Runes of War is a new real time MMO strategy game published by Kabam, famous for Dragons of Atlantis and Kingdoms of Camelot. This one, however, plays much differently, instead drawing similarities to Age of Warring Empire and Game of War: Fire Age. Your goal in this one is to gather resources, build up your city to extremely powerful levels, use your army to explore and conquer the quest areas, the bosses of the Arcane Realms, and other players and their kingdoms. Read on for some tips and tricks for Runes of War!
Your resources (food, wood, crystals and stone) are the biggest building block to your city. Make sure to upgrade your mills as a first priority, though, as the bigger your army, the more you will lose every hour, to the point that if it’s not upgraded enough, you will lose food every hour. You can’t feed troops forever with a negative food output unless you are constantly raiding other players and territories.
Your army consists of three factions: The infantry, the cavalry, and the archers. Each of your heroes has a particular talent in leading one of the three factions, so for a statistical boost, assign each hero their particular talent. You might also end up with many heroes who lead the same faction in a disproportionate amount, so make sure to train the appropriate number of troops to how many heroes are using them.
Want to boost their strength even further, for both attack and defense purposes? Go to the base to train each of your three factions, and upgrade your base to upgrade your troops even further. Go to the forge to equip your heroes, and then to enchant your equipment using your gold (the higher your player level, the more enchantments you can do). And of course, upgrade your tavern for the ability to recruit more different heroes. Recruit the strongest heroes possible.
Each new hero will only be at level one, though, so if you want to level ‘em up fast, go to the second to last completed battle in the Explore area, and use the “raid” function to finish many battles at the same time. Or simply try to get as far as you can in the “explore” quests before running out of energy and/or troops, or simply before hitting a wall and not being able to beat a tough battle.
This game has a surprisingly active social component, too. Add as many friends as you can, because when you go to their resource zones, you can collect their resources and water their Ancient Tree, and they can do the same for you, which earns you resources that much more quickly.