Posts by Antikythera

    Server/World s301 Pangaia 1 - special server

    Start: 17.02.2022

    Close: still active


    Board announcement:


    New World: Pangaia 1

    February 17th, 2022


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    Dear Players


    it has been your demand for a long, long time and we're going to try it out: a global server.


    On 17.02.2022 we are going to open a global server, intended for a global audience. It is going to be hosted on EN, however, everyone is invited from all over the world.


    To facilitate this, you will be able to choose your UI language ingame, meaning: while the server is hosted on EN, you will still be able to have the game's UI in your preferred language.

    Please remember, that the server's language is still EN, meaning: support is only provided in English and you are asked to keep your alliance and profile texts and communication in English.


    The server will have the following settings:


    • 20% higher income of building materials, wine, crystal and sulfur
    • 50% higher income of marbles
    • 30% quicker training of troops and building of ships
    • 30% quicker construction of buildings
    • 10% faster trade ships


    To enhance the experience we'll also add some temporary "event-like" bonus boosts every now and then on top of that, so there is something to look forward to.


    Are you ready for the global competition? Let's find out! We'll await you on Pangaia.


    Your Ikariam Team


    Server/World s301 Pangaia 1 - special server

    Start: 17.02.2022

    Close: still active


    Board announcement:


    New World: Pangaia 1

    February 17th, 2022


    gls.png

    Dear Players


    it has been your demand for a long, long time and we're going to try it out: a global server.


    On 17.02.2022 we are going to open a global server, intended for a global audience. It is going to be hosted on EN, however, everyone is invited from all over the world.


    To facilitate this, you will be able to choose your UI language ingame, meaning: while the server is hosted on EN, you will still be able to have the game's UI in your preferred language.

    Please remember, that the server's language is still EN, meaning: support is only provided in English and you are asked to keep your alliance and profile texts and communication in English.


    The server will have the following settings:


    • 20% higher income of building materials, wine, crystal and sulfur
    • 50% higher income of marbles
    • 30% quicker training of troops and building of ships
    • 30% quicker construction of buildings
    • 10% faster trade ships


    To enhance the experience we'll also add some temporary "event-like" bonus boosts every now and then on top of that, so there is something to look forward to.


    Are you ready for the global competition? Let's find out! We'll await you on Pangaia.


    Your Ikariam Team


    Getting an account out of Asphodel


    Graveyarding is the new ghosting. The graveyard is named Asphodel.

    Getting an unbanned account out of Asphodel looks like this:


    You can see your accounts on Asphodel in the lobby like any other account. But they cannot be played where they are, so you need to get them out of there and place them on one of the live servers in any community you like.


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    When you login to the account on Asphodel you have the option to move the account to a live server or let it on Asphodel where you cannot play.


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    Clicking on account transfer you see the selection tab and the FAQ tab. You need to read the FAQ to see what you can do or cannot do.


    FAQ


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    You need to choose the community and the server you want to move. Before actually starting the transfer it is better to inspect that server.

    Inspection consists in few conditions you need to accomplish in order to be able to transfer your account there (e.g. free transfer slots or if your name already exists),


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    If all conditions are fulfilled you can click the "Start transfer now" button.


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    Once again you are asked if you are sure you want to start the transfer because the account transfer cannot be undone.


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    After few seconds your account appears in the lobby, on the server you have chosen and right below it you can see that account on Asphodel is no longer available (appears as "banned for Account Transfer")


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    When you login to the account you can see that you have Premium Account active for 7 days and town relocation items in inventory.


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    This process is very similar to the last merge process, you will find the account in the same conditions as it would have been when ghosted (e.g. no cultural treaties, no workers anywhere, etc) and you can move the towns once for free. Unlike the merge you will not have the Festival of worlds to give you +1000 satisfaction.


    A massive thanks to: Mirarik, ryoko, oder, Antikythera, Hopla, and Glenwing for their hard work! :D


    Sources used to make the thread:

    1. In-game help system

    2. Ikariam Wikia

    3. Help and Questions forum

    4. Game Bugs forum

    5. Changelog 0.5.3

    6. and... Community Manager 8)



    Originally posted on Jan 26th 2013 by Sampisa

    Piracy Frequently Asked Questions :-


    Research :-


    Building :-


    Interface :-


    Crew :-


    Raids :-


    Capture points:-


    Miracles:-


    Ambrosia:-


    Ban:-



    EDIT: Capture points and Ban policy ~iots.



    Originally posted on Jan 26th 2013 by Mirarik and Antikythera

    Strategies :-


    Here are several strategies that you may consider using. They are split into three sections - for the raider, non-raider and miscellaneous.


    For the raider :-


    • Finding targets - One method of finding targets near you is to go on to the world map and look for islands near you which have a black pirate flag on them. This means there are 1 or more players on the island with fortress built in a town, and you can therefore raid them. Alternatively, you can select targets within your region and close to your current rank in the pirate fortress. To do this, hover your mouse over the persons name, and if you find you can click it, it means the players fortress is within your reach. Remember you need to make sure your fortress is built enough so that the island is in your range. Image of the black flag in world view, and in island view:




    • Determining opponents crew strength - There is no definite way to do this, as spies tell us no information about an enemies crew strength. Having said that, you can use spies to look at things like online activity (more active players tend to gain more capture points). Or perhaps you can use last months highscores to determine how the player did when they took part last time.



    • Mobile towns - These are temporary towns that are set up to hit targets far away, and then demolished once the pirates are back. In order to do this effectively, you simply need to choose your target (which can be far far away), colonize on the island, build a level 1 fortress, attack and then demolish the colony once the pirates return. However, make sure the fortress you set up isn't your only fortress - if you only set one fortress up and demolish the town, your points will be deleted. Also, beware of corruption if your GR's aren't high enough.




    • Spies - These can be used to check whether the target is online or not. If they aren't, you can safely assume they won't be able to quickly convert capture points into crew strength using ambrosia.



    • Lost an outgoing raid? - Not to worry! You have not lost any capture points yet. Your opponent may think he has a greater crew strength than you, but this isn't necessarily correct - you may just have had bad luck with the destiny bonus (explained above). In any case, you should prepare for any counter attacks by building up your crew strength.


    For the non-raider :-


    • Staying under the radar - While your goal is to maximize your capture points, you don't want to collect so many at the beginning that you look like a juicy target to others. In the first 1-2 weeks, it could be advisable to lie low and build crew strength for defensive purposes. Being in a remote location may be helpful in servers with little activity, but on the most recently opened servers, you can expect players to raid you from all corners of the map.



    Miscellaneous :-


    • Ambrosia - If you have an incoming attack, a large number of capture points and little time to convert them, do not fear! At the cost of 10 15 ambrosias, you can instantly convert any number of capture points into crew strength. To do this, select the small orange "tick" on the right of the crew strength progress. This should bring up an option to verify your ambrosia transaction.



    • Help from alliance/friends - It is within the rules to ask alliance members and friends to collect points which you can raid off them. In this case, players normally do long capture runs such as the 8 or 16 hour ones, as these require little effort. If you wish to share the rewards at the end, be sure to stay within pushing rules!



    • The last minute - Only 2 days left for the cycle? Now is not the time to relax! Most active players will have prepared some form of strategy to gain points very rapidly in the last few days (if not hours/minutes/seconds). Some will have left juicy targets untouched which they will hit at the last moment, or some will be clicking away at the shortest and most efficient capture runs. Whatever happens, expect the capture run highscores to change a lot near the end.



    EDIT: Capture Point Conversion - 15 ambrosias ~iots



    Originally posted on Jan 26th 2013 by Mirarik and Antikythera

    Introduction to Piracy :-

    A new "minigame" in Ikariam, Piracy strives to be a dynamic and engaging method to progress through the game. In-game, it is described as:

    "A powerful Pirate Fortress with a strong crew eager for your orders. They are looking to loot capture points and gold. Fame and enormous amounts of resources beckon the most successful pirates. From here you can start raids on other Pirate Fortresses."

    At the top of every score board, the top ranked players of Piracy are those who have proved themselves by being active and tactical. As a reward, they have gained millions in resources (to the extent that they may have collected more resources from Piracy than from collecting resources the normal way).

    Every piracy cycle lasts for exactly 3 weeks, you can check the timings in the fortress building.

    Requirements :-

    Research: Piracy (18 Research_small.gif) which requires Deck Weapons (Seafaring).

    The Fortress explained :-


    Below is the data for the Fortress. The range represents how far away a person can raid with the fortress and this is measured in islands (similar to trading post) and the base crew strength is the very basic amount of crew strength the player has (explained in more depth after).

    Building level Wood_small.gif Marble_small.gif Range Base Crew Strength
    Level 1 450 250 1 2
    Level 2 906 505 2 4
    Level 3 1,389 783 3 6
    Level 4 1,935 1,112 4 8
    Level 5 2,593 1,534 5 10
    Level 6 3,427 2,103 6 12
    Level 7 4,516 2,883 7 14
    Level 8 5,950 3,949 8 16
    Level 9 7,834 5,388 9 18
    Level 10 10,284 7,296 10 20

    Capture points explained :-

    Gaining capture points is the main goal of piracy, and players should aim to collect as many as possible in each cycle. They can be collected in two ways:

    1. Capture Runs :- The first and most basic is to send out Capture Runs. These are done within the Fortress menu, and have no risk associated to them. Raw data can be found below; as you can see, the shorter missions are the best for capture points and gold. If your focus is to use capture runs, choose short runs when you have access to Ikariam and long runs when you're away.



      Target Duration Time_small.gif Gold_small.gif Capture points CapturePoints.gif Capture points per second
      Smugglers
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      2m 30s 40 115 0.767
      Fishing Boat
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      7m 30s 96 276 0.613
      Wine Transportation 3WineTransport.jpg
      15m 173 442 0.492
      Merchant Ship
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      30m 311 707 0.393
      Ram Ship
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      1h 560 1,131 0.314
      Diving Boat
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      2h 1,008 1,810 0.251
      Diplomat Ship
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      4h 1,814 2,896 0.201
      Castaways
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      8h 3,265 4,634 0.161
      Phoenicians
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      16h 5,877 7,414 0.129
    2. Raiding players :- The second method for gaining capture points is raiding other players. This can be done by selecting a town in the island map, and selecting the raid option as shown here:

      If this option is not available, your opponent does not have a fortress built in that spot.

      Unlike other battle mechanics, the mechanics for raiding is relatively simple. Whenever a player tries to raid another, the outcome of the battle happens as soon the attack lands. If the player wins, the capture points reach the player immediately. When result of the raid is determined using the crew strengths of each side, and a factor called the "destiny bonus". This makes it so that both players randomly get assigned a bonus to crew strength between -10% to 10% (for example: 90-110, 106-94 etc).

      When there is a large difference between the players crew strength, destiny bonus will make little or no difference. When the strength of the players is similar, destiny will play a large role in the outcome.

    Crew Strength :-

    Crew strength has three parts to it, which are summed to make the total crew strength:

    • Base Crew Strength - determined by building level
    • Crew Strength Bonus - there is a bonus of 1400 strength once a player reaches 7000 capture points. You should therefore always keep a minimum of 7000 capture points.
    • Converted strength - Capture points can be converted into crew strength. 10 Capture points get converted into 1 crew strength, and the time taken to do this is:
      Conversion Time: 156 + (7 * Crew Strength)where 156 represents the base conversion speed.

    Rewards :-

    Players in the top 50 are rewarded resources at the end of the cycle. The amount of resources received is equal to your rank's multiplier multiplied by the total safe limit from warehouses in the town plus the 100 safe from town hall. The rank multipliers are as follows:

    Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11-20 21-30 31-50
    Multiplier 11 10 9 8 7 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2

    So an example of this would be someone achieving rank 6, and having a total warehouse safe limit of 36,100 in a town. They would therefore receive 36,100 * 6 (the multiplier for rank 6) = 216,600 of every resource in that town. As you can see, the potential rewards are huge!

    As of 2nd April 2017

    Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11-20 21-30 31-50
    Multiplier 2.75 2.5 2.25 2 1.75 1.5 1.375 1.25 1.125 1 0.875 0.75 0.5

    So an example of this would be someone achieving rank 6, and having a total warehouse safe limit of 36,100 in a town. They would therefore receive 36,100 * 1.5 (the multiplier for rank 6) = 54,150 of every resource in that town.

    (EDIT: rewards v.0.7.6~iots.)


    Originally posted on Jan 26th 2013 by Mirarik and Antikythera

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    [Although initially cinetheatre was active for a limited time, since August 25th 2016 cinetheatre will be staying in your cities on a permanent basis.]


    It can be seen in mines if it is active or not, and the percent for production increase. In this example picture it is zero and not active.


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    The offer is valid daily for the announced period of time and has 3 options valid for one town only each day. One is for the saw mill, the other for the luxury mine and the third for 150 favour points.

    For each of them you have to watch a little movie to get the bonus. At the end the option is activated. The first 2 options are active for 12 hours and only apply to the town where you watch the video, and the third one is valid until the end of day.

    Starting with ver 7.8.0 applied on 24.08.2017 the third option is valid since the end of week (each Sunday, 23:59)


    Note that to gain any favour, you must have a Palace.

    You can start by going to daily tasks and clicking the little picture on the row that says: Screen the cultural feature in the Cinetheatre!


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    or you can click on the new building in town


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    In order to view the movies you should deactivate ad-blocker and/or script-blocker.

    At the end of the movie the bonus is activated and you can click the [x] in the upper right corner or any other place to continue the game or click "Play

    now!" to go to the game presented in the movie you just watched.


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    After that you can check if it is active in town view and/or island view.

    You also get a notification in town advisor with a text similar to this for every bonus:

    You have activated a bonus in the Cinetheatre:

    Building material production + 20 % for 12 hrs


    In island view it is shown by a plus sign near the mine


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    and in the mine


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    At this point you have one bonus active and two more to go.


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    Repeat same steps for the other two options and the daily task will be finished and rewarded. You have time till midnight to redeem it as usual.


    In town view you can see if the bonus is active if there is a plus sign near the symbol of each resource and in the tooltip


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    When no movies are available the curtains are closed.


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    Enjoy the new bonus!


    Buying ambrosia


    Getting ambrosia into a game account has 3 in-game steps and after that the steps specific to each payment method you choose.


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    In the first step you need to choose the amount of ambrosia you want to buy.


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    In the second step you need to choose the payment method. Payment method differ from country to country, and by the amount of ambrosia you want to buy.


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    In the third step you need to verify for the last time if the amount and payment are correct then click "Buy now".

    It is important not to cancel the buy after this last in-game step because there might be problems with the payment procedure between banks.

    Just in case you need to cancel you need to read "T&C" and "Right of Cancellation" first.

    Miscellaneous


    How you can use an item?

    In inventory you will see the list of active items (3) and bought but inactive items (1)

    By clicking on inactive items you will see the info and you will have the "Use" button to activate them.


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    For some items you need to choose the town they will be active on.

    Choose a town (2) before clicking "Use" (3)


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    After clicking "use" the item will be placed in currently running items list (4)


    So, when you activate an item make sure you read the info and select the needed action.


    If you need to cancel an item and this is allowed, you get a safety question (Yes/Cancel) because cancelling an item will make you lose it from all lists and you need to buy it again.


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    Buying items


    You can buy an item by clicking the price in his view:


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    Then the button is changed to "Buy" and you have to click it again. It's a safety question for not buying instantly by mistake.


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    When there is not enough ambrosia to buy an item you will ahve the option to buy more ambrosia (1) return to your previous view (2, 3)


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    After you buy an item you are offered the option to continue shopping and browse (left and right - 2, 3) through the list of items.


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    Offers to buy items can still be found in game, for example on each advisor you can buy premium account or naturalize citizens in the mines.


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    You can choose for what period of time you want to buy the feature and price icon will update automatically.

    If you have enough ambrosia it'll look like this one showing the price for that item and selected period of time


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    If you do not have enough ambrosia it'll look like this one, showing the missing ambrosia in red


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    List of items, searching, filtering and sorting


    This is the list of all items in the shop.


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    1 - displays the list of recommended items

    2 - displays the list of economy items

    3 - displays the list of military items

    4 - displays the list of decoration items

    5 - displays the list of other items that do not fit in the categories above



    This is the list of popular items in the shop.


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    1, 2, 3, 4 same s above but for a short list of items that are used more often.



    Searching


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    If you know what you want you can search it by writing its name (no.1) and click search.



    To find items easier there are 2 facilities: filter and sort


    Unfiltered items are many and it's hard to find what you are looking for.


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    If you used a filter before, you can go to the dropdown list (1) and choose "Show all currencies" (2) to display all items again.


    You can filter them to show only the items that can be bought with ambrosia.


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    To display only items that can be bought with ambrosia go to the dropdown list (1) and choose "Ambrosia" (2)



    This shop also introduces a new thing: items that can be bought with in-game gold. You can find them by filtering them like below:


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    There is a new feature: buy items with in-game gold. To view those items you go to the dropdown list (1) and choose "Gold" (2).

    When you buy items with in-game gold you will see how gold is deducted from the displayed number on this page (first section in front of "Top up premium currency")



    Unsorted items look like this:


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    If you have them sorted before, go to the dropdown list (1) and choose "Default" (2)



    You can sort them by name (ascending or descending)


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    If you want them sorted by name, go to the dropdown list (1) and choose "Name (ascending)" (2) or "Name (descending)".


    You can sort them by ambrosia amount needed to buy them (ascending or descending)


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    If you want them sorted by price, go to the dropdown list (1) and choose "Price (ascending)" (2) or "Price (descending)".


    Inventory


    The purpose of the inventory is to store items until you need to use them. For example you can buy them on different reduction events and use them later. Or if you earn an item while it is already running.


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    1 - this is the tab for inventory of items

    2 - this is the tab for Sea Chart Pieces Found. Not discussed in this tutorial as it relates to another feature of the game

    3 - this is the tab for Sea Chart Collection. Not discussed in this tutorial as it relates to another feature of the game

    4 - this is the list of items currently in use. Clicking on an item here it displays info in place no.5

    5 - item Info displayed when you click an item in list no.4

    6 - list of all items

    7 - list of economy items

    8 - list of military items

    9 - list of decoration items

    10 - list of other items than cannot fit in the categories above

    11 - places to display items you bought and that can be used at your convenience


    Here is how details on currently running items look like.


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    In this case (Premium account) you can see for how much time it will be running and you can extend it manually or automatically.


    The Shop


    The new shop looks like this:


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    There are many places to click here:

    1 - opens the buy ambrosia procedure that you already know. If not, it is described here: (point to get ambrosia)

    2 - Home - always displays this screen

    3 - Items - displays all the items in the shop

    4 - Popular items - displays some of the most used items to locate them more easily.

    5 - Search - you can search for a specific item, just write its name and click "search"

    6, 7 - left, right arrows changes to one of the 3 groups of items sequentially

    8 - group 1 - Terrible Tax Adviser item

    9 - group 2 - Economy items

    10 - group 3 - Recommended items

    11 - displays the items in Economy group

    12, 13 scrolls through Popular items displayed like a filmstrip

    14 - shows all popular items in another view

    15 - shows details about the item you click it


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    There are several links here too:

    1 - goes to home

    2 - goes to the category displayed (in this picture Other/Account)

    3 - displays info and description of the selected item. Right now info and description contain the same text.

    4 - buys the item and places it in inventory

    5 - exits details view


    Ikariam Shop v.0.7.6 2016


    Version 0.7.6 of Ikariam introduces new features: a reorganised shop and an item system, plus a new inventory for storing and using them in.


    The new shop starts by clicking the amphora (1) in the upper left corner of every game page or by clicking on the balloons (3) in town view.

    The inventory can be viewed by clicking the brown box (2) under the amphora in the upper left corner of every game page.


    In the inventory there will be bought items and earned items and this includes the cinetheatre items.

    This guide is just an initial guide. The shop is versatile and can be subject to many changes and additions in the future.

    Prices in pictures are current prices at 01.12.2016.


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    When the balloons are red it means there is Happy Hour going on.


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    1, 3 - opens the shop

    2 - opens the inventory



    This guide has the following chapters:


    The Shop

    Inventory

    List of items, searching, filtering and sorting

    Buying items

    Miscellaneous

    Buying Ambrosia



    Originally posted on 04.12.2016 by Antikythera

    Server/World s49 Kerberos - special server

    Start: 06.12.2021

    Close: still active


    Board announcement:


    New World: Kerberos

    December 06th, 2021


    Dear Players


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    A new Server: Kerberos


    On Ikariam.en, starting date : Monday 6th December 2021


    Settings:


    25% faster troop and fleet training

    10% faster trade ships

    50% more sulfur income


    Enjoy!


    Server/World s49 Kerberos - special server

    Start: 06.12.2021

    Close: still active


    Board announcement:


    New World: Kerberos

    December 06th, 2021


    Dear Players


    IK_NewServer.jpg


    A new Server: Kerberos


    On Ikariam.en, starting date : Monday 6th December 2021


    Settings:


    25% faster troop and fleet training

    10% faster trade ships

    50% more sulfur income


    Enjoy!


    Server/World s48 Acheron - special server

    Start: 30.08.2021

    Close: merge with Alpha (1), Beta (2), Pi (16), Zelos (43), Zephyros (44), Herakles (45), Hydra (46) and Orpheus (47) on 02.12.2021


    Board announcement:


    New World: Acheron

    August 30th, 2021


    Dear Players


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    A new Server: Acheron


    On Ikariam.en, starting date : Monday 30th August 2021


    Settings:


    50% Faster Trade Ships

    35% Higher Income of Sulfur

    10% Higher Income of Building Materials and marbles


    Note: due to the special nature of these servers they, like the last time, will be excluded from any events that add special bonuses.


    Enjoy!