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capitol FAQ

WildBill2 (US1)WildBill2 (US1) Posts: 37
edited 08.10.2013 in Players ask Players
I'm getting a ton of messages about the capitol. And I'm doing a lousy job of replying to everyone. So, in the interest of time and space, I though I'd post an FAQ. Apologies to everyone who has messaged me and I have not replied to. Also, all (or much of) this info is available elsewhere in the forum, so apologies for duplication.

1. How do you get a capitol?

There are two ways. 1 - get lucky or smart and be right on top of a new capitol when it spawns. 2. - be a strong member of an alliance with a capitol and have them decide it would be best if you held the capitol. That's how I came to hold the HIVE capitol. Hopefully HIVE made a good decision with this . . .

2. What does the capitol do?

There are two primary effects to holding the capitol. The most important is psychological, and that is that your alliance is powerful enough to hold one. Then 2nd impact is that EVERY member of your alliance, regardless of glory ranking, can recruit both offensive and defensive Kingsguards. I personally think the defensive KGs don't make that much of a difference. The offensive ones are substantially more powerful, but you can recruit them without a capitol by achieving "terrible" rank. For comparison, here are the primary KG statistics vs. equivalent vet troops:

attack power
KG melee offense: 132
vet melee offense: 118

KG ranged offense: 121
vet ranged offense: 98 (!)

defense power
KG melee defense: 150
vet melee defense: 142

KG ranged defense: 139
vet ranged defense: 132

3. What is it like to hold a capitol?

Well, it's really cool to have done something that very few people in the game ever do. That being said, there is upside and downside:

1. Upside - You have an extra location at which you can recruit troops and build tools. The capitol cannot produce resources however (other than food), so you have to ship in wood/stone for anything you want to do.

2. Downside - Many. In war, the cap will be constantly sabo'ed. You have to repair the damage. Also, you must be prepared with a very large stock of armorer tools in case of a serious assault. And you must have very good equipment to stop such assaults.

3. Downside - this is the one that annoys me more than anything. All support from your alliance mates stationed on the capitol shows up FIRST in your travel list. So if there is an incoming you have to click down through 20 pages of stationed defense to get to whatever is actually going on.

Hope folks find this informative. Good luck to all! and

Best regards,

Bill
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  • Patrisimo (US1)Patrisimo (US1) Posts: 91
    edited 24.09.2013
    Excellant post Wildbill. There are a lot us who will never know that aspect of the game, so thanks for allaying our curiousity and good luck to you.
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  • therealsporer (US1)therealsporer (US1) Posts: 2,266
    edited 24.09.2013
    Bill, we all get these questions asked by our members, but most of us don't know all the answers. Super pro move posting this.
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  • Fire CastleFire Castle Posts: 619
    edited 24.09.2013
    Brilliant. Thanks for telling me this, I was about to start a new thread about it!!
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  • destroybskdestroybsk Posts: 388
    edited 24.09.2013
    This was really useful
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  • WildBill2 (US1)WildBill2 (US1) Posts: 37
    edited 24.09.2013
    Thanks guys. One thing I did forget to mention, the KG defenders are substantially cheaper to recruit vs. vet defenders:

    coin cost per dude:

    KG melee defender: 97
    vet melee defender: 128

    KG ranged defender: 87
    vet ranged defender: 108
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  • Billy962Billy962 Posts: 7,420
    edited 24.09.2013
    If you don't mind, I will include your thread in my FAQ ok?
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  • WildBill2 (US1)WildBill2 (US1) Posts: 37
    edited 24.09.2013
    Billy962 wrote: »
    If you don't mind, I will include your thread in my FAQ ok?

    sure no problem.
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    Cheers!

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  • Billy962Billy962 Posts: 7,420
    edited 24.09.2013
    WildBill2 wrote: »
    sure no problem.

    Thank you.
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  • 123guy123guy Posts: 2,956
    edited 24.09.2013
    So kingsguard are cheaper to recruit than vets? Wow.
    But, I am curious, In the barracks, which soldiers are replaced with Kingsguards?
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  • ObarfoUser (US1)ObarfoUser (US1) US1 Posts: 114
    edited 24.09.2013
    WildBill2 in the movement screen, I believe you can sort to view just in-coming attacks. Third tab down on the left. However it will show all attacks in-coming on the alliance.
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  • WildBill2 (US1)WildBill2 (US1) Posts: 37
    edited 24.09.2013
    nope, doesn't work like that. will only show incoming attacks on me, not on alliance members. Sure wish there was a tab for incomings on alliance.
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  • 123guy123guy Posts: 2,956
    edited 24.09.2013
    Also, when you capture the capital just after it spawns, is it like an outpost that has just been taken, no buildings?
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  • ObarfoUser (US1)ObarfoUser (US1) US1 Posts: 114
    edited 24.09.2013
    Yep, I was incorrect. Sometimes I read many things in the game and get a diff. meaning then what it really states. LOL
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  • rulernbrown2rulernbrown2 Posts: 1,009
    edited 24.09.2013
    what does a unoccupied capital look like can you post a screen shot
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  • WildBill2 (US1)WildBill2 (US1) Posts: 37
    edited 24.09.2013
    123guy wrote: »
    Also, when you capture the capital just after it spawns, is it like an outpost that has just been taken, no buildings?

    yes, that is correct I believe. It has the palace, nothing else. Best to capture one with someone who has a TON of rubies. lol.
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  • Patrisimo (US1)Patrisimo (US1) Posts: 91
    edited 24.09.2013
    Someone once posted a screenshot of a just captured Capital. I can't find that thread however I remember it just as wildbill described.
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  • Billy962Billy962 Posts: 7,420
    edited 24.09.2013
    123guy wrote: »
    So kingsguard are cheaper to recruit than vets? Wow.
    But, I am curious, In the barracks, which soldiers are replaced with Kingsguards?

    None are replaced. Just kingsguards are added. I know because I was from leviathan.
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  • Molson Beer (US1)Molson Beer (US1) US1 Posts: 8,443
    edited 24.09.2013
    Billy962 wrote: »
    None are replaced. Just kingsguards are added. I know because I was from leviathan.

    O.O

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    (As for the FAQ,extremely useful,it'll be sure to help anyone with questions)
  • Dun Gon (INT2)Dun Gon (INT2) Posts: 3,656
    edited 24.09.2013
    Just talking to a mod, this thread should get stickied or whatever its called if it hasn`t already!

    The same questions, over and over, this would help all of us a lot!
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  • Eric768 (US1)Eric768 (US1) US1 Posts: 7,183
    edited 25.09.2013
    Very nice and informative. I was most interested in your downsides and upsides portion, they do make sense. Quite frankly never thought of the support display issue, that could be quite annoying.
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