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How to take something from Emporias?

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goshe345
30 August, 2016, 8:50 PM UTC
Everyone has tried to take resources from Emporias, but few have succeeded. Most people send for example 1000 peltasts and 100 pflanx. DO NOT DO THIS!!! While sending a big army, they will gathner resources for 1-2 days and for these 1-2 days your units will be destroyed. You should better send 5 peltasts with 1 cav. unit, so you can fast take the resource, avoiding being attacked. It`s VERY IMPORTANT to have the agreement with Graviska at highest level, so you take the resource faster.With 3 or 4 emporias you gathner very huge ammount of resource for short time.
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
31 August, 2016, 9:07 AM UTC

Totally agree. Right now our developers are checking the feedback from players about Emporias. I really hope they will find a way to make them more efficient. But right now there's still a big risk to be destroyed by others.


Could you please add more tips to make it look like a well-written tutorial?
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nogitsune
2 September, 2016, 8:56 AM UTC

Just don't try to get ressources from Emporias. Its (almost) never worth it.

Sending small forces is tedious and you will still loose them fairly often. Sending large forces, as said above will be their doom fairly certain. If you need ressources, go raid someone (if you go for the inactive players, its almost riskless and still brings home more then emporias ever could)

Emporias still have some use:
a) Getting rid of units you don't want anymore. esp. when you overproduced / won more units then you can feed, just send some def troops you don't want anymore to an emporia, and either someone will do you the favour to get rid of those overfed bellies or they will actually bring sthg. home and you have to send them again.

b) Destroying other peoples unit to get points for quests / tournaments.

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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
2 September, 2016, 2:48 PM UTC
nogitsune said:


a) Getting rid of units you don't want anymore. 

I think it's better to destroy them at PPs ;)
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chakrab
26 September, 2016, 3:32 PM UTC
Why is it that when I send troops to emporium, it takes 5 mins when they actually start collecting? 
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
27 September, 2016, 12:19 PM UTC
chakrab said:

Why is it that when I send troops to emporium, it takes 5 mins when they actually start collecting? 
It's one of the basic Emporium rules. You need to hold it at least 5 minutes until you're able to collect Resources.
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GLP
28 September, 2016, 10:51 AM UTC

Alyona Kolomiitseva said:


chakrab said:


Why is it that when I send troops to emporium, it takes 5 mins when they actually start collecting? 
It's one of the basic Emporium rules. You need to hold it at least 5 minutes until you're able to collect Resources.
That might be a good rule to change ;)
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ItBurnsWhenIPvP
28 September, 2016, 8:50 PM UTC
Sending any units to an emporium is a waste of time and men.. The small amount of resources you collect isnt worth the risk of losing troops.
Learn Adapt and Overcome
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
29 September, 2016, 10:27 AM UTC
ItBurnsWhenIPvP said:

Sending any units to an emporium is a waste of time and men.. The small amount of resources you collect isnt worth the risk of losing troops.
Was it different with Colonies?
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Gorgo
29 September, 2016, 11:51 AM UTC

Alyona Kolomiitseva said:


ItBurnsWhenIPvP said:


Sending any units to an emporium is a waste of time and men.. The small amount of resources you collect isnt worth the risk of losing troops.
Was it different with Colonies?

1 jav def FTW 

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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
30 September, 2016, 10:42 AM UTC
Gorgo said:


1 jav def FTW 

But at least 1 hour to collect something...
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Gorgo
30 September, 2016, 10:12 PM UTC
Alyona Kolomiitseva said:

Gorgo said:


1 jav def FTW 

But at least 1 hour to collect something...
still easier to hold them...if you lost 1 jav you raided him and lost ZERO DEF  
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ThatBloke
1 October, 2016, 3:19 AM UTC

I'm using 31 archers to hold an emporium for 90 mn, and 62 to collect 9k.

Note that the "collect 9k" quests can be done in small chunks, you don't have to collect them with just one party, so now I'm sending 4 smaller parties, with 3 out 4 enough to complete the quest.

For "hold for 90 mn" quest, I send parties to several targets so if some get killed, there's still hopefully one that will suceed.


And of course, I raid the crap out of any offender.

Some even understand what they did was bad and become friendly and respectful to other players. The others become farms. It's up to them.

So many people can't understand the social aspect of the game and keep on acting like whimsical and egotistic babies...

Sometimes they scout before they raid, so I can warn them. 95% of the time, they attack anyway. If I can be fast enough, I send 120 millions of defense there so they lose all their offense. Serves themselves well. Else I try and kill their offense when it's back to their cities. If I can't, I attack them later, and I sometimes get lucky (and they, on the other hand, aren't at all :p LOL)

Rude people have to be taught manners. That's what they deserve.

Attack emporia could be OK, I guess, provided you're officially at war. And even then I feel bad and apologize, and never attack more than one emporium from the same player. But I can't see te point of making ennemies from everybody around.

We're supposed to be playing an ancient Greece simulation. People then were sopposed to have honor and declare war before attacking, and not beign such gross boors.


I pity the fool
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Kakos
1 October, 2016, 3:51 AM UTC
ThatBloke said:

I send 120 millions of defense


Vae victis
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
3 October, 2016, 10:57 AM UTC
ThatBloke said:

I'm using 31 archers to hold an emporium for 90 mn, and 62 to collect 9k.

Note that the "collect 9k" quests can be done in small chunks, you don't have to collect them with just one party, so now I'm sending 4 smaller parties, with 3 out 4 enough to complete the quest.

For "hold for 90 mn" quest, I send parties to several targets so if some get killed, there's still hopefully one that will suceed.


And of course, I raid the crap out of any offender.

Some even understand what they did was bad and become friendly and respectful to other players. The others become farms. It's up to them.

So many people can't understand the social aspect of the game and keep on acting like whimsical and egotistic babies...

Sometimes they scout before they raid, so I can warn them. 95% of the time, they attack anyway. If I can be fast enough, I send 120 millions of defense there so they lose all their offense. Serves themselves well. Else I try and kill their offense when it's back to their cities. If I can't, I attack them later, and I sometimes get lucky (and they, on the other hand, aren't at all :p LOL)

Rude people have to be taught manners. That's what they deserve.

Attack emporia could be OK, I guess, provided you're officially at war. And even then I feel bad and apologize, and never attack more than one emporium from the same player. But I can't see te point of making ennemies from everybody around.

We're supposed to be playing an ancient Greece simulation. People then were sopposed to have honor and declare war before attacking, and not beign such gross boors.


It would be really cool if you could write a short Emporium tutorial for players, with your tips and hints ;)
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