgrade this second airstrip to level 4; so get this 2nd airstrip to level 3 ASAP.
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        • #5
          Thank you guys for the detailed and much helpful advice!!

          SomeRandomPlayer - I waited as long as I could to crown factory to level 6 and just started the MK4 upgrade before the discount ends here in a few hours.

          I appreciate the airstrip knowledge as I wasnt sure what upgrading to level 4 would do, but I will start building my second airstrip this week. Thanks again and best of luck to you all! Enjoy the upcoming rushes!
          Last edited by NxM_Hiawatha; 11-06-2019, 02:28 AM.

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          • #6
            Air strips and Emilia research would be the way to go. You don’t need to upgrade all planes just ones you need. Most people use 2 combo not 3 in atomic age. Best combo until you get to space age is 2 fighters and 2 paratroopers. You can clear most bases from the air without spawning any defensive troops except for traps and generals. It’s less pressure to have onboard tough and powerful not to mention expensive to train factory troops

            whatever direction you choose to go be sure to do the corresponding university researches most boost 20%-30% in health and damage. It’s way more than the regular upgrade which usually increase not even 5%

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