Alliance Leader Interviews
1. It is been a considerable amount of time since the server opened, do you think your newer players have picked up the game well?
2. What are your predictions on how the world will look in another say, 2-4 months?
3. What are the immediate goals of your alliance?
4. What is your opinion on current wars right now? (NA vs. TU, RS vs. SE, ect.)
Interviews coming soon!
Featured Model Of The Issue: Layla Anna-LeePhotos:
Theme of the issue: myth units!
1. Ideal for conquest worlds, this creature has a moderate blunt attack with its large ax, but it is more suited for defensive situations.
3. This giant one-eyed monster is one of the baddest defenders goinging...except for one weakness. If presented with a large sharp attack, it can do nothing for itself. Slingers or horsemen are no match though.
4. The serpent of the sea, this multi-headed beast can take down countless biremes or LS, but speed is its enemy. Defends know it's coming and it is too slow to reach any far city for support in time. Another ideal unit for conquest worlds.
5. One of the most popular farming units in the game, it can dodge biremes and carry loads of loot no problem. Look out, you only glimpse her coming before her talons sink in and carry you away.
6. Turning all who look into her eyes, to stone, this creature petrifies anyone brave enough to even face her.
1. This beast swoops down and tears through most anything with it's powerful sharp claws. Biremes won't stop them, and not many troops can either.
2. Feared throughout the lands because she is known as the daughter of Hades. With the highest attack in the game, she is not something you want to come up against, but luckily, her high costs drive her appeal down. Facing many of these is suicide for sure.
3. A three headed dog, but not a vicious as it seems. Attacking it is useless, so it's only use is for defense, but beware of its weakness to sharp attacks similar to the Cyclops.
Tips For NewbsThis is a section for newer players to get pointed in the right direction. While I won't go into specifics, I want all new players to recognize that these are keys to success in Grepolis and I would like all of you to research these topics further if you don't understand something. Enjoy!
1. Do not found cities unless it is a special case. This forces you to build it from scratch, wait a longer period of time to get the city, and a whole bunch of other problems. You can take a high point city much faster and have the same result as founding many cities.
2. If you don't like you alliance, leave them. Don't let an alliance dictate your actions and limit your growth. They should be there to help you conquer cities and defend...if they can't do that, why be with them?
3. Ditch slow transports. At this point in the game, timing is everything. If you alert the enemy your coming an hour earlier, you may be letting them get an extra 100 biremes into their city...doesn't sound appealing does it?
On This Day In History
On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern political theory.
Machiavelli entered the political service of his native Florence by the time he was 29. As defense secretary, he distinguished himself by executing policies that strengthened Florence politically. He soon found himself assigned diplomatic missions for his principality, through which he met such luminaries as Louis XII of France, Pope Julius II, the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and perhaps most importantly for Machiavelli, a prince of the Papal States named Cesare Borgia. The shrewd and cunning Borgia later inspired the title character in Machiavelli's famous and influential political treatise The Prince (1532).
Machiavelli's political life took a downward turn after 1512, when he fell out of favor with the powerful Medici family. He was accused of conspiracy, imprisoned, tortured and temporarily exiled. It was an attempt to regain a political post and the Medici family's good favor that Machiavelli penned The Prince, which was to become his most well-known work.
Though released in book form posthumously in 1532, The Prince was first published as a pamphlet in 1513. In it, Machiavelli outlined his vision of an ideal leader: an amoral, calculating tyrant for whom the end justifies the means. The Prince not only failed to win the Medici family's favor, it also alienated him from the Florentine people. Machiavelli was never truly welcomed back into politics, and when the Florentine Republic was reestablished in 1527, Machiavelli was an object of great suspicion. He died later that year, embittered and shut out from the Florentine society to which he had devoted his life.
Though Machiavelli has long been associated with the practice of diabolical expediency in the realm of politics that was made famous in The Prince, his actual views were not so extreme. In fact, in such longer and more detailed writings as Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy (1517) and History of Florence (1525), he shows himself to be a more principled political moralist. Still, even today, the term "Machiavellian" is used to describe an action undertaken for gain without regard for right or wrong.
Additional credits to:
Cerulias (writer of his featured player report)
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This is a biweekly newspaper and the next planned issue is set to appear 5/19/2013