1. Farming Individual Points Inefficiently
Do not farm Barbarians early! Doing this wastes your action points a lot because only lvl 26-30 are spawning in the map. This will not help you get further in the ranking system.
I suggest estimating your Lost Kingdom Situation. If your Kingdom can progress into the next Stages, then you must conserve your Action Points. At the bare minimum, start going rampage on lvl 31-35 Barbarians.
In the later game, Barbarian Forts are going to generate you the best value for Points per Action Point; but this is only relative if you can progress to the next stages. I suggest working on Barbarian Fort lvl 8.
When you are not defeating Barbarians or when your Action Point is recovering, make sure to send your farmers out as you will need resources heavily for wars.
Note that by defeating Barbarians/Forts you will also gain a good amount of speedups.
Make sure that if you want to participate in the top 20 rankings, your alliance must be able to capture the Ruins and Altar of Darkness and of course participate on in to gain individual points.
Best time to use your Action Points is during the Stage 2 event of the Past Glory Event.
Lastly, estimate where your alliance is at! My mistake is that I wanted to get top 20 but my kingdom is not in the best position in KvK to earn Passive rewards (Altars and Ruins). Also, Consider your personal time you can put into the game.
2. Farming Alliance Honor Inefficiently
Don’t be greedy. Evaluate your kingdom alliance and see which top scoring alliance is. Just dump the alliance honor points rewards from the first capture of holy sites. If two of your kingdom’s alliance is on the top them you can decide to split the rewards.
The mistake I had done is joining another alliance in the kingdom, taking the first reward and not going back to the old Aliiance to claim the Alliance Honor points. This hurt our points in doing so.
Focus on one or two alliance in KvK and sandbag those Honor points so your Alliance in the Kingdom can benefit.
Which is better? One benefit or none at all?
3. Not Doing Diplomacy
Work with other kingdoms because you will need them. If you look into the Crusader Achievements there are achievements that you will need to capture Crusader Camps from another kingdom. Either you take that by force or by diplomacy.
The biggest mistake I saw on our opponents: They came into KvK Gun’s Blazing.
They do have the numbers and activity. They were a great opponent and hard to beat. But one thing that their leaders lack was diplomacy.
4. Underestimating the Cooperation Between Alliances
This is probably the hardest one to align in the Kingdoms Vs. Kingdoms progress.
“How can I get my kingdom to actively participate in wars?”
The simplest thing as I can tell you as being a former leader is to promise other Alliances that there will be rewards given if they participate and show support. Let’s be honest, we all play to get our accounts to grow besides showing our support to play with the team we have.
Build relationships before KvK. Show them that you support them and in return, they will support you ideally.
Also, make sure that all alliances in the kingdom can always rotate officers and leaders to be online.
5. Not Using Voice Chat
Although the In-Game Chat and markers are quite useful, use another form of external communication. Use either Whatsapp or Discord. Go on voice communication and summon your players when there will be wars.
The Value of this is to be able to communicate efficiently and real-time orders and strategy. Remember you get to talk with real people; hopefully, you will form new friends that way too. We may live in the digital world but do not hesitate to make friends. I have met 3 People so far in the game and that’s the most amazing thing I have ever taken out of from this game.
6. Not Preparing Against Pass Blocking Strategy
In the image, you can see that our opponent has prevented us from building a flag.
You can see that there is no room for the flag to be built; therefore, we cannot progress further.
We would have to burn the city and destroy its wall so that it may randomly teleport, but it takes time and also sometimes they will just bubble up and that’s the end of the story.
This process or strategy can really delay a huge war. Very intelligent on their part by performing this blockage.
7. Not Having Bank Accounts
First, what is a bank account? This is an account where players will gradually donate their resources to one account and the idea is for this account to supply players when they are in need during wars.
I used my farm account to be the bank and this is where players bring their resources and when they need some back, I would transfer resources to them in a manner that does not drain the bank.
- Donate at a minimum of 200K resources per day
- Request for resources for healing or for the massive upgrade (50% of the Cost)
- Send coordinates and teleport closer
I learned this method from Kingdom #228, they had prepared for KvK and had instructed some alliances like (KOI) to gather resources and supply fighters which I had received during our wars. Special Thanks to blater!
8. Not Purchasing Teleports then Getting Zeroed
Biggest and the most crucial mistake!
When participating in wars, make sure you at least have 2 teleports. I suggest purchasing some on the alliance Shop and only purchase the Territorial Teleport because this is the cheaper one and you can only teleport in the alliance territory in the Lost Kingdom.
Ensure to Teleport out of the War Zone before going offline! Many players leave their city and when their flag was taken down by their opponents, they eventually will get zeroed.
Do not be stingy buy those Teleports or Peace Shield. It cost you more to train all your troops again than buying a few Teleports and or Peace-shields.
9a. Not Paying Attention to Markers!
Most people do not pay attention to markers, which are sometimes the biggest downfall of an alliance or even the whole kingdom.
Make sure to click on the star icon at the top left to check any markers previously set or check your alliance mail.
Also, when joining rallies, usually in my case, I would put a marker on what type of units to be sent. Most players will not pay attention and only send random units, which is very annoying and it eventually delays the process.
9b. Not Knowing What Troops to Send
Going back to #9, most people are unaware still at this point about sending full specific units or mix troops.
I think most mistakes that people encounter is that they are not very familiar with the Commanders in Rise of Kingdoms.
My advice here is to learn the Commanders. Remember who are Cavalry, Infantry, and Archer. Specific and Leader commanders can use mix troops.
Simply Pay attention to the commanders before joining the rally, scan the troops inside and look at the markers.