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Kingdoms of Camelot - Defending against an Attack
Kingdoms of Camelot
Kingdoms of Camelot is a multi-player Real Time Strategy (RTS) game within Facebook. The game is very easy to learn and offers great opportunities to meet new people by joining alliances. The application developers built some outstanding quests to help you learn how to play.
You are tasked to grow your single, ill-equipped city into a thriving empire. You can build multiple cities and join powerful alliances to become a raging force in the land of King Arthur. Kingdoms of Camelot is the single most challenging real time strategy game played within Facebook.
Early in the game, you may not have the defenses to protect yourself against attacking players. Here are some ideas on how to protect yourself and eliminate losses to aggressive players. It will only be a matter of time until you can return the favor!
I know that this is a war game. But odds are that the person who is attacking you is only interested in getting your resources. He is probably not attacking just to be mean.
If a player is routinely looting you, then send a message asking politely for them to stop. If that player is in an alliance, you may want to express interest in joining that alliance and make this person your friend.
If asking nicely does not work, then look to some of the options listed below.
One of the reasons that higher ranking players attack is to gather resources. Lumber, stone and ore are not looted in large amounts from Barbarian Camps. That player probably devoted most of his resource production to generating food (and if he was smart, ONLY food).
But, the aggressive player needs lumber, stone and ore to build more troops and the best source of those resources is an unsuspecting, lower ranked player. Don't allow yourself to be that player.
You may always protect your resources by building a Storehouse. Storehouses will protect 100,000 of each resource per level of the building. A Level 3 Storehouse will protect 300,000 of food, lumber, ore, and stone. It will NOT protect your gold.
So, what if you have more of a resource than can be protected? Use it, sell it, or move it.
As mentioned in my other tips, never place your cities right next to each other. If one is looted successfully, you are almost guaranteed that the attacking player will pay a visit to your other city.
Use it, Sell it, or Move it
Use it: Why are you leaving resources in your city? Don't. Use them.
First, make sure that you have both a building and an Alchemy Lab research project going on in each city. Once that is arranged, check your troops. Are troops and wall defenses being built? If so, then check to make sure the queue is full. You may put in a request to build more troops even if some are currently being trained. The nice thing with that is your resources will be used by the training, and you won't need to worry about them being looted.
Sell it: Put your resources up for sale for a quick sale. The drawback to this is that if you have not sold the items, and you are attacked, your pending transactions are canceled. Unless your items had sold, the aggressor will walk away with your items you had for sale.
Move it: You can transport your excess resources to an alliance member for temporary storage, your other (hopefully untouched) city or to your own wildernesses. Click on one of your wildernesses and hit the "reinforce" button. You will be given the option to move your troops to that location. Load them up with excess resources to protect them from looting.
As un-manly as this sounds, you should hide your remaining troops in the sanctuary. Click on Overview or your Castle and make sure the option box is checked that reads "Hide Troops in Sanctuary."
They won't defend your city (hiding like schoolgirls) but they will be protected to allow you continue to grow your army until it is large enough to do a good job defending your city.
Focus on Resource Production
If you aren't powerful enough to defend yourself successfully, then focus all your efforts on resource production. The faster you can produce resources, the faster you can grow your army and your might. Here are some helpful hints to manage your food supply.
Hit 'em where it hurts
That's right. Hit them back. You are not strong enough to attack their city and plow through their defenses, but you can attack their wildernesses.
Most players do not keep troops in their wildernesses. So look around the offending player's city for wildernesses that they own. Send a few troops to take it over and then recall them. Do not encamp yourself.
This will disrupt the aggressive player and cause aggravation...be careful, because odds are that they will take out their aggression on you!
Join an Alliance
Nothing detracts an aggressive player more than seeing that your cities belong to a high ranking alliance. Alliances will defend you and should launch counterattacks against a particular player if they refuse to stop looting you.
Send a message to your Alliance Officers and they should ask the aggressive player to stop. If that doesn't work, they should send a message to that player's alliance leadership. If that too is unsuccessful, your alliance will probably declare war on the offending player or alliance.
Use a Portal of Order or a Portal of Refuge to move your city completely. These items may be won in Merlin's Magical Tokens or my be purchased using gems.
These items should be used only as a last resort. Use the other Kingdoms of Camelot tips and tricks first to make your city unappealable to aggressive players and they should leave you alone.
Please leave a comment if you have other ideas that will help players protect themselves from attacks.