Archive for the ‘Evony Browser Game’ Category

Empire Craft – Web Browser MMORTS

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Empire Craft is a new free MMORTS (massively multiplayer online role-playing strategy) game that allows players to develop cities, armies, resource plots, and battle for dominance against other players on a massive world map. Each player starts out with a plot of land and must build up his/her city, defenses, food and resource production, and a massive army to conquer neighbors and nearby resource locations. Battle plans are enacted in real-time, and working together with your union members, basically guild mates, is the only option when faced with some of the more powerful lords in your area.

Interestingly enough, this sounds very familiar right? There are only a couple changed twists in this game.

There are three different races in Empire Craft each with a specific set of graphics for their buildings and landscape. Troops also have different strengths and statistics depending upon their race. The races are Humans, Dwarves, and Orcs. Unions (alliances) can be based on race or geographical location, but different races start in different areas. Heroes are also race specific, but you can still hire them regardless of their race.

There’s a lot more but here’s the real question – is this Evony or is this a rip-off game trying to be like Evony?

There are a lot of questions to be answered. We’ll be addressing Empire Craft later on.

Evony Database – Resources

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

We’ve added a new section for the Evony database: General. In this General category, we’ve completely finished adding the “resources” section. We plan to add multiple other parts in addition to redoing our Evony buildings database and finishing the Evony items portion of the database.

Evony Gold, Evony Food, Evony Lumber, Evony Stone, and Evony Iron are the five resources that we’ve added.

Stay tuned, because we’re going to have a lot more of information for you at the Evony database!

Using the Evony Community Forum

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Many players, or members, of Evony do not fully understand how the official Evony Community Forums work. This guide will answer all of the misunderstandings and should teach you a few things about forum boards.

Guide Last Updated: August 9th, 2009

1. Basics

a. How to register a forum account

b. How to create a thread

i. How to make a post / reply to someone

ii. Why isn’t my thread / post appearing?

c. How to search for information

d. How to send a private message

2. Staff

a. The staff hierarchy: explained

b. How to report a forum moderator

c. How to become a forum moderator

1. Basics


a. How to register a forum account


First, go to this url: bbs.evony.com/register.phpEvony Forum Registration URL

Second, if you accept Evony’s terms and conditions, continue:

Accept Evony Forum Conditions

Third, choose your desired username and password, and continue to filling out your email and the human verification

image: Evony Forum Account Creation

Click complete and you’re finished!

b. How to create a thread

First, go to this url: bbs.evony.com/

Second, choose which forum board you’d like to make a thread in:

Choose Evony Forum Board

Third, click on the button “New Thread”:

Evony Forum New Thread

Fourth, fill in the title, content, and tags:

Evony Forum Thread

You’re all done! Your thread should now appear in the forum section that you posted it in.

b. i. How to make a post / reply to someone


First, find the thread that you’d like to reply to, or post in:

Find Evony Thread

Second, there are two options: 1) Advanced Reply or 2) Quick Reply

1) Advanced Reply – click on the “Post Reply” button:

Post Evony Reply

Then fill in the content:

Evony Forum Post

You have successfully posted!

2) Quick Reply – go to the bottom of the page, and you should see a box named “Quick Reply”. Put your reply in that box and “Post Quick Reply”:

Evony Forum Quick Reply

Nice, you’re successfully quickly replied!

b. ii. Why isn’t my thread or my post appearing?


There is only one reason why your post would not be appearing. It’s because your posts need to be “approved” and are in the moderation que for approval. You’ll have to wait until a moderator approves your post or thread. Your threads and posts are put into moderation probably because the system suspects you to be a spam bot. The reason for this is because you posted a link or URL within your first or second post on Evony. You were then “flagged”. To un-flag yourself, please contact Valkirah or Dawnseeker to adjust your account so that you no longer have to get your posts or threads approved.

c. How to search for information


First, go to bbs.evony.com

Second, click on the “Search” button towards the right side of the navbar:

Evony Forum Navbar Search

Third, fill in the information you want to search for. You may either search by keyword, or by username:

Evony Forum Search

d. How to send a Private Message


First, go to bbs.evony.com

Second, click on “Private Messages” at the top right corner of your page:

Evony Forum Private Messages

Third, click on “Send New Message” on the left sidebar of your screen:

Evony Forum Send New Message

Fourth, fill in the details and “Submit Message”:

Evony Forum Submit Message

Your recipient should receive the message within a few moments!

2. Staff


a. The staff hierarchy: explained


Contrary to what you may think, colored names on the forum do not necessarily mean “Evony staff”.

Evony members – This is the ordinary player who is out there to have some fun. The color for regular members is plain:

Evony Forum Members

Evony forum moderators – Evony forum moderators are volunteers who are in no way hired or paid by the company, Evony LLC. Forum moderators volunteered to help organize and maintain order within the forum. The color for forum moderators is green:

Evony Forum Moderators

Evony liason representatives – Evony liasons, or Evony representatives, are paid by the company, Evony LLC, to do certain jobs. They are there to help convey thoughts, questions, and ideas to and from the players and the developers. The color for liasons is cyan:

Evony Forum Liasons

Evony administrators – Evony administrations are employed for Evony and have set jobs they have to do. Administrators can vary from developers to someone in charge of forum affairs. The color for administrations is red:

Evony Forum Administrators

b. How to report a forum moderator


It’s quite simple to report an abusive forum moderator. All you have to do is send a private message to Valkirah or Dawnseeker and tell them about the situation. They will deal with it accordingly.

c. How to become a forum moderator


It’s also easy to apply to be a forum moderator, but not easy to become one.

First, you must apply to be a forum moderator by sending a message to Evony Admin.

Second, you must wait for him to reply. Upon the reply, you will receive your rejection or acceptance. Good luck!

Evony Database and Popular Posts

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Two changes to Hods Realm: one major, one minor.

1. The Evony Database has been added! This means that you can access information on Evony buildings, items and more! Keep in mind that it will take time to add all of the individual parts so stay tuned!

2. The top 10 most popular posts has been added to the main page. You should scroll up and check it out!

Regards,

Gem

What is Evony?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Well, Hods Realm has been around for a few months now and we’ve never actually addressed…What is Evony?

Evony is a completely free MMORTS (massively multiplayer online browser-based strategy game) originally developed by UMGE LLC. Evony LLC now develops Evony – Free Forever.

A player starts with a civilian ranking and a level one town hall with 5,000 each of each resource (gold, food, lumber, stone, iron) and a population of 50 people. Evony has quests to guide new players so they do not get stuck at the beginning of the game. Of course, there are also great Evony guides sites such as Hods Realm to help you.

In the game, when a player logs out, the game continues while they are not around (just like most Real Time Strategy games). For seven days after registering, a player is given protection so they have time to grasp the game’s concepts and begin to achieve its goals.

Prestige
is a measure of a player’s rank in the game. It is the game’s way of determining who is the “best”. Players gain prestige by following the Evony quests, building or upgrading structures and successfully attacking valleys or (NPC/Other players) cities.

Evony Racism

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Racism is always a problem in this world. For Evony, it’s no exception. It’s fairly regular for someone to blurt out a racial slur or insult in the World Chat.

Quite honestly – there’s no need for this kind of behavior. There’s no difference between an African-American President and a French businessman. There’s no difference between a male CEO and a female CEO.

It’s exactly the same all over the world – don’t bring racism to Evony. If you do, you’re only asking for a ban and you lose all respect from your fellow Evony players.

Evony World Chat

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

In order to talk to other players in the World Chat, you have to own items called “speakers”. So what happens when you run out of speakers? Well, you cannot talk in the World Chat. You can still talk in your Alliance Chat and whisper other players for free.

Of course, you can always get more speakers. There are several ways to go about obtaining them.

You can purchase speakers for real life money.

You can win speakers off the Amulet Wheel.

You can obtain speakers by winning them as a battle reward.

For a couple months now, there have been complaints about having to “pay” to talk in the World Chat. Let’s think about this logically. If anyone could talk unlimited times for free, then the World Chat would constantly be spammed and no doubt advertisements. It would turn into an unidentifiable jumble of spam where nobody could communicate with each other. The point of the World Chat would be defeated.

Let me add that you don’t need to buy speakers. You can easily win them off the wheel or in battle. In addition, I’m sure that you’ll want to talk to your alliance members and your friends a lot more than some random person on the World Chat.

So stop being negative – think about it sensibly and positively.