Facebook Glory of Rome Beginner FAQ
Beginner Frequently Asked Questions by Michael ‘Pika’ Mclarty
It’s my hope that this will help the new player get up and running. I am certainly no expert on the game, so if I miss a topic or post incorrect information please feel free to correct me.
I hope that all the experienced players will share a bit of their wisdom in this thread.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY NAME?
Look in ‘Inventory’ for your beginner chest. In it you should find an item that will allow you to rename your avatar.
HOW DO I GET COHORTS? WHY SHOULD I?
Cohorts are players you are on good terms with. They can serve as your generals and help in your city management.
To be cohorts with a player, you have to be friends with them on Facebook. Send them an invite from the ‘Cohorts’ section of the screen (upper side).
You can also invite them via email if you have their email address.
HOW DO I GET FOOD/LUMBER/STONE/IRON/SILVER?
On the left side of your screen you will see three icons: City, Field, and Map.
Click on ‘Field’.
Here you can build farms, quarry’s, etc.
The higher the level of your structures, the more they yield.
SILVER you get based off your population. Once you have a COLISEUM, you can also have a ‘Tax Day’ once an hour or so, and get silver in a lump sum that way. This will negatively impact your citizen’s happiness though for a little while.
HOW DO I RAISE AN ARMY?
Build a barracks.
WHAT HAPPENED TO MY ARMY? IT’S GONE/DISAPPEARED
They probably deserted because of a lack of food. You have to keep surplus food on hand to keep your army fed. The larger the army, the more food you need.
HOW DO I JOIN AN ALLIANCE?
Once you build an embassy and it’s level 2, you can join or create an alliance. From the embassy you can scroll through the list of alliances.
HOW DO I ATTACK A WILD?
Go to the ‘Map Icon’
Click on the wild you want to attack. Take note of it’s level. Starting out, look for a Level 1 wild.
Optionally, scout it first (recommended).
Once you know what you’re up against, send troops to the wild.
A minute or so later you will get a ‘Report’. If you won, you will get the advantages of owning that wild. If you lose, you will keep your general but your troops have taken a trip to Hades.
WHY DO I NEED GENERALS QUARTERS?
So you can appoint generals to lead your armies, as well as appoint praefects for your city. Praefects do things like help construction time or lower training time.
Generals rise in levels the more they are assigned tasks. The higher their level, the better they are at their job.
WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?
You need resources for anything, so first plant your farms and other field stations.
If you click on ‘Quests’ at the lower left of your screen, you will find a progression of steps to complete. I would strongly recommend taking this path.
WHAT IS ‘IMPERIAL STANDING’?
You need an Imperial Standing to get a building to level 10. Each Imperial Standing is only good for one building.
Currently each Imperial Standing costs 100 Gold, bought through the shop. You can also get an ‘Imperial Chest’ for 400 Gold. The Imperial Chest contains 5 Imperial Standing.
To access the shop, go to ‘Inventory’ then ‘Get More Items’.
Happiness + Tax Rate = 100% > kinda > depends on catching up to change >> and modifiers
> set your tax at 20% until Palace 3 so you have Silver for Research
> then get Coliseum built it is more important for silver than Tax Rate.
> Idle Pop is good Business GET SOME > 4 or more Villas lvl 4 or better ASAP
100 % tax = 0% pop after lag >>>>>>>>> 100% pop = 0% tax after lag
Tax rate is 1st source of Silver at game start> Coliseum is Primary income later stages Player Level 8 and up
Total Pop determined By Villas> number of & Level
Total Possible Pop is only at 100% Happiness for a long period
inter-relationship with tax rate
100% Happiness is only possible at 0% Tax rate.
Game uses calculation as Happiness + Tax Rate =100% > Then it throws in various modifiers
changes in Tax Rate and Happiness lagg from implementation> takes a long while to settle in where it belongs.
All Pop pays taxes
Idle Pop ALSO pays Taxes and it is source for Training soldiers.
NO Idle Pop = no soldiers.
IDLE POP is good business GET SOME
your upgraded Resource Fields are demanding but not getting More Workers.
Upgrade Villas > by Palace 3 have 4 or more Villas
CohortsA Cohort is a FaceBook Friend that Plays Glory of rome AND is your in-game Friend
Cohorts are used as Generals and can give you Gifts of Resources and deity Offerings
the idea is you will invite your CURRENT FB friends to play
If you need Cohorts NOW then throw up a cohort request in Chat
include Email in First post
Send Cohort Requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
after your in Alliance it will be easier, just add all them
Invite to FaceBook friends list > FB > Account > Edit friends > Invite Friends > they accept
Invite as Cohort In-game > Cohort Tab >scroll down to >Friends playing Glory of Rome>> invite> they accept
10 step process to get one guy as cohort but really does not take that long
Basic newbie info
To start game
Follow Quests they get you started better than any other method.
Quests pay Resources as you claim them, as much as half the build costs.
So you get “Optimum Build Sequence” and “ Most Efficient Resource Deployment” at the same time
FOLLOW QUESTS TILL Palace 3, then you can go after your own personal Strategy.
Type in /username or @username
No spaces no dominus or Dominas
For complicated names you can copy and paste Faster for conversations
Change your name off of newbuis
You have free chest for joining game with some basic ITEMS for game, Speed ups ETC
Acquiring New Name Item > REFORGED IDENTIY ITEM
Inventory > Chest tab> NEW CITY CHEST >Claim/open > REFORGED IDENTIY ITEM > USE Button