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    Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 19:44

Begging For Dummies

A step by step guide.

By Squill


Do you you find yourself out of resources often? Are you tired of every other John beating you in  population growth? Do you need the resources in order to wage war against that nosy neighbor? Read further to find the solution to all of your problems!



Well, begging is the solution. The noble art of begging has existed for as long as man has been around. Those who have mastered it have indeed attained enlightenment - according to some religions. Begging of course exists in Illyriad; now you can be part of it.

Those who give often have too much anyway.


Begging on Global Chat (GC)

Step 1: Choose an adequate time to ask for resources. When GC is both busy and has the right kind of people in it.  

  1. Usually when there are "high rollers" around; those are the players with high populations.
  2. Those players who are currently looking for Illyriads Community's approval (because they: are currently engaged in an unpopular war,  have done something to rune their reputation, e.c.t ) usually have tons to spare.
  3. Players who generally recruit for their alliance will send out resources in order boost their own and their alliance's reputation. 

Step 2: Popping the question. 

  1. Ask at random, giving the exact amount of the resources you need (usually dependent on what you need  or how much your storehouse can hold). Examples: "Can anyone please send me 5000 of each basic resource." or "Can someone please give me 100 horses so I can build some scouts."
  2. If No.1 did not work then target a specific person in GC by asking them for the desired resources and referring to them by name. Example: "Please John, can you send me 15000 gold so I can build a settler." Note: this is usual best suited to people in category 2 of Step 1.

Always remember not to over beg when the same people are in GC. Beg when there are a different flock in GC. If you receive criticism then all you have to do is give them a piece of your mind, remember: they can't do anything to you or your town. They won't risk their reputation or give their enemies a reason to protect you. Censored

Never ask for something and say that it's is anything to do with building a army. Your main response will be: "You don't have to build troops now, you are to small, if someone attacks you; announce it on GC and we will save you". Nuke

If you are part of an alliance when you ask on GC and you are told to: "Ask for those resources on AC". You have to give them a good reason: "There is nobody online in my alliance" or "I feel bad for asking for more resources from them." Approve


Begging In Alliance Chat (AC) 

Begging in AC is simple, the primary reason is because an alliance is mainly there for that. All you have to do is follow Step 2.

Begging with a In-Game-Message

Follow Step 2 Number 2 but with a private message to an alliance member in the leadership of your alliance, or perhaps to a wealthy neighbor with a high population.


Please don't feel guilty for begging, those who give usually produce thousands compared to your production. That concludes this guide, further editions and alterations may be made later on to keep up with current trends.



Edited by <Squill> - 06 Sep 2011 at 20:21
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 21:07
I like this guide thanks ^^ im not for begging but starting out is definitively slow, im sure people are generous enough to help out aswell!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 21:07
How about not begging at all, just stating that you have a lack of resources. You could even say you don't want to beg, though that is making it a bit obvious. "Waiting impatiently for 3k resources to accumulate in 16 hours so I can start upgrading my mage tower." might work in lieu of a question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 21:14

Originally posted by Nesse Nesse wrote:

How about not begging at all, just stating that you have a lack of resources. You could even say you don't want to beg, though that is making it a bit obvious. "Waiting impatiently for 3k resources to accumulate in 16 hours so I can start upgrading my mage tower." might work in lieu of a question.


Nesse maybe this post is not for you, you have not attempted to master the fine art of begging...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 21:20
Originally posted by <Squill> <Squill> wrote:



2. Those players who are currently looking for Illyriads Community's approval (because they: are currently engaged in an unpopular war,  have done something to rune their reputation, e.c.t ) usually have tons to spare.


I loled.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 21:40
"Always remember not to over beg when the same people are in GC. Beg when there are a different flock in GC. If you receive criticism then all you have to do is give them a piece of your mind, remember: they can't do anything to you or your town. They won't risk their reputation or give their enemies a reason to protect you*"

Seriously!?   Don't teach them that, if a newbie were to ask me for resources and i said no and he gave me a piece of his mind i would teach him a lesson in politeness.

*= i could qoute the whole post, but couldnt delete bits of it, wierd.
Patience is a virtue, resource giving is a sin
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 22:07
Only if you ragged on them first Kurfist. Then they can do it. You are allowed to say no.
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Well yes, if i insulted them and then they insulted me, fine whatever.  but if they straight up insulted me when i didnt give them resources, step aside make room for the battalion! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 22:41
  MWhahaha? Is the that saying that you will insult them over GC or that you will attack them. We both know that Mob justice will swing - in both cases - to defend the newbie instead of old Kurfist.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 22:46
I don't think I'm being clear.

If They asked me for resources, to which i would say no, and they by what you put "all you have to do is give them a piece of your mind" because "They won't risk their reputation or give their enemies a reason to protect you"  It's not protecting a newbie being bullied at that point, its a newbie being a ass because he didnt get resources then starts crying when he gets attacked.


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