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Illyriad - 4X Grand Strategy MMO
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80 Comments
HaxardUS Nov 28, 2016 @ 2:36pm 
So, Rill ruins the game. You'll see.
Некит{163RUS} Nov 22, 2016 @ 7:08am 
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Where is my uterus!? Nov 8, 2016 @ 10:30am 
OMG. Yes pls!!! It's been awhile since I last played. So much nostalgia. Can't wait to start again ^_^
MercTOTOIONO Nov 3, 2016 @ 11:29pm 
Yes, of course! =)
zinral Nov 1, 2016 @ 9:54am 
I enjoyed the game while I played and has an awesome community. Takes a long time to do things as game progresses as I remember so if you can't make moves and then walk away for a few hours this game is not for you. Allot of depth throughout. I would recommend.
Aegrus Nov 1, 2016 @ 12:39am 
It's a fantastic browser game, but I am slightly puzzled for as to why they need to Greenlight it. Maybe it has to do with the 2.5D isometric update and shift from a browser game to a downloadable client that they've been hinting for ages. I hope it finally happens. Greenlight it is!
RazingHel Oct 31, 2016 @ 1:09am 
It's been awhile since I played it but back in 2014 it was one of the most friendly browser MMO communities I had seen. It's somewhat similar to Evony so if you liked that game this will be up your alley.
Sour Kraut Oct 29, 2016 @ 8:28pm 
I don't really play anymore due to time constraints, but this game was a fantastic investment of several years. I'd place it right up alongside my all time favorite games. The community goes hand in hand with the core game play, and offers a thrilling grand strategy-ish feel to it.

Personally, I'd probably go back to playing it if it was easily featured on Steam.
jetface Oct 26, 2016 @ 5:55pm 
Enormous city building world. Hunt, war, craft, trade, steal, lead, chase mysteries, compete in tournaments, or maybe a mix of all of them. Makes games like "Game of War" look like the piece of trash that they are.
Psolkaiyn Tantaloss Oct 25, 2016 @ 7:16pm 
Hey, I just commented. I forgot to mention the graphics. They are old-ish and feel slightly simple, however, they (for me at least) actually add to the "classic" atmosphere. If you are looking for a game with amazing graphics/animations, and don't care much about the actual game, please leave, you won't find it here. It is for people who come for the game, not pretty pictures. Even so, my appreciation of the game itself has made me love the graphics just as much. It is simply a matter of pathways through preferences.

I would like to add that I really do hope this game never becomes anything like Clash of Clans or Boom Beach. I hate to criticize someones hard work and art so I will leave it alone at that.
Psolkaiyn Tantaloss Oct 25, 2016 @ 7:01pm 
From what I have seen, the community is the best I have ever seen...ever. Its amazing how the players step up to help each other. All you have to do is ask and you will soon have too much resources to know what to do with. That's not a bad thing. It is quite a good game just as the game itself, It has beaten hard every other game I have played in this genre. If the building of the cities and farming and amassing troops to attack kind of game is your thing, have at it. It is a little more complex, but any question you have can and will be answered either by the starting tutorial nearly every game like this has, or answered by the community (as praised above). It will be hard if it is your first time in this genre, however the hardness will not last long and I believe you will sink in quickly. That also is not a bad thing.
jamesniesewand  [author] Oct 25, 2016 @ 7:00pm 
We'd just like to thank everyone who's voted for us and left feedback in this comments thread!

We're currently 78% of the way to the Top 100, and hope to get there soon.

Thanks again, on behalf of the entire Illy team.
devastruktor665 Oct 25, 2016 @ 8:21am 
Lots of depth,,many different ways to play,,the community is awesome,,I've tried other games like this,,but they haven't held my interest like Illy has,,for 4 years now!! Give it a try
Surtial Oct 25, 2016 @ 8:02am 
I was talked into playing by a friend. And I am very thankfull that I was! Not a pay to win game, very friendly and helpful bunch here, and it does make on think. There is no one right way to play, so you can truly play it your way. I go by Thork here in Illy, so stop by and say hello.
derbywilson2002 Oct 25, 2016 @ 7:52am 
Derby here from Illyriad - I have played many MMO games - this is the most challenging and enjoyable of all. Highly strategic in its game play - great community - no bullying of new players allowed - enforced by the player community. No constant ads to use real money. Try it out - stop by in Global Chat - will find a very helpful game community.
ClaireLaFlare Oct 25, 2016 @ 7:42am 
All of these salty comments tho...

This game is simple, but the ideas and strategies behind it are more complex than others I've played on steam. What it lacks in graphics it makes up for in strategy and immersion. It's not the most asethetically pleasing game, but it will have you hooked if you can give it a try.
drewbicus Oct 25, 2016 @ 4:08am 
So much salt here. Seriously, it is a minimalist game that relies more on gameplay than graphics - which is a good thing. It's not "pay to win" because there's very little you can buy with real-world cash. I have not spent a cent on it and am doing just fine, thanks. Here's the real story:

It's a straightforward game. It's not meant for short-time play. It actually requires a thoughtful, long-term strategic approach. It can be played without ever putting a cent of actual money into it. It's not graphically intensive which means you should be able to play it on a totally junk PC without issue.

The game has depth. LOTS of depth. It's not for throw-away gaming. If you're looking for some crappy game to play on your stupid iPhone then move along, because this game isn't some godawful, dime-a-dozen mobile game. This game is for people who actually have strategic minds and patience and political savvy.
Medic1089 Oct 24, 2016 @ 11:18am 
this looks like absolute shit. Its originally a browser game.. get that off of here. downvote
xAv Oct 24, 2016 @ 9:00am 
Dunno what the hell a browser game is doing on STEAM. wut?

I've played this thing for 2 years now so I have a fair amount of experience. I can say that at its core Illyriad is a good game, with an in-depth combat system, fairly responsive UI, proper engine, and all that good yadda yadda. A solid empire-simulator game, worth the "time sink" spot on your life.

Alas, it's in DIRE need of a graphical (and interface) update and it NEEDS to shed its pay-to-construct model. Just so you know, every one of your 10+ cities has ~47 lands with 20 levels each....... and you have to click them all 1 by 1 (you can only queue 1 action in total). I.e. it ends up becoming a "click simulator" (which was the reson I quit about a year ago).

At any rate. It's a good game, but a copy-paste from HTML5 into STEAM and a 3D animation of your 6 year-old logo won't cut it. The game needs updated graphics, updated animations, building queues, and, of course, smartphone support.

Good luck with all that.
islander Oct 24, 2016 @ 7:46am 
I've played this for about 6 months.
This game is a terrible, overrated time and money sink. Don't fall for it. There are better.

Unless it's radically changed in the past, say, year. I'm skeptical.
[KoS]Korpze Oct 24, 2016 @ 7:25am 
i played this befor it hit facebook and droped it when it did but it was a good game over all spent many hours playing this. glad to see it come to steam.
Mariabronne Oct 24, 2016 @ 7:02am 
I havent spent money on prestige (the in-app purchaseable currency in game) since the time it was made a tradable commodity. And I'm rolling in prestige just by purchasing scrolls from other players.

There is nothing I can do with all that prestige. There are no purchasable pay-to-win items. Anybody who ever won in Illyriad did so with their resourcefulness, political/personal connections and by outmaneuvering their enemies in meta-gaming.
Ichzilla Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:03am 
game is/wasnt bad, but i really dont know if its ideal for a platform like steam. i enjoyed it when i played though it becomes stale, as people who pay tend to be stronger then those who dont, in such a large margin that it becomes quite hard to compete. i watched the alliance i was in, break up over infighting and inactivity for that simple reason.

while i will vote yes, as i enjoyed the game. i still am unsure if its going to be a title worth being on steam, or the value being there
Basic Oct 23, 2016 @ 11:11am 
I got quite stuck into this game a few years back (and was doing rather well), but I got a little fed up with the pay-2-win aspect. I doubt that's improved.

Frankly, it's rather brave to dig out a list of people who stopped playing your game, then ask them for a recommendation...
migalhone Oct 23, 2016 @ 5:32am 
I have to day, i like the idea of a commuinty-focused game. Can't wait to see this on Steam!
mapluis Oct 23, 2016 @ 4:12am 
Illy is REALY a different game from all the popular Browser/strategy games. If you go in expecting to be more of the same, but whit different cloths you will be surprised, and probably confused and frustrated. Its that difference that makes this well worth.
Its actually a TRULY COMMUNITY DRIVE game. And because of that you need an different mind set to really enjoy the game. About the comments of the game being too peaceful and lacking events.
Well, the Dev's actual make several kind of events from time to time. But don't expect an “daily event thing”. And the community goes by some long periods of general peaceful times yes, but what you need to know here, is that Illy is an slow moving game... So when real war shows at your door, its harsh, messy, escalates easily to global conflicts and comes whit heavy tolls. At the same time its also an force of change when that happens.
Also, you can make the difference in the game/community. But that's not to say that its easy to do so.
Distracted Oct 23, 2016 @ 3:11am 
I played this game for a number of years on & off. The game has depth & plenty of things to do but if you're hoping for grand warfare move along. Alliances in the game have entered in to a global non-agression pact years ago & the game has been stagnant ever since.
ShabbaQuilde Oct 23, 2016 @ 2:52am 
Very deep and complex browser strategy. Great community. There is unwritten rule not to attack new players. If you enjoy slow and strategic gameplay you will enjoy this one.
ector Oct 23, 2016 @ 1:20am 
I've played Illyriad long ago. Lost interest to it due to lack of events. IMHO it should have many different worlds, and one team should win in every world. The game is dull with only one world: all the best locations are captured long ago.
Mussie Oct 22, 2016 @ 5:11pm 
better be good
jamesniesewand  [author] Oct 22, 2016 @ 4:44pm 
@Mowie - We only emailed the opt-in mailling list only for people who had created a game account in the past, and for whatever reason your email was on that list. We certainly wouldn't send email out to any address that was not subscribed to our list.

At the bottom of the email you received there is an unsubscribe link - if you haven't already, please do press it to have your email address permanently removed from the list.

If you'd like to get in touch with us directly to find out more details concerning when and how your email address was used by someone to sign up for the game, please feel free to send email to accounts@illyriad.co.uk, and we can provide you with the details.

Best wishes, and many apologies for your inconvenience,

James Niesewand (Illyriad Games)
Herr Doktor Oct 22, 2016 @ 3:45pm 
Here, hear! They can't even follow their own rules.
Mowie Oct 22, 2016 @ 2:42pm 
Voted no since I got spam from these guys telling me to vote for them and I never heard of them before or of this game. If you want positive votes don't go spamming people who don't give a shit about your crap!!!!
Herr Doktor Oct 22, 2016 @ 2:05pm 
It's seven years old. You'll never catch up. You'll never change the culture. Further, both Rill and Rikoo need to be ejected from this game for it to see any progress.
Paddy Oct 22, 2016 @ 11:25am 
This is a slow and steady growth game. it is intricate and delightful with a good mix of complex battles but with plenty of room for traders and harvesters. i enjoy the good banter and rivalry as well
Paddy
Saint Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:03am 
4 years played nuf said.
Zenorra Oct 22, 2016 @ 8:52am 
I have voted becauseI have been playing this game for going on 5 years. The community is what makes the game special. After you have built your cities, tried out all the harvesting, crafting, trading, etc., the game gets quite boring. The friends you make here is what keeps you coming back for more even if there is nothing else (game-wise) that keeps your interest. I was drawn to Illyriad because of my intrigue of elves and their magic, and promises of new schools of magic have been rumored, but its 5 years later, and the magic part of the game has not changed much at all. The members of this game are very welcoming to newcomers and offer help and guidance whenever needed. I highly recommend it to everyone to give it a try, even if it is just for a few months or so.
jcbeck29 Oct 22, 2016 @ 7:35am 
Great games, great play.
PREMIUM DLC ✅ Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:18pm 
Voted
AnoNy Oct 20, 2016 @ 1:00pm 
Apoied
parkchaung Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:03am 
voted
Goloso05 Oct 19, 2016 @ 8:18pm 
Easily the best MMORTS I've played, and I've played many of 'em.
garrus is a dirty boy Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:33pm 
Illyriad is the only online city builder I've stuck with for over a month. Prestige is useful but in no way necessary, and I've enjoyed being able to focus on trading instead of combat. The members have always been helpful and gave me a great welcome when I first started playing!
reallifeafro Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:08pm 
Hey, Assist.
Only going to comment on point no. 5. That doesn't mean that the rest of your points were accurate, just that it was a particularly easy point to disprove.
So, you said that a player regulated market makes the prices get screwed up and not reflect usefulness whilst completely ignoring the fact that that is how real life works. In both illy and real life, if buyers feel that a product is over-priced, they can simply not buy stuff. Sellers want to make money so they then lower prices until the buyers buy stuff. It is basic demand and supply. Want to see an example of it in illy? Look at the price of beer before, during, and after the recent tournament.
hexxilly Oct 19, 2016 @ 11:04am 
Great game, great fun, vey helpful community to help you get started, i have been playing for over 5 years now and this game has grown hugely in that time and the best thing of all, it is NOT pay-to-win
kuldebar Oct 19, 2016 @ 9:51am 
I've only been playing Illyriad for about two months now, it's quite unlike anything I've played before in my 25+ years of gaming.
Mariabronne Oct 19, 2016 @ 7:52am 
Illyriad is the best online RTS game I have ever played.

Pros:
1. There are no exclusively pay-to-win features. You could become the highest ranked player without ever making an in-app purchase.
2. The game is very deep. Even the NPCs in the world map (dogs, spiders, tigers etc) are part of a live ecosystem that grows, fight and die.
3. Rich opportunities for meta-gaming.
4. Lore is unbelievably good.
5. Great community.

Cons:
1. Infrequent feature updates.
Dishwalla Oct 18, 2016 @ 10:08pm 
voted
Demosthenes424 Oct 18, 2016 @ 9:47am 
I'd like to respond to Assist as another player:

Illyriad is not pay-to-win. Prestige greatly helps with building, but what you can do with it is entirely dependant on other people. If you believe that you can buy enough resources with prestige to build many cities in a very short amount of time, you either haven't played the game much or have played the game enough to know many people.

You know enough about the game to know that there is one great unsolved mystery as yet, which many people do believe is impossible to solve due to its difficulty. I don't know myself, as I'm not the mystery-solving type. You also know that many of the rare herbs, minerals and animal parts don't have a use. Whether you believe that they ever will is opinion.

Your views on combat are very slanted; you're correct that those troops are the most efficient, but you're simply wrong that there is no strategy. It seems you've played the game enough to have trivialized the challenges in your own mind.
larwoodc13 Oct 18, 2016 @ 9:33am 
Great in depth game. Been around for some time so is very developed and bug free.
Really good community - very helpful and not at all toxic like some games.
Recommended for people who like to spend time on a game and watch it develop. Not for those who like quick wins. I have been playing just over a month and just starting to get somewhere.
Can spend money if you want but its not expensive and doesn't really affect the game play.