The great thing about Rise of Civilizations is that you’re going to be rewarded with a ton of free Gems – which are the premium currency – from simply playing the game. Of course, there are a ton of possibilities for you to spend your gems and some are better than others.
Therefore, today I decided to talk about this and share my thoughts on what’s the best place for spending gems in Rise of Civilizations.
Most people believe that they should focus spending gems on improving their VIP level. And that is correct… up to a point. That point is VIP level 6:
As you can see, there is a massive advantage from reaching level 6 VIP status: you unlock the second builder and that gives you a massive advantage, especially earlier on in the game.
But past this level, you shouldn’t focus on spending gems on your VIP level, as there are other great places for that. And the building you should switch focus on is the Mysterious Merchant:
She won’t always be available, but she is there relatively often. Most important, she usually has heaps of great items that you can spend your regular resources on, but also the Gems.
And that is what you should utilize your Gems for in Rise of Civilizations: buying the boosts, mainly those that give you building time, training time or healing time reductions – the latter to a smaller degree since you won’t really need a ton of those for a long time.
I also recommend purchasing the Statues that might be available there in order to star up your Commanders – while any other premium items are considered a must buy. I got a Teleport scroll from there at a massive discount, for example – and those are always good to have.
Don’t waste time on getting other boosts – like resource packs or production bonuses from the Mysterious Merchant in RoC because they’re not really worth a premium. But those speed boosts – they are indeed worth gems, just like the statues are!
Finally, you can also get some nice value if you are very active in your alliance through donations. If you get past 10,000 donations each day, you will receive some random loot, usually including resources and various boosts. Based on my own experience, you are guaranteed to get better rewards if you spend a Gems on donations a few times.
This definitely depends on your alliance and how active you are – it might be a complete waste of gems to donate to your alliance’s research if you’re not getting past the 10,000 points, so spend a few days first making sure that you get there through regular donations.
So these are the things that you should focus spending your gems on, in my opinion. Don’t waste them on instant training or insta-builds or anything like that. Not even VIP level increasing should be considered a priority after reaching level 6 in my opinion.
But what do you think? Do you agree that the Mysterious Merchant is the best place to spend your Gems, or you have other suggestions?