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2.0 out of 5 stars Stronghold Kingdoms isn't for everyone., January 2, 2013
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I went into Stronghold Kingdoms with a fervent love of video games, but it waned as I kept playing.

There are just a bunch of games that apply the same concept for a game better than Stronghold Kingdoms could muster. If you're curious about how the game plays, think board games like Risk. This is a somewhat tactical RTS game.

Originally, I had enjoyed the game. The gaming service I use has presented me with the fact that I have sunk almost five hundred and forty six hours into it. I played the game, it seemed fun, and the people were nice. After a while, you would figure out that global chat is unsafe, spies of enemy factions could be reading what you were saying and using it against you. It got to be only slightly more drama infused than I would have hoped for with this game. Keep in mind that this game is also one with long queue times for researching and strengthening your towns. I'm a Prince rank, and it takes about 26 real-life hours for me to research helpful abilities. The game also has a steep learning curve, most of your help does not come from the Help Wiki or the in-game tutorial they recently added, most of your help will come from chatting with people in global chat or house chat.

The reason for this rating is more on the developer end than my gaming experience. I had enjoyed the game very much so, but if you ask for developer help, you are presented with people that probably should not be working with a gaming company. My interaction with thier moderators was not pleasant. Often times these people would be just as harassing as some of the players, even when you filed reports or tried to have a conversation with them. The developers also have free reign of admin controls that reset your rank and cities, and they've been known to completely erase all the work you've ever done, if you so much as attack thier towns. Some people might not take issue with this, but just ask yourself if you think it's fair that someone can fight you, but you can't fight them.

Minus developer interaction, this game alone is a much higher rating. Unfortunately, you can't escape admins or moderators.
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2013 11:44:23 AM PST
Mike says:
Hi. It's best to use teamspeak 3. You are correct. There are many spies. It is true that it takes a while to research which is why you have to had to research carefully. I'm almost a prince and it takes 13hrs per research. If you like, you can join our faction/house. We use Teamspeak 3. Email me if you like to join us and we can help you restart or relocate.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 2:59:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2013 2:59:30 PM PST
Jeff says:
That's a very gracious offer, Mike. I already have a house, though.

What I've said here is purely just to review a game I play.
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