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Facebook is littered with all kinds of games, some good, and some not so good. Of all the different games available, few are as popular as Zynga facebook games. They are well known for games like Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker and Farm Ville but Zynga has other games that, although not as popular, are just as fun. Warstorm is one of these games. A strategy based mix of RPG and card game, Warstorm is similar to the card game Magic the Gathering. Warstorm does have some competition on facebook as Warlords and NanoCastles have similar gameplay. There are a few different ways to play Warstorm, duels and daily battles make up part of the gameplay but there is an RPG aspect as well. Players conquer territories on a map, each territory is held by different factions.
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Warstorm Cards and Factions
When players first begin playing Warstorm they must go through a series of tutorials to learn how to play the game. Players take squads into battle. Squads are comprised of a single hero. Each hero can have a specific amount of squad members under their command, can carry a certain amount artifacts and cast a designated number of spells. Fulfilling the tutorials also allow the player to pick up a collection of squads each of different factions. There are multiple factions in the game and each squad can only have cards of the same faction.
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Warstorm Duels and Lands
There are three different actions in the game. Players can conquer areas on the map, do the three daily campaigns, or do duel Warstorm players. The daily campaigns are three basic battle to help players gain extra silver. Duelling other players is an easy way to gain extra silver but unlike other Zynga Facebook games players can't choose their opponent, the game simply find a match and starts the battle. My hope is that this aspect of the game is expanded in the future Warstorm updates. To conquer different lands in Warstorm players can click on the View Map option. Players must conquer nearby lands to open up new areas. Even once lands have been conquered they will yield silver on a daily basis but,\ players must constantly repel invading barbarians to keep control of the land.
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Warstorm Updates, What's Next?
Still in beta, it is clear that Warstorm is already a really good game but there is room for a lot of expansion. Warstorm could easily be made a great and very popular game with the proper changes. Zynga has been pretty close mouthed as to where this game is headed but hopefully future Warstorm updates will expand the daily campaigns and Warstorm duels. The territory aspect of the game is already very full and engaging but the campaigns and duels seem to have been added as an afterthought but with a few improvements this could be fixed and the game as a whole would benefit. All-in-all, Zynga has created another winning game, even if it has not seen the amount of players as other Zynga facebook games.