Emporia. Additional info.
Emporia are special resource sites which differ by the type of resources they hold: Grain, Timber, Bronze, Denarii, and Drachmas. They also differ in size for players of varying levels: low-level players can see only small Emporias, middle-level players - medium size Emporias, while high-level players can fight for the Emporias with the biggest resource reserves.
Emporias appear in the Oracle at different times of the day. If a Emporia is not captured within 24 hours, it disappears from the Map.
CAPTURE. To capture an Emporia, you will need Ox Carts– special resource collectors. You can increase the number of available Ox Cart by using your Scrolls of Wisdom in the Academy (Upgrade the branch to get to the Maximum Colonies number)
Important! Ox Carts are not Units – you don’t need to send them to the Emporias. They just allow you to capture more Emporias.
If Allies or members of the same Coalition try to capture an Emporia simultaneously, the first player who comes to the Emporia, will capture it. The Troops of other Coalition mates or allies return to their Cities.
UNITS FOR EMPORIA CAPTURE. You need to send both Offensive and Defensive Units. Offensive Units fight for the Emporias and then are automatically sent to the Acropolis in case of the successful battle. Defensive Units stay at the Emporias for the resource collection. If the battle is lost, the remaining Troops of both types go to your Acropolis.
ATTACK. You may also attack Emporias. To do so, you need to send offensive troops only. In such a case, you can fight against the Emporia's owner but no resources will be collected.
RECONNING. No changes.
REINFORCEMENTS. Can be sent only to the Emporias where only your own Troops are stationed.
RESOURCE COLLECTION SPEED. Depends on the specific Agreement level. Upon the release of Emporia, all the players get the required Agreement researched. Resource collection speed is determined at the moment that the Emporia is captured. So, you need to upgrade the Agreement BEFORE capturing an Emporia if you want to increase the resource collection speed.
AMOUNT OF THE RESOURCES. It depends on the capacity of the Troops defending it. Having collected the maximum amount of resources, the Troops automatically return to the Acropolis.
The Units you have stationed will automatically return to your Acropolis with the goods as soon as they have fully loaded. However, you can recall the defensive Units stationed at a Emporia before they are the loading is complete. If you do this, they will return to your Acropolis with the Resources they had managed to load, and the Emporia becomes vacant - that is, you will no longer occupy it and will have to Capture it again if you wish to maintain control of it.
If you want to recall only some portion of the Units stationed there, you can do so, and they will come back empty-handed, leaving the Resources collected at the Emporia with their fellow soldiers that you didn’t recall. But if the amount of Units you want to recall would leave too few Units to carry the Resources loaded at the Emporia back, ALL Units stationed at that Emporia will return - bringing the goods collected with them.
Use this information and try out the new Emporias!
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*Be advised: Although both amounts are determined by the Unit’s carrying capacity, some Resources are heavier than others - Drachmas, for example. Your Units will be able to carry fewer Drachmas for every bit of carrying capacity than they will Food.