Welcome to part 2 of the resource guide to The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth! Click here to go back to part 1 of the guide.
There are various types of research that you can do in order to increase your resource production. Arbors will increase your wood production by 10% each time that you research it. Masonry will increase stone production by 10 percent, smelting will increase ore production by 10 percent, and fertilizer will increase food production by 10 percent per level. In addition, if you go to the Great Hall and assign a hero to Production, then your production of all resources will increase by 1%.
There are other territories that you can conquer outside of your kingdom, as well, to increase production. A lake will increase your food production, a mountain will increase your ore production, a Woods will increase your wood production, and a Hills will increase your stone production.
Of course, if you conquer a Plains, then you have the first thing that you need in order to get a Second City (or a third, or fourth city, depending on how advanced in the game you are), which will allow you to build new resource collecting buildings and start the whole process all over again.
You can also earn a ton of resource by raiding both Goblin Camps and other people’s kingdoms. If you raid them, make sure you send plenty of supply troops as well as attack troops, so that when your attack troops defeat opposing troops, your supply troops can loot resources from the camps or kingdoms that you are attacking.
Quests will earn you a whole lot of resources. Once you complete a quest, go back to the Quest tab to claim your prize for each one of your completed quests. In addition, make sure to play Gollum’s Riddle twice every day for a shot at either a large resource prize, or increased resource production. Lastly, if you have Mithril to spend, you can tap on the shield icon, which will take you to the Buffs menu, and purchase either a Wood Rune, Food Rune, Stone Rune or Ore Rune (or minor versions of all of these) in order to boost production.