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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!