Part I - Starting Out and The Basics
You will most likely notice that most of this will be similar to my original noob guide, but not exactly. Enjoy!
So I'm not going to make a list of "do .... collect reward" , but instead I'm going to show you two main things about getting the most out of beginners protection. One how to get the most prestige in beginners protection and two how to build your city so that you are ready to take on everyone when you get out of beginners protection.
Getting the most prestige in beginners protection
First you need to know the three basic things:
- Never except any promotions until your out of beginners protection.
- Never upgrade your town hall past level 2 in the first 5 days.
- Always be building something.
By doing this when ever you attack a valley or build a building you get more prestige. Ultimately this will get you more prestige so you can get in a
Now to go into detail with this. The whole point of having a horrible town hall and no promotions is that the game mechanics are made so that if it
were more realistic. Just like honor works... when you attack bigger players and win you can get more honor. Same thing, but instead you get prestige. Pretty cool huh?
It is important that you build non stop especially it being the best way to earn prestige overall! As you build you will notice that after you start building your buildings past level five you get good chunks of prestige. (with a level 2 town hall...)
While in this time it is important to focus on the research for your resource production. You also can get
reasonable amounts of prestige from research. So I would suggest getting a hero with good intelligence for
your research.(That's what I did for the first 5 days. Then I got a politics hero.)
In beginners protection of coarse you can not attack other players but
you can attack valleys and NPCs (Don't suggest attacking NPC's). While in
beginners protection I did attack some, but ultimately I found it not something to rely on for prestige purposes.
Kinda simple... Just a way you can get into a better alliance. (Using this I came out of beginners protection with around 90k prestige.)
How to build your city
I'm going to divide this into different sections per building. Stating what level and how many is needed and why.
You need 10-12 of these. That way you can make more troops quicker.
Anymore and you will not have enough room for cottages so you can make
larger amounts of troops at one time.
you need 8-10 of these. This is a good amount of cottages for building troops
and for labor force.
To start of with(if you have a level 2 town hall) you need 6. You always need lumber!
You only need 2(at high levels) farms. Mainly because lumber can be sold to buy food and you can farm NPCs later on.
You don't need any. Stone is very cheap and you can buy lots of it!!! (You will need one at level 2 for your walls but that's it.)
You only need 6 of these to start of with(if you have a level 2 town hall). They are needed just like lumber.
build only 1. That way if you get attacked you have food for comforting.(This also means you have to
put the storage on food at 100.)
Keep it at level 1. That way you can destroy it and rebuild it to find new heroes.
Very important for troop traveling time but not necessary in beginners protection.
Overall when you are building try to to focus on getting your barracks, cottages and resource fields at high levels.
Wall defenses are good to have, but I would not focus on getting any until
you are at the last couple days of beginners protection. The most important
one is archer towers. This is because they can be used more than once,
have great range and they are very effective. So if you get to building wall
defenses build archer towers.
And if you would like to learn more about ware houses I have a good guide on them on hods.com.
Noobs After beginners Protection
So there's a time right after beginners protection that you are still considered a noob. (This is usually the following week after beginners protection.)
In this time you are venerable and can be plundered. This is also the time time you build your troops and being plundered can be a problem.
In this part of my guide you will learn how to deal with these things.
Being Attacked And Plundered
To prevent losing battles and being plundered you need to follow a few things.
- Always have one Ware House, because if you are plundered you need
food to comfort.
- Have good wall defenses.(At this point you need to be building Archer Towers)
- Try to keep a good number of scouts to prevent scouting.(Their cheap and quick to make)
- During this time have a good attack Hero as mayor so you can train troops faster and
build up your army quicker. This will hopefully help you have more troops to defend your city.
- Try to focus on researching your Iron working so you have a better defense.
- Get in a good alliance. If you followed part one you should have enough prestige to get in a decent alliance. You will also need a good embassy so
your alliance can send you reinforcements when being attacked. That also means you need a good Beacon Tower to see what is being sent at you.
So these are basically all the things you need to have to prevent being plundered, so that you can build more troops with the resources you have saved.
Building Your Army
You are now at the point where you need to be building up you army so that
you can fight others and have a better chance of winning. Here is some knowledge and tips about starting your army for the first time.
The Roots Of A Good Army
Ok like I stated earlier you need to be building your army at this time and there are three kind of troops you need to build the most of and that would be:
(This is what helped me the most in my opinion at this stage of playing.)
Swordsmen- For defense(don't help to much on attacking players)
Archers- They are good for attacking and can also help defend your city.
Warriors- They are weak in small numbers but when you have large
amounts of them they can be a lethal fighting force.
These are the roots of a good army and are needed even by the most
The Main Parts of Every Army
Scouts are needed even at this stage. While you may not be using them for
scouting other players, you do need them to prevent the scouting of your
city and if someone can't scout your city there's a good chance they wont
attack you. So I would suggest that you at least have 6k scouts for now.
While we are on this subject you need to get your informatics up as high as
you can to help with this too.
Cataphracts and Cavalry
All I can say is that there good to have and if you can keep up with them
then you will have a strong army, but they take so much food it can be hard
to keep up with them at this stage.
Pikemen and Swordsmen
Both have good defense and are very effective against some of the most
commonly used troops and in this case it's Cavalry and Archers. I would
suggest using these to your advantage at this stage.
You don't really need them right now unless you are using ballista to farm
NPC's. They are also very expensive to make. That is why I did not have to
many siege weapons when I was at this stage of playing.
Workers and Warriors
Workers are useless and are only needed to make new cities. Warriors on the
on the other hand are a great tool when in large numbers. Warriors can be
crushed when defending a city though.
Alliances For Noobs
Here is the basics of getting into a alliance and some of the benefits.
Finding a good alliance
Now during this time you should have came out with a good chunk of
prestige, so that means it's time to join an alliance. All I can really say is talk
to the host before you join. Find out about the members and how active
they are. Also ask how many other alliances their in war with. That way you
can determine if their a "baby alliance", or not.
So the greatest benefit of alliance is that your alliance will be able to
reinforce your city with troops, so if you get attacked you may survive.
So I would suggest you get a embassy of at least level 5.
Now you know How to build your army, how many is needed of each and how to prevent the plundering of your city.
This is just the basics!