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Odyss
Archer
posted 07-24-10 10:23 EST (US)         
I've been playing SK for two days and feel like I'm bogged down in a swamp of ignorance. The game seems to have reached an especially slooooooooooooooooow stage, and I'm wondering if that's because I've made too many wrong turns with my strategy. So, as a start, could someone give me an opinion or two as to the technologies which are better to research (or should have researched) in the early stages?

Thanks . . .

Odyss

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ericgolf
Earl
posted 07-24-10 18:54 EST (US)     1 / 10       
My first priority was "Tools" to reduce the cost of buildings. I maxed that out first. Next I maxed out wood (Forrestry), then stone (Stone Quarrying).

Along the way I put a couple of points into Fortification to enable building of wooden walls and gate.

My next aim was diversity of food.

Then ale.

Early building was wood and stone production with enough food to support those.

.... and I am finding it slower than alpha 3 also. I am undergoing a stategic shift, aiming to further boost wood and stone proudction (by adding more wood huts and quarries. Also trying to get production-boosting guilds going at the parish capital) before moving on again.

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Lord Michael I
Knight
posted 07-24-10 23:28 EST (US)     2 / 10       
As ericgolf said, I also concentrated on increasing my Wood and Stone production, as well as trying to unlock the banqueting options as soon as possible.

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Odyss
Archer
posted 07-25-10 14:17 EST (US)     3 / 10       
Great ideas, guys. Many thanks!

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Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 07-28-10 22:36 EST (US)     4 / 10       
When starting out, I invest my research points in increasing wood cutters, quarry, and food efficiency. I maximize the amount of food groups and the portions I can serve. When I am able, I set up the inn and ale. This allows for high production of honor and resources while I am away from the game.

However, early this alpha I was forced by a pestering a neighbor who kept stealing from my granary to invest in military technologies, which I normally don't invest in (at all).

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Odyss
Archer
posted 08-03-10 11:58 EST (US)     5 / 10       
Thanks, Sir Hugh!

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Ed Tom Bell: If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.

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TwoDie
Archer
posted 08-03-10 13:03 EST (US)     6 / 10       
Well as scouting is still overpowered, best thing is at the beginning to spend almost all points in scouting, then build merchants guild at the rank 5? and then buy points and life is just perfect. I did a bit other strategy like spending half of points in tools and some on scouts and would gone quite well if not my neighbour who have spent as i guess ALL points in scouting and I had hard time with it. But now Im going very well. Research Points are flowing with such of scouting amounts and trading. Having cheapest Research Points. Research Queue is full (6 researches in line), 3 pints in reserve, next points cost 8k gold, Philosophy is researched at max and STILL having 60k gold with overflowed Stocks by resourses...

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ericgolf
Earl
posted 08-03-10 18:31 EST (US)     7 / 10       
overflowed Stocks by resourses...
... so maybe you should have put some of those scouty points into the engineering track?

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Odyss
Archer
posted 08-05-10 12:56 EST (US)     8 / 10       
Thanks, guys . . . you're being very helpful. Unfortunately, my inexperience and being off-line for a week have made it hard for me to keep up. Oh, well, it's just a game--one that seems to take up too much time if you want to be competitive.

Wendell: It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell: If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.

Maps you need to play (partial list based on my preferences)= anything by: HorseArcher06, Sir MichaelP, SirWhiteWolf, Gordon Farrell, lord dredde, Psycho Jester, Stratego, Sir_Vet, TwoDie

[This message has been edited by Odyss (edited 08-05-2010 @ 12:58 PM).]

Lady Arcola
SHH Seraph
posted 08-07-10 00:51 EST (US)     9 / 10       
Hang in there Odyss, once you get your economy going you will have fun.

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TwoDie
Archer
posted 08-09-10 11:45 EST (US)     10 / 10       
overflowed Stocks by resourses...
... so maybe you should have put some of those scouty points into the engineering track?
Its just for bigger impression was written. But still, sometimes banquet goods are full like and ale.
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