New Player

Hello everybody I'm new to the game, and by new I mean new, I've never played either Tribal wars 2 or the original. I'm not sure what the best way to play is or where is best to start so I was hoping to ask somebody for some tips. I've seen a new world opened almost 4 weeks ago while I was scrolling through the EN forum and I'm not sure if that is a new enough world for me to start on. I don't know how many months are between new worlds opening. If someone would be kind enough to answer my questions that I'll list below I would really really appreciate it. I don't want to start and be completely destroyed by someone with a ton more experience.

Questions:
1. Is buying crowns worth it? I've watched a few tutorial videos and read around the forum before making an account but still don't know whether it offers enough advantage to pay the crippling prices they charge in game.
2. What is the best way to grow in the game. I understand the basic principle of attack and grow but is there a better strategy then just getting lucky.
3. Is there any valuable tactics or extra knowledge to know about (Fundamental knowledge/basics)?
4. when will a new world open?
5. I know there is a difference in troops being defence and offence but what is the best strategy for growing an army early on? Or is it just anything goes during the first few weeks?

And if any personal tips or experience/ideas can be shared by anyone I'd appreciate it. Sorry not the most interesting post but I'm hoping someone can help a newby out. :)

Thanks all.
 
Hello there new fellow player,
1. Crowns do give a huge advantage, especially in the early game ... as long as you know when/how to use them ... tw2 was kinda balanced when it started but now it is full of p2w features, so crowns will make your game much easier but against active/experienced players or teams you will need more than just $$
2-3-5. Read this Yatopædia it's very useful for new players ... you don't have take it word by word but it should give you a good idea about how to start/play ...
4. Usually we get a new world every ~ 6 weeks ... the last world opened 5th November so we should get a new world before Christmas ...
 
Thank you. Ive kept reading the forums seeing what new information I can use to benefit myself. Never found someone saying how to best use crowns though.

Played through the first few missions in W49 to get a feel for pacing I'll give it a proper go on W50 once it opens.
 
Thank you. Ive kept reading the forums seeing what new information I can use to benefit myself. Never found someone saying how to best use crowns though.

Played through the first few missions in W49 to get a feel for pacing I'll give it a proper go on W50 once it opens.
The best bang for your buck is Domination and Prosperity Boosts.
 
The best bang for your buck is Domination and Prosperity Boosts.
Thank you Coldog does the ordinary resource boost stack with prosperity? Just curious if it'll have 40% extra per hour that way. Apart from those 2 is there anything else worth crowns? How about the starter packs I forget the name but gives a lot of different army generals to use. Tactictions, grandmaster, ranger etc...
 
Thank you Coldog does the ordinary resource boost stack with prosperity? Just curious if it'll have 40% extra per hour that way. Apart from those 2 is there anything else worth crowns? How about the starter packs I forget the name but gives a lot of different army generals to use. Tactictions, grandmaster, ranger etc...
Prosperity and iron/clay/wood boosters Do Not stack.... if you activate a wood booster for example whilst prosperity is already enabled... it will only extend the length of time the wood resource is boosted for not add an extra % of production per hour.