So a rather late message on the newest update 12.2, which hit while a was on holiday, but too good not to mention anyways. This update brought some very cool changes to the game-play and added a completely new game aspect as well: Hero Skills. Starting with that, here are all the changes from the newest Hobbit update:
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.
- 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
Does anyone else experience this? Massive lag when mining Gems? It happens on the map and with searches, and it is frustrating. Firstly, when I search for mines in the Watch Tower, the results are almost always outdated! Unoccupied mines that show up enemy or neutral, or exhausted mines listed as normal. Strangely, friendly mines are almost never wrong…..
Then when I click to go to the mine, it can take up to a minute for the mine to actually show up! At first it shows the normal Wild it used to be, and then after some time it refreshes the map or something and shows up properly..
And when it comes to mining itself, the game starts to lag enormously when mining a couple of mines. I usually mine when America is asleep, and use a few sets of pickaxes in one go, but doing so results in the map almost freezing completely. Getting back to city view completely removes this so it is definitely the mining causing?
Am I the only one (or my server, as I’ve heard the complaint from more people) and what could possibly cause these problems? Frustrating to say the least….
One of the basics aspects of the game Kingdoms of Middle Earth is acquiring and building up your cities. When starting the game, you have one city, but this can be expanded to 4 cities, and a special 5th Lake-Town city. Cities can contain a number of different buildings, each with their own function and dependencies.
In this article, I will summarize what each building does. Two types of buildings are mentioned: The City buildings contained within your City Walls, and the Field, or resource buildings, which are constructed on field plots. Buildings from the 5th Lake-Town city will come in a separate article.
NOTE: Images of the buildings are courtesy of the HobbitArmies Wikia page here
As proposed earlier, I have put this subject in a separate article, to keep the information on both Gem mining and Embedding separated and thus hopefully easier to comprehend. The main purpose of mining in Kingdoms of Middle Earth is to acquire the Gem Shards needed to make the Gems used for embedding in gear.
Here I will give an overview of the things necessary to find the mines on the map, mine them successfully for Gem Shards, and other possible benefits from mining. To mine we need to know the following things:
- What is Mining exactly?
- What types of Mines are there?
- How do you find Mines?
- Watch Tower
- Search Results
- How do you start mining?
- Attacking a Mine
- Mining progress and report
- Reinforcing a Mine
- Gem Pouch research
- What are the possible drops?
- Defending Mines
- Use in TKing
- Alliance agreements
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.