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Ikariam
« on: May 02, 2008, 07:49:01 pm »
So with Steve talking about browser based games I couldn't help but perk my ears when another podcast I listen to, Control point http://www.deadworkers.com/tf2/ mentioned a web-based browser game called Ikariam.

Basically its like a city building, island empire sim-type game. The other nifty thing is your ability to ally with and trade resources with another player.

Check it out at www.ikariam.com
randonazz: Monstrum Novus [30:53] Rehios: Vineyard

Caerbannog (Masterchitoes): Caero [71:70] Rishuos: Vineyard

We also have an alliance! Name: Gaming Steve Tag: G S

If you want join the alliance, here is a little guide on how to do so: http://board.ikariam.com/thread.php?threadid=1472

Want a little mini-guide? Try the wiki
http://ikariam.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

I'm on the Eplsilon server. City name is Pinstar
I've only just started, and you need a few techs to start trading, but perhaps we could start up a gaming steve alliance.

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Here is a list of everyone from Gaming Steve playing:

Forum Name(Game Name)Town NameLocationResource
762(Rook218)Rook[68:39]Quarry
762(Rook218)Jamestown[67:39]Vineyard
762(Rook218)Georgia[68:38]Sulfur Pit
AlwayswatchingAwesomeTown[74:28]Quarry
Andrew RyanRapture[39:81]Vineyard
Blitzonator(ninteen45)Scizeel[44:56]Crystal Mine
BrandonazzMonstrum Novus[30:53]Vineyard
Celdurthat one place[28:35]Quarry
CeldurNothing here[30:37]Vineyard
Celdurthe other place[27:39]Sulfur Pit
Cobra(Cobraven)Sydbourne[32:39]Quarry
Cobra(Cobraven)Explodium[29:38]Sulfur Pit
Cobra(Cobraven)Shard[30:36]Crystal Mine
DideroDideropolis[50:73]Crystal Mine
DideroDideroville[56:74]Quarry
DideroDideros Winery[51:74]Vineyard
DoctorZKationa[70:67]Crystal Mine
DoctorZXandria[71:67]Vineyard
Great DistanceFar Away[78:43]Sulfur Pit
Great DistanceWorlds Apart[78:44]Vineyard
GungnirThebesville[70:68]Quarry
GungnirCorinthville[71:67]Vineyard
HenqixTacopolis[56:83]Quarry
HenqixTortillapolis[57:83]Vineyard
HenqixPizzapolis[56:82]Crystal Mine
jbobPokepark[30:38]Quarry
jbobpokepark_crys[30:41]Crystal Mine
jbobpokepark_vin[33:41]Vineyard
KaizerMedic Haus[76:44]Vineyard
Krakow SamCherovka[38:34]Vineyard
MaeMaeopolis[70:63]Vineyard
Mr. Wizard(Master_Wizard)Fikriyya[61:58]Sulfur Pit
Mr. Wizard(Master_Wizard)Calferay[71:70]Vineyard
MasterChiToes(Caerbannog)Caeropolis[68:69]Quarry
MasterChiToes(Caerbannog)Caerny[71:70]Vineyard
MasterChiToes(Caerbannog)Caerville[70:67]Crystal Mine
MasterChiToes(Caerbannog)West Caeropolis[68:69]Quarry
Met(Metnik)Big Whiskey[45:82]Crystal Mine
Mr. ConsiderationConsideria[75:42]Sulfur Pit
neoadeptHaldora[77:60]Sulfur Pit
neoadeptHavenshire[57:51]Vineyard
neoadeptThe Way Station[66:56]Quarry
PatMan33PatCon I[30:38]Quarry
PatMan33PatCon II[29:37]Crystal Mine
PatMan33PatCon III[30:37]Vineyard
PinstarPinstar[61:40]Crystal Mine
PinstarPinestarch[59:50]Quarry
PinstarPinstripe[59:41]Vineyard
TomasgaquinoTomania[33:27]Crystal Mine
TomasgaquinoTomsville[33:26]Sulfur Pit
TomasgaquinoTomapolis[34:27]Quarry
YannickYrina[53:32]Vineyard
YannickFlargin[49:31]Sulfur Pit
YossitaruHammerVille[24:61]Quarry
YossitaruGrapeHammer[24:60]Vineyard
YuuAriadnia[74:48]Quarry
YuuLuminopolis[81:48]Crystal Mine
YuuKrasinopolis[81:49]Vineyard
« Last Edit: May 31, 2008, 06:54:33 pm by Pinstar »


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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 07:34:18 am »
Sorry. The bad 3D scared me away.  :P

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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 07:57:41 am »
For a free browser game, the graphics are actually pretty good. I'm giving this one a try, we'll see how it goes.

The last game I tried that was like this gave you two days of military immunity and after that, any country could attack you. Your country could be as powerful as Djibouti and then the US powerhouse rapes your land at two days, zero hours, one second and you can't really play anymore.

We'll see how this goes.

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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 09:33:29 am »
I'm Pinstar 61:40

This game isn't too bad with the attacking. First off, the amount of gold an attacker can plunder is related to the size of your town hall (at level 1, they can't loot a single gold). Building a warehouse will actually keep a number of your resources immune to pillaging. Furthermore, the rate at which a successful attacker can plunder you depends on how big your port is. The smaller the port, the less stuff they can carry off.

In short, an uber-powerful player has 0 to gain from attacking a brand new player, or even a lowbie player.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 10:38:20 am »
Well I made one, of the Isle found at 70,63.  My name is Mae, and I would happily accept aid to further my island fortress that is to come.

Also, can I change the name of my town? Every town is labled "Polis" Nevermind. Figured it out.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 11:01:21 am »
Click on your town hall. In the upper right hand corner there is a "rename" button.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 11:29:45 am »
I'm on Epsilon too. City name: Kationa.

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 11:37:14 am »
There's a First Steps Guide on their forum. It's pretty useful.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 11:56:49 am »
I got the same temple. And I have a crystal mine.

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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 12:02:27 pm »
I too have a crystal mine, with the temple of Athene on it which boosts my crystal output by 10%. Lucky for me.

I looked at the islands on some of our other gaming steve posters. I think between all of us we have every resource but sulphur covered.

The nice thing about this game is that you can expand and build additional colonies on other islands, so you can secure additional resources that you might not be able to trade for.
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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 12:09:34 pm »
On the island right next to me, I have a vinyard.

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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2008, 12:26:27 pm »
I'm Gungnir, Town Thebesville, world Epsilon.
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Temple of Gaia on the island, a sawmill, and a quarry.

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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2008, 12:33:41 pm »
Every single island has a sawmill.

This sawmill, at level 1, allows up to 30 workers per town to work it. You get 1 lumber per hour per worker, for a total of up to 30 lumber per hour at level 1.

How much (or little) other towns on your island are using the sawmill has NO effect on how much production you get out of it, or how many workers you can assign to it.

However, the other towns on the island can help you upgrade the lumber mill. In order to reach level 2, a lumber mill must have 350 lumber donated to it. The interesting thing is that this lumber can come from any of the towns on your island.
While you can technically upgrade the lumber mill yourself, you'd have to foot the entire bill yourself. Convincing the other players on your island (at least the active ones) to help is key.

Once upgraded, everyone on the island gets to allocate more workers to the saw mill, increasing their rate of lumber production. (how much more you get, and how much future upgrades to the mill cost, I don't know. The mill on my island is still only level 1)

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Re: Ikariam
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2008, 01:26:48 pm »
I am upgrading my Academy... it seemed the most important until the population gets closer to 60.

I found DoctorZ not far from Mae.  I sent everyone a message to make diplomacy easier.

[edit] The academy upgrade was a boon to research but now I need more population for wood and gold.

Aye, my academy is already level 3, and since I have crystal on my island, I should be upgrade it to level 4 soon. (you need 30 crystal to make that 4th upgrade).

My goal is to upgrade my town hall constantly to make sure my population never hits a cap. Bout 3 hours away from getting wealth, and the ability to mine my Crystal.
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2008, 01:34:10 pm »
I should have wealth by tomorrow morning. As soon as I do, I'm changing my research type to seafaring so I can expand abroad. Maybe military, though, so I can get some real units and defend my puny town...

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