A beginnerís guide - by Moonlime
Back in June, we started our trial Community Representative Program and asked for volunteers to assist with specific project work. The program is wrapping up now and I want to present:
A beginner’s guide with the goal to help beginner players to find some basic information to play The Settlers Online.
I want to thank Moonlime for all the time and effort in putting this together.
I hope you enjoy it.
Safety and Rules Guides
New Game Development
Here, you will find information to help you get started. Scroll down to the other sections of the guide or use the index tags above.
As a beginner player, your first step is to follow your tutorial until you get to level 17. Follow the Guide for Dummies by Fhearghus.
You will encounter a few of the 0 Production Quests along the way. Follow the 0 Production Quest Guide by Giogino.
Players will use abbreviations. Study the List of abbreviations by Greek_Spartan.
As you follow your tutorial, you will want to focus on 2 things:
1-Keep your travel times short as you build your economy. Place production buildings around your storehouse to decrease the settlers’ walking times; thus increasing production. To help you visualize this process, use the Guide to Building Set-Up by zugzug.
You will have more space as you clear your island. Re-organize later. Here’s how you can Move Buildings. You get 10 building licenses per sector you clear. Remember to build a storehouse and check your mail for the licenses.
2-Focus on balancing your production as you build your economy.
Click here to go to the Production Guides.
Finally, click here for players’ useful tips to consider as you move along.
Build to ratio to keep everything balanced. Use the Production Chain Ratio Guide by BB_Arad1 to help you. Don’t over-build.
Check your Economy Overview Tool often when building or upgrading to keep your production balanced. The Economy Overview Guide by BB_Meesherbeans will get you started.
Use the Economy Overview Calculator by CEO to help you balance your production. To use, just input the numbers and save if you want.
Upgrade your buildings when you can so you can produce more resources. Check out the Upgrade costs table by Sinister-King so you can plan ahead. Don’t forget to upgrade the chain in the reverse order so you keep everything balanced as you grow your economy. Upgrade steadily as you can to produce more.
Click here to go to the Science Guides.
Train your specialists for greater efficiency with the science system. Here’s the Geologist Science System Guide by LordStevie.
You can also train your Explorers to help you in your game. Checkout the Explorer Science System Guide by the Settlers Online Wiki.
Click here to go to the Island Guides and get familiar with your island.
After level 15 you can build the barracks and train troops to clear your island. Use the Guide to Cleaning of Home Island by Trimy to help you clear your island without wasting resources. Remember to build (and upgrade) noble residences to make room for more population. You can make settlers in your provision house with bread (produced in the bakery).
Send your geologists to find mines and quarries twice daily if you can as you clear your home island. The Island Resource Guide by Draconaa and Dynuel shows you where the deposits are hidden. Remember to build a storehouse first.
Later on if you need more island space, you can open up building slots with the mountain buffs. The Mountain Removal Guide by Perwyn shows you where the slots can open up.
You can make fun buffs in your mayor house by collecting collectibles around your home island. Click here to read more about this fun feature. Certain collectibles can be found on the adventure islands only.
After level 26 you start to adventure to gain XP and collect adventure resource loot from the adventures.
Click here to go to the Adventure Guides.
Check out the Adventure FAQ and How to Adventure Guide by BB_Azariel.
There are different types of adventures such as resources, experience, and epic. Click here to learn more.
Please note that the following adventure guides are guides created by the Settler’s community. In cases where a guide has blocks, Support will not replace troops due to a failed block. Please read the guide carefully before you decide to use it.
*Settler’s Online Wiki Adventure Guides
*Killste Adventure Guides
*Evil_J Adventure Guides
*Corona88 Adventure Guides
Send your explorers to find the adventure maps. This Guide to Adventure Map Find by the The Settlers Online Wiki shows the find rate for each search/map. You can also buy the adventure maps in the Merchant or trade in the trade office.
By now you might ask what in the world is blocking by Tage. In a block, you attack more than one camp at once with the objective of not getting intercepted as you defeat the leader camp. If you want to try it, start with easy blocks such as those found in the Dark Priests adventure. Use the tavern generals to block as they are slower. Then use the fast general(s) to defeat the leader camp while the tavern generals “block” the other camps. Practice makes perfect.
How do the 2-player adventures work?
Now that you know how adventures work, you can learn more about how combat works, checkout the post on combat information by sparkz.
Also, checkout the information about the bonus ac in tower by Dilbe
Finally, if you want to simulate your combat fights to find better combinations, use the Combat Simulator by FastSimTSOmaps.
After you reach level 30, you may wish to try the PVP Combat.
Click here to go to the PVP Guides.
PVP is a new feature of the Settler’s Online Game. Here’s information from the Dev’s Diary and a PVP Tutorial by Ubisoft.
To get started you will need to build a Combat Academy and Combat Armory found on the second page of the building menu. Build the attack weapons, then build the attack troops and buy the marshals from the tavern. Now that you’re ready you can start the Training Expedition. Here’s a Guide by Moonlime to help you get started. Of course you may choose to configure your troops any way you prefer as the guide serves to give you an idea of what you need to do.
If you want to learn more, Here’s a PVP Step-by-Step Tutorial Video by Zami.
At any point in your game, you might wish to join a Guild.
Click here to go to the Guild Guides.
At any time during your gameplay, belonging to a good Guild, could help you to learn, make friends and advance further.
Here’s what you need to know about Joining a Guild - Guide by the Settlers’ Online Wiki.
Guilds have Guild Quests that pay you guild coins once completed so you can buy fun Guild items in the Merchant. Those items change occasionally via a community vote so be sure to vote when you can and collect those guild coins by completing your guild quests.
The Settlers’ Online also has a vibrant trade office.
Click here to go to the Trade Guides.
You might want to sell/trade/buy resources as you go along. It’s a good idea to get familiar with how the trade office works in the Settlers’ Online game.
First, read the Trade Office Guide by BB_Meesherbeans.
Use a [link invalid - removed] as a rough guide to help you decide the trade prices. Be sure to select the correct server and check the trades already posted before you post so you’re not off because prices change constantly.
You can also use a price list guide as another rough guide. Prices fluctuate so look for a price guide for your server that’s recent to help you set your prices. Also, search the trade office to see what’s already posted before you post your trade.
Before you venture out to sell, buy or trade, read the Safety and Rules Guides.
Check this out if you like the Auction style trading by Greek_Spartan.
Read the Chat and Conduct Rules Explained by BB_Rawren.
Read the Global-1-Help-and-Trade-Tab-Guidelines by BB_Meesherbeans.
If you cannot find the answer to an in-game problem after asking your Guild, contact Support.
The Settlers Online is a fun and challenging game. New developments happen regularly such as the:
New developments are announced on the news page (login page) so check it daily.
You’ll also have fun with the *Events.
Back to the Beginner Guides.
Don’t forget to have Fun!
Last edited by mod_Magenta; 08-08-16 at 04:52 pm.
just a note the link to Fhearghus guide for dummies does not work below is correct link