Category Archives: New Player Tips

Neighbours, Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

Here’s a little Illyriad soap opera plot for you…. There was an unfriendly player who thought that he could steal from his neighbours, and beat up his former friends. He sent out his thieves to steal for him, and sent … Continue reading

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10 Things New Players Should Remember

Ten quick points for new players: You can get one free Prestige point each day. All you have to do is to log in and click to claim your daily free gift on the Herald page (the first page, the … Continue reading

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When Should I Join an Alliance?

Good alliances provide some or all of the following: resources (for small members), hints and tips, mutual defense, a unified diplomatic voice, cooperation in tournaments and Mysteries, and a sense of camaraderie. Bad alliances, of course, are different – they might … Continue reading

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More Interesting Alliances

The default approach for an alliance in Illyriad is to be broadly military, and to seek mutual self-defense. And the default approach for players is to want to build up cities, sometimes with a military slant. So, alliances gather players … Continue reading

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Founding Second Cities

When you founded your first city, it built up pretty slowly. But everything was new for you, and you were learning as you went along. When you send out settlers to found a second city, you’re going to go right … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be An Orc!

Players who have chosen to play Orcs will sometimes grumble that Illyriad is a bad place to “be an Orc”. They say the game is too political, and doesn’t have enough fighting. I’d guess that Orc players have the highest … Continue reading

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Exploring Illyria

As even a new player, you can start to explore Illyria, the world of Illyriad, sending out diplomats to see what you  might discover scattered across the map. Some of the areas worth exploring have been flagged in the Herald. So, … Continue reading

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