This game is a lot of fun. It can be a little challenging (ok, a lot) with all the bully commanders and tyrants out there pummeling your humble defenses and farming away your hard earned crates. But, that's one of the reasons to like the game - the challenge and strategy required to preserve your stockpile long enough to advance to the next level and achievement. It can be a little disturbing when your supplies get taken away, especially just prior to the implementation of upgrading your units and defenses. I'd whine and cry a little more if I wasn't guilty of doing that to others myself - after all, it's WAR! And even the mighty lion and the fastest cheetah go for the weakest prey. Why fight someone your own size to risk great loss when you can pound a lesser army and take all the booty you want. Ever hear of Sun Tzu? It's a great game, loads fast, functional and free to play, The developers are happy to sell you gold at a fairly reasonable cost which can be used to purchase massive amounts of supplies. . .but where's the fun it that? Only a weak-minded, cowardly, punk-axx, spend-thrift little sissy/bully would need to do that. Also, it can be very helpful if you have the availability to log on for a couple minutes about every hour or so, but you can also go days and weeks without doing so and still find yourself in pretty good shape since no one can actually permanently destroy your base - you just lose crates and dog tags. Give it a try, it's cool. And, you can also draw really cool pictures of the islands and units in a makeshift birthday card to your girlfriend when you forget about her, add a quick rhyme and a clever poem about your gameplay and how it in no way compares to all her talent and beauty, and then she'll love you even more and appreciate all your efforts in the game while she's making dinner and cleaning up around the house. (She's smacking me in the back of the head right now - I gotta go) Play the game.