Choose one of the four factions and start building an empire
Build an army by recruiting various units and also heroes to lead them all
Set out on a war path to conquer the world together with your allies
Featuring the standard empire-building gameplay that fans of casual MMORTS games would enjoy, Lords of Conquest puts you in the shoes of the ruler of one of four major factions in a massive world which doubles as a melting pot of all major civilizations of old, ranging from the Huns to the Byzantines.
To begin your campaign of conquest, you’ll first need to choose a faction to throw your lot with. There are 4 factions to select from, namely Europa, Arabia, Slavia and Asia. Each faction has their own set of faction perks so it’s important to choose a faction that you think best fit your playstyle. However, do take note that once chosen, you won’t be able to switch factions.
Like most empire-building games, you’ll need to gather resources and build up your city. There are several resources you’ll need to pay attention to and you are given multiple ways to gather them, be it collecting them from resource-producing buildings like the farmland and the lumbermill or by completing quests. Quests in this game are possibly the easiest way for you to accumulate a whole lot of resources so it would be wise to focus your attention on them.
The building process in this game is pretty much what you’d expect from a typical empire building game. You are given 1 construction slot to build or upgrade a structure of your choice, but if you play the game for a bit more, you should be able to get an extra builder for 48 hours for free. You can also use the gold (premium currency) you’re given to buy more time. Interestingly, you can also speed up your construction process to free up your builder using gold, or for free if the time left is around 6 minutes or less.
As you play, you’ll eventually unlock your Academy. This is a very crucial structure since you’ll be getting most researches done here. You can improve almost all aspects of the gameplay through these researches, be it resource production, military strength or city development.
Once you’ve got your economy up and running, you can now turn your attention to building up an army. There are 4 main types of units in Lords of Conquest. You have your basic infantry and archers, but you can recruit cavalry and siege weapons too. These units are tiered and you’ll only unlock better versions of your units by upgrading their respective buildings.
In this game, you’ll get to recruit heroes to lead each type of unit as well. These heroes can be obtained through the Hall of Heroes, but most of the time, what you’ll get are fragments instead of whole heroes. You’ll then need to gather enough fragments to “form” a hero. Heroes generally provide your units with a passive stat boost, and you can increase these boosts by, for instance, equipping them with new and upgraded skills, unlocking new talent nodes, and equipping them with gear that you’ve crafted yourself at the blacksmith.
Is your army ready to see some action? Well, head on over to the world map to find a suitable target to attack… and this target doesn’t even have to be another player’s city. Aside from rival cities and empires, the game provides you with a ton of other locations to attack and raid. You can also participate in various events such as Solo Rush, Lost Temple and even Game of Thrones.
If you enjoy playing Lords of Conquest, you might be interested to know that you can spend some real money to get Gold, which in turn can be spent to buy certain advantages or subscriptions to get additional daily freebies. The game even has a tiered VIP system in place for players to obtain some really sweet perks.
A quick tip though - you should be able to easily get up to VIP 3 simply by spending whatever Gold you get for free on buying VIP points. You don’t even need to spend a single actual dime! However, do take note that the perks you get is only valid as long as your VIP is active, so make sure to make the most of it while it’s still active.
As you might expect, Lords of Conquest does provide its players with a guild system called Warband to help players coordinate their military efforts and to dominate entire regions. Naturally, you’ll get tons of bonuses and access to special Warband-only features.
Despite its average gameplay, Lords of Conquest does have some astounding graphics. The music used in this game is perfectly suited to the game’s theme too. The ominous melody coupled with heavy drum beats bring out the warlike aspect of its gameplay, increasing immersion for its players for sure!
In short, Lords of Conquest is pretty much a standard MMORTS game through and through. Featuring breathtaking graphics and a fun yet somewhat casual MMO gameplay, this is the sort of game you can enjoy anywhere you like without having to at least commit hours of your time.