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Yeah, I probably made a mistake giving USA-2 a try.

I'm not experienced enough to make a solid go of any of this and it's not ideal to have my butt handed to me repeatedly by pig invasions.

I enjoy the foraging and building aspects of the game, the rest of it escapes me and hasn't gone very well. It's way better than Travian Kingdoms, but the redirects to their tutorial pages every time I click something are ridiculous.

Anyways, I'm now in negative popularity limbo and can't get an army to save my life. Probably gonna take a break and try again another time. Seems like I've just wasted a bunch of time.

Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:00 pm

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I've ranked up to Prince quickly on a few worlds (usually for village slots) and then sat there getting smashed while I get through the 100 research points I amassed on the quick run up to prince and yes, it's no fun at all. Much more fun to sit there with a properly designed and defended castle at a Squire's rank,smashing the AI attacks and slowly work your way through the RP's while amassing millions of HP.


I'll do my best to help but sometimes I'll be wrong and you can bet there'll be someone along soon to point that out.

Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:39 am

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Yeah whenever I rank up, it is due to necessity. Such as need more research points or need new village slots. If you do it that way, I think you will see why older worlds with more honor gains will make it easier for newer players. As you wouldn't be running out of research points due to not ranking fast enough. Basically you can expand at your own pace without any restrictions. Just don't expand/rank too fast.

Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:07 pm
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If you are a new player you should be starting out in a one of the Newer worlds not an advanced world in age 3 or 4. You would be way behind the curve in those worlds!

Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:43 pm

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There is value in a new player going to an established server as a learning tool, with the understanding that the new player will never be competitive on their individual abilities.

Spend time and no crowns on a established server for a month, then move to a new server and try to be competitive.

Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:04 pm

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i think SHK is terrible for beginners regardless of the age

the learning curve is ok, but the boredom curve is ridiculous. literally takes 2 months to get anything worthwhile going to have some fun

true-newbs struggle everytime, but at least with the 1st age (especially the beginning of the age) you at least feel everyone else is struggling too

there is trade-off however, on the old worlds you do not compete with anything, but at the same time that same lack of energy on the server means that all the negative things (disease, AI, etc.) build to absurd levels and unless you are lucky with an active sheriff you get stuck with -90 popularity in your towns

Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:36 pm

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If you run tokens and research mathematics at the earliest opportunity you can get through the research at a fastest possible rate. Research is a problem but if you ditch whole areas like banquetting & other individual things such as philosophy you can manage. IT helps if you are an experienced player (+cards) and you have the support of a faction giving you built villages and LL armies. Experience and understanding the mechanics of the game is the most important thing. A complete novice with no initial help, very little carding and tokens for some of the time can start in a world at the beginning of age 3 and get to the top 100 by the end of the age 3. I did that and I can do it four times as fast now with experience

Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:20 am
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