With games like this where there are many different strategies to achieve victory; it usually ends up with people posting their various ideas/strategies/build orders all over the board meaning that it’s very difficult for people to find them.
So I thought I’d get a little head start here before things got a little bit too ‘busy’ and organise a few of the already existing guides/strats that are out there, hopefully making it easier to add others along as we go.
I personally think it would be beneficial if we could get a few different build order guides as well; I have found these very useful in previous games with a base-building style of gameplay, and think it would help us all to get better!
<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Very Basic Starter Guide (S7) by ryanhnning - this is a great place to start if you're having trouble getting your economy going at the beginning.
<LI>A Guide To Food Boosting by icedude94 - this is a great guide looking at the impact of food on the game, as well as adding some handy tips on storehouses... which seem to be confusing alot of people! *UPDATE* icedude94 has just added a new save file to his guide so you can see it all working in action... definitely check that out if you're still having trouble!
<LI>Production Line Tips by ldylarke - If you're having trouble knowing how many workshops to add then this is a good place to start. Also has an interesting observation about the effeciency of the Mint workshop.[/list]
<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Settlers 7 Military Branch Empire/Multiplayer Guide by TroWoelf - A nice more in-depth look at a more military based build order. (Also check out Zixonv's variation on page 2 of that topic)
<LI> Military (Cav) Rush by Zixonv - If you're a player that likes the 'rush' style gameplay (like me!) then definitely give this tactic a try![/list]
<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Trade Trick for 'infinity gold' by m0t0k0 - alot of debate on this one, but it's the first trade-based discussion i've seen, and shows how it's possible to use the trade screen to your advantage. Perhaps more of a late-game strat, but some interesting ideas nonetheless.[/list]
- None that I've seen yet... let me know if you want to recommend one!
<LI>Friends List - List your in-game names to play online! (Thanks to AnarchistUK for starting this one up)
<LI>X-Fire Group - If you've got an X-Fire account then join! (Thanks to kenjara for setting this up)
Comments/suggestions welcome! This guide is not limited to just PVP/Skirmish games, if you want to recommend a guide for the campaign missions then let me know!
Make sure you check out the Settlers 7 – Wiki that ryanhnning has kindly set up, and if you have any useful info then get involved in it! It would be a shame to have less of a community in this game because people are having trouble with the basic economy!
If you don’t want your guide in here then just PM and I’ll take it out, also if you notice that I’ve put someone’s guide/ideas up without giving them credit then let me know, it’s not my intention to take any of the credit here, just to hopefully make it easier for people to improve.