People often start playing Kingsage for the first time on a brand new world, I did myself. It’s not always the best idea though, new worlds are very aggressive and even very experienced players sometimes struggle. The important thing is to get most benefit from those early days when conquest protecton is in place to get you off to a good start.
During your first week you cannot be attacked by anyone unless you yourself attack. You can however farm abandoned settlements with no penalty. This is followed by 30 days of conquest protection. For the first week then your priority should be building up your mines and warehouse.
Look around your map carefully and check the location of abandoned settleements. If there a some in easy reach then you can add a barracks and train some squires. If not leave the barracks until later. Also look carefully for a nearby very small inactive settlement. You will need this during the conquest protection phase.
As you get towards the end of the week start building up the hideout. No need to worry about the wall just yet but you can start improving your barracks and troop levels. These should be squires or berserkers for farming at tihs point. No rush for defence troops since you have no real need to defend anything.
Once your attack protection expires the fun begins. At this point you may well find yourself under attack from other players either just to steal your resources or to keep you weak until they can take your sett. There are three things you can do to combat this. One is your hideout will keep some resources safe. Build it up and use up your resources as fast as possible so there is never much to take. You can also build up your market. Put any excess good up at a silly exchange rate. That will keep them safe and if you’re lucky someone may even accept!
The final thing to do is keep your troops safe. You don’t want to lose them at this point since you will have need of them later. This is where that very small sett you located earlier comes in. whenver you go offline or are under attack send them there as support. By this point such a small sett cannot be attacked due to the 10:1 rule so they will be perfectly safe. A sett that is still under attack protection can also be used.
Don’t forget to build spies so you can keep an eye on your neighbours. Now is also the time to start building your wall and training more troops so that you are ready for business.
By the time your protection runs out you should have built up enough to give any local farmer a nasty shock and hopefully will even be in a position to conquer another sett of your own. Remember also that conquest protection only applies to your main sett and it isn’t lost if you take another players sett so you may even be able to expand before your protection runs out. You can take an abandoned or the second sett of another player even if he is still conquest protected in his main sett.
If anyone would like to try it out then http://kingsage.org/ is the place to start.