1100AD Beginner’s Guide



1100AD Beginner’s Guide by skarrak

Contents

* 1 Starting with the basics
o 1.1 City – Town
+ 1.1.1 Rename your City
+ 1.1.2 Hire a Hero
+ 1.1.3 Start gathering Resources
+ 1.1.4 Improve City Population
+ 1.1.5 Train first Troops
+ 1.1.6 Resist the Attacks of Marauders
+ 1.1.7 Setup Coat-of-Arms
o 1.2 City – Tactics
+ 1.2.1 Rename Army
+ 1.2.2 Join Selected Army
+ 1.2.3 Split Armies into Two
+ 1.2.4 Select All/None
+ 1.2.5 Advanced Options
+ 1.2.6 Order Armies to leave the city
o 1.3 Map – Valley
o 1.4 Map – Attack
o 1.5 Politics – Messaging
o 1.6 Politics – Vassals
o 1.7 Settings – Profile
o 1.8 Settings – Settings
o 1.9 Help – Forums / Website
* 2 Learning the various buildings and their roles
o 2.1 Basic Buildings
+ 2.1.1 Castle
+ 2.1.2 Storehouse
+ 2.1.3 Farms
+ 2.1.4 Resources Extraction
o 2.2 DEFENSE
+ 2.2.1 Wall
+ 2.2.2 Gates
* 3 Conclusion

Starting with the basics
City – Town

Upon entering the game, you will receive a tutorial on the top right hand corner of your browser.
Rename your City

* Nobody likes being stuck with a strange name. Luckily, you can call your new city whatever you desire.
* Select the Banner of City name at the top center of the screen.. A city options menu will pop-up, allowing you to rename your city.

Hire a Hero

* Heroes are located in the castle. You are given four choices, each with different skills.
* Before selecting your favorite hero, highlight each character to see their special abilities. Each skill has four stages to it. Every time your hero increases a level, he gains 1 point.

None (0 points), novice (1 point), expert (2 points), master (3 points) Leadership –Soldiers have more health Logistics –Your army gains faster movement between cities Pathfinding –Your army travels faster within cities Scouting -Increases Hero’s sight range, at max it goes to range 4 Knowledge -Increases hero experience per kill Defender -Increases Army defense Archery -Archers, Rangers and Marksmen become stronger Fighter -Foot soldiers get stronger Cavalry -Cavalry become stronger Ballistics -Siege weapons do more damage a. Olive Leaf – The current level of the Hero. b. Crossing Weapons – The Hero’s attack power. c. Shield – Hero’s life.

Start gathering Resources

* Resources are income you spend to build your town and improve your army
* By improving your resource buildings you will be able to extract more resources per hour.
* Select any resource building (sawmill, quarry, iron mine…) and on the overview tab, click “Upgrade” (green arrow) found on the top right hand corner of the menu.


Improve City Population

* Farms supply population for upgrading buildings or creating troops.
* Create a farm by clicking on an empty square of land and choosing the farm building. Alternatively, you may select an already existing farm and on the overview tab, click the upgrade button to increase your total population. (Represented by two golden heads on the resource bar).

Train first Troops

* Troops are made in the Barracks or Stables (if you do not have one, click an open field and order one. You must have the necessary resources.)
* It is your choice to either train troops now or to continue constructing buildings.
* The bigger the army, the better!


Resist the Attacks of Marauders

* Marauders are computerized enemies
* You may see these marauders in the Tactical Page Map labeled as red flags.
* Select the army you have and simply click the enemy you wish to destroy.

a. In the top right hand corner, you should see the name of your army followed by a walking animation and their time of arrival. b. In the event of a battle, it will be represented by two swords crossing each other. c. Seconds later the page should reload with the results on the bottom of the page. d. If you see no red flag, you have beaten the enemy likewise with your green flag.

Setup Coat-of-Arms

* This is the insignia of you and your city, basically the sign you would commonly see on a shield or flag.
* To setup your coat-of-arms, highlight your Settings tab, then click Profile.
* This displays your current information, click on the “Change” button on the left-side Avatar.
* On the bottom of the menu, you’ll find various coat of arms (CoA) to chose from. Select the one that best suites you.
* To customize your own CoA, you must have at least 750 Gold Coins (refer to Gold Coins for more info). Otherwise, you may choose any of the free choices.
* If you have Gold Coins then you may return to the Profile page, and select “Generate Personal CoA”.

City – Tactics

Another view of your city, the tactical page shows your army along with ally and enemy troops.

* Your hero is labeled as a green flag.
* Your armies are labeled as green flags.
* Allies are labeled as blue flags.
* Enemies are labeled as red flags.

Each corner of the map has entry points called “Gates”. This is where anyone may enter or leave your city. The circles covering each part of the map are waypoints that any army can travel to simply by selecting your army and clicking on a circle. The movement of any army will take time. The time required to move from Point A to Point B is shown in the upper right corner.

* Fixed Squad: The purpose is to keep a specific army separate from others. Selecting the box will ensure your army does not mix with another one of your armies.
* Formation: Set on default, you can configure your armies formation by re-ordering how your army will be setup. You may choose what type of soldiers to put into the front lines where they are the most likely to be killed. This allows some interesting strategic choices.
* Aggression: Low (Not to attack anyone within view), Range (Attack within view but does not pursuit), High (Attack when in view/range and pursuit)
* Attack Range: Melee (Attack within circle) – Adaptive (Attack within the army’s range or circle) – Ranged (Attack when in ranged sight of army).

Rename Army

* You can give your armies creative names to express yourself.
* Flag selection’s purpose is to give each army its own symbol for instant recognition.

Join Selected Army

* Select the armies you wish to group together and click “Join Armies” Then select the group you want to expand. This makes the other group walk over to the selected Army and form as one.

Split Armies into Two

* Splitting the army into two will separate your troops into two bands.

Select All/None

* Selects all your troops or deselects those that are selected.

Advanced Options

* Disband/kill selected Armies (Self-explanatory).
* Register Armies in this city (Use your Army as a supplier or traders instead of the use of carts).

Order Armies to leave the city

* Before selecting your command (Aid or Attack) you must select which Army you are sending off.
* Input the name of the Army and set their Aggression, Attack Range and Battle formation (You may select a previously saved formation or simply make a newer formation).
* Input the coordinates of a city you wish to send your troops to. The name of the city and corresponding player name will be displayed on top of the coordinates.
* Set the pace of your Army to reach destination (Normal sends them at a moderate speed or you have the option of paying three gold to whip your troops into a frenzy and speed their arrival time.
* Select Aid or Attack (Aid to relieve the selected city)
* Unemployed troops (found on the top right hand corner of your browser, displays your soldiers who are not in any campaign).

Map – Valley

Also known as the World Map, the map shows your city as well as other players around the world. Pointing your cursor over a city will display the player’s name followed by their coordinates, city name and current points.

* The Map Legend on the right side of your browser displays the status of a city to you.
* Unflagged cities are automatically considered neutral. That means they have no alliance or aggression toward you.
* From this view you can also selectively choose who you want as your ally, enemy etc… By selecting the city you view their profile.
* The profile shows you their relations with other players, owned cities, rating and reputation.
* On the right side of the profile, it gives you five options.

a. Send Campaign (Aid or Attack)
b. Private Message (PM)
c. Offer Ally
d. Declare War
e. Non-Aggression-Pact (NAP)

The arrows around the valley map allows you to scroll through the valley. On the bottom of the map, it gives you the Valley # and the X and Y coordinates. By inputting these coordinates, it’s possible to find a specific player.
Map – Attack

By selecting a city it is possible to send a campaign to attack or aid someone.

* Before selecting your command (Aid or Attack) you must select which soldiers you are sending off.
* Unemployed troops (found on the top right hand corner of your browser, displays soldiers who are not in any campaign).
* Input the name of the Army and set their aggression, attack range and battle formation (You may select a previously saved formation or simply make a newer formation).
* Input the coordinates of the city you wish to send your troops to. The name of the city and player name will be displayed on top of the coordinates.
* Set the pace your army will travel to their destination at (Selecting normal sends them at a moderate pace or you can spend 3 gold to make them run like the wind
* Select Aid or Attack (Aid to relieve the selected city)

Politics – Messaging

* This shows your received messages. To switch to sent messages simply click the red arrow under the AD 1100 logo. You may view vassal and ally offers by clicking on the hourglass in-between the green and red arrows.
* On the left side of the screen you may write a new message, reply to a received message, delete some or block a sender.
* By clicking “Mark All Messages as Read”, you eliminate the flashing unread message icon at the top of the screen.

Politics – Vassals

* Vassals are players that pay taxes to a stronger player in return for their protection
* You do not want to be a vassal; you should only become somebody’s vassal if you are in deep trouble.
* To be able to have other players as your vassals you must construct a level 1 Obelisk of Glory and fill it with resources.
* This tab allows you to view all your vassals

Settings – Profile

* You may change your username, email and password here
* Its also possible to record your birthday date and change your Coat of Arms.

Settings – Settings

* The map scrolling speed is how many boxes you wish to scroll each time you click the arrow on the valley map.
* The update frequency is how often you wish the game to show any changes that have happened. You should lower or raise the update bar depending on your internet speed.
* Selecting “Warriors as Transport” allows your soldiers to carry goods to fulfill your trading wishes. This allows you to make trades when your city has no carts available. Unfortunately, your warriors will be gone for as long as the trade takes.
* The army control lag is how much time passes before you the computer ignores your previous order. If for example, the lag is set for 20 seconds, your army aggression is high and enemy troops are spotted. If you order your troops to retreat, they will follow your command for 20 seconds. Then the computer will take over and make decisions based on your army settings. In this case it is aggressive, so your troops would charge toward the enemy.
* Graphical combat logs are merely the regular combat logs but with pictures of the troops in addition to their name.
* To the right there are various options you can change such as army formation, subscribing for bonus features, placing your account in vacation mode and so on.

Help – Forums / Website

* Highlight the Help tab on the upper right corner of the screen
* By selecting Forums, it will link you to the there. You can suggest new ideas for the game, ask developers to solve any bugs you are experiencing or find out news about the game.
* The other link will take you to the main webpage where you can find screenshots of the game and register for an account in another world.

Learning the various buildings and their roles
Basic Buildings


Castle

* The castle is required for your settlement to operate.
* This is also where you hire your hero
* A listed view of your city’s buildings and their current level will be displayed.
* Mercenaries are found here for hire. An Obelisk of Glory is required to unlock these units.
* In order to Terraform (clearing land to build on) you must reach an upgrade level of 6.
* Upgrading: Decreases build time by a certain amount of percentage.

Upgrading your castle is required for other buildings to reach their new upgrade level. No extra space required when upgraded.

Storehouse

* Also required for your settlement to operate.
* The storehouse is where all extracted resources are stored.
* On the Resources Tab, your current flow of resources per hour and possible expenses are displayed.
* Income(+###) is the max amount of resource collected each hour. Castle provides +10 resources for each type.
* Expenses(-###) is the amount of each resource that is taken per hour.
* Upgrading: Increases the max storage of extracted resources.
* No extra space required when upgraded.

Farms

* Built manually, the farm is required for your city to progress.
* Farms provides population so that other buildings in your city can be supplied with workers.
* Farms are also necessary for training troops.
* Population numbers go down when you build, upgrade, or train warriors.
* Upgrading: Increases population amount provided (not per hour).
* No extra space required when upgraded.

Resources Extraction

d) Sawmill

1. Used for producing wood.
*Upgrading: Increases production of wood per level. Higher amount of wood collected per hour.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

e) Coal Mine:

2. Used for producing coal.
*Upgrading: Increases production of coal per level. Higher amount of coal collected per hour.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

f) Iron Mine

1. Used for producing iron.
*Upgrading: Increases production of iron per level. Higher amount of iron collected per hour.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

g) Lime Oven

1. Used for producing lime.
*Upgrading: Increases production of lime per level. Higher amount of lime collected per hour.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

h) Quarry

1. Used for producing stone.
*Upgrading: Increases production of stone per level. Higher amount of stone collected per hour.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

i) Cache

1. Cache is another storage unit for some of your resources extracted.

2. Unlike the Storehouse, this building will save prevent a certain amount of your resources from being robbed.

*Upgrading: Increases capacity of resources stored in the Cache.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

j) Strongbox

1. It basically provides extra resources storage.

2. The strongbox can be robbed just like the storehouse.

*Upgrading: Increases production of stone per level.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

k) Marketplace

1. The Market place hosts your resources trade with outside settlements.

2. You can also receive resource support from another city that belongs to you.

3. There is a 5-1 trading ratio. Example: You cannot trade 1 wood for more than 5 iron.

4. Carts are generally used to transport goods but under Settings there is an option to use your warriors to carry resources.

5.To place an order on the market, go to “My Orders” at the bottom of the market page. Select the resources you want and the ones you are willing to trade in return. Then hit the two arrows at the top of the page to make your order official.

6. It is also possible to exchange one type of resource for another type that you are short of by going to the exchange tab. The exchange ratio is originally 85-1, but can be reduced by upgrading your market.

*Upgrading: Increases the amount of resources you can trade at a time.
*No extra space required when upgraded.

L) Repair Squad

1. The higher this building is upgraded, the faster damage done by rams and catapults is repaired.

2. The other purpose is to construct underpasses between your various cities or possible vassals. Underpasses cut travel time between those cities by 30-50%. Before building an underpass, you must pay gold. (The amount differs depending on the distance of the tunnel)

*Upgrading: Repairs your buildings
*No extra space required when upgraded.

M) Obelisk of Glory

1. After you build and fill the resource tab, you are allowed to accept vassals.

2. The other purpose is to get “Mercenary Points” which allow you to purchase various mercenaries to supplement your army.

*Upgrading: Allows you to purchase more mercanaries
*No extra space required when upgraded.

N) Tavern

1. The tavern is where you can find additional heroes to hire. (requires 50 gold)

2. In addition, you can easily see the total amount of troops you have spread across your cities and on campaigns.

3. It is also a requirement to upgrade your library

4. Finally, you are able to purchase strong heroes that other players have put up for auction.

*Upgrading: You may purchase a hero that’s being auctioned
*No extra space required when upgraded.

O) Temple

1. The temple allows you to donate resources to improve your reputation.

2. When your reputation becomes to low you can no longer declare war or accept vassals.

3. You can also resurrect a hero here.

*Upgrading: Resurrect a hero with no experience loss
*No extra space required when upgraded.

P) Library

1. If you wish to own more than one city, the library is essential. By donating resources you attempt to get your knowledge level to 100%.

2. For every level you upgrade the library, the resource cost goes down 10%.

*Upgrading: Decrease cost of 100% knowledge
*No extra space required when upgraded.

Q) Rally Point

1. The rally point is where all your troops and siege weapons gather after they are created.

*Upgrading: No upgrade available

***MILITARY BUILDINGS***
a) Barracks

1. The Barracks is used for training your infantry.

2. Barracks consists of six (6) types of soldiers.

a) Pikeman

b) Swordsman

c) Man-at-Arms

d) Archer

e) Marksman

f) Ranger

*Upgrading: Every level you increase your barracks reduces the time needed to train soldiers. Before you can upgrade to level 4 or 9, you need to surround two sides of the building with level 1 barracks.

Level 4: Allows training of 4 troops at once

Level 9: Allows training of 9 troops at once.

*A multicell building, upgrading to a level 4 will require a 2×2 or 4 cells of space.

Upgrading to level 9 will require a 3×3 or 9 cells of space

b) Stables

1. The Stable is used for training your cavalry.

2. Stables consists of three (3) types of soldiers.

a) Scout

b) Horseman

c) Knight

*Upgrading: Every level you increase your stables reduces the time needed to train Calvary. Before you can upgrade to level 4 or 9, you need to surround two sides of the building with level 1 stables.

Level 4: Allows training of 4 Calvary at once

Level 9: Allows training of 9 calvary at once.

*A multicell building, upgrading to a level 4 will require a 2×2 or 4 cells of space.

Upgrading to level 9 will require a 3×3 or 9 cells of space.

c) Workshop

1. The Workshop is used for producing carts and siege weapons.

2. Workshop can produce three (3) types of machines.

a) Cart (Transfer resources)

b) Battle Ram (Destroy walls)

c) Catapult (Destroy buildings)

*Upgrading: Every level you increase your workshop reduces the time needed to build machines. Before you can upgrade to level 4 or 9, you need to surround two sides of the building with level 1 buildings.

* A multicell building, upgrading to a level 4 will require a 2×2 or 4 cells of space.

Upgrading to level 9 will require a 3×3 or 9 cells of space.

DEFENSE
Wall

* Walls slow down enemy units.
* In addition, cavalry and siege weapons cannot pass over walls.
* If you place soldiers on a wall they gain a defensive bonus.
* Only rams can destroy a wall

Gates

* Gates allow your allies to send cavalry and siege weapons into your city

Conclusion

* As this game is still in Beta, rules and play are subject to change

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