War and Order Guide Explaining How to Build Alliance Castle
Starting an alliance in War and Order is exciting and offers more to the gameplay than just growing your castle level. Being an alliance leader requires you to manage your alliance buildings, members, donations, territory and much more.
This guide will get you started by explaining how to start your alliance and build your alliance castle in War and Order. Several topics will be discussed such as donations to alliance technology, building the castle, elite mines, as well as a few tips to help you run a successful alliance in the game.
Step One – How to Create an Alliance in War and Order
If you want to have an alliance, obviously you need to create one. Creating an alliance in War and Order is much simpler than in most games. There are no huge monetary costs nor is there a level requirement. You can be a castle level 1 and have an alliance started in about 2 minutes.
To create your alliance, you will just need to click the alliance menu down at the bottom of your screen. You will have to play through the tutorial in order to access free movement within the game. The tutorial forces you to perform certain actions first. You can breeze through the tutorial in a matter of minutes.
Once you are in the Alliance Menu you will have the option to either join an alliance, or at the bottom of the screen you will see the button to Create Alliance. Click that button, fill out the required info, and submit.
A few guidelines to remember for creating an alliance in War and Order
The requirement for creating an alliance in War and Order is 200 gems. You get 200 gems for free when you bind your account for the first time. You will find the gems in your mailbox after binding your account.
If you are going to create an alliance in War and Order you will have to choose an alliance name as well as alliance initials. The alliance name cannot be more than 16 characters long (including spaces).
An example is my alliance on Realm 388. The alliance name is Shadow_EmpireX and our initials are S3X. Have fun and be creative with naming your alliance. Leave a comment below letting us know what you have named it and your initials. I have seen some really fun ones.
Step 2 – How to Gain Alliance Points in War and Order
To build your alliance castle, you will need to earn alliance points. You will need exactly 2000 alliance points in order to build your castle. Points are earned through donations to alliance technology.
This is the step that many alliance leaders struggle with. You must remind all your members to donate to alliance technology. Sending a donation reminder approximately every hour will get you earning your points fast.
Keep an eye on your Donations Rank in your alliance manager section. You get to this screen by tapping the alliance menu, then tap manage alliance (at the bottom of the screen). Once you are in the alliance manager screen you will see the menu item called “Donation Ranking.” Tap this icon and you will be able to see who is donating often. Stats are recorded for the day, week, as well as members full time in the alliance.
If a member leaves the alliance for any reason and then come back, their donation history is typically wiped and will show zero when they re-enter the alliance. Keep that in mind for when you have big donators that all of the sudden have zero points. They may have left to defend a farm.
Where to focus your first 2000 alliance points in War and Order
One of the first technologies you should focus on for your alliance is called Alliance Expansion. This tech increases the amount of members you can have in your alliance. Every time you level alliance expansion you will be able to have an extra 5 members in your alliance.
You can level alliance expansion two times before you will have to wait until you have an Alliance Technology level of 10. Once expansion is leveled twice, it is your choice to focus on either war or resources. If you are in a realm with lots of attacks happening in the beginning it may help to put points into war.
NOTE: Do NOT spend alliance points on shop items before building your alliance castle. It just is not worth it at a low level.
Step 3 – How to Build the Alliance Castle in War and Order
Now comes the fun part. You and your members have put in all the hard work and effort to get those 2000 alliance points. Congratulations, it is time to build your Alliance Castle! Here is what you need to know and plan for.
Choosing a Location for Your Alliance Castle – Elite Mines
The one thing every good alliance is after is Elite Mines. Elite mines offer private resource tiles in large amounts that are reserved just for you and your alliance members. If you place your alliance territory around these Elite tiles, you will have exclusive access to them.
Elite tiles can be shared by more than one alliance if two territories are touching the same mine. You will find that most of the time you can get away with just tagging the edge of elite mine and have nothing to worry about. However, there are instances where you will want to cover the entire mine within your territory to prevent sharing (unless you’re friends).
Sharing Elite mines can lead to trouble if another alliance is collecting on it and you send troops to gather on the mine as well. You will end up attacking the other alliances troops and your troops will die. They will probably die painful deaths because there are usually two or more players collecting on elite mines at any given time.
Where to Place the Castle
Now that you understand the importance of the elite mines, it is time to choose your home. Building your alliance castle creates your first section of alliance territory. The castle will give you a large amount of territory (12×12 tiles). Try to place your castle in a position that will tag 2 or more elite mines right away.
You will also get to build a few other alliance buildings to grow your territory. There is only one more building you get that will actually be large enough to possibly tag another elite mine, which is the alliance fort.
Other Alliance Buildings Explained
The rest of the alliance buildings that you get to place right away each serve a specific purpose. They are completely free to build and you can use them to inch your way towards more elite mines. Below is an explanation of each building. The Alliance Fort is something you will want to inform all your members about.
The alliance fort is a safe haven for 1 march of troops. Each alliance member can place one full march of troops in the alliance fort and they cannot be attacked or harmed. The alliance fort cannot be attacked by anyone, it cannot be scouted, and it can only be destroyed if the Alliance Castle defense reaches zero.
During war times or periods of heavy attacks this is a great place for people who have no shields to place their troops. To use the alliance fort just select it on the map and choose reinforce. All troops will stay in the fort until they are recalled. Be sure you let your members know the importance of this alliance building and how to use it.
The War Temple is what activates any of your War Technology buffs that you level through alliance donations. If this building is destroyed, all war tech buffs will be reduced until the building is rebuilt.
As majestic as it sounds, this tree does nothing more than activate all Production Technology buffs that you level through the alliance donations. If this building is lost to war then all production buffs will be reduced until it is rebuilt.
This buildings tooltip reads “Necessary for researching alliance-related Alliance Technology.” What that means is this is the building that will activate all Alliance Technology buffs (alliance expansion and others). If this building gets burned down, these buffs will be reduced until you construct a new one.
Port Tower and Port
This is probably one of the most misunderstood and least explained alliance buildings in War and Order. The Port and Port Tower work hand in hand to allow your alliance members to teleport their troops to a designated location on the map.
The Port Tower is the building you will want to build right away within your alliance territory. This is where you will send troops to teleport out. Once the Port is built, the troops that enter the Port Tower will be placed in the Port. They will stay there until they are sent out on a march to attack or recalled.
Things to Know about Porting
Porting does not move your castle or your territory. As the tooltip states for the Port building “The Port Tower will instantly transmit your armies to the Port. Your armies can then attack enemies directly from the Port.”
Building the Port Tower is free. Building the Port is expensive. It costs 25000 alliance points or 5000 gems to build the Port. The port tower is a permanent structure. The Port is temporary and has low defense.
Building the port takes 6 hours. Once it is built it drops 2 defense points per minute. When the Port defense reaches zero the building will disappear.
Step 4 – Building the Alliance Castle in War and Order
You know where you want to place your Alliance Castle and you have the points. Now comes the time to actually build it. This step is very easy and can be achieved two different ways.
The first way (and preferred way) to build the alliance castle is to go to your region map (the map where you go to kill monsters, collect resources etc). Tap on an empty piece of ground so your mini castle menu pops up. This is the menu you use to teleport your castle, plant flags, and build buildings.
Tap the icon labeled Alliance buildings. Choose the Alliance Castle from the menu and it will give you a ghost version of the castle. You can now move it around freely and select the perfect spot for your castle. All of the tiles must light up green in order to place your castle.
Once you have to spot you like, just click build, and it will place the structure on the ground for you. The process is the same for building all alliance buildings and flags. You will use the Flags option for planting flags though.
Try not to be to OCD about placing your structures, flags, and buildings in an orderly fashion. The ultimate goal is to claim as much land as you can so your territory may end up looking a little goofy.
Second Way To Build the Alliance Castle
The second way to build the alliance castle is to enter the alliance menu from the bottom of your screen. Once there, click the tab with the label “Alliance Buildings.” This screen will have a few different areas, you should explore it to see what it’s all about.
You want to head to the tab labeled Alliance Hall, this will show a list of all the different alliance building. It is the same page that would appear if you used method one. From here choose the building you want, select build, and place the building on the map.
Step 5 – Expanding Your Territory in War and Order
Once the Alliance Castle has been built, you now have the ability to plant alliance flags. These are what you will use to expand your territory even farther. Flags cost alliance points or gems to place. The price of planting a flag increases with each flag placed.
Flags can be destroyed if they are attacked. But do not worry, it takes a lot of attacks and a long time to destroy flags. If you are running an active alliance you will have plenty of time and resources (alliance points or gems) to keep your flags healed.
You can see in the image below how flags can be planted to just barely touch the corner of an existing piece of your territory. This is helpful to stretch out as far as you can to reach new elite mines. There are instances where two alliances can cross these tight corners with their territories. If you need to get around an existing alliance’s territory look for spots like the ones in the image below.
War and Order Guide Alliance Territory Explained
In the first part of this War and Order alliance territory guide the placement of the Alliance castle and buildings were explained. In this part of the guide, alliance territory placement rules and tips will be covered.
There are some rules to keep in mind when placing your alliance territory. This guide will explain those rules and tell you how to get the most out of your alliance territory.
War and Order Alliance Territory Placement Rules
Alliance territory can be expanded by planting alliance flags. These flags increase your reach across the map and allow you to capture more elite mines. Planting flags is easy, but there are times you can’t place a flag.
You cannot connect a flag to another alliances territory. There are some occasions or situations where you will be able to cross over their territory if a thin corner is left open. This method can be used to share an elite mine or get to another mine quicker.
Alliance buildings and flags must be connected to a piece of your territory that is connected to the Alliance castle. If that sounds confusing don’t worry, it’s not. Simply put, you cannot place your flags or buildings in the middle of nowhere. They must connect to an existing piece of your territory. The alliance castle is the primary hub and starting point of your territory, everything leads back to it.
Territory Teleports – What they are and what they are not
In War and Order you will see an item called a territory teleport. When I first started playing this game I thought it meant you can teleport your entire alliance territory. Wow was I a noob….
A territory teleport will NOT transport your alliance territory. It will not move any of your structures.Here is what a territory teleport does in War and Order; it allows you to port your castle (Your player castle, not alliance castle), anywhere within your own territory for less than the cost of an elite teleport. You can also territory teleport to your union alliances territories (marked as blue territory on the map).
Territory ports will allow you to move around the world map quickly and easily in an effort to defend your allies, make space between you and an angry neighbor, or organize your alliance hive.
Most top alliances will require members to have between 1 to 2 territory ports on them at all times. This allows for quick mobilization if there is ever a sudden fight somewhere. You cannot use a territory port (tp) if your castle is not 100% inside your alliance territory (or your union’s territory). If the edge of your castle is hanging across the border, you will have to use a regular port.
Organizing Your Hive
When you create your alliance territory, you will want to have your alliance member’s teleport their castles to the area. This is called an alliance Hive. It is where all of the alliance members reside to protect each other, join attacks quickly, and easily use the elite tiles.
If you look around your world map or search older realms and look at their territories, you will see some of them have a very nice setup. Most alliances will eventually start placing member castles in a sort of grid formation. This helps prevent others from porting into a random spot in your hive and attacking weaker players.
When an alliance hive is organized, sending out reinforcements is easier because everyone is close together so the march times are less. There are several benefits to having a hive that is neatly structured. Be sure to have everyone’s castle 100 percent inside the alliance territory though so they can use territory ports to move around if needed.
Alliance Castle and Territory Guide Summary – Wrapping Up
I know this was a rather long guide to go over such a short process. But we also covered a few topics that many people have trouble understanding. The Port Tower and Ports will be useful tools for you in the future now that you know what they are and how to use them.
Territory teleports don’t move your alliance territory (I wish it were that easy). If you do wish to move your entire alliance territory, you can click on any of your alliance buildings, tap building info, and select Remove. You will not be able to build a new building of that type for 2 hours. If you destroy a building, all buffs that building provides will be unavailable until you rebuild it.
Try to preplan your alliance territory and member castle placements. Stick around where your alliance castle will be. Also, if you can get close to an Ancient Ruins, then your march times won’t be so far away for rebels and rallies.
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Good luck and Happy Gaming my friends!