Well, it has been a long time and a lot has been happening in the world of online strategy games. There’s new Ogame, “MMO of the Year”, a few games in my personal playlist, and even a video. Read on!
Author - OliverGodfreed
Recently Micah had a chance to talk to one of the top Grepolis players! We hope you enjoy the interview. If anyone has any more questions for Pefo, who really has a lot of experience across a myriad of OSG’s, post them here and hopefully he’ll be nice enough to answer! Okay, read on!
One of the games I actually managed to keep up with last year was the Alpha for God of Axion. One thing I really liked about the game is that it didn’t take too much of my time to stay competitive, and I also met some cool players on the forum and alliance, and a lot of OSG1 readers! Also, when you’ve played as many online strategy games as I have, you start to get really tired of ancient Greece, Medieval Ages, and World War II, so Axion’s setting is really refreshing. There are also a few unique game features that make it a little more interesting, namely the Blessing and Weather systems.
Anyway, they’re now registering for the “Second Sky” Alpha test which will start on the 26th. If interested, go to GodofAxion.com and register. And when you do please list OliverGodfreed or OSG1 as your referrer! I wouldn’t mind winning their registration contest 😛
OSG1 is kicking the year off right with another contest, featuring our biggest prize ever! Are you looking for some free Ambrosia for Ikariam, free credits for Edgeworld, free Lord of Ultima Diamonds? All you have to do is post a comment filling in this sentence: “You know you’ve been playing ____ too much when…” Insert your favourite online strategy game into the blank, finish it off, and you’re done.
At the end of the day on the 27th I’ll pick my favourite and the winner will receive £30 worth of virtual currency for their game! Entries will be judged based on humour, cleverness, applicability, and, most importantly, how much I like them. Feel free to enter as many times as you want! No fair copying the previous contests tough. Also to be clear, it can be any persistent browser based strategy game; could be Travian, Grepolis, Backyard Monsters, whatever. Okay, best of luck to all!
It’s 2012, and welcome back to OSG1! We’ve been taking a break for the holidays, but now we’re ready to bring you the latest in browser based strategy games.
I’m actually quite happy to report that I’m actually surviving so far in the latest Travian Tournament (tx2.travian.com), thanks to my awesome sitter and another player who’se letting my troops keep the stools warm at his bar. I was also surprised to recently catch some new Travian ads in 3d! The first is an official ad, followed by what looks like a separate pass of a 3d Praetorian army just to show off their work. Check them Out
Here is an interview I did with one of the top Ministry of War players whom I encountered over on the GOA forums. Hopefully he can give us an insight on what it takes to be a top Online Stratey Gamer!
OSG1: What online strategy games are you playing, or have you played in the past?
Erissar: Oh… I have a list of games that I was “crazy” about it. Travian, Ikariam, Ogame, Heroes of War and Magic. Keep Reading!
There I was, foraging the ditial sea, when up from the waves came another ad for “Call of Gods”. Now, let me say that I played Call of Gods for about twenty minutes earlier this year, fooled into thinking it was an OSG. Since that day I have felt YooGames (who also run servers for strategy game Warflow) should refund those twenty minutes of my life, so I am actually quite pleased to break this scandal: See the Scandal!
It’s been only a week, but as with our digital empires, the world of persistent browser based games is always leveling up. Behold the latest news.
First, one of the browser games I’ve spent a lot of time with, Aloriah, has integrated with Facebook. Now you can play the game through your Facebook account, post to your wall, and all the other social networking tricks the kids are in to. Keep beholding!
A little news from the world of MMORTS to help pass the week. First, Clash of Kingdoms is having a giveaway at BBGsite. If you’re interested in joining the game, now would be a good time There’s More!
For me, one of the most exciting aspects of Civilization is deciding where to build my next city. Since each city’s production is determined by the surrounding terrain, it becomes an interesting spacial challenge and I have spent hours weighing the benifits of a few spots. Well, here I get the defensive bonus from being on a hill, but I loose the food bonus for the cattle. Here I gain access to the coast, but lose the iron resource… Read on!