Hey folks, you might remember that a few weeks ago we had our final installment of the closed beta diary. There we provided you with some insights into how it is like to be a mighty ruler in Forge of Empires. As the open beta has started, now every single one of you can write their own story in the game. And now it’s time for you to tell them! You can forward us your experiences and submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post the most interesting ones here on our blog. Today we start with Frank – a well-known salt merchant from Germany.
Hi, my name is Frank and I’m playing Forge of Empires since the start of the German version. What I really like about the game is that I don’t have to build up a huge army in order to be successful. Reigning by economic superiority is also possible. Thus I decided very early that I would go for overpowering my opponents with my well-oiled economic infrastructure, instead of facing them on the battlefield. And this strategy worked exceptionally well for me. During my first days in the game, I tried to strategically set up an infrastructure that would push my economic growth. Blocks of houses and production areas – producing both supplies and rare resources – were built up quickly out of thin air, just to be demolished after a couple of days. Change was omnipresent. But after a while I found a working formula that allowed me to quickly progress through the game: I started to focus only on those rare resources, where I had conquered a good deposit. After adjusting my strategy, the progression through the game really picked up its pace. Now after reaching the high middle age, I am one of the leading salt merchants in my whole neighborhood. As salt is a valuable resource in my world – a lot of other players are craving for it – I would consider myself to be one of the most-known and most-influential merchants. So basically I achieved my goal of reigning with my economic power. You might even have traded with me without noticing! And of course, I am already planning my next steps – concentrating on producing glass and gold. The demand for both resources is also enormous at the moment. And who knows, maybe I will be the leading merchant in whole Germany in the near future – at least this is what I am working towards ;) I hope that I have provided you with some insights into how merchants can be successful in Forge of Empires! Hopefully this strategy works for you as well and you can become as successful in the game, as I am today. I wish you all the best, Frank.