Introduction and Guide to Lord of Ultima
Someone started a thread in the War Metal (Facebook Game) Discussion Board, "PLZZZ Come play this game with me!" I clicked, and the game is Lord of Ultima. I've since quit War Metal and Mobsters 2, and spend most of my gaming time destroying castles and growing my empire. It took me about a month of very slow, incorrect clicking, but I feel like I've figured out many of the ways you can create a massive empire without it taking an insane amount of time. The main tricks are: Specialized Cities, Efficient Use of Your Queue, Raids, and How to Destroy Cities. Read ahead to learn more!
Above is my Templar/Paladin military city. Note how I got rid of all the resource tiles in the middle, that is because you can maximize the benefits of connecting buildings in the middle more than you can in one of the outside quadrants. Also, note how the middle is all buildings that provide benefits to each other - a ton of Trinsic Temples to maximize the pace I recruit Paladins/Templars, and barracks in between to let me have a massive army but also give me the biggest +% to the recruitment pace.
This is my stone/wood city. I put marketplaces and warehouses in the bottom right quadrant for shipping/storage, and barracks/workshops. If you can clear up the middle and connect all your buildings properly (Woodcutter's Huts with Sawmills or Cottages, Quarry's with Stonemasons or Cottages. Use at least some cottages so your building speed goes fast. The barracks/workshops are used to give me 1000 ballistas, which I sent to support one of my military cities.
In order to properly defend your castles, you must use the correct towers maxed out, a lvl 10 wall, and a full army at home. For the templar/paladin city I used templar towers, giving 2000 templars a 100% defense bonus. For a ranger/berserker/guardian city, I use ranger towers. If you want to send your troops out, and you definitely should for multiple reasons, you will want to put some barracks in your resource cities to provide support. Also, recruit a ton of city guards when you've hit the maximum number of legit troops that can be recruited. In my knight city, the troops are never home. They are ALWAYS on a raid because of raid manager (explained below). I also have 100k city guards with more being recruited.
Efficient Use of Your Queue
This is my recruitment queue in my CASTLEWRECKA military city. I filled it with training grounds and workshops, and am currently up to 6k catapults alongside a ton of rangers. Note the 80 next to the "Recruitment Queue" Text. That is how many non-City Guard units I can recruit. Note the %s as well - 2400% Training Ground and 2640% Workshops means it won't take forever to recruit a bunch of units to go to war with.
Always fill your recruitment and building queue whenever you're on. Before you sign off, go through your cities and upgrade buildings for all of your available slots. Seriously consider buying the minister package. I use all 3 all the time, with the building manager being the most important early, defense manager being helpful, and the raid manager being an easy ticket to a massive amount of resources.
If you don't have raid manager, attacking dragons, molochs, and other bosses is the way to go. Send an overwhelming number of troops, kill the dragon, and take home the resources and awesome item. In general, send troops to only kill bosses at your lvl. No reason to pile up King lvl items when you could be getting a ton of items for your current Prince status. You can raid dungeons, but raid manager makes it SO easy! Figure out how many troops to send by consulting the LoU wiki.
If you do have the manager, send a raid to a dungeon, click options, and change the "Raid until:" from "Once" to "Dungeon Completed." Make sure you have a properly built resource city, and if you picked the dungeon corresponding to the units you're creating (if rangers, attack forest dungeons; if paladins, attack mountain dungeons). If you do all this, and you pick a dungeon close, you'll see a massive number of resources roll in. Use your defense manager and set a massive number of troops for recruitment, and as long as you planned things well, you can go on a trip, come back, and have a full military, tons of gold, and full warehouses.
How to Destroy Cities:
The assault picture above is what I'm doing my CASTLEWRECKA city - wrecking some random dudes castle. Don't think about doing this unless you can dominate the other guy AND dominate the biggest guy in his alliance. He's the biggest guy, so it's LOLEASY to casually send my catapults every morning to drop his city score by a few hundred a day. By the time I've finished tweaking CASTLEWRECKA I'll be sending 10k catapults a go. Here's an example of a guy attacking would be suicide:
This is the top guy in my alliance, and to brag even further, our alliance has made an effort to keep almost all other alliances off the island. That makes it really easy to have wars with non-alliance players, since you can get aid from your strong friends nearby, and no one is around to assist someone I'm assaulting.
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