ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

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ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby B01 on Jun 22 2013, 7:48am

ADVICE / SUPPORT / TIPS AND TRICKS
FOR BEGINNERS


This is a long thread - If you want a Quick Read / Summary, then click here.

First and formost;
WELCOME TO KINGDOMS AT WAR


You have just joined the game, so you will be asked to do the basics. These are;
- Exploring a new land
- Building an attacking building
- Building a spy building
- Attacking an enemy
- Stealing an enemy
Then you are alone to explore and learn by yourself.

Kingdoms at War works on statistics and percentages so there is plenty to learn and test. This guide will hopefully give you an insight into how to grow efficiently.

Chatting And Expanding Your Network/Friends

Kingdoms at war has 3 primary chatting facilities;
- World Chat (WC)
- Clan Chat (CC)
- Ally Chat (AC)
And one personal chatting facility;
- Inbox (PM – Personal/Private Message)

Please note: BOTH players must “Follow” each other to use the inbox facility. The follow button can be found at top left of their profile (next to the Attack button)



Now down to business! GROWING

Please Note: This is a step by step, that I have personally used for 3.5 years on this game, which promotes efficient growth via the “Guild Hansel Method”
Please Note: All Step Costs and Hierarchy Costs are EXCLUDING allies.


Step 1: Getting FAST Cash.

You NEED initial money to start growing.

Post World Chat saying “New active player needing a volley to 2b”

Volleying is two or more players constantly hiring an ally raising (bumping) the price. Both you and the players volleying will earn money.


Step 2: Selling Unwanted Buildings.

Once you get a volley you will have money (a few million depending on how many times you get bought).

Once you have this money you will need more lands and buildings however first you need to discard the small buildings you first had in the tutorial.

- Click on the “Kingdom” tab.
- Click on the building you are selling.
- Click “Sell” at the bottom right hand corner.


Step 3: Buying New Lands

Initial Land Costs:
1 - Free (Already Bought)
2- 1k (Already Bought)
3 - 1k (Already Bought)
4 - 5k
5 - 30k
6 - 150k
7 - 300k
8 - 750k
9 - 1.5m (1500k)
10 - 2.5m (2500k)
11 - 3.5m (3500k)
12 - 5.0m (5000k)

My advice would be to buy all lands UP TO the 9th land.

This will cost you;
5k + 30k + 150k + 300k + 750k
= 1.235m (1235k)

Step Complete.
Step Cost: 1.235 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 1.235 Mil



Step 4: Part 1. Attack Buildings On Your New Lands

Ignore T1 (Workshop, Stable, Barracks)
You start with T2.
You should build Forges. As they have a higher attack than the rest meaning you can attack easier
Forges have 3 Levels costing;
1.75m,
3m,
5m.
The first level is the initial buy of the building and the following levels are upgrades.

So Build 7 Forges (Level 1) on 7 of your lands. This will leave one land spare.

Step Complete.
Step Cost: 12.25 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 13.485 Mil


Step 4: Part 2. Spy Buildings On Your New Lands

With your one remaining land build a Level 1 guild.

Guilds have 4 Levels costing;
25k,
2.5m,
75m,
900m.

Step Complete.
Step Cost: 0.025 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 13.51 Mil


Step 5: Upgrading your buildings.

Now as im sure you notice, you have spent over 50% of your money received from Step 1.

Now you need to upgrade those forges:
Click on the kingdom tab,
Click on a forge,
Bottom Left/Mid is the “Upgrade building” button. Clicking that will give you a pop up confirming your purchase.

Upgrade ALL 7 forges to Level 2 before upgrading to Level 3.

Step Complete.
Step Cost (Forges To Level 2): 21 Mil
Step Cost (Forges To Level 3): 35 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 69.51 Mil


Step 6: Questing

Now you are ready to fight …......... the computer.

Click on the home tab,
Click the “quests” tab,
Hit all the quests you can.

The benefit to this is that it gives you crystals. Crystals can be used to regenerate your troops instantly which will benefit you later game.

Step 7: Allies and Growth

Now you will notice, at the moment you arent making much money.
Money is earnt through hitting the “Battle List” and Epic Battles.

As you hit the quests you will need to deposit 50% of your earnings into allies.

Click on the “Allies” tab
Click “hire more allies”
Then you can either:
Hire of the initial list OR
Click “search for players” and type in your specified cost you want to spend.

Allies give “plunder bonus” which is the majority earnings when hitting enemies and epic battles. Allies are KEY to keep on top of. Buying LOADS of little allies works as they get bought fast. This gives pros and cons;
Pro: You earn money when people buy your allies,
Con: You have to actively keep rebuying allies (and not forget to buy replenish stock).

Remember: 50% into Allies and 50% into upgrading those forges!


Step 8: The Lonely Guild Upgrade

Your forges are all Level 3 and you think what is next....

First and formost:

Upgrade that Guild to level 2 – costing 2.5m

Next Level for guild costs 75m – We will leave that till later.

IMPORTANT ALLY COUNT NOTICE: You need / should have around 100m in allies.

Step Complete.
Step Cost: 2.5 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 72.01 Mil


Step 9: Lands and New Buildings

IMPORTANT: From now on it is “Whatever is cheapest is first priority”

Build new lands and put guilds on them.
Upgrade the guilds to level 2.

Step Complete.
Step Cost (Land 10): 5.025 Mil
Step Cost (Land 11): 6.025 Mil
Step Cost (Land 12): 7.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 13): 12.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 14): 22.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 15): 62.525 Mil
Step Cost (Lands 10-15): 116.15 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 188.16 Mil

IMPORTANT ALLY COUNT NOTICE: You need / should have around 200m in allies.


Step 10: Point To Upgrade Guilds To Level 3

The 16th land costs 100m which is greater than a guild Level 3.

This is the time to upgrade ALL 6 of your guilds to Level 3.

Step Complete.
Step Cost: 450 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 638.16 Mil


Step 11: Guilds Upgraded

IMPORTANT ALLY COUNT NOTICE: You need / should have around 2b+ in allies.

Part 1: Buy lands 16 – 19 and place Level 3 guilds on each.
Land 20 costs 900m SAME as Level 4 guild.

Part 2: Upgrade your ALL 10 of your guilds to Level 4.
You will now notice a LARGE increase in plunder bonus.

REMEMBER TO KEEP PUTTING AROUND 50% OF ALL EARNINGS INTO ALLIES.
ALSO PUT SOME INTO ATTACK DEFENCE AND SPY DEFENCE POTIONS (POTS).

Step Complete.
Step Cost (Part 1: Land 16): 177.525 Mil
Step Cost (Part 1: Land 17): 277.525 Mil
Step Cost (Part 1: Land 18): 377.525 Mil
Step Cost (Part 1: Land 19): 677.525 Mil
Step Cost (Part 1: Land 16-19): 1,510.1 Mil
Step Cost (Part 2): 9,000 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 11,148.26 Mil


Step 12: Your On Your Way!

IMPORTANT ALLY COUNT NOTICE: You need / should have around 6b+ in allies.

Follow the following instructions in order and repeat as stated:

Stage 1 – Buy New Land
Stage 2 – Buy Guild Level 1
Stage 3 – Upgrade Guild When Affordable
Stage 4 – Once Guild Is Fully Upgrade (Level 4) Repeat from Stage 1.

Step Complete.
Step Cost (Land 20): 977.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 21): 1,377.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 22): 1,577.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 23): 1,877.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 24): 2,177.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 25): 3,077.525 Mil
Step Cost (Land 20-25): 11,065.15 Mil
Hierarchy Cost: 22,213.41 Mil


Step 13: Destroy Those Weak Attack Buildings

Destroy your 7 Small Forges and Add:
ONE Circle Of Elements AND SIX Guilds

Circle Of Elements (CoE) have 3 Levels costing:
3b,
4.5b,
6b.

- Buy a Level 1 CoE.
- Buy 6 Level 3 Guilds.
- One at a time, upgrade your 6 Level 3 Guilds to Level 4.
- Upgrade your CoE.

Step 14: Keep on top of your allies!

MINIMUM Ally Count to Land No.:
25 Lands: 10b In Allies
30 Lands: 12b In Allies
40 Lands: 14b In Allies
45 Lands: 16b In Allies
50 Lands: 18b In Allies

How To Check You Are At Max Plunder:
Max Plunder is the maximum amount you can earn from allies when attacking. This maximum amount varies per target and per EB.
Step 1: Have a reasonable sum in allies depending on your land count. Please use the above list for reference.
Step 2: Hit a target or EB with FULL troops. If hitting another player please look at their pot count. The more pots you burn the more you gain. Take note of the Plunder earnings on that hit.
Step 3: Buy another fairly small ally - Around 200 mil - 500 mil.
Step 4: Wait for regeneration (every 5 minutes), to make sure you are full troops.
Step 5: Hit the same target again and take note of the Plunder earnings.
Step 6: Compare both Plunder earnings.

If your plunder is increased on Step 5 then you are NOT at Max Plunder. If your plunder is the same then you are at Max Plunder.



Please Note: This is the CHEAPEST way to grow. You may want to change builds at ANY time throughout the process.

Thanks to all the threads used in the following thread. Some were used in the making of this thread.
My Personal Index to Forum Threads.


KEY THREADS YOU WILL NEED

♔ BUILDINGS & LAND ♔ By Wulf

Any Additions please comment in-game or here. Thanks for reading – Hope this helps new players or clans grow.

Thread Sequel: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS: ADVANCED
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby B01 on Jun 22 2013, 7:48am

22 June 2013: I will add some pictures soon as available. If anyone has new pictures that can depict any of this please contact me on my wall. Thanks.
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby Aradus on Jun 22 2013, 7:49am

Looks good, just correct the BB errors at the beginning.
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby B01 on Jun 22 2013, 7:49am

Already Corrected :) Thanks
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby Aradus on Jun 22 2013, 7:50am

I can still see the [size] on the first few rows..
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby --a_hero-- on Jun 22 2013, 7:51am

Some BB code fails but otherwise great thread
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby B01 on Jun 22 2013, 7:52am

My bad :P Got it :)
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby Aradus on Jun 22 2013, 7:53am

That's better!
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Re: ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Postby Resilient_xM3rcy on Jun 22 2013, 7:56am

50 lands should have much more than 18b in allies. For that matter all the different land values at the end should have much more in allies.
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