This article is going to assume you have read part one and know the basics of hyper farming. This series covers how to build your own trade empire that can put a little extra cash in your pocket or help you along to the wonders of tier 4 troops!
Lets make some money!
Things you will need
- An account that is or will be level 21 AND will be permanently shielded. This is your bank and a level 21 marketplace will save you tons of RSS in taxes and make transfers quick with 5 double speed marches. Once you get your accounts up and running you do not want 50-100 million silver sitting on an un-shielded account. There are several ways to accomplish this with minimal spending
- You will need one account(separate from the above) that has a prison and some number of troops(tier 1 are fine) This is for silver transfers without taxes.
- Some method of either generating 25,000 gold per month to keep your bank shielded
- However many accounts you feel you can run and level up effectively. You will be signing on to these at least twice a day (if you ever hit your city cap you are wasting RSS) so dont try to run 20 accounts if you can only stand doing transfers for 10 of them
Obtaining the above
The easiest and fastest way to get things started is pretty simple: Buy some accounts, if you are patient you can get very high level stuff for pretty cheap. I picked up the level 21 account that became my bank for about $140, it came with a level 4 treasury and 30k gold on it. You can often pick up other people’s farm accounts for very cheap as well and just convert them to whatever you need.
Investing some money is the fastest way to do things, if you are adverse that you can still easily make money, it will just take a bit longer to get things rolling. Start your accounts and level them, focus purely on SH levels at first until your VIP level is 7 or 8, then you can go ahead and build your RSS buildings and get a few extra free instant builds out of the deal.
You will want to get the basic RSS (Wood/Stone/Food/Ore) established so you can always be upgrading things and never have to worry about running out of RSS but the goal here is SILVER. Silver is what will make you money the fastest as it trades generally at 3-4 times the value of any of the others and is one of the only resources that is required in significant amounts after SH 21 is reached.
One decision you will need to make is how you want to keep your bank shielded. The most money efficient way to do it is to simply have two level 15 accounts with 10,000 gold cooking for 30 days and level up the treasury on your bank to level 3 with 12,000 gold for 30 days. This will provide enough gold to keep your bank shielded permanently for only the cost of the initial investment which if you take advantage of good sales could be as little as $80.
If you don’t want any accounts at 15 just use the treasury at your bank however high of a level you can get it and purchase enough gold for the rest or you can trade RSS for shields (if you choose this method make sure you trade for enough to have a good stockpile, never good to be desperate to trade for a shield).
What should a farm account look like?
Most of your farms will be pure silver farms, the other RSS buildings dont really matter. If it is a level 14 account you will end up with 1 of each outer building(mine, farm etc) and the entire top section will be villas and your forge, nothing else, no academy, no gymnos, nothing. The only reason to do otherwise is if you want to protect your heroes with rallies in which case you will need a barracks and hall of war. I personally don’t bother with this since i dont want to be setting 10 rallies every 8 hours and people who hit you are doing so because they want your RSS, so they release your heroes quickly to let your rss build up again fast.
Those spots are precious, silver doesnt produce much so each villa is a big help and during periods of uninterrupted farming you want every single scrap you can produce.
Level 15? Now you need a couple things, at a minimum you must have a barracks and hall of war to protect your hero from rallies and then depending on how you trust yourself to always keep them rallied you also want a gymnos as backup. From my experience people in your own kingdom dont often look to execute farm heroes but during KvK events its a very real danger. There are obviously benefits to the higher levels and having 7-8 active treasuries is a LOT of extra gold being brought in. This would be a strategy I would use if you were attempting to get to tier 4 with minimal money spent.
I personally have 2 accounts at level 15 for gold generation and the rest of the farms are level 14.
Next time Ill be talking about advertising, finding clients, and keeping your location safe! Please leave any questions you might have! I promise to respond!
Contributed by Dan