Stages of settlement development #
A settlement on the land of clones is a part of the territory of the principality, which belongs to a certain clone and is under its control. The settlement goes through several stages of development: from an estate to a village, a city and a megacity. The transition from one stage to another occurs gradually as the population and production volumes in the settlement grow. Each level of development of a settlement opens up new functions, opportunities and bonuses for its inhabitants.
Thus, the settlement is a part of the principality, which has its own development opportunities, under the control of a specific clone.
Levels of development #
There are 4 levels of settlement development: estate, village, city and megacity.
The settlement develops sequentially, increasing its level: estate → village → city → megacity.
The ability to increase the status of a settlement depends on the status of the clone owner: an estate - from a peasant, a village - from a bourgeois, a city - from a merchant, a metropolis - from a baron.
The owner of the settlement receives additional opportunities from its development:
- the higher the level, the greater the production at the enterprises of the settlement;
- starting from a village, other settlements of a lower level may be adjacent to the settlement.
Thus, an increase in the level of development makes it possible to increase the production potential of the settlement and obtain new opportunities for its owner.
How to increase the level of development of a settlement? #
To increase your level of development, you need to:
- develop all production enterprises (sawmill, mill, quarry, mine) to the maximum (IV) level
- meet the additional conditions listed in the tables below.
Table. Level Up Costs
|Cost/Level||Estate → Village||Village → City||City → Megapolis|
|Elixir of Life||-||-||10|
|Elixir of Wisdom||-||-||10|
|Elixir of Fortress||-||-||10|
|Elixir of Happiness||-||-||10|
|Elixir of Unfading||-||-||10|
As the clone levels up, it consumes the game characteristics of discretion and charisma.
Table. Conditions for increasing the level of a settlement
|Transition between levels||Minimum status||Population, residents||Additionally|
|Estate → Village||Bourgeois||50 or more||—|
|Village → City||Merchant||500 or more||10 subsidiary estates|
|City → Megapolis||Baron||1000 or more||10 subsidiary villages|
Please note that to increase the level of a settlement, only residents of that settlement and its directly subordinate lower settlements are taken into account. For example, residents of an estate that is subordinate to a village, which in turn is subordinate to a city, do not affect the level of the city. Only city and village residents are taken into account. However, if the estate is directly subordinate to the city, then its inhabitants will be counted.
When all the necessary conditions are met, the icon for increasing the level of the settlement becomes active. You can increase the level on the “Development Level” page (“Investor” → “Urban Planning” → “Your Settlement” → “Development Level”). The transition to the next level is carried out by your decision, not automatically.
Special cases when the level of development increases #
Case 1. If your settlement, when leveling up, has reached the level of development of a higher settlement (for example, you have improved an estate that was subordinate to a village), you will need to choose another settlement of a higher level in the same principality and come under its control. If there is no suitable settlement, your settlement will simply fall out of control of the previous one.
Case 2. If you have upgraded a settlement that is not subordinate to another settlement, and there is a higher level settlement in the principality, your settlement will have to submit to that more developed settlement. If there are several such settlements, you can choose the one you need. For example, if your estate is promoted to village level, it must submit to any city or metropolis in the same principality (if any).
Megapolis - the pinnacle of development #
Megapolis is the highest development status for your settlement. Here you can produce and process resources on a huge scale. Profits from processing secondary products at enterprises here are the highest. The mayor of a megacity controls many settlements where manufacturing and agriculture flourish.
In order to become an emperor, you must have a megacity with the maximum level of development of manufacturing enterprises in any principality.