Posts Tagged ‘MMORTS’

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.

What is Evony?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Well, Hods Realm has been around for a few months now and we’ve never actually addressed…What is Evony?

Evony is a completely free MMORTS (massively multiplayer online browser-based strategy game) originally developed by UMGE LLC. Evony LLC now develops Evony – Free Forever.

A player starts with a civilian ranking and a level one town hall with 5,000 each of each resource (gold, food, lumber, stone, iron) and a population of 50 people. Evony has quests to guide new players so they do not get stuck at the beginning of the game. Of course, there are also great Evony guides sites such as Hods Realm to help you.

In the game, when a player logs out, the game continues while they are not around (just like most Real Time Strategy games). For seven days after registering, a player is given protection so they have time to grasp the game’s concepts and begin to achieve its goals.

Prestige
is a measure of a player’s rank in the game. It is the game’s way of determining who is the “best”. Players gain prestige by following the Evony quests, building or upgrading structures and successfully attacking valleys or (NPC/Other players) cities.

Chapter 1 – How to get Started

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

A Guide To Evony:

“All of life’s a game, all the men and women merely players”

William Shak3sp3ar

  1. How to get started?

When you first start Evony you will have chosen a state. The truth is, choice DOESN’T matter. You will probably teleport once or twice during the game.

Once you begin, you will have a quest completed. Click “Quest” the “Daily Quest” tab to claim your daily award.

You will be tempted to do the roulette wheel immediately. DON’T

Click on a spot inside your TOWN

Make one cottage and level it up to level 2.

Click the CITY tab at the top, Make one of each resource tile and level them up to 2.

Hint: Speed up. Click this green button next to the construction time. This makes any buildings less than 5 minutes completed instantly, for free.

Resources: Lumber, Food, Iron, Stone, Gold

LUMBER:  most valuable resource, buildings use it as their main resource.

FOOD: Food is required by soldiers, and at the start of the game is plentiful

IRON: the slowest gained and built resource, it’s also hard to spend, until the late game. Swordsmen and Cataphracts use it the most.

STONE: also valuable, but less so than lumber. Walls require a lot of it. Eventually becomes worth a lot less.

GOLD: The slowest gained and least important (growth wise) resource, it will become very important once you are big and strong.

Go to quests. You should have multiple completed. Accept them to get back all your spent goods, and then some.

Next you will want to upgrade your Town Hall to level 2. This takes 30 minutes, but wait it out, or at least wait 15 minutes. Don’t waste your Beginner’s Plans.

Plans: These are speed ups for buildings and research and they are your best friend. They are free, at first, but to get more than what you start with costs money

While this is building, look around Evony. Go to the map. Get familiarized with the interface

Now you have a pretty good start. Go to city again and make one or two more of each resource.

Your good production will be near 420 for each resource. This is a good start, as it is near 7 per minute, and goods are easy to get at the beginning of the game.

You may notice that you have a little red minus next to your population. Don’t be worried, you aren’t actually losing any population. That’s how much under required you are. Make a second level 2 cottage to fix this.

Hint: Population still won’t go up? Just wait, it will

Go to quests. You should have more done. Also, look at the one called ADMINISTRATION. You should do that. Go to the town center and go to the production tab. (next to overview, which is the starting one.) There will be four little spots that you can change to 100. Do that.

Hint: Annoyed by the dumbness going on in world chat? Go to private chat. It’s the little word bubble with three dots in it next to the chat. Itll be nice and peaceful there.

Next we will upgrade your tax rate to 20% (after you finish the administration quest). Go back to the town center. In a button format rather than a tab, you will see TAX RATE. Click it. Adjust to 20%.

My Population is plummeting! Oh No! This is because your loyalty is going down. This will be addressed later.

How do I use my idle population? Well, you can

  1. Build resource buildings
  2. Build troops. This use of pop will replenish your pop after wards, like it was a resource.

Now you will build two more buildings. First, a rally point. You can hit speed up for free on this. Then you will want an embassy. This will take 12 minutes, but if you haven’t used beginners instructions (click speed up and select it) on the town hall, use one here.  The embassy will be instantly completed. Now you will have 4 more quests completed, at least. Complete these.

Now you know the basics:

How to build, how to do quests, how to manage through your town hall.

Next, you’ll want to do as many quests as you can. Do the wheel quest; see if you get something useful. Build up your city, make a lot of level one TOWN buildings and as high of level as you can CITY buildings.

Lord Arumen

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.