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9 June, 2017, 8:03 PM UTC
What are the secrets for success in Sparta? Send us your tips!
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User ID: 1114301
10 June, 2017, 3:17 AM UTC
yes for success in this game one should do one of three things.
first and easiest way to enlarge your power in this game, it is best to create multiple accounts and work on all of them daily. Plarium says this is against the rules but they do not enforce it. so the more cities you have going the more you can single out a certain player or coa. this keeps your enemies away from you while your alt accounts drain their armies. also if you have a bunch of cities you can pick a main account put it in a strong coa then use your alts as spies in weaker coa. this allows you to get accurate power in force your enemy has so you can attack their cap and pans. this is how most cap takedowns and pans wars go. it is the best way if the weaker coa is smart you can black mail them they will remove their def and you can get your coa badges with no losses. this way of playing takes no intelligence and is a fast way to control the board.
second and this is the most important I think. you need to understand that this game is an animated excel spread sheet. so the game is all about math and their is so much of it. so spend several months breaking down everything pp attacks, pvp attacks, troop build efficiency to resource production, and so on; the list continues for ever. after you learn how things work then you can sit back and wait. Like Niccolo Machiavelli said from The Prince, "when dealing with an insurrection or rebellion it is best to strike only once in such a powerful way that the enemy is destroyed instantly and anyone around will fear you enough not to cross you again. if this cannot be done it is best not to strike" so this game never ends it is not worth fighting daily, when someone makes you angry wait until you are ready make sure your attacks is calculated out perfectly then strike. while waiting for this you have time now to make friends, build troops and learn more about how to use your troops the most efficient way possible so you are never out of troops. plus math and time will knockout almost all coiners in the game.
the third way for success in this game and the only quick way to play is to spend money. I do it, but I would not recommend it. no reason to. you can have large army instantly but you can also lose large army instantly. I do it every night playing pp. I also make sure I take at least 2 months out of the year for vacation. money is for life not a game. it does help. I do recommend that you buy as soon as possible the upgrades for acropolis to max. not important but it stops you from having to check in daily.
only true way of success is to do like my buddy BAZZA from KARMA coa. play for fun and don't get caught up in big points and big coa. after all it is a game. who cares if you lose your army it only takes a few days to get something back. the less you have the less you have to lose.
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User ID: 793091
13 June, 2017, 7:30 PM UTC
You got nice advice over here from PMC, but that's disgustingly mean
I'd advise you not to pay, since you will feel much prouder of what you've accomplished in a while if you don't.
But it will require a lot of patience, so get ready for it...
From the beginning, you should put the emphasis on developing your city, so follow the first quests given by Leonidas in order to learn the game while building and upgrading your buildings as fast as possible.
You will win some drachmas quickly with the quests but spare them for the most important investent : a second artisan, it's definitely worth it, if you buy it quickly. Keep your artisan busy at all times, calculating the upgrade times so that an upgrade doesn't stop at night when you cannot put your artisan back to work. Don't waste your drachmas for anything else at the beginning, knowing that most of what the market proposes is pure theft.
Since you cannot be too strong without spending money, choose to specialise either in offense or defense (though you will need at least a little offense if you choose defense), and build troops accordingly.
A very important principle is that, most of the time, weak units are better value than strong ones, comparing their strength to their production cost.
So start building light infantry and never stop, and then add heavies only once you can keep your light infantry training non-stop, and so on.
A point worth mentioning is the units speed : if you want to focus on persian positions, build swordsmen (slow but we don't care, and better value), but if you prefer to fight real archons, build hoplites instead (they're way faster, which will matter).
Don't underestimate weak units as some do, in large numbers, they can hurt, and easily be replaced.
There is still plenty to say, but I will make it short :
play smart, the goal is obviously to have fun but the challenge is to grow your army, so try not to lose it foolishly by attacking anybody, spare it until you upgraded your agreements (and general) and observe the different rewards from the tournaments, most times it's just worth reaching the first little rewards, no more (100 points at the beginning). It's incredible how many people lose all they have and seem to be happy because "at least they got thousands of points".
When you want to buy things, always wait for a discount (either monthly discounts like for the fortifications and sketches), or in the wheel of fortune (little pink bubble at the bottom right of your screen). I woud advise you to use sketches (not for beginners) to bring your acropolis, lumberyards and forges to level 21, and your favourite type of light infantry to level 31 (swordsmen for PP, hoplites for PVP off and javelineers for PVP def). Then you should always build that type of units, so as to make the most of it.
Last point, make friends, join a nice coalition from the very beginning, because the game is dead without one ; it's a social game, talking on the chat and making friends is maybe the most important aspect of the game, you'll quickly notice there isn't much else... apart from contemplating your army slowly growing
User ID: 541675
13 June, 2017, 9:00 PM UTC
Adding to what has already been said, the key to the game is growth; growth of cities by level, growth of resource production, growth of trade capability, and growth of army. All of these are dependent on the use of resources. I have found that maximizing resources requires several things, the easiest of which is completing the individual and coalition quests offered daily. I have found that scouting and raiding for resources to be most productive if a system is used. Since only ten raids per day are provided, I want to maximize the results of those raids. I start by scouting the bot lines each day (covering different sectors) and recording the results. I scout fifty per day, and raid the ten with the most resources. I don't overlook the large abandoned cities along the bot lines since these often have many resources. I use Macedonian Cavalry for their speed and carrying capacity, and send enough to carry the resources located at the target. You can recover a larger percentage per raid by using the "galley trick". This is done by timing the arrival of your raid and dispatching all of you galleys loaded with any resource shortly before (10 sec) the arrival of your raid, and then cancelling immediately after the raid hits. I generally don't raid targets which are active or besieged, because picking fights is counterproductive to my overall plan. Initially use most resources to grow your resource production buildings, and after they are all upgraded, to grow your army by keeping all queues for light, heavy, phalanx, and cavalry full 24/7. All of this takes time and, as others have said, patience, which is the key to sustained and steady growth. And that is what measures success in the long run: Growth.