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Evony Fansites Kit

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

“We at Evony™ believe that we have the best player community around and that each of you support the success of the game; after all, since April 2009 we’ve had over 5,000,000 registered active players! Fansites bring large groups of the community together in many different and special ways and we at Evony™ want to show that we support those third party fansites, administrators and staff who dedicate significant time and resources to create a fansite or provide a fan service and keep it going at no cost to the community. We applaud your efforts! It is this type of community spirit we want to foster and encourage.

As such, we are proud to announce and release the Evony™ Community Fansite Program. When your Evony™ fansite or fan service is online and available and wishes to be reviewed, please contact us at [email protected] We will be reviewing your fansite or fan service and if it meets our preliminary requirements, you’ll receive soon after an application form and we’ll begin the formal review process.

If after the formal review process your fansite or fan service qualifies for being included in the Program, we will add your site or service to the Community Fansite webspace which will be located on the official Evony™ website with a direct link to your site! We’ll also be publishing the fact of your fansite being accepted.

If after the formal review processes your fansite or fan service does not qualify for being included in the Program, we will provide immediate constructive feedback on how you can perhaps change or expand your fansite or service to qualify for listing. You can re-apply, but only once per 30 days.

We’re sorry, the Program is not for Alliance websites.

For approved Fansites each recognition level has different rewards!

The Program

There are three recognition levels in the Evony™ Community Fansite Program:

  • Prinzessin Class Evony™ Fansite
  • Earl Class Evony™ Fansite
  • Knight Class Evony™ Fansite

All qualified fansites will have the Knight Class upon successful review and application into the Program. A Knight Class fansite may apply for Earl class after it has been a qualified listed fansite for a minimum of thirty days. An Earl class fansite may apply for Prinzessin class only after it has been an Earl class for thirty days and must meet the requirements.

Evony™ is setting a high standard for the fansites that we include on our Community Fansite area, and this reflects on the desire to have fansites that have a positive effect on the community.

Please read below for the requirements at each level in the program:

knight class

A Knight Class Evony™ Fansite agrees to:

  • Be a fansite not hosted on a free hosting service.
  • Display Evony™ material on a page separate from other non- Evony™ materials.
  • Present news on a page devoted to news posting.
  • Attribute news from the official site appropriately, in order to avoid confusion between company news and site news.
  • Present materials in an attractive format.
  • Update at least once weekly.
  • Display an Evony™ logo and link to the Evony™ site on the page of Evony™ materials.
  • Display appropriate copyright information.
  • Abide by the Rules.

A Listed Evony™ Fansite may receive the following:

  • A text only link on the Evony Webpage in the Community Fansite listing.
  • Regular posting of fansite news on the Community News Forum, when such news is emailed to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance
  • All Evony™ press releases
  • Occasional announcements from a Evony™ Community Liaison, via e-mail or newsletter
  • Use of the Fansite Kit and email notification when it is expanded

An Earl Class Evony™ Fansite agrees to:

  • Display Evony™ material on a page separate from other non- Evony™ materials
  • Present news on a page devoted to news posting
  • Attribute news from the official site appropriately, in order to avoid confusion between company news and site news
  • Present materials in an attractive and professional manner
  • Update at least twice per week
  • Report news from the official site in a timely manner
  • Host or link to a Evony™ -related forum
  • Expand site sections and content within a reasonable period of time when new campaigns, editions or games are released
  • Update content pages within a reasonable period of time when changes are made to Evony™ through updates and other means
  • Present a significant amount of original content, not merely a compilation (mirror) of Evony™ -produced materials
  • Display an Evony™ logo and link to the Evony™ site on the page of Evony™ materials
  • Display appropriate copyright information
  • Abide by the Rules

An Earl Class Evony™ Fansite may receive the following:

  • An image link only on the Evony Webpage in the Community Fansite listing.
  • Regular posting of fansite news on the Community News Forum, when such news is emailed to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance
  • All Evony™ press releases
  • Occasional announcements from a Evony™ Community Liaison via e-mail
  • Possible unique Earl Fansite-only materials, such as information releases, contests, screenshots, etc.
  • Use of the Fansite Kit and email notification when it is expanded
  • Limited prize support (One per year) for contests and competitions held by the Earl Fansite, as approved in advance

A Prinzessen Class Evony™ Fansite agrees to:

  • Focus exclusively on Evony™
  • Update when the official site is updated; carry Evony™ news as it is posted or, when possible, as it takes place
  • Update to report Evony™ news from independent sources such as gaming sites and print publications
  • Attribute news from the official site appropriately, in order to avoid confusion between company news and site news
  • Present materials in an attractive and professional manner
  • Host a Evony™ -specific forum or forum set
  • Present a substantial amount of original content, not merely a compilation (mirror) of Evony™ -produced materials and or the creation of an authorized fansite application.
  • Expand site sections and content within a reasonable period of time when new campaigns, editions or games are released
  • Update content pages promptly when changes are made to Evony™ through updates and other means
  • Post all Evony™ press releases, or post a direct link to them on the Evony™  game website
  • Maintain a specific traffic rate to be agreed upon
  • Email Evony™ fansite traffic statistics monthly
  • Display appropriate copyright information
  • Abide by the Rules

A Prinzessen Class Evony™ Fansite may receive the following:

  • A direct image link on the Evony™ landing page.
  • A dedicated area on the Evony webpage in the Community Section on your fansite.
  • Frequent posting of fansite news on the Community News Forum, when such news is emailed to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance.
  • All Evony™ press releases.
  • Occasional announcements from the Evony™ Development Director via direct e-mail.
  • Use of the Fansite Kit and email notification when it is expanded.
  • Only for Prinzessen Class Fansite – A private interview with Evony™ to use exclusively for your fansite.
  • Monthly collaborative meeting with Evony™ Vice Development Director.
  • Occasional unique Prinzessen Class Fansite-only materials, such as, information releases, contests, screenshots, etc.
  • Invitations to events available only to Prinzessen class Fansites
  • Prize support for contests and competitions held by the Prinzessen class Fansite, as approved in advance with Evony™.

The Expectations

All fansites in the Evony™ Community Fansite Program member site must agree to the following:

  • To meet and uphold high standards for quality for content and design.
  • To abide by the legal requirements stated in the Terms of Use.
  • To display the appropriate copyright, logo, and legal information and to attribute content and news post from the official site.
  • To assure that site content reflects positively upon the company and the game.
  • To attribute news from the official site clearly so that there is no confusion between official news and fansite news.
  • To disallow and remove links or promotion of adult (pornographic) sites, sites that provide or support software hacking or piracy, sites that support, advertise or offer in-game items for real currency, and sites that encourage game cheating.
  • To moderate Evony™ Community Fansite forums and live chat rooms to enforce reasonable behavior standards.
  • To actively monitor behaviour which reflects poorly on the community and report it to Evony™.
  • To assure that all staff members behave appropriately and to make staffing decisions that assure that the entire site staff is fully in support of the program, the site, and most importantly, the community
  • To abide by the game’s Terms of Use and EULA.

Regarding Traffic Statistics

In order to receive the rewards of Prinzessin Fansite status, fansites in that category are required to submit site traffic (hit count) statistics on a monthly basis. Statistics should be submitted via e-mail on the first of each month to [email protected] In the case of non-Prinzessin sites, we would still be grateful to receive this information, at the discretion of the webmaster. We acquire this information merely for general, statistical purposes. Traffic counts alone will not be used as a determining factor in a site’s acceptance into the Evony™ Community Fansite Program, and all information that is submitted to Evony™ is held as confidential and will never be revealed without the fansite owner’s express permission.”

RTTH – Prestige Analysis

Monday, June 15th, 2009

After publicly releasing RTTH, we got many requests for more information. I’m going to extend a bit about RTTH and the implications about it.

In the first article, we learned that the Rank, Title, and Town Hall level affects how much prestige you get per completion. Now many people went on to panic, completely regretting promoting themselves. Let’s look at this logically:

Scenario 1:

I have 1 city and I am a Civilian Rank and Civilian Title. I receive 18 prestige for each time I upgrade a cottage to level 5.

Scenario 2:

I have 1 city and I am a Lieutenant Rank and Knight Title. I receive 9 prestige for each time I upgrade a cottage to level 5.

Scenario 3:

I have 2 cities and I am a Lieutenant Rank and Knight Title. I receive about 9 prestige for upgrading a cottage to level 5 in my first town, and I receive about 9 prestige for upgrading a cottage to level 5 in my second town.

Of course, the prestige you get depends on the Town Hall level as well. This is purely an example.

As you can see, Scenario 1 and 3 are more desirable than Scenario 2. This means that it is not bad to promote yourself. It is simply bad to promote yourself at the wrong time. The only reason you should promote yourself, is if you know you have enough support from your other city(cities) to start the next one. Let’s take a look:

Scenario 1:

I have 1 city and I am a Civilian/Civilian. I can construct 1 building at time and research 1 technology at a time. I get roughly double the prestige per completion to that of a Lieutenant/Knight.

Scenario 2:

I have 1 city and I am a Lieutenant/Knight. I can construct 1 building at time and research 1 technology at a time. I get roughly half the prestige per completion to that of a Civilian/Civilian and a Lieutenant/Knight who has 2 cities.

Scenario 3:

I have 2 cities and I am a Lieutenant/Knight. I can construct 2 buildings at a time and research 2 technologies at a time. I get roughly the same prestige total as that of a Civilian/Civilian and double that of a Lieutenant/Knight.

Now, let’s dissect what the above examples:

A person who is a Civilian/Civilian begins to advance in prestige more quickly than that of someone who is a Lieutenant/Knight and has only one city. This is because they both can complete things at about the same time, while the person with the lower Rank and Title gets twice as much prestige. +1 for Civilian/Civilian

A person who is a Lieutenant/Knight and has 1 city begins to fall behind a person who is a Lieutenant/Knight and has 2 cities. This is because they both get the about the same prestige per completion, but the Lieutenant/Knight with 2 cities can complete things twice as fast due to the 2 cities. +1 for Lieutenant/Knight with 2 cities

So what happens when a person who is Civilian/Civilian pits him/herself against a Lieutenant/Knight with 2 cities?

There are two possible outcomes:

The Lieutenant/Knight has a very established 1st city and can fully support both itself and the second city without a problem. The Civilian/Civilian and Lieutenant/Knight will be fairly even, and then the Lieutenant/Knight will begin to pull ahead. This is because although they both are getting roughly the same amount of prestige, the Lieutenant/Knight with 2 cities can start building and researching more things, more quickly. Why? Well, for example, someone who has two academies can research twice as many things. Someone who has two cities could have level 5 construction while the Civilian only has level 3 construction because he/she only has one academy. The person with Lieutenant/Knight begins to pull ahead because all of their constructions are going faster. Due to having two cities, it cancels out the prestige per completion loss. Therefore, the Lieutenant/Knight starts pulling ahead. +1 for Lieutenant/Knight with 2 cities

The Lieutenant/Knight has a poorly established 1st city and can barely support itself, let alone support the second city. The Civilian/Civilian and Lieutenant/Knight will be fairly even, and then the Civilian/Civilian will begin to pull ahead. In theory, the Lieutenant/Knight should be able to stay even with the Civilian/Civilian, except that he/she cannot support the second city. In order to stay with the game, a player has to completely be ready to help his or her next city or both cities will begin to slow down, and thus, slower prestige. +1 for Civilian/Civilian

Wow, what a load to take in. Here’s the breakdown and summary:

– Do not promote yourself, unless you plan on making another city. If you care about prestige, then don’t fool yourself by thinking “I look better if I’m a Baronett”. If you aren’t considering another city, then you’re just hurting yourself.

– If a person wants to make another city while not falling behind in the prestige race, then he/she should be sure he/she is ready to fully support that next city. If he/she is not ready both economically and militarily, he/she will begin to decline in the top players. If in doubt, don’t promote.

– This all comes down to timing/speed and knowing your own strength. If you make the mistake of promoting yourself the moment that you are able to, you are going to regret it. Don’t promote your Rank unless you have enough medals to promote your Title as well and make that next city. A Lieutenant/Knight will have an advantage over a Captain/Knight.

So think about it. Keep your eyes open for another analysis of RTTH. There’s much more to it, and a lot more strategy than you may think!