Archive for July, 2011

This from a mail a got while I was playing, on the basic of your city defense when you start..

Personal Defense

For all villages, a wall of level 20 is required. 207% to all units defense means you get two for the price of one. No exceptions will be made.
These numbers are what you should have, per village, to defend yourself when needed. You can use these units for farming as you need to (but it is recommended you keep at least half in your village at most times for your own safety). You can have these units in one village if it is close enough to be able to protect your other village in time (recommended within 1.5 hours arrival time). Otherwise, it is recommended you have these units stationed in each village at all times (they can come from a main defense village and sit there as support).

1,000-2,999 points = 1000 SP & 1000 SW & 100 Scouts
3,000-7,000 points = 1500 SP & 1500 SW & 100 Scouts
> 7,000+ points = by this point players should understand how to defend themselves.

As for villages:

Your second village (the first one you noble):
Should be setup as a defensive town for yourself with either 10000 swords and 10000 spears –OR- 8500 swords and 8500 spears and 500 HC. You will choose which one for yourself, I suggest if your villages are close then go for the 10000 spears and 10000 swords and if your villages are a distance from each other go for the 8500 swords, 8500 spears, and 500 HC.

Your third village (the second one you noble):
Should be setup as a Support Town.You should have 4000 swords, 4000 spears, and 2000 HC in this town so we can pull support from that town to protect the tribe.

Defence village should be something like this
6000 spears
6000 sword
1000 hc
500 sc

Offence village
6000 axes
3200-3500 lc
220-250 rams
20 catapults (note from jack: It’s can be a good idea to drop the cat and put ram instead and specialize another village in catapults and have a equivalent build but all ram changed to catapults)

I have try a lot of combinations and these are the best.

Note from a strategy I’ve used in server 12 and 13: While city with only Spear and sword are much stronger in def and cheaper to build they take awhile. After a war it much more faster to rebuild spear and HC (and some Sword) than to build only spear and sword since your using 2 building instead of only one.

I reviewed a Thor flash game when the movie Thor came out and someone told me that actually made a game like this for the new movie Captain America:The First Avenger in theatres in July 22 in the US (29 in the UK, check the release date here for the date in your country).

Like I say, I try to avoid the web site of a movie before I see it just in case there some spoiler on the site. I made an exception with Captain America I watched the trailer (Oh !! No !!) and tried the game.

Like Thors game Hammer of the gods and the concept is quite simple, you have to throws Captain America shield at Nazi (instead of Frost giant) to kill them.

While the game it’s not that bad for a game that you play 15 minutes then you’re done. They made a good improvement for the controls, it much more easier to throw the shield than it was to throw the hammer in the other game. Like the Thor game, you have to click on the mouse then move it back (toward Captain America) to set the power of the throw.


When you complete a stage you unlock picture of the character of the movie if you complete the stage with only 2 throws or less.


Hope you enjoyed this one even though it pretty much like the other game I reviewed. You can try it at :

I hope the Movie is even better and I hope to see it when it goes out.

Here some reference I founded while playing and browsing around the web.

Hope it’s help and if you have anything that could be added here fill free to share it in the comment.

Clash of Kingdom References

Google Doc spreadsheet on Clash of Kingdom References Heroes, Formations, Skills and units.


Bronze Heroes List

Silver Heroes List

Gold Heroes List


How to march to battle (deploying troop and setting your combat settings)

CoK Academy Quiz
Every player will get 5 chances to do a Quiz each day, There located in the City Academy of your manor. Make sure to do these everyday to get 5 free Basalt gem.
You can find answers in the forum is you click here.

The list is almost unnecessary since the last Clash of Kingdoms update you have a daily task list that keeps track of what you haven’t done today. It’s situated right beside the arena button.


Here the complete list:

1- Collect Tax (up to 12 times a day, 13 if you do the battle royal)
2- Collect Salary (only once every day don’t forget it 🙂 )

3- Check the item in the mystery shop (5 try)

Even if you are pretty much equipped, give it a try since sometime there common even special quality item that may appear.

4- Check the heroes in the tavern (10 try, sometime more)


Even if you have all your heroes, you might find another heroes that suit more your need (like a archer hero if you focus more on archer etc)

In the Arena :


5- Historical Campaign (10 and more a day)

It an easy way to have gems and if your lucky item and scroll. With the number of troop they give at the beginning, you should be able to get through the 2 first scenario easily. If your stuck on a fight that you can’t win, you can always go back and fight other battle to get some scroll (like Zhang Jiao or Dong Zhuo)


6- Last Man Standing (first 10 count max 20 a day)

You might lose some but the more fight you do you might get arena badge that you can exchange for scroll.

7- Battle Royal (register after 5:59 am)

You are almost guarantee to get at least free 10x abyss gems even if you lose and it’s even give you the right to use an extra tax collection.


8- Plantation Battle

This increase you food output for 4hr the % vary depending on the field you select.

9- Legion League Battle

The legion sign-up if between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.), the participant sign-up is after 8:00.

The legion league battle will give the legion participant an extra % bonus for their silver output.

10- Donate to Landmark

Since the amount of silver you can give is limited everyday it makes sense to donate to your kingdom landmark everyday to give your kingdom an edge over the other kingdoms.

In the Academy :


11- Best and the Brightest (5 time)

An easy way to get gems, it you get all the answers right you get a basalt gem each time for a total of 5.

12- Bull Eye (5 time)

You have 1 minute to hit has many balloons you can with 20 arrow, the more balloon you hit the more gem you get. Most of the time, they are lower tier gems like the abyss gem.

Not in the list

Bandit Blowout

City Improvement

Kingdom Bonus & City Boost (governor and player in office only)

Disclaimer: I’m not gonna do another review that describes everything about the game if you want one go here or there. It’s a simple impression about the game, what I liked, what different from other similar game (in this case Clash of Kingdom).


First impression

Before going in the detail, it want to give my first feelings while trying the game.
While the game might look like a Clash of Kingdoms clones they tried harder to make some dynamic different, Koram did a better job that they did with mythopolis and some features in the game are different from Clash of Kingdoms.


The basic

You get to chose between 4 tribes, this might change in the future, there seem to be some other city that might be used like London (the angles or Saxon perhaps) , Constantinople (former roman empire),  Barcelona (for the arab maybe even though it’s historically later that they took Spain) or maybe even Athene (Greeks)
You can read about the barbarian invasion on wikipedia, it’s actually very interesting to see how they come up with all those tribes.




Instead of going through all the feature I’ve decided simply to point out what make the game fun and what new compare to a really similar game CoK.
While at a first glace, it may seem that Idomitus is a Clash of kingdom clone, when you play it you realised that while the fondamental of clash of kingdom, they changed a some feature that changes a bit the game and the outcome of it.


First there no premier elected
Instead of having to run for a premier, the premier (rank X) have to be in the tops player and have a lot of development point.
While there seem to be no apparent for of leadership, leadership is somewhat acquired to meritocracy since you can only increase rank when you achieve a certain level of development. Like in the time of barbarian the strongest will lead the tribes.

I wonder how this will play out, I’ve been a premiers and some player already tend to ignore PO and do crazy stuff, I think well organized guilds will tend to influence more the direction of the kingdom.


Guilds may seem like legion but they can actually have power over city changing rank and taking care of city boost.

The other thing that strokes me is in the beta (or alpha not sure) they were no way to form alliance, I wonder if they will lead it like this. Will I think alliance and peace treaties are a good way to prevent unfortunate attack in the game, removing it in a barbarian invasion setting actually make sense. I these time of darkness the tribes often plot and betray each other in other to get more land and riches.


In the new black market you can buy scrolls and exchange items.

There some change in city management too.
Now instead of city governor, a guild must invest in a city in other to gain control of it and get the privilege to issues city boost and post message.
There are many other notable change, like the way your heroes gain xp, the arena fight (for last man standing and Historical campaign now have an entrance) and the black market has some cool new feature like you can trade you older weapon.


In the Historical campaign and Last man standing you now have to choose which entrance your hero take determining who they will fight.

I actually liked the game and the fact they gave us free gold to play with for the beta testing. You can tried it here and here some link if you want to check some review: