i played that for years on world 14,Soldierlozer wrote:http://www.tribalwars.com
You can get premium which gives a few advantages, but it doensn't really make you stronger and it's only a few euro's a month
Although in the new servers, you can half building time with real money.
in the later stages of the game premium is vital, no other way could you orginise the thousands (literally) of fake attacks and time real attacks and nobles to within seconds to allow you to capture a village.
thet company also made the west refered to in OPs post
also managing 300 villages in that game got tricky without premium, impossible.