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The Left Hand of loki

"I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all" (Mad Dog Mattis). May peace be upon you?

The purpose of the king is to lead in battle not leading prayers. Even the gods serve the king as he scorches the earth with fire. If your king's people do not serve you, they are traitors and must be executed immediately. Show no mercy. Your king and his people are racially superior. All other races are second class and like fodder for the sword and arrow, including your best paid Generals, as your king and his Royal Guards and his Loyal Army back them up. There is no morality. Your people will happily slaughter everyone if they are well paid and fed.

Build your forts next to the Fryhtan lairs, the stronger the better. They are your friends and should be protected unless they attack you or are needed for funds or a scroll. It is wise to follow them in their attacks on other kingdoms. You will notice that in some of your forts some of your soldiers are learning their skills at a faster pace than others. It would be a good idea to send these soldiers to train under your King as they would make the best guard for him and they will increase their combat skills even faster. Later you can make use of these soldiers as a new crop of Generals (Enlight). Remember their names. Protect them as if they will inherit the throne. Troops gain skills quite quickly when in combat (Enlight).

"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet" (Mad Dog Mattis). Always know how to kill both friend and foe. An alliance with a knife to the back serves as intelligence in fog of war. People will reveal their strategy in friendly chitchat. Use this information to destroy them.

Be loved and/or needed by your allies but feared by your enemies.

Keep love in your heart. Only a weak king over taxes his people. Enslave a race or two as tax chattel.

Some players set autogrant at 30, and it can be abused to crashed their economy before completely burning a village to the ground.

It is better to be at war even during mandatory peace time.

Try to see where the line is for "acts of war."

Time is a weapon. Use it, but do not let it be used upon you.

Seek revenge.

Hold a grudge.

Reward and punish.

Subject the weak.

Seek and hold power.

Choose an enemy you like.

Live a life for victory.

Either join me or die.

Honor is for peace. Ruthlessness is for victory. Oppress at times of peace. Destroy at times of war. Like a spy, always surrender to your friends in face of certain defeat. Surrender or die.

Prepare to be hated. Prepare to be betrayed. Prepare to be attacked. Beware of the pang in your heart and the tears that fall upon your breast. Choose for yourself -- with which hand you want to rule, the right or left. Sometimes a healthy heart and long life is greater than absolute power and freedom. I defer to the lessons on sportsmanship by Amarok in chapter 8.2.2 Behaviors


As soon as other kingdoms begin to ask for trade treaties, open the diplomacy window as request a trade with all of them. Repeat this with friendly treaties and alliance treaties until you are allied with everyone. If a kingdoms terminates an alliance or friendly treaty, request one right away. You will be attacked soon by multiple kingdoms soon. Some kingdoms will reject your proposals. Keep asking until they accept.

There are two ways you can play: trade with kingdoms or never trade with anyone (maybe one or two) and constantly be at war. The latter is preferable as it saves having to damage reputation to destroy a nation.




Comment out

if( plant_count > plant_limit )


in OW_PLANT.cpp at lines 100-101 to stop plant_limit for World::plant_reprod

Same for World::plant_spread at lines 209-210

Increase probability of spread at line changing 1000 to 1

Increase probability of grow at lines 81

tempEffect - speeds up growth, but everything can be covered in plants and lags the game


Dragon and Jing Nung

Comment out

if (god_id == GOD_CHINESE || god_id == GOD_NORMAN)


return 1;

in OU_GOD.cpp at lines 130-133 to make them almost immortal.