Live the life of a medieval lord in Stronghold Kingdoms, the world’s first persistent castle MMO. A unique PC Strategy game, Stronghold Kingdoms brings together online interactivity and community, with a richly-depicted medieval world and thousands of real world players.
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Ships, Changing Sea Conditions and a New World Map
New 'Island Warfare' game world with changing sea conditions
Movement between islands effected by tail winds, rough seas, violent storms and more!
Battle across 38 islands, 18 provinces and 99 counties.
Turn the oceans red by waging war across 38 tropical islands with new, changing sea conditions! Players must fight for a single kingly throne avoiding rough seas and the occasional hurricane as they attack, scout and trade across a medieval archipelago.
Conditions change daily with tail winds, rough seas and violent storms either slowing or accelerating the progress of attacks, trade ships and scouting parties as they move between islands. Attacking forces may catch a strong tailwind and obliterate their enemies in the blink of an eye. Traders can double their earnings in a single day by all casting off while conditions are favorable. Scouts on the other hand could be so heavily delayed by storms at sea that, upon returning home, find their actions have sparked a conflict that has destroyed their home!
Old strategies, routines and timed attacks will be rethought as players adjust to the changing pace of this new game world and fight for control of the high seas. Lords must plan ahead to discover new tactics to take and hold individual islands, with control of the seas decided to some extent by the strategic positions taken at this early stage in the game world. Remember that sea conditions are distinct from existing in-game weather events and won't influence village popularity, with their effects limited to movement speed.
Please Note: To join the new 'Island Warfare' game world players will need to log in, click on the red 'Select Special Worlds' button followed by 'Island Warfare 1'.
Would my wife be allowed to play on the same server?
She has her own steam account and PC, would she be allowed to play on the same world and ally with me? Or would the system think I am trying to multibox?
Following my guide,you will be able to reach a high Rank in a short period of time in Stronghold Kingdoms,but remember,I am showing you the basics of starting a Rank and Popularity gameplay,I am not showing you the fastest way to become Alderman,because th...
Stronghold Kingdoms allow players to choose different paths.You can choose the path of war,you can choose to boost your economy and become a rich Lord or you can choose to climb higher on the Leaderboard and become a Prince.This time I will give you some t...
Now I know there's a tutorial etc. and this guide may not be as helpful as everyone thinks but I'll do my best to explain the big points in the game. I hoope it helps and if you feel I've missed anything please give me a comment so I can improve!
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
6,592.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Okay, so SHK wanted players to give feedbacks and review of the game so here it goes.
First off to those that does not know the game, it takes a long long long time for ages to pass on different worlds and they never seem to be ending soon so I will give some feedbacks on the future of the game and for future new ages(which desperatly needs to warp up and end really really soon.
Here is a link if you want to go check that feedback out(this is mostly just for the vaterans :D ): Link is in progress, sorry.
Intro: As for the game itself, well reviewing this kind of game is going to be a tough one since its really different from any other game I had ever played. To keep it short, SHK is a game somewhat like trivian or tribal-wars which are real-time based (Build your kingdom type)strategy games. Of cause SHK is much more complex and beautifully complicated than any other MMO out there. Just know that these kind of games will suck in all of your time and all the beautifully built villages that you have put so much time and effort can easily be taken away over night. Yes that's right, over night! But that is not so much of a bad thing because thats what makes the game very interesting and complex. Yes you can lose your villages but the honor, gold, faith points and rank will remain the same even if you lose all your villages. Keep in mind these such points are the important part of the game, not villages, so that is a good thing that you dont lose your progress.
Gameplay / Graphics As for the gameplay, this is a straight forward build your kingdom and expend it at all costs. It can be time consuming, very very much so. I had played this for over 3 years on and off and I can never get on top of the leaderboards yet. Also, there are groups(factions and houses) where you join and fight for that particullar group. These houses either ally themselves with one another or declare war on each other because the main goal of the game is to win the glory race. The gloary race can be won if a house can eliminate all other houses thus the last house is ultimately the winner of the race. You get big rewards if you win the race that can be used to give some perks on the world you are playing and on every other worlds.
Graphics on this game is taken almost 100% taken out of the original "Stronghold Crusader" game that came out over a decade ago but thats not a bad thing either since that was one of the best games ever created, ever. They did improve on the quality of the game though so its really well done. This is a stretegy game not a 4K graphic driven game so graphics doesn't really matter.
P2W(Pay 2 Win? Well, many of the reviews here are stating that it is a P2W game and I won't try to argue it because to an extent you can progress much faster with the cards in the game but it will only get you so far as to how much you are willing to spend on a free game and hornestly you really don't get much advantage over other. It is totally possible to get to the top without spending a single dime on this game. Just need a lot of hard work. --- I would say this is 10% P2W and 90% hardwork.
Final Verdict: Yeah I would totally recommend trying to game out especailly if you are a big RTS-MMO fan and even if you are not its just fun to grow your village and take over other people and fight for glory. Just try to out, don't let these stupid one sentence "BAD!" "P2W" BS of a review get in your way of a great game.
If you are paying for this game or if your new listen to this it might save you some time and money.So i was playing this game for a year and dont look at my time because i been playing longer than that and i will explain why i have not been on long.So i
I don't exactly know how the dev's expect me to survive when an enemy siege camp gets set up once a week and attacks my level 1 village wiht ♥♥♥♥ing 250 swordsman and catapults, and rapes my village. Remove these stupid ♥♥♥♥ing mechanics so I can actually...
stronghold series = strong games (especially the very first stronghold) ....
stronghold kingdoms = "strong" mmo ..hm nice stronghold multiplayer , interesting ..hm no , meh.
stronghold kingdoms - island warfare = "strong" mmo with update ..hm yes , could ...