Deleted for privacy, thanks for the tips.
You are doing great so far.level up all heroes to level 20.
My main problem is that I can’t forge fast enough to keep up without throwing obscene amounts of gems at every item I get. I’m not sure what I can do about that except grab some chests in the item shop and keep using invos on challenging defenses until I get to a hold level. Am I missing something in that regard?
I have been one to advocate levelling up fast rather than progressing slowly. But that depends on your activity. You must have a good hero that you can use even after level up. You don’t need 12 especially how the game is now. But that said Eestil is right, lvl up your most useful heroes as after probably lvl 110 enemies get hard of you haven’t got good hereos, and there will literally be no options for battle to lvl up a hero and you will have to use the oddessy attempts and retreats to gain xp for your heroes rather than risk losing trophies fighting on the islands.
Hey, while I am asking questions- how much dominance is required to unlock all the islands?
300k at last I knew