One of the best things about Forge of Empires is the versatility the game allows you to have. You can play the game with the style you like best, but when you’re just starting out, you’re going to fumble your way through until you find the style that suits you. In an effort to help you out, I am going to give you a brief description of some of the most popular playing styles.
A hardcore battler is a player who builds his city for military strength. The best way to get started on this style of play is to build residential houses with the highest available population. You will need enough citizens in your city to cover the high population requirements military building have. You will also want to focus your tech research toward unlocking the strongest military units. Forge of Empires has a great guide called the General Offensive/Defensive Military Guide. I recommend reading through it before you go wasting forge points.
A merchant trader is a player who prefers a more peaceful approach toward the game. This playing style also requires a large population, so be sure to invest in high population houses. Your tech research is going to focus on unlocking the various goods you can make, but you will also want to donate forge points to great buildings like the Tower of Babel and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. These great buildings provide random goods daily which can’t be plundered. I also recommend filling up your friend list so you can have plenty of trading partners.
Great Building Hunter
Forge of Empires has a total of 16 great buildings you can erect, but finding the blue prints is a challenge in itself. A great building hunter is a player that focuses his efforts towards discovering blue prints. To get started with this style of play, you need to join a guild with lots of members, add 80 friends to your friend list, and support as many people as you can daily. The more people you polish or motivate, the more chances you have of finding the blue prints for great buildings. You will want to focus your tech research toward technologies that give you land expansions, because you will need a lot of land to build these magnificent structures.
If you are the type of person who loves to give until it hurts, then this is the playing style for you. This playing style involves using the Donation Strategy to get free land expansions, diamonds, and other great rewards to build your ultimate city. This style of play is more for the casual player who doesn’t mind waiting for the best results. You will need lots of friends and a guild with great buildings, because you will be donating forge points heavily to try and win as many medals and forge point packages as possible.
These are four of the most popular playing styles other players use to play Forge of Empires. You may want to try all of them if you have the time, because each playing style has its own challenges to overcome. I have spent many enjoyable playing hours to try each style out and it is well worth the time to see your dream cities come true. Try one of them out or invent a whole new playing style of your own, either way enjoy your adventure.