Quick Start Guide
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The following Evony guide applies only if the game is started from scratch, no resources spent. Only a basic knowledge of the game is required. If you are brand new to this game, see the other beginner guides.
The following Evony guide, if followed carefully, will tell you how to earn a level 4 Town Hall and a second city in under 2 hours. The basic concept is to follow the quest line in the most efficient possible way. That means no unnecessary resource buildings until after we have exhausted all possible quest routes. Remember: any buildings that take 5 minutes or less can be sped up for free.
I suggest you use guidelines early and often. They will benefit you much more early game. If you do not want to use your guidelines, you do not have to. However, the timing may be off. Use your best judgment to fix timing issues.
Create an account and join the newest server. The servers are numbered, 001 being the first, you will want to join the largest number.
-Resources: Food: 5000, Lumber: 5000, Stone: 5000, Iron: 5000
-Build a Cottage - upgrade it to level 2.
-Use Population Raising.
-Build a Rally Spot.
-Build a Barracks.
-Build a Farm, Sawmill, Ironmine, and Quarry.
-Collect rewards from quests. Get your Amulet as well (under the Daily Quest tab).
-Upgrade the Town Hall to level 2. Use Beginner Guidelines twice.
-Complete the Domain Expansion quest.
-Upgrade Sawmill to level 2.
-Upgrade Quarry to level 2.
-Upgrade Ironmine to level 2.
-Build an Inn.
-Build a Feasting Hall. This is your first downtime, while on this downtime, do the following:
-Complete the Hero Recruitment quest.
-Complete the Rich Store quest.
-Complete the Rebuild --> Amulet quest.
-Use up whatever other amulets you have, but don't use your cents to buy Amulets.
-Complete the Administration quest.
-Complete the Correspondence quest.
-Set taxes to 0%. Set higher if you know how to maximize population/tax rate.
-Click on the present on the top left corner of the screen and claim your Newbies Package. Open the package.
-Resources: Food: 10150, Lumber: 6750, Stone: 6150, Iron: 9100
-Build a Marketplace. Apply Beginner Guidelines.
-Build an Academy. Complete Hero Recruitment quest (all phases). Complete the Trading quest. Complete the Guidelines quest.
-Sell 1 food. Complete the Trading quest.
-Buy 5000 Stone (if you won stone from one of your Amulets, buy 1 food instead). Complete the Trading quest.
-Complete the Population Increase quest.
-Train 20 Warriors.
-Upgrade Ironmine to level 3. Research Lumbering level 1. Use Population Raising. Complete the Scientific Research quest.
-Train 10 Warriors.
-Build a Forge.
-Upgrade the Forge to level 2. Complete the Fortification quest.
-Train 10 Warriors.
-Complete the Scientific Research --> Lumbering quest.
-Research Military Science level 1.
-Build a Workshop.
-Complete the Fortification quest. Build Walls level 1. Apply Beginner Guidelines twice.
-Complete the Fortification quest. Build 10 Traps.
-Build a Beacon Tower.
-Research Agriculture level 1.
-Complete the Scientific Research --> Military Science quest.
-Complete the Alarming quest.
-Build a Cottage.
-Complete the Fortification --> Traps quest. Demolish 100 Traps.
-Use Population Raising.
-Build a Warehouse.
-Complete the Scientific Research --> Agriculture quest.
-Upgrade the Academy to level 2. Apply Beginner Guidelines. Complete the Rich Store quest.
-Complete the Scientific Research quest. Upgrade Town Hall to level 3. Apply Primary Guidelines.
-Complete the Domain Expansion quest. Complete the Guidelines --> Magical Help quest.
-Complete the Prestige Building quest.
-Resources: Food 13500, Lumber: 22150, Stone: 20550, Iron: 16850 (Marketplace resources have arrived).
-Upgrade the Walls to level 2. Apply Primary Guidelines.
-Complete the Fortification quest. Upgrade Town Hall to level 4. Apply Primary Guidelines twice.
-Complete the Domain Expansion quest. Build an Embassy. Research Masonry level 1.
-Click on the present on the top left corner of the screen and claim your Package for Lords. Open the package.
-Open the Junior Medal Box.
-Complete the Military Service --> Worker quest.
-Complete the Military Service --> Warrior quest.
-Train 30 Warriors.
-Complete the Items Purchase quest by purchasing an Amulet for 5 cents.
-Research Mining level 1. Complete the Scientific Research --> Masonry quest.
-Upgrade Academy to level 3. Complete the Alliance quest.
-Complete the Promotion quest.
-Complete The Medals --> Cross Medal quest.
-Complete The Medals --> Rose Medal quest.
-Complete The Medals --> Lion Medal quest.
-Complete the Promotion --> Knight quest (if you do not have enough gold, continue completing quests until you have 2000 prestige, then do the Prestige Building quest for 20,000 gold).
Use Population Raising.
-Resources: Food 49600, Lumber: 15800, Stone: 16700, Iron: 27750
-Remove your mayor and attack the closest level 1 flat. Gain control of the flat, recall your troops, complete the City Expansion quest, and then build your second city when you become a Knight.
-You will need to make sure you don't fall below 10,000 gold, food, lumber, stone, or iron while completing quests.
-I would recommend you demolish your Abatis once you obtain 100 through the Fortification --> Abatis quest. Early resources are much more vital than 100 Abatis or Traps.
-Congratulations!!! Once you have exhausted most quest routes, it will be very important to shift your focusing on resource income. Good luck, see you on the battlefield!
Last edited by Fizzgig; 07-28-2009 at 04:44 PM.
Reason: Completely reworked this guide.
How can you buy 8000 stone and 12000 lumber in the marketplace without the gold (On server 38 they are both around 4 gold per). That totals a huuuuuge amount of gold to buy those resources. I used game cents to buy them. Other then that, great guide.
Last edited by TommyM; 07-24-2009 at 06:07 PM.
Yes on a new server resources are very expensive. There are a few ways to deal with this problem. One solution would be to use some market savvy to buy and sell resources until you can meet the lumber and stone goal of 12000/8000.
If that does not pan out, try questing your way to 2000 prestige using the paths which lose you little or no resources. You will get 30,000 gold as a quest reward with 2000 prestige. Also research all of the technologies once up to a level 3 academy, those quests give you lots of gold.
If you roll and get iron, sell the excess and buy lumber/stone.
Lastly, if all else fails, just start over and try rolling again.
It is a great guide but TommyM is right you sometimes run out of gold because you buy the lumber and stone and if you don't do it you will run out of resources.
So what do you do?
how to claim the cents??
Thank you for the feedback TommyM and Emy1642. You are right, so I completely reworked this guide over the past 3 days. It took a long time but I'm really happy with the result. Thanks to a feature I overlooked, you now only have to buy 5000 stone, at which point you will have around 22,000 gold, so you can afford to buy the stone for 4 gold a piece, which should be no problem whatsoever. I made this guide under the assumption that you get nothing from the wheel, so restarting is no longer necessary.
The feature I overlooked was demolish. The quest that gives you 90 traps is a goldmine. Once you complete it, demolish the 100 traps you will no longer have to buy lumber from the marketplace.
Thanks everyone for the feedback!