Resources! You can’t build a kingdom without resources. Be it building materials, food, or currency, without these things your kingdom will grind to a halt and you’ll have an unhappy populace to deal with. So in service of keeping your kingly head on your shoulders let’s discuss the various kinds of resources and how to get your hands on them.
No, not the dungeon in your Keep, we are talking about the Dungeons you find out in the world. While exploring the countryside you can find small, medium, and large Dungeons. Send a Noble to dive into a Dungeon to recover rewards based on the number of rooms that are cleared. Higher level Nobles will be able to clear more rooms depending on the type and difficulty of the Dungeon. However, different Dungeons have different stats for each room, meaning that your same Noble may hit a wall and not be able clear the next room unless they’re an even higher level to guarantee clearing a room. When a Noble is finished with the activity, they will recover a certain amount of rewards depending on how many rooms were cleared. Additionally, every Noble that completes a Dungeon will be rewarded with Noble XP and then a Dungeon Cooldown, making them unable to explore dungeons for an amount of time.
Stay fit, eat right, invest wisely, we all have goals, but in Kingdom Maker we have Daily Goals. Your Daily Goals are found in your Objectives tab, and completing each of them will earn you rewards. Daily Goals can range from defeating certain combat targets, building or upgrading buildings, gaining Power, finishing Research projects, opening timed Free Chests, mining certain resources and other tasks. You will also earn bonus Daily Goal Rewards when you complete a certain amount of these objectives to fill up your Daily Goal Rewards meter and be able to collect the Chests that you unlock. Fill the Daily Goal Rewards meter every day and once a week you’ll unlock an additional special bonus Chest with even more rewards!
You don’t run on an empty stomach and neither does your Kingdom. The most basic way of gathering Food resources in the game is by collecting Food from your Farm inside your City. This is followed by using your Field Plots to raise animals or plant crops to grow for Food and then collect when ready to be harvested. Additional ways of collecting Food involve attacking combat targets, Trading, receiving Tributes, completing Objectives and Daily Goals, as well as Free Chests and using the Store. There are numerous other ways to find enough Food through unconventional means, like Heisting it from other Players!
Trees aren’t just pretty, they also quite literally help form the foundation of your Kingdom in the form of Wood. The most basic way of gathering Wood resources is by collecting Wood from your Sawmill inside your City. Additional ways of collecting Wood involve attacking specific combat targets, Trading, receiving Tributes, completing Objectives and Daily Goals, as well as Free Chests and using the Store. Like with Food there are plenty of other ways to get Wood, like pillaging it from other Players!
You don’t want these Stones to roll because that would make all your buildings collapse! The most basic way of gathering Stone resources in the game is by collecting Stone from your Stonemason inside your City. Additional ways of collecting Stone involve attacking Orc combat targets, Trading, receiving Tributes, completing Objectives and Daily Goals, as well as Free Chests and using the Store. There are other ways to find Stone as well, but if you are going to steal some from other players be sure to lift with your knees!
Money money money, ain’t it funny, living in a rich King’s world! The most basic way of gathering Silver in the game is by collecting Silver taxes from your Housing Plots inside your City. When your Alliance owns a Capital City in a County, any Silver taxes from outgoing Trades by other players by the time they are collected will be distributed to you and your other Alliance Members. Additional ways of collecting Stone involve attacking Orc combat targets, Trading, receiving Tributes, completing Objectives and Daily Goals, as well as Free Chests and using the Store. There are other ways to find Silver as well, such as Robin Hood-ing it from other players!
As your city grows, so does its population of peasants. You can tap the smiley face on the upper left hand corner of the screen to see your City Status and to find out how many are idle, the rate your population is growing by, morale, and more. Idle population are the peasants that can be used to construct and upgrade most buildings and can be trained as troops. As you construct and upgrade buildings, some of the idle population becomes employed, permanently increasing your total population. Any idle population trained as troops are moved out of both the total and idle population pool, making room for more to join.
If you neglect housing you will run out of idle population (all of your peasants will be employed in the buildings you have made) and you will be unable to train new troops or upgrade buildings. You need to keep building and upgrading housing to increase your total population capacity. Building and upgrading housing also increases your population growth rate, as does your overall population morale. A city with a high morale will be more productive. The Farm, Sawmill and Stonemason will produce quicker, troops will work harder when attacking or defending, Research and Crafting times will be reduced. A city with low morale does the opposite to all those things! Make sure your housing is inside your walls, otherwise the people living there will feel vulnerable, which will hurt your overall morale. Build up your city, win battles, and grow your family to boost morale!