Universal Kingdom Two Crowns (by Raw Fury)

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  1. ste86uk

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    It’s kind of putting me off the game a bit with this decay stuff, what’s the point of it? Seems like it’ll just make a game that’s fun a chore instead having to visit my old island and later islands regularly just to stop them collapsing into ruin? When it would be more fun just to build up your next island and revisit whenever you want to with everything as it was.

    My gold bag is constantly full but I have no camps left to recruit new people, does that matter? Will one ever spawn back again or is that the game ruined?
     
  2. Gwarmaxx

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    it's not ruined at all, you need to play at your pace, do your choices, don't worry about go back or not to an old kingdom, etc etc...
    i don't know how to explain this game, is really complex, it hasn't just a path to go through, it's unpredictable, in some cases you can back to old kingdoms and will find all your workers doing nothing, but your walls and kingdom as you left it, just recruit them all again, if you still need to destroy the anemies portal, or just go and use those gems earned in another kingdom to activate those weird statues and tools.
     
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    Liking the game but agree with the other poster, what's with the low frame rate.. running it on a 12.9" iPad Pro and iPhone 11. Thinking this isn't a device issue.
     
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    I am suffering from low FPS on my Xs Max as well...
     
  5. Echoseven

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    I haven’t had any frame rate issues on an iPhone 8 or a 2nd-gen iPad Pro.



    Played about 6 hours of multiplayer today with my fiancé. She’s playing on the iPad and streaming to an Apple TV, where I’m playing the second part with a controller. Works fantastic.

    It’s such an interesting beast. Just as you think you have it figured out, it bares its roguelike claws and goes “nuh-uh!”. We have made it to the 4th island, which will be the first one we fully clear out. We are in no rush, it’s day 60+ and insane attacks are constant... which we now have the strength to beat back easily.

    One Blood Moon night we weren’t prepared for cost us 50% of our town population and we abandoned ship... figuratively. In a literal ship.


    Here’s a few assorted tips I picked up:
    - People are everything. If you clear out every beggar camp on the island, you will not restore/clear it.

    - There are 4-and-a-half enemy types in the game. Anything other than the basic greedlings that sometimes wear masks sucks.

    - Farms are crucial, except in winter. Berries are your friends in winter.

    - Unlock shrines as soon as you can. They’re all worth it.

    - Firebombs are your friends. We keep our stocks high always, especially late in the game.

    - Find the side of each island with the dock portal and clear it first. You will never be attacked from that side again.

    - Something-something-gryphon-something.
     
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    @Echoseven I also got the first game which runs like a dream. I already contacted w Raw Fury about that and waiting for a reply, until then, backlog. :/
     
  7. ste86uk

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    Is keeping one vagrant camp enough to have a supply of new citizens or do you need to keep more than one?

    Also how often do you all go back to old islands? It’s hard for me to know how to juggle that being my first game.

    Is it worth starting a second save with one of the expansions like dead lands?

    Edit: also why am I sometimes able to leave the tree each side of the market guy or a vagrant camp and then wall it into my city. But other times I can’t seem to progress further in that direction without destroying them?
     
  8. ste86uk

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    Along with the questions above I thought I’d post a quick update on where I am.

    Im on the second island now and just unlocked the Stone Age upgrades so starting to roll those out on my second island and then will return to the first to do the same.

    I’ve unlocked the archer statue and the farming statue with my first gems along with the stag. But wondering if I should get the gryphon instead.

    All seems to be going pretty well and I’m enjoying it and looking forward to doing more. Although I haven’t unlocked those houses you see yet for gems? Unsure if those are the hermits it says about or the stables.

    One weird thing I’ve had is at one part it won’t let me leave a tree either side of a vagrant camp so won’t let me build further in that direction. But on island two it let me just build a wall miles away from my base so I now have a wall with an archer tower inside and outside of it which has given me a huge area of wilderness inside my town as it’s basically by the portal at one end of the map!

    I could have gone to the third island but I thought it best to build up the first and second first and get that archer statue.
     
  9. ste86uk

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    Doesn’t seem anyone’s really active in this one anymore but still wondering what to do. I could go to island 3 easily now but should I try to destroy some portals first on island 2 or 1?

    Is this army big enough? I have two squires on each end and then a bunch of archers.
     

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  10. Echoseven

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    Destroying portals is always good, but it’s also a hard balancing act between going back to earlier islands. In one of our play throughs we went to island 2 on day 6, then only came back to it around day 150 (after fully clearing island 4).

    Despite having two players with full purses and three knights with us, we could not survive 2 nights with the defences we left (we did make some mistakes though). So it’s a balancing act that’s about when you’re planning to come back just as much as it is when you leave.

    I’d recommend moving on to a new island after building a lighthouse on your current one. Until you reach the Iron Age upgrades you can’t destroy the cliff portals anyway.
     
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    How do you progress on the 3rd island?

    The game has gotten to a snail’s pace for me. Barely managed to build up some basic defences on the 3rd island but now coins are so hard to come by that I can’t build the boat and move to another island.

    Gotta admit, this building of the boat every time you need to move to another island is quite tedious. At least they should have let us travel back to the already unlocked islands in a more easier way.
     
  12. Echoseven

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    Farms are absolutely crucial for coins. Sometimes you don’t have a farm close, which sucks, but expanding to include one is always the first thing I do. A level 2 farm with 2 farmers usually makes enough gold to fill your coin purse.

    In winter, look for berry bushes and hope you’ve stashed enough money with your banker.


    Once you build a lighthouse on an island, you can come back to it without losing the boat. But any new islands will always destroy it (with good reason - this is to place you in the middle of an island).


     
  13. ste86uk

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    Yes as Echoseven said farms are very important, after I build my basic defences on a new island I go looking for the closest farm next.

    I’m struggling on mine now, I made it to island 4 and only a couple of nights in I got destroyed. I’ve only ever been attacked by normal greed but I got attacked by loads of floaters and some breeders who destroyed my whole camp. I’d easily defended until that point...I hadn’t even destroyed a portal since island 3.
     
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    Yeah. I built farms and recruited some farmers as well. But the problem is they are not within the town walls. So those farmers got overrun. (Seems the farmers are not too bright to run back to town on time) The island itself is structured in such a way. And if I over-stretch, my defenses might run thin and get overrun. That's the problem. And now reaching winters with berry bushes, but have one coin in pocket.

    Also, never saw a place to build lighthouses in any of the islands. Also, read about taking down portals online. Seems like it's quite hard to do and you need your overall kingdom to be well advanced. Seems less like a game and more like a chore tbh.
     
  15. ste86uk

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    @Rocksaint if you build a level 1 farm which is just the haybale kind of thing your farmers return to town, but they are very slow so make sure it’s not too far away from your walls. The level 2 farm they stay there so obviously get back to work quicker but only good inside your walls.

    I taken down two portals easily just through that many archers and two squires on each end. If you push your walls further all of your troops will just go to the new wall, if there’s no archer tower space inside that it’s fine to build it just outside the wall they are very helpful there also until you get floaters but then that won’t matter with covered towers eventually but that’s island 4.

    Taking down the final portal sounds more complicated but not that bad really, the others are all simple if you attack right after the night wave ends and it’s not too far away.

    Also on island 1-2 it’s a great advantage to keep that merchant going all the time and not destroy his camp.
     
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    Okay, thanks for the tips. I still haven't managed to take down any portals. Wasn't sure how to do it tbh. Island 3 seems to be kinda ruined now. Either I grind slowly or just die and go back to Island 1. Let's see. I already lost the merchant and also most of the camps in Island 1 and 2. Wasn't aware how it worked at that time. One of the reasons why I started moving to new islands. The game was getting stale there.
     
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    @Rocksaint I’m considering starting over again with my new knowledge and just rushing to island 4 quicker to unlock Iron Age and get building those defences before the bad waves start hitting.

    Just leave a tree either side for the merchants building and vagrant camps etc and you can keep them, although sometimes it doesn’t always let me go past that and start cutting. Other times I can build a wall miles away and have a whole forest in my village!

    But your right especially from island 3 onwards it’s slow at the start for gold but it is a strategy game so I just see it as a strategy. I start expanding one side towards the first farm I can see but first I primarily work on getting some archers going to hunt rabbits and deer, I lure the deer back to base with the stag. It’s still slow but hunters can make some good coin.
     
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    You have to remember that the game is a roguelike at heart. That really got me a few times.

    There are games where you can overcome any obstacles thrown at you and triumph at the end - this is not one of them. It actively wants you to lose and start again, with new knowledge and some things that carry over between playthroughs.

    It’s deceptive in its presentation. (And this doesn’t make the game worse, it was just unexpected to me).
     
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    Anything purchased with gems - mounts, hermits, and so on. You will only need to spend coins on them next time (as long as you restart in the same save, or they bugger off with your crown).

    Which is great, because gems are finite per playthrough.

     
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