Okay, I’ve learned quite a bit since my last post on Kingdom’s Live, and I want to update everyone. For those of you who don’t play Kingdom’s Live, it is a Storm8 game on the Iphone/Itouch, and is a stat based Massive Multiplayer Online Game. You can play it in quick bursts, but you are always open to attack whether you personally are on or not. Everytime you pop on there are new things to take care of. No real graphics, just full of imagination – you know, as if you are a real warrior. I love the game.
Strategy: Since I attained the goals in my previous post, I’ve shifted strategy. No matter how long I camped, and no matter how much I gained, there was always someone who could hit me harder and longer and faster. I also realized that there were things in the game called Clans, which were bands of players who have gone outside the game (to chat programs and personal Networking sites) to create realms where they could stay connected, chat, and strategize without littering their comments wall in game. It also allows for stealth when deciding to war against “Farmers” aka someone who continually attacks the same weak players maliciously, and for hitting other clans who are just mucking about, or calling out your clan. In other words, it makes things more fun, and more deep. (So I joined the clan: Gods of Wars or GOW, and their symbol is a flame with a TradeMark logo. There are about 200+ members and about 30 of them are more active). The clan also makes the games more personal because you can chat with people who are just as geeky as you. For example, my name in game is Muad Dib (add me to your army: 2ps1r if you’re still reading ;). From my name alone, I’ve made friends with people who actually know what Muad Dib means (The Mouse in the Desert, from the Dune series of books). I am somewhat obsessive with the series (I’ve read all 17 books), and this is an easy way to find other techies who are as interested as I. To date, I have not met one person in the real world who has also read the Dune Series from cover to cover. In Kingdoms Live, no less than four people have read most or all of the books. Good times.
So what is my current strategy?
(1) Continually add more land. My gold levels are never enough, and I’m leveling up again, so there are stronger players. Currently at 4.7 mil gold/hr. Seeking to get to 7 mil.
(2) No camping until level 100 – 115 (which is the cut off before you are able to be seen by all people over level 115 and up, making you the bottom of the pond of big fish). Once at 100 I will camp indefinitely and seek to strengthen myself. I’d been at level 60 for about 2 months camping in the previous strategy.
(3) Work with the clan to build up my social knowledge of the game. By joining a clan, I’ve been exposed to a new element of the game. Diplomacy. As Clans clash, there are negotiations that can mean life or death (or being bounty listed forever). War is fun, but peace is needed from time to time to work on your profile, so there needs to be an ebb and flow. Diplomacy makes that happen. Right now I am a Lt.2/Recruiter in GOW, which means I have little role at all. I hope to move up to a Don of War, which would have good amounts of responsibility, and the ability to declare war. But ultimately I would like to help give peace to the clans members. By being level 100, this would give me some more status, and the ability to show off to Farmers at the lower levels, but not enough to be noticed by the Bigs at the top who are always fighting and cut throating.
(4) I will also be buying some of the New Weapons. Currently I have 350 Runic Helms, 350 Dragon Eyes, and 350 Heavenly Restorations. I would like to buy some of the new hardware Storm8 just put up and some Death Curses (of which I have 100 for attacking). But I need to build up my ability to support all that. I want to convert from Dragon Eyes to Griffin Bows, from Runic Helms to the Crusader’s Chestplate, and to have dual spell support with Heavenly Restoration and a set of Death Curses. A tall order, but I may be able to pull it off in the next two months.
On the side I’ve also discovered that GOW clan is stronger and more mobile in Imobs, also a game by Storm8 so I’ve started an account there to make friends who are also on Kingdoms Live.
So there you have it. How are your strategies coming along?