So you want to capture a city. But you dont know if thier gates are open or closed. There is a very SIMPLE way to figure this out. All it requires is sacrificing 1 scout. Thats right, just 1 scout. All you need to do is click on the city that you want to capture in the map, and then press ATTACK. Not SCOUT, ATTACK. Then in a matter of seconds, sometimes minutes, you will get attack reports. If you meet resisting troops, then the gates are opened. Generally, they will win, even if they have a few warriors. If you meet no troops, then the gates are closed. They will open at 5 loyalty. There you have it, the easy way to figure out if gates are open or closed.
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