Verdonia

  • Genre: Strategy
  • Developer: Playdom
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Verdonia is a strategy game that allows you to build your own Kingdom. Build armies of dragons and heroic warriors to defend yourself. Gather resources by exploring strange lands and building out your city. Attack other civilizations to gather even more resources and riches.

As the head of the kingdom, it is up to you to decide if your kingdom is to live in peaceful coexistence with others, or if you rather engage them in warfare in order to grow. Make the right decisions and lead a thriving civilization or make the wrong ones and constantly be defending yourself from attack.

In Verdonia, you are the ruler of your own burgeoning Kingdom. Construct buildings in the fields to collect resources. Construct buildings in the town for technology, attack and defense. Ally with other players in your attempts to win fame and fortune! Do you have what it takes to be the most powerful or influential Kingdom?

Verdonia is a deep, profound strategy game that demands real patience from a player. Verdonia is actually a descendant of a old social game called Travian.

Gameplay in Verdonia consists of deciding that you want to build or upgrade or invade something, clicking on the right button to make that start happening, then waiting for the event to end and for the results.

Sometimes you can just view them, sometimes you’ll get little action reports filed to your in-game email from your virtual troops. This part of the game is quite interesting, but very slow if you simply let the timers tick down normally. You can speed up the timers by using particular virtual goods, which of course cost real money.

Verdonia offer you quite a lot of thing to do, its a strategy game and a good one, the basics are simple, building more cottages increases your population and building more farms increases food. More population means more gold which you use to raise your army and so on.

The gameplay is quite nice as you can progress smoothly, thus giving a satisfactory sensation of advance.

Verdonia Graphics are nice but a bit small and not very catchy, gameplay is ok for fans of the genre, but maybe not for the majority of players on Facebook. A game for strategy players.

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Gameplay Guide

Collecting Resources

If you want to survive in Verdonia, you need resources to fuel your Kingdom. All resources, other than gold, are collected in the Fields tab of a city.

Here, you can build Mines, Quarries, Farms and Logging Camps to collect the four main resources: Iron, Stone, Food and Wood. Make sure you keep a steady flow of these resources or else you’ll be left high and dry later in the game!

Increasing Population

By building Cottages in the Town section of the City tab, you can increase the maximum population you can have in your Kingdom. People will slowly flock to your Kingdom as long as there is room to keep them.

Town Center

The Town Center is the key to every City. The higher the level, the more territories you can control and the more higher technology you can research. Keep this upgrading or you may find yourself out gunned by your opponents!

Gathering Your Forces

No Kingdom is safe without an army to guard its boarders, and Verdonia is no different. From the Barracks, built within the Town tab, you can build up an army to garrison your Kingdom. The higher the level of the Barracks, the more powerful the soldiers you can train. Pay attention, though, as some soldiers require other buildings or technology to be trained and they all require food to be sustained.

The Quest Book

An easy way to see the natural progression of your Kingdom, especially in the early game, the Quest Book grants bonuses for completing certain landmarks. Try to complete them all to be granted bonus resources or other powerful bonuses.

Heroes

What Kingdom would be complete without heroes to champion its cause? From the Tavern, available in the Town, you can hire heroes. They are an integral part to the maintenance of your Kingdom and its expansion. Armies must be led by them and no City will run as well without a hero to manage it.

Follow Suggested Quests

Once you start the game, you are given a handful of resources which are necessary for your advancement in the game (food, wood, iron, stone and gold.) You have a quest book which suggests the immediate quests for you to grow your town and kingdom. Do these quests first as they are designed to help you further grow your resources. This will also help you further understand how the game mechanics go.

Each quest has a corresponding reward upon completion. Some rewards could be a simple pile of wood, while some can be a combination of all resources used in the game (food, wood, iron, stone and gold). Once you finish a quest, go back to the quest book and collect your reward. If you forget to collect the reward, the book of quests will flash with a number in the toolbar.

Acquire Allies

Getting allies is another big factor in this game. There are some scenarios that pop up during game play where announcing it to your circle of friends (allies) will help you amass resources. The more allies you have, the better chance that someone will help and reward you.

Visiting your allies also help gain resources. As you visit, scenarios also appear in the town of your ally wherein you are asked to help out. Accepting the task will reward you with more resources. This can however only be done ONCE a day, so the more allies you can visit means more resources.

Spend your Resources to Level Up

In order to level up in this game, you need to get GLORY points (experience points). The easiest way to get glory points is to simply spend your resources. Anything you do in the game requires spending resources – a mix of wood, iron, stone, food and gold. Building structures is the most common way to spend these items. Building a cottage, one of the first structures you need to build, will earn you 1 glory point.

Upgrading the structures earns even bigger glory points. That same cottage that earned you 1 point will earn you 3 points when you upgrade it to a level 2 cottage. Upgrading it to level 3 will earn you 6 glory points and so on.

How to Earn More Resources

Since you want to spend to gain glory points, you need to earn more of those resources to actually keep on spending. Make sure that the buildings which produce those resources are producing enough to sustain your expenses. Although all the five resources are earned as rewards for quests are done, you need a steady inflow of them.

Remember not to spend your limited resources at the start of the game on buildings in your town. Go to your field and upgrade your Farm (producing food), Mine (producing iron), Logging Camp (producing wood) and Quarry (producing stone). This will not only boost your production of their respective products but the process of upgrading them will also earn you glory points. And remember, upgrading actually earns you more points.

Earning gold however is a different process. This resource is earned from the taxes you impose on the citizens of your kingdom. This means the more people you have, the more taxes you will be able to collect. So aside from maintaining good producing farms, mines, quarries and logging camps in your field, maintain a number of cottages in your town proper to assure a large enough population that will pay the taxes. And remember to upgrade these cottages too to earn those extra glory points.

The faster you can build and upgrade these important structures, the sooner you can actually forget about your resources getting depleted and start focusing on recruiting and training your army for world domination.

Upgrade your Town Center

Aside from your resource buildings, try to upgrade your town center as soon as possible. The town center is your City Hall and the higher the level of this building, the more possibilities open up for you, such as constructing other building types and acquiring other towns.

From this building, you can see your whole kingdom and all your possessions at a single glance. This allows you to see what buildings you have and which need upgrading.

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