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RLHvanDijk
08-11-2007, 10:07 AM
for everyone who still have to start playing i want to give them some tips to make it a bit easier. First we start with roads, it can be verry handy to place a road before you place a building (it somethimes makes it easier to place a building and your settlers move a bit faster), but it does'nt have to be neccesery.

My second tip is that you make sure that the same buildings you place are not placed next to eachother but placed rondom your city/town/village to make sure that (if you are further in the game) the settlers in the other side of the town can get too the recourse they need (like food or clothes).

And please for those who played the game give some tips too maybe i can learn from it too.

p.s. yes i know it is a beta test!!!

HugeGnome
08-11-2007, 10:51 AM
tip kinda http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif : i noticed if u have to many hunters then u kill all the deer apart from one so its breeds very slow so what you should do is have no more then 2 at maximum upgrade http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

now i need some help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif, i am trying to get 20 rich buildings but only managed to get 18 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif this was done but selling all my needed resourses e.g bread fish cheese brooms e.t.c so all my people would make stuff. although i only got 18 rich so any 1 else got any ideas i can try ? thanx for the larger then life gnome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

djfusion
08-11-2007, 10:52 AM
here's a few tips I wrote on my site - mainly for multiplayer but will help for single aswell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

There's no getting around it - RoaE is a building strategy game and takes a while to build up an army - thats not to say there isnt a lot to do - you are constantly on the lookout for new areas, resources and looking at the Settlers needs.

If you want to advance through the promotions its probably wise not to choose the hot climate - imagine those poor sheep and their wooly coats in the desert! and wool is a major comodity for advancing.

Keep on the lookout for Bandits - they demand gold from you but at this stage just ignore them - they say they are gonna bring down your settlement but whether a bug or still in programming they dont do anything till you get too close to them.

The cathedral is a good place to increase the reputation of your settlement - click on the Cathedral then on the Sermon button - located by a bell - the reputation will increase and your Settlers will start to pray

Food has always been a bit thing in The Settlers and this game is no exception. Livestock provide a great resource for food but it's worth noting that livestock not only fulfills your food needs, there is clothing and a few others so its wise to get other resources.
farms make a great food resource but they require pastures on fertile earth - desert regions are no good for growing wheat. When you build a farm, select it and click on the wheat icon to the right - you then select the area you want the field to be placed. You have to keep an eye on them tho, as just like real farms, the crops need to be rotated and you have to place new pastures every now and again.

The same applies to beekeepers ect they all need that extra input of pastures or areas of fertile land that they can use.

If you have anough resources it is wise to upgrade your buildings when you can - the more advanced the building is the less resources they use to complete their tasks.

Always keep an eye on the buildings and the Marketplace - little icons appear above the buildings depending on what they Settlers inside require - they are pretty self-explanatory. If these icons turn to red then the Settler will leave the building and converge on the Marketplace and go onb strike until their needs are fulfilled.

You can expand your territory with your knight - select him or her and send them out of your settlement - if they reach an area which hasn't been claimed you can select the Tower icon from the bottom right menu and place an outpost - when that is built the territory becomes yours - keep an eye out for your enemies tho - with power they can destroy your outpost rendering the area neutral again.

djfusion
08-11-2007, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by HugeGnome:
tip kinda http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif : i noticed if u have to many hunters then u kill all the deer apart from one so its breeds very slow so what you should do is have no more then 2 at maximum upgrade http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

now i need some help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif, i am trying to get 20 rich buildings but only managed to get 18 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif this was done but selling all my needed resourses e.g bread fish cheese brooms e.t.c so all my people would make stuff. although i only got 18 rich so any 1 else got any ideas i can try ? thanx for the larger then life gnome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

The way I managed that part was to upgrade the buildings and go into your castle and set the taxes to zero - that way the money stays in the buildings, the Settlers are happy and you get the rich buildings pretty fast http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kalevala1982
08-11-2007, 10:58 AM
Quickest way to start producing troops, and Rush Tactics. Resources set to normal.

First building you should be creating are:

-Woodcutter x2 spread out so they don't clear a forest down.
-Hunter, only really need 1 to prevent over farming.
-Sausage Maker, near your storage house.
-Tannery, opposite side of your sausage maker.
-Stone cutter (to allow castle upgrade)

Make sure you upgrade all of these building to full before creating any other building.

Upgrade your castle as soon as you start the map, and will notice you can't finish without a bit of extra stone. Leave whichever Hero you pick at the center of town till you have 9 leather clothes produced. Once upgraded to sheriff create an Iron Miner, and Blacksmith. Upgrade both to full. Create a barrack and uprade if u wish, all it does is help them train troops faster since there is usually 1 person going out for clothes or food for the build.

If you have 80g laying around create a theif and make him head across the map. (he needs quite a bit of micro-managing since he can die easiely to bandits.) Once you go to either the Castle which give intel on the enemies territory for a short period of time and a message popped up but went by too fast. Or if u go to the storehouse he randomly grabs an (I think its up to 20 of 1 item) and runs away on a donkey cart with the items. Havn't sent a thief to the church yet, so I'm not exactly sure what sabotaging it does. Once your theif has returned to your castle he disapears, so its 1 thief per assault. Also a hero can kill him easily so you have to be careful and sneaky.

After this point its a careful management to make sure you don't starve your settlers through rough seasons like winter.


General TIPs on construction.

Wives are great! they pick up food clothing and cleaning products so the men can work longer hours without taking breaks to resupply thus increasing their productivity. It also increases overall reputation.

Plan on making 20+ rich homes? Make sure people are making money on purchases and not having the triple line on their house indicating production has stopped due to the demand for their product being low. So if u want a small city full of rich homes then you need to have a strong economy.

Cathedral are great for getting a boost to reputation and gold. Though be mindful of when you do this, and make sure not to do it too often. Gatherers don't necessarly attend a sermon, but 90% if not all production house will. So if your food level are low I don't suggest doing it else you will have alot of people on strike due to starvation.

Festivals fall along the time lines as the Cathedral. It provides a reputation boost and wives for your settlers to increase overall production. Though again it Haults almost all productivity while active.



TIPS for Attacking and Defending:

ATTACKING:
Before deciding to attack make sure your reputation is out of the red to ensure fighting effectiveness. Also its good to have a tier 3 barracks and blacksmith to resupply dead troops. (You can't resupply damaged battalions like in S5)

Winter is a good time since the water freezes over allows quick movement of your troops. And there is the rare chance your opponent might be out of food. So capalize on it.

If your up against a wooden wall be sure to attack a weak point that would allow you to get in and open the gate from the inside. You may only have enough torches to burn down a small section of the wall to get in.

If u plan on making a seige tower make sure you have a solid economy to be able to get 20 rich homes (its tough to achieve).

I have yet to face anyone who has time to build a wall before they drop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

DEFENDING:
Wooden walls are good if you spamming woodcutters or just have alot of extra wood, rememeber wood = buidlings/upgrades = settlers. They keep out theives and its a small defend measure against an attack. Battalions have 1 torch for each person left in the group, which are used to burn down wooden sturctures.

Keep an eye out for theives and suspicious NPCs around your Cathedral, Castle and Storage house and kick their *** with your hero if u see one.

As for when and where to build a wall and if it should be stone or wood. Thats totally up to you and your available resources.


HERO TIPS
This depends more on your gameplay style. Just read the tooltips at the team selection screen, each have a passive ability and active ability.

I think I personally like Hakim, he lowers upgrading costs and has the potential to turn enemy battlions to his side! Havn't had a chance to test any of this out due to people not staying long enough or they drop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Anyways if you see one of my games don't feel inimated I won't rush anyone cause I want to experience gameplay with walls and more troops. Can't wait for the map editor http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kalevala1982
08-11-2007, 11:04 AM
"The way I managed that part was to upgrade the buildings and go into your castle and set the taxes to zero - that way the money stays in the buildings, the Settlers are happy and you get the rich buildings pretty fast"



This is fine if you have no troops to defend your settlement. The faster you upgrade your hero the more your settlers WILL demand. The level just before Count which i think is after you achieve 20rich homes allows seige towers, which are really only necessary if your against stone walls.

HugeGnome
08-11-2007, 11:11 AM
thanx to both of you, but mainly djfusion it does work and i had 60000 gold at the time so i didnt need the taxes :P http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

guess its time for me to go online now :P

Edit: well i desided not to go on line yet gona have dinner first ^^ cant play S6 on a empty stomach http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

i also was wondering if any 1 else was having troble with the 1000 max mount of resourses that your allowed ? becuase i end up doin is selling most of my excess stuff or dumping it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif