Revival: Recolonization Beginner’s Guide - Tips for New Players - Magic Game World

Revival: Recolonization Beginner’s Guide – Tips for New Players

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Starting the Game:

In Revival: Recolonization, you lead a clan selected from a variety of options at the game’s onset. You build cities, form an army, study sciences, and enact edicts to drive your faction’s growth. Protecting and assimilating different clans is essential for territory expansion, army strengthening, and fostering your faction’s unique social and cultural values.



Understanding Peoples:

Each clan in the game belongs to one of five Peoples, groups adapted to a certain climate – cold, cool, temperate, warm, or hot. Choosing your People is fundamental, as it influences your faction’s culture, politics, weaponry, architecture, and science.


For instance, the Fire Worshippers, natives of the savannah, endorse a culture of fire, ruthless exploitation, and brute force. In contrast, the People of the plains, descendants of pampered metropolis dwellers, prioritize knowledge, history, high living standards, and sophisticated warfare.



The Importance of Traits:

Each clan possesses a defining folk trait and three additional traits that shape its cultural and social composition. These traits can range from Pacifists, Merchants, and Sailor Descendants, to Lawmen, Farmers, and Philosophers, among others. These traits directly influence your relationship with neighboring clans and factions.


Note that certain traits carry inherent penalties. For example, Fire Worshippers dream of dying in a fire, leading to a potential loss in a battle. Similarly, the Children of the Vault, less battle-hardened than their counterparts in harsher climates, are susceptible to a debuff, making them weaker on the battlefield.



Handling Different Climates:

As mentioned earlier, your clan prefers a temperate climate. Venturing into harsh climates results in the gradual decline of your people’s health and satisfaction, potentially reducing their productivity and loyalty, and affecting your overall performance in the game.


Tip: Stick to temperate climates initially and gradually adapt to other climates as you gain more resources, knowledge, and capabilities to handle associated challenges.



Exploring Regions:

Understanding your region is crucial for your clan’s survival and growth. You should scout for optimal city-building locations, abundant resources, and the presence of ruins. Exploration can be performed using a Recon Drone or your Emissary.


In the early game, focus on your first city’s climate. Avoid drastically different climates unless your faction has the Survivors trait. Also, be wary of electrified, radioactive, or poisoned hexes. While these hexes can be cleared using edicts, it requires time, energy, and the appropriate knowledge.


Your home climate gives you advantages in battles and boosts your warriors’ health regeneration. Furthermore, altering a region’s climate to match a free clan’s home climate can earn you their gratitude.



Utilizing Edicts:

Edicts, remnants of powerful pre-cataclysm technology, can be used to dramatically alter your surroundings – anything from terraforming to seizing control of enemy units.


Tip: Use edicts wisely and strategically. They’re not unlimited, so prioritize the most critical transformations first. However, be aware that other emissaries can also enact edicts, which may affect your plans.



Dealing with All-Mind:

The rogue AI entity known as All-Mind presents a continuous threat. A red icon indicates the unleashing of All-Mind’s automaton forces or one of its unique edicts, such as a zombie invasion or a planet-engulfing wall of fire.


Tip: Always keep an eye out for All-Mind’s activities. Proactively fortify your defenses and establish contingency plans to counter possible threats. To combat its forces effectively, utilize special resources, advanced weaponry, and strategic unit compositions.



Combat and Warfare:

Your army’s capabilities extend beyond its base statistics. Your units can knock back enemies with shields, disorient foes with specific equipment, and paralyze targets with electric arrows. Also, the terrain plays a significant role in the combat outcome, providing different kinds of cover and visibility bonuses.


Tip: Make the best use of your troops’ capabilities and the terrain advantages. Plan your battles ahead and position your troops optimally for each combat scenario. Upgrade your forces with special weapons and equipment as soon as possible.



Handling Emissaries and Tribes:

Your relationships with other emissaries and tribes have a significant impact on your gameplay. You can take a diplomatic route to win their favor or go to war. However, your actions will trigger reactions, shaping the game’s dynamics.


Tip: Strive to maintain a balance between diplomacy and aggression. While it is advisable to win favor through diplomacy whenever possible, don’t hesitate to engage in warfare when necessary. Keep an eye on the rumors spreading about your faction and handle them tactfully.



Managing Population and Expansion:

As your tribe grows into an empire spanning several epochs, population management becomes crucial. Rapid expansion may lead to an unhappy population and potential rebellion.


Tip: Take a gradual approach to expansion. Ensure you provide adequate resources, enact beneficial edicts, and maintain a positive image among your people to prevent dissatisfaction and betrayal.



Neighborhood Navigation and Assimilation Strategy:

Understanding the clans in your vicinity, especially those belonging to your People, is vital for strategic development. Each clan possesses two positive and two negative traits. These traits can influence their attitude towards your faction, depending on your actions.


You can establish relationships with other clans through Oaths – solemn promises that your faction makes to a clan. However, breaching these Oaths results in penalties and loss of loyalty from the involved clan.


To further solidify your dominance, assimilate other clans by building up enough Prosperity for a favorably-disposed clan, turning them into your vassal. Once their loyalty level reaches 50, you can assimilate them into your faction, thereby gaining control of their region and inheriting one of their traits.



Harnessing Replayability:

Revival: Recolonization offers a high degree of replayability, with both you and the AI capable of significantly changing the world and the rules of engagement.


Tip: Be open to trying different strategies in different games. Experiment with various tribes, edicts, and gameplay approaches for a fresh experience each time.


  • Fernando

    Fernando is doing what he always did, sharing his honest opinions about games whenever he can. The difference is now he is writing and not talking about it.

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