Not many know of Server 1, they think it is dead, yet this is THE most active server in the game, This server WILL not die because, out of alot of new players, some will think "I think the first server will have a better experience than some random server that was made today" And come to server 1. The server is VERY active.
Players of ALL levels play on it.
How to get started:
Skarn: A great kingdom, currently #2 fluctuating on #3. The kingdom has a good community, but the one disadvantage is it is ONE house ALL cities, and that house's power requirement is between 30k and 100k, changing because of Ministers disagreeing and changing it, the kingdom has its home areas, Giant City of Lunamere, and several cities in dunwulf areas.
Hyral: The Peace kingdom, This kingdom has the highest chance of allying with ALL kingdoms due to its history, Allied kingdoms are VERY important on this server, This kingdom has an english and a chinese house. the Chinese house owns MOST of the cities near hyral and Giant City Skyrend. It is also the home of the developer account, because of some advice from players to have the devs "Play their own game". Naturally with lilith they get everything free, and got 3000k power because DEV ACCOUNT.
Icarum: AH, this is the dominant #1 kingdom, yet it is SLOWLY falling apart. They lost skyrend and lunamere, still have kirinhal. Also own most big cities. The downside here is ALL major houses with big/giant cities have MASSIVE power requirements. So you will be stuck in a minor house. owns ALL around icarum, Into Neferak areas, and Around Skyrend and Lunamere, but they lost both of those.
Dunwulf: This kingdom has 2 big cities. Lanchester @ blackmore. Here is the thing: The english house is full and the leader is inactive, so it will fall apart. The kingdom also has some of its nearby cities taken by skarn.
Neferak: This kingdom has the most land surface area. yet is low on the leaderboards and has no big/giant cities. For those who want to have alot of land to move around, though this is not much of a problem due to ALOT of alliances. Many houses, Alot of english.
Athaly: This kingdom is the weakest, it has 6 cities and 2 houses, both english speaking, It also does not have much alliances as players like to plunder from it due to weakness sadly. DO NOT join here.
Top kingdoms: Icarum for Dominance, Skarn for community and players, Hyral for not getting attacked AT ALL. Dunwulf for Alliances also, not all 5 others though. Neferak for Land area, and Athaly for NOT being allied with that many people.
server 1 tips:
Never have ANY loot available. Levels 1-40 will JUMP at the idea for loot.
Don't go offline in a city
Duel those of equal power.
Request High level troops for void: THIS IS A MAJOR ADVANTAGE LEVEL XII/XIII TROOPS EARLY
In server 1, it is NOT a race, go slow or go fast it won't matter. there are players that are already maxed out completely.
Cities are RARE here and take ALOT of coordination to siege due to level 40 guard towers.
Surviving server 1's intense field:
You cannot have a good defense until you are high level, try to always shield/avoid being a target
Power number is important due to house requirements, the requirements are not as high as normal old servers like 17-33 merge being high as 500k. BUT they ARE there.
In Chat, try to be friendly, there may be alot of chinese, don't make yourself enemies, just because the server is so big doesn't mean you won't be remembered as a target.
Levels 1-10: You should play this the same except stay in the capital and AVOID BATTLE.
Levels 10-20: Get into battles with equal power. Can enter a city but will be destroyed by a siege, go in for 10 minutes, and return to capital quickly, only possible if shielded or you get a massive target on your head.
Levels 20-30: Good for battles, can siege well also, Your base can handle a siege for 10 minutes to flee to the capital.
30+ Now you can do what you want, Your base is strong and can survive.
Level 40: Strengthen yourself to be able to attack guard towers, then you are good to go to start working for a city.
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