In The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, the game is already deep, but once you join an alliance, or create one of your very own, the game gets even deeper. Your alliance is a “league of nations” of sorts. You can strategize with your alliance members, send each other resources, and use each other’s troops and your combined power to dominate your sector and the game itself. Read on to find out all about alliance play!
Before you get any alliances going, the first thing you should do is to build an embassy, which you can do in your city view. Tap on any empty space and choose the embassy, and then build it. Once you do that, build a Muster Field, so that your allies can muster their troops in your city.
After you build both of these, your next step will either be to create an alliance, or to join an alliance. Find someone who is recruiting in the global chat if you want to join an alliance, or on a forum or on Facebook. If you start your own alliance, you can advertise it in the forum or on Facebook, or in the global chat, but make sure to have the might and the experience to make people want to join your alliance first. Or better yet, find newbies to the game and invite them.
Once you do this, there are a number of things you can do. You can send your troops to other people’s cities in order to be under the control of that person’s command, or they can send cities to yours for the same purpose. You can ask your alliance members for resources, or send resources to alliance members who are asking you for resources. Use your supply troops to make this happen.
There are also various attack strategies that you can use to increase the power of your alliance. Your best bets are to agree upon whose cities should be set as “gathering points” – ideally it should be a higher level player who plays the game frequently. From there, you can send your combined forces to execute attacks on other players’ kingdoms, or even on multiple members of the same alliances. Those players and alliances who can defeat the most troops will become the highest ranked in the game.
Make sure that, if you join someone else’s alliance, you agree with their style of government. The leaders can kick anybody out as they see fit, but many leaders will rule as a democracy, while others will rule as a dictatorship. If you start your own alliance, you can run it however you want, but make sure that your members have a clear view of how you run it, so they can know what to expect from you.