Words of Wisdom #11

#11 Hotkeys- Unlocking a Natural Speed Boost

Hotkeys are keyboard shortcuts. They are used by pressing a specific character on the keyboard while in-game to accomplish certain actions. Hotkeys can give a welcome speed boost to gameplay. If you’re in a hurry, or just like to do things quickly, hotkeys bypassing Giant-Snail-Palace-Speed mouse drags and clicks is just what the Locksmith ordered.
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Words of Wisdom #10

#10 Wholesaler Info (Revert at the Stroke of Midnight)

The Wholesaler allows us to buy non-boosted goods at a marked up price point. Recently, the Wholesaler was changed. One of the changes being that offers now increase in price each time you make a purchase. Here’s some info on the Wholesaler itself, and a strategy for using the timer to have more goods all at once from the Wholesaler. Continue reading

Words of Wisdom #9

#9 Back on the Chain Gang (Ancient Wonder Chain Mail Advantages)

Fellowship chat and the messaging system offer a unique way for us to deal with leveling up Ancient Wonders. There are a few types of Ancient Wonder leveling systems that Fellowships can offer, and one of the easiest to implement is chain mail. It may seem like joining an Ancient Wonder Chain Mail does the same thing as investing in only your own Ancient Wonders, but there are some nice advantages to using the chain. Continue reading

Words of Wisdom #8

#8 Rocky Roads Take Me Home (The Importance of Orcs and Goblins Streets)

The Woodelves chapter introduces us to Mana, a new “good” that is used to get through the chapter. Mana is generated by the newly acquired culture buildings in the Woodelves research and, as a new twist on the game mechanics, these culture buildings need to be connected to streets in order to produce mana. Mana-producing culture buildings also need a street connection just to be built, unlike previous culture buildings that could be constructed anywhere in the city. This street connection requirement makes the Rocky Road (Humans) and Wooden Trail (Elves) technology unlocked in the Orcs and Goblins chapter a bit more potent than previous street technologies. Since you will need more city space dedicated to streets in order to connect culture buildings for mana, those streets adding culture now becomes even more powerful.  Continue reading

Words of Wisdom # 7

#7 The Tiers of Cross Tier Trades

Cross tier trades are less likely to be taken because many people feel they are unfair. However, there is another problem with cross tier trades that you can have a bit more control over. If we consider that it is best to take trades that demand goods that we have a boost in and that offer those that we are not boosted in, we can get some insight into which cross tier trades are the most likely to be taken and which are the least likely to be taken. Continue reading

A Quick Guide to Diamonds

Games that are free to play (F2P) that offer micro-transactions are colloquially known as “freemium” games. In most of these so called freemium games, the player’s time is the main currency used to stay away from using their real-life wallet, and so most, if not all, of the features that can be purchased in-game decrease the amount of time that it would normally take for a F2P account to get to the same point. Elvenar is no exception to the freemium structure that many games embrace, with Diamonds being Elvenar’s in-game currency only obtainable by spending real money. The nature of the research tree affects some of the features that are available for diamond-purchase, because better and better technology is unlocked as you progress through the tree, and better and better premium features become available as well. It should be noted that diamonds are never required to play Elvenar, they are completely optional. So which premium features are the most valuable?
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