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Nananea here! I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful content creator for Hero Academy 2 that has been creating how-to walkthrough videos for many of the game’s challenges, The Stingy Gamer.

Stingy’s challenge walkthroughs are to-the-point with no commentary. He shows you how to complete each challenge while you follow along. I had a chance to talk with Stingy and ask him a few questions, so please enjoy the following Q & A.


Nananea

How did you get started creating videos?

The Stingy Gamer

I started creating videos because the current meta for most games is P2W (pay-to-win). I wanted to show people with games with strategic elements that there is a F2P (free-to-play) formula to enhance one's chance of advancing further in a game. Hence how I came about the name “The Stingy Gamer”! It’s a personification of how I play games. My motto is “The Art of Stingy Gaming!” Showing people how to play games with little to no monetary investment to enhance winning.

Another reason I started creating videos is, in most games, there is a lack of information or tutorials explaining features and aspects of the game. I felt the discovery process for certain parts of games was extremely frustrating. So I just wanted to simplify the explanation of parts of games where information was lacking.

I love learning new things. So I really enjoyed the creative aspect of editing and creating content. I feel like improvement is necessary in this area, but hopefully, I’ll get good enough so more people will enjoy the content I put out there. 

Nananea

What drew you to Hero Academy 2? Did you play Hero Academy?

The Stingy Gamer

I was looking for a game to play with lots of strategic components. Hero Academy 2 seemed to have that and when I started playing I was hooked!

I did not play Hero Academy. If I knew about it earlier I would have definitely got into it.

Nananea

How long have you been playing Hero Academy 2?

The Stingy Gamer

I’ve been playing since October 2017. The complexity of the game made me take a break here and there to re-think my strategy so I could further enjoy HA2.

Nananea

What do you love about Hero Academy 2

The Stingy Gamer

In my opinion, the best part of HA2 is under certain conditions your units are able to counter-attack (revenge). It fundamentally changes how you would normally play if there was no counter attacks.

I also love how the positioning of units is an important part of the game. If you’re not aware of what other units are capable of and your positioning is off it could turn the tables in a game, but if you mess up, there usually is a chance to recover and turn the tables.

Oh, and I also love that it’s a turn-based overview deck game. Did I say that right? Whereas most games out there are just solely focused on the strength of a deck, HA2 makes it so you could potentially turn the tide in a match with weaker units with better positioning.

Nananea

If you could make one change to Hero Academy 2, what would it be?

The Stingy Gamer

One would be to make it easier to check the stats of other units. Right now, I have some minor degree of difficulty checking other units stats, which has a lot to do with my touchscreen since I play on my phone. I’ll upgrade to a better device as soon as I can, but right now I’m stuck with my iPhone. XD

Secondly, I would like to see a whole new race to play. Like a dwarf race where they have low mobility, high hp, high dmg? Whatever it is I’m sure your creative teams can come up with a new and interesting race to play.

Lastly, making it easier to navigate through the game. I feel like it’s quite confusing and overwhelming to get to the page I want to. Might be just me though, lol!

Sorry I know it’s not one, but that’s what I would like to see changed!

Nananea

Why create videos for Hero Academy 2?

The Stingy Gamer

I started creating videos for HA2 when I encountered the training challenges. Some of the challenges presented were quite difficult or required a different train of thought to complete. And I knew some gamers out there would like to see videos out there to beat the difficult stages.

I want to give a shout out to you guys at BonusXP for making the challenges. Please keep ‘em coming, they make the game super interesting!

Nananea

Any special plans regarding future Hero Academy 2 content?

The Stingy Gamer

Of course! I plan to make some more videos of the unlockable campaigns, challenges, how-to, tips and tricks, and the PVP (player versus player) portion of the game. I also plan to add some voice-overs to future videos and add visual effects to make my videos more entertaining. If my voice isn’t sexy and appealing I apologize in advance haha!!


Big thanks to The Stingy Gamer for being our first featured community member for Hero Academy 2. Keep up the amazing work on your content! For our readers, here are some examples of Stingy’s videos to check out.

Training Challenge #8 - Deep Run Roots 

Dark Elf Challenge #4 - Wraiths of Wrath 


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