Meeting resource requirements for building, research and training in King of Avalon can be tough. One way to help is setting up one or more farm accounts. This guide explains what a farm account is and how to set it up.
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Tips on building a farm account.
Important: If you want to use the same device for multiple accounts, make sure that you have bound your game in the Settings - Account menu. Better not use facebook to bind, I got a lot of problems with it and lost several accounts. This is a good idea anyway, you do not want to lose the account you have invested time and money in just because your device gets corrupted, but essential for being able to set up other accounts on the same device.
You will find that the resource production of your main account is quite limited. Even if you have many resource buildings all maxed out and increase your production rate with research and talent points, you will find the produced resources will not come close to meeting your requirements. There are other ways to get your resources besides resource production, such as resource gathering, but you will likely still find it tough to meet the requirements. Building one or more farm accounts can help you.
In some other games Hyper Farming is an alternative approach to tackle the resource problem. With Hyper Farming every player in an Alliance sets up his main to produce one specific resource, focusses buildings, research, commander skill points, gear as much as possible on that resource. In King of Avalon hyper farming for main accounts is not really applicable, at least not to the full extend. Mostly because there is a limit to each type of resource production building, so the possibilities to specialize are limited. In addition the fact that different resources become available at different times in the game, also makes it more difficult to setup a good system.
Some players use hyper farming in combination with farm accounts, having one (or even multiple) farm account for each resource type, and the alliance having farm alliances for each resource with dedicated alliance resource buildings for that resource.
Conceptually a Farm Account is simply another account dedicated to the resource you need. In some other games it is better to setup a Farm account dedicated to one resource, but because of the restrictions in the number of buildings you can build of each type, in King of Avalon it is better to just focus on all resources you need in one account. If you need more resources and like the concept of Farm Accounts, you can build multiple farm accounts.
Make sure to bind each account. These days there is an option to use an e-mail to bind via the Kings Group account bind option, this is in my eyes the best.
If you want to use multiple accounts on the same device, you can go to the Settings - Account menu and use the Start New Game button. Once the game starts you click through the tutorial and start building your account.
I will briefly discuss some of the items of our Beginner's Guide and indicate what you should do for each step for your farm accounts.
It might be that the alliance of your main has a dedicated farm alliance in which case it is a good idea to join this. Drawback is that it is likely not going to be very active when it comes to Helps and Gifts, but other alliances will very likely kick you when they find out you are a Farm Account and the more active an alliance is, the faster this will happen. Grouping farm accounts together has as benefit that they will not be unintentionally attacked, although it might lead to some intentional attacks, i.e. players who are not strong enough to hit your mains hitting your farms instead.
Teleporting close to your main is quite cumbersome. The beginner's teleport only allows you to port to a random location in a new kingdom. You should make sure you are in the right kingdom (it can be a coincidence, but when I made my farm account on the same device as my main it was already in the same kingdom) before you upgrade to stronghold 6 and when your account is not older than 5 days, but to get close to your main you need to become a member of the main or farm alliance and use an Alliance Teleport, or safe up Alliance Honor making donations to purchase an advanced Teleport. If you can temporarily get into the main alliance and use the alliance or fortress teleport, you can come close and afterwards leave the alliance again.
Leveling up your Lord will be important to be able to assign Talent Points to the Economy category to increase the resource production and gathering rates. Since you need to max Talent projects before being able to go on to the next one, there are not so many choices to be made. Just make sure you chose the right branch for you, i.e. production or gathering depending on how you plan to use the account.
Outside the wall you should build as many resource buildings as possible. You might build one Military Tent (required for Stronghold upgrade lvl 9) and one Hospital (required for Stronghold lvl 11). Inside the wall I suggest to at least build one of each to start. They are not all necessary, but you do get Lord EXP for each building level, so they help with upgrading your Lord.
Besides gathering and resource production there are better ways to get resources in King of Avalon, I will discuss some in this paragraph.
By far my favorite is the Undead Trader shop. I buy one of each day for the cheapest rates, which gives me in each farm account 220k silver, 840k iron, 9m wood and 4.5m food each day. It takes a long time to set this up, especially if you hadn't fully developed your dragon spirit before Catacombs v2 was introduced, but it is worth it. Once you have set it up, it takes only minimal effort.
Something I am not using myself is the spire loot, here you can get 250k silver, 1m iron, 2.5m wood and 2.5m food. I am not using that because I am currently still improving the strength of my farm accounts, so I am buying other stuff from the spire loot. I'll go more into why I am doing that in the next paragraph.
Monsters and Barbarian Rallies have been there from the start. It is more time consuming when it comes to your time to get resources this way, but when you look at it from your troops point of view, it is actually a more efficient way than gathering. Besides that, just like the other ways described in this paragraph, the way you collect resources is safe, so it doesn't make your farm accounts a target.
Hitting Monsters and doing Barbarian rallies is especially worthwhile when there is a seasonal event that even gives you extra rewards for doing so. Seasonal events can also be a good source of resources (although typically mostly food and wood), but they also give a lot of other goodies, more about that in the next paragraph.
I started out using farm accounts purely for resources, but there are other ways to help grow your account now that the Goods Exchange option in the Trading Post has been introduced. I will discuss the 6 categories and indicate how to make sure you can transfer the maximum to your main each day.
In the Equipment category I focus mostly on Steel and Dragon Essence. I still got a lot of those in my accounts from the time these were rewards for Demonic Siege and UAC, I participated especially in the first with my farm accounts. Now that these are gone you can focus on getting steel and dragon essence from the Spire Loot in your farm accounts to transfer to your main.
Getting enough Gemstone Essence (my preferred item in the Gemstone category) to your main is quite hard. Often with seasonal events you can get refining stones (and gemstones) as rewards, which you can convert to gemstone essence. Other ways are buing gemstone fragments in the spire loot and converting these, and buying refining stones from the spirt alter shop and converting these. Getting enough credits for the spirit altar shop is a challenge.
Now that the amount of Emblems you can transfer a day has been increased (12), I cannot keep up purchasig enough of them from the Undead Trader (16 every 2 days) on my 4 farms, so effectively I only transfer 8 a day.
For the Heroes category I am lately switching between focusing on transferring summoning horns (you can transfer 15 a day to your main, for which I get enough on my farms by only logging in every day on all my accounts, which provides me with a total of 140 in a week), and specific fragments from King Arthurs Soul, Elaine of Garlot or Sir Baudwin (I do on each farm account one hit on the Kingdom Threat Golem, which gives me 10 fragments on each account, more than enough to be able to transfer the max of 2 per day). Currently I am favoring summoning horns again, because in the just released update 5.3.0 the drop rate of hero card draw has been optimized.
For Statues you can only transfer Statue Material. I get enough of this from buying Prestige Statue (fragments) in the Undead Trader and converting these. Alternatively Statue Material has also been added to the trial shops.
So far I have only gone for the Lake Travel in the Artifacts category. I got enough of this from participating in the Demonic Siege, but you can also buy it in the Spire Loot.
Because more changes might come here, I have decided to just continue building my farm accounts. I am not putting a huge amount of effort in it, but have started to craft Deathseeker gear and decided to level them up to SH 22 to increase march capacity and unlock better tier troops.
There are two ways to get the resources from a Farm account to your main, you attack the farm account with your main, or you transfer resources via the Trading Post from your farm to your main.
Going for the Trading Post route is not recommended. It requires you to either change your main account to the farm alliance or your farm account to the main alliance, this is cumbersome. Plus transferring resources via Trading Post, especially since your Farm account will likely not be a very high level, will be time consuming. With a Trading Post the trade in resources is taxed at a level depending on the level of your Trading Post.
If you use attack to transfer resources, your Main and Farm account need to be in different alliance (which they normally are) and your Main (and Farm) cannot have an active Peace Shield. In King of Avalon there is no tax on resources when attacking.
After draining your farm account by attacking make sure to login to your farm account and put out the fire and repair your wall, otherwise it could happen that your wall defenses get destroyed completely and your account random ports out.
There is not a specific target level for a Farm account. The higher you build your account (and all Resource buildings), the more resources you will produce, but while you are building your account, you likely need all resources to build your Farm Account, so it is not producing for you yet. The level you build your account depends on you. How many time do you want to invest in building up your account, and how much patience you have before it starts producing for your main.
I would say for sure go at least for SH 15, as you would like to be able to transfer silver, but if you have the energy I would suggest to continue upgrading it higher. If you get a stronger account it is easier for example to get high enough in Magic Spire to unlock all possible items in the shop, and you can better contribute in Demonic Siege, maybe even play a small role in Ultimate Alliance Conquest. All providing you with rewards you can transfer to your main.
I hope this gives you an idea what a Farm account is, and what an important role it can play in growing your account. If you have any other suggestions or questions, please share in the comments.
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