Posts Tagged ‘game’

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.

Civony Changes to Evony

Friday, May 8th, 2009

On May 5th, 2009, Civony, a massively multiplayer online real time strategy game (MMORTS) changed its name to Evony. The reason for this change is unknown at this time. What we do know, is that Civony was apparently still a game in beta mode, and that changing to Evony meant that it was officially live. All the “beta testers” who played on Civony will be receiving a “special reward” sometime soon.

Free Evony Resources

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I’m sure you all have seen somebody in the world chat typing something like this: “cmd:cheat:lumber:1000”. Alternatively, you may have seen somebody say “For 10k of each resource, press ALT-F4”.

Now this is very annoying to people who are legitimately trying to use the world chat. In addition, it is an obscene abuse of the world chat and rude to the new players of Evony. These people who are sending these messages should be reported and permanently banned from ever playing Evony again.

There is no such thing as a Evony cheat. There is no way to type something so that you can automatically obtain the resources lumber, stone, food, or iron. So please do not make a fool out of yourself by typing “cheats” that somebody cleverly told you about.

Straight to the point: do not press ALT-F4 or ALT-W. These will close your browser and leave you very confused. It is simply a sad joke to get “newbies” to become bewildered at why their screen went away.

So next time you see someone trying to “cheat”, or somebody telling another person how to “get free gold”…report them, and make yourself feel a little bit better.

Evony Moderators & Updates

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Now that the Evony Browser Game was starting to walk forward, they needed to get a crew of staff members to moderate and manage the community forums. Between April 14th, and April 23rd, the administrators selected 14 moderators as the first official Evony forum staff. These people were: DANKFIRE, Zenrax, Phoren, TWT, Stevinho, Crypteia, MadK, Sukasai, Ktanaqui, Lord_Zylok, BBQ_Sauce, Aderik, Just Jurgen, Brutal Xian. TWT was later removed due to various reasons.

On April 24th, the game developers finished many updates and changes as follows:

“System

  • One new Beginner Quest is added.
  • An URL is added in every battle report. You may now show off your personal conquests to your friends.
  • New friend list and block list system is added.
  • All players may now change his/her avatar and gender one time only – free of charge.
  • Mail blocking feature is added.
  • Features of giving feedbacks, reporting harassment or bug in game.
  • Start a new venture with a new avatar after deleting the previous one.
  • System message will be displayed before server maintenance.
  • Interface of The Wheel of Fortune has been modified.
  • Alliance ranking is now ordered by honor by default.
  • Client version number is added.
  • Auto-reconnect option added. Players may now choose to auto reconnect when disconnected.
  • Player will be informed by system mail when the Beginner’s protection period is expired.
  • “Mark as Read” option has been added to mail and reports interfaces.
  • Alliance search feature is optimized
  • Ranking search feature is optimized

Interface

  • Interfaces of the game are optimized. Evony looks more dedicated now.
  • New notifying icons added for Quest, Mail and Battle Report. Notification is more timely.
  • The “Feedback” button has its letters changed to “Contact Us”, by clicking it will redirect you to the new contact site.
  • Player’s gender is now correctly displayed in the Wheel of Fortune announcement.
  • In-game currency unit is now unified to be cents.
  • Interface of March has been optimized.
  • New feature of noting coordinates of players.
  • New open/close option added to the progress bar of marching troops. Concealable.
  • Revision of text.
  • More detailed information added to the scout reports.
  • New players will be given more information about building new cities after they have conquered the lands.
  • The “Dismiss troops” icon is modified.
  • Server time is now displayed in game.
  • Remove the “Return” button off the alliance interface.
  • Text of top-tip bar has been modified.
  • Revise the Quest Target texts of some quests.
  • More restrictions on city naming.
  • Correct the pop-up message of waiting queues of fortified units.
  • Total time of producing fortified units changes with real time.
  • The sizes of all buttons within the Alliance interface are now unified.
  • Revise the pop-up message of 5-minute free speedup.
  • Vertical scroll bar of alliance event has been removed.
  • Descriptions of some medal boxes revised.
  • Revise a few errors of descriptions of Scientific Research in the quest descriptions.
  • The progress bar now displays the target building’s level, not the current level.
  • Commas is placed in a long number, for example 10,000 represents of 10 thousand.
  • Vertical scroll bar will be automatically generated and displayed in the Academy interface when five or more cities are researching technologies.
  • Cooldown buff icon of Truce Agreement is added.

Chatting

  • More words fall into filter category. Stricter regulation of world chat, while easier in the alliance channel.
  • Word size stays solid when expanding or contracting chat box.
  • New world chat channel open to beginners only.
  • Chat box increases to six lines.
  • No bounce back when scrolling back to check the history chat.
  • Cooldown of the world chat channel changes to 10 seconds.
  • Talking to player with space in his/her name.

Battles

  • Items gained from battles relate with casualty.
  • Melee units like pikemen can attack archer’s tower when sieging.
  • New option of sharing the production to idle barracks.
  • Go to the city when clicking the coordinates in report.

Bug

  • Bugfix – Pop-up error message when promoting an alliance member.
  • Bugfix – Creating alliance failed while alliance name is preoccupied with gold deducted anyway.
  • Bugfix – Multi invitations from different alliances.
  • Bugfix – Codes in address bar.
  • Bugfix – Renaming Lord name failed while the name is preoccupied with item deducted anyway.
  • Bugfix – Incomprehensible pop-up when typing in invalid coordinates in the March deployment box.
  • Bugfix – when registering, the game pop up “Registration failed”.
  • Bugfix – Pop-up when clicking Recall button in Feasting Hall.
  • Bugfix – Building time more than 10 hours, hour place disappears occasionally.
  • Bugfix – Images of level 10 valleys display in blank.
  • Bugfix – Scroll bar bounces back to the top when claiming the quest awards.
  • Bugfix – If food reaches capacity limit, consumption of marching troops will not be deducted.
  • Bugfix – Player quits an alliance to join a new one, alliance chats stick to the former alliance rather than the new.
  • Bugfix – Food consumption of reinforcement to allies’ cities or valleys.
  • Bugfix – Hero whose loyalty point is 70 will flee away when revolt happens.
  • Bugfix – Abnormal persuasion of captive heroes.
  • Bugfix – Scouts can attack Walls.
  • Bugfix – Marching status abnormal when checking allies’ incoming reinforcement troops
  • Bugfix – Recall troops in Feasting Hall, status of troops is inconsistent with the one in Reports.
  • Bugfix – Open gate to fight apply to all cities when activate in one city.”

Evony Servers Released

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The Evony Browser Game’s beta version was closed on April 2nd, 2009. UMGE proceeded to opening the first official live server (server 1). Within two weeks, two more servers (Server 2 and Server 3) were released. They were all immediate successes with thousands upon thousands of players.