Days of Empire

Game Interface

Game Interface
Days of Empire Guide

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To get you started in the game, you'll initially be guided towards completing a short tutorial course which will introduce you to few basic features of the game. Given the complexity of the game though, it is quite easy to get lost in its interface -- especially if you are not quite familiar with these types of games. However, the short tutorial phase should give you an idea of how complex the game is -- ushering in all the tinkering/tweaking of stuff as you progress in the game.

To give you a simple way of understanding the interface of this game, we'll separate it into two main parts;

1. Citadel Interface
2. Kingdom Interface

Citadel Interface

The Citadel Interface of the game is where you actually get to micro-manage all the stuff that makes up your city as a whole. Here you get to train soldiers to increase your military strength (which effectively increases your overall power as well), improve on your facilities, build resource-producing facilities like farms, lumber mills, and refineries. It is also inside your citadel where you get to work on your technology -- by rendering some research to learn new passive skills in your institute.

Game Interface
To give you a quick refresher on the different sections of the Citadel Interface, refer to the image below -- accompanied by useful instructions/descriptions of what the section is mainly used for.

Game Interface
1. Currently Available resource indicator - the top most tab indicates the current value of your different resources. Take note that it does not include the ones that are packaged as "resource items". Clicking on the values themselves will also prompt you to a new window which enables you to figure out how to "get more" of that particular resource (might that be from resource items or thru in-app purchase).

2. Character Icon - clicking in this icon will let you work with all the things that has something to do with you as the "Governor" character -- which includes working on your equipment, working with your passive skills, as well as a way to claim some rewards whenever you achieve something monumental in the game (e.g. reaching a specific level, or unlocking a certain feat). It is also here where you get to work with your VIP level, or at least see what value it gives you as you progress through the levels.

3. Total Power Indicator - simply indicates your current power as seen by other players and as ranked within your kingdom.

4. IAP Section - one of the most straightforward way to get to the in-app purchase section of the game, where upon clicking on this section, it will open up a window where you'd be offered assortments of packages that will help kick-start your progress in the game for a fee. Alternatively, you can get different offerings in the game -- depending on which section you are in (mostly offered whenever you encounter transactions and currently lack a certain ticket item or resource).

5. Worker Indicator - indicates the number of your workers (in the citadel) and which ones are currently being worked on. For instance, if you are currently working on upgrading one of your facilities, one of the hammer-like icon will display the icon of the facility that is currently being worked on and the remaining time it will take to complete the upgrade. When you are not currently working on any upgrade, clicking on any of the hammer icons will bring you to the next (suggested) facility that you should upgrade.

6. Events and Bonuses Tab - gateway to the various events that are currently running in the game. Subscribing in each of them requires paying attention to their individual requirements and properly addressing how to comply or earn the merits -- in order to receive the pertaining rewards.

7. Missions / Quests Tab - gateway to the array of missions that the game has in store for your. If you are clueless on what to do in the game, this tab is your friend. It is a useful tool to remind you what you should be working on in your citadel (which buildings to upgrade and their sequence). Meeting the requirements of each mission will also reward you with stuff like gold, or some packaged resources. It is also in here where you could get a list of the daily tasks that you can perform in exchange to a large sum of rewards that will be helpful in your progress (speedups, summon scrolls, resource packs, and what not).

8. Chat Tab - enables you to speak with alliance co-members, or in the battlefield.

9. Heroes Icon - brings you to a section of the game that enables you to upgrade, promote and perform stuff that has anything to do with improving your heroes (of course those ones that you currently own). When inside it, there are options to enlist your heroes in specific functions or tasks within your citadel to get passive buffs like boosts (e.g. faster training time, increased attack of units, etc.). Also, when you pick a Hero in this window, it will show details about that particular hero, which includes its current level, its stats, skills, and a variety of options on how to improve them.

10 Bag Icon - brings you to your inventory -- where inside it, you can sort the stuff you currently own by the filters set by the game like; Resources, Speed Ups, Ticket Items, etc.

11. Switch to Kingdom View Icon - brings you to the Kingdom Interface

12. Mail Icon - brings you to you notification hub -- might that be from the private messages from alliance members, game admin (info), and system related notices. This is also where rewards are sent whenever you participate in system generated events. Make sure to also always check your mail (especially system generated ones) as they usually hand out a handful of freebies every now and then. Alliance accomplishments and activities are also being noted and sent to you as events -- which helps keeping you posted on current or recent happenings in the game (especially for the times you are away from the game).

13. Alliance Icon - this Icon is dedicated to all the activities and reminders/identifiers related to your Alliance. Here, you may see the list of your members, their participation (contribution), and the recent activity of the alliance as a whole. There are also nifty features that promote camaraderie like the alliance treasure -- where you get to help someone or ask for help from your co-alliance members to gain some packaged assortments of free items.

Kingdom Interface

The Kingdom Interface/View can be accessed by clicking on the mini-world map icon at the bottom part of the screen when you are inside your citadel. If it is your first time to see the kingdom view, you'd probably notice that your base has some sort of shield. Usually, the game sets new players of the server close to each other and are given free shield (war protection) up until they get past level 5 (which gives them protection from other players).

Game Interface
The citadel-like icons that you see, similar to that of your very own base, are the other kingdoms owned and played by other players in the same server. Now apart from seeing other players in the kingdom interface, you will also see Marauders (system generated enemies that you can attack solo), some ruins and other event-generated points of interest, and the various resource tiles -- which you can actually collect using your troops and commanding them to "occupy" the said tiles. To go back to the Citadel View, simply click on the same icon at the bottom part of the screen.

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