Beginner's Guide (From Lv 0 to Lv 20)

[ Guides ]   2011-11-08 14:57:45     

This beginner's guide will provide you with simple explanations about how to build buildings, get Annexed Lands, place Goblin and Goblin Case; especially how to use cards or scrolls.


When you first start the game, the fastest way to upgrade your level is to follow and complete the quests. The first bunch of quests serves as beginner’s guides. Most of them have pictures to show you what to do besides words. When you finish the quests, you will get Exp, resources, gold, Magic Potions, equipment, or other useful items such as cards, jewelries, cross medals. After you finish one quest, the next will show up.


Click on a specific quest on the transparent quest panel on the lower right of the main interface or click on the Quest icon which looks like a book on the shortcut bar on the bottom right to enter the quest panel.


Sometimes the description of the guide in the quest panel is too long, and you may accidentally neglect the target of that quest. For example, in the quest Recruit Soldiers, the guide occupies too much space, so you have to scroll down a bit to read the target or the goal of the quest.


For those Race Up quests especially, you need to figure out the real targets of these quests. For example, if the quest target is to defeat Stewart, then it’s not enough to just kick Max’s butt. You have to eliminate a couple of guys first in order to get to Stewart.


---Build Buildings---

For example, in Chapter I there is a quest asking you to build a cottage. You open the quest panel and see the guide. The blue word Bureau is a shortcut by clicking which you can go to the Bureau panel instantly. In the Bureau panel you see the cottage. Click it and then click again. Congrats! You have built a cottage in your city.

From this quest, you get to know where the buildings hide. When you want to see the buildings lists, click on that little hammer shaped icon on the middle right of the main interface, and then you will find all the buildings and decorations that are sorted here. When you completed a quest, don’t forget to claim your rewards.


---Annexed lands---

Annexed lands are very important. When you finish the quest Revendication, you begin to have your annexed lands. In the city view, your annexed lands are the 12 lightened-up tiles beside your city. These tiles can be called clearings or resource fields. A tent and a granary have already been built on two of these tiles. By clicking these clearings or tiles, you can build grainfields, sawmills, quarries and mines.

In the world view, your annexed lands also locate beside your city, but are a lot smaller. When you move your cursor over it, a window will show and tells you this is the annexed lands.

---Goblin and Case---

A Goblin Case is supposed to be placed in yours or your friends’ annexed lands. It can protect resources produced in the annexed lands from being stolen by a Goblin. If you have a case, when you click on your annexed lands, a window will appear and let you choose which case to place. Just click on the case.


A Goblin is used to steal resources, so you cannot put a goblin in yours or your friends’ annexed lands. You don’t want your goblin to steal yours or your friends’ resources, which is not cool. Like a goblin case, placing a goblin can only be done in the world view. If you have a goblin, when you click on the annexed lands of a non-friend city, a window will appear and let you choose which goblin to place. Just click on the goblin.


When you have successfully placed a goblin, you can click on any of the non-friend cities’ annexed lands to check the goblin’s status.


---Cards and Scrolls---

Those quests concerning cards and scrolls are the most controversial. But actually these quests are pretty simple once you know the rules. For example, to use a production card, you just have to click on the card and then click Use; to activate it, you just need to move the specific building to the location it indicates.

Perhaps most people don’t know where to move the specific buildings. When you open the scroll panel, you kind of get a bird’s-eye view of your city. Your city is divided into nine parts. These parts are marked by Roman numerals I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX. The cards are marked by the Roman numerals too. So it is pretty clear that which card is used to unlock which part, like Production Card I is used to unlock part I on the production scroll.


You can see that everything is related. But in the big city view, you cannot see the boundaries between each part. You have to guess and take a rough measurement. If your building is a bit off, you won’t be able to finish the quest.


Many people get stuck in the quest Production Scroll. The quest target is to activate 3 Production Cards and set Production Scroll as the default scroll.


First, you have to use 3 production cards of the same color. They are either 3 green production cards or 3 blue production cards. But at this beginner stage, what you have are 3 green cards.


After you use them, go back to your city and move the specific buildings into the proper places indicated in the scroll panel. Some buildings may have already been in the rightful places, but some may not be blur enough to remind you to move them. Move your cursor over the small buildings in the scroll panel and you will get the prompts. Leave those containing the words In effect alone and move those not containing such words to the proper places.


The last step is default the production scroll.


There is a guide showing you how to complete the quest. In the scroll panel, that round icon with the letter i inside is the guide, although it doesn’t look much like a guide.


Scrolls are really helpful. Take the Production Scroll as an example. Check out the table below.

Number of Cards used

3 Green Cards

6 Green Cards

9 Green Cards

Green Scroll Effects

Production + 60%

Attack – 6%

Defense + 12%

Production + 90%

Attack – 9%

Defense + 18%

Production + 140%

Attack – 14%

Defense + 28%

Number of Cards used

3 Blue Cards

6 Blue Cards

9 Blue Cards

Blue Scroll Effects

Production + 140%

Attack – 14%

Defense + 28%

Production + 210%

Attack – 21%

Defense + 42%

Production + 320%

Attack – 32%

Defense + 64%

Number of Cards used

3 Purple Cards

6 Purple Cards

9 Purple Cards

Purple Scroll Effects

Production + 320%

Attack – 32%

Defense + 64%

Production + 480%

Attack – 48%

Defense + 96%

Production + 720%

Attack – 72%

Defense + 144%


From the table, you can see that Production scroll can increase production and defense, with an emphasis on boosting production, and yet it lowers the attack power. Like Production Scroll, Attack Scroll has its pros and cons. But the other types of scrolls have just pros and no cons, especially the Ultimate Scroll which can greatly increase all four aspects--production, attack, defense and Exp gained. When you move the cursor over the scroll icons in the scroll panel, you can get the specs of that scroll. So, choose well. Hope you enjoy the game!