- World Map
Basics > Resources
- There are three types of resources that are required to build buildings and units. Each plot of land on the map has a base hourly resource rate. The resource generation rate can be increased by building the appropriate resource buildings on their respective flags. Each building can additionally be upgraded to increase the resource generation rate. The 4 resources are food, iron, stone and wood.
- FOOD: to generate food you must build farms. Farms are built on the yellow flags. Increasing your food production allows for you to support more inhabitants. The food resource is comprised of the farms on all kingdoms. Food maxes out at and cannot go further than 2000 food. 1/20 FOOD would be mean that you are producing 20 FOOD/hr and can support a population that requires 20 FOOD/hr. The 1 means that you have your inhabitants are consuming 1 FOOD per hour. When you reach your max food, ie. 2000/2000 you must destroy units before you can build more units.
- IRON: Upgrading the mine will increase iron production. Mines are built on orange flags
- STONE: Upgrading quaries will increase stone production. Quarries are built on orange flags
- WOOD: Upgrading lumber camps will increase stone production. Lumbercamps are built on orange flags
Basics > First Steps
- To get started you should first familiarize yourself with the most basic functions of the game: resources, building and recruiting units.
- You should start by building resource producing buildings on the orange and yellow flags. Orange flags can be built on with mines, quarries and warehouses. Yellow flags can be built on with lumber camps, farms and warehouses. This will let you get your resource production started.
- At first you should focus on the main three resources: iron, stone and wood.
- Building a warehouse will let you store more of these resources.
- Farms are important and increase your food supply but are not needed right away.
- The red flags will let you build other available buildings such as barracks, stable, siege workshop, blacksmith and others you can find here.
- Start building your kingdom. As you build buildings you may also upgrade them to the next level. This will allow you to unlock more upgrades and buildings as well as units you can build.
- Try to continue to build and upgrade until your manor in the center of your kingdom turns into a castle. At this point start thinking about attacking some rebel kingdoms around you to loot more resources. You can read the attack guide here.
- Speed ups are a good way to build faster - they let you instantly finish building. Advisors also let you build more efficiently and faster. If you need resources you may buy them via the buy resources button.
- If you need help you may use the chat, message boards or browse our FAQ and help sections. Also, it might be good to team up with an alliance; check the chat and message boards to see if anyone is recruiting or send a friendly PM (private message).
Basics > Change kingdom name
- To change the kingdom name you must have the military advisor. Having this advisor allows for the cities tab which you can change kingdom names with. To do so double click the name of the kingdom name to change the name.
Basics > Construct buildings
- To construct buildings simply click one of the flags on your kingdom view to select it, and then select the build icon button. Doing so will show all available buildings to construct.
Basics > Recruit units
- To recruit units select one of the buildings that produces units such as barracks, stable, siege workshop or royal estate. From here click the recruit unit icon in the action panel. Doing so will display which units you may build at this time.
- In the game you may build units at four locations: barracks, stable, siege workshop and royal estate. To build units simply select one of the four buildings and then click the build unit icon in the action panel. Doing so will bring up a list of available units for you to build.
- To attack another kingdom view the world map by clicking the world map icon in the action panel or clicking on the mini world map. Find the kingdom you want to attack by scrolling the world map or using your arrow keys. Once you have found the kingdom simply click it to highlight it which will bring about several options in the action panel. Select the attack icon. This will prompt one of your armies to send in to attack. Once you have selected your army you can click the armies tab to track the arrival of your army. If the kingdom of your attack is far away from where the army was stationed it may take some time before it arrives. Once the battle begins you will receive battle reports every 5 minutes via the reports icon. You can track your battle progress all the way to the finish.
- As you watch the progress you may either want to send more troops or recall your army if it looks like you are going to lose. To recall your troops simply click the armies tab and find the recall link next to your army that is fighting. You will be able to know that is fighting due to the status message to the left of the army's name. To send more troops find the kingdom you are attacking and repeat the attack process all over again, and this time send any other troops you may have. They will then travel to the destination to join the first army in the battle.
- Upon a successful battle you may either lose and return home, win and take resources or win and take the territory. To take the territory you need to have sent a crowned royal heir and have won the battle.
- Every unit belongs to a certain category. Each unit category counters another unit category. This is handled through unit attack priorities.
- Spearmen counter Cavalry.
- Swordsmen counter Spearmen.
- Archers counter Swordsmen.
- Cavalry counter Archers.
- Alliances allow players to play together as a team. To create an alliance, click the crown alliance icon in the header. This requires entering an alliance name and tag that are not already taken. Once you have an alliance you may invite other players to join. To invite click "invite" in the alliance pop up window and type the player's name in the input box that you would like to invite. Alliance members kingdoms will show up in orange on the mini map which you may toggle by right clicking on the map.
- The world map is the playing field of the game. There is one map per server and all players can be located on the map. Depending on how far the player's kingdom has progressed, a different icon representing the stage of development will appear. From the world map you are always to locate friends and enemies. From the world map you are also able to attack, trade, and message players.
- Reports can be found by clicking the reports icon in the header of the UI in between the message icon and account options icon. Reports let you know how battles are progressing or have finished. Latest battle reports are show with a description, when it was last updated, the territory the report is for and a link to view the report. In the report it will tell you the status of the battle and how many resources you took if you took any. The column on the left represents you and your "friendly units" and the column on the right are the "enemy units." The units are depicted vertically with their icons. To the right of the icons are the kills, losses and XP. Kills represent how many enemy units that unit killed. Losses are how many of that unit were killed by enemy units. And the XP shows how much current experience the unit has and how much it gained in green.
- To trade resources you first need to build a market. Once you have built your market you may find other kingdoms on the map to trade with. To trade resources simply highlight the kingdom on the world map. Doing so will bring up the trade icon in the action panel. Clicking the trade icon will prompt the trade window where you can select how many of each resource you would like to send the player. To make a trade it requires an agreement with the other player and to negotiate what the trade will consist of. Doing so can be through private message, the forums or chat.