Battle Mechanics I: The basic Battle Formula

tauriel bowWelcome to the first in a series of articles on some basic battle mechanics in the Hobbit | KoM. In this series, we are gonna look at how combat in KoM basically works, and how it affects your gear choices. In this first part, we start of with looking at the basic battle formula, and work from there towards choosing the best gear set-ups, emphasizing primarily the reasons behind the sets such as given in the Best Sets article.

  • 1. The basics
  • 2. Adding in buffs
  • 3. Adding in debuffs
  • 4. Rewriting and final formula

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Hero Skills: All you need to know!

Please note more information will follow once available.

skill fierce loyaltyThe latest addition to the game has been Hero Skills, a game-feature that will allow you to enhance your heroes with special skills that will help in a range of areas, from combat, to resource mining, to gem mining, and even allowing you to revive troops lost in battle. Skills are first unlocked, or learned, in the academy, with special items.

Once known, a skills can be learned by a hero and upgraded further. In this article, I will detail all there is to know about this subject!

  • 1. How to learn new skills
  • 2. Giving skills to Heroes
    • 2.1 Free enrolls
    • 2.2 Enrollment scrolls
    • 2.3 Skill Books
  • 3. Upgrading Skills
  • 4. Unlearning/deleting Skills
  • 5. Available skills
    • 5.1 Skill upgrade costs
  • 6. Skill dependencies and unlock costs
  • 7. Enemy’s Skills

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Lake-Town 5th City: All you need to know

laketownarticleheaderLake-Town is the new expansion city to the Kingdoms of Middle Earth that was released late November, and which will be available to everyone after the 4th of December for free! Unlike the 4 older cities, the style of the city matches that of the human Lake-town from the movies, instead of the familiar Elven or Dwarven theme. Although a lot in the city will seem familiar, some key differences with regards to gameplay and buildings also come with the 5th city. In this article I will sum up all available information on this newest city.

  • 1. The Basics
  • 2. The Buildings
    • 2.1 Familiar Buildings
    • 2.2 The new and changed Buildings
  • 3. Construction
    • 3.1 Lake-Town architects
    • 3.2 Pearl and Lake-town architect full overview
  • 4. Oysterboats, Pearls and Tactical training
    • 4.1 Pearls
    • 4.2 Oystering Research
    • 4.3 TT training
  • 5. Heroes
  • 6. How to start with your City construction

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City Buildings: the City Guardian

guard headerAs soon as you open your city, it’s there: The City Guardian. A large statue in the middle of your city, seemingly more decorative than functional. But the City Guardian actually functions as a protector of your City, providing very useful buffs that will certainly help even the most experienced players. In this article, I delve a little deeper into the Guardian and give an overview of how it functions.

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City Buildings: the Sage Tower

headerThe Sage Tower acts as the event center of your cities. Uniting your cities, only one center can be constructed, serving all your four or five cities. Items won in special events can be exchanged in the Sage Tower, while other items such as gear and Gems can be exchanged for materials acquired in campaign primarily. As there are a large number of Sage Tower trades, this articles is meant to give an overview of these for less-experienced players.

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More Lake-Town news

Kabam went ahead and made another announcement for Lake-Town, the fifth city which will be released shortly and which is being tested on a few servers at the moment, but not mine unfortunately: (click for bigger version)

announcementsSo in essence, Lake-Town will function like your other cities, but resource production will focus on Pearls, which serve as resources for training tactical troops, and which are produced with the help of Oyestering Boats. Production is sped up with the new research Oystering in your academy. Furthermore, the Lake-Town Vault protects these Pearls but also your Gold from now on, and of course a new range of heroes will be introduced, such as Bard the Bowman, to level up and equip with their very own gear.

That’s it for now, any more news will be posted as soon as possible!

 

Update on new Tacticals and related issues

LT pikemenIt seems the updates keep coming through. After yesterday’s updates, it seems preparations are being made for the inclusion of the two new Tactical Troops, namely the Lake-town Pikemen and Longbowmen. If you go to your Barracks, the building requirements (not rss) can be viewed, and they mention another few additions, seemingly connected to the new Tacticals. Continue reading to see what is known right now.

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