The Campaign Spreadsheet has finally been updated! It has been a while since the last post, and in the mean time T4 and T5 troops were introduced fully, mistakes have been pointed out, and requests were made to complete the Moria campaign and add more attack bonus stats to fill in.
Read on to learn what changes and improvements have been made and to find the download link of the spreadsheet. As usual, any comments or suggestions are welcomed!
I cannot believe I didnt do this sooner, but in updating the Campaign spreadsheet, I was going to add the Tier 4 and 5 numbers, until I realized I did not have the Attack and Life modifiers confirmed yet. And with that I mean the multiplication compared to Tier 1. For Tier 1, 2 and 3 it was easy to just follow the stars in the Barracks (1, 2 and 4 attack respectively), but for Tiers 4 and 5 it is a bit different. I’ve now figured them out.
Like mentioned in my post on update 9.1.0, it brought to the game the exciting new feature of Alliance Boss Battles.
At the time of writing that piece, the feature had not been fully implemented yet, but it has in the mean time, and it is such an addition it merits its own article. So here, I will lay out all the necessary information you need about this feature.
This has been in play now for some time I think, but I think it merits an update here: When you want to level a Hero to level 212, you no longer have to be afraid to overshoot the 200 mark. You can apply all experience adding items between level 200-212 now as well!
As discussed in this article on getting a 212, it used to be so that once you were 200 or above, no items could be applied anymore, making it a costly mistake if you accidentally sent out your 199 Hero to see it return 200, which meant no 212 possibility. Well thats the past, so do not be afraid to keep applying archers and warriors items!
Doing campaign levels in Kingdoms of Middle Earth is fun and good for a number of things, such as: Leveling up your heroes, farming items and hourglasses, getting armor scraps to trade for equipment, or get awesome equipment/items/ tokens from Smaug. But there is also the Campaign High Score Event, either individual or alliance based.
Most of the times, people will run down the campaign levels with full t1 armies and wipe out any resistance. But this strategy gets you far from a high score on the different levels, which you need if you wanna compete in the aforementioned events.
So what army should you use? T1 or T5? Mixed or single troop type? Should you use speed ups? How is campaign high score even calculated? In this article, I give you a rundown of some very basic tips to get your high scores up and be competitive.
Just a few tips on things you just HAVE to do on a daily basis when you play KoM (semi) seriously. This will really help you in the long term and will keep you from getting farmed, bring you better prizes in premium chance sales, and use your time as efficiently as possible, at the cost of a mere 30 minutes max per day!
One of the most interesting updates to Kingdoms of Middle Earth recently has been the addition of Hero Equipment; Pieces of gear that heroes can equip that give them certain bonuses. But where do you find all the information about the gear? Where do you equip them on your heroes? Where can you see all the items’ bonuses and where are the icons explained? And where exactly do you find these items in the game to begin with?
This article will provide answers to all this and more, giving you a complete overview on one of the better additions to this game in months.
Following yesterdays post on a spreadsheet with information on “all” Campaign levels, I hereby give you a Spreadsheet containing all information and numbers on all Goblin camps and Wilds, levels 1-10. As with the campaign spreadsheet, this one also contains most if not all relevant information, such as troop numbers, might, troops needed and Goblin research levels. Thanks to Elemmakil for providing the raw data and suggestion for this post.
To complete this little series, I adapted the “training Tier 4” chart to give a complete overview of the dependencies when runecrafting your city buildings. As I haven’t runecrafted my own Musterfield yet, I am not sure how the dependencies will change, but for level *1, requirements are equal. Note that the Armory is a requirement for runecrafting your City Wall, but that the Armory itself cannot be runecrafted.
So for my post on training Tier 4 troops, I made this nice little flowchart which showed the relations and dependencies between buildings and research which you need in order to train Tier 4 troops. I decided I would do the same for ALL buildings in Kingdoms of Middle Earth, but this time up to level 10. This is because the dependencies change in runecrafting mode. So without further delay, the below two charts show the dependencies for all buildings in your cities.
A couple of times I’ve heard people ask, both in GC and AC, what the best building to spend a Hobbit Building Crew on is. Although I recognize that for many players this question will be obsolete by this point in the game, some newcomers might find my views helpful in deciding where to spend their HBC’s.
In light of Tier 4 troops now being almost completely available for training (just waiting for Ranged troops atm), I thought it would be handy for those that do not train them yet, to chart which buildings and researches you have to upgrade to train them. It’s gonna take a lot of time to get there, and once there, the troops also train hella slow, but here goes.
The Infinite Hourglass in Kingdoms of Middle Earth. It can do one task instantly and one task only. No matter how long…..although I did read one report that put the max time of it on 99 days in actuality. Now you might wonder what to spend this beast on? What is really worth its use? Most people will come to the conclusion of using it for one of the level 10 researches in your Academy.
But there is another theoretical great use for using this item. Here’s how:
Galadriel’s Gift (previously Gollum’s Riddle) is a great way to obtain some of the most powerful items in the game. Besides troops you can train yourself, many items are exclusive to either Galadriel’s Gift, or chests and special events, which are not always around. That’s why it is important to spend them correctly.
Update:Rhyno just asked for help with 2nd city relics. Basically, everything stays the same, the goblin camp will just drop second city relics instead of third city relics!
Update 2: My final results at the bottom!
Finally after waiting long enough, not only have Third cities been enabled on our server, but relics started dropping from Goblin camps 6-10, giving players who do not spend money on the game or who did not win a 3rd City deed already a chance to farm the relics themselves.
I’m in the process of farming my relics and are nearly there, so I thought it might be handy to share my strategy with you guys, which nets you a Third city Deed within 2.5 hours of farming!! Continue reading →
Throughout my time playing KoM, I have made and used a number of spreadsheets and JAVA programs to help me out gathering information and making decisions. Some of the info from the spreadsheets was used in other blog posts here, but most remained private.
I thought it might be handy to publicize some of it so you guys and girls can use them too. Below is a list of description for the various sheets and program(s) and a link to download them. (More will follow)
In KoM warfare, the level of your Hero determines for an enormous part how well you do in battle, giving bonuses to both attack and life of your army. Normally, a Hero can be leveled up to you Great Hall’s level x20, meaning lvl 200 max.
However, it is possible to go over this limit because the Hero stops leveling once he is over that limit. which means that if you overshoot the limit by much experience in one go, you can theoretically go to lvl 212. The largest amount of experience in one go is obtained with the “Train with Gandalf” item (50,000 exp).
To get a lvl 212 Hero, level the Hero up by any means, but stop just before reaching lvl 200 (to be exact, within 680 Exp of 200). Make really sure you dont overshoot, because once he is 200, there is no way of leveling any further. When you are just below level 200, apply the “Train with Gandalf”. This will boost the Hero to lvl 212. Voila!
Alternatively, 212 or even 215 Heroes can be won in Gollum’s Riddle, certain chests and in tournaments, but chances are slim…Cheers!
Officers have been asked to help some of the smaller players in the Alliance to get over 100k Might. Instead of doing this in-game, I use this weblog for this purpose and will give some tips on how to reach that goal here.
Strategy is courtesy Rat_Farts, who mailed it around. So apparently, Galadriel’s Gift appears to be less RNG than expected, and patterns emerge in consecutive results.
Strategy to obtain your second city deed is as follows (though, if this works, you could use it for any item you want): Collect a fairly large number of Tokens, so you can play the game a large number of times in a row (see also here). Now when playing the riddles, look closely at the position of the deed in each result. According to some, there is likely to be a pattern that emerges which makes you able to correctly guess where the deed will go next game around 50% of the time.
I have no clue if this works, but if someone is successful in this, please let me know in the comments!
In a number of earlier posts, the use of a Hero is mentioned in optimizing certain game processes such as training troops.
This posts is meant to shed some light upon the use of the Heroes, which can be assigned to various tasks within your city. Once you are in your 2nd/3rd week of city building, your Hero becomes invaluable in saving precious time!
Once it is time to go from setting up your basic city to full-on troop production for might or a fight, troop training times can severely impact your ability to being able to burn through your resources, defend your city, or destroy your opponents. It is very important to optimize the training speeds of each unit as well as possible. This post serves as a small intro guide into troop training times; specifically, the factors that contribute to getting the training speed up.
Two main parts of this game are setting up your city and training your troops. When it comes to the last, it would perhaps seem that the higher the Tier of the unit, the better. And while this is somewhat true, the non-linear scaling of some of the attributes of the troops brings some nuance to the discussion.
This post is meant as an introduction and overview of the different troop types and Tiers, and help you come to a decision when it comes to picking which troops to spend your well-earned resources on. I know it a lot of information/thoughts/opinions, but bear with me…
This happened to me a week ago: I go to train some troops, and look before queing at the training times: it was something in the order of 10 minutes. I remembered that I needed to put my hero in the training job, so I did. He was level 65 at the time, so, I expected something around a 30% decrease in training time.
To my surprise, when I did the calculations, turned out the decrease was only ~13%! This messed up my mind. I was thinking: “Wait, if the time normally is 100, it should now be 70, 30% less. And if other bonuses are in play, say, another 50% or something, 50-30 is 20 left, a 60% decrease…..i.e. the decrease in training time should ALWAYS be ~30% OR more!“
During the early stages of the game, setting your tax rate correctly can mean the difference between being able to build and research what you want and need, and not being able to.
Through the early quests, the game urges you to play with the tax rate and maximize income. The tax rate however, directly affects the happiness in your city, which effects the population, which effects eventual tax income and your ability to man your farms or produce troops. So, how do these numbers all relate?
When you go out to farm, you start by looking on the map for suitable candidates: Players with no or weak alliances, low-to-medium might and relatively low level. However, many of your neighbors will initially appear to still be under the seven-day-invulnerability dome.
This limits your farming possibilities, but more annoyingly is the fact that many of these players have been inactive for more than 7 days and are in fact farm-ready. We only need to pop their bubble.
Being farmed (or simply attacked) and loosing a lot of resources you worked very hard for is really annoying, especially during the first few weeks of the game when a lot of resources are needed for building your basic city.
Add to that the possibility of loosing any number of troops if you decide to defend your city, and you see why it is helpful to minimize the chance of being attacked/farmed.
We all know the drill….you build comfortably through the seven-days-protection period and start gaining might in making troops. But sooner or later, the upkeep in food they need will outnumber what you could possibly produce in your city. Especially for armies over 200k might it is nigh impossible to keep up with the needs, even with a high level hero helping production and wilds to give you bonuses.
Constantly asking alliance members is annoying and impossible, as they will also grow their respective armies. Luckily, there is a caveat in the KoM system to help you out.
Every player is likely to, some day, run out of resources to build troops, do research or construct buildings. Its incredibly annoying to have to wait for your farms and quarries to produce the needed resources, or to have to farm it for yourself. Luckily, one of the better features of being in an alliance is the ability to ask your alliance buddies for the needed resources, or better yet, the alliance bank.
However, too many times, players -especially the new ones- ask for resources or help at the wrong place. So here are some simple, easy-to-follow rules on how to correctly ask for either resources or help….
If you click on the top alliances, many have this even stated as a “cardinal rule”. At first (2 weeks ago) I disagreed. I built me some mighty wall might. And things were going well for me. My 30K might mighty wall seemed to discourage any attackers form approaching my front lawn. Then, one night, some big ass 200k might player decided otherwise.
At first, I didnt even notice, and just started playing as usual. Then, I looked at my might and saw I was missing some 30k (120k back to 90k). I couldnt figure it out, I had my troops on hiding….weird stuff. Then I went through the reports again and AHA, of course, my wall was knocked down harder than Rihanna. From that moment on, I was in the camp of “NO WALL MIGHT(ish)”.