Deadmines Instance Guide – Tips and Hints

I try to make these guides as succinct and to the point as possible. If you follow the guide and use some common sense, you should get through the instance fine without having to read something three times as long.

The mobs you will encounter are levels 16-22. Experienced players will be able to clear the instance within one hour if they are within the level range. As long as players manage the mobs carefully, clearing the instance should be fairly easy. The Deadmines is located in Moonbrook, in Westfall.

-this part is before you actually enter the instance-

Before entering the actual instance, you encounter miners, and some overseers, taskmasters and wizards.

Go towards the purple area on your minimap where Foreman Thistlenettle is and kill him, loot the badge off his corpse to complete the quest “Oh Brother…” and keep killing the skeletons / zombies in the area until everyone has 4 [Miners’ Union Card]s to complete the second quest “Collecting Memories.”

When you are done with these 2 quests, you can head towards the Instance Portal and zone in.

part 1

From the entrance to Rhahk’Zor, you will have to kill miners. They aren’t elite and they die easily. There will also be a few Defias Overseers, which are elite, but not so tough. Also you will run into a couple of Defias Wizards.

The main danger to a group for the instance are runners. Try to always pull mobs back to your group; don’t rush into them, so that if they run, you have room to finish them off before they bring friends.

You will encounter Rhahk’Zor, your first mini-boss. He is not that tough, as you can pull him solo, if you wait for him to be far away from his 2 guards (two Defias Watchman), aka close to you. He hits reasonably hard but slow, has a lot of health, as any boss should have. This fight should be easy.

Note: Every time you kill a boss, a patrol respawns behind you and heads down towards you. Be on your guard and look behind you after each boss kill. The patrols are a mix of melee and spellcasters. Try to kill the spellcaster first, as their fireballs hurt a lot.

part 2

After you have killed the first boss and his two ranged friends, go through the now-opened door. You’ll see the path fork off to the left and right. Go left first and kill Miner Johnson if he’s there. He’s there only once every 5 runs or so.

To the right are goblins and further down the big goblin, aka Sneed on a Shredder. Try clearing the room where Sneed roams about as much as possible before you pull Sneed. Pull one or two goblins back to the door to fight them. The Goblins have an annoying “knockdown” with their thrown axes.

Sneed is slightly harder than the ogre, because you actually have to kill him twice. First destroy his Shredder (which he occupies) and then kill Sneed himself. The Shredder is mechanical and is immune to many effects.

Make sure to pick up all the loot before moving on. Don’t forget about the patrols either.

part 3

Move down the corridor and clear up to Gilnid’s room. The room will have a ramp leading down to a big smelter. Be slow and very careful when you pull the mobs here, and don’t let them run away towards the others as their health drops to red. One bad pull here, and you will wipe, so be careful.

You should be able to kill Gilnid and his one or two friends after having cleared the rest of the room. Just make sure your healer isn’t being attacked and focus on killing one mob at a time. Don’t forget about the patrols.

part 4

Keep clearing forward, and to the left will be a keg on the ground called the [Defias Gunpowder]. Loot it, and keep clearing to the gate, which will be locked. Whoever has the gunpowder needs to click on the cannon by the gate to open it. Kill the guys that run towards the now open gate and move on.

When you get near the ramp up to the ship, two stealthed mobs will attack, and Mr. Smite will run down the ramp to attack as well. If possible, bring the fight away from the ramp, and kill the two assassins first. Mr. Smite doesn’t hit very hard at first, but increases in attack power as the fight goes.

part 5

Go up the ramp, kill a few pirates and go to the left first. You’ll find Cookie (a Murloc); he’s easy as long as he does not run off and bring adds. After Cookie has been taken care of, go backwards and this time go right, to the other side of the ship.

The mobs on the ship are quite close together and are numerous. Beware of runners and pull carefully. It is very easy to aggro the Captain and cause a party wipe. There is a big, brown wheel halfway up the ramps. If you aggro too many, you can jump on the wheel and wait for the mobs to reset.

Once all the mobs on the ramps are taken care of, pull and kill Captain Greenskin, who patrols the top deck.

When you’ve killed everything on the ramp and Captain Greenskin, it’s time to kill the last guy.

part 6

Edwin VanCleef is waiting for you in his cabin, looking all by himself, but actually as soon as you aggro him, two guards will come out of the shadows and attack you. If possible, protect your healer and kill VanCleef first. If you can kill VanCleef fast, the guards will be easier to deal with. Just make sure you tank the guards to protect the healer.

Once he’s dead and you’ve looted him, you can either hearth out or jump off the deck on the opposite end you came and exit the mine.

Warlock Leveling Guide – Tips For Leveling Your Warlock Fast

Of the many classes in World of Warcraft, a Warlock is one where you have many unique abilities, especially when it comes to spell damage, using pets as tanks and creating soul stones.

There are 3 classes of Warlocks that you can specialize in, Destruction, Affliction and Demonology, and each can give certain advantages. But for leveling as a solo, Affliction Warlock spec is probably the most efficient way to level your character.

Destruction Warlocks do fast damage, Affliction does damage over time and curses, and Demonology have the most powerful demonic pets.

Here are some warlock leveling tips:

1. Choose gear with spell dps spec

When you level your character doing quests, you should choose gear to wear that will help your Warlock’s damage or dps. Which attributes to look for? Choose gear with high:

Spell power

Hit Rating

Intellect

These will help improve spell dps, so you can kill mobs, survive combat easier and level faster.

2. Spend your talent points in the areas that will improve your abilities.

Place your talent points in one of the 3 trees, Destruction, Affliction and Demonology. When leveling as a solo, choose mainly the Affliction tree for best efficiency.

When you place points in the Affliction tree, you can improve your damage over time effectiveness, improved Life Tap and more. If you want to re-spec later if you wish to specialize in another tree, you can certainly do so.

3. Use your spells in an efficient order to do more damage

If you order your range attack spells in an efficient order, and keybind them, you can do much better dps. When ordering your spells, take note of whether they do damage over time or instant damage which you’ll need to repeat and the finishing move.

As a finishing move, do Drain Soul when the mob has less than 25% health left so that you get the soul shards as well as additional damage.

It’s best to keep up but to avoid clipping your dots.

4. Know how to use your demonic pet in combat.

You have a variety of pets, so you’ll need to know how to use them in different combat situations. When soloing a character or when using the pet as an off tank in a group, use the Voidwalker as it can withstand a lot of damage and generate agro.

Then you do dps on the mobs that the Voidwalker is tanking.

Set the Voidwalker to defensive to avoid attracting all the mobs and going out of control.

You can use the Succubus for crowd control and the Imp for range damage.

5. Use glyphs to your advantage.

At the beginning levels (level 15) you will have 1 major and 1 minor glyph, and at the highest levels, 3 major and 3 minor. Choose the glyphs that will affect the spells that you do the most, depending on your specialisation. They are arranged as major and minor and can affect your spells and your pet’s abilities.

Some examples of popular glyphs include:

Glyph of Curse of Agony – increases the duration of Curse of Agony

Glyph of Siphon Life – increases the healing you get from Siphon Life talent by 25%

Glyph of Shadow Bolt – Reducing the mana cost of Shadow Bolt by 10%

So use these tips when leveling your warlock and get the best dps possible.

You can re-spec later to another talent point build, but as a solo, you can place talents in the Affliction tree.

You can use your pet to tank as a solo or as a duo when leveling your warlock up. And experiment with the different setting for your pet so that you know what each one does, and this will be critical when you’re doing dungeons or raids in a group. You want full control otherwise your pet can go out of control.

So go ahead and get your Warlock character level up and use all its spells to full effect!

Blackjack Playing Tips

Randomness is a funny thing, funny in that it is less common than you might think. Most things are pretty predictable, if you look at them in the right light, and the same is true of so-called games of chance. If dice and roulette balls obey the laws of physics, then cards obey the laws of probability and that’s great news for the dedicated blackjack player!

For a long time, a lot of blackjack players swore by the Martingale technique: doubling your bet every time you lost a hand in order to recoup your money. Well that works fine until you’re unlucky enough to keep losing enough hands that you’ve reached the betting limit. So a lot of folks started casting around for a more reliable plan of attack. Now most people, if they know anything about blackjack, will have heard of card counting. Those that have fall into two camps – either they’ll say “ugh, that’s math” or “I could learn that in the morning and hit the tables by the afternoon!” Both are missing out on the best playing tips going, because spending a bit of effort on mastering the skill could immeasurably improve your ability and fun!

Since the professor Edward O Thorp wrote best best-selling book “Beat the Dealer” in 1967, the hopeful crowds have flocked to Las Vegas and elsewhere, sure they could beat the house. Were the casinos worried? Not in the least, because it was soon clear that few people had really gotten to grips with the ten count system. Yet, the basic premise is simplicity itself; a deck with plenty of tens and aces favors the player, as the dealer is more likely to bust and the player is more likely to blackjack, also doubling down is more likely to be successful. Keeping a mental track, then, of the number of tens in a deck is essential to know how best to bet on a given hand. Here the classic method is the Hi-Lo card count system. The player assigns a value to each card he sees: +1 for tens and aces, -1 for 2 through 6, and zero for 7 through 9 – the higher the score, the more favorable the deck is for the player. Pretty easy, huh? Well it is, but it’s also a skill that takes practice, and sitting at the blackjack tables, it’s easy to lose track.

Anyone who has put effort into studying blackjack will tell you that the Hi-Lo system lacks precision and will then go on to wax lyrical about fancier systems, Zen count, Wong halves, running counts, Uston Advanced point counts, and the Kelly Criterion. Great if you can do it, but sometimes the best blackjack tip is bet what you can afford and enjoy the game!

Beginner’s Guide to Online Casino Gambling

Unarguably Internet is the buzz word today, be it shopping, searching for information, or casino gambling. Internet casino gambling is now a several billion dollar industry and is continuously growing globally at an incredible rate. More and more people gamble at online casinos, for the advantages that they offer. It is highly convenient and satisfying to sit in front of the computer, and enjoy online casino gambling and win real cash without wasting gasoline to reach the casino. Also, no one can force you to wager more money, when you don’t feel like playing. The online casino gambling sites around the world allow you to play your favorite casino-style games like roulette, online poker, blackjack, casino slots, crap, etc. with the convenience of sitting at home. To understand online casino gambling better, read the following beginner’s guide to online casino gambling:

Selecting Reliable Online Casino: Biggest myth about Internet casinos is that they are considered illegal and unauthorized which is so untrue. Most of the online casinos are licensed and deal in fair online gaming. To select a reliable online casino gaming site it is very essential to check the credibility and affiliated websites. Register only with licensed gambling websites that assure fair gaming options.

Selecting Casino Games: Various casino games are Blackjack, Roulette, Crap, Slots, Poker, Baccarat, and Keno Fun Games. You can select the casino game according to your skills, choice, knowledge, etc. Make sure you know the rules of the game you would like to play online. Also, some websites offer tips and strategies to help you win and play better. You can also read some good casino gambling books to learn the basics of casino gambling.

Choose Casino with the Best Bonus System: Bonuses are usually given to the gambling beginners, when they sign up with a casino or poker room. Generally, online casinos offer sign up bonuses, no deposit, and free slots bonuses. They also offer refresh and loyalty bonuses to the existing players. The beginners must review various bonuses given by various sites to find the best bonuses available. The best bonuses are the ones with low wager requirements.

What are the Basic Requirements for Casino Gambling: The first requirement is visiting the casino website and downloading their software. The next step is to set up an account, where the gambler will deposit money for betting. The amount that you deposit is entirely upto you and will be used to buy chips for online wagering. At times, online casinos also provide services for depositing money and bonuses for getting started. The information that you provide to the online casinos is encrypted for security reasons, so complete the formalities and start enjoying the game.

At TheUltimateGambler.com, you can find entire information about casino gambling types, rules, tips and strategies, casino promotions, etc. Here you can find FREE gambling guide, free bets, promotions, and complete gambling information to give you a better understanding of your favorite betting game and help you play better. Visit www.theultimategambler.com for more information.

Step by Step Guide to Gambling Online

 Gambling  online is one of the biggest money making industries on the internet. The biggest advantage that online  gambling  offers is to those people who are unable to visit real casinos. But it is very important to be prepared for what to expect when you visit an online casino. To make the online  gambling  experience fruitful and enjoyable here is a step by step  guide  to  gambling  online.

1) Choose your online casino with care.

2) There is a wide variety of online casinos available for  gambling  online. Find out about their reputation and reliability.

3) Before registering with an online casino find out about its popularity ratings and the number of games it has to offer.

4) Find out about the different ways in which you can deposit money with an online casino. Different online casinos offer different methods of depositing money with them. They have different methods of payouts as well.

5) Choose your online casino and play with the free offers that the casinos give to new players. Most casinos do that and use the offer to practice the game of your choice. Many casinos help train players with fake money.

6) Know the rules of the game that you intend playing in the online casino.

7) Read about the different strategies that are available in connection with the game of your choice.

8) Get familiar with the terms used in the game you have chosen for  gambling  online.

9) Be aware of the promotions offered by the casinos so that you can use them the first time that you play.

10) Find out about the games which offer some control over the outcome and which games are simply games of chance.

11) Always play in a casino which offers the best rules for the players.

12) Most casinos have well designed sites. Find out about your option.

Once you have registered with an online casino for  gambling  remember that you are there to win and not to lose money. Winning is possible. If you are losing too much then move on or quit. Do not lose your cool when you are losing money. Keep your emotions under check at all times. If you don’t play with a cool head then you may lose even more. Always have a good strategy and that can happen only if you are well informed. Remember knowledge is power.

Start playing after registering and depositing the money but remember you have to be 18 years or older. The  gambling  experience in an online casino is great as you are there playing without the distractions caused by noise. There is no waiting for your free drink to arrive when you tend to lose precious time.

As in an actual casino so in an online casino you might lose money in the beginning before you get the hang of the game. Do not lose heart. Practice makes perfect. Practice but not when you are playing actually. That is no time to learn. Use these simple  tips  to make your online  gambling  an enjoyable and a profitable one.

Warhammer Online Guide – Warhammer Online Crafting Tips From The Goblin Guide

The Warhammer Online Crafting system is very unique as compared to other MMOs game. The system requires plenty of guesswork and luck for the player, nevertheless in doing so, you have a chance to be rewarded with rare options and outcomes in the game.

When you are crafting, you will be putting ingredients into a “pot” and then combine them in the hope to make a option that you can use in the game.

Warhammer Online went ahead in the game design with a different approach; instead of having set recipes, they went with an ingredient-based system. Therefore you will not know exactly what you are making until you try it out yourself. The purpose is to encourage you, the player, to try out new things and make your own recipes in the hope of coming out with something useful for yourself.

The overall Warhammer Crafting system is all about experimenting trying new things and seeing what you can get out of it. When you experiment and make something useful that you like or you think others may like, you should write down the combination that you used so that you can remember how to make it again in the game if you need to.

In Warhammer Online Crafting, you can be trained for crafting and gathering skills in any Chapter 2 quest town, or in your realms main city.

For your information, there are two crafting skills (craft skills) that are currently available in the game… They are: Apothecary and Talisman Crafting.

Note that you do not need to be at a specific area to craft. As long as you have all the parts needed with you, apothecary can be done anywhere.

There are also four gathering skills in Warhammer Online which are:
1. Butchering
2. Scavenging
3. Cultivating
4. Magical Salvaging

Please be aware that you can only choose one crafting and one gathering skill. This means that in order to make items that are more powerful, it will be necessary for you to work with other players so that all the needed ingredients can be acquired to do so.

We will discuss about one of the Warhammer Online crafting skill in this article today, the Talisman Crafting. The other skills are discussed in depth inside our Warhammer Crafting Guide which forms part of the Goblin Guide suite.

Talisman Crafting is used to make talismans which can be added to your armor and weapons that provide additional stats, such as the gems in World of Warcraft. With Talisman making, you will need a container just like in Apothecary and also 4 ingredients which you will combine in the container for the outcome.

Here are the ingredients:
A Fragment – these are obtained from salvaging a corpse.
A Curio – This can be purchased from the trainers, also gathered from Scavenging.
A Metal Essence – this may be purchased from the Trainer
A Magic Essence – this may be purchased from trainer also from Salvaging harvest skill.

Once you have added all the items into the Talisman Maker, you will see at the bottom in blue the strength of the talisman.

Remember that Talisman requires a lot of experimenting and using different ingredients to obtain different results. So please be patient and more adventurous.

The Warhammer Online Crafting guide in the Goblin Guide package will be updated with the necessary recipes as they become available.

Mafia Wars Guide – 3 Secret Tips to Dominate Mafia Wars

With other 19 million users on this online mafia game, I can say it is a safe bet that over 14 million of those users are looking for a mafia wars guide to teach them how to dominate mafia wars. Well, if you are one of those 14 million users then you are in luck because I am about to release some very special  tips  to get yourself further in the game as well as provide links to a very special  guide  that the top Mafioso’s use. This article will release 3 secrets  tips  to dominate mafia wars and explain where to get that mafia wars  guide  you’ve been waiting for.

The best piece of advice I can give to you to dominate mafia wars is work, work, work some more and work again. Why? If you haven’t noticed this online mafia game completely revolves around one thing, and that one thing is money. If you don’t have money, then let’s be honest, you really are not going anywhere with this game. To get money, you need to work. When you get money, you need to invest to get more money. It’s really as simple as that. This is a multiplayer mafia game, so study what the top Mafioso’s are doing, and do the same thing. One common pattern that you will find is that they work, and they work a lot. So, like I said if you want to master this game then this is the best piece of advice I can give you.

The second best piece of advice I can give you is to have a family, and have a strong family. Build up your family using Facebook e-mail lists and adds. There are plenty of Facebook groups with e-mail lists of different players. Adding all these people will give you a head start to learning how to dominate mafia wars. Also, with having a big family comes big responsibilities. Every family member must have enough items to defend themselves. This makes for a strong family and is required to play this online mafia game sufficiently.

Any  guide  you will find will tell you these two  tips  but a lot more in depth. They will show you how to read between the lines because it’s really more than just working and having a large family. It’s a matter of taking this information, and using it to the best of your ability while adding your own special twist. People that do this are the top Mafioso’s and the ones who dominate mafia wars.

Druid Leveling Guide – Tips For Leveling Your Druid Fast

Druids are one of my favorite classes and are really awesome because they are so versatile.

From the earliest levels to level 80, you have so many abilities that are so useful and versatile that you can solos effectively as well as play any of the 3 roles in a group as dps (as cat or moonkin form), tank (as bear or dire bear form) or healer (as caster or tree form). Your shape shifting ability, eg to flight form for example, means that you can fly to areas in Icecrown and herb or mine faster than other classes as you can do so without dismounting, and reduce your chances of needing to engage in combat when doing so.

So here’s what you should know about Druid leveling:

1. Ensure you do your class training as you level up.

At each even level, find your class trainer in the closest town or city. Speak to a sentinel or use the minimap to find one. As you gain new spells, place them on your task bar and get familiar with what they do.

2. If you’re soloing a character, choose gear that will help your melee dps.

Choose gear that will help you level as a solo, or if in a group, in your chosen role. If you’re soloing, it’s an advantage to choose gear that’s good for damage or dps. If you choose gear for melee dps, you can level faster than even caster dps as you will not need to stop to mana up after combat. To choose gear for melee dps, look for attributes for strength, agility (for dps) and stamina (for health). For spell dps, choose gear with intellect, spirit and spell power. If you want to switch roles when leveling as a pair, you can have 2 sets of gear, one for dps and one for healing for example, and switch between them with your character pane or with an addon.

3. Know what you’re doing with your talent point build as you level.

The talent build you can used for Druid leveling is one that will improve druid dps. Most points are placed in the Feral tree, and some in the Restoration tree. You don’t have to place all points in the Feral tree as there are beneficial spells and abilities in the Restoration tree for when soloing as they improve recovery and health to survive combat. If you’re leveling as a pair, then you can specialise in healer if you wish and place them mainly in the Restoration tree.

4. Put your spells in the order to give you maximum effectiveness as a druid.

If you’re soloing and are focusing on being a cat dps for example, place your abilities in an order on your task bar and keybind them. As an example, if you’re a mid level Druid, use this sequence, and get to know what each ability does, and understand why to use them in a specific sequence:

Prowl

Feral charge (cat, a talent granted ability) – use while stealthed, and you will leap, ending up behind the target.

Pounce – to stun the target, do damage over time, and gives 1 combo point.

Faerie fire (feral) – to decrease armor and to do damage.

Shred – while behind target to cause a large amount of damage

Tiger’s fury – to increase your damage done for 6 seconds. Reapply as needed.

Rake – This causes bleed damage and damage over time over 9 seconds, and gives 1 combo point.

Claw – to do damage and gives 1 combo point, but is single in its effect. So use Claw repeatedly.

For a finishing move, use Rip if the mob has quite a bit of health left, to do damage over time (uses combo points). Or use Ferocious Bite if the mob has little health left, as it is effective but also uses up a lot of energy, so when you apply this you ‘d want the mob to die with this move.

5. Use Glyphs to improve your abilities as a Druid.

At various levels, you’ll have a number of major and minor glyphs that you can have. These glyphs improve the abilities in a variety of areas including dps, tanking and healing. You should choose the ones that will affect the abilities you use the most. They are under categories of balance, feral, restoration, general and minor. See my tips below for more on how to choose glyphs as a Druid.

There are more tips on Druid leveling, including using spells and abilities that are unique to Druids – you have to know how to use these properly, and also the buffs to apply to parties depending on if they’re tanks or dps.

So as you can see, these are some tips to get you started when it comes to leveling your Druid from 1-80.

This Druid leveling guide covers some of the basics, and there’s more to know when it comes to choosing gear, using addons for soloing of as a group, how to play as a tank, dps or healer, talent point specialisation and more.

So get on with using your Druid and making your character a real one to contend with.

Love Is Like Gambling

Though there are so many beautiful sentences and words to describe love, I just want to say that love is like  gambling . No matter who you are, or how skillful you are, when you are  gambling , you cannot be the winner all the time. Even if you had know so much  gambling   guides , casino  tips , or bingo  guides , etc., you will have a chance to be a loser. So does love.

We all know that love is not an easy thing. It is about two persons with different backgrounds and a different life. It is difficult that let another person get involved in your own life. For many couples, though they have been married for so many years, they might also cannot adapt to the other one’s habit some times. That is why so many husbands and wives will quarrel with each other for a tinny stuff after falling in love for such a long time.

Today, one of my college classmates paste some photos on QQ. It’s the wedding pictures of her ex-boyfriend. He is getting married, but the bride is not her. At that moment, I feel hurt from the bottom of my heart, for her, for him, and for myself. Sometimes, love is just so fragile. Time flies, love also flies.

Once upon a time, somebody promised me that he will love me forever, and he will take care of me for the whole life. As time went by, everything is different. The promise continues to echo in my ears, while the person has disappeared. I know that we haven’t abandoned each other, we just lost each other forever and ever. Maybe just like  gambling , when good luck smiles on you, you can surely succeed even though you haven’t got any  guides  or strategies. On the contrary, you might meet your Waterloo even if you once proved to be an excellent gambler.

Perhaps, the most important thing is to cherish what you have got in hand, be positive and optimistic. No one is gonna be the loser forever, the lucky goddess will smile at you sooner or later.

Castle Age Guide and Tips

Castle Age is a time-based massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game hosted on Facebook. You get to quest in a lore-rich world, team up with friends to fight monsters such as dragons and hydra, and even invade and duel thousands of other Castle Age players! The following is a guide and tips on the various Castle Age stats and the many actions that you can take in the game.

Player Stats

In Castle Age, you are able to complete quests, battle other players and fight dangerous monsters. Which stat you focus on will determine how good you are in each of those areas. Everytime you gain a level and complete quests, you will be given points that you can allocate to whichever stat you choose.

* Attack – This determines how effective you are at fighting other players and dealing damage to monsters. Focus on this stat if you are interested in player-vs-player (PVP) action or monster-slaying.

* Defense – High defense makes you more effective at defeating other players who attack you, and also causes monsters to deal less damage to you. Generally useful to prevent losing health and gold all the time when other players attack you.

* Energy – Doing quests requires energy, with the more advanced quests requiring more energy. Focus on this stat if you want to do more quests, thus earning experience and gaining gold and levels faster. Energy regenerates at a rate of 1 every 5 minutes.

* Health – This determines how much of a beating you can take. You will take damage each time you fight other players and monsters. High health will allow you to take more damage before you become too weak to fight. However, healing to full health is pretty cheap, so this stat is not too important. Health regenerates at a rate of 1 every 3 minutes.

* Stamina – It costs 2 points to increase your stamina by 1. Each stamina point allows you to fight another player or attack a monster, hence a high stamina means you can fight more. Fighting is also a good source of experience points, and killing monsters gives you the chance of collecting powerful items. Hence stamina is a fairly important stat to focus on. Stamina regenerates at a rate of 1 every 5 minutes.

Quests

One way of seeing the world of Castle Age is by questing. You are able to explore the world from the lowest level Land of Fire through to more treacherous areas. As you progress, the quests become more difficult to do and have more requirements you need to meet before you can attempt them. Each quest requires a certain amount of energy, and usually have other requirements you have to meet before you are allowed to attempt it, such as a specific hero you need to employ as well as specific combinations of units and equipment. In addition, each “Land” or level of quests has an “end boss” quest that rewards you with powerful heroes, equipment and magic when you complete it.

It is a good idea to plan ahead and look at the requirements of a couple of quests beyond the one you are currently attempting. If you know what heroes and which units are required, you will be able to save up enough gold to buy them when you’ve completed your current quest, therefore not wasting any time between quests. In addition, some quests have very high energy requirements. Knowing how much energy you need in the immediate future will also help you plan your stat allocation accordingly.

Battles

Battling involves fighting with other Castle Age players, whether it is via a full-scale invasion or a duel between your top generals. You earn battle points each time you defeat an opponent. The more battle points you earn, the higher your battle rank; and certain ranks allow you to hire or summon powerful units, items and spells.

Do note though that you gain more battle points defeating opponents with a higher level and rank than you. There is also a battling restriction while you are lower than level 80. You will only be able to battle other players in the same 10-level bracket as you. After level 80, it’s a free-for-all and everyone is fair game.

Invading another player involves huge armies battling each other. Therefore it is the option of choice for players with lots of friends playing the game and hence a larger army. Each army member will use one of your items and spells to face the other player’s army. If your army is big enough, your generals will also join in the fight.

Dueling involves sending your best general against the other player’s general. These generals will be equipped with the very best items and magic in your arsenal. As such, this is the option for players that do not have that many friends playing the game.

Whether you are invading or dueling, your attack stat is naturally important if you are the attacker, and the defense stat is crucial if you want to win fights that other players start. In addition, stamina is important if you want to start a lot of fights.

Monsters

Fighting monsters is the third style of play in Castle Age besides questing and battling other players. These monsters are summoned by players once they meet certain requirements. Bosses such as Gildamesh the Orc King and Sylvanas the Sorceress Queen become accessible once you complete the majority of quests in their respective regions. Other monsters such as dragons and hydra can be summoned once you have collected all the prerequisite alchemical ingredients.

Some of the lower level monsters can be fought on your own. However, the majority of them will require teamwork as you recruit other players to fight with you. Monsters such as the region bosses and dragons can be fought by the summoner and other players in their army. The World Hydra works a bit differently, and can be attacked by any Castle Age player who happens to stumble upon them.

These monsters have a set time limit in which they have to be killed, otherwise they will flee. If you manage to kill a monster, you will have the chance of collecting rare items, units and magic from it.

Heroes

Heroes or generals are the backbone of your army. Each quest will require a specific hero to lead your army in order to complete it. In addition, your heroes will lead your army in battles with other players, or be your representative in duels. They will also be the ones fighting the monsters. (It’s a tough life being a hero!)

There are various heroes with varying degrees of power in attack and defense. The more common ones can be hired in town, but the most powerful ones (including demons and demi-gods) can only be accessed via the Oracle with favor points, which we will discuss later on.

Units, Items and Magic

When you’re in town, you can spend gold to hire units and buy equipment to prepare for battle. Each quest that you complete will have a certain number and type of units that you are required to have. Only when you have hired those units will you be able to attempt the quest.

Units and equipment are crucial when you are fighting. When invading other players, the more powerful units you have, the more chance you have at successfully defeating the other player. In addition, when you are dueling another player or fighting a monster, your best equipment in each “body slot” will provide damage bonuses for you and keep you from taking damage.

Land

Although Castle Age is all about questing, fighting monsters and battling other players, the bit that is most crucial to your success is your economic machine. You will need lots of gold to hire heroes and units and equip them with good items and magic. In addition, the more powerful of these units and equipment have an upkeep, costing you gold every hour.

Doing quests, attacking other players and fighting monsters all provide you with some gold, but you will need to invest that hard-earned cash into land that will generate hourly income for you. Do note that the more of each land type you buy, the more expensive it becomes. It pays to check the return on investment for each land type at all times to determine which piece of land is of the most value.

Demi-Powers

Demi-Powers are deities or gods that can aid you in your struggles. There are 5 demi-powers, each of whom has a unique role and can provide you with powerful benefits when you ask for their blessings. For example, Malekus is the demi-power of war, and you will gain 1 attack point each time you pray to him. In addition to these stat boosts, praying to the demi-powers will also unlock exclusive quests and provide you with powerful items and magic.

Oracle

This is where the most powerful heroes and items can be obtained. Every month, there will be an exclusive hero and their related equipment that can be bought using favor points. In addition, there are “treasure chests” available where you can spend favor points and gamble on what you will receive. It could be a common piece of armor, or it could be the most powerful general in the game.

These favor points can be a bit difficult to come by. You start the game with a few favor points, and you have a chance of earning them each time you kill a monster. You can also earn favor points each time you complete offers and respond to paid advertising in the Oracle section of the game. Another option is that you can buy the favor points outright using cash.