Monthly Archives: June 2011

So, What Can I Attack?

In Illyriad, your settlements can recruit and command troops. So, inevitably, new players ask what they can do with them. “What can I attack?” As a starting player, you have a few options: 1) You could, in theory, attack other … Continue reading

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Wonderfully Mad City Placement

I recently outlined a few tips for placing cities. And I have also extolled the delights of doing something counter-intuitive in Illyriad. So when I saw this city placement, I wanted to stand up and cheer. This is insane. It is … Continue reading

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Prestige: Spending, Buying, Hoarding

New players frequently ask, early on, what should they spend Prestige on. Then a little later, comes the question of whether they need to buy any more. The single most useful thing for you to spend Prestige on is the instant … Continue reading

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Expecting the Unexpected

Abandoned villages don’t defend themselves. And there are no Fire Elementals inIllyriad. Until this morning, these were undisputed facts. So, imagine how surprised a new player was to get a combat report stating that, while pillaging an abandoned village, her … Continue reading

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Where Should I Put My City?

There is no right answer to “where should I put my city?” But there are a few things to keep in mind – guidelines, rather than rules. So weigh up what is right for you, but consider the following…. In … Continue reading

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A Changing Landscape

Last night on Global Chat, there was an exclamation of “What on Earth is that monstrosity!” as a player posted a link to an unusual location. (On the Illyriad map, it’s here.) And it is a bit of a monstrosity. A giant … Continue reading

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The Danger of Ignorance

In the last few days, the Illyriad forums have been full of rumors of war – or at least, hinting at wars – and the same subjects have been cropping up on Global Chat, and (no doubt) in Alliance Forums. … Continue reading

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