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Hods Realm Statistics

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Hi all,

Due to everyone’s amazing support, Hods.com has received over 11,000,000 (11 Million) hits since we first opened.

Thanks again for your support!

Kind Regards,

Hods Realm

Corg Network

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Hods Realm is now part of the Corg Network! The Corg Network provides multiple help & guides sites as well as wikis and tools. Corg is definitely your source for mmo gaming. The Evony Fan Forum has been relocated at the mmo gaming forum. All your accounts and posts have been transfered over so no worries about lost account details.

Corg Network

MMO Gaming Forum

Chapter 14 – Communication and Misinformation

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
  1. Communication and Misinformation

There are a few forms of communication in this game, all of which are important, when utilized correctly. There are the (currently 4) types of chat, and the two different mail types.

Chat: A live room in which you can talk to other player online. They type of chat lets you know what players you will find there.

Beginners Chat: A free chat that can be used until the player leaves beginners protection. This is useful for asking for help.

World Chat: 0.36$ per text string, you will receive a few free speakers for this, but otherwise can’t chat here. It isn’t worth it anyway. The only two reasons to look here are:

  1. You’re looking for an alliance or
  2. You’re looking for alliance members

Alliance Chat: Only alliance chat can be seen here (and whispers). Alliance chat is in blue, and does show in world chat. Less spam.

Private Chat: A clear form of chat in which you can have a private discussion with other players. It is vital you learn how to do this early in the game.

Hint: How to whisper. 2 options:

  1. Type a backslash (/) then name (/Arumen) (caps don’t matter)
  2. Or left click there name and a small menu will appear. Select whisper.

The two forms of mail are private mail and mass message. Mass messaging (as of 5/18) is currently broken, but is supposed to, if you have a high enough rank, send a message to all the alliance members you have.

Private mail is a simple single person mail you send when the other player isn’t online. Good for talking to bullies, since you can get out more words.

Misinformation: a way to keep enemies off you is too lie. But, be careful. The enemy may have ways of telling you’re lying.

BAD LIES:

I have experienced a few of these;

“My cousin is at the top man, he can destroy your whole alliance” Killed this player. There is No player good enough to destroy an alliance with 4 million prestige. Sorry.

“My prestige is double yours” Anyone can check this. Many players don’t realize this. Type / and then the liars name. “/liepants” and then say “Hi” or something like that. Then right click the name and select check to see the number of cities and the prestige of the other player. Be careful whispering something insultive though. They may be two times your size. I was actually double his size.

“If you attack me too much, I will report you to Evony” Bullying isn’t reportable. I wouldn’t do it, but you are allowed to. Now, insulting another player, that’s against the rules.

There isn’t a good written lie in this game. The best way to lie is too kill all of the enemies spies and by having a high level informatics tech. If you do, your enemies will get nothing, and not consider attacking you.

Lord Arumen

Chapter 13 – Prestige and Honor

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

13. Prestige/Honor

Prestige and honor can be two confusing things. How do you earn them? What do they do? Well, in the simple form, nothing. But they show everything.

Prestige: Gained by building units and buildings, researching techs and killing NPC’s

Honor: Gained by killing more of the enemy than you lose. Must be another player

Wait… I lost Honor but won the fight… Honor is based on the resources that were transferred in the fight. This most often happens when you attack a city with a small amount of traps. Your men may be more valuable than the traps you took down, therefore resulting in a loss of honor.

WHAT! I just lost 11k honor because some jerk with three times my prestige destroyed my army! This isn’t all that unlikely. Honor isn’t really that important: Though fun to earn, it isn’t really a measure of ability so much as a measure of bullying.

Prestige is required for rank advancement and a quest requires prestige. This makes prestige more important than honor. There is no way to cheat for prestige. Some people say you can by building and rebuilding cottages. This wastes 700 goods and gets 1 prestige.  It’s almost as fast to just make warriors. Warriors also generate 1 prestige per make, but it’s not at all cheating. Warriors are a staple to the fighting force. Feel free to build as many as you want, or as few as you want.

This is the player scale for ability:

20k or less prestige: Beginner

21k — 30k prestige: Learner

31k — 40k prestige: Low Player

41k — 50k prestige: Average player

51k — 70k prestige: Advanced player

71k — 100k prestige: Threat Player

101k–200k prestige: Power Player

201k and up prestige: Player Lord

Of course, any of these ranks could be an inactive player, but the further you move up the spectrum, the less likely.

Hint: Judge peoples cities by their prestige, their armies by their honor

How to quickly earn prestige: Be active. There isn’t any way to really speed your prestige. Make sure you are building and researching things in all of your cities. Also, make sure you are always producing troops and wall defenses, and those troops are attacking valleys. Of course, attacking valleys doesn’t result in much prestige, but the rank advancement and medals will help you.

Honor scale: (only applies to 50k prestige and up)

% of honor compared to prestige:

0% honor = hasn’t fought/been fought or lost big

1-9% honor = probably attacked an inactive, or lost honor recently.

10-20% honor = average player

50% honor = fighter

80% honor = champion

100% honor = warlord

150% and up (some over 1000% honor) = war god

But in truth, there are a lot of war gods. Just make sure you don’t get in there way.

Lord Arumen

Hods Realm Announcements

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Well on the 19th of July, it’s time to inform everybody about some of the changes that have been going on.

If you don’t already know:

* Evony Calculators have been released as part of Hods Realm. With these calculators, we hope that your Evony experience will be aided even more.

* Evony Chat has also been released as part of Hods Realm. You may talk for unlimited time with other Evony players.

* Lord Arumen has agreed to move his guides to be part of Hods Realm. By doing this, he is agreeing to help Evony players all over the world. His chapters of Evony guides are a great assistance to newbies. Thank you Lord Arumen.

* Evony Wiki has been modified to concentrate on people who want to advertise their iEvony URL and iEvony invitation codes, as well as NPC battle results.

Expect more in the future, and don’t hesitate to make suggestions: email to [email protected]

Chapter 3 – Combat Lesson 1

Sunday, July 19th, 2009
  1. The guide to Units and Combat

Your army is a crucial part of this game. While I personally used a very small army the first few months, it all depends on your play style. I categorize war into three different play styles:

  1. Diplomatic: Small armies, a lot of talking to other players. Most people will stop attacking you, for a few days at least, if you ask them (as long as you’re far smaller than them.) Your army will only be for raiding inactive and very weak players.
  2. War Lord: Build up large armies consisting of only warriors and archers. As of the point this was written, archers are the “God” unit that in large numbers beat anything. WIth the new patch though, Ballistae and Trebuchets are more important, so consider making them.
  3. Defensive: Build up large armies of swords and archers. More expensive but a very good offensive force when need be. Also, your walls will be filled with mostly Archers Towers (Which I will talk about later)

The best units to build in this game are: Archers, Warriors, and Swords. But why is this?

Archers: Ranged infantry, and they are the “God” unit. Enough of these can kill any unit, since they do 60 damage to infantry and have a range of 1260 (since they require archery 1 to build). That gives them 5 shots on the fastest infantry.

Warriors: Cost only 230 goods and carry 20. They take a mere 30 seconds to build and become a screaming axe of death when they get to about 70k in size.

Swords: Cost wise, Swords are the best unit in the game. And they are worth it, but only with archers as backup. Else they will be mowed down all the same by the opposing archers.

Other Units:

Workers: Weak and pitiful, they carry a lot. Also, 250 are required for a new city.

Scouts: Worst fighters, besides Transporters and Workers, a scout army is a VERY important thing to have. You will kill off enemy scouts and prevent them from gaining full knowledge. Do reduced damage to walls, or none at all.

Pike men: Fast and with a 50% bonus versus Calvary, they look like a good choice. And if you mass them they are. But don’t rely on them.

Calvary: Powerful against archers in en masse, these units die quickly to abati.

Hint: When you attack a city and your force dies and you all you see are abati, they DIDN’T get killed by them. The units failed to break through the wall. Unless those units are calvary

Cataphracts: Extremely powerful, a legion of these would be the most destructive force in the game. It would also be impossible to support. They cost 36 food each.

Transporters: Hold 5000 goods, but move very slow. Transporters are a necessity for sieges, allowing you to steal a lot of the enemy’s goods.

Ballista: These weirdly target archers first. Good against archers, but often killed by other things soon afterwards.

Ram: Powerful durability wreckers. Use to smash through high level walls.

Catapults:  Powerful ranged units. Can kill towers easily without being hit. Super expensive and extensive to build.

Now what’s important: Don’t mix units of the same type. Send armies of one kind of melee, archers, and siege. Warriors, Pikes, and Swords sounds like it should work the best, but fails too, unless you are trying to use the meat shield method, upon which this works.

Following these basic combat rules should lead you to victory on the field.

Lord Arumen

Hods News – 5/28/09

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

It’s time for the forum viewers to be up to date if they aren’t already.

– Lots of new basic guides and information has been posted on the homepage. To view them, go to http://hods.com/evony.

– The Hods Freebies are nearing a soon release, so stay tuned! Make sure you’re here to get free honor, resources, valleys, and cities.

– We are now the official RSS Feed on the evonyfreeforever toolbar.

Hods News – 5/10/09

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Well I think it’s time for some updates about what’s been going around lately. If you haven’t heard about any of the following, you know now:

– Due to the recent change in name, we have changed our main page link from http://hods.com/civony to http://hods.com/evony.
– We have added a few new categories to the Evony Guides sections. These include: First 7 Days which includes guides and help about what you should do in your first 7 protected days of playing Evony and Maxing Resources which has the four ways to obtaining maximum resource productivity.
– We have released the official Evony myspace which can be found here: http://myspace.com/evonyfans. If you have a myspace account, then please add it so you can be a true Evony fan 😉
– We are nearly finished with developing the Hods Freebies. These freebies will include getting free resources, valleys, cities, and honor. Be sure to be around when we released the Hods Freebies; you don’t want to miss out!
– We passed the 100 posts mark on the community forums.
– We have opened a new opportunity for alliance hosts/officers to get a selective board on our forums for free! Click Here to learn how to get a whole section for your alliance!

Stay tuned for more to come!

– Hods

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Saturday, April 25th, 2009

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