Saturday, November 11, 2017

Why You Need a Farm

Good evening, cannon fodders.

This article will be short and sweet.

All good military accounts need a farm account. When you are running 200% troop sov on every city, two things happen very quickly. First, your gold burn soars into the red. A typical military player is running -50000 gold per hour in every city. Second, your advanced resource consumption far exceeds what your cities can produce.

Figure 1: Advanced Resource Production at level 20

Figure 2: Advanced Resource Consumption at 200% sov

Just so you can see the bovine bottleneck, I chose to represent cows for both saddles (2 cows) and leather armor (1 cow). Also keep in mind that you can produce swords OR chain at the Blacksmith, not both simultaneously.

In short, there is no feasible way to run nonstop troop queues without consuming far more advanced resources than your account can produce.

Pointy Ears

Predictably, there are two relative exceptions to the supply problem. The supplies required to produce orc kobolds and elf sentinels are relatively inexpensive. By trading the other supplies produced, it is possible to have sufficient beer, bows, and spears for constant kobold and sentinel production without making gold purchases.

Is that relevant? Probably not. Even though you can supply an orc or elf account by bartering resources (or the Centrum arbitrage equivalent), you would still need gold to maintain upkeep. For that purpose, a serious military player will still require an adequate gold farm.

Misbehave, kill lots of stuff.

<^^^^^^^^||==O    Skint Jagblade


  1. This is a very very good way to explain why the military play style is not for those who do not want to put in the work to prepare and want everything in a now fashion.

  2. Is there a preferred race for a farm account, or does it not matter?

    1. Almost everything is equal there. I prefer orcs because their skinners are cheap, and you can harvest a lot of crafting materials for conversion into equipment. That's just because I find hunting more entertaining than crafting, ymmv.

  3. Awesome post Skint! Great work! :D

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