Lake-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.
With update 10.3, a new system of enhancing gear has been introduced, besides upgrading and enhancing, namely Embedding (Gems). So what does this feature exactly do and what do you need to do this? As in the article about upgrading and enhancing, I will try to combine everything you need to know into this one article. For a run down of what gears to embed with Gems, see this article.
Finally, one of the biggest promises of the last few months has been fulfilled: Upgradable gear has arrived. No longer are we at the wimps of luck or mithril…now, we can start upgrading our own gear and make the best gear combinations possible. In this article, I will try to combine all possible information on upgrading and enhancing your gear pieces. Like always, if I learn stuff later on, I’ll add it to the article.
When you start playing Kingdoms of Middle Earth, you are thrown into a busy, confusing world, with cities, wilds, goblins, alliances and players yelling in GC. It can be difficult to get a grasp of the many game aspects. I remember my starting point as extremely slow in hind sight…Figuring everything out by myself, occasionally guided by the KoM wiki, progressing ever so slowly. If I would have known what I know all now, progress would have been much faster.
This article is meant for new players who, instead of figuring out everything by themselves, want to get a head start. Starting a new game, you are placed in your safe bubble for 7 days. But how do you start your journey? What should you build and train, what aspects to focus on? All this and some more tips after the break!
I have recently noticed a very annoying bug in the game concerning both the Hero salary and gold production, and would like to know if this is a more common bug or if there are solutions…I know for sure that more people in my alliance are experiencing the same.
I know a lot of you will probably not be dependent on gold production (instead farming it), or on resource production (instead farming it), but I am, as I do not have mountains of time to spent on the game, so here goes. Three bugs:
In my first city, when I assign my 223 Hero to production, he uses up MUCH MUCH more than 4k gold/h. From what I’ve gathered, it’s more in the order of 20-30k/h, as if ALL positions are assigned which is NOT the case.
In another city, which has a lot of homes, I SHOULD produce around 20k/h, but in reality, it produces MUCH MUCH LESS than that. That, is 20k with ONE hero assigned.
Hero’s un-assign before gold reaches zero. Im usually left wit 10-30k…without production of gold in those cities (taxes 0%)
I figured this could have two reasons: (A) Battle reports are being missed/lost, so someone takes the gold but I do not see their attacks, or (B) there is a bug with the production and salaries.
I tried to eliminate (A) by training some wall troops, which HAVE to be destroyed in an attack for anyone to take resources or gold to be taken. Today the gold producing city, after around 12 hours of not logging on, had a meager 9.5k gold, with no attack reports and wall troops still there. And mind you, EVEN IF I would assign ALL FOUR positions in Great Hall, it still should produce more gold than salary.
So, what is going on, does anyone else have this bug, and what can be done about it? Thanks in advance!
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.
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 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!
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!