Evony F.A.Q.

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General The Company Evony Development
Buildings Evony Staff Account Management
Research Alliances Military Units
iEvony Heroes Items & Cents

F.A.Q – Last Updated: September 5th, 2009

The Company

Q: What is Evony?

A: Evony – Free Forever is a completely free MMORTS (massively multiplayer online browser-based strategy game) originally developed and is maintained by Evony LLC.

Q: Who owns Evony? Who started Evony? Who founded Evony?

A: Few people know for sure who originally founded Evony, but it is suspected that either Eric Lam or David Guo started the idea.

Q: Is Evony a company? Which company owns Evony?

A: Evony was previously organized by a company known as UMGE which stands for Universal Multiplayer Game Entertainment. However, Evony – Free Forever is now run by Evony LLC.

Q: What are browser games?

A: Browser Games are electronic games that are played on web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc). They are distinct from other video and computer games because they typically do not require any client side software to be installed, apart from the web browser. This means you do not need to download anything to play! A game played in a browser is often called a browser-based game.


Q: How do I create an account on Evony?

A: You can create a new account by registering with your email address and choosing a password. Once you login, you will be prompted to create your Lord Name which is how you will be known throughout the game.

Q: Is Evony difficult to play? How hard is it?

A: Evony provides a detailed Quest throughout the game in order to help beginners get rewarded for learning how to play. There are also many account starting guides out there. A great starting guide is HERE.

Q: How can I play Evony?

A: Evony runs on most modern browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc. You need at least Adobe Flash Player 9 if not higher.

Q: Why can’t I talk in the World Chat anymore?

A: The World Chat is not free. It requires an item called a Speaker. New players are given a set amount. You can earn a few extra speakers by completing quests, winning them off the Amulet Wheel, or by buying them for real life money.

Q: How do I save my Queen?

A: Unfortunately, there is no “Queen” in Evony. The ad(s) you may have seen are not strictly related to the actual game.

Q: I’m having difficulties accessing the server that I play on; what should I do?

A: The server lag problem is an issue that Evony staff is surely working their best on. Servers & worlds can go offline and online depending on how much load they are getting. Please just continue to try to login every 15 minutes if you are having problems.

Evony Development

Q: When does a new server/world get created?
Servers & Worlds are not automated on a certain schedule. They are released in proportion to the amount of new traffic & players that Evony is getting. As Evony continues to grow, they will keep releasing new servers & worlds for those new players. You can never know the exact date & time that the next server or world will be opened.

Account Management

Q: How do I log off? How do I log out?
There is no log off option at this time. To “log out” of Evony, close your browser window or navigate to another page. When you return, you will be prompted to login to your account.

Q: Can I change my Lord Name in the game?

A: Yes, you can change your Lord Name on the game. There is an item called ID card that once used you may select your new name.

Q: Can I delete my account and start over?

A: As of now, no. We know that Evony has been thinking about implementing this feature.

Q: What is “Prestige”?

A: Prestige is the games way of determining who is the most powerful. It is used for ranking players based on how much their civilization has progressed.

Q: What is “Honor”?

A: Honor is a type of “points”, given or taken away when you attack another player. If you win a battle, you will most likely win honor.

Q: Can I change my display picture?

A: No, you cannot change your display picture. You can only choose your display picture when you first join a server or world. If you registered through an advertisement, you probably will not receive this option. Hopefully there will be a way to change your look in the near future.

Q: Can I change from being a Lady to a Lord, or a Lord to a Lady?

A: As frustrating as it may seem, you cannot change your “gender” after you’ve created your account at this time. Hopefully, Evony will add more account management settings in the near future.

Evony Staff

Q: How can I report an abusive staff member?

A: You may report abusive staff members (moderators, etc) by sending a message to any of the other staff members. As a team, the Evony staff works hard to do their best and they won’t let a single moderator tarnish the team’s image.

Q: Do moderators have power in the game?

A: Forum moderators do not have any power whatsoever on any of the Evony servers or worlds. They only have the power to help manage the community forum in their sections.

City Management

Q: How do I build my second city?

A: We have a full and simple guide to building your second (or third, fourth, etc) city. To read this guide, please click HERE.

Q: What is the most efficient Tax Rate? What should I set my Tax Rate to?

A: It all depends on what you want. If you would like a lot of population in your city, set your tax rate low (5-15%). If you would like to produce the most gold you possibly can, then you must set your Tax Rate to 50% or 100%. For more details on earning Evony gold, please refer to HERE.


Q: How do I construct a building?

A: To construct buildings, go to your town tab (You may select any of the three tabs of Town, City & Map in the top right corner of your screen) and select an empty square. Choose the building you want to construct and click the button “build”. If the button is gray, you do not have the requirements for that building yet. All buildings require a certain amount of resources and some require other buildings or technologies before you can build it.

Q: Can I upgrade buildings past level 10?

A: No, the highest level building you can have is level 10. In addition, you cannot upgrade your buildings to level 10 unless you have a Michelangelo’s Script.


Q: How do I research technology?

A: Technologies are learned in your town’s Academy. Once built, click on your Academy and select the technology you want to research. Many technologies are dependent upon building and other technologies’ levels. Researching technologies costs a large amount of gold, and a bunch of resources.

Q: Does my research carry over to all my cities?

A: Technologies will follow you to other towns, but you must have your Academy in those towns at the minimum required level for the technology requirement for it to have any effect. I do not have to re-learn any technologies, but I do need to re-gain the Academy level for the researches to work.

Q: Can I research technologies past level 10?

A: No, the highest level research you can have is level 10. You do not need a Michelangelo’s Script to upgrade to level 10, but you do need certain level 10 buildings as pre-requisites for certain technologies.


Q: How do I join an alliance?

A: You need a level 1 Embassy to join an alliance. Go to your Embassy and click “Enter Alliance”. If you have any invitations you can accept or reject them. To join an already established alliance, click “Alliance List”. You will be shown a list of Alliances sorted by rank. Here you can search for a specific one by name or rank. Click “View” to open the Alliance details screen, then “Apply” to submit an application. If the alliance has already reached the maximum amount of players it can hold you will receive a notice.

Q: How do I create my own alliance?

A: You need a level 2 Embassy to create a new alliance. Go to your Embassy and click “Create Alliance”. It will prompt you for a name and remind you of the 10,000 gold fee. That’s it – go invite your friends and neighbors!

Q: What can I do if my alliance host has gone inactive or is banned?

A: To be honest, there is no solution to this problem at the moment. You’re going to have to either leave your alliance and take the 10% prestige loss, or wait until the Evony administration fixes this issue.

Q: How many of each rank can I have in an alliance?

A: You can have 1 Host (Leader), 2 Vice-Hosts, 5 Presbyters, 10 Officers, and 99 Members (if the host has chosen none of the other ranks for other players).


Q: How do I recruit a hero?

A: Recruiting a Hero requires two buildings – an Inn to recruit from, and a Feasting Hall for them to reside in. Once these buildings are constructed, go to the Inn, choose a Hero, and click the button to recruit him/her. That hero will now be found in your Feasting Hall.

Military Units

Q: How do I train or recruit military units?

A: Military units are trained and recruited from your Barracks. To recruit an available unit, select the unit and input the number you would like to create. Keep in mind that each unit you train costs a certain amount of resources.

Q: Can I destroy my military units?

A: Yes, you can delete troops that you don’t want or need. You may do so by going to your barracks and clicking on the red X on the image of that troop. Select how many you’d like to get rid of.

Items & Cents

Q: How can I use my items?

A: Items are accessed by clicking the “My Items” tab under your avatar picture. Find the item you are looking for, click details, and then click apply to use the desired item.

Q: How do I get Game Cents or Game Coins?

A: There are two ways to get Game Cents – either purchase them from Evony by going to the Shop and clicking “Buy Game Coins”, or win them as a reward off the Amulet Wheel.

Q: How do I use an Aries Amulet? How do I spin the wheel?

A: The easiest way to use an Aries Amulet is to click on the roulette icon in the lower left corner of your screen. Input the number of Amulets to use, then allow the “wheel” spin. If you have multiple amulets, you can choose to spin “X” amount of times in a row. You can also use an Aries Amulet by clicking on the “My Items” button under your avatar image on the upper right-hand side, going to the “Chests” tab and you’ll see your Aries Amulet(s). Click “Details” and then “Apply”.

Q: Can I sell my items for Evony Game Cents?

A: No, you cannot sell items back to Evony for game cents or coins. Many people would like this idea to be implemented however Evony does not want to and probably never will.


Q: How can I join iEvony?

A: To join iEvony, you need an existed iEvony member to send you an invitation code. You then go to the iEvony login and create an account with that code. Hods.com currently supplies people with invitations at this page: iEvony Codes

Q: What do I do with my iEvony URL?

A: The iEvony URL allows you to earn more credits by advertising your iEvony URL. People who register an account on Evony through your URL give you extra credits. Hods.com supplies a space for you advertise your URL here: iEvony URLs

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