[Boom Beach] The Upgrading Sequence of Building
We all know that we can only upgrade/build one building at a time in Boom Beach, because there is only one group of workers. Thus, what kind of building should be priority upgraded?
First of all, let's talk about the upgrade problem of Headquarters. Many players who have played Clash of Clans use to upgrade the Town Hall after upgrading other buildings to maximum level, because that makes them have enough military capability to face the next level challenges. But, this is quite different in Boom Beach. In this game, the battle's difficulty will reduce after upgrading Headquarters, because you can unlock more powerful military capability. Conversely, if you insist on upgrading the Headquarters at last, you will find that you hardly defeat the opponents on your field, and then see your resource base being occupied. So, if you have enough resource, you totally can upgrade your HQ at first.
After upgrading HQ, which building should be upgraded at first? We discuss it in several aspects.
1. From the resource acquisition perspective, it can divide into two important ways: automatic acquisition (Personal base and resource base) and plundering. Among them, the automatic acquisition is comparatively stable way, but the income is lower.
However if you choose to plunder NPC and players, you can acquire higher resource. But you must face higher risks. And when you invade other players, your trophy also depends on what level their Vault is. Besides, you can't confirm you can always win. So you may get nothing sometimes. Thus, if you like to steadily develop your base, you should preferentially upgrade Residences and Sawmill to obtain sustainable revenue. If you're feeling adventurous, you need to upgrade military buildings at first, such as Radar, Armory, Gunboat and Landing Craft.
2. From the resource protection perspective, we should preferentially upgrade Vault, not defensive towers. As I mentioned above, the resource which can be plundered by invader depend on your Vault's level. The building can provide an upper limit that the resource below the maximum won't be plundered. So, as long as your Vault's level is enough to protect your all resource, you will avoid being attacked by other players because of lacing trophy. As for the defensive towers, my view is you can upgrade them if you have spare time, otherwise consider other buildings at first.