So, we’re in day 13 of Elvenar Woodelves chapter (see previous day at Elvenar Woodelves – Day 12). Another relatively quiet day today in the city, but things will start changing rapidly very soon. Fellowship Adventure is done, so sweatshop area will be dismantled. And Woodelves settlement is coming to town! How will it all turns out?
Alright, so Fellowship Adventure is done! We did very well, and got some decent prizes for the last stage. In particular, I’ve got another Trading Outpost (more Portal Profit instants!) and Fields of Gold hybrid pop/culture building. Also, I’ve got a whole bunch of Spell Fragments. Trading Outposts are always welcome, and spell fragments are always needed for crafting. Hybrid special buildings have more limited application, but in this case it might be a really good fit.
The thing is, Fields of Gold is a 4×3 buildings – that’s the same as my current level residences. And it’s 1,430 pop, which is more than one of my maxed out residences (at 1,200). On top of that, my original plan called for a few extra residences that I would have to build from scratch. This is an extremely long process (about 5 days)! Now, I may revise my pop requirements (e.g. won’t be upgrading some of the manufacturing to the max), but Fields of Gold allows me flexibility to just drop it instead of one of the residences in the plan, and have more pop in 10 seconds than I would have had in 5 days. As chapters progress, residences grow bigger and you need less of them, so this temporary fix might work just fine until the next chapter!
Also, I have completed my 40+ hour upgrade of the Main Hall! Won’t be doing the second one until later, to conserve mana. And I finished BTG L3!
Elvenar Woodelves progress
Slow KP days continue 😉 I narrowly missed finishing the Forest Glade research today, but tomorrow I should be able not only complete it, but also build the actual facility. We will officially enter the settlement construction period (though not production yet).
My average KP rate continues to drop, as expected – now down to 62KP/day. This mean we’re getting right back to our projected 60 – so that’s all according to plan. In a couple of days I may negotiate a bunch of provinces on the map though. This will unlock another expansion, and fast forward me towards production facilities research (or more expansions). We shouldn’t be getting more big KP bursts (outside of tournaments) until production stage completes.
Mana is hitting 185K levels, but will go down quite a bit as Forest Glade research needs 75K. Subsequent research is not cheap, either…
Planks Tournament – recovery and preparation
Recovery mode is still on from the tournament perspective. Not much to report here, everything is going smoothly. I am up to 75 squads of Granite Golems, and plenty of time to build more. Supplies are maxed out, goods inventory is growing. And I’ve crafted another Unleashed Unit Upgrade!
Bottom line, we are well prepared for the next tournament, and we are not even done yet!