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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Aloriah: Midgard Progress Update #2.24

The Mother Dragon is finally dead. For those interested, here is the final battle log:

Round #2 took 6 months, given the heavily buffed Mother Dragon. Big congratulations to the Ragnarök alliance (names listed above). We pretty much dominated from start to finish. Honorable mention to Superbear0418 (was replaced by Rtbotb) who ran out of real time time and had to quit midway.

Here is the final scoreboard:
Note, I (and others) had a civilization size of 7700 also, but we abandoned villages at the end to get the "Honorable Deserter" achievement.

I came home strong with achievements at the end!

Here is a summary of lessons I had posted at the end of round #1:
  • Focus should be on civilization build only with scenario points farming on the side. Once built up, you can catch up on scenario points quite easily.
  • Expand as fast as you can, take the risk! You do not need to send an overwhelming force with your settlers as you can just dodge mobs on the way. Once you establish a new village, the hero protective skill, wall, moat and towers will aid your village defense greatly.
  • It is a pve race to the Mother Dragon. Anything else slows you down.
  • I chose the evil alignment this round but I think good has more suitable uber units, so I will try good in game round #2.

I can pretty much say those above points still hold true:
  • We did have some pvp to take out some players close to us in the first few months, but it was a pve race after that. Even before that, we had out built everyone else.
  • Sleipnir Horses > Fenrir Wolves for Mother Dragon attacks.

Furthermore, this is what I learnt in round #2:
  • Assuming you have an alliance that regularly farms Mother Dragon, farming Black Dragons for additional scenario points is still pretty much the way to win (as evidenced by my score). It does take a lot of time to farm at that level, so you need to be able to devote a lot of time to Aloriah. I spent most of my waking moments moving my armies around, constantly looking for Black Dragons.
  • Aloriah is an online web browser based strategy game. More information can be found at my Aloriah Coverage page.
  • If you wish to jump straight in, you can sign up at http://www.aloriah.com/?ref=guzzer.
  • As best described by the creators of the game:
    "Aloriah is a free online web browser game based on mythologies of our time.
    Rule a civilization and experience epic events together with thousands of other players.
    • Play for free directly online through your internet browser
    • Expand villages, rally your armies and level your heroes
    • Explore the lands of Aloriah to find its mysteries
    • Journey on legendary quests together with your friends
    • Choose to worship the gods of good or evil"

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations for winning! Be sure to check out the upcoming changes published in the forum! Some of these will probably be quickly implemented before restarting the server.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the next round :)

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  2. Whoo, next round! I'm excited about getting back into it. Oh, and congratulations.

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  3. Well done, Guzzer! You are truly the best player on Midgard. It will be interesting to see how this next round goes since all of the pros will be on 1 server!

    Guzzer vs. ooykaas! Buy your tickets now! :D

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  4. Be sure to join in now on the new round on Valhalla that just started! Come on Guzzer, we miss you :)

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  5. hey guzzer! we miss you this round in Aloriah :) hope all is good and that you will come back one day to Aloriah!

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  6. Hiya, nice to be missed. :) Yeah, just busy irl at present unfortunately. I do miss Aloriah and hopefully might have more time in future.

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